Q. Can I enroll my dancer now?
A. Yes- there is open enrollment at CDS as long as the class is not full.
Q. When can my dancer start?
A. Dance classes start at 3 years. Student must be potty trained.
Q. How much is tuition?
A. Tuition depends on the class and how many times a week it meets.
All prices are listed for each class. If you decide to enroll after the semester has begun your tuition will be pro-rated. Please contact the office at 203-384-2492 so that we can calculate the exact tuition according to class.
Q. Do you have a free trial class?
A. Yes. One complimentary (FREE) trial class, in a dance style of your choice, is available to you when you schedule your trial with the main office at 203-384-2492.
Q. What should prospective students wear to their free trial class?
A. If your dancer does NOT have dancewear, they can wear any form-fitting athletic clothing, with their hair pulled back. If they don’t have the prescribed footwear for class, they may wear socks. Once they register with us, please note that we are a uniform school and they will need to purchase the proper uniform requirements.
Q. How long is the CDS school year?
A. CDS begins its school year the week after Labor Day and end the school year mid June. There are two semesters. Generally the fall semester runs from September to the end of January and the spring semester runs from the end of January to mid June. There are also summer programs available in July and August. See calendar.
Q. When is the main office open?
From September to June CDS Main Office hours are:
- Monday-Thursday 1pm am to 6pm
- Friday 1pm to 4pm
- Saturday 9am to 12:30pm
|1:00pm am to 6:00pm|
|Friday||1:00pm am to 4:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am to 12:30pm|
Q. Will my dancer be part of school performances?
A. We provide several performing opportunities throughout the year with modest and age appropriate costumes, choreography, and music. All music is screened for classes and a dress code is followed. We believe in a balanced approach that looks at the student as a whole and invites them to be an active part of their dance experience.
Q. Does my dancer need to wear a uniform?
A. Yes. There is a uniform for each specific class. Please see School Policies for the Dress Code.
Q. Where can I purchase my dancer’s uniform?
A. Tights, leotards and slippers can be purchased through the main office during office hours. Please call for availability and leotards. You may also purchase uniforms via Attitudes in Norwalk.
Q. What special programs and performances do you offer?
A. Summer programs are offered for all levels. For the intermediate level dancers there is a special Summer Intensive with guest teachers from around the world and includes specialty classes not offered during the school year. There are fun, theme inspired dance/art camps are held for our youngest dancers.
Q. What makes the instruction excellent?
A. A dance teacher can give a class or teach a class. The difference is enormous. A well-taught class will bring out the best in each student. Imaginations are sparked as individuals develop their gifts and grow in confidence. This is done by having a professionally trained faculty following a written school syllabus. Teachers get to know each student personally as they challenge and mentor them.
Our school trains its faculty and follows a written syllabus of clean, well-rounded technique. Our faculty also gives each student regular feedback and corrections to guide them to personal satisfaction.