Programs Offered at Dance Attack!
Dance styles currently taught at Dance Attack include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Hip Hop, and Contemporary, as well as Adaptive Dance for Special Needs dancers, Jr Hip Hop for Preschool dancers, and Musical Theater dance at our Los Gatos location.
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Studio Health and Safety Practices for 2023
- Our lobbies are open again for the purposes of class observation. (Please no work lap tops or phone calls.) Siblings allowed if accompanied by an adult. Children using mobile devices for games or learning must have sound muted or use headphones/earbuds with any tablet or electronic device.
- Masks are optional for dancers in the classrooms and parents in the lobby. (Please respect a family’s choice to mask!)
- No student, family member, or staff member should enter the lobby or studio rooms if ill with a cough or fever, or if they have had a confirmed exposure to someone ill with a virus or fever in the last 36 hours. Known Covid exposures should be checked with testing after 6 days.
- Anyone with a cough or fever who enters the studio will be sent home – students must be fever-free for 24 hours to return.
- All students must bring their own dance shoes; the studio has some sizes of pre-school-size Tap shoes and Ballet shoes for purchase in the lobby.
- All classes are offered in-person.
- Belongings will be taken into the classroom. Please do not leave street shoes in the lobby.
In-Studio Ventilation Safety Measures
- HEPA Filtration Units throughout the studios
- Ventilation and Ionizer on during class
- HEPA 13 filters in the air purifier units. HEPA 13 filters capture up to 99.9% of particles down to 0.1 microns.
- Dance shoes, dance socks, or sneakers must be clean, and used only for dance (no street shoes on dance floors).
- All potential high touch surfaces (barres, door and faucet handles, counters etc.) will be disinfected regularly.
- Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available upon entering and exiting the studio.
- All Lost and Found items will be disposed of at the end of each week.
- The drinking fountains are closed at this time. Each student must bring a filled water bottle from home.
- Arrive at class on time. BALLET / JAZZ students: If later than 20 min., the dancer will sit and watch the class. The first 20 min. is crucial warm up time, to prevent injuries. COMBO CLASS students: If late to class, please put dance shoes on prior to entering the classroom.
- No talking during instruction – you will not hear what the teacher is saying. Listen carefully and pay close attention.
- RESPECT your teachers and fellow classmates. Look directly into your teacher’s eyes when s/he is giving instructions or corrections. Our teachers dearly want to train great dancers. Listen to ALL notes when your teacher corrects another student – it will help you, too! Students should NOT correct each other.
- Always thank their teachers at the end of class.
This basic code of conduct carries over into ALL aspects of our lives.
IMPORTANT – Consistent attendance is key! Life is BUSY, and it is easy to be distracted. If you want to become a successful dancer, you will need discipline to see real progress.
In order to be a dancer, it helps to feel like a dancer! Proper attire, shoes, and hair are a must for good training, so the dancer has freedom of movement and the teacher can see the dancers‘ positions, movement, and body alignment, in order to give necessary corrections. When all dancers are in proper dress code, they are showing their teacher and team RESPECT.
Hair is to be pulled up off the neck in a ponytail, braid, or bun. If hair is too short, it must be pulled back on the sides with bobby pins or clips. If hair is longer than waist-length when up in a ponytail or braid, it must be put all the way up into a bun.
Dance attire for different dance styles:
Tap/Ballet Combo or Dance Essentials: Any style or color leotard. Skirts allowed if above the knee. Hair pulled up off the face. Ballet & Tap shoes are required. No bare feet or socks with no shoes. No “Crocs”.
Ballet: Black leotard (no skirt), pink tights, pink ballet shoes (or darker shade for dancers of color), hair up in a bun. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Adult Ballet: Your choice of appropriate, well-fitting dance attire. Hair pulled up off the face.
Jazz: Any style of well-fitting leotard or dance attire. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/ pants). Jazz shoes are required. No “Crocs”.
Contemporary: Any style of well-fitting leotard or dance attire. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/ pants).
Tap: Comfortable dance attire. No pants that drag on the floor, feet must be visible. Tap shoes are required.
Hip Hop: Comfortable clothing. No tight jeans. No skirts, no boots, no flip flops, no elevated shoes of any sort. Sneakers must be clean and not used as streetwear. Pant bottoms must be below the knee. No “Crocs”.
Acro: Any style of well-fitting leotard, unitard, or dance top and leggings. No clothing may be worn to obstruct the view of the body (i.e. baggy shirts/ pants).
For more information about our dress code or required attire for our classes, please contact us today or visit our online store at Discount Dance to purchase recommendations.
Dance Attack has Observation Weeks throughout the year, in October, December, and February. Families will receive emails to notify them which week each student may have a guest come in to watch the last 10 minutes of class. The “observation” at the end of the season will be the Ice Cream Concert or the Big Show.
For all three and a half year old classes through our six to eight year old classes, we offer a Candy Cane Concert (December) and an Ice Cream Concert (June). These are special events for our youngest dancers, and for family and friends. They give the dancers the experience to perform in front of an audience, which builds confidence.
We produce a Recital every other year for all dancers in a five and a half year old class and older. This event is held at a theater with more elaborate costumes and assigned-seating tickets. It is a great way to showcase what the dancers have been working on throughout the year.
We also have some Community Performance opportunities. In addition to our Performing Company Competition and Training Tracks attending school festivals and Art and Wine festivals, we often invite some of our Open Track classes like a Tap/Ballet 4.5 – 5.5, or a Musical Theater class to be part of these events.
Dancers in our “South of the Border” Recital, in 2018
Our Performing Company performs at community events, like festivals and parades, and participates in top dance competitions and conventions. Our outstanding team includes many national scholarship finalists and national convention company members. If your dancer has a passion for dance and competition, the Performing Company may be for you. Auditions are held in April, choreography is finished by October, and the Performing Company attends competitions from January to May.
Contact Us– For more information, please call 408-356-6456 (Los Gatos) or 408-245-5432 (Sunnyvale) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have 2 different schedules throughout the year, our School Year Session (Aug – June), and our Summer Session (mid-June – August). When you register for a class, you are enrolled in that class for the length of the current program or until you drop the class.
To drop a class, notify us in writing by the 20th of the month to avoid tuition charges for the following month. There is no option to drop classes through the online portal, because we need to verify that the drop is for the right day or week, and that autopay will be paused. Please be sure to notify our admins in writing by the 20th to avoid being charged for the following month. NO REFUNDS.
CLASS MAKE-UP POLICY
If you miss or plan to miss your class, you are welcome to do a “make-up” class with an equivalent class while you are still enrolled. The class must be age appropriate, and space should be available. Please contact the front desk to see which classes are open for make-ups. If there are no equivalent classes, please ask at the front desk for other class suggestions. While classes are available though the links in our parent portal, a virtual class makeup though our other studio locations may be possible as well.
We do not refund missed classes. Please make sure you complete your make-ups before dropping a class.
Registration fees apply to enrollment and drop in cards of any sort. There is an annual registration fee of $35 that is non-refundable, regardless of class drops.
To register for a class, please visit our Dance Class Registration page.
Tuition Pricing– Click here to visit our tuition page
Receive a $20 credit on your Dance Attack! Account when you refer a new student and they remain enrolled for 2 months. Email us at email@example.com stating who you referred, or leave your information at the front desk. Referrals must be registered. Drop-ins do not apply.
Drop-ins are welcome with teacher approval and if room permits. Please check to see if class is taking place before dropping in.
- 30 minute class = $20.00
- 45 – 90 minute class = $25.00
Gift Certificates Available
Give your Child the Gift of Dance. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for gift certificate information.