Picking the right class...
*If you are new to Backstage Dance Company and need assistance in determining the perfect class for your child, please email us or contact us at 865-524-2300.
We recommend that you plan on placing your child in the same class for the entire school year, so they will bond with the other students in their class. Our curriculum is designed as a full year syllabus. We accept registrations throughout the year but as a general rule, each student should complete a minimum of two semesters at their level before progressing to the next one.
*For Early Childhood classes, ages 2-8, the age generally determines the class that is most appropriate.
*For intermediate and advanced levels, prior dance experience determines placement. A trial class is often required. Please contact our office at 865-524-2300 or email us at for more information on placement in these levels.
We encourage you to take advantage of our free trial class that way we can find the perfect class for your dancer. Availability in many classes is limited. If you wish to schedule a trial class, please contact our office.
What to expect...
What to Expect Please arrive prepared to dance 5 minutes prior to classes. Parents should expect that classes will begin and end on time, in order for the following classes to take advantage of the waiting area and parking spaces. Each student must follow the Dress Code for their classes. Please have your snack and visit the bathroom before class.
*Parents may observe the classes by watching from the monitor in the lobby.
Teachers are often available for a few short questions and answers in between classes. Any assistance you may need that would require more time will be best handled during office hours, or via email or phone.
Please rely on your teacher's advice for level placement and advancement. Our teachers are seasoned professionals experienced in both teaching and dance technique. They also started learning dance from a very young age and they know what's right for the students. As parents we are often very ambitious about our children's progress in any activity, but dance does take a long time to learn and trying to rush through levels often has an adverse effect on them psychologically and diminishes their joy from this life-long lasting experience.
What to Bring...
Dancers, please arrive at Backstage Dance Company in your street shoes, to protect your dancing shoes and studio floors from dirt and damage. Change to your dancing shoes in the waiting area. Please follow the Dress Code. Any special toys or other items may "wait" for the student in the waiting area during dance class.
If you require any dance clothing or shoes, please plan on arriving a bit earlier for your class so that there is enought time to get and put on your apparel before class time.