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Academy of Dance FAQ

How can I register for a class?

You may register and pay for classes on our website or by calling 903-510-2483.

Where are classes held?

Classes are held in the Ornelas Center for Band, Apache Belles & Dance.

When do your classes start?

All Dance classes begin in the fall and progress through the spring session. You should not register for a higher level in the spring session.

Which class should I register for?

For beginner and lower-level classes, new students should enroll according to the age requirements specified in the class descriptions. New students with previous training and any student with questions regarding proper class placement should call Carolyn Hanna at 903-510-2483 or email for information and the director's approval before enrolling.

Are their class size limits?

There are minimum and maximum enrollment quotas for each class. Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enroll early to guarantee entry, as classes will be closed when enrollment quotas are met. Late enrollments after the session begins will only be accepted on a space-available basis.

If a class does not meet the minimum enrollment quota, the class will be canceled. You will have the option to transfer into another dance class or receive an 80% refund.

How can I get a parking permit and/or Ornelas Center ID?

Parking permits for classes in the Ornelas Center for Band, Apache Belles & Dance are mailed out when registrations are received.

The Ornelas Center requires a green ID admittance card for dance classes. These will be given out during the first week of classes to students whose names appear on our class roster. If you have not yet enrolled, you will not receive a new ID card, and will not be allowed to enter OHPE.

Are there makeups for missed classes?

Missed classes may be made up in a comparable or lower-level class at any time; ask your instructor which class to attend. Make-up classes cannot be "rolled over" into a future semester. Making up missed classes is optional. There are no refunds for missed classes, regardless of the circumstances.

Do you offer refunds or enrollment transfers upon non-attendance?

Students who discontinue attending enrolled classes may not transfer their enrollment to another student and will not be given a refund.

What if a class is canceled due to the instructor's absence or inclement weather?

Suppose a class is canceled due to the instructor's illness/absence or threatening weather. In that case, it will be at the instructor's discretion to schedule an extra makeup class or to have students attend another class already in session.

Can I substitute a class for another?

Students may not substitute optional classes for required classes nor substitute classes from another level without the approval of the instructor/director.

Do you offer any discounts?

Students who enroll in three classes will receive a $50 discount.

What is the dress code?

Dance Academy dress code

Do you suggest buying from certain dance attire distributors?