We hope this page helps answer some of your questions! As always, please feel free to call or text our office at 713.291.2431 or email us at houston@TippiToesDance.com if you have any other questions.
How long are classes?
Our classes vary between 30-45 minutes depending on your school location or which public class your dancer attends. Our Baby Ballet and Toddler and Me public classes will be 30 minutes, while Ballet, Tap and Jazz, Hip Hop/Jazz Fusion and Pom Dance will be 45 minutes. Contact us to learn more about your specific schools class time length! Our 2021/2022 school year session runs from the end of August – the end of July (with a few breaks such as Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring break). During the summer we use the month of August to train instructors and work on annual planning. All dancers will need to sign back up for classes each year in August.
We just found out about your classes. Is it too late to join?
We have open enrollment throughout the year, so it is never too late to join a class!
What is your enrollment fee?
We have a once-a-year enrollment fee of $40 that is due at the time of enrollment. For siblings, this enrollment fee is $25.
What does your enrollment fee cover?
This fee covers our usage of our online monthly payment system, supplies used in class and to hold your child’s spot in class.
How is monthly tuition handled?
When you enroll in classes you have the option to place a card on file which will be automatically charged tuition on the 1st of each month. We highly recommend auto-pay to ensure your dancer is not removed from a roster due to a past due balance and never misses a class! However, if you do not want to be on autopay you can pay by cash or check. It just needs to be delivered to your child’s dance teacher before the 1st of each month.
What happens if we join mid-month?
Your tuition for the given month will be prorated accordingly.
What happens if we have to miss a class?
You’re welcome to make up your class at any of our public classes that fits your child’s age range. Feel free to call our office for a schedule or check out our class schedule for available times and dates. You do not need to schedule your make-up class, just let the instructor of the class know you are coming in to make up a class and your dancer can jump right in!
What happens if we can’t continue dance this month?
Please contact our office before the 1st of the month you would like to discontinue so that you are not charged and your dancer will be removed from the roster.
What should my dancer wear to class?
We do not have a strict dress code at Tippi Toes®! Your dancer is welcome to wear anything they feel comfortable and confident moving in! Most of our public class students choose to wear dance attire (ballet shoes, tights, leotard, etc) however this is not a requirement!
At most of our school locations, we encourage our dancers to remain in their school clothes in order to maximize class time, however, we would love to help them change their shoes if you would like to pack a dance shoe!
For Hip Hop/Jazz non-restrictive clothing to move in and tennis shoes or black slip on jazz shoes are preferred.
Do you have dance recitals?
We do! We have dance performances in December and May. Although these are optional, we encourage all of our dancers to participate as it is a fun and special day for them to be STARS! Our Winter performances are typically held at your dancers dance location, while our Spring Recitals are held at an offsite location. Each class performs in one of the 30-minute recitals held throughout the day. Information about recital will be sent home via email, newsletters and flyers throughout the year.
How much is the costume fee?
Costume fees for Recitals are $75+tax.
If you choose for your child to not participate in either recital, you must contact our office at 713.291.2431 to let us know that you will not be participating and will not be purchasing a costume.
What other fees are associated with Recitals?
We have NO other fees associated with our recital. We do not charge an additional recital fee nor do we sell tickets. You can bring as many people as you’d like to watch your dancer SHINE on stage!
Do we rent the costume?
Costumes are purchased and are therefore yours to own! We do not ask for costumes back after the recital.
How do we discontinue class?
If you need to discontinue classes at any time, please contact our office by phone or email before the 1st of the month. We can easily take care of that for you!
Do you offer any other services beside dance classes?
Yes! Be sure to browse around our website with new information about our Princess Camps, Backyard Bashes, Birthday Parties and MORE! We will be sending home more information regarding our camps and events throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook for more information about upcoming events! We would LOVE to see your dancer there!
Are classes open to the public?
School locations are currently ONLY open to children attending those schools. All other classes are open to the public!