Registering for Classes
If you are new to dance or to Hintze Dance Center, you may participate in ONE class at no charge. Check with the office for class availability. If you know the skill level you are looking for, review the current class schedule, complete a Registration & Release form, and submit your payment plus the annual registration fee (refer to the Class Tuition sheet for specific payment details).
Annual tuition is based on the total hours danced per week, and the dance instruction “year” that runs from August through June Recital. Tuition can be paid in full for the year, bi-yearly or 11 equal installments (August through June). Installments are due on the 1st of each month. After the 3rd of the month, a $15.00 late fee will be charged. Holidays or a student's absence from class does not waive the late fee. Please note – we accept exact cash, checks, and credit cards.
* There is a $30.00 fee for returned checks. *
Before July 1st
1 installment at time of registration
10 installments - August-May
After July 1st
2 installment at time of registration (first and last month)
9 installments - September-May
Conduct in the Studio
The following code of conduct applies to all visitors in the studio, whether student, parent, relative, sibling, or friend:
NO food, drinks, candy, or gum is allowed in the studio. Only bottled water is allowed.
Parents are responsible for their children. Small children should not be left unattended. Please do not allow children to play with trophies or photographs on the walls.
Only authorized personnel are allowed in the office.
No running and disruptive horseplay in the studio lobby.
Any student who continually disrupts a class may be dismissed from that class. If the behavior does not improve, the student may be permanently withdrawn from the class (with no refund).
Drop-off & Pick-up
Students should arrive 5-10 minutes early to prepare for class to begin.
We encourage you to stay and watch your child in class, but if you must leave, please return promptly to pick them up when class ends. Hintze Dance Center is not responsible for students left unattended.
Missed & Make-up Classes
Missed classes may be made up by attending a class of similar level. Check with the office for class availability. All make-up classes must be completed within 30 days of the missed class.
You may withdraw from any class by giving 30 days written notice. Monthly installments will be adjusted to reflect the change in class time. The lowered installment payment will take effect on the 1st of the next calendar month.
For a complete list of scheduled closings, refer to the studio calendar.
Ballet & Combo (Ballet/Tap) Classes
Apparel: Black leotard with pink tights
Dance shoes: Pink ballet shoes/black tap shoes
Hair: Must be in a bun
Jazz, Modern, & Tap Classes
Apparel: Black leotard with tan tights or jazz pants, jazz capris or shorts
Dance shoes: Black jazz shoes or tap shoes
Hair: Must be pulled back, away from the face
Apparel: Black leotard tan tights with black jazz pants, jazz capris or shorts
Dance shoes: Black jazz shoes
Hair: Must be pulled back, away from the face
Beginning in January, each class will learn a routine to perform in a full-costume recital to be held mid-June. Combo classes will learn two routines. Although participation in the recital is optional, we encourage our students to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase what they have learned in class, and to perform for their friends and relatives.
Fees: A recital fee is required for each student to cover costs for the event, such as auditorium rental, scenery, sound equipment, stage and lighting crews, and programs.
Recital fees are per dancer:
$95.00 for the first dancer
$75.00 for second dancer in the family
$10.00 for each additional dancer in the family
* ALL RECITAL FEES ARE DUE BY February
Costumes: Costumes will be carefully selected and ordered by Ms. Ginny. Please keep in mind that these costumes will NOT be custom-made to fit your child, so it is very important that you measure your child accurately and order the appropriate size. Because of the long lead-time, costume sizes cannot be changed once the initial order has been placed.
Costume fees are PER DANCE:
Child small, medium $65.00
Child large $75.00
Adult small, medium, large $85.00
Adult X large min $95.00
(costume companies may charge more for X large)
* ALL COSTUME FEES ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER
Private Lessons & Choreography
Private dance lessons and custom choreography are available by request through Hintze Dance Center. You must be a registered student enrolled in a regularly scheduled class to take advantage of this service. If you are interested, please inquire at the front desk.
If you are interested in becoming part of Hintze Dance Company, inquire about auditions at the front desk. All company parents and dancers must sign a contract and agree to follow all rules, regulations and policies including those set forth in the Hintze Dance Company Handbook.