Dance Academy USA FAQs
How do I register for a class at DAU?
Registering with DAU may be done in a few quick, easy steps. You must set up a family account with us providing important contact information. You may create your online account by clicking here or through our DAU Office. The Customer Service Team would be happy to get you signed up via phone, email or in person.
What if I already have an account with DAU, but want to re-register for classes?
If you have been a student here in the past 2 seasons, you may already be in our system. You may log in to your account online to register, or you may not have set up an online password, therefore you would want to contact the office to get registered today!
How do I know which class to sign my child up for?
Our schedule is large, and DAU prides itself on the ability to offer both age and level specific classes. When looking for a class you will want to check the age group located in the parentheses [i.e. (5-6)]. Dancers will be considered the age they are as of December 1st. For the two-year-old program, dancers must be 2 years old by November 1st. If they are between the ages of 2-6, you will be looking for a combination class for them (i.e. Creative Dance, Intro to Dance). If they are older, it will be important to know which style of dance they will be interested in. Still not sure which class is the best fit for your dancer? Contact us, and we will gladly help you!
How much is tuition?
Click here for Tuition and Fee Information.
What is the registration fee?
The registration fee is a $45 annual, non-refundable membership fee. This is required at the time of registration for the dance year.
Can I drop into a class?
Dance Academy USA only offers drop-in classes for our adult classes.
When can I sign-up my child for dance classes?
Fall Registration begins in May and runs through the entire season until the beginning of March. Summer registration begins in February for our 5-week summer session.
When can I purchase my dancewear?
Please see our Dress Code page for information specific to your child’s dance style.
How do leveled classes work at DAU?
There are several sets of eyes that evaluate each and every child for each specific type of dances i.e. Jazz, Ballet, etc. The team consists of the Teacher, the Program Director, and the Artistic Director. This is a hearty process that happens typically in March. For individual questions please contact the office.
I noticed classes have an asterisk next to them on your schedule. What does that mean?
*By audition only ~~~ **Teacher permission required ~~~ ***Must have previous ballet or jazz experience and be enrolled in a ballet or jazz class at DAU.
What if a class is closed?
Classes are also closed when they are either at capacity or do not have enough enrollment. If this is the class that works best for you, feel free to add to the waitlist and we will contact you if a spot becomes available.
What do I do if I need to drop a class?
Families are responsible for notifying the office of a drop before the 1st of the month. You may do so via email, phone or in person.
What if I miss a class?
Should a dancer need to miss a class, there will be no makeup classes or credits provided.
How can I get in contact with my teacher?
Any communication with DAU Staff must go through the office. If you have a concern or a compliment for our staff, please come by the office and let us know – our staff loves compliments!
How do I pay tuition?
Please pay tuition through our secure online ACH account – we do not accept cash or checks. Tuition is due on the 1st of each month and is considered late after the 10th of the month. Any payment not received by 9 pm on the 10th must include the $30 late fee.
What do I wear to dance class?
Please see our Dress Code page for all required items for your dance class.
Where do I find the studio closure dates?
All important studio dates can be found on the DAU Calendar.
How do I keep in touch with current DAU news?
It’s very important that you provide us an email that you check frequently. Email is our #1 tool for keeping you fully informed.
Where do DAU students perform?
DAU holds an annual recital every June. All dancers will be performing in this end of the season celebration. It’s the perfect chance for your dancer to show friends and family what they’ve learned during the dance year!
What if my dancer doesn’t like their class?
Please contact the office if your child doesn’t like their class. Classes may be switched depending on availability.
How do I find out more information about your dance teams?
DAU provides dancers with several dance team options which can be found under our Teams navigation button.
What happens if my child has an injury and cannot attend dance class?
If your dancer gets injured outside of dance class, and it will affect their class participation, the office must receive a doctor’s note.
What if my family is traveling for a few weeks during the dance season?
Advanced attendance notification will not change your monthly tuition rate. In order to keep your child’s spot in their dance class, the full monthly tuition must be paid on time or they will be dropped.
What do the numbers mean on your class schedule?
We have many classes at DAU, some with the same name and age group. In order to keep them individualized, each class has a number.
What is the recital?
DAU holds an annual recital which generally happens in the middle of June. The 2016-17 Recital will be held June 9-11, 2017 at the California Theater in Downtown San Jose. This is a professional production in which the dancers get to celebrate their hard work from the year. More recital information is available on our Recital page.
How do I order a recital costume?
All recital costume ordering and measuring is all done by our Office Staff. You will receive an email with your child’s costume and the cost.
Can I take video of my child at recital?
No videography please at the recital – please feel free to take all pictures and video at the Rehearsal. We will have professional videographers present at Recital and there will be a DVD order form prior to Recital.
Does DAU rent out studio space?
DAU does not rent out studio space to any outside group.