We’d love to help you understand our school a bit better, or give you the resources to refer a friend. Not sure how to answer some of their questions (or your own)? Here’s some of the FAQs of Prairie School of Dance in our Recreational Division.
1. What is the Recreational Program?
Our Recreational Classes are designed for the student looking for a fun and welcoming environment to learn the foundations of dance by a professional staff. Students may take 1 or more classes a week in a variety of styles including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Sacred Dance, Creative Dance and new this fall, ‘Mommy and Me’ Dance. All classes will culminate with a performance in costume at our Spring Dance Recital in June. Recreational Classes are offered for ages 3 thru adult.
2. What is required of my dancer?
Your dancer is expected to attend class once a week on time and in the specified dress code for their class. Most importantly, your dancer is required to have fun!
3. Is there a recital?
Yes – each class learns one recital dance each year & wears one costume in our Spring Dance Recitals. Our specialty classes including sacred, musical theater and Dads & Daughters classes perform in our annual Christmas Show in December in addition to the Spring Recital.
4. What makes PSOD recitals family-friendly?
Dancers ages 3-6 sit in the audience with their families during the show. Recreational Recitals are less than 75 minutes every year so all family members can enjoy.
5. What does my dancer do backstage at recital?
Dancers in 6-8year old and older classes sit backstage at the recital and watch the show displayed on a large screen. They are encouraged to bring books, blankets, healthy/clean snacks, and other activities to stay occupied when they are not dancing. Our professional staff takes great care of them backstage.
6. When does registration begin and end?
Registration begins as early as April for the dance year that begins in September. Registration officially closes in January. For the best dance experience, we encourage students to register by the first week of classes in September. The 2012-2013 Dance Year begins on September 8th, 2012.
7. What is Pre-Performing Arts class?
Pre-Performing Arts Classes are Ballet/Jazz/Tap combo classes for students that may be interested in the Performing Arts Program. They learn 2 short recital dances in 2 different dance styles for the Spring Recital. Their costume is a 2-in-1 so you do not have to purchase 2 costumes. They also perform 1 of their dances at the Performing Arts Showcase in February/March in addition to the Spring Dance Recital. It is the transitional class from Recreational to Performing Arts.
8. How much does it cost?
We take our 9 month dance year and divide it into 4 quarterly billing periods. Each period covers 8 weeks of dance lessons. We bill via email in August, October, January & March.
30 minute classes are charged at $90.00 per billing quarter
45 minute classes are charged at $130.00 per billing quarter
60 minute classes are charged at $144.00 per billing quarter
75 minute classes are charged at $148.00 per billing quarter
90 minute classes are charged at $148.00 per billing quarter
Adult classes are charged at $100.00 per billing quarter
The full dance year costs:
Annual Registration fee $40
+ Quarterly Tuition based off class time (x 4 quarters)
+ Costume Fee $68 -78 (x class)
9. How can I pay my bills?
- Auto – Pay – contact us to have your bill automatically withdrawn each quarter
- Pay-Pal via www.prairieschoolofdance.com
- Check in the mail: 11000 Blossom Rd. Eden Prairie, MN 55347
- Drop off payment in the tuition box at the Prairie Lutheran Church location
- Contact us for a monthly payment plan