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Who Are We?

Parent Manual 2024-2025

Who Are We?


Celebration Dance is a faith based, non-competitive dance studio in the Green Bay area. Our classes provide the highest quality of dance training placing emphasis on strong and careful technique in a caring, supportive, and God-centered environment. We strive for a loving and joy-filled culture that makes you feel welcome from the moment you walk through our doors. We are a safe space and offer family friendly music and costumes, while still being innovative and relevant. Our recitals and storybook productions are a beautiful experience (and we try to keep them under 2 hours. Bonus!).
 


Classes Offered/ What To Expect In Class


Celebration Dance offers Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Musical Theater, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, and Children’s Dance classes.


Our classes are highly structured and centered around a syllabus with instruction in correct technique for each movement. This allows dancers to gain the strength in muscles needed for each movement and style, to understand the dance terminology, and to learn the movement in ways that can be built upon throughout their training years.


We hope to train strong dancers who love what they do.

 

We hope that they will discover their passion and experience the joy that can be found in commitment and hard work.

 

We strive to live by example and inspire students to kindness and respect.

 

We love the opportunity to provide mentorship to students and leadership opportunities for our teens.
 

Tuition and Payment Info

Tuition and Payment Info

Please check out tuition pricing on our website under "Fees"

Tuition

Tuition is set based on a 30 week program. Classes begin in September and continue through May, with 2 recitals (winter and spring). Tuition is calculated for the year and divided into 9 equal payments (Sep - May).

Payment is due by the 1st of every month and is the same regardless of how many classes there are in that month.

Upon registration, we ask that you would set up auto payments each month using the preferred credit card method on your online account. To do this, enter your credit card information and click on “recurring billing”. If you wish to pay using an alternate method, please contact Lindsey at lindsey@celebrationdance.com. There are no refunds for missing classes or dropping out of class after.


 

Recurring Billing Charges

Credit cards set up to do recurring billing will be charged the first week of each month (between the 1st and 7th).

 

Late Fees

A late fee of $15 will be charged to the account if fees are not paid by the 15th of the month.

 

Miscellaneous Charges

If an additional class purchase is made (example: a prop, fairy wings or gloves), we will charge the entire class for that item. It will be listed in your account and will be visible on your statement. You are also able to have us charge your account for dance merchandise.  

 

Statements

An account statement will be sent out to each account around the 15th of each month, so that you know what charges are open on your account.


 

Checks

Checks can be written out to "Celebration Dance" and placed in the payment box which is just inside the dance office across from studio A.


 

Registration Fee

$25 new dancer registration fee, one time per year


$15 returning dancer registration fee, one time per year


$25 family (2 or more dancers) registration fee, one time per year
 

Discounts

Multiple class discount
 of 10% off if a student takes 2 or more classes. The first class is full price, while the 2nd (and on) classes will receive a 10% discount per class.


 

Classroom Attire

Ballet and Pre-Ballet
Leotard, skirt, pink ballet tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes.
Hair in a bun for ages 7 and up
Hair in a tight ponytail or bun for ages 3-6
No t-shirts or sweatshirts allowed



Jazz
Leotard, black shorts over tights (pink or tan) or black leggings, tan slip on jazz shoes.
Hair in a bun for ages 7 and up
No t-shirts or sweatshirts allowed
Jazz dancers will perform in tan tights (unless otherwise noted)

Contemporary
Leotard and black shorts over footless tights (pink or tan)
Hair in a bun for ages 7 and up
No t-shirts or sweatshirts allowed
Contemporary dancers will perform in tan footless tights (unless otherwise noted)


 

All About Recitals!

Winter recital

 

Dec 13th at 6pm

Dec 14th at 11am & 3pm

Dec 15th at 5pm

 

Spring recital

 

May 9th at 6pm

May 10th at 11am & 3pm

May 11th at 5pm

When

Dancers ages 3-6 will perform in 1 recital - Saturday 11am


Dancers ages 7- up will perform in 2 recitals - schedule TBD


Dancers in level 4, 5, and company will perform in 3 recitals - schedule TBD

 

Who

Please Note ...

Parents will be informed approximately 4-6 weeks before the show which shows their dancers will perform in.

 

Tickets will be sold online through EventBrite. Tickets are reserved seating and families can pick and reserve their seats through EventBrite.

 

Recital week is busy and so much fun! But BUSY! It will involve two additional dress rehearsal days during which we will run each show entirely with its whole cast. We ask that our students not miss their dress rehearsal as it will affect the entire class.


 

Dancers participation in dress rehearsal is mandatory.
 

Dress Rehearsals

Winter Recital

December 10th (Tuesday) about 5-8pm - everyone in the Sunday show

December 11th (Wednesday) about 5-6:45pm - ages 3-6


December 12th (Thursday) about 5-8pm - everyone in the Friday show


( Ages 7 and up may have to participate in both (2) dress rehearsals. )
 

When

Spring Recital

May 6th (Tuesday) about 5-8pm - everyone in the Sunday show

May 7th (Wednesday) about 5-6:45pm - ages 3-6


May 8th (Thursday) about 5-8pm - everyone in the Friday show


( Ages 7 and up may have to participate in both (2) dress rehearsals. )
 

Please Note ...

Parents will be informed approximately 4-6 weeks before the show which shows their dancers will perform in.

 

Dancers participation in dress rehearsal is mandatory.

Costume Info and Fees

Celebration Dance offers both a winter and a spring recital.

 

We purchase costumes in early September for the winter recital and in November for the spring recital.
 

Please Note ...

Pricing

Ages 3-6  -  $50 per costume


Ages 7-9  -  $55 per costume


Ages 10 and up  -  $60 per costume


 

Costume fees will be posted to your account in September (winter recital) and November (spring recital) and must be paid within the week. Costumes will be purchased that same month in order to get them in time.

We ask that you take your dancer’s measurements and add them to your account, under your NOTES, before classes begin in September. Please measure carefully.

 

We’re sorry, but we are unable to exchange or return costumes.

We will need the waist, hip and girth measurement to get a correct costume fit. The girth measurement is taken from the top of the shoulder, down the front and around the crotch, coming up the back to meet at that same shoulder. It is a circular measurement.

We will reach out in October to confirm your sizing preference for your spring costume. Any parent who wishes to adjust a spring costume size will need to make a note of it in their online account for our costume mistress. You can ask for one size up from your previous costume size. Please let us know before we purchase spring costumes in November.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the dance season?

We offer long term developmental programming and our dance season runs with the full school year. We’ll have a festive winter recital in December and a spring recital in May.

How do I register?

Online at www.celebrationdance.com. Click on any of the “enroll now” buttons

How does dance work?

We offer dance classes dedicated to helping your child discover dance through technique, music and socialization. Complementary styles are scheduled back to back to allow students to explore multiple styles. All classes within the level will perform in the December and May recitals. If a class says "technique", it is technique only and does not perform in the recital.

What classes should I register for?

If you're NEW to dance, we recommend that you choose 1-3 styles to get started. We always recommend Ballet first, as Ballet is the backbone of all dance. Jazz is high energy and contemporary is more soft and fluid. They're a perfect 3 part combo.

How many classes should my dancer take per week?

More than one! To be good at any sport or fine art, you need to do it more than once a week for 45 minutes. We offer many class options so that your dancer has the best opportunity to flourish and multiple styles are offered in a row on the same day to make that easier for your busy schedule. We've also seen our tiny dancers do wonderfully taking ballet and jazz in a row. Yes, your 7 year old is more than capable!

What will I be charged?

Once your registration has been approved you will be charged the registration fee. The registration fee is due within one week of the time of the registration and is non refundable.

$25/dancer for a new family
$15/dancer for a returning family
$25 for any family with more than one student

When will tuition be charged?

Payment is due by the 1st of every month and is the same regardless of how many classes there are in that month. Credit cards set up to do recurring billing will be charged the first week of each month (between the 1st and 7th). A late fee of $15 will be charged to the account if fees are not paid by the 15th of the month.

Can I try a class for free?

We’d love for you to come and try a class for free. As long as there is space available we can schedule a trial class during the month of September. You can email Abby at abigailgorton99@gmail.com to schedule.

Why is the age cut off set on October 1st?

Like the school system, we have learned that dancers learn best when they are grouped together with students at their same age level. It is also important (especially for our younger classes) that the class have a small age range. We have also learned that this helps all of our dancers have a successful recital.

Is there a dress code?

Yes. Students are required to wear certain dance attire to class and to wear their hair in a bun if they are age 7 and older.

Ballet + Pre-Ballet

Leotard, skirt, pink ballet tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. Hair in a bun for ages 7 and up
Hair in a tight ponytail or bun for ages 3-6
No t-shirts or sweatshirts allowed

Jazz

Leotard, black shorts over tights (pink or tan) or black leggings, tan slip on jazz shoes. Hair in a bun for ages 7 and up
No t-shirts or sweatshirts allowed
Jazz dancers will perform in tan tights (unless otherwise noted)

Contemporary

Leotard and black shorts over footless tights (pink or tan)
Hair in a bun for ages 7 and up
No t-shirts or sweatshirts allowed
Contemporary dancers will perform in tan footless tights (unless otherwise noted)

Is there a recital?

YES! All students have the opportunity for TWO stage performances each season and they are wonderful! All classes will perform in our December 8 - 10 Christmas shows. Costumes will be Christmas and winter themed and purchased in September. Our big season finale will be held May 10 - 12. Costumes for spring will be purchased in December. Dancers ages 3 - 6 will perform in 1 Saturday show for winter and spring. Dancers ages 7 and up will perform in at least 2 separate performances in that winter and spring show. Check out our parent manual for a breakdown of how those shows work!

Is there a costume fee? Recital fee?

Ages 3 - 6 - $50 per costume
Ages 7 - 9 - $55 per costume
Ages 10 and up - $60 per costume

- There are no recital fees.

What extra costs are there outside of tuition?

Extra costs will include Winter Recital tickets ($7-$11/ person), Spring Recital tickets ($7-$11/ person), recital extras (dance props like a fan or a scarf), and any extra performances you’d like to attend.

Where can we wait during classes?

We have a waiting area with seating in the main church lobby, as well as in the smaller dance lobby between the 3 studios with bench seating. We also have the Blue Room available with desks and chairs and that room is in the studio A hallway and has a sign above that says “Blue Room”.

Important contact info :

Abby - Studio Administrator & Costume/Production Coordinator - abigailgorton99@gmail.com

Parker - Business Manager - parkergungor@icloud.com


Kirsty - Owner & Creative Director - kirsty@celebrationdance.com

Let's Keep In Touch!

Let’s Keep In Touch!

Please reach out with any questions. We’re happy to help!

Abby  -  Studio Administrator & Costume/Production Coordinator
abigailgorton99@gmail.com

Parker - Business Manager

parkergungor@icloud.com

Kirsty - Creative Director
kirsty@celebrationdance.com
 

Contact Info

Calendar 2024-2025

Calendar

September 3rd : Classes Begin!

October : Auditions for Belonging Youth Ballet

October 28 - Nov 1: Dress up week (dancers can wear any dress up costumes to class)

November 1st : Winter recital tickets go on sale

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November 25 - 29 : Thanksgiving break

December 10-12 : Dress rehearsals for winter shows

December 13-15 : Winter recitals

December 16 - January 3 : Winter Break

January 6 : Winter/Spring session begins

March 24 - 28 : Spring Break

April 1 : Spring recital tickets go on sale


April 5 : Dress rehearsal for BYB spring performance


April 11 + 12 : Belonging Youth Ballet performances

May 6-8 : Dress rehearsals for spring shows

May 9-11 : Spring Recitals

 

May 12 : Summer Break begins

Where to Enter for Dance

Families may enter Celebration Church through the “King’s Kids” entrance, to the right of the main lobby doors. We will have a Celebration Dance sign placed outside of those doors. Doors will be unlocked 15 minutes before the first class of the day. If arriving earlier, please use the “Front Office” entrance. Teachers will only be there 15 minutes before the first class of the day.



Our studios will be marked with signs, but studio C is at the back of our dance lobby, while studio A goes left (down second hallway) and studio B goes right (down second hallway).

We have a waiting area with seating in the main church lobby, as well as in the smaller dance lobby between the 3 studios with bench seating. We also have the Blue Room available with desks and chairs and that room is in the studio A hallway and has a sign above that says “Blue Room”.

Celebration Church is a multi use facility and because of this, we ask that families, dancers, and siblings keep within the dance hallways and spaces. Please make sure that children do not wander the church hallways or go behind the church counters.


 

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