What shoes are needed for dance classes?
Ballet and Tap classes require specific dance shoes. We know kids feet grow quickly and shoes can get expensive, so we have designed trade system to help. When your child needs to go up a shoe size, check in at the front desk to see if an appropriate pair is available. If so, simply trade your child’s current shoes for the next size up at no charge. While we cannot guarantee to have your child’s size, we do our best to help as many families as possible.
The Central Studio team is happy to assist with any additional questions you may have regarding dance shoes or attire. In addition to Target and Payless Shoe Source, Ballet and Tap shoes and attire may be purchased through both local and online retailers included in the list below.
What attire is appropriate to wear for the various classes?
Appropriate attire for all classes includes close fitting, comfortable, and stretchy clothing. We encourage leotard and tights in all levels of dance classes for youth. Leotard and tights, or fitted, stretchy clothing allows teachers to view the body alignment and allows for freedom of movement in class.
Local Dance Supply Retailers:
64 Four Seasons Shopping Center
Chesterfield, MO 63017
200 West Argonne Dr.
Kirkwood MO 63122
What are the payment options for Youth and/ or Adult Group classes?
We offer a variety of payment options to choose from, and accept cash, check or credit cards. Our web system tracks all attendance, so just sign in online or at the front desk before each class and we will take care of the rest! You will be sent an email reminder when it is time to renew monthly tuition and class cards. Accounts may be viewed and classes purchased online here.
Monthly Tuition: Packages of 1-4 classes per week; all classes must be attended within one month from the date of purchase.
Class Cards: Packages of 6, 8 or 12 classes are available for purchase; all classes must be attended within one calendar year from date of purchase.
Drop in Rates: Prices vary depending on the class, and a full list of class pricing may be found here.
Group Pilates Equipment: Single 55 minute class may be purchased for $33
Dance and Fitness: 60 min single classes may be purchased for $14; 75 min $17
Salsa: $15 per single class
Pound and Zumba: $7 per single class
Are there times of the year the studio is closed or has a limited schedule?
Central Studio has several breaks throughout the year including Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring and Summer breaks. We offer a limited schedule during these periods depending on projected class attendance. Please check our Calendar, Facebook page and periodic emails to receive schedule updates.
What are Super Saturdays?
As part of our commitment to holistic dance education, Super Saturdays provide educational enrichment opportunities for our young dancers. Youth Program dancers will enjoy offsite, local dance company performances, as well as special events at Central Studio. Carpooling options for outings will be available to students as needed for your added convenience, though, parents are encouraged to attend! Please see our Events Calendar for a full listing here. Ticket pricing and event admission details to follow.
Saturday, December 17: Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party at Central Studio (11:30-1pm) and Missouri Ballet Theater Nutcracker at Edison Theater (2pm)
Saturday, February 11: No Parents Allowed! Valentine’s Night Dance Camp at Central Studio (5-11pm)
Saturday, March 4: PNC New Dance Horizons V: Women Who Inspire at Blanch M. Touhill Performing Arts Center (2pm)
How will Central Studio contact me with information?
We use email as our primary mode of communication. Please be sure we have your current email address in our system in order to stay informed of Central Studio events, and to receive scheduling updates, program details, and payment receipts. Upcoming news and events may also be found here and a current class schedule here.
What do I need to know about being a CS Youth Performer?
All students interested in performing in the 2016-17 Central Studio concert series must commit to participation at the beginning of the dance season. Performance Track classes close to new students on November 1st, 2016, and included regular class time, additional rehearsal time, and an additional full rehearsal schedule leading up to performances. Rehearsal schedules are based on age and level, with lighter rehearsal schedules for our youngest dancers. If for any reason a student cannot perform, please inform the teacher as soon as possible and understand that existing classes will include at least 20 minutes of rehearsal time, typically at the end of each class.
Performance track requirements:
● $60 performance fee per performer per season. This fee covers costume use as well cleaning and restocking of all costumes used by the student throughout the season, teacher compensation for extra rehearsal time, and performance tshirt.
● Consistent class attendance. Students in Performance Track classes may miss no more than one class per month in order to perform in concerts. Additional absences due to illness, injury or family emergencies will be considered on a case by case basis and student participation will be at the discretion of the teacher. We will alway accommodate each student to the best of our ability.
● Dress rehearsal attendance on Friday, January 27, 2017 (time to be determined)
● Concert shows attendance on January 28th, 2017: 2:30pm and 6pm performance times
● Commitment forms and Performance Track fee are due November 1st, 2016. Forms
and payments can be completed online or in person at the studio.
More information dedicated to our CS Youth Performers may be found here.