1. WHAT DOES MY CHILD NEED TO WEAR?
The attire for each child varies based on the class. The only class with a strict dress code are our levels A - D ballet classes. Check the dress code page for more details.
2. DO YOU HAVE A SIBLING DISCOUNT? DOES MY CHILD GET A DISCOUNT FOR TAKING MORE THAN ONE CLASS?
Yes, and yes! Check our tuition page for more details. Click here!
3. CAN I WATCH MY CHILD TAKE CLASS?
Yes, we have observation windows that look into each studio from the waiting areas. However, we understand that every parent wants to observe their child’s joy in learning inside the classroom. We offer four Parent Observation Days during the school year.
The last fifteen minutes of class parents are invited to come and watch a performance. Observation weeks include:
The week before or week of Halloween (students are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes)
The week before Winter break
The week of Valentine’s Day
Studio Spirit the last week of classes.
4. WILL THERE BE A RECITAL? WHEN WILL IT BE?
Flying Colors has one dance recital performance a year. Our youngest performers (Rainbow Tots pre-dance classes, ages 2.5-7 years) perform in the morning recital or early afternoon recitals. Our Prism Dance classes (ages 7 and up) perform in an afternoon or evening recital depending on class time and number of students enrolled. Stage rehearsal is at the auditorium the night before the recital.
5. WILL I NEED TO BUY A COSTUME FOR MY CHILD’S RECITAL? WILL MY CHILD NEED TO WEAR MAKEUP?
The recital is optional, however if you chose to perform in the recital you must purchase a costume and pay a $50.00 participation fee (which includes 2 free tickets to the recital). Each class performs their own routine with their own costume. The cost per costume ranges from $55 - $75.
You have the option of paying the costume fee in full or paying in three monthly installments added to your monthly tuition in November, December and January. Costume fees are non-refundable. However, the costume can be exchanged for a different size if needed. Once costumes are purchased they cannot be returned. Costumes will be tried on during their regularly scheduled class times. Costumes will remain at the studio until they are packaged, pressed and paid for.
Performers need to wear makeup for the recital or their faces will appear washed out under the bright stage lighting. Makeup and hairstyle details will be sent home with your child’s costume.
6. CAN MY CHILD TAKE A CLASS EVEN IF THEY DO NOT PERFORM IN THE RECITAL?
Yes, your child may take class and choose not to perform in the recital. However, their final class of the school year will by April 30th because the month of May focuses heavily on getting our recital dancers ready for their big show!
7. WHY AM I CHARGED THE SAME AMOUNT TUITION ON MONTHS WITH HOLIDAY BREAKS?
Tuition is based on the entire school year, prorated to account for Holidays. There are usually 34 - 36 weeks in the school year (NOT counting the holiday weeks). Tuition is based on per class cost multiplied by the number of weeks in the school year and divided by 9 monthly installment payments.
8. WHEN ARE THE HOLIDAYS THAT FLYING COLORS WILL BE CLOSED?
9. HOW MUCH IS TUITION AND WHAT KIND OF PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?
Flying Colors accepts cash, check or credit card. However, we require a credit card to be kept on file to register for classes. Monthly payments will be processed on the 1st of every month. If you wish to pay with cash/check or online/in person credit card payment between the 1st and 7th of the month, please notify our office ASAP and we will make arrangements. However, please be aware that if your payment is not received by the 7th of the month, your credit card will be charged on the 8th. If you need to cancel your class you will need to let us know via phone call or email before the 8th of the month.
Monthly Payment Prices:
1 - 45 min. class per week = $65 per month
1 - 60 min. class = $70 per month
ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE:
Individual Student: $30
10. DO YOU OFFER SUMMER CAMPS OR CLASSES?
Summer classes start the week after the 4th of July and end mid August. Flying Colors also offers Summer Camps with fun themes such as Superheroes, Paw Patrol, Princess, etc.
Click here for more information.
11. DOES FLYING COLORS OFFER PROFESSIONAL DANCE PHOTOS FOR PARENTS TO PURCHASE?
Yes, dance photos are taken in May, usually 2 weeks before the recital by Marisa Duran Photography.
12. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RAINBOW TOTS CLASSES AND PRISM PROGRAM CLASSES?
The Rainbow Tots classes are for children aged 2.5- 5 years of age. Classes for these ages include Creative Movement, Jazz/Ballet/Tap Combo, Princess Ballet, and Zumba Kids Jr.
Prism Program classes are for children ages 5 and up; classes include Zumba, Jazz, Ballet, Jazz/Ballet combo, Contemporary, and Tap.
13. DO YOU OFFER CLASSES FOR CHILDREN UNDER AGE 2.5?
YES! Flying Colors offers INTELLIDANCE classes (parent participation) for children ages 3 months - 3.5 years of age.
Classes include Intellidance Babies (3 to 11 months), Intellidance Tykes (1-2 years) and Intellidance Tots ( 2- 3.5 years).
Click here for more information.
14. DOES FLYING COLORS OFFER ANY CLASSES FOR ADULTS?
Yes! Check our schedule for current Adult class offerings.
15. DO YOU OFFER MAKE-UP CLASSES?
Yes, if your child misses a class they may make it up in another class that is appropriate for their age and ability level. Make-up classes can be done at anytime during the school year as long as the student is currently enrolled in classes.
16. DO YOU OFFER TRIAL CLASSES?
Yes, call, or email to sign up for a free trial class.
17. IF MY CHILD ENROLLS LATER IN THE MONTH WILL I BE CHARGED FOR THE WHOLE MONTH?
No, your tuition will be prorated.
18. DO YOU SELL DANCE SHOES AND ATTIRE?
Yes, we sell jazz, ballet, and tap shoes, as well as a variety of dancewear including; dresses, tutus, leotards, tights, skirts, shirts, sweaters and accessories.
Visit our online dancewear store HERE.
19. DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL AIDE?
We offer scholarships every year to two students selected by the Flying Colors staff.
We accept funding from the Dream Catcher program. Check here for more information: http://sbccab.wixsite.com/cab1/our-services
We are partnered with CASA and Brent Redmond Transportation to provide free dance classes to foster children participating in the CASA program. See your CASA advocate for more information.
We also have a shoe rental program for students who can’t afford dance shoes. Rental shoes are first come first served.
20. ARE YOU AN OCEAN GROVE AND/OR INSPIRE/YOSEMITE VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL VENDOR?
Yes! Ask us about level placement and class availability and then contact Ocean Grove or Inspire Charter School for more information. You need to get a purchase order from your charter school before your child starts classes.