Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the All About Dance address and phone number?
  2. At what age can my child begin taking dance lessons?
  3. This is my child's first time attending, do I have to purchase dance shoes?
  4. Can I watch my child during class?
  5. Do I have to stay and wait while my child is in class?
  6. If my child misses a class, will I be reimbursed?
  7. Do I need to call my child off if they will be missing a class?
  8. Am I allowed to be backstage with my child during the Recital/Showcase?
  9. How can my child become a student assistant?
  10. Do you offer any classes for adults?
  11. Where can my child store his/her coat and shoes during class?
  12. How can I help my child practice at home?
  13. My child is not sure if she/he will like Hip Hop; can she/he try it out first?
  14. What is Cecchetti and when can my child begin examinations?
  15. When can my child wear pointe shoes?
  16. What determines my child's jazz dance level?
  17. How long have you been open and is your staff certified to teach dance?

  1. What is the All About Dance address and phone number?
    3038 Graham Rd. Stow, OH 44224 
    (330) 688-6000

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  2. At what age can my child begin taking dance lessons?
    A child must be 3 years old by September and potty trained. We also offer Mommy/Daddy & Me classes for the toddler-3 year olds so parents can join along with them!

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  3. This is my child's first time attending, do I have to purchase dance shoes?
    A new student can wear socks with non-slip tread for the first visit. If they decide to join the studio, the correct type of shoe for their class should then be purchased. Please see the studio's website or new student handbook for the dress code.

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  4. Can I watch my child during class?
    Parents are invited and encouraged to observe their child's progress during our special Parent Observation Weeks during October, December and January. See our web calendar for exact dates.

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  5. Do I have to stay and wait while my child is in class?
    The studio offers a large waiting area with chairs and TV's that parents are welcome to use; or parents can drop their child off and pick them back up at the end of their class. We strongly recommend that parents stay at the studio if their child is 6 years old or younger.

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  6. If my child misses a class, will I be reimbursed?
    The student's account will not be reimbursed monetarily; however, the student is encouraged to attend another class during the week that is equivalent to the level of the missed class.

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  7. Do I need to call my child off if they will be missing a class?
    We strongly encourage parents to call their child off if they know their child will be absent. This will eliminate any calls from the teacher at the end of the evening.

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  8. Am I allowed to be backstage with my child during the Recital/ Showcase?
    Volunteers are the only parents allowed backstage. We need plenty of help to be sure the show runs smoothly. Be sure to sign up on the Volunteer List posted in April.

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  9. How can my child become a student assistant?
    All teachers are keeping an eye out during current classes for prospective student assistants. Potential student assistants may wish to submit a letter of interest as well. An enthusiastic disposition, good attendance, and dance versatility is imperative to qualify to be a student assistant. 

    Our assistants are also held to high standards of dance training and many are involved in our intensive learning track.  They are trained in our Student Assistant Training Program with emphasis on treating all students fairly and with respect, to be exemplary in their own conduct, and always bring a positive attitude to the classroom.  They must display good personal attributes, and carry good grades in school.  They are there to help the teacher, help the students, and be an extra pair of eyes.  Only in the case of an extreme emergency would an assistant have to take over and teach a class.  All classes are taught by our exceptional, professional teachers only.

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  10. Do you offer any classes for adults?
    All About Dance offers Intermediate Level Adult Tap and Intermediate Adult Jazz, Adult Barre & Stretch, Ballroom, and Zumba Fitness classes.

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  11. Where can my child store his/her coat and shoes during class?
    There is a locker area provided for storing coats and other belongings. If you wish to rent and enclosed locker for the entire year, you may do so at the front desk. 

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  12. How can I help my child practice at home?
    In December/January, we hold our Annual Spotting Clinic for parents of Kindercise, Kinderdance and Acro-Gym classes. Parents will learn how to correctly spot or teach your child skills that can be practiced at home.

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  13. My child is not sure if she/he will like Hip Hop; can she/he try it out first?
    All About Dance offers a one-time Visitor Pass for all of our classes. Be sure to stop at the front desk for your Visitor Pass before going into class.

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  14. What is Cecchetti and when can my child begin examinations?
    The Cecchetti Council of America uses Cav. Enrico Cecchetti's teaching and writings in a sequence of grades, carefully measured as to degree of difficulty and physical development, and provides a system of accredited examinations to test the student's proficiency within those grades. A student must be at least eight years of age and have physical as well as mental maturity in order to begin examinations. 

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  15. When can my child wear pointe shoes?
    A student must pass Cecchetti I examination and have an awareness of their centered body placement. They must also have a doctor's note saying their foot has stopped growing (Usually after reaching twelve years of age). 

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  16. What determines my child's jazz dance level?
    All About Dance has constructed a system of levels from Beginning to Advanced. Each level has its own criteria that have to be met before moving onto the next level. Throughout the dance season, instructors will be observing and evaluating students looking to see if they have accomplished all that is necessary to move onto the next level. 

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  17. How long have you been open and is your staff certified to teach dance?
    All About Dance opened its doors to the public in 1993 and we have been successfully teaching students ever since. The instructors are all well-trained and highly qualified. Many of the studio's instructors have or are in the process obtaining a college degree in the art of dance. They attend many workshops every year to stay educated on the latest teaching techniques. The highest educational standards are expected from the All About Dance! by Kristen faculty members.  They are lifelong learners who continue to educate themselves through certification programs, teacher-training schools, conferences and other learning opportunities.  Because of their dedication and commitment and years of experience, we feel we have one of the finest teaching staffs available.  Check out their Bio's on the website.

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