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Frequently Asked Questions

How often do classes meet?

Classes are held weekly from September through May.

Summer programs are available for the months of June and July.

Please register for classes that you can attend on a regular basis, and remember that if you register for a Monday class we are open for all Monday Holidays.

How is the year structured with regard to lessons and recitals?

The period from September through December is spent learning and perfecting technique.

When we get back from Holiday break we start preparing for our year end show.  

Our Season ends with our annual recital.  All Classes with the exception of our Senior Company are assigned to one show to perform in.  Please note that if you take multiple classes during the week or have more than one child in the family you may be assigned to different shows.  In the event that this happens you will be issued complimentary tickets to the additional shows.

Is there a place I can wait while my dancer is in class?

Yes, we have a very large and comfortable lobby with several observation televisions where you can watch your child’s class in progress.  There is a coloring table for young siblings and a table for older siblings to do their homework.  Our kitchenette is equipped with a Keurig. Help yourself to a cup of complimentary coffee or tea and enjoy mingling with other parents as you observe the progress of your dancer.  

What should I do If I need to miss a class?

If you will be absent for any reason please call(978-304-0893) or email (northshoredanceacademy@hotmail.com) and let us know not to expect you.  Classes that you miss may be made up in another similar class.  Check with Miss Julie about which classes would be best.

What is your policy with regard to inclement weather?

We have a 32 week dance year, with a 30 week payment schedule.  Two extra days, for each day of the week, have been built into the schedule to accommodate cancellations for inclement weather.  These days will not have a formal makeup. You are however, more than welcome to go to another similar class for any cancellations or absences that you may have. If you will be absent for any reason please call the studio to let us know. 

If classes are cancelled due to inclement weather we will email you, leave a message on the studio voicemail, announce it on social media and website. Please refer to those places. You will not receive individual phone calls.

How do I register for a class?

Please visit the Registration page for detailed information on how to register for classes.

What should students wear to dance class?

Form fitting dance wear is required for classes. No street wear or shirts(with the exception of Hip Hop class) should be worn to the classic dance program

Ages 3-7:  A leotard and tights, any style or color, white tap shoes and pink ballet slippers with hair pulled back

All other ages:  A leotard and tights any style or color for ballet, form fitting dance shorts may be added for tap, jazz, lyrical and acro classes.  Tan tap shoes(ages 7-12) pink ballet slippers and tan jazz slip on shoes.  Teen Classes shoe requirements are determined after costumes are chosen.  See class selections page for more specifics on what each class wears.

Hip Hop Class:  Leggings(keeping knees covered), a form fitting tank or t-shirt and clean sneakers that are not worn on the street.

What hours is the dance studio open?

Studio hours for classes held September through May are as follows

Monday 3:00-9:30

Tuesday 9:30am-12:45 and 3:00-9:30

Wednesday 2:45-9:30

Thursday 2:45-9:30

Friday 9:30-12:45 and 3:00-9:30

Saturday 8:00-3:00

Where is NSDA’s Studio located?

Our studio is located at 27 Garden Street, Unit 2, Danvers, MA 01923.

For directions to our studio please visit the Directions page.