Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I register for classes?
A. Click here to download our registration form. We ask that you kindly call the Academy to discuss the appropriate class for you or your child and confirm availability and fees.
Q. What level should I register for?
A. We will assist you in determining the appropriate class level when you call the Academy. The following minimum age requirements are intended as a guideline only.  
  Minimum age requirements
  Ballet 3 years of age by September 1, 2017

Intermediate Foundation 2nd Year ballet students and above MUST be attending 2 regular ballet classes per week to attend the pointe and pirouette class.

We recommend that students in Grade 1 ballet Second Year and above attend 2 classes per week in order to progress through the level in one year. Students who do not attend twice per week may not be ready to move ahead to the next grade level. Please discuss this with Miss Knapp if you have questions.

  Tap 7 years of age by September 1, 2017 OR 3 years of dance at Grace Academy (at Miss Knapp's discretion)
  Musical Theatre

7 years of age by September 1, 2017 for junior classes
Entering grade 7 in September 2017 for senior classes
All students must be taking one form of dance as well.

  Junior Acting 9 years of age by September 1, 2017
  Modern Jazz 6 years of age by January 31, 2018 OR 2 years of ballet at Grace Academy

ALL STUDENTS wishing to take hip hop MUST also be attending the corresponding modern class.

  Those interested in The Spirit Moves Christian Dance Company or Pure Grace Performing Company should speak to Miss Knapp.
  Senior actors should speak to Miss Knapp if interested in attending this class (not listed
on the timetable).
Q. What should I wear to class?
A. Please review the uniform list below to determine the appropriate dancewear for your class.
  Uniform List
  Nursery and
Mondor pale pink tank bodysuit and skirt
ankle socks
Pink ballet shoes 
  Primary First and
Second year
Mondor pale blue tank bodysuit and skirt
White ankle socks
Pink ballet shoes
  Grade 1 First Year Mondor pale blue tank bodysuit and skirt
Mondor 310 pale pink ballet tights
Pink ballet shoes
  Grades 1, 2, 3
and 4
Mondor navy blue tank bodysuit OR
Motionwear navy blue camisole bodysuit
Mondor 310 pale pink ballet tights
Pink ballet shoes
  Intermediate Foundation
and above
Black or navy tank or camisole bodysuit (Ainsliewear s
quare neck leotard is recommended)
Mondor 310 pale pink ballet tights
Pink ballet shoes
Pointe shoes (at the discretion of the director)
    Please note that, for exam purposes, major ballet bodysuits should not have a low back or multiple straps.
  Modern / Jazz & Hip Hop  
  All Grades 1 solid colour bodysuit with black Mondor footless tights (n
ot jazz pants or leggings) 
Please note that Motionwear and Ainsliewear have very good colour selections.
  All Grades Black tights and body suit (black flared jazz pants may be worn by students intermediate and above)
Black tap shoes – please check with the Academy for the correct style.
  Musical Theatre Students should come in dancewear that is similar to the modern uniform with bare feet. T-shirts and jazz pants can be worn for the portion of the class that does not contain dance.
  Acting Students may come in dancewear or comfortable street clothes.
  Boys Please check with the Academy for appropriate attire.
  All students should attend class in the appropriate uniform with their hair neatly off the face. Buns are required from Grade 1 Ballet onward. No jewelry is to be worn in class. Proper grooming is an important part of each dancer's training.
Q. Where do I buy dancewear?

All uniforms, including shoes can be purchased from Instep Activewear in Oakville (905.844.4415 or at Instep has brought in a large variety of new bodysuit colours that are suitable for modern jazz. In addition, they have specially ordered new 'Ainsliewear' square neck bodysuits for the major ballet students. Please contact the Academy if you have any questions.

Q. Can I watch my child's dance class?
A. A parents' viewing day is held during the month of November. On this day, we invite parents to sit in on a normal class so they can see what goes on from week to week. During normal class hours, the doors to the studio are usually closed to avoid dancers being distracted by those waiting in the changeroom.