Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I register for classes?
A. Click here to register/login to our registration form and family portal. 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
  Discover with me 18 months by September 1st 2021
     
  Ballet 3 years by September 1st 2021
     
  Tap 7 years by September 1st 2021 OR 3 years of dance at Grace Academy – at Miss Knapp’s discretion
     
  Musical Theatre 7 years by September 1st 2021.
All students must be taking one form of dance. Dancers will be divided based on age and dance level
     
  Modern Jazz 6 years by January 31ST 2022 OR 2 years of ballet at Grace Academy
     
  Junior Hip Hop 6 years by September 1st 2021
     
 

ALL STUDENTS wishing to enrol in Grade 4 Hip Hop or higher MUST also be attending the corresponding modern class. It is strongly recommended that Junior Hip Hop dancers also enrol in grade 1, 2 or 3 modern depending on their age

Intermediate foundation ballet 1st year students must attend 2 classes of ballet per week in order to be considered for pointe work.

Intermediate foundation ballet 2nd year students and above MUST be attending 2 regular ballet classes per week to work on pointe.

We recommend that students in grade 1 ballet 2nd year and above attend 2 classes per week in order to progress through the level in 1 year (please discuss this with Miss Knapp if you have questions). Students who do not attend twice a week will not necessarily be ready to move ahead to the next grade level. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND ATTENDANCE IN 2 CLASSES A WEEK IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE A GOOD STANDARD.

Musical theatre students must be taking at least one form of dance.

Those interested in The Spirit Moves Christian Dance Company or Pure Grace Performing Company should speak to Miss Knapp.

Leaps and Turns 1 dancers should be enrolled in either INTER OR ADV 1 1ST YEAR MODERN

Leaps and Turns 2 dancers should be enrolled in either ADV 1 2ND YEAR OR ADV 2 MODERN

Stretch and Strength for Dancers students should be enrolled in INTER MODERN OR IF 2ND YEAR BALLET AND ABOVE

Senior Pointe/PBT is open to dancers in Adv 1 or Senior Ballet

Q. What should I wear to class?
A. Please review the uniform list here to determine the appropriate dancewear for your class.
Q. Where do I buy dancewear?
A. All uniforms, including shoes can be purchased from Instep Activewear in Oakville (905.844.4415 or at www.instepactivewear.com).
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.