Who am I in dances with? And Why?
The staff at TTP is focused on one thing, and that is what is best for your child. We have worked hard to do a thorough evaluation of your dancer in order to pair them with the most appropriate company members. The most important thing for your child is that they feel confident and can grow in their skills and in their love for dance. With this in mind, we have placed them on a company that will give them the best opportunity for growth.
What does my CHILD need to work on?
By now you should have received an email with the levels and company for your dancer. We went through a careful process including the TTP staff, instructors and third party evaluators. If your child's goal is to improve their skill level in each discipline, our instructors can provide you with specific areas to work on over the coming season. We want nothing more than to see every dancer improve and grow.
It seems like there are classes everyday. Are we expected to take all of them?
At TTP, we offer packages for every dancer. If your child is beginning their journey with dance, we have packages as small as one class per week. However, if your child would like to be on a company and perform at competitions, then it is expected that they will take a higher load of classes. These requirements are detailed in our policies ON OUR WEBSITE. At TTP, our goal is to provide a complete package for our dancers. A first-class studio, offering the highest quality of instruction in each of the major disciplines. As always, it is up to you to decide the level of commitment that is right for your child.
Why is production mandatory?
Production is another opportunity for your child to grow and develop their skills. It is also a wonderful chance to develop camaraderie between each dancer. For Production to work best, it truly requires participation from everyone.
Why did tuition in certain areas increase this year?
Every year we do a thorough analysis of our pricing and our offerings for our students. With the goal of building an even greater studio, we have added new classes, new instructors, a new and exciting hip-hop and tap program, a third dance room for small groups and privates, and many more exciting additions. To add these offerings for your dancer, it was necessary to make a small adjustment to certain tuition levels. However, with the reduction in cost for Production this year, the overall cost is still $20 to $30 less per month for each dancer.
What is the extra cost going towards?
This year we have significantly improved our platform. With new instructors, new classes, a third dance room to hold even more classes, as well as an exciting new hip-hop and tap program, A FULL PRODUCTION OF THE NUTCRACKER, TTP OFFERS EVERYTHING your dancer could possibly want.
How did we determine these companies and dances?
As we mentioned previously, we have worked hard to do a thorough evaluation of your dancer in order to pair them with the most appropriate company members. The most important thing for your child is that they feel confident and can grow in their skills and in their love for dance. With this in mind, we have placed them on a company that will give them the best opportunity for growth.
How many classes do I have to take?
Depending on your child's commitment to dance, we have different packages to fit everyone. If you have any specific questions on the requirements for each level, please refer to our policies which can be found on our website.
Why is my child in the small room?
Due to the growth of our studio and the increased class offerings this year, it is necessary to utilize every available room. Our goal is to utilize every available space in our studio to maximize the class offerings as well as the potential growth for your child. Certain classes, due to their size, will require the use of the larger rooms. Wherever possible, we have placed small children and small groups into the smaller room, as they do not require the additional square-footage.
Why do we have to pay a fee for choreography?
WE HIRE MASTER TEACHERS TO CHOREOGRAPH SOME OF OUR TEAM DANCES. THIS IS A FEE THAT THEY CHARGE PERSONALLY FOR THEIR CHOREOGRAPHY. WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE THESE AMAZING PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRY LEADERS TO WORK WITH OUR STUDENTS.