What age can my child begin dance classes?
Grown Up and Me classes start at age two-and-a-half and are for children and their favorite grownups. At age three then children can register for Creative Movement classes. Please find more information under our Foundations Program.
Does my child need to be potty trained?
What classes do you offer?
Morgantown Dance offers all genres of dance classes. Please find more information about our dance school here.
Do you offer classes for adults?
I have an older child interested in dance for the first time. What classes do you recommend?
We recommend that your child registers for the Ballet Intro II class and notifies the Morgantown Dance manager after registration so the manager may arrange for your child to be assessed by our Artistic Directors for their appropriate level.
When is it appropriate for my ballet dancer to go en pointe?
The bones of the feet do not fully develop and harden until approximately 13-15 years old. A dancer must be strong enough to protect the bones before they are fully developed. Beginning pointe too early can permanently damage immature bones. Additionally, dancers must have developed a strong ballet technique to properly dance en pointe to minimize injury. For these reasons, our dancers are assessed yearly during placement auditions by our Artistic Directors to evaluate for pointe readiness. For more information, please see this article.
What are placements?
What does intensive mean in dance?
How do I register for classes?
Classes have already started can I still register?
Does Morgantown Dance offer private lessons?
Does Morgantown Dance participate in/attend any dance festivals?
We love festivals! Morgantown Dance participates in the Dance WV Fall Festival at Cedar Lakes and the WV Dance Festival in Charleston, WV in the Spring.
Does Morgantown Dance host intensives?
Does Morgantown Dance offer scholarships or tuition assistance?
Are parents allowed to watch the dance classes?
How many dance classes do students take each week?
Dancers can take 1 or a ton of classes! It really depends on the student, but a dancer will have better results with muscle memory, progressing to the next level, and gaining strength and flexibility, if they attend several classes per week.
Does Morgantown Dance participate in dance competitions?
Morgantown dance focuses on teaching dance technique and offers several opportunities for dancers to perform on stage each year, such as with our two large community productions at the Metropolitan Theatre! However, we do not participate in dance competitions as a school. Students who wish to work privately with faculty and enter competitions independently as soloists are welcome to do so!
Does my child need to dance at Morgantown Dance to participate in your Community Productions such as The Nutcracker!
Is there a dress code for dance classes?
Will I need to purchase dance costumes?
How often does Morgantown Dance put on public events / performances?
Morgantown Dance produces two large-scale Community Productions per year (such as The Nutcracker, Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, etc.) in the fall and spring. Morgantown Dance students also participate in the Year End Showcase scheduled in May. Additionally, Morgantown Dance students perform at various community fundraisers, nursing homes, and various other community performances as invited by community organizers.
My son is interested in dance. Do you accept boys in your program?
What opportunities are there for instructors at Morgantown Dance?
What is your weather cancellation policy?
What is your attendance / makeup class policy?
When registering for class(es), dancers and their parent(s) must be committed to attending and participating in the class.
If you/your dancer must miss class, please notify the school by calling or texting 304-292-3266 at least one hour before class starts. If the school is not notified in advance, then the absence may be considered unexcused. More than 2 consecutive unexcused absences may result in removal from the class.
If a dancer must miss class due to illness or other extraordinary circumstances, please discuss with Morgantown Dance Management any make-up options. These circumstances should be discussed in advance, if possible, or as soon as the dancer has recovered from his/her illness.