Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
Our address is 925 Iowa Street, Suite O, Lawrence, KS 66044. We are located in the Hillcrest Shopping Center near 9th and Iowa. We are across from Royal Crest Lanes and right next door to Munchers Bakery!
What styles of dance do you offer?
Our teams learn routines in Jazz, Novelty, Prop, Pom, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap, and Hip Hop.
Do you have a recital?
Yes! We have an annual Spring Show (recital) in late May/early June at the Lied Center. We also march in the Maple Leaf Parade in Baldwin City, Kansas in October. In addition, we attend at least one competition in January/February.
What should my child wear to class?
Your daughter should wear something that is comfortable for dancing. She may wear dance attire such as a leotard, dance skirt, biketard, tights, etc. Stretchy play clothes are also acceptable. Form fitting clothes are best in order to see proper body alignment. Spandex shorts are popular, especially with our older teams. Please do not wear jeans or jean shorts to class. No jewelry, except for post earrings are allowed. Dangle earrings are a safety hazard. Gum is not allowed.
If your dancer has long hair, please pull it back and out of her face. Hair worn down can be distracting, is a safety hazard, and often disrupts the choreography. This also applies to bangs that are long enough to cover your daughter's eyes.
As for shoes, starting in the 2018-2019 school year, all girls in kindergarten and up will wear tan jazz shoes (Capezio brand in the color caramel). These can be purchased on our shopping day that will be held at the studio in the fall. We will also be selling Dazzler T-shirts that day. Everyone who participates in the Maple Leaf Parade must have the current year's Dazzler t-shirt.
Girls in preschool wear PINK ballet shoes. They should look similar to this, but in PINK. Please note that there is a difference between ballet shoes and ballet bedroom slippers. The brand of the shoe does not matter. We would prefer ballet shoes without strings, but understand that is not always possible. We would appreciate it if you would please tie the strings on your daughter's ballet shoes into a knot and cut off the excess, leaving about a 1 inch tail. The strings often come undone when tied in a bow and it usually upsets the children when they have loose strings. It also helps your daughter's teacher so that she does not have to take class time to retie bows.
Can I watch my child's class?
We prefer that parents drop their child off or wait outside of their dancer's class in the lobby area. Children are often shy when starting a new activity and though it may take a class or two, they usually become acclimated quickly. We find that students perform better when their parents are not in the room. Our younger dancers usually have class in our smaller studio, which has large viewing windows. Parents can watch from these windows at anytime! We also usually have a "show off" period during the last 5-10 minutes of each class where we invite the parents in to see their daughter's routines.
What is your inclement weather policy?
Dazzlers typically follows the Lawrence Public Schools USD 497 when canceling for inclement weather. We will notify you if Dazzlers is closed through email. We will also post it on our facebook page.
Are you closed on holidays?
We follow the Lawrence Public Schools USD 497 calendar when closing for holidays. We are closed for Thanksgiving break, spring break and winter break. There IS class the Tuesday the week of Thanksgiving. We do not close on the days Lawrence schools are out for parent-teacher conferences, etc.
Does Dazzlers prorate tuition?
Dazzlers does not prorate. Tuition is divided up into 10 monthly payments. Therefore, monthly tuition is the same whether it is a short month or a long month. Tuition is due on or before the 1st of each month. You can read more about tuition on our register page.
Do you have an attendance policy?
We do not have an attendance policy, but it is extremely important that dancers miss as few classes as possible. When a student misses a practice, it affects their entire team. It is very hard for a team to practice and make progress when a dancer is missing. Please also try to be on time. When students are late, they miss the warm up and stretching at the beginning of class, which is essential for safety and optimal performance.
The only individual award we give in Dazzlers is our attendance awards. At the end of each year, we give out attendance awards at our recital dress rehearsal. We give an award for "Perfect Attendance" and "Only Missed Once."
Do you have a program for boys? What about classes for adults?
At this time we do not offer a program for boys or adults.