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GENERAL FAQ

HOW CAN MY CHILD APPLY FOR CLASSES AT DANCENTER?

Simply register! There are no auditions to join classes at Dancenter. We can help you to find the desired dance style and choose the correct age group and level. New Students who register may consider the first few weeks as trial placement classes. Students registered in an inappropriate level will be directed to the correct level during the first or second week of the term. Faculty will decide on placement and their decisions are final.

THE DANCE CLASS I WANT TO TAKE IS FULL. WHAT DO I DO?

Kindly leave your contact information with the front desk office to register in our waiting list. Often a spot becomes available within the first 2 weeks of term due to student placement updates, student schedule conflicts, leaving countries, etc. Please note that following the number of students on the waiting list, Dancenter will try to accommodate a new class following the schedule and teachers availability.

WHERE CAN I BUY MY CHILD’S DANCE ATTIRE?

We offer all dancewear for our students from our Danceshop at reception. We believe it is highly important for students to respect our dress code and dress appropriately for dance class. As discipline is part of the learning experience, please make sure that your child is wearing appropriate dance clothes as detailed in Dancenter Dress Code. You can also read about the importance of dress codes HERE.

WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD BEGIN DANCE CLASSES?

Children’s dance education can begin as early as the age of 3, when they have the motor skills to participate in dance class. Our Dance Play classes for 3-5 years focus on allowing children to move to music and explore the possibilities of their own body whilst developing basic co-ordination, focus, balance, rhythm and a love for dance!

WHAT BENEFITS WILL MY CHILD GAIN FROM DANCE CLASS?

Dance classes have endless positive attributes, not only will your child learn dance technique and how to respect and take care of their body, but the social aspect of dance classes are invaluable. Your child will learn how treat others with compassion, enthusiasm, respect and with positivity. You child will learn the possibilities of their own body, whilst developing determination, dedication, etiquette and sense of achievement. All of these qualities can be applied not only to their dance classes, but to life.

WHICH LEVEL DANCE CLASS IS SUITABLE FOR MY CHILD?

We offer classes in 3 age groups:

  1. Mini Kids (3-6 years) with 3 levels: Play, Introduction, Preparatory
  2. Kids (7-11 years) with 4 levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced
  3. Teens (12+ years) with 4 levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced

Please read our placement guide here . Also don’t hesitate to contact us to advise you on the level following your child’s experience.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE TO PERFORM?

Kids and Teens students registered in Performance Term will perform in at least one of our Dancenter shows. We take great pride in offering our students an unforgettable experience in the Theater on stage with costumes and professional lighting. Mini Kids students will perform in costume for their parents at Dancenter studio. For more information: SHOW FAQ

WHEN CAN I WATCH MY CHILD IN CLASS ?

We offer two opportunities for parents to watch classes, at the end of each term. This is a great time for both teachers and students to share with you parents all the hard work they have been doing during class. You can see the class warm up, learning technique and excericses and choreography.
Please find the exact dates for Observation week HERE.

SHOULD MY SON TAKE DANCE?

Yes! It is equally important for boys to have the same opportunity to learn rhythm & timing, coordination, classroom etiquette and an appreciation for the performing arts. Dance will increase strength and flexibility, building a strong, healthy body that will help with all future sports programs and professions.

HOW CAN MY CHILD PROGRESS FASTER WITH DANCENTER?

Students who dance s few times a week see a significant increase in progress. Whether taking the same dance style twice a week or taking 2 different styles, teachers can notice a great difference in students who commit to dancing more than once a week. It’s no secret, practice makes perfect! If your child has a strong interest or talent in dancing, it is a great opportunity for them to practice more frequently and develop and progress in their passion.

We also offer private classes for those students who want to progress at an even faster pace, allowing the teacher to focus solely on them, correcting them and developing their technique to the highest possible standard. For private classes, please contact reception to find out more.

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SHOW FAQ

WILL MY CHILD PERFORM IN THE DANCENTER SHOW?

Yes! Children who are registered to Performance term will perform in one or more of the Dancenter shows. If your child attends one class per week, he/she will perform in one dance. If your child attends 2 classes per week, he/she will perform in 2 dances etc.… (One class is one dance in the show)

THE DANCE CLASS I WANT TO TAKE IS FULL. WHAT DO I DO?

Kindly leave your contact information with the front desk office to register in our waiting list. Often a spot becomes available within the first 2 weeks of term due to student placement updates, student schedule conflicts, leaving countries, etc. Please note that following the number of students on the waiting list, Dancenter will try to accommodate a new class following the schedule and teachers availability.

WHY DOES MY CHILD NEED TO ATTEND THE SHOW REHEARSAL?

All dancers have one rehearsal on the stage before for big performance. This is a very important chance for the dancers to familiarize themselves with the stage and the entrance and exits needed for their dance. This is also an opportunity for students to watch the other dance styles in their age group. This is a great time for students to feel the excitement of the show and to support other students.

WILL MY CHILD WEAR A COSTUME?

Yes, all dancers will wear a costume when they perform, all students will receive full costumes before the show. Dancenter works with a Professional Show Costume Company TRANG PHỤC TUẤN HƯƠNG who employs a team of 30 tailors to make more than 800 costumes within a 3 month time period.

Dancenter costume Fees includes:

  1. TRANG PHỤC TUẤN HƯƠNG service fee for student measurements (2 working weeks)
  2. TRANG PHỤC TUẤN HƯƠNG service fee for searching and purchasing all materials, trimmings, hair accessories, etc
  3. 1 Sample for each costume (around 80 different designs)
  4. Manpower to make, fix and deliver costumes service and TRANG PHỤC TUẤN HƯƠNG service management fee.
  5. 10% VAT
WHICH SHOW WILL MY CHILD PERFORM IN?

Each year, Dancenter has 4 performances separated by age/dance style:

  1. Mini Kids Dance Performance : at Dancenter
  2. Kids and Teens (Ballet / Jazz / Contemporary) Recital: at Theater
  3. Kids and Teens (Hip Hop / Tap / Acro / Zumba) Recital: at Theater
  4. Adult and Teens Advanced Show: at Theater.

 

Show are separated into different shows for 3 reasons:

  1. To handle an adequate organization for safety reasons (backstage space and adults helpers is limited)
  2. To keep a reasonable show duration for audience and dancers waiting backstage.
  3. To be able to welcome all parents concerned (Audience seats limited)
WHEN CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE SHOWS?

Tickets for Dancenter shows* will be on sale weeks before the show and only available from Dancenter reception. Students and Parents will be informed in advanced when tickets will be on sale. Tickets sell out fast, so be quick to purchase tickets. Absolutely no reservations can be made. Tickets must be paid for in cash at DC reception.
*Mini Kids Dance Performance held at Dancenter does not require tickets, parents and siblings are welcome for free.

The price for tickets varies from 150.000 – 300.000vnd. Ticket revenue partly covers the following expenses: Theater rental cost for rehearsals hours and show days, Professional lighting equipment and stage backdrop (not included in theater fee), Lighting Designer fee, Air-conditioning equipment rental for theater changing rooms (only fans are provided), Teachers and Staff extra working hours for weekend rehearsals and shows.

WHY THE MINI KIDS PERFORMANCE IS HELD AT DANCENTER?

With our experience, most of our youngest students are more comfortable to perform in the studio. The 2 elements they love the most are: having their parents watching them, wearing a costume! By organizing the Mini Kids performance at Dancenter in small group format, it allows our students to perform their routine twice for their parents. The same format in a theater would means 3 hours of performance with almost 200 “4-6 years old” to supervise and comfort on backstage. We admit our limits and believe that we proposed the best solution for your children.
We hope that you and your children will have a great time with us through-out the school year.

We always welcome any comments and feedback to help us give you a better experience.

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