Frequently Asked Questions
A dance year runs parallel to the traditional school year with classes starting in September and ending in June. At UDA fall classes begin the Wednesday after Labor Day and end the second weekend in June.
If you are a new student registering for fall – spring classes from September –June then you should attend one of our Open House Registration Days in August. This gives new families the opportunity to tour the facility and meet personally with our studio director; Brooke Maxwell. It is important for Brooke to understand your child’s dance goals and to help them get on the right path to achieve these goals. Through this personal consultation, we can take care of your entire registration.
We will accept new students in recital classes up until mid-January and non-recital classes all year long. If you are registering outside of the month of August, you will need to come into the studio and register with one of our Customer Service Team Members. They will take you through our registration process. You can always call or email our Customer Service Office with any questions that you may have.
Our schedule is large, and UDA prides itself on the ability to offer both age and level specific classes. Please call our Customer Service Office so that they can ask specific questions to know which class and level would best suit your child.
We use a tuition scale to calculate monthly tuition.
The registration fee is a membership fee due annually at the time of registration. It is $30 per student or $75 per family at the time of registration. This fee covers our enrollment processing.
No. All of our classes require a dancer to register for a minimum of one month.
Monthly tuition is due the last business day of the prior month so that it is received by the first of the month. Accounts are welcome to pay by cash or credit card; however, a valid credit card must be submitted with registration to keep on file at all times.
Information regarding Summer Classes and Registration will be available on our website April 1st and registration will begin mid-April. Registration forms can be downloaded from our website and mailed or turned in to our Customer Service Office.
Parents are welcome to watch class from the observation windows or glass doors. Only dancers who are enrolled in the class are allowed in the classroom during class time.
Utah Dance Artists follows a formal dress code for all of our classes. Dress code information is given to each family upon registration.
All dress code items and shoes are available at our Customer Service Office for your convenience. Dress code items can also be purchased from local retailers with the exception of some specific items that can only be purchased through Utah Dance Artists.
It is not ok for a child to miss class for recreational purposes. In order to move a class of many dancers in the same direction requires consistent attendance from the members in the class. Dancers should not come to class if they have a contagious illness.
Make-up classes are offered only if a child has been ill or for other excused absences. Parents may request and schedule a make-up class through the office utilizing a 'Make-up Request Form.' This request must be requested a minimum of 48 hours prior to the requested make-up class.
UDA may add or drop classes based upon enrollment as well as change the class instructor if necessary. On rare occasions, classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather. If this happens, a make-up class will be provided and accountholders will be notified of the make-up date via email.
Families are responsible for notifying the office of a class change or drop before the last day of the month to avoid tuition charges for the following month. There will be no credits issued for classes dropped mid – month. All class changes or drops must be submitted in writing on a UDA Class Change or Withdrawal Request Form, or through email.
Information regarding our performance and competitive teams can be found on our website. In the month of April, Competitive Program Guides will be available at our Customer Service Office. These guides will outline the teams (and fees associated with these teams) for the upcoming year. If you wish to speak to one of our Competitive Program Managers, please contact the office and they will help you get in contact with them.
If a parent needs to speak to their child’s teacher outside of class, please send an email to the UDA office email, and we will forward it to them. You may also contact our Office Manager and speak to her directly and she can help you.
All important studio dates can be found on the calendar on our website. These dates are also provided in the UDA Parent Guide that is received upon registration.
Email is our #1 tool for keeping our UDA parents informed. All accounts must provide a valid email address to receive emails and monthly newsletters. It is critical that emails are checked frequently to make sure that all time sensitive information is received.
Additionally UDA is very active in all forms of social media; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Please take the time to “Like” our Facebook page as all of our information is also updated and posted on Facebook.
No. Dancers who are in normal UDA classes will not participate in a holiday show. At UDA, we feel it is critical to work on technique from September – January to insure that a strong technical foundation is being instilled. Dancers however will have a parent demonstration during the month of December where they will show parents what they have been working on in class since September.
All UDA students perform in our annual year-end recital held the 2nd weekend of June at Kingsbury Hall. Dancers who participate in our performance and/or competitive programs will have additional performances throughout the year.
All accounts will receive a detailed recital guide via email the first week of April. This guide will cover all information regarding ticket information, costumes, hair and make-up guidelines, costume check/picture day, dress rehearsal and recital performances. It is critical that this guide is read in full – ensuring a successful recital experience. Recital information will also be posted on the website.
Yes. There is a $100 recital fee for all UDA Families. This fee is paid per family and not per student. This fee covers all expenses associated with the recital such as rental of the facility, liability insurance, productions costs and recital programs. This fee allows UDA families to receive four complimentary tickets to the recital. Additional tickets can be purchased or earned through being a recital volunteer.
Dancers will also have a costume expense for each recital number they participate. $40 Costume Deposits are due with December tuition and remaining costume balances are due with February tuition. Costumes range from $60-$100.
UDA offers participation in one fundraiser during the month of November for students who want to raise money for dance expenses (i.e. monthly tuition, class uniforms, UDA merchandise, recital costumes, etc.) This fundraiser allows dancers to sell pies, cookie dough and other frozen food items before the holidays. The kick off for this fundraiser is usually the first weekend in November.
The Lisa Wells Memorial Scholarship is available to all dancers whose family is facing financial hardship. Applications for this scholarship are available at our Customer Service Office and on our website the first week of April and are usually due the later part of May. Recipients of this award are announced at our Cowabunga Bay Celebration the Monday following the recital.
UDA also offers scholarships for boys. Boys at UDA can take ballet and jazz classes for free. Boys who enroll in a ballroom class will receive ½ off their tuition and this tuition discount will be extended to tap and hip hop classes. All boys are still required to pay an annual registration fee, recital fee and costume fee.