Frequently Asked Questions
A dance year runs parallel to the traditional school year with classes starting in August and ending in June. At UDA fall classes begin the middle of August and end the second weekend in June.
Registration for the new dance season (August - June) starts in the beginning of July and continues throughout the year. Registration is available through our website or you may call or drop by our South Jordan studio location and a customer service representative would be happy to help you register
We accept new students in recital classes up until mid-January and non-rectial classes all year long. If you register in the middle of the month, your tuition will be prorated. Registration is available online or at our South Jordan studio.
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. Current UDA Students: $35 per student or $90 per family. New or Re-Enrolling Students: $40 per student or $105 per family. No registration fees apply to mini sessions.
No. All of our classes require a dancer to register for a minimum of one month. You can sign up in advance for a single trial class.
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 15th.
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.
Dancers should not come to class if they have a contagious illness. We highly recommend that dancers do not miss class for recreational purposes. Dance requires consistent ongoing training. Dancers who miss class often will not be able to perform at the same level as those who have attended class regularly
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 25th 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. This information 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. Through email you will also receive Monthly Newsletters and Weekly Wednesday emails.
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 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 $120 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 and HD Digital Files to all shows. 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. $45 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.