FAQs

How long is your dance season?
Our dance year runs from September to the beginning of June.
Holidays and Key Dates for the year can be found here:
Annual Calendar

How do I know which class to register my child for?
We are also very happy to talk with you about your child’s options for classes and the best placement for them. Our studio is open for studio tours, and so you can meet some of the staff here. We are happy to set up a time to meet you and your child and show you around. Please feel free to contact us at 416-767-2842.

How do I register?
You can register online through our website here: Online Registration
Or you can call the studio at 416-767-2842 or email our Office Manager hillary@swanseaschoolofdance.com.

Are there any discounts?
Yes. We offer Family Discounts and Multiple Class Discounts. For a family with more than one registered student, the student with the most classes pays the full fee. Siblings and parents receive a discount on class fees. Any student paying full fees who takes 3 or more classes receives a discount on the 3rd class, and each additional class. The discount is taken on the class(es) with the lowest tuition. Refer to our Fee Schedule for Tuition Rates and Discounted Rates: Fee Schedule

How does payment work?
Fees are payable in two installments – Payment 1 due September 15 of each school year and Payment 2 due January 15. Fees may be paid by cash, cheque or credit card (Visa or Mastercard). To pay by cheque, both the September 15 and January 15 cheques must be submitted to us by September 1. To pay by credit card, please ensure that you have entered your credit card information and billing address under the PARENT LOGIN heading on the website – go to “My Account”. Credit card information is securely encrypted. If you provide a credit card, it will be charged on September 15 and January 15 of each school year. For more information on our Payment Policies click here: Policies

What should my child wear? And where can I buy it?
We have a uniform and dress code for each dance class. You can find specific details on what your child needs for their class(es) on our website here:
Dress Code

Dancewear can be purchased at the following two locations which are close to our studio, but you can find the items required at any dance supply store:
Footloose Dancewear @ 2892 Bloor Street West
To the Pointe Danceshoppe @ 3428 Lake Shore Blvd W

What is Company?
Company is a class designed for serious dance students that provides multiple extra performance opportunities throughout the year. Students in Company learn and rehearse choreography that is taken out into our community for local events, and dance performances. These students also get the opportunity to participate in specialized dance workshops throughout the year. In order to participate in Company, the student must be taking two Ballet classes, one Jazz class, plus either one Tap class or Modern class per week. Placement in Company is at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

Does your studio do competitions?
We are primarily a recreational studio with an optional Intensive Program, so competition is not our main focus. However, we do participate in two competitions per year, and this experience is reserved for our Company dancers.

What if my child misses a class?
If there is a comparable class at another time during the week, your child is welcome to come and do a make-up class. This scenario becomes challenging in the second half of the year when larger portions of the class are spent rehearsing for our year-end Recital. Refunds and credits are not issued for missed classes.

Does my child get to perform?
We finish each year with a big production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre where family and friends have the chance to come and see what our dancers have worked on all year. This performance is for all students in level Pre-Primary and up. Pre-School dancers will have a separate performance here at our studio.

Can parents view classes?
We provide specific viewing days when parents are invited into the classroom to watch what we are learning and working on. Aside from those specific days, we ask parents to remain outside the classroom. In our experience, if there are too many authority figures in the class, the students can either lose class time looking for Mom and Dad’s approval or act out to see what kind of reaction they get. If you have questions or concerns about activities taking place inside the classroom, or your child’s level of participation or well-being, please feel free to discuss with us.

What else do I need to consider?
It is important to consider dance a commitment for the whole year. As the children learn and perform a routine together for our year-end performance, if one child is missing it can negatively affect the group. We strive to provide the best possible experience for each child attending our classes.