Our Dance Programs have something for all ages, abilities, and interests! Is your child a first timer testing the waters? Do your kids love dance but are also involved in other activities? Are you a teen looking for something fun to do with friends? We offer a large variety of classes for the recreational and competitive dancer!
We offer two dance sessions; our Fall/Spring session and our Summer session. The Fall/Spring session is a 30-week program and runs from the first full week after Labor Day through early May, culminating with our annual recitals, “Spring Celebration of Dance.” Our classes are designed for the student who begins in September and continues through the school year. Classes may be entered, on a space available basis, through about the end of October.
Our summer session includes a one-week dance camp, a six-week traditional dance program, and a focus session on Strengthening/Flexibility & Leaps and Turns during mid-August. We also bring some of the country’s hottest choreographers and dancers for our popular Master Class week along with other master classes offered throughout the year. See our Guest Artist page to view some of the industry professionals we have been fortunate to have at our studio.
For the Fall/Spring session, tuition is based on a 30 week schedule excluding vacation weeks and holidays. Tuition payments are due the first week of classes in September and January. There is a discount for paying in full in September. There are no refunds for missed classes or dropping during the session. Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Consistent delinquent payments on accounts may result in the suspension of that student’s participation in class. No student will participate in the spring recitals until all tuition and late fees are received and cleared. No costumes will be ordered without full payment received. If needed, please call the studio to arrange an alternative payment plan. We do not want to deny any student the opportunity to dance if a viable solution is available.
All students registered in performance classes participate in our annual Spring Celebration of Dance. Students will need to purchase a costume (please see costume section below.) Our Green Bay recitals are typically held the 3rd weekend of May at the Meyer Theatre in downtown Green Bay. We have five performances during that weekend. Parents receive detailed information regarding your child’s dress rehearsal day and in which recital(s) he or she will be performing in. Dress rehearsals are held on the Tuesday and Wednesday evening prior to the recitals. Tickets for the shows are sold through TicketStar at the Resch Center or by calling 920.494.3401 or 1.800.895.0071 or online at www.ticketstaronline.com Tickets normally go on sale six-weeks prior to the shows.
We are working on the details for Fox Valley’s first annual Spring Celebration of Dance. The shows will be organized much like our Green Bay recitals.
Costumes for Recital
We normally order costumes the last full week before Thanksgiving. Costumes are ordered during your child’s scheduled class time. Each student must have one parent present to order the costume; students do not dance that week. The costumes have been selected and an image of the costume will be available. Using the measuring guide you will have received, we will need your dancer’s measurements and full payment for the costume. For combination classes, each student orders one costume and uses it for both their tap and jazz or ballet routine. Ballet only students order one costume for their routine.
Parents may observe their child’s dance classes twice during the Fall/Spring session. These dates are provided at the beginning of the session. Observing class is not permitted at any other time.
All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly manner and with respect for our instructors, student teachers, and to all other students and staff. If any student acts in a manner that could jeopardize the safety of him/herself/ or others, that student will be dismissed immediately.
Studio Policies and Rules
ance requires discipline and dedication. We expect both students and parents to respect our policies. There are no tuition refunds for absence or withdrawing during that session.
No food, gum, or drink is allowed in the studios. Students are responsible for picking up after themselves anywhere in the facility and may only have food or drink in the snack areas.
No smoking on the premises including the parking area.
All classes will begin and end promptly at the scheduled time.
No students should leave class without permission.
Please notify the studio in advance if you are unable to attend class.
All policies and rules are subject to change without notice.
Barb’s Centre for Dance is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Please label all items with your contact information.
Please leave all expensive items and electronics at home.
The waiting rooms are reserved for dancers waiting before or after class. Parents need not stay while their children are in class.
Please use caution while parking in the parking lot. Drive slow and use only designated parking spaces. Please leave spots open and do not use the parking lot as a waiting area. For the safety of our students driving themselves to dance we ask that they receive a parking lot space and do not park in the street.
Acceptable Dance Attire
2-year old Movement- any color dance leotard, dress, skirt, tights, or dance pants. Dance clothing is not strictly enforced, however for 2-year olds that’s usually half the fun!
Combination, Tap, Jazz, and Contemporary Classes- any color leotard, tights (optional: skirt, dance pants, dance shorts.) No loose, baggy clothing. Black tap shoes, black leather ballet shoes for tap/ballet classes, black jazz shoes for tap/jazz or jazz only classes.
Ballet and Ballet Intensive Classes- black leotard, pink tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes, hair pulled off face into tight bun.
Hip-Hop Classes- Any of the following: dance pants, shorts, and leotard. No loose, baggy clothing. Black jazz shoes required.
No jewelry allowed during dance class.
Winter Weather Policy
If the Green Bay Public School system cancels or dismisses classes early due to weather conditions, Green Bay dance classes are also cancelled for that day. If the Green Bay Public School system has a two hour delay, morning dance classes will be canceled. If the Appleton Public School system cancels or dismisses classes early due to weather conditions, Green Bay dance classes are also cancelled for that day. If the Appleton Public School system has a two hour delay, morning dance classes will be canceled. (The cancellation of after-school, extra-curricular activities will not result in dance classes being cancelled.) Saturday classes will not be cancelled. For your safety, in all weather cases please use your own judgment and notify the studio if you will be absent from class even if schools have not been canceled!