FAQs

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    How many dancers are in a class?

    At Starlighter’s Performing Arts Center, we believe in small class sizes. Our smaller class sizes allow for more individualized learning. We strive to have our preschool dance classes have no more than 8 students. All other classes range in size from 12 to 15 (maximum) and are based on age, level, and experience. We also offer private lessons for those needing/desiring one-on-one teaching.

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    What attire and shoes do I need for dance class?

    Since each class is different, we ask families to look over our Behavior Policy. (Please click to view)  

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    How do you determine levels for dancers? Do you have a discount program?

    We keep our basic instruction dancing at age appropriate levels. Teacher consultation advised. As they progress in their abilities and passion for dance, there are areas of skill attached to the classes available. The discounts we offer for more than one dance class per week, more than one dancer… are to be found on our tuition page. (Please click here)

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    Can I observe my child’s dance class?

    Yes, we have a designated Christmas Observation Week! It is usually held the mid part of December. We ask them to wear something festive for the season and have refreshments afterwards. Parents, extended family members, and friends are welcome to attend.

    For the first class of the year, we typically ask that parents stay to ensure that the dancer is comfortable. For those with pre-school children, we ask you help change out the dance shoes mid-point of class. For your viewing, we have windows in the lobby where you can watch your child’s class as it happens!

    Summer classes have a performance the Saturday after the final class, typically the first part of August. This entails a simple costume and pre-show performance at a Branson Theatre. The dancers and family then get to stay and watch the professionals for a discounted rate!

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    When is SPAC’s Annual Recital? What are your recital ticket fees? What are your costume fees?

    The dancers at Starlighter's Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will participate on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Glendale High School in Springfield. The recital fee of $75 per dancer/$100 for more than 1 will cover 4 tickets for family members. The dancers and anyone under 5 are free. Additional recital tickets are availabe for a minimal fee.We have some of the most competitive prices on the costumes we order for the Annual Recital! The average cost is $75/costume.

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    Do I have to be in the recital?

    No, the recital is optional. There are additional costs involved in putting on a recital:  Recital Fees, Costumes fees, the options of a DVD, professional pictures, flowers, etc.  However, the experience of the young dancer on stage - with family seeing all their hard work producing such a lovely dance in their adorable costumes is a thrill many remember for their lives.

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    I have heard that dancers should dance on a special kind of floor. What kind of floors do you have?

    Our beautiful, state-of-the-art studio is equipped with the best floors. Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Unfortunately, most dance footwear does not provide the needed cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional “Floating Floor.” A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high‐density foam, to absorb the shock of jumping. Our floating floors all rest on high-density foam here at SPAC!

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    What should I do if I have another question and/or concern that is not listed on this page?

    Give us a call! We’d love to chat with you! Or, shoot us an email! There is a front desk person ready to assist you from 5-8 pm Monday-Friday! We are also on Facebook.

    Studio Contact by Phone: 417-724-8878

    Studio Contact by Email: starlighter_dancer@yahoo.com