Frequently asked questions
How do I register?
Registration is done online through our website! You are close!
How much does it cost to sign up?
During our September - June session, all Strutters are required to pay our $50 membership fee. This fee will be charged upon registration.
How much do classes cost?
Here is a price breakdown of monthly tuition:
What ages can dance?
Our dancers can begin as early as 18 months and continue dancing through 18 years old. Age is as of September 1, 2021.
How do I pay my tuition?
Tuition will automatically be charged to the credit card on file on the 5th of every month.
All credit cards on Strutter accounts will be ran on the 5th of every month. If your account is past due on the 6th of the month, class suspension will be in effect until a response with a payment date is received. Suspension will be lifted after a response has been received. After the 5th of the month, if payment has not been made your credit card will automatically be processed on the 10th and 15th, until payment is received. A $15 non-payment fee will be applied per declined transaction. All accounts not current on the 16th of every month will become inactive. All inactive Strutters will be dropped from all registered classes and required to re-register.
Statements will be emailed every Friday to accounts that have a balance.
All accounts must be current to participate in any STS event.
If your account is past due, please remember communication becomes very important to resolve the issue.
What should I wear to class?
Any form fitting activewear top and bottoms are preferred. Strutters are welcome to express themselves with any colors or styles! T-Shirts and denim bottoms are not acceptable dance wear. Hair must be up, pulled back and away from the face. Socks are not acceptable dance shoes.
The following shoes are required and may be purchased through Dance Showcase:
Ballet & Tap: White Ballet Shoes & Black Taps
Jazz & Hip Hop: Nude Half Soles & STS Hip Hop Shoes
Lyrical & Prop: Nude Half Soles
Acro & Tutu Tumble: No shoes required
Competitive Strutters are required to wear Strutter colors (red, black, white, or grey) to their choreography classes. Competitive Strutters may wear any colors to technique classes. Nude Half soles should be brought to every class a Competitive Strutter attends. T-Shirts and denim bottoms are not acceptable dance wear. Hair must be up, pulled back and away from the face. Socks are not acceptable dance shoes.
Oh no! We can't make it to class tonight! What do we do?
All Strutters are strongly encouraged to attend all practices, performances, and other events. Each Strutter is valued and must be counted on to be present at all times. We understand there will be times you will miss class, please notify us if this happens. Multiple absences may result in a private lesson at the discretion of the instructor. We do not offer make up classes or pro-rated tuition for missed classes.
Are there any fundraisers we can do?
There are optional fundraisers to help defray the cost of dance. All fundraisers will be sent home with the Strutter and will be notified via email. 90% of fundraiser profits will be applied to Strutter accounts.
Do you have a Recital or Year-End Show?
Yes! We have a Christmas Recital in December and an Annual Recital in May-June.
Do you participate in parades or community events?
Yes! We love for our Strutters to participate in community functions!
Visit the STS online Calendar for events, parades, and outside performance dates & times.
You will also be notified via email with upcoming event details. Required dancewear or costumes may be required to perform.
All events, performances, and Recitals are OPTIONAL.
What holidays are you closed?
We observe Labor Day, Halloween Day, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and Memorial Day. Bad weather days are based on public school’s decisions, but we will take action to make a decision if theirs is delayed.
Can I watch my Strutter in their weekly class?
We encourage parents to use our observation windows (if available) to watch their Strutters. No visitors ae allowed in the classroom. This keeps distractions to a minimum and creates a bond with Strutters and their Directors. Please be quiet and respectful to others when in the observation area. If you do see a problem. Please notify an STS staff member immediately.
How will you communicate with parents?
STS communication is via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check your junk, spam, or clutter inboxes. Add our email as a contact.
We also send periodic texts out about attendance or quick reminders.
The STS phone number is 361-576-4425
What can I do in my Parent Portal?
Every Strutter family has a parent portal. Use this portal to:
- Update personal contact information
- Make a payment
- Check your account balance
- Add a class
- Review your scheduled classes
If you need to drop a class, please email email@example.com
How long is registration open?
You can still register! We offer rolling registration throughout the year.
Are there any expenses outside of tuition and membership fee?
Should your Strutter choose to participate in our Annual Recital, there will be a costume fee. Each costume is $65.00 plus tax. Costume payments will be split into 3 installments: 1/3 due the 5th of December, January, and February. All non-payment charges will apply.
What is Matinee or Evening?
Victoria Recitals are broken into two time slots. Please choose coordinating Recitals for your classes.