Social media posts should not reveal any information that compromises LDC. Students and parents should not share personal information about the director, staff, students and/or their families or any proprietary and/or confidential information is strictly prohibited.
Students and parents should neither claim nor imply that they are speaking on behalf of LDC.
Use discretion when posting pictures, including those of other students at LDC. Identifying information of any featured minors – including names, ages or location – must be removed when posting on Social Media
Never post anything that could compromise self-esteem of students attending LDC.
LDC owns the copyright to all choreography presented at the school. Dancers should request approval from the choreographer before posting videos to social media.
Intellectual property laws must be observed by all studio patrons when posting online. This includes but not limited to choreography, costume design, music mixes, manuals, forms, handbooks, and syllabus, etc.
Respect the law, including those laws governing defamation, discrimination, harassment, copyright and fair use. Parents and students should never post negative comments about other schools, teachers, or events, including competitions, conventions and performances. We have an open door policy and encourage all communication, complaints and feedback to be communicated to the principal directly.
Our Commitment to Privacy:
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our webpage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Lonestar Dance Center website. These types of personal information are collected at online registration: Name, Email address, Phone number, Address, Child’s Name, Child’s DOB
The Way We Use Information:
We use the information you provide about yourself to complete online registration and maintain contact information for in house communication. We do not share this information with outside parties. We use the given e-mail address as our main mode of communication regarding your dancer. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Our Commitment To Data Security:
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we commit to keeping all information on your child secure and solely for the purpose of class registration.
How To Contact Us:
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at (512) 670-0301 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to cancel enrollment at anytime during the year, written notice must be received via email to email@example.com. We will schedule your dancer to be dropped from class 30 days from the notification date and you will be charged a prorated amount for the final month. We do not issue refunds for fees paid.
Which class is best for my dancer?We are happy to point you in the right direction! For all dancers age 3 (and potty trained) through 6 we recommend starting with our Preschool & Beginner combination classes. Ages 3-4 are combined for our Preschool Program and Ages 5-6 are combined for our Beginner Program. These classes have 20-30 minute sections of multiple styles combined into just one class per week, so it’s a great way for your dancer to be introduced to the world of dance. These classes are geared towards beginners, or even 2nd or 3rd year dancers who are still exploring and fostering their love of dance. Our Intermediate age category made up of dancers 7-11 years old is a good mix of dancers who are new to dance and dancers who have taken some of our beginner and preschool classes. We have two styles of classes for the intermediate age group. One option is to take a class with multiple styles of dance, like 30 minutes of hip hop, 30 minutes of jazz, and 30 minutes of ballet combined into one class. These classes are offered on Thursday and Saturday. Another option is to select one style of dance that may be their favorite. We recommend all dancers, even older beginners through age 9, to start with our Intermediate classes, even if you have previous dance experience. Your teacher will guide you to an upper level if it is too easy! Any dancer 10+ is welcome to try our Advanced Level classes. Level 1 is a great place to start if you are looking to try a new style or prep for upcoming drill and dance team tryouts. Many dancers will stay in the same level for 2, or even 3, years before moving onto the next level. If you aren’t sure which dance style interests you the most, click below for a full list of descriptions. Please view our full list of class descriptions here.
When do class sessions begin and end?We follow the PfISD school schedule, and our classes run as a 10-month Fall-Spring semester from August to May. Our Fall classes carry over into the spring, but we may add a few extra classes in the spring to accommodate new students. We also offer a shortened Summer Session in June & July with weekly classes and camps each year. Please visit our Calendar page to view our updated schedule. Dancers may enroll at anytime before the end of March. We require a 30 day notice for your dancer to un-enroll.
How much does it cost?Our tuition rates depend on how many hours your dancer takes per week, and are due the first week of each month. The same monthly membership rate is due each month regardless of the length of the month. Most months dancers will meet with their weekly class between 4-5 times, however there are some holidays and some months that may not align. A $30 enrollment fee is required annually. Dancers are invited (but not required) to participate in our Spring recital. This is a more formal show where we will rent a Performing Arts Center and the dancers will perform in costume. Costume fees are due in February and run $65-$80 per costume. There is an annual $35 recital fee per family is due in November to secure rentals for our spring recital, which takes place mid May-early June. Please view our current class schedule to find our exact tuition rates listed on the bottom of the page. Most students taking one class per week can expect to pay between $79-$86 per month.
What does my dancer need for class?All dancers ages 3-6 in our Preschool and Beginner programs should wear pink tights, any color leotard, and pink ballet shoes - leotard dresses or skirts are optional as well. Dancers should stay in their ballet attire through out the duration of class. They will be instructed to change shoes at the appropriate time. Don't worry about having the correct shoes for the first class. We keep some sizes on hand to borrow and have new shoes, tights, and leotards available for purchase! Dancers in our Intermediate & Level 1-4 Classes should dress specifically for their style of dance. For Ballet dancers are required to wear pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and a leotard. Dancers hair should be neatly pulled into a bun. For all other styles (not including ballet) dancers can wear any fitted, movable clothing they can stretch and dance in with hair out of the face. Leggings, shorts, tank tops, biker shorts, fitted t shirts, and skirts are great. Please avoid wearing jeans or jean shorts. No inappropriate graphics or phrases may be worn at the studio. We use soft pink ballet slippers for ballet, close-toed tennis shoes for hip hop, tan jazz shoes for jazz (ages 7+), and dancers can go barefoot for any acrobatics class! Dancers ages 3-6 do not need to purchase jazz shoes and may wear ballet shoes for both styles. Tap classes should wear black tap shoes - Girls ages 3-6 use the Mary Jane style velcro tap shoes and ages 7+ and all boys wear the black lace up tap shoe style. Lyrical and Contemporary classes will wear half soles or go barefoot if they prefer. Dancers are encouraged to bring a water bottle with them to class. Each style of dance requires the proper attire and shoes. Dance wear can be purchased in person at the front desk. We carry ballet, tap, lyrical, and jazz shoes along with tights, leotards, and dresses. We also carry adult jazz, tap, ballet and lyrical shoes and some dance wear. You can review more about preparing for your first class here. Please watch this video for suggestions about how to pack your dancer's dance bag!
How do I register?You can register online by creating a parent portal here. You can also register by email anytime, or in person during our office hours Monday through Thursday 4:30-7:00. If you have any questions about class please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What forms of payment do you take?We can take cash, card or check during our office hours Monday through Thursday 4:30-7:00. Tuition will be posted to the account on the 25th of the month and auto-pay will run on the 1st of each month. Auto-Pay is required for all enrollment, and if cash or check is not received in person at the desk before the 1st of the month, the card on file will be run on the 1st.