Mini

Mini2019-08-21T13:06:28-05:00

Class Details

Mini dance classes are offered for students ages 5-8 years old. Dancers must be proper age as of January 1, 2020. Beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes are offered in:

  • Contemporary Jazz
  • Ballet
  • Ballet + Tap Combo
  • Jazz + Tumble Combo
  • Hip Hop
  • Acro
  • Musical Theater
  • Boys Crew.

Tuition & Registration

Tuition for one class per week is $70/month. For multiple classes per week, you can view our tuition scale.

A $50 registration fee is due at enrollment for each dance season. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Quick Facts

  • Reg. opens 6/10/19
  • Starts week of 9/3/19 
  • Ages 5-8 years old

Mini Registration – Open Classes

Open classes are available for registration without prior dance experience.

Mini Registration – Placement Required

Placement classes (Levels II, III and IV) are for students who have prior dance experience. These classes require placement by a ROOTS staff member prior to enrollment. To be placed in one of these classes, please click the Begin Placement Request button below and fill out our Request Form below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get to see what my child has worked on at the end of camp?2019-07-03T11:45:00-05:00

All ROOTS Camps (besides Dance Intensive) will have an end-of-camp performance to showcase all that students have learned. Details regarding the performance may vary for each camp and will be sent out closer to camp time.

My student is new to music and just wants to have fun. What camps are best for my child?2019-07-03T11:50:21-05:00

We would recommend our Disney Classics Camp (1st – 5th graders). This camp is geared toward our younger students and is a great way for kids to learn some basics in music while having fun and making friends.

Does the recital venue offer handicap seating?2019-05-19T16:37:29-05:00

Church of the City, Franklin

does offer handicap seating, but it is very limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who will be teaching my child at camp?2019-07-03T11:40:31-05:00

The ROOTS camp staff includes a dedicated group of vetted and experienced teachers. Most are year-round ROOTS mentors, but some have been hired specifically for their camp because of their expertise in the summer camp topic.

Do we have to be enrolled in lessons or classes at ROOTS to participate in a camp?2019-07-03T11:43:59-05:00

While we’d love for you to continue your education with us before and after summer camps, you do not have to be a current student in order to attend camps. Anyone is welcome!

What if I need to withdraw my student from the camp? Do we get a refund?2019-07-03T11:42:40-05:00

Cancellations made prior to one month before the camp start date are eligible for reimbursement in the original form of payment, minus the $50 processing fee.

How do I know which class is right for me?2019-06-07T14:01:17-05:00

The first step to determining the appropriate class for your dancer is to find the appropriate age division, Toddler (ages 2.5. – 3), Preschool I (ages 3-4), Preschool II (ages 4-5), Mini (ages 6-8), Junior (ages 9-11), Teen (ages 12-14), and Senior (ages 15-18). Age is determined by the student’s age as of August 15th. Open classes require no dance experience. Placement classes are more advanced for dancers with previous experience. For placement classes, the ROOTS dance staff would love to set up a quick placement meeting with your dancer. To schedule please contact dance@rootsacademy.net.

Are costume and performance fees refundable?2019-06-07T14:02:53-05:00

Unfortunately, fees that have been paid have already been budgeted into the planning and production of the recital. As a result, we are unable to refund costume and participation fees. No exceptions.

Who participates in recital?2019-10-03T15:00:44-05:00

All Preschool (Ages 3-5), Mini (6-8), Junior (9-11), Teen (12-15) and Senior (15-18) dancers participate in the recital. The following classes will NOT perform a routine in Recital: Acro and Skills

Do I have to participate in the dance recital?2019-10-03T15:01:44-05:00

All dancers are encouraged to participate, but recital participation is not required. All recital fees will be communicated and posted in the month of October. Because of this, Families will need to opt out of Recital before October. Dancers that choose not to participate will still be able to participate fully in their class and will still learn the recital dance. Any dancer that joins after this time will still be allowed to participate in recital, pending costume availability and may be subject to added fees.

Do we have to be enrolled in music lessons at ROOTS to participate in a music camp?2019-07-03T11:50:52-05:00

Nope, our music camps are open to everyone. We love new faces!

Is recital participation required?2019-10-03T15:00:13-05:00

Recital participation is not required, however, it is strongly recommended. We expect that all ROOTS dancers are performing in the Recital unless we hear otherwise. If you are unable to perform, please email us by as soon as possible to let us know: dance@rootsacademy.com

How much does recital cost?2019-10-03T14:59:27-05:00

Recital participation requires one costume fee per routine (ranging from $80-$90 + tax) and one Performance Fee (about $100) per participant. For your convenience, these fees are split up throughout the year. The recital will also require the purchase of tickets.

What if the class I want to enroll in is full and waitlisted?2019-06-07T14:08:09-05:00

If the class you would like to enroll in is full, please register for the waitlist. This will put you in line to be notified if space becomes available in the class. When a spot in the class becomes available we will contact you and confirm that you are still interested. You will not be charged tuition until a spot for your dancer is guaranteed.

Will my student need to bring a lunch, snack, or drink to camp with them?2019-07-03T11:45:53-05:00

Some camps will run through lunchtime and will require students to bring a packed lunch. Make sure you read through your camp’s description to see if lunch will be needed. ROOTS will provide snacks for camps.

We have water dispensers stationed around the studio, and we encourage students to bring refillable water bottles.

Where do I purchase my dance clothes and shoes?2019-08-09T11:06:59-05:00

We recommend purchasing all dance attire at Bellissimo, a dance boutique right here in Franklin. The address is 790 Jordan Road, Franklin, TN 37067. 

What if my dancer has more than one routine in the recital?2019-10-03T14:58:44-05:00

If you have more than one routine in Recital, you will have a Costume Fee per routine. Payment plans are available for families with more than one Costume Fee. You can contact the dance office for more information!

How do I withdraw from my dance class?2019-12-30T11:36:17-06:00

If for any reason you wish to withdraw from your class, we would love to talk with you. Give us a call at (615) 804-1177 or email dance@rootsacademy.com. If you are sure you’d like to withdraw, please complete the withdrawal form.

Are there any dance class options for adults?2019-06-13T12:12:36-05:00

At this time, we do not offer any ROOTS adult dance classes. However, we host Area54 HipHop classes on Tuesdays (Beginner Hip Hop) and Wednesdays (Advanced Hip Hop) at 7:30pm. Check them out here

Our friends at b.fab.fitness also offer some amazing adult fitness classes at the studio! Check them out here.

What am I supposed to wear to the dance camps?2019-07-03T11:49:41-05:00

We recommend fitted dance apparel, such as leggings, tank tops, dance shorts, and leotards. For hip hop, layers can be worn such as joggers, sweatpants, T-shirts, and hoodies.

Shoes: Tennis shoes are required for hip hop. Ballet shoes (canvas or leather depending on age) are required for ballet. For jazz and lyrical, we recommend pirouettes or jazz shoes. For contemporary, dance socks are permitted.

Hair: Hair should be pulled up and out of the face to avoid distraction.

Where is the recital?2019-06-07T14:02:25-05:00

The

2020

dance recital will be held at

Church of the City, Franklin

. For more details please go to the Recital page.

How early can we drop off, and how late can we pick up? Do you have after-camp care?2019-07-03T11:41:39-05:00

Check-in will begin 15 minutes before camp begins. Check-out will begin promptly at the camp end time. There is no after-camp care.

When is the dance recital?2019-10-03T15:01:25-05:00

The recital is at the end of the second semester of dance, typically in late May, early June. The exact dates will be announced in our monthly FOOTNOTES and on our main Recital Page. When dates are announced, we suggest reserving those dates to ensure that you are available. Rehearsal times and more details will be communicated in the Spring semester.

My student has never danced before and just wants to have fun. What camps are best for my child?2019-07-03T11:47:20-05:00

Depending on age, we recommend Preschool Boogie Camp, Princess Dance Camp, and Hip Hop Camp for beginner students who are looking to have a great time!

My student has never danced before, but is very eager to learn and be challenged. What camps are best for my child?2019-07-03T11:48:03-05:00

Depending on age, we recommend Camp Dance for beginner and intermediate students who are eager to advance their technique in a non-competitive and encouraging environment. Our Summer Intensive is geared toward advanced students and is great for students looking to be challenged in a fast-paced and focused atmosphere.