Preschool (Ages 3-5)

Preschool (Ages 3-5)2019-06-09T21:25:56-05:00

Class Details

Preschool dance classes are offered for students ages 3-5 years old.  Students must be proper age as of August 15.

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.

Recital Information

Preschool students will participate in two performances during the season.

  1. Winter Performance - During the last week of classes in December, ROOTS will hold an In-Studio Performance and Party for each Preschool class! Performances will be during your normal class day and time.
  2. ROOTS Dance Recital - Preschool classes will perform at the end of year Recital in the Spring. For information regarding the ROOTS annual dance recital, click here.

Dress Code

GIRLS:

  • Leotard and pink tights are required. Skirts are also allowed, but if they become a distraction in class students will be asked to take them off or not wear them the next week. NO costumes or dresses. All outfits must be leotard based.
  • Pink leather ballet shoes and black Mary Jane style tap shoes are required for all Preschool classes.

BOYS:

  • A white or black shirt with black shorts or pants are required.
  • Black ballet shoes and black lace-up tap shoes are required for all Preschool classes.

Quick Facts

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

Preschool I Registration

A class for 3 – 4-year-olds that will introduce children to more formalized movement and initial ballet and tap techniques. Students must be proper age as of August 15.

Preschool II Registration

A class for 4 – 5-year-olds that will build on the ballet and tap foundations set in Preschool I and introduce jazz technique. Students must be proper age as of August 15.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much are recital tickets?2019-06-09T21:39:52-05:00

2018-2019 Season: Every dancer is given two complimentary tickets per show that they are performing in. Each family is able to purchase up to two additional tickets for $11 each (+tax). Once pre-sales are over, we will release the remaining tickets to the general public in which you can purchase as many you want at the same $11 price until they are sold out.

Are there any dance class options besides normal classes during the week?2019-06-07T14:01:39-05:00

Yes! We will host Master Classes and Workshops to give our dancers and dancers in the community opportunities to come in and learn from the best. You can find out more about ROOTS Dance Master Classes and Workshops here.

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.

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.

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.

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!

If I miss a dance class, can I make it up?2019-06-09T21:55:44-05:00

Sure! During the months of September through January a make-up class may be scheduled for a missed Toddler, Preschool, or Mini level class up to one month after the missed class. Students are welcome to make up their class during another class time at their same level or below. Simply email us at dance@rootsacademy.com to let us know that you will be out for your class to schedule a make-up class. After January, make-up classes are not offered due to recital preparation.

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.

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.

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.

Are you looking for a new recital venue so more people can attend?2019-05-19T16:34:08-05:00

Absolutely! 2019 will be the last year we perform at our current venue. We will announce the official venue in the Fall, which will have the capacity to offer more tickets.

Who participates in recital?2019-06-07T14:02:34-05:00

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, Skills, FUSION, Mini/Junior Company Ballet, and Pre-Pointe.

Is recital participation required?2019-06-07T14:02:42-05:00

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 as soon as possible to let us know: dance@rootsacademy.com

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!

What if my dancer has more than one routine in the recital?2019-05-19T16:21:47-05:00

If you have more than one routine in Recital, you will have a Costume Fee per routine. Families with more than one Costume Fee will use the Fee Schedule below. The most expensive Costume Fee will be charged first.

PLEASE NOTE: Families with 4 or more Costume Fees will split their Costume Fee Total into 3 equal amounts to be paid on Oct 1, Nov 1 and Dec 1.

  • October 1st – Recital Costume Fee #1
  • November 1st – Recital Costume Fee #2
  • December 1st – Recital Costume Fee #3
Where can I buy recital tickets?2019-05-19T16:27:57-05:00

Tickets for the recital are sold through our partner, TuTuTix. Click here to purchase your tickets now. If tickets are sold out, please visit the ROOTS Exchange group on Facebook and post your needs there.

Do I have to participate in the dance recital?2019-05-12T04:07:20-05:00

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 1. 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.

How do I withdraw from my dance class?2019-06-07T14:02:05-05:00

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.

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 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.

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.

When is the dance recital?2019-06-07T14:02:19-05:00

The recital is at the end of the second semester of dance, typically in June. The exact dates will be announced in our monthly FOOTNOTES, ROOTS Connect pages, 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.

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

Ingram Hall at Vanderbilt

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

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.

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!

How do I claim the 30-day money back guarantee?2019-06-07T13:59:50-05:00

The money-back guarantee is based on the following requirements:

  • The student is required to attend four consecutive weeks of lessons/classes
  • Parent/student must notify the front office regarding their dissatisfaction by the third week, giving us an opportunity to improve your learning experience.
  • Refunds will be paid by check and delivered within 10-14 business days.
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.

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.

Why are recital tickets limited to only 4?2019-06-09T21:44:20-05:00

2018-2019 Season: Our venue is secured 9 months before the recital. Unfortunately, we did not anticipate the growth in our program and it was too late to make a venue change. Due to the number of students performing in the recital and the limited capacity of our venue (600 seats), we are only able to allocate 4 tickets to ensure that every student’s family members have the ability to be able to attend the recital. We are already looking for larger venues for the 2020 recital and beyond, to alleviate this restriction.

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.

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

The

2019

dance recital will be held at

Ingram Hall at Vanderbilt

. For more details please go to the Recital page.

How much, and what’s included in the costume fee?2019-06-09T21:40:47-05:00

2018-2019 Season: The costume fee is $89.95 per class and it includes everything your student needs to participate, except shoes and accessories (tights, hair, etc). The dance office will communicate shoe and accessory requirements well in advance of the recital.

How much does recital cost?2019-05-19T16:22:18-05:00

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

How does the recital ticket pre-sale work?2019-05-19T16:29:31-05:00

On Monday, April 22, 2019, you will receive a unique code per family that allows you to purchase up to 4 tickets per show that your dancer is performing in. Included in those 4 tickets are 2 complimentary* tickets per dancer. If your dancer is in more than one show, the 2 complimentary tickets can be used for the show of your choice.

*A $1 processing fee will be charged per ticket

Example: The Brooks family has 1 dancer in recital: Susie. Susie is performing in the Saturday 2pm show. Mrs. Brooks can add 4 total tickets to her cart for the Saturday 2pm show. Of those 4 tickets, 2 will be complimentary (processing fees may apply). If Mrs. Brooks needs more tickets after her 4 tickets are purchased, she will need to wait until noon on May 6 to see if any more are available to purchase.

During this presale period, each family is limited to 4 tickets per show to ensure that every family gets tickets to recital.

Can my student decide to participate in recital after the deadline?2019-05-19T16:21:56-05:00

Please contact the dance office to inquire about your specific situation. We will do our best to try and accommodate the request, but we cannot guarantee a yes due to the many factors that go into recital preparations: costume availability, time to learn the recital choreography, student placement, etc.

Questions?

If you have any questions about our program, please don't hesitate to call or email one of our team members:

Saskia Harmon—Program Director
Jessica Stillman—Company Manager
Jen Burns—Dance Operations Manager
dance@rootsacademy.com
(615) 804-1177 x2

August Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Tuesdays: CLOSED until 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

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