First Lesson FAQ

First Lesson FAQ's

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How do we register?

There are three steps to complete your students enrollment in a class.

  • First, the online registration needs to be completed. If you need assistance please call 831-359-0850.
  • Second, enroll your student in the class that you are interested in. We can switch your student to another class when we find the best fit for your dancer. We have a placement class on Thursdays by appointment if you are not sure which level is the best fit for your dancer.
  • Lastly, when you have found the right classes and schedule with the help of Agape Dance Academy faculty, you can fill out an in-studio tuition & policy contract. You can see what that looks like or print one HERE.

How much does it cost?

The detailed tuition & fee schedule can be found HERE

There is an annual registration fee of $40 due in August or upon enrollment.

Tuition is calculated for a 10 month term from August thru June. (Note: Aptos is a year round school.) Tuition is the same whether the month is as long as 5 weeks or as short as 2 weeks. Holidays are also calculated into the yearly tuition that is paid in ten installments via automatic debit. You may receive a discount of 10% if you chose to pay your tuition in advance of either 5 or 10 months. A semester of post dated checks may replace the auto debit system if preferred. To find how much your tuition is , you may add up your total family hours PER WEEK and find the monthly installment next to it on the fee schedule.

What do dancers need to wear?

Please click HERE to see dress code.

Are there any extra fees?

Yes, if your student participates in our performances such as the Nutcracker, the Spring Concert, Choreographers Showcase, Santana Row Dance Festival, etc., you will pay an extra performance fee. Agape Dance Academy is also proud to send our dancers to the prestigious Youth American Grand Prix ballet each winter in San Francisco. Select dancers are chosen to represent the studio at this event which incurs extra fees according to the division that they are competing in.See for more information on this wonderful opportunity. Agape Dance Academy students are encouraged to audition for prestigious dance school's worldwide. Most of these audition tours happen in San Francisco in January and February. We have student alumni that have been accepted and been awarded full ride scholarships to University's and dance programs such as Belhaven University, Ballet Austin, Ballet San Jose & more.

What about Boys?

Boys are an integral part of the dance world today. In fact boys are often favored for the full tuition dance scholarships of today. At Agape Dance Academy the boys are trained in the art of "Pas-de-Deux" or partnering classes and the students thoroughly enjoy the study of this art form!. It takes some superb cross fit strength to lift ballerinas overhead!! FYI... most professional companies are made up of 50% men and 50% women. Eight to ten years of age is the ideal time to begin the serious training for male dancers.

What if we have to miss a class?

Please see our Attendance Policy. Dancers can make-up classes at their level or below if they need to miss a class. Please leave a message on the Attendance Line before the missed class. Attendance line 831-531-2652

Why choose Agape Dance Academy?

Agape Dance Academy provides world class dance training in and environment that supports dancing for great purposes, building strong character values, giving back to our community, and living with faith and love. The fruits of training here can be seen in the joy of dancers of all ages, and the amazing skills of the most advanced dancers. Come see for yourself!

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Feel free to contact us with more questions anytime at (831) 359-0850.

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