Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where do we buy dance shoes for our child and what style and color is required?
Shoes can be purchased online at capezio.com. Click here to visit the Resources page to find direct links and information on the required colors/style. The bedroom slipper type Ballet shoes are not acceptable because of the lack of support and risk of slipping in this "dress-up" style shoe. Older students who take one hour or more of advanced classes in the studio have different shoe requirements. Please email Shannon so that she can size your child to ensure ordering accuracy.
2. Where do we make payments and when?
Payments are due on the 1st of each month and considered late after the 10th with a $5.00 late fee. All parents of preschool dancers are encouraged to leave dance payments at their child's preschool with the director, in a payment box that is located near the office of each school, or in an envelope in your child's dance bag. Studio dancers are required to bring in their dance payment to the first class of the month. La Petite accepts payments in the form of checks, cash or credit cards. (Checks made out to Shannon Mansfield)
3. If my child is absent, do I still pay for the whole month?
Yes... No months are prorated for sickness or travel. Tuition payments are based on four lessons per month. There are 9 equal payments in the dance year (Sept - May). Some months have only three lessons because of the Holidays but some have five. Payment in full is still expected every month and you will not be charged extra for those months that have extra classes.
4. Where is the Spring Performance, how long does it last, and are tickets required?
The Spring Performance is held at Kenan Auditorium on the campus of UNC-Wilmington. Instead of having one very long performance, we have four very enjoyable performances that usually last approximately 1 hour. All children are required to perform in only one show unless your child is in one of the Advanced classes. Tickets are required in order to keep a head count for the Auditorium administration. Tickets are given to each dancer which is covered by the Recital fee each parent pays in the early part of the dance season.