Classes may be cancelled due to severe weather conditions. Please listen to KEEZ,
KDOG, KTOE, KYSM, and KNUJ for updates. We will also post weather related class cancellations on our voicemail as well as
on this website.
Newsletters/Handouts: Our newsletters contain calendars marked with important
dates about holidays, performances, and class pictures. Newsletters will be distributed monthly/semi-monthly throughout the
note: Our vacation schedule may not coincide with your school's
Tuition: Tuition is due the first of each month and payments must be received in
the Mankato office by the 15th of each month. Payments not received by the 15th of each month will be assessed a $10 late
Payments can be mailed to:
Dance Conservatory at PO Box 4456, Mankato, MN 56002-4456.
DCSM accepts payments in the form of cash or check only.
Debit or credit cards are currently accepted through PayPal on this website.
Please note that we do not mail
out monthly statements. If you absolutely need a statement, please call the Mankato office and one will be placed in your
student mailfile ASAP.
Rates: $40 per month per registered performance or technique class,
60 minutes or less.
Discount: $36 for each additional class
Registration Fee: $20 per
dancer if registered by July 1st. $30 per dancer after July 1st (non-refundable).
Costumes: Costume payments are due by November 1st and
are $65 for Wee Dancers through Combo C classes, $70 for Tap/Jazz 1-2 and up and specialty classes. All performance
level classes perform in both our winter and spring dance concerts! Please check your newsletter for those dates and mark
your calendar accordingly.
finale T-shirts are ordered in April. You will receive an order form. Price will vary $12-$15, depending on size, larger adult
make every effort to attend class each week as we work diligently on technique and choreography and you don't want to miss
out on what is being taught. Students who miss class or withdraw before the end of the month are still obligated to pay that
month's tuition in full. 30-day advance
written notice required for class drops. There is no refund for missed classes. Students may make up
classes missed due to illness.
Parent Observation: Parents and guests may observe through the hallway windows in the
Mankato studio. For out of town studios, observation days may be set up by each teacher. We have found that students
perform and learn more efficiently when parents are not always observing.
Dress Code: For the safety of the dancer, it is essential that the teacher is
able to see alignment and body lines. Therefore, baggy shirts and sweartshirts are not allowed after warm-up. Please consult
your teacher if you have any concerns or questions.
Girls/Women: Leotards, jazz pants or capris, tights, form-fitting shorts
Form-fitting shirt and moveable pants or shorts
Black Leotard and Pink Tights. Black skirt is optional. Canvas or leather ballet shoes.
Boys/Men: Form-fitting white
T-shirt and black pants. Canvas or leather ballet shoes.
Dancers should not wear any bulky or dangling jewelry to class. Long or medium hair needs to be pulled away
from the face.
ABSOLUTELY NO STREET CLOTHES
If a student is not in proper attire they will be asked to sit out.
are presented during our dance recitals to all students with 5-10-15-20 years of dance training.
Pelase notify staff by March 1st if your child qualifies
for one of these awards.
1. No food or drink
(except for water) will be allowed in the dance studios.
2. Absolutely no street shoes are allowed on the dance studio
3. Be Punctual to your class!
Entering a class late is disruptive to the flow of class. Being late
also means missing warm-up and the chance for injury increases without proper warming up to the muscles.
Dancers need to focus and listen to the instructor.
When a teacher is giving a correction, everyone needs to listen
5. Please rehearse outside of classes-Practice Makes Perfect!