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 10th of each month. Payments not received by the 10th 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 not currently accepted.
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.
Recital finale T-shirts are ordered
in April. You will receive an order form. Price will vary $12-$15, depending on size, larger adult sizes $18-$20.
Attendance/Drops: Please 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.
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.
jazz pants or capris, tights, form-fitting shorts
Boys/Men: Form-fitting shirt and moveable pants or shorts
Leotard and Pink Tights. Black skirt is optional. Canvas or leather ballet shoes.
Form-fitting white T-shirt and black pants. Canvas or
leather ballet shoes.
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.
AWARDS: Trophies 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 floors.
3. Be Punctual to
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.
4. Dancers need to focus and listen
to the instructor.
When a teacher is giving a correction, everyone needs to listen and learn.
5. Please rehearse
outside of classes-Practice Makes Perfect!