Michigan Academy of Dance & Music, MI's favorite Performing Arts Studio, wants it as easy as possible for everyone to get involved in such an amazing activity for their children! As anyone knows, when picking something for your very own child, you want it to be perfect and no surprises! Below are a few of the most common questions asked by parents. If there are more questions please feel free to contact us here or call us at (734) 426-8636. We look forward to seeing your childrens' faces light up with smiles in one of our lessons!
1. Do performers need to be potty trained?
We can say a majority of performing arts studios around Michigan require their little performers to be potty trained. The Academy allows performers to join class before that big step in their lives. We just ask that if your child is still waiting to jump over the potty trained hurdle, that you stay throughout the entire class just incase they need your help.
2. Do parents need to stay and watch?
Parents! Go shopping, go make dinner, have time for yourself! Our trusting professional staff have a complete hour ready for your child to enjoy. We encourage you to watch from the window, but if parents would like to step out for a moment that is fine, too. Our front desk will contact you if they need you back a little earlier. (If your child isn't potty trained please resort to FAQ #1.)
3. Can parents enter the class to watch their children?
During the winter holidays we invite all the parents and guests to come in and enjoy watching their performer from inside the classroom. There you can enjoy all the fun they are having just an arms length away! During the regular season (all other classes) the classes are closed to parents, but as always we encourage you to watch from the window. Each of our 3 classrooms come with a window that provides you with the enjoyment of watching your child dance around.
4. What do we do, my daughter has tried the class once and doesn't like it?
If you're at the point of trying to decide if performing is right for your young child we first suggest a couple of things. First, give your child a month to really see if he/she likes lessons. You'll be able to determine if that class/teacher/style is congruent with his/her appetite for learning. Second, if you find that the current class is not for your child, please visit or call our front desk and you can try any other class, FOR FREE, until we find the right one for you!
5. Can we join a class at any time of the year?
We understand that you're probably juggling with soccer, football, work, and school. For that very reason, Michigan Academy has open enrollment throughout the entire year! You can join a class, as long as there is room, at anytime of the year regardless the season. All queries about Mini Company, The Academy All Stars and Dance Company should be followed up with the front desk staff.
6. Can my performer rejoin anytime?
As long as there is room in the class, performers can rejoin at any part of the year.
7. What do we wear to the class?
Please see our page regarding the First Day of Classes, and always contact us for any questions!
8. When is the Dance & Music Recital?
Our dance recital is held each June. Click here to read everything you need to know about recital.
9. Are there family rates of 2 or more kids?
The Acacdmey is proud to offer a family rate discount to any and all families enrolling two or more dance students. Please contact the Front Desk for more information on that rate.
10. How do I sign up?