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Garnet Program  – 5 & 6 year olds

Your child will feel like “one of the big kids” as they learn more challenging ballet and tap technique in our Garnet Level classes! Dancers feel nurtured by their positive and encouraging teacher who gently introduces them to more structure to prepare them for the expectations of higher level classes. Dancers love dancing and playing fun games which help develop strength, flexibility, and balance. This helps them do more difficult and exciting movements which they will build upon in higher level classes. With more focus on proper placement and technique, dancers will feel a huge sense of accomplishment as they improve. Teachers often hear: “I can do it by myself!” as dancers aspire to learn and perform trickier steps.

This class prepares dancers for the next level, the Jade Level.

Jade Program  – 7 year olds

*Students who have completed our Garnet Program may join this class.

Dancers thrive as they learn more challenging technique in our Jade Level classes! Children establish a solid understanding of ballet concepts and technique as they progress. Dancers are so proud of themselves as they begin learning and mastering more difficult movements. Students feel supported by their encouraging teacher who focuses on positive corrections and a “you can do it” attitude. They will rise to the challenge as their teacher holds high standards for technique, placement, and behavior.

Dancers will focus on ballet in this level, but they will still do some tap, focusing on rhythms and patterns to reinforce the musicality they are working on in the ballet portion of class.

This class prepares dancers for the next level, the Amethyst Level.

Jade Program  – 6.5* & 7 year olds

*Dancers need to have completed our Garnet Program or be 7 years old by August 15, 2021 to join the Jade Program. Six year olds will join our Garnet Program.

  • "This place is such a gem! A family owned studio, the classes are taught by the owners' daughters. This is such a great place that really teaches solid technique while still making it very fun for the kids. The teachers are extremely kind, patient and always give a lot of positive reinforcement. The classes are small so the kids get plenty of individual attention."

    Lynne S.

2021-2022 School Year Class Schedule

Our 2021-2022 Dance Season begins August 23, 2021 and ends June 12, 2022. Enrollment in our Ballet Programs is for the full Dance Season.

*Dancers must be the required age of the class by August 15, 2021.

Choose the class time that suits your schedule best!

Garnet – 5 & 6 year olds:

Wednesdays 4:30-5:25pm
Sundays 10:00-10:55am

Jade – 7 year olds:

Tuesdays 4:00-4:55pm
Saturdays 11:15-12:10pm

Fees

At ABC’s of Dance, our goal is to make sure our billing is as clear and simple as possible!

During normal Dance Seasons, we hold two beautiful performances during Winter and Spring at the beautiful Aratani Theatre Downtown. Our pricing would be inclusive and include not only your dancer’s class tuition, but also their costume and recital fees as well to make your life easier. Our families have always loved our Super Simple Pricing! This Season, while we are hopeful to be able to hold performances, we are not able to guarantee it, so our pricing will only cover weekly class tuition.

Fees

At ABC’s of Dance, our goal is to make sure our billing is as clear and simple as possible!

Tuition:

Monthly class tuition is charged in 9 installments*, with the first installment due upon enrollment and the subsequent 8 installments auto-billed to your credit card on the 15th of the month from September 15, 2021-April 15, 2022.

*Parents may also pay tuition for the entire Dance Season at the time of their registration. If you would like to utilize our Single Payment option, please let us know in the comment section of your registration.

Class tuition is 9 monthly installments of $135 for 1 class per week.

Other Fees:

Annual Membership Fee: $35

Prop Bag Fee (for new dancers): $20

Class Uniform : $55

Possible performance fees – see “Performances” below for more information.

Performances

Performing in front of an audience is a special and thrilling moment for dancers. Their confidence soars as they get to show off everything they have learned in class! During a normal Dance Season, we hold two beautiful performances during Winter and Spring at the beautiful Aratani Theatre Downtown. Our goal this year is to hold a Winter performance in-studio and to go back to the Aratani Theatre for a Spring performance.

Normally, our pricing would be inclusive and include not only your dancer’s class tuition, but also their costume and recital fees as well to make your life easier. Our families have always loved our Super Simple Pricing! This Season, while we are hopeful to be able to hold performances, we are not able to guarantee it, so our pricing will only cover weekly class tuition.

There may be a small costume fee for our Winter performance so your dancer can feel special for their performance. If we are able to return to the theatre for the Spring, there will be a performance package to cover your dancer’s beautiful costume and other performance fees.

As soon as we have confirmed a Spring performance is happening, we will communicate all performance information and fees. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Dress Code

New for our 2021-2022 Dance Season – we are introducing beautiful uniforms so your dancer feels part of the class from their very first day. Dancers wear a different color each year to match their Jewel Ballet Program level!
We will also have special days throughout the year where your dancer can wear something special to class!

For girls:
Garnets wear a beautiful dark red ballet dress, while Jades will love their dark blue-green ballet dress. We will measure your dancer and give them a uniform if we have their size in stock or will order it if needed, which may take a few weeks. Your uniform also includes a pair of tights.

Your dancer will also need pink ballet shoes and black Mary-Jane style tap shoes, which we have for sale at the studio. Please contact us to make an appointment for a fitting. Shoes can also be purchased at a dancewear store or online. Please do not purchase different colored shoes than those listed above.
Hair also must be pulled back in a ponytail or bun.

For boys:
Boys wear the traditional white shirt and black pants, which will be ordered for your dancer upon their enrollment so they have a special uniform too!

Your dancer will need black ballet shoes and black Oxford style tap shoes. We do not carry these in our boutique, but they can easily be purchased at a dancewear store (such as The Dance Store on Robertson) or online.

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For girls:
Garnets wear a beautiful dark red ballet dress, while Jades will love their dark blue-green ballet dress. We stock our uniforms in most sizes, and will have it along with a pair of tights available for your dancer – no need to rush to a dancewear store!

Your dancer will also need pink ballet shoes and black Mary-Jane style tap shoes, which we have for sale at the studio. They can also be purchased at a dancewear store or online. Please do not purchase different colored shoes than those listed above.
Hair also must be pulled back in a ponytail or bun.

For boys:
Boys wear the traditional white shirt and black pants, which will be ordered for your dancer upon their enrollment so they have a special uniform too!

Your dancer will need black ballet shoes and black Oxford style tap shoes. We do not carry these in our boutique, but they can easily be purchased at a dancewear store (such as The Dance Store on Robertson) or online.

2021-2022 School Year Class Schedule

Our 2021-2022 Dance Season begins August 23, 2021 and ends June 12, 2022. Enrollment in our Ballet Programs is for the full Dance Season.

Choose the class time suits your schedule best:

Pearl – Ages 3.5 & 4:

Mondays 3:30-4:25pm

Saturdays 9:00-9:55am

Opal – Ages 4 & 5:

Wednesdays 3:30-4:25pm

Sundays 9:00-9:55am

Fees

At ABC’s of Dance, our goal is to make sure our billing is as clear and simple as possible!

Tuition:

During normal Dance Seasons, we hold two beautiful performances during Winter and Spring at the beautiful Aratani Theatre Downtown. Our pricing would be inclusive and include not only your dancer’s class tuition, but also their costume and recital fees as well to make your life easier. Our families have always loved our Super Simple Pricing! This Season, while we are hopeful to be able to hold performances, we are not able to guarantee it, so our pricing will only cover weekly class tuition.

Monthly class tuition is charged in 9 installments*, with the first installment due upon enrollment and the subsequent 8 installments auto-billed to your credit card on the 15th of the month from September 15, 2021-April 15, 2022.

*Parents may also pay tuition for the entire Dance Season at the time of their registration. If you would like to utilize our Single Payment option, please let us know in the comment section of your registration.

Class tuition is 9 monthly installments of $135 for 55min/week

Other Fees:

Annual Registration Fee: $35

Prop Bag Fee (for new dancers): $20

Required Class Uniform : $COST

Possible performance fees – see “Performances” below for more information.

Performances

Performing in front of an audience is a special and thrilling moment for dancers. Their confidence soars as they get to show off everything they have learned in class! Our goal this year is to hold a Winter performance in-studio and to go back to the Aratani Theatre for a Spring performance. There may be a small costume fee for our Winter performance so your dancer can feel special for their performance. If we are able to return to the theatre for the Spring, there will be a performance package to cover your dancer’s beautiful costume and other performance fees. As soon as we have confirmed a Spring performance is happening, we will communicate all performance information and fees. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Dress Code

New for our 2021-2022 Dance Season – we are introducing beautiful uniforms so your dancer feels part of the class from their very first day. Dancers wear a different color each year to match their Jewel Ballet Program level!
We will also have special days throughout the year where your dancer can wear something special to class!


For girls:
Pearls wear an adorable pink ballet dress, while Opals will love their beautiful blue ballet dress. We stock our uniforms in most sizes, and will have it along with a pair of tights available for your dancer – no need to rush to a dancewear store!

Your dancer will also need pink ballet shoes and black Mary-Jane style tap shoes, which we have for sale at the studio. They can also be purchased at a dancewear store or online. Please do not purchase different colored shoes than those listed above.
Hair also needs to be pulled back in a ponytail or bun.


For boys:
Boys wear the traditional white shirt and black pants, which will be ordered for your dancer upon their enrollment so they have a special uniform too!
Your dancer will need black ballet shoes and black Oxford style tap shoes. We do not carry these in our boutique, but they can easily be purchased at a dancewear store (such as The Dance Store on Robertson) or online.

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Let your child begin their love of dance

Your dancer will love joining us for in-person programs! They will discover the magic of learning in a positive environment with teachers who nurture their progress and develop their artistic talents. Imagine their excitement when they get to engage in an activity they love while making dance class friends!

Dancers flourish in small, socially distanced classes where they can build strong bonds with their teacher who gives each child individual attention to ensure their success.

We even have a special gift for new dancers when they come to their first class! 

ABC’s of Dance is a family run and operated studio! We love sharing our passion for dance with our beautiful students.

Your family’s safety is our highest priority.

To learn more about the steps we are taking, please see our Safety Guidelines here.

Your family’s safety is our highest priority.

To learn more about the steps we are taking, please see our Safety Guidelines.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required For Parent Observation Weeks

The city of West Hollywood has ordered many businesses, including dance studios, to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to anyone 18 years and older entering the building.

 

Effective October 7, 2021:

Proof of one dose for employees and patrons 18 and older is required

 

Effective November 4, 2021:

Proof of full vaccination for employees and patrons 18 and older is required

 

Accepted forms of proof of vaccination:

CDC vaccination card
Photo or copy of the vaccine card as a separate document
Photo of the vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device
Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider
Digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California

Your family’s safety is our highest priority.

To learn more about the steps we are taking, please see our Safety Guidelines here.

FAQs

What protocols are you following due to COVID-19?

-All Students must be able to follow our Safety Guidelines in order to attend in-person classes.
-Teachers are wearing masks the entire time.-All team members are fully vaccinated.
-All students must wear a mask while inside the building.
-No parents are allowed in the building unless accompanying a dancer in the Dance with Me class.
-Students’ temperatures are taken by a no-touch thermometer upon their arrival.
-Students use hand sanitizer upon entering and before exiting the building.
-Students have cubbies to place their belongings to ensure social distancing.
-Boxes on the floor have been marked with tape to ensure social distancing.
-No props are shared between students.
-And so many more! Click here to view our full list of protocols in our Safety Guidelines.

What protocols are you following due to COVID-19?

-All Students must be able to follow our Safety Guidelines in order to attend in-person classes.
-Teachers are wearing masks the entire time.-All team members are fully vaccinated.
-All students must wear a mask while inside the building.
-No parents are allowed in the building unless accompanying a dancer in the Dance with Me class.
-Students’ temperatures are taken by a no-touch thermometer upon their arrival.
-Students use hand sanitizer upon entering and before exiting the building.
-Students have cubbies to place their belongings to ensure social distancing.
-Boxes on the floor have been marked with tape to ensure social distancing.
-No props are shared between students.
-And so many more! Click here to view our full list of protocols in our Safety Guidelines.

Do you use a curriculum in your classes?

Our Miss Katie is a Certified Teacher in the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum in Pre-Primary through Level 5. This is incorporated into our ballet syllabus and is used in all of our programs. 

Can I watch the class?

Due to COVID restrictions, only dancers are allowed into the studio. Our dancers have been progressing at such an accelerated pace without the distraction of parents in the waiting area. Students flourish in class where they have the best support to focus and engage with their teacher.

As COVID restrictions allow, we will have very special Parent Observation Classes where parents may come into the studio and watch their dancer in class!

Can my child take a class if they don’t meet the age requirement?

Our curriculum for each level is an accelerated year-long program that has been developed specifically for each age group. It is important to keep dancers in classes meant for their age group to keep them challenged without overwhelming them.

If your child is close to the required age, such as within a month or so, contact us and we will discuss further and have your child come in for an introductory class. However, if they are more than a month or so too young for the class, we will recommend an alternative class more appropriate for their age and development.

Can my child try a class before we register?

Absolutely! We offer an introductory package so your dancer can experience our classes before you commit to the school year. We know your dancer will love it here, but intro classes are a great way for dancers, parents, and teachers to come together and find the right class for your child.

To schedule an introductory class... (click here)

Introductory class reservations will open August 15.

Find the class you would like to reserve for your intro class

Click on the “Register” link next to the class

Fill out the registration form
In the section “I would like to trial this class”, select “Yes”

Your intro class will be scheduled for the next two weeks that class meets. For example, joining a Wednesday 3:30pm class for the next two weeks.

There are no credits, make-ups, or refunds for missed intro classes.

You will receive an email confirming your registration for the intro class!

Introductory package includes 2 classes and a prop bag for your dancer: $80

Do you use a curriculum in your classes?

Our Miss Katie is a Certified Teacher in the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum in Pre-Primary through Level 5. This is incorporated into our ballet syllabus and is used in all of our programs. 

Can I watch the class?

Due to COVID restrictions, only dancers are allowed into the studio. Our dancers have been progressing at such an accelerated pace without the distraction of parents in the waiting area. Students flourish in class where they have the best support to focus and engage with their teacher.

As COVID restrictions allow, we will have very special Parent Observation Classes where parents may come into the studio and watch their dancer in class!

Can my child try a class before we register?

Absolutely! We offer an introductory package so your dancer can experience our classes before you commit to the school year. We know your dancer will love it here, but intro classes are a great way for dancers, parents, and teachers to come together and find the right class for your child.

To schedule an introductory class... (click here)

Introductory class reservations will open August 15.

Find the class you would like to reserve for your intro class

Click on the “Register” link next to the class

Fill out the registration form
In the section “I would like to trial this class”, select “Yes”

Your intro class will be scheduled for the next two weeks that class meets. For example, joining a Wednesday 3:30pm class for the next two weeks.

There are no credits, make-ups, or refunds for missed intro classes.

You will receive an email confirming your registration for the intro class!

Introductory package includes 2 classes and a prop bag for your dancer: $80

What protocols are you following due to COVID-19?

-All Students must be able to follow our Safety Guidelines in order to attend in-person classes.
-Teachers are wearing masks the entire time.-All team members are fully vaccinated.
-All students must wear a mask while inside the building.
-No parents are allowed in the building unless accompanying a dancer in the Dance with Me class.
-Students’ temperatures are taken by a no-touch thermometer upon their arrival.
-Students use hand sanitizer upon entering and before exiting the building.
-Students have cubbies to place their belongings to ensure social distancing.
-Boxes on the floor have been marked with tape to ensure social distancing.
-No props are shared between students.
-And so many more! Click here to view our full list of protocols in our Safety Guidelines.

Can my child take a class if they don’t meet the age requirement?

Our curriculum for each class is specifically developed for that age group and is focused on progression. It is important to keep dancers in classes meant for their age group to keep them challenged without overwhelming them.

If your child is close to the required age, such as within a month or so, contact us and we will discuss further and have your child come in for an introductory class. However, if they are more than a month or so too young for the class, we will recommend an alternative class more appropriate for their age and development.

Do you use a curriculum in your classes?

Our Miss Katie is a Certified Teacher in the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum in Pre-Primary through Level 5. This is incorporated into our ballet syllabus and is used in all of our programs. Click on the individual programs below to learn more about each level.

Can I watch the class?

Due to COVID restrictions, only dancers are allowed into the studio. The only exception is for our Dance with Me class, which is a parent participation class, and only one adult/parent is allowed per child.
Our dancers have been progressing at such an accelerated pace without the distraction of parents in the waiting area. Students flourish in class where they have the best support to focus and engage with their teacher.

Once COVID restrictions allow, we will have very special Parent Observation Classes where parents may come into the studio and watch their dancer in class!

What should my child wear to class?

Click here to see our Dress Code. We do not require specific colors for each level at this time. While we don’t have a uniform, dancers do need to wear dancewear and the dance shoes outlined in our Dress Code. Wearing dancewear helps dancers feel ready for class and inspires them to try their best. Like other activities, you need to have the right equipment so you can move properly and the teacher can see body placement. This helps prevent bad habits which can potentially lead to injuries. Of course, we are more lenient with little ones, if they want to wear a huge tutu- go for it! We want them to feel special!

Can my child take a class if they don’t meet the age requirement?

Our curriculum for each class is specifically developed for that age group and is focused on progression. It is important to keep dancers in classes meant for their age group to keep them challenged without overwhelming them. If your child is close to the required age, such as within a month or so, contact us and we will discuss further and have your child come in for an introductory class. However, if they are more than a month or so too young for the class, we will recommend an alternative class more appropriate for their age and development.

Above section: COVID- specific FAQs

This section: Pre-COVID FAQs

What will my dancer experience in their class?

All classes begin with a warm-up to prepare dancer’s bodies for the class and prevent injury. Younger dancers will learn age-appropriate technique in fun and engaging dances and activities which are full of imagination. Older dancers will focus on improving their strength, flexibility, technique, tricks, and of course, learn exciting routines!

In our Ballet classes, we use the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum. The program is designed with a strong emphasis on the stage of a child’s development and the all-around health of the dancer being the highest priority. This curriculum provides quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels, building strength, coordination, and artistry.

Miss Katie is a Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, which is incorporated into our syllabus.

Can my child try a class before we register?

Absolutely! We offer an introductory class so kids can experience our classes before they register. We know they will love it here, but an intro class is a great way for dancers, parents, and teachers to come together and find the right class for your child.

Introductory class reservations will open June 1.

What should my child wear to class?

Click here to see our Dress Code. We know dancers love wearing their favorite color leotards, so we do not require specific colors for each level. While we don’t have a uniform, dancers do need to wear dancewear and the dance shoes outlined in our Dress Code. Wearing dancewear helps dancers feel ready for class and inspires them to try their best. Like other activities, you need to have the right equipment so you can move properly and the teacher can see body placement. This helps prevent bad habits which can potentially lead to injuries. Of course, we are more lenient with little ones, if they want to wear a huge tutu- go for it! We want them to feel special!

Can my child take a class if they don’t meet the age requirement?

Our curriculum for each class is specifically developed for that age group and is focused on progression. It is important to keep dancers in classes meant for their age group to keep them challenged without overwhelming them. If your child is close to the required age, such as within a month or so, contact us and we will discuss further and have your child come in for an introductory class. However, if they are more than a month or two too young for the class, we will recommend an alternative class more appropriate for their age and development.

Can we make-up a missed class?

Absolutely! You may take a make-up class during any class for your child’s age group. Please contact us before attending a make-up class so we know to expect you and we can prevent overcrowding. Make-up classes must be taken during the current session.

BELOW: Intro instructions

Absolutely! We offer an introductory class so kids can experience our classes before they register. We know they will love it here, but an intro class is a great way for dancers, parents, and teachers to come together and find the right class for your child.

Simply click on the “Register” link next to the class you would like to try, fill out the registration form, and select “Yes” for the question “Do you want to trial this class?”.

Introductory class fees are as follows:
1 hour class: $25
1.25 hour class: $30

Your intro class will be scheduled for the next time that class meets. There are no credits or make-ups for missed intro classes.

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To schedule an introductory class... (click here)

While we are sure that both you and your child will love it, we offer an introductory class so your dancer can find the right class for them! Follow the simple instructions below to reserve your intro class online, or call us at (310) 923-0888.

Find the class you would like to reserve for your intro class

Click on the “Register” link next to the class

Fill out the registration form
In the section “I would like to trial this class”, select “Yes”

Your intro class will be scheduled for the next time that class meets, and the fee will be charged to save your child’s spot

You will receive an email confirming your registration for the intro class!

​Introductory class fees:

45 minute class: $20  –  1 hour class: $25 – 75 minute class: $30

Not sure which class is right for your dancer?

Click here to learn more about our classes!

Ready to join the ABC’s of Dance family?

Follow these simple steps to register your dancer!

Scroll down and find the class you want to register for

Click the “Register” link next to the class

Fill out the registration form

You will receive an email confirming your registration!

Scroll down and find the class you want to register for

Click the “Register” link next to the class

Fill out the registration form

You will receive an email confirming your registration

We will send you a COVID-19 waiver to fill out before your first class

2021-2022 School Year Class Schedule

Price listed is pro-rated for the number of weeks left in the session.

Garnet Level – 5 & 6 year olds

Jade Level – 7 year olds

*Students who have completed our Garnet Program may join this class.

Click here to learn more about ABC’s of Dance!

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