Classes begin June 17! New students should simply click on the blue "Register Now" button. Current students should register through the Parent Portal. If your preferred class is full, please register on the waitlist as we may be able to open additional classes!
Thank you to everyone involved in making "THIS IS US" a huge success! The dancers were unbelievable and the amount of love shared backstage was heartwarming. Now, it's time to start planning next year's performance!
Congratulations to Amy Griese! Amy has been chosen as this year's recipient of the Kendall Murphy Memorial Tumbling Scholarship - a one hour weekly group tumbling class for the 2018-2019 season. Happy Tumbling Amy!
Avoid duplicating your accounts by easily logging in to your Parent Portal to register!
Tumbling students will benefit from our awesome tumbling facility which features a 56 ft. tumble track (trampoline) into a solid foam pit! Beginner to Advanced levels available.
Here's your chance to participate in a broadway-style show! An Achieve Academy performance is not a typical dance recital but a very professional production. Every effort is made to bring you an entertaining show, and the length is kept to a minimum. Competition students will perform in both shows and recreational students will perform in one show. Although there are no guarantees, every effort is made to accommodate date requests. Detailed performance information will be distributed in early May.
|Event Schedule||FRIDAY SHOW||SATURDAY SHOW|
|Run thru @ Achieve Academy||Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:30 p.m.||Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:30 p.m.|
|Competition & Opening Production Photos @ Achieve Academy||Friday, May 31, 2019 scheduled times||Friday, May 31, 2019 scheduled times|
|Recreational Photos @ Achieve Academy||Monday, June 3, 2019 scheduled times||Monday, June 3, 2019 scheduled times|
|Dress Rehearsal @ Gibson Southern||Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:30 p.m.||Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:30 p.m.|
|Performance @ Gibson Southern||Friday, June 7, 2019 6:30 p.m.||Saturday, June 8, 2019 6:30 p.m.|
Although most students participate in the exciting year-end Performance, dance students who would like to participate in the year-end Performance should also register for “DANCE PERFORMANCE” when signing up for classes. Once registered, the appropriate costume amounts from the Performance Costume Chart below will be added to your account for auto-withdrawal on December 1st and January 1st. The performance fee of $50 ($100 for competition students who will perform 2 shows) will also be added to your account for auto-withdrawal on March 1st along with the appropriate June Tuition to be auto-withdrawn on June 1st. The deadline to register for the Dance Performance is November 15th. If you register then choose not to participate, withdrawal must occur before November 15th to discontinue any Dance Performance-related auto-withdrawals.
Tumbling students who would like to participate in a tumbling routine in the year-end performance, should enroll in the "TUMBLING PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE" class. Once enrolled, the costume withdrawals of $35 on December 1st & $35 on January 1st will be added to your account along with the March 1st Performance Fee of $50 (if not already participating in the Dance Performance) and the April 1st Tumbling Production Tuition of $80 for the Saturday rehearsals in April and May. No rehearsals will be conducted during weekly tumbling classes. If you enroll then choose not to participate, withdrawal must occur before November 15th to cancel all Tumbling Production-related auto-withdrawals.
The opening number of the year-end Performance involves a large group of students and sets the theme of the show. Participation requires a commitment to rehearsals, a costume fee, and extra tuition. Dance students age 6 & up (already participating in the dance performance) who would like to participate in the opening routine for the year-end performance, should enroll in the "OPENING PRODUCTION" class. Once enrolled, the Opening Production Tuition of $80 will be added to your account for auto-withdrawal on April 1st. Fast-paced rehearsals will occur on Saturdays in April & May. Costumes and dance shoes will vary from student to student and will be determined at a later date. Students will be in both the Friday and Saturday shows and will be required to arrive early to the Dress Rehearsal. Withdrawal from this class must occur before March 15th to discontinue all Opening Production-related auto-withdrawals.
The costume fee will include everything the school feels is needed for year-end performance costumes which may or may not include: costume, tights, socks, accessories, and a sample make-up packet. Competition students are responsible for their own make-up. Rhinestones are not included. Required shoes will be determined at a later date and will be your responsibility. Costume Fees will be priced according to class and will be charged to your auto-debit or auto-credit card charge in two, equal installments, December 1st and January 1st.
|-||December 1st||January 1st|
|½ Hr. Dance, Mom & Me Dance, or Combo||$35||$35|
|Recreational Hip Hop||$40||$40|
|Recreational Rotating Class (2 Costumes)||$80||$80|
|*COMPETITION Costume - Per Routine||$50 Deposit*||$50 Deposit*|
|Solos, Duets, Trios||Selected by individual or group (price varies)||Selected by individual or group (price varies)|
*COMPETITION costume deposits will be autowithdrawn OCTOBER 1 & NOVEMBER 1 and at a later date, may or may not require an additional fee for the balance.
Costume Alterations are available for Performance and special choreography costumes. A $5 per service minimum will be charged for basics such as hems, attaching straps, etc. Charges for other alterations will be determined by the seamstress. Costume Alterations are an incidental fee and must be paid by cash, check, or credit card and is due at the time of service.
There will be a $50 Performance Fee per participating student per show auto-withdrawn from your account on March 1st. The Performance Fee will help cover some costs of auditorium rental, theater technicians, lighting, sets, props, etc. Tickets to the performance go on sale in early May. A number of reserved VIP seats will be available, with the rest being General Admission. Children age 3 & under are free and do not require a ticket if they sit on a lap. Backstage Moms do not require a ticket.
Although we will not have regular classes, we will be having rehearsals, run-thrus, pictures, costume fittings, etc. To make all this possible, instructors, cleaning crews, utilities, and more must still be paid. June tuition will be based on the number of performance routines per student. June tuition for routines that are rehearsed weekly, Tumbling Production, Opening Production and for solos, duets, and trios will be automatically withdrawn. June tuition is priced as follows: 1 routine = $20, 2 routines = $30, 3 routines = $40, 4 routines = $50, 5 routines = $60, 6 routines = $70, 7 routines or more = $80.
Special choreography is available upon request for Intermediate to Advanced dancers for competitions, talent shows, etc. Ages 10 and above must be taking a technique class in the style of dance to be performed. Guest choreographers are available at their hourly rate and at their availability.
A choreography fee of $180 for solos, $230 for duets, $285 for trios and $95 per student for groups of 4 or more will be charged per routine in addition to the hourly rate for private, duet, trio, or groups of four. Choreography fee will be charged as an incidental fee and is due on the 1st day of learning the routine. The hourly rate will be auto-withdrawn at the time of service. The duration of these classes will be determined by the student’s ability to learn the routine. Cancellation of a non-weekly private class must be made in a timely manner. If the instructor has already arrived for the class, your account will still be charged.
Weekly private classes will also be charged the above choreography fees and monthly tuition is charged through autopay. No refunds, credits, or make-up classes will be given for missed weekly private classes.
All solos, duets, trios must notify us of their participation in the performance no later than February 1st. All solos participating in the performance will be included in the Solo Montage and will perform 30 seconds of their routine. Seniors will perform their entire solo.
A Splicing Fee of $15 per song will be charged for any special choreography song that needs to be cut to comply with time limits, etc. This is an incidental fee and will be auto-withdrawn at the time of service.
CDs of your performance song will be available for purchase once the music has been chosen and your routine started. CDs are $3 for the first song, and $1 for each additional song. These CDs are wonderful for extra practice time at home.
T-shirts, incorporating the theme of the show, will feature the name of the performance and all participating students. T-Shirts will be available for purchase near performance time.
Professional Group and Individual Photos will all be taken at Achieve Academy. We would like everyone to have photos taken for the studio picture walls, but you are not required to purchase them for yourself. A schedule will be provided.
Professional DVDs of the performances will be available for you to purchase. Videotaping and flash photography are allowed at dress rehearsal only. This policy is enforced so that everyone may enjoy a professional show without video cameras in their way throughout the program.
*Music CDs, Performance T-Shirts, Photos, and DVDs are provided as a special service to you with no requirement to purchase.