Additional Information / FAQ
How will I be kept informed?

Please join us for our Parent Orientation meeting on Saturday, September 10 & 11, 2016 from 9-10 AM. We will go over our program policies and answer any questions you may have regarding the program. Parents will receive important CTP news and information via email throughout the season.

What does the showcase entail?

The CTP ends our 32-week season with a captivating showcase at a prestigious New York City Theater. The showcase gives students the chance to display what they have learned throughout the year. All students are expected to participate in the showcase and dress rehearsal.

If for any reason a dancer will not be able to participate in this wonderful experience, please let us know prior to the Winter Holiday Break.  

*There is an additional fee for the performance and for each costume due in Decemeber. The Showcase weekend is June 9-11, 2017.

How can I get in touch with the staff?

Our business hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm. Contact CTP at 212.582.9304, or ask for Allie (Ext. 26) or Selena (Ext. 25), or by emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected].

We welcome parents and students to contact us with any questions or comments!

When will I be able to watch my child in class?

All classes are closed for viewing so that teachers and students can maintain their focus without distraction. Parent Observation Day is held once during the season. We encourage parents or guardians to observe their dancers’ classes on this day.

What classes do you offer?

We proudly offer classes in Creative Movement, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater Dance, Latin Jazz, Contemporary, Jumps & Turns, Breaking, and Lyrical.

What is the age range and experience necessary to participate in your program?

We offer classes for students ages 2.5 - 18, in levels from beginner to advanced. It is our goal to provide your children with classes in which they feel comfortable while also being challenged.

Is there a dress code?

Yes, more information can be found on our Dress Code & Attendance Policy Page.

What type of commitment is expected?

The Children & Teens Program is a 32-week commitment. Classes run from September 17, 2016 through June 2017 on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
To best support your child’s training, CONSISTENT ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED.

  • Students are allowed a total of four absences for the entire CTP season.
  • If more than four absences occur during the dance season, you may be asked to withdraw from the program.
  • These absences include school testing, religious commitments, illness, family events, etc. Students are required to attend the three classes leading up to the showcase.
  • Students are required to attend the dress rehearsal in June 2017.
  • If your child has a planned absence, written documentation must be emailed to Allie Beach prior to the event.
  • For their safety, your child will not be able to participate in class if they arrive more than 10 minutes late. They must observe the class and take notes. This will be strictly enforced, there are no make-up classes and you will be held responsible for payment, even if your child does not attend class.

It is imperative to your child’s success in the CTP that it is viewed as a serious commitment.

Professional Children: Children who work professional jobs are allowed a total of six absences for the season. If absences exceed six, they will be asked to not participate in the showcase, but may continue classes. Written proof documentation of the job must be given to Allie prior to the job’s start date.