How old should my child be before
they can start dance/gym?
Your child should be three years
What classes do you offer for a pre
–school - k student?
Tap & Ballet: 30 min class
Combination, tap, ballet & gymnastic: 1 hour class
Gymnastics: 45 min class.
Is it better for my child to start
with dance or gym?
I would suggest the combination
class. A three year old really doesn’t know the difference between
dance or gymnastics. The reason why I offer a combination class is
to give the child a opportunity to experience both.
How long is a class?
Classes vary in time depending on
the age and the ability of the student.
How many times a week are the
A beginner student will most likely
dance once a week. If a beginner student takes more than one class,
we try to schedule the classes back to back.
Will my 5 year old be put in a beginner
class with an 11 year old beginner?
No. We are fortune enough to have
many students, thus allowing us to be able to group them according
to age and level.
How many students are in a class?
This depends on the class. A
pre-school class may have 10-12 students enrolled with one head
teacher, one jr. teacher and a students assistant. A gymnastic
class will have 12-15 students with one head coach, 2 assistants
and a student teacher. The group is divided in 3 stations leaving
each teacher with five students in a station. All other
classes will have 10-12 students with one head teacher and one
assistant (if the teacher feels students need extra help she will
bring in another assistant.)
Who teaches the classes?
At Caffery’s, your child
not have a teenage instructor. Your child will have only
instructors who have studied and trained with Ms. Maureen.
It is mandatory that all
instructors teach with Ms. Maureen for 2 years before they are
allowed to conduct a class on their own.
Is there a contract required?
No. You are only committed for 4
weeks. A written withdrawal or email is required to stop your
billing cycle. You are responsible until we receive this. Phone
messages are not accepted for withdrawal. PAYMENTS ARE DUE ON EVERY
5th CLASS and pre-payment for the month prior. You
will receive a payment schedule, and reminders are posted in the
What if my child is shy?
If your child is shy, parents are
welcome to come in and dance/gymnastic with their child to make them
more comfortable. Usually it takes a couple weeks before they are
running into class without looking behind!!
Where do I wait?
We have a parents waiting area. We
ask that you keep it clean. No food is allowed in the waiting
Do you have a dress code?
Recreational classes have no dress
code. We do have requirements, such as leotard, tights, and proper
shoes. Long hair must always be in a pony tail or a bun.