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2023-2024 Important Dates

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2023-2024 Important Dates
September 4Labor Day (Class make-up TBD)
September 5First Day of Classes
October 31Studio Closed
November 4Last Day of Session 1
November 6First Day of Session 2
November 22-25Thanksgiving Break (Class make-up TBD)
December 25-January 6Holiday Break
January 8Classes Resume
January 20Last Day Of Session 2
January 22First Day of Session 3
March 23Last Day of Session 3
March 25-March 30Spring Break
April 1First Day of Session 4
May 27Memorial Day (Class make-up TBD)
June 1Last Day of Session 4
June 3-8Recital Week
We do not observe school holidays. All other studio closings(snow days, cold days etc) will be issued make-ups and announced via email when applicable.

Fall 2023-2024 Rates

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Weekly Hours9 Week SessionWeekly Hours9 Week SessionWeekly Hours9 Week Session
4.25$625.008.75$1,075.0014 - 24$1,245.00

DSDS Safety Guidelines

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  • Arrive at DSDS dressed and ready to dance.
  • If you arrive prior to your class time, please wait in your car to avoid crowds and
    congestion. We have added a 10 minute gap between classes to allow for social distancing
    and sanitizing.
  • Lobby and halls will be monitored by staff to insure social distancing during class transitions
    and exits.
  • Dancers who have a break between classes will need to wait in their assigned areas and
    social distancing rules will apply.
  • Staff will sanitize each studio in between classes.


  • STUDIO 1 OR MAIN OFFICE-Dancers enter/exit through the main studio door(purple awning)
  • STUDIO 2-Dancers enter/exit through door facing Route 22
  • STUDIO 3-Dancers enter through front door/exit through rear door
  • Lobbies are closed to anyone other that staff, students or parents with administrative
    business or need of retail items(Studio 1 only).
  • Parents of younger dancers are encouraged to attach to their dancers bag a contact
    number in case dancer has any separation or behavior issues.
  • Anyone entering the studio MUST wear a mask(except those 4 years of age and younger)


  • All dancers 5 and up must wear masks at all times(with frequent mask breaks taken during classes)
  • Staff will be in masks at all times
  • Dancers will have assigned spaces in class/hallway to put any personal items
  • Only one dancer at a time will be permitted to go to the restroom
  • Class formats will be modified to remove any activity that would require contact between
  • Any dancer who cannot follow the social distancing guidelines will be asked to leave the


  • Parents are asked to screen their own dancers for COVID-19 or other transmissible disease symptoms
  • Anyone with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever greater than 100.4 should NOT come to class.
  • Anyone who has been with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days should not come to class.
  • We ask families to follow all local guidelines regarding travel quarantines.


  • Make up classes must be scheduled in advance.
  • If in-studio space in unavailable due to social distancing requirements and room capacity
    make-ups can be done on Zoom.
  • ALL Make-up classes must be done in the current session.

Description of Class Levels and Classes

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Denise Sabala Dance Studios

Description of Class Levels and Classes

Level 1 = Beginner/7-11
Level 2 = Intermediate/9-12
Level 3 = Advanced Intermediate/10-14
Level 4 = Advanced/14-18

Tumbling Levels based on skills
Important Notice: All Students will be placed according to their degree of accomplishment, strength and ability. The correct class is most important for proper advancement of each individual student.Ultimately it is the teacher’s decision where the dancer belongs, class placements can change.


Technique class covering barre and center floor work, combinations and routines. Ballet is the foundation.

Hip Hop:

Combination of jazz technique and street funk movements. Many of these movements are seen in music videos.


Technique class including warm-up stretches, techniques across the floor, combinations and routines.


These classes are based on a strong ballet background. Movements are executed to lyrical music with a strong jazz flare.


These classes incorporate a variety of techniques that focus on correct alignment, fall, recovery, centering and proper articulations through warm-up exercises, center floor work and larger locomotors combinations, and newer philosophies of movement that depart from classical dance techniques.

Musical Theater (including Jazz technique):

These classes are based on Broadway Musical Theater Productions. Technique, style, and routines will be covered. Acting & Theater Production study included.


Tap technique and combinations.

Description of Combination Classes

~Please use age and experience as a “guideline” or Teacher Recommendation.

Combo 3-4 (ages 3-4) Tap/Pre-Ballet/Tumbling

A one hour combination class ~ Black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes required.

Combo 5-6 (ages 5-6) Tap/Ballet/Jazz-Hip Hop

A one hour combination class ~ students should have at least 1 -3 years experience. Black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes, jazz shoes optional.

Combo 6-7 (ages 6-7) Tap/Ballet/Jazz-Hip Hop

A one hour combination class ~ students should have at least 4 years experience. Black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes, jazz shoes optional.

Class Attire

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Combo Classes 3-7 years old ~ Any dancewear, any color and any style, just as long as body lines can be seen.

Levels 1-4 ~ Girls: Any dancewear including leotard, tights, leggings, biker shorts, crop tops and fitted tank tops. No loose clothes.
Boys: Fitted t-shirt or tank top with shorts, tights or leggings

Ballet/Pointe ~ Girls: Black leotard and pink tights. Hair in a bun
Boys: Fitted t-shirt or tank top with tights or leggings

Hip Hop ~ Loose clothes, clean sneakers acceptable


Studio Rules & Regulations

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Denise Sabala Dance Studios


  • Tuition is due upon enrollment (see tuition & class rates). Overdue tuition will be treated in the following manner and will be strictly enforced!
  • Tuition that is 1 week over due will incur a $25 Late Fee. Tuition accounts that go past a week over due will incur an additional $5 Late Fee for every week past due.
  • A $35 Service Fee will be charged for any RETURNED CHECKS.
  • Any returning students beginning class after November 30th must return to the level of instruction from the previous year to begin. They may not automatically advance to the next level. The first three months of instruction are vital for the technical development of each student.
  • If an enrolled student is absent, there will be no credit or refund of tuition. Alternately, students can make up classes at your convenience any time during the present school year. Please see your teacher for appropriate make up class times. If a student is absent or has dropped a class, please inform the studio office. Sometimes absences extend into a few weeks and we would like to be informed in the case of non-returning students so that we can open your spot in the class for others on our waiting list.
  • Please be sure student’s names are inside all dance shoes. If you bring anything of value to the studio, please bring it in the classroom with you. The studio is not responsible for, nor will the studio replace, any stolen or misplaced items!
  • Participation in the year-end recital production is NOT MANDATORY. If you choose to participate, there will be a charge for our costume which is yours you keep. Additionally, there will be an admission fee for tickets to the recital (performers do not need tickets unless occupying a seat for the majority of the show).
  • It is studio policy that costumes for the recital will not be distributed until student’s tuition accounts for the year have been PAID IN FULL!
  • OBSERVATION DAYS Scheduled Once a Month—Levels 1-4 classes are conducted in CLOSED CLASSROOMS. There will be an “Observation Day” scheduled once a month. On these specific days, you may come into the classroom or view at the viewing windows. It is at the instructors’ discretion to allow viewing other than the scheduled “Observation Days”.
  • Class attire will be strictly enforced!  Students will not be allowed to take class in street clothes – NO EXCEPTIONS! (Please see class attire information)
  • EVALUATION PROCESS – At the start of each season, the first few months of class is our evaluation period. This time allows our teaching staff to ensure that students are placed in the proper level according to their individual ability, as well as controlling class sizes.
    We appreciate your cooperation during this period!
  • No smoking or vaping on studio property
  • No refunds, only studio class credits.  Once paid and registered for class or classes, if for any reason a class or classes are dropped, a studio credit shall be held indefinitely in your name.

Tuition Discounts and Payment Information

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  • For Studio policy regarding absences, late tuitions charges, and returned checks, please refer to the“Studio Rules and Information” Choose your classes carefully. If you choose to PRE-PAY for the year, NO refunds issued under any circumstances. CLASS CREDIT ISSUED ONLY

Tuition or Bank checks made payable to Denise Sabala Dance Studios.
We do not accept AMERICAN EXPRESS!

(Automatic payment arrangements are available)

NO Refunds Issued ~ Class Credits Only!