Thank you for considering to be a part of our family! As with every family, there are rules and guidelines to ensure the safety, happiness and overall learning experience for every member, parent and teacher.
The following guidelines were designed to establish and maintain the productive atmosphere of our school. Click HERE For PDF handbook
Each June, Mohler Dance Academy creates a themed recital showcasing the efforts and hard work of its students. We strive to make this experience a professional one from both the audience and dancers’ perspective. Participating in recital is a great opportunity for your dancer to experience this aspect of the performing arts.
For your convenience, an $80 costume fee is included in tuition for all Mohler Dance Academy classes. Each costume includes applicable tights and accessories. The only exceptions are conditioning classes (Turn/Leaps and Stretching and Strength) which to do not prepare a recital routine.
Only students registered before December 1 are eligible to participate in the June recital or upon director approval. If your student is not participating in the recital, you must advise the studio no later than December 1. Costume fees are non-refundable for any reason after December 1.
Costumes fees are not included in the tuition for Chicago Ballet Conservatory classes. CBC costume fees are incremental and will be communicated throughout the year.
Recital tickets range from $15-18. Additional optional expenses include professional photos and video.
Mohler Dance Academy is dedicated to ensuring that every student is in the class most appropriate for their level and most conducive to their development. We always encourage new students to try a class before committing to enrollment.
Upon enrollment, a student is not accepted for less than the time specified. Because dance is a discipline of constant repetition, a commitment of less time limits the student's ability to apply learned elements and realize significant progress. Registration assumes commitment to full tuition regardless of attendance. No refunds will be given unless cancellations are made by Mohler Dance Academy. For students not ready to commit to enrollment, we offer a drop-in rate of $18/hour (subject to class availability).
We offer installment payment options as well as the convenience of automatic payments with all major credit cards. Our online registration system allows you to view and register for classes, as well as maintain and update personal information. A $20 late fee is assessed if payments are not received within one week of due date. If tuition becomes more than 1 month overdue, students may be withdrawn from the class without refund.
The following are attire requirements for students taking classes. Leotards, Tights and Shoes are available for purchase through the school. A leotard is the garment which covers the torso and tights cover the legs
Solid Black Leotard
Pink Ballet Shoes
Ballet students must have hair in a bun.
Boys: White T-Shirt/Leotard, Black Tights/Pants/Shorts, Black Ballet Shoes
Jazz, Musical Theater, Modern, Acro, Contemporary, Tap
Black Tights or Black (tight-fitting) Jazz Pants/Leggings
Jazz & Musical Theater - Black Jazz Shoes
Modern, Contemporary & Acro - Barefoot
Tap - Black Tap Shoes
Comfortable Clothing - girls must wear a leotard or tight-fitting camisole under any apparel. Jeans, midriffs and booty shorts (without tights) will NOT be allowed in any class.
High-Top Sneakers - shoes must be dedicated to class and NOT worn outside
IMPORTANT: Jeans, Midriffs and Booty Shorts (without tights) will NOT be allowed in any class.
Hair for ALL CLASSES must be pulled off the neck (bun required for ballet classes)No Jewelry! Jewelry could potentially cause serious injury while dancing.
We reserve the right to use images taken at any Mohler Dance Academy event for promotional purposes without the expressed written permission of those included within the photo. Photographs may be used in publications and media, including but not limited to brochures, newspapers, website, print ads and social media.
As with all physical activities, there are natural risks involved. By registering, you agree to hold harmless Mohler Dance Academy, or any affiliates associated with the studio, for any damage/illness/injury incurred during participation in class or event sponsored by Mohler Dance Academy.
Teachers are afforded the opportunity to utilize media-based teaching tools such as video/big screen playback and Ipad-based, interactive teaching aids. Our 5,250 sf facility has 3 studios equipped with state of the art audio equipment and professional, sprung flooring for the safety of our dancers. Studios have 6' windows along the one side for parents as well as closed circuit cameras to watch every class if desired.
Our spacious waiting area allows parents and siblings the option of observing classes, watching television or working at our homework tables (with free wifi).