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Evaluations for our Ballet & Modern programs are required for children ages 7 and older, using the guidelines below. This process helps us to place children according to their abilities and learning styles to ensure a successful and rewarding experience.  Evaluations are NOT needed to sign up for Hip Hop, Teen Ballet, Beginning Modern, and Teen Contemporary classes!

To set up an evaluation class:

  • Determine which class to take your child to by using the guidelines below.

  • Check the class schedule for times and room locations.

  • Let us know that you are attending an evaluation class by contacting Heather Keckeisen at heather.actsdance@gmail.com She can also help with any questions you may have.

 

Unfortunately, attending an evaluation class will not guarantee a spot in our program.  Many of our lower levels fill up fast and have a waiting list.

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Ballet Evaluation Guidelines:

  • Age 5 & 6: Evaluation is not needed.  Automatic ballet class placement is Ballet 1 and you can register now!

  • Age 7 & 8: Please attend a Ballet 2 Free Trial Class for placement.

  • Age 9 & up: Contact Heather Keckeisen to arrange an evaluation time. Placement will be decided on a case by case basis.

Modern Evaluation Guidelines: 

  • Age 8 - 12:  Please attend the Beginning Modern class for placement.

  • Age 12 & up: Contact Heather Keckeisen to arrange an evaluation time. Placement will be decided on a case by case basis.

Please arrive a few minutes early for your evaluation to locate the classroom and introduce yourself to the teacher before class begins.

What to wear to an evaluation:  Acts 17:28 Dance has a dress code, so please don’t purchase dance attire for the evaluation class.  If you have dance wear, have your child wear tights, a leotard, and ballet slippers.  Otherwise, leggings, a longer T-shirt (sufficient to cover the belly when arms are raised above the head) and socks will work just fine.  Please have your child’s hair up and away from their face in a bun or ponytail.

 

If you register for a class after being evaluated, please review the Dress Requirements document and place your order before classes begin.