About Dance N Magic
Dance-N-Magic is a family Friendly Dance Studio in St. Paul, MN
We have 3 wonderful programs, Dance, Music, and Summer Camps. We offer dance lessons in Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Fitness, Tumbling & Acro, and more. We offer music lessons in Piano, Voice, Guitar, and more. Our Summer Enrichment Camps offer a summer full of possibilities. All of our lessons are age and developmentally appropriate. We offer private lessons, as well as group classes for toddlers, children, teens, and adults. All ages are welcome! Instruction is based on educational lesson plans to build life lessons and skills. Our classes are all inclusive and focus on FUN and building confidence! Kids love our high energy experienced instructors! Parents love our educational curriculum that keeps kids moving! Children love learning new skills and dances! Teens find a ton of enjoyment with our original choreography and personal attention to develop new skills! Adults love our classes and our FUN choreography and music! We strive to offer the best that dance programming has to offer! We are so confident that you will love our dance lessons, that we offer every one a free trial class!
We are proud to be a More Than Just Great Dancing affiliated Studio! We have been chosen to be one of these select studios because of our higher standard in curriculm and education, our community and philanthropic involvment, and our commitment to teaching More Than Just Great Dancing.
Our Dance–N–Magic philosophy is that dance should first and foremost be FUN! Learning DANCE to build confidence, skills, have FUN, and create MAGIC!
All of our Teachers are experienced, adult instructors. Most importantly, they have a passion for what they do! Every teacher comes from an educational and/or performance background. We also provide additional in–house training and continuing education. Instructors attend dance conventions and master classes to advance their teaching technique. We at Dance–N–Magic realize that a part of being a great teacher is to continue to be a student as well. Dance is constantly evolving, and so are we. All instructors are encouraged to keep learning new dance techniques, performance, and teaching skills.
Meet Our Staff
Hopefully all of your questions about our wonderful Saint Paul Dance Studio can be answered here in our frequently asked questions. If you can't find your answer here, please email of call us and we'll be happy to help.
- What is More Than Just Great Dancing?
More Than Just Great Dancing is a highly respected affiliation in the dance studio industry that commits us to a higher standard of dance education, higher level of customer service, and commitment to teaching MORE. From manners to morals, from community involvement to volunteering, from sharing to caring for one another, from development to confidence, we will take your student into our Dance-N-Magic family not just for the dance lessons every week, but to learn More Than Just Great Dancing!
- Why choose Dance-N-Magic?
Click here to see what makes the Dance-N-Magic Difference
- Is my 2 or 3 year old really able to dance? How much are they learning?
Teaching young children is one of our specialties. Many of the common obstacles with teaching young children can be overcome with consistency and a smile! All of our lead teachers are high energy, experienced adult instructors with an enriching comprehensive full curriculum for maximum development. Not only are they learning dance skills and steps, they are learning so much more. They are learning to follow direction from a teacher, working together with their friends, classroom etiquette, balance, large motor skills, small motor skills, rhythm with counting, and more. Our toddler classes really do work their mind, body, and heart. You do not need to be toilet trained in order to participate.
- Can parents watch?
Yes. Our location offers parents a viewing area if you wish to watch. However we do ask that you stay in these viewing areas and not interrupt the class by coming in the room or standing against the shelves. To view into the second studio, we have added a camera linked to a TV in the lobby. That way you can watch your student without distracting the class. This is especially helpful for young children who get distracted easily. We also offer free Wi–Fi and a Family Friendly Atmosphere. Our St. Paul Studio has a family room like atmosphere with a large comfortable couch and a toy area. Parents may choose to either drop off their student or hang out. Some parents choose to relax at the Golden Thyme Coffee shop located next door.
- Are your classes diverse?
We encourage diversity in all of our classes. We want an environment that represents the City of St. Paul and it’s surrounding areas with diversity in skin color, age, gender, culture, body type, and ability. Our classes are fully inclusive and embrace the philosophy that Dance is a gift for ALL to share.
- Do you have a Dance Recital?
Yes. We have an annual on stage dance recital with costumes in mid June. All regular season dance and music classeswill participate, except for fitness classes. Participation is highly encouraged, but optional. Students who choose to participate will be required to purchase a dance costume. We break down our costume fee into small monthly payments to make it affordable, especially for families with multiple children and/or multiple classes. We will also have a professional photographer come to take class pictures at the dance studio with the costumes on a separate day.
- How and what to I pay when I enroll?
A credit card (visa, master card, or discover) is required to register. Please read the studio policies.
What you can expect to be charged is based on which Season you are registering for, and when you register, Please see below and email if you have any questions.
Our system will automatically post fees to your Dance-N-Magic account. We will manually adjust these fees for any discounts or additional fees that may apply before we charge your credit card. We will email you both a statement of the adjusted fees and an email confirmation after registration.
Regular Season, Sept-June
- Due at time of Registration: $40 annual registration fee per student
- Due the 15th of the month before: Monthly tuition as listed (we will pro-rate for mid-month starts)
- Due with your Sept-May tuition payments: Costume fee ($12 per month for half hour classes, $14 per month for hour long classes, $23 per month per costume for competition students) If starting after Sept. 15th, we will add previous payments to get the costume payments up-to-date and ordered. Adult and technique only classes do not pay the costume fee.
- Due May 15th: Recital Fee (our recitals have free admission, no tickets, just a small fee TBD in late spring based on number of families and stage time. Last year we did an all inclusive recital fee of $135 per family that included a professional DVD, T-shirt, Programs, Awards, and all recital costs )
- For Competition Students only: $100 per team deposit due at registration, remaining competition fees Due Oct 15th
- Registration Fee $20 applies to Summer Only or New Students (Students currently enrolled in regular season do not pay an additional fee)
- Registering before May 1st: $50 non-refundable deposit (remainder due May 1st)
- Registering after May 1st: $20 Registration fee (if applicable) and Session Fee (for full 8 week course or week long camp)
If you bring in cash or a cashier's check before your card is charged (on he 15th of the month for regular season classes) your account will be at a zero balance and will not be charged.
- Do you offer scholarships?
For families going through a financial difficulty, we wish for students to still be able to attend classes. Although we do not at this time offer scholarships, we may be able to offer tuition credits in exchange for volunteer hours. Delinquent accounts are not eligible. The number of volunteers will be limited. Volunteer Guidelines must be followed, or you will be responsible for the tuition in full.
We also have a Booster Club that participates in fundraising for competition fees, costumes, and uniforms.
- What are your Policies?
Click here for the General Studio Policies for the 2016/2017 season
Click here for Private Lesson Policies
Click here for Performance Team Policies