Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of dance classes are offered at Gotta Dance?

Beginning through advanced levels in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Mom & Tots and Acro/Tumbling. We offer classes ranging from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours, depending on student's age and level.

Which dance class should I sign up for?

Choose a class that is the appropriate age group and one that will work with your schedule. Our instructors will be closely observing students the first couple months, making sure they are in the correct level class. If we feel your student should try a different level class, we will notify you immediately.

What clothes should I wear to dance class?

All students are expected to wear dance attire in class, along with the appropriate dance shoe. Absolutely no street clothes or baggy sweats will be allowed in class. If a student is not dressed appropriately, they may be asked to sit out that day. Hair should be up and pulled off the face. Ballet students must wear a leotard with pink tights (beginning level classes a ballet skirt is acceptable).

Tap and Jazz students - any type of dancewear will do: leotard with bikers/dance pants/dance shorts. Those students enrolled in several classes on the same day, can stay in their ballet clothes - no need to change!

What dance shoes should I wear?

Ballet: Pink leather ballet slipper (Ages 7+ split soles recommended).
Hip-Hop: Sneakers for dance class only - not street shoes.
Jazz: (Beginner/Intermediate classes) Black leather jazz oxford. (Advanced classes) Gore boots - color determined after costume selections.
Lyrical: Caramel gore boots for Recital.

Tap Shoes:
Ages 3-5 & 5-6: Black pre-taps
Ages 6 & up: Caramel taps with straps
Ages 12 & up: Caramel jazz/tap oxfords***
Parents: Please do not purchase your dances shoes with too much growing room

Where can I find dancewear stores?

En Pointe: In Clawson off of Main & 14 Mile Rd
Fanci Footworks: 49970 Van Dyke, 586-731-9350
RD Dancewear: On Dodge Park, north of 15 Mile Rd
Lucy & Ethel's: On Garfield, between Canal and 19 Mile Rd

How do I register for Gotta Dance classes?

Please fill out one registration form per family and be sure to include Class ID numbers. Print clearly! Each class will have a size limit and will close when it reaches its max. Class sizes vary, depending on the age and level of the group. Most classes fill up before September, so we recommend registering by mail. A $10.00 registration fee per student is due along with one month's tuition - checks payable to Gotta Dance. A spot will not be held unless the first month is paid in full (No refunds). We will contact you if a class has been cancelled/closed, otherwise we will see you on the first day of class.

What about snow days and other severe weather… Will there be dance classes?

In the event of severe weather conditions during the winter months, we recommend calling the studio voice mail to be sure we are still having class. Often times the roads may be bad in the morning, but cleared by the afternoon so classes will remain as scheduled - please call after 1:00 pm to make sure.

What are the Gotta Dance office hours?

If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our summer office hours vary, so leave us a message and we will get back to you. Once classes begin, office hours are:
Monday to Friday: 4:30 - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm