Dance Creations Dance Studio
offers the most unique and diverse
program in the area. With decades of highly qualified and enthusiastic
teachers together we nurture the minds and spirits of all dancers.
Building a strong foundation in a structured classroom environment is
our philosophy. In this we believe that every dancer, recreational in
intensive, will develop a passion for the art of dance.
Dance Creations Dance Studio
(DCDS) was founded in 1991 by
Janet Cripe, to offer a wide variety of dance instruction to dancers age
two through adult. A family orientated dancing environment DCDS offers
Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Gymnastics. Our staff strives to
make each and every student feel important by instilling a sense of
accomplishment and self-worth allowing them to reach their personal
best. We provide our students with a quality dance education so that all
of them, whether they study with us for one year or ten, will leave the
studio with a love and appreciation for the art of dance.
An annual spring performance is held so that our dancers have the
opportunity to perform for family and friends. All students are eligible
and encouraged to participate in the performance.
is the Owner/Artistic Director of Dance Creations Dance Studio
and founder of the youth performance Company, DCDS In Motion
In Motion is a children performance company established in 2008 for the
dancers at Dance Creations Dance Studio. Its mission is to create an
environment for its dancers to expand their talents, enjoy performance
type activities, and learn priceless lessons by participating in various
projects to help others in our community. To date, DCDS In Motion
dancers has raised over $15,000.00.00 for the Illinois Capital Area
Chapter of The Red Cross, The Share programs at both St. Johns Hospital
and Memorial Hospital, The United Breast Cancer Foundation and The Make A
At a young age, Janet began dancing at the Vitina Sansone School of
Dance were she later assisted Vitina Sansone in all aspects of dance
studio management. Having trained for more than 40 years in
Ballet/Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, she has studied with some of the
greatest instructors in the industry. She is an Early Childhood Specialist
the Duluth School of Ballet. As a member of the Professional Dance
Teachers Association she continues training at seminars and workshops to
revitalize practical teaching methods.
Well known for her high standards in quality dance
training, her passion is to teach and create. With 30 years of teaching
experience, she treasures watching her students grow within, and
beyond, the art of dance. Janet is thrilled when her students take what
she has taught them, apply it to their dreams, create new possibilities
for themselves, develop those possibilities and succeed with their
endeavors. Currently a lifelong dance student continues to dance while
working with genetic research in New York and a former student operates
her own local hip-hop studio.
Janet has received many awards from regional and
national dance competitions including Top Studio, Best Choreography,
Best Concept, Most Entertaining, and Most Age Appropriate Studio. In
1996, six members of the DCDS competition team were among the cast of
the FedEx Orange Bowl performance cast. Most recently ten dancers were
featured at a Martina McBride concert.
She is the driving force that inspires the students and faculty at DCDS to excel.
Enrollment a Student INFORMATION FORM IS REQUIRED EACH NEW SEASON. PARENT SHOULD SELECT BOX STATING THAT HE/SHE HAS READ AND UNDERSTANDS THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF DCDS. REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS POLICIES HAVE BEEN READ AND UNDERSTOOD IN ITS ENTIRETY.
EnRollment Fee is $25.00
per student AND $40.00
When you enroll a dancer at this studio, you are ENROLLING FOR AN ENTIRE SEASON. FEES ARE BASED ON NUMBER OF HOURS PER CLASS PER WEEK. PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE LISTED BELOW. WE DO NOT SEND OUT A BILL EACH MONTH! THERE IS A $10.00 LATE CHARGE ON ALL PAYMENTS AFTER THE 7TH OF THE MONTH.
PLEASE ALWAYS MARK DANCER(S) FIRST AND LAST NAME
IN THE MEMO AREA ON YOUR CHECK. THERE IS A $30.00 RETURNED CHECK FEE!! NO EXCEPTIONS. tHERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS ON paid tUITION FOR ANY REASON.
PLEASE SELECT PAYMENT OPTION AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.
Opt 1: Pay for the year in full
- receive A 10% DISCOUNT (Offer not good after SEPTEMBER 1) Check or Cash
Opt 2: Tri-annual Installments WITH
payments due in September, December & March. Tuition Payments are due the first class of the month. If dancer will not attend that class parent IS RESPONSIBLE for dropping off or mailing in your payment before the end of that week. Payments received after the first week should include a $10.00 late payment FEE. This payment is basically monthly lesson fee X 9.5 DIVIDED BY 3.
June lesson fees are ½ price and equally divided between monthly tuition. Check Or Cash
Opt 3: AUTOMATIC MONTHLY WITHDRAWALS
from a checking account. Dance Creations Dance Studio has authorization to debit monthly tuition fees from a bank checking account. This is the only
option For monthly
payments. June lesson fees are equally divided between the monthly payment which end after the May tuition payment.
ADD COSTUME TO ANY OF THE ABOVE PAYMENT TYPES.
Monthly Pay Rate
1 Hour 15 Minutes
1 Hour30 Minutes
1 Hour 45 Minutes
Miss Daisy Dancer takes (1) 1 Hour Combo Class, (1) 45 Minute Gymnastics Class and (1) 45 Minute Hip Hop Class per week. Tuition would BE $50 + $36.00 + $31.00 = $117.00 per MoNTH
/ $370.50 Tri-Annually / $1111.50 LESS 10% = $1000.35 ( 10% only good IF PAID BY sEPT 1ST)
- ALL FAMILIES WITH MORE THAN ONE DANCER TAKE 10% OFF TOTAL MONTHLY FEES!!
- ANNUAL RATES AVAILABLE AT 10% OFF ENTIRE SEASON. GOOD ONLY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1ST
Current age, age of previous training, previous styles of dance studied, and maturity of student will be taken into consideration. sTUDENTS WILL NOT BE PLACED IN CLASSES IN ORDER TO BE WITH FRIENDS OR SIBLINGS. pLACEMENT IN ANY CLASS IS NOT GUARANTEED FOR ANY DURATION. Class placement is made by dIRECTOR AND IS DECIDED UPON WITH THE BEST INTEREST IN MIND FOR THE STUDENT.
CLASS ATTIREBOYS - SOLID COLOR T-SHIRT & DARK COLORED SHORTS OR TRACK PANTS.
GIRLS – MUST BE SOME FORM OF DANCE WEAR - LEOTARD, SPORTS BRA, UNITARD, BOOTY SHORTS & TIGHTS. HAIR SHOULD BE UP AWAY FROM FACE. FOR HIP HOP CLASSES LOOSE COMFORTANBLE CLOTHING SHOULD BE WORN. PLEASE BRING A PAIR OF CLEAN, DRY SNEAKERS FOR HIP HOP. NO STREET SHOES MAY BE WORN IN THE STUDIOS.
(BLACK ELASTIC SHOULD BE USED IN PLACE OF TIES IN PATENT TAP SHOES AND ALTERED BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN.)
DCDS IS A PEANUT FREE DANCE STUDIO.
IF A DANCER IS GOING TO BE ABSENT FROM CLASS IT IS NECESSARY TO CALL THE STUDIO AND LEAVE A MESSAGE. A DANCER WHO IS ABSENT FROM SCHOOL DUE TO AN ILLNESS SHOULD NOT ATTEND CLASS ON THAT DAY! PLEASE DO NOT BRING A DANCER TO CLASS IF HE/SHE HAS A FEVER OR SYMPTOMS OF ANY ILLNESS!!
PLEASE KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON DANCERS ENTERING AND EXITING BUILDING. DCDS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO VEHICLES.
Drop Off and Pick Up Policies
Students should not be dropped off more than 15 minutes before their class time begins. students under the age of 7 must not be dropped off any sooner than 5 minutes before their class time begins without parental supervision. Students must always be picked up on time unless previously approved by the studio director.
PARENTS ARE INVITED INTO CLASS THE LAST 15 MINUTES OF CLASS DURING THE Times indicated on the sEASON calendar. THERE MAY ALSO BE TIMES IN WHICH INSTRUCTOR MAY INVITE PARENTS IN TO VIEW. PLEASE NOTE THESE EXTRA VIEWINGS ARE TOTALLY AT RANDOM. Each dancer should have no more than 2 people attend the class viewing INCLUDING SIBLINGS.
PARENT/FAMILY WAITING AREA IS AVAILABLE FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE FAMILIES AT DCDS. PLEASE REMEMBER TO CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR FAMILY. NO FOOD OR DRINK (OTHER THAN WATER) IS ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO. CHILDREN MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO ROAM FREELY THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING. IF SIBLINGS MUST ACCOMPANY PARENT TO BRING A CHILD TO DANCE THAT SIBLING MUST NOT BE LEFT UNATTENDED.
Dress appropriatEly for class. Be respectful of instructor and fellow dancers. if late for class, please knock before entering studio. ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS HAVE DANCER USE RESTROOM BEFORE CLASS!!! ESPECIALLY THE LITTLE ONES! NO CELL PHONES IN CLASS!!!!! fOCUS MUST BE ON THE CLASS!
ANY STUDENT THAT IS BEING DISRUPTIVE OR DISRESPECTFUL TO THE INSTRUCTOR OR THE CLASS WILL BE ASKED TO SIT OUT OR GO TO A PARENT OR A GUARDIAN. TIME OUT WILL LAST FOR THE DURATION OF THE CLASS.
IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY
THIS IS YOUR SOURCE OF INFORMATION!
2017 SPRING production
AN ANNUAL SPRING PRODUCTION IS PRESENTED SO THAT THE DANCERS MAY HAVE A NIGHT TO SHINE! Participation in the performance is prefered but not mandatory.THE PRODUCTION IS USUALLY THE 2ND WEEKEND IN JUNE AND IS THE OFFICIAL END TO THE SEASON. tHEDATES FOR THE 2017 SPRING PRODUCTION IS jUNE 9. DRESS REHEARSAL (MANDATORY FOR ALL) will be in the morning same day as show starting at 9:00am.
DETAILED INFORMATION PACKETS WILL BE PLACED IN FILE FOLDERS APPROXIMATELY APRIL1.
In order to participate in the spring production students must attend CLASS(es) consistently and consecutively. STUDENT(S) aCCOUNT MUST also BE UP TO DATE. NOTE: There must be no outstanding balance on your account in order to receive your costume(s) and participate in Recital.
iF YOUr Dancer will not PARTICIPte in the spring production please let us know as soon as possibleE!
A NON - REFUNDABLE $70.00 COSTUME DEPOSIT FOR EACH CLASS SUBJECT A DANCER ATTENDS (EXCEPT FOR TECHNIQUE & GYMNASTICS) IS DUE WITH THE OCTOBER LESSON FEE PAYMENT. THE COSTUME DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE – NO EXCEPTIONS. A FUNDRASIER WILL BE OFFERED IN BOTH THE FALL AS WELL AS SPRING TO HELP DEFRAY PERFORMANCE EXPENCES. *PLEASE NOTE COMBO CLASSES HAVE A COSTUME DEPOSIT PER SUBJECT.
A $10.00 Late Fee PER COSTUME will be added to all costumes deposits made after October 15th.
A $75.00 RECITAL FEE PER DANCER WILL BE DUE MARCH 1st. RECITAL FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON CLASS ENROLLMENT. ALL CLASSES WITH LESS THAN 4 STUDENTS WILL BE CANCELLED.
wITHDRAWLING FROM CLASSES
To withdraw from the CLASSES AT DCDS IT IS REQUIRED THAT A WITHdRAWL FORM BE recEIved 1 MONTH prior to withdrawl. Tuition is payable until and including the 30 DAYS notice (THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON PAID TUITION). Parent/Guardian must sign form - phone calls or e-mails are not acceptable. a $100.00 restaging fee will be added for any dancers withdrawls within 6 weeks of our spring production.
NEWSLETER, MEMOS & UPDATES WILL BE PLACED IN FILE FOLDERS LOCATION OUTSIDE EACH STUDIO. EACH FAMILY WILL HAVE ITS OWN FILE. PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING FILE REGULARLY FOR NEWSLETTERS AND MEMOS. NEWSLETTERS WILL NOT BE MAILED OUT. PARENTS SHOULD LIST A CURRENT E-MAIL THAT IS CHECKED REGULARLY (THE EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED STUDENT INFORMATION FORM)
ALL MOVEMENT, CHOREOGRAPHY, AND MATERIAL USED FOR PERFORMANCES ARE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND CREATIVE WORK OF THE INSTRUCTOR AND DANCE CREATIONS DANCE STUDIO. USE OF CHOREOGRAPHY AND OR MOVEMENT EXERCISES WITHOUT EXPRESSED VERBAL OR WRITTEN PERMISSION BY THE INSTRUCTOR IS PROHIBITED. This includes performance, videotaping and distribution online posting (FACEBOOK You TUbe) and photography used for advertisement.