Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fee per student?

Advanced and intermediate FULL session - $125 ($150 if registered after Dec. 27)
Advanced and intermediate Saturday only - $75
Advanced and intermediate Sunday only - $75
Young dancer FULL session - $100 ($125 if registered after Dec. 27)
Young dancer Saturday only - $70
Young dancer Sunday only - $70

How does registration work?

All students must register and pay online individually and may choose to participate in one or both FULL sessions, or may choose individual days (Saturdays and Sundays). If the student is affiliated with a school or company, directors will receive an email notification of their student’s participation and payment received. Virtual Festival classes will be zoomed to individual students in their homes or at their studios.

Is there a limit to how many students may register for this year’s Festival of Dance?

At this point, we are not limiting the number of students who may register. However, class sizes will be kept small so students may receive more personal attention.

What is the age limit for students who wish to participate?

Students must be 11 years of age or older to participate. Students must have had at least two to three years of ballet training and demonstrate a certain knowledge of vocabulary to keep up with the class. Please no beginners. Our Young Dancer program is specifically designed for students 11-12, with a curriculum of classes that is appropriate for this age level. Young Dancer classes will meet on Saturdays and Sundays only.

What is the difference between advanced and intermediate?

Advanced dancers should have a strong command of ballet technique and be accomplished in their pointe work. If the dancer is stronger in contemporary technique, accommodations will be made to substitute comp or improvisational work for pointe classes. Intermediate students will be offered pointe work which is appropriate for that level. If students have had no pointe work, they will be offered other classes during this time and all gentlemen will receive a mens class.

When will we see the schedule?

Once registration and payment are complete, the Festival director will be emailing each student a welcome packet, which will include more detailed information about the Festival. The packet will include class assignments, the daily class schedule, zoom links with instructions on the how to join classes, etc. All students will receive a daily ballet class, along with a variety of other dance genres.

What supplies do students need for Festival classes?

Advanced and Intermediate

For ballet technique, ladies should be dressed in leotards (any color), tights, and ballet slippers and gentlemen in T-shirts, tights and ballet shoes. Only those who have had experience on pointe should have pointe shoes. An alternative class with be offered to those who are not currently on pointe. Contemporary classes will be conducted in bare feet. Jazz oxfords, jazz sneakers, or ballet slippers should be worn jazz/musical theater classes. Students may want to have a mat for Pilates or other conditioning classes. 

Young Dancer

For ballet technique, ladies should be dressed in leotards (any color), tights, and ballet slippers and gentlemen in T-shirts, tights, and ballet shoes. Pre-pointe classes will be conducted in soft shoes, however if dancers have pointe shoes and have just started on pointe, you may bring them to the class. Creative movement classes will be conducted in bare feet. Jazz oxfords, jazz sneakers, or slippers should be worn jazz classes. Students will need a Pilates mat and large exercise ball for conditioning and Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) classes. If students do not own a ball, they may use other items that are readily available in their households (chairs, pillows, stools, etc.)

Who can participate in the Headliner Master Classes?

The Headliner Master Classes are for advanced students ONLY. These two-hour classes will be held on Friday evenings from 7-9 p.m. and will include a special Q&A session. Students must be signed up for the entire weekend of classes in order to participate. 

Who do I contact for further questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Festival director, Dayna Fox, at or the assistant director, Robert Gosnell, at