Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fee per student?

The fee for Festival 2022 is $150.

How does registration work?

For on campus participation, all directors must register and pay for each of their students individually online. Students must be associated with a school or company to participate. NO individual registrations.

How does the virtual option work?

If a student wishes to attend classes virtually, they must register individually online under the virtual option provided. These classes will be for advanced/intermediate level students only and they will receive the same number of classes as those participating live.

A fee waiver will be provided if students wish to audition for UNCSA Summer Dance.

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

At this point, no. Please be aware that registration will close on November 15, but may close earlier if we reach our maximum enrollment of 600 participants. NO exceptions!

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

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

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 composition or improvisational work for pointe classes. Intermediate students will be offered pointe work that is appropriate for their level. If students have had no pointe work, they will be offered other classes. All male dancers will participate in a specific mens class during this time.

When will we see the schedule?

Once registration and payment are complete, the Festival director will be emailing directors a welcome packet, which will include more details about the schedule for the weekend.

What supplies do students need for Festival classes?

  • Female dancers may wear any color of leotard with pink or black tights.
  • Male dancers may wear T-shirts with gray or black tights.
  • Ballet slippers are needed for ballet technique classes and only those who have had experience on pointe should have pointe shoes.
  • Contemporary classes will be conducted in bare feet. Jazz oxfords, jazz sneakers, character heels or ballet slippers should be worn for jazz, musical theater or character classes.
  • Students may want to have a mat for Pilates or other conditioning classes.

Will professional development workshops be offered this year?

Yes! A link will be provided to register and pay at a later date.

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