First Day FAQ

Not sure what to expect on your first day of class? Check it out:

1. What should my dancer bring to class?

All students should have a dance bag (any style). This bag will hold your shoes and any extra dance supplies you might need. Don’t forget to include name or initials on everything as many supplies look exactly alike! View dress code and supplies requirements here: Fall Schedule Boca 2018 BACK, and kindly leave valuable electronics and personal items like toys/dolls safely at home.

2. Should I stay or drop off my dancer?

Many parents choose to stay and observe classes, which are always visible from our outdoor windows, and many parents choose to use this time to run errands, get some work done or just relax. If your young dancer needs a little extra help with bathroom runs or has any special needs, we advise you to stay close by. Sometimes, seeing a parent’s face in the observation windows can be distracting or overwhelming for young dancers – if this is the case, you might “go to the bathroom” for a few minutes to let your dancer adjust to the class environment before returning to observe.

3. What about picking up at the end of class?

Your dancer will feel most successful if a parent or familiar friend is waiting for them when their class lets out. In the event that you are running late, just let us know and we will keep your dancer safe at the front reception desk until you arrive. For your child’s safety, we ask that you please drop off no more than 15 minutes early for classes and pick up no later than 15 minutes afterward.

4. When and how do I make sure my account is kept current?

Payments are due on the 1st of each month – if you have not brought your account current through a different payment method by the 1st, the credit card on record with the studio will be charged. All accounts must be in good standing in order for dancers to participate in class. Payments can be made securely 24/7 at



I just wanted to tell you what an amazing show you produced. I’ve never seen a recital so well done and professional. From tech week to performance day everything was flawless! My daughter was so happy and proud! – Rebecca, parent

Thank you for a job well done, I am very grateful for your participation and look forward to working with you all again. You guys all ROCKED! – Pablo Malco, Developing Dreams Foundation

It’s ALL been a wonderful experience .. definitely more than just dancing!! Such an honor to be part of BDS! – Korey, parent

Melanie, I just wanted to thank you and your very talented group of dancers for performing at our event at the Delray Beach Marriott. We so appreciate all you do for us. Thank you again for you time and talent! – Liz Weiss, Development Manager, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

It is with heartfelt gratitude that I thank you and your dancers for being a part of our Body, Mind & Sole benefit for the Renfrew Center – I hope you will join us next year! – Penni Greenly, Director Southern Dance Theater

My daughters, ages 6 and 8, LOVE BDS! And everybody knows that when the kids are happy, then mama is happy! I love that my children are getting exercise, spending time with new friends, learning about the performing arts, and having fun! – Tracey, parent

Being a dancer at BDS helped me throughout college by teaching me how to balance academics with social and extracurricular activities. It taught me how to prioritize and get work accomplished! – Cortney, Duke University student

Melanie, BDS will most definitely be invited back not just because of your win, but also because you and your dancers were a pleasure to work with. Congrats again– but as you say it’s more about the community than the stakes! – Brian Mangines, producer, Live at the Wick

Thank you for what your studio is doing to instill in young dancers the importance of giving back! – Jenna Johnston, founder, Traveling Tutus



Fall classes begin August 13!
February 8, 2017

Can’t wait to get Back to Dance!

Now Enrolling!

Fall classes for ages 3 and up, beginner to advanced – visit our Now Enrolling page for info!