Please check back for updates here as things continue to evolve. We are watching for the latest guidance from the CDC as well as any changes in requirements for Massachusetts from Governor Baker.
Enrolled students and families will receive the most up to date information and what to expect in the studio in our 2021 Fall Newsletter prior to the start of our 2021-2022 dance year.
See below for our processes and procedures followed last year:
Owner Kelly Glanville Dawson started the dance school with Mary Thompson in the fall of 1990, when Bodies In Motion opened its doors for its first dance class. We continue to offer quality dance instruction in a fun and caring environment.
For us, our studio is our second home and we strive to make our dancers and their families feel welcome. We love sharing our passion for dance!
For convenience, we offer 3 payment options for classes (including costume):
Option #1 - Full Year Tuition Payment:
Option #2 - Half Year Tuition Payments:
Option #3 - Monthly Tuition Payments:
Please note: All payments are due by the first class of each month (where applicable).
A Credit Card can be saved on file with your account in our system for added convenience.
Enroll in AutoPay if you'd like us to run the payment for you when its due!
Multiple class discounts are available! For our full payment policy, please see our Fall Newsletter .
There is a $10 late fee for payments not received by the 14th of each month.
There is a $20 fee for returned checks.
There are no refunds or credits for missed classes. Make up classes are available upon request.
(Dancers must also be taking Ballet class to participate in Pointe)
Co-ed Adult Jazz/Hip Hop
(No dance experience needed...Moms and Dads welcome!)
Stretch/Yoga for Adults
In response to the current regulations regarding COVID-19, we are holding smaller classes for our 2020-2021 dance season. Please email us with any questions, we'd love for you to join us!
Where can I find your current class schedule?
We do not post a schedule of classes because we adjust classes each year based on our enrollment. This allows us flexibility to meet the needs of our dancers. We also prefer to be involved in placing each child in the appropriate class, ensuring the best fit for each dancer.
What does my child need to wear for class?
Dancers are expected to wear fitted dancewear (i.e. leotards, tights, leggings, etc.) and should not wear anything long or baggy. Wearing the proper clothing allows for evaluation of the dancers' movements and technique. Hair should be secured back and away from their face.
When do classes start?
Classes begin September 14th, 2020.
How much are classes?
Please see our payment options above. Please note: All dancers perform in our Showcase in May. There will be a costume purchase necessary, per class. Costumes cost about $85 on average. Dancers may also need specific tights and shoes for their performance.
If I miss a class, can I get a refund or do make up classes?
There is not a refund for class absences. We are happy to provide class options to make up absences. Make up classes do not count towards perfect attendance.
Do you offer discounts?
Class discounts are offered at 3 classes or more. The third enrolled class is $40 per month (this is per child or per family).
Can parents observe classes?
Normally, yes, one week a month we offer observation time for every class. Currently, due to COVID, we are not offering this in the same way. Right now our lobby is closed to visitors, however, we are looking to get creative with this soon! We will find a way for parents to have a peek into the great work and adorable fun going on in the studio.
What if class times conflict with another sport or club?
We are happy to work with our dancers to allow them the opportunity to participate in their commitments outside of dance as best we can. Please do not hesitate to speak with Kelly in regards to any short term conflicts throughout the year.
How late into the year do you accept new students?
This is truly handled case by case. It can depend on the age and experience of the dancer, class sizes, costume availability, etc. It has never hurt to ask! In most cases, we are able to accommodate through December.
Can dancers enroll in classes without performing in the recital?
Does the dance recital require a huge commitment?
Our recital takes place over three days. We hold a Thursday night Dress Rehearsal where we run through the entire show in full costume. During Dress Rehearsal, the dancers may leave whenever their performance is complete. We also hold two Showcases, where we perform the same show both days. Dancers must stay for the entire show including finale, both days.
Are specific colored dance shoes required?
Throughout the dance year, the color of the shoes does not matter. All dancers must have the appropriate colored shoes for recital.
Have a question you don't see answered here? Please do not hesitate to contact us!
Parties will be hosted in our dance studio room where attendees will stretch, play games, and of course, dance! Parents will wait in the lobby for an invitation to the final show!
Children are lead in fun dance activities by our welcoming and energetic staff. All set-up and clean up are taken care of by our staff, as well.
Host up to 12 children, ages 3 years old and up for a 1 1/2 hour party in our studio. The first 60 minutes are full of fun and dancing with a performance for parents to attend! The final 30 minutes are dedicated to your small celebration with presents and cake, if you choose to bring one.
We provide tables and chairs with tablecloths, napkins, plates, cups and forks. We also include a birthday balloon and tiara or crown for the birthday girl or boy!
Contact us to confirm that your date is available! A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the date and time. The remaining $100 balance is due one week prior to the party date.
We will provide a birthday party packet which includes release forms for each child attending (signed release forms are required for each child), as well as some tips for planning and items to remember to bring.