2024/25 TAP

Tap was created by combining elements of African drumming and dancing with the techniques of European Clog and Step dancing. Percussive footwork distinguishes Tap from all other forms of dance. Students will learn rhythm, coordination and self-awareness through technical tap steps and fun, lively choreography.

Our season begins the week of Monday, September 9th, 2024.


BEGINNER

RECREATIONAL: These are non-competitive, recreational classes open to all students of the appropriate age. View our Student Placement Guidelines for additional information.


INTERMEDIATE

RECREATIONAL: These are non-competitive, recreational classes open to all students of the appropriate age. View our Student Placement Guidelines for additional information.


HEALTH & FITNESS

These dance fitness classes are intended for all students of the appropriate age, regardless of experience and skill level. There are no costume fees associated with Health & Fitness classes as they do NOT participate in recital performances (unless otherwise discussed).


TROUPE (Audition Required)

TROUPE: Dancers receive intensive training geared toward a competition environment. Classes and competitions require substantial dedication, commitment, and financial investment. Admission by audition ONLY. Contact office staff for additional details.


  • Select a Register link to begin your online registration process.
  • If the class has reached maximum enrollment, a Waitlist link will be displayed. Waitlisted students are given first consideration should a spot become available or if a similar class is added to the schedule. A large waitlist will often dictate when a new class is created. Joining a waitlist is free of charge.
  • If no link is displayed, the class may require a special enrollment process (admission by audition, for example). This also occurs during the final months of each semester, when classes are no longer accepting new enrollment.

Upon submission of online registration, fees will NOT process immediately. Expect an email confirmation within three (3) business days. This will include the total amount owing with applicable taxes and discounts. Initial fees will process automatically on a date indicated, using the billing information associated with your account.

(Numbers)

When multiple classes share the same name, each class is assigned a number (in brackets). For instance, Junior Ballet (1) and Junior Ballet (2). These numbers exist only to differentiate the classes on the schedule and have no impact on student placement.

2024/25 Season

The 1st semester of our season begins on September 9th, 2024 and ends on December 14th, 2024. The 2nd semester begins on January 6th, 2025 and ends on June 21st, 2025. Unless otherwise noted, classes will continue for the entire season provided minimum enrollment is maintained.

Commitment

Though our season runs from September 2024 to June 2025, registration does NOT commit you to the entire 10 month period. Tuition is paid on a monthly basis. Students are free to add classes, transfer to a new class, and/or withdraw from class at any time. Important: Enrollment and billing will continue through to the end of the season unless office staff are otherwise notified.

Initial Fees & Monthly Tuition

Initial fees will be posted at the time of registration. Subsequent tuition fees are due on the 1st of each month. Initial fees include the first month's tuition (prorated if joining mid-month), a $50 registration fee per family, and costume fees as detailed below. Listed fees DO NOT include GST, taxes are additional. Families will be discounted for multiple students/classes.

Tuition is calculated based on class length and day of the week. For example: Monday classes offer fewer lessons due to stat holiday and long weekend closures, resulting in a lower tuition fee. 45 minute classes will likewise feature a lower fee compared to 60 minute classes.

Costume Fee

Costume fees are paid at the time of registration, $45 + GST per class/per student ($22.50 for second semester enrollment). No upfront costume fees are required for highland, troupe, adult, or pre-introduction (My Grown Up & Me) classes.

There are no costume fees associated with Health & Fitness classes. Adult (including Teen/Adult) classes do NOT participate in recital unless otherwise discussed.

For each recital performance (two per season), students shall receive one costume per class as provided by Excalibur's in-house seamstresses. This is a RENTAL fee ($22.50 per recital), all costumes provided by Excalibur are to be returned following the performance for which they are intended. These fees offset associated costs and labour; including materials, construction, fittings, alterations, repairs, and cleaning, as well as the organization and distribution of costumes to the student base.

Fixed Payment Plan

Tuition fees are calculated as part of a "fixed" payment plan (also known as an equal payment plan). Fees are calculated by determining the total cost of the season, minus all studio closures, divided equally across the 10 month period between September 2024 and June 2025. The registrant pays the same fee each month regardless of how many classes are attended. Note that all scheduled closures are subtracted prior to the calculation of fees, thus reducing the average monthly tuition.

Don't See the Class You're Looking For?

If we do not offer an appropriate class, please let us know. Be sure to join a wait list if the class of your choice is full! New options will often be added to the schedule based on demand.


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