What’s the difference between Molly Dies’ Dance Express & Molly Dies’ Dance Unlimited?
MDDE (which it’s commonly called, aka Dance Express, DE, Intensive Program) is our Intensive Dance Program at the dance studio. This is an audition based program for the above-average dancer in a pre-professional setting — these dancers have committed to the Art of dance and all that it holds. They take multiple dance classes per week/weekend throughout the year, perform locally, and compete regionally and nationally. MDDU (formerly Linda Dies' Dance Unlimited) is our Recreational Program — this program is offered from age 3 to Seniors in high school (with the occasional Adult classes offered). We offer all styles of dance in a non-competitive, fun, educational, social atmosphere, where our students learn high quality dance education from our qualified, dance educated staff. *No matter what program you’re dancing in, our mission is to create a positive atmosphere full of opportunities for dancers to grow, learn and explore artistically and personally. Each student is encouraged to set the pace and directions that works best for him or her, and will be challenged to achieve personal and attainable goals through hard work and dedication, and to create memories to treasure forever

How long is the Dance Year? and do I pay for all 9 months?
MDDU's dance season is 9 months — September thru May. We only take off for major Holidays (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter) and the occasional snow days (tis the area). Tuition is based upon a 9-month payment plan, regardless of the number of classes held in that month. It is broken up on a monthly basis over 9-months, but can be paid yearly for a discount, or 1-month, 3-month, 6-months increments at a time. Classes meet once a week and vary in times based on age & style. For a description of classes/schedule, see our website. 

Do you still have Dance Classes when the kids don’t have school for “Professional Days” or “Teacher Conferences”?

How much do Dance Classes cost?
Depends on how long the class is 
30 mins = $30
45 mins = $35
60 mins. = $40
75 mins. = $45
90 mins. = $50
120 mins. = $65

We offer discounts for:

  • multiple classes taken
  • siblings
  • year payment by Sept. 30th

Who do I make my checks payable to?
DANCE UNLIMITED <—payments go in the inside studio mailbox, down the hall by dressing room entrance — it’s Teal. Checks do not need to be in an envelope; Cash does need to be in envelope; Credit/Debit Card = see below

Do you take credit cards?
We do! There is a 3.9% processing fee for every credit card purchase. Payments will be made on website.  We also accept Cash & Check. ($30 returned check fee)

How do I register for classes?
You can do an Online Registration at www.mollydiesdance.com — if you’re not sure what class to register for, put what you’re interested in and we will guide you/place your dance in the proper class from there. Want to do it in person? We have our SHOE SALE/OPEN HOUSE at the dance studio on Friday, August 23rd 3:30pm - 5:30pm; Saturday, August 24th 10:00am - 1:00pm; Monday, August 26th 5:00pm - 7:30pm. *Classes begin week of September 9th. Registration is open till October 15th, at that point we can not take any new students ~ as we teach on progression. 

What does my dancer wear to class?
Since this is a dance class, we do ask dancers to wear dance attire. For our little kids, tights & a leotard and a skirt and/or dance shorts. Convertible tights are needed for all Acro involved classes (this pair of tights has a hole in the bottom so it can be converted up over feet to expose barefoot). For older dancers they can wear what they feel comfortable moving in, leggins, tights & leo with t-shirt and moveable shorts over — please never Jeans, sweatsuits, or clothes that would restrict movement.

Where do I buy Dance Clothing?
We do sell an assortment of leotards, skirts and shorts at the dance studio, but you can also look at such stores as Walmart, Justice, Target, & online dance stores. We ALWAYS have Tights in stock, and provide quality dancer tights that are soft to the touch and offer the convertible bottom.

How much do Dance Shoes cost & where do I get them?
Depending on the style of dance your dancer is taking, shoes range from $20.00 to $38.00. YES you do need a specific style shoe for each class you are in. We offer a Shoe Sale in August where dancers can come in and get fitted for dance shoes (cause they don’t run by street shoe size!) and purchase either new or used shoes. We give the opportunity to our dance families to bring in used dance shoes, apparel, etc. to sell consignment style. The items sold for you will be taken off your dance costume balance in January. *please do not purchase dance shoes at Walmart or Amazon.  SHOE SALE/OPEN HOUSE at the dance studio on Friday, August 23rd 3:30pm - 5:30pm; Saturday, August 24th 10:00am - 1:00pm; Monday, August 26th 5:00pm - 7:30pm.

Are Dance Costumes expensive?
A deposit of $30/costume is due in October, with the balance being due end-of-January, once costumes are purchased and prices assessed. Costumes will range from $40 - $55 for the recreational program and are yours to keep forever.  

Do you have a Recital?
We do! Once a year we have an annual recital — it is always held the 3rd weekend in May. Location and exact days/times are given out at the beginning of the year. We have 3 Recitals, Twinkletoes, Preschool, Kinderdance & Combo I dancers are in 1 of the 3, everyone else dances in all 3. This is such a rewarding weekend ~ for months of learning, excelling and now performing on a stage, their hard work truly pays off ~ we take our Recitals seriously and they are quite the Production!

Does my dancer have to attend Dress Rehearsal?
Yes! Dress Rehearsal is VERY important as this is the only time the dancer gets to practice on stage before the big Recitals! And Yes, they wear their costume, hair, and makeup just like they would in the real deal. More info on this is released in April.

Does my dancer have to be in the Recital?
No! If they just want to parttake in classes and not the comittment of the Recital, that is fine with us! We just have to know by Thanksgiving break!

What if my dancer misses classes?
It’s Ok! Attendance is important, as we teach on progression, but we will do our best to get them caught up. For the Twinkletoes, Preschool, Kinderdance, Combo I levels we do offer 2 different class times, if it’s one of these classes missed they can make up during that week or the next. All other levels only offer one class per week, so they can not be made up. Tuition is based upon month, not on attendance.

Why should my child dance?
Dance is a natural method for learning and a basic form of cultural expression. Regular dance practice can increase your child's flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina. The repetitive movements involved in dance can improve muscle tone, correct poor posture, increase balance and coordination and improve overall cardiovascular health. Dance is a powerful ally for developing many of the attributes of a growing child. Dance helps children mature physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively…and it’s really fun!