Studio for the Dance Arts

Serving Southern Maine and the New Hampshire Seacoast

The Dance Annex

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.

- Plato (427-347 BC)

Release of Liability

The Dance Annex is given permission to use photographs taken for promotional use (student names are not released with photos). The Dance Annex and its instructors are not liable for personal injuries or loss or damage to personal property. Since this is a physical activity, injuries may occur. It is the parent/guardian's responsibility to inform The Dance Annex of any physical limitations of the dancer(s) enrolled which may prevent full participation in class.

Registered Student Policy Statement

Families must pay for all services rendered to students. Students cannot register for summer dance camps or for the following school year until payment for prior sessions are made in full.

Studio Environment

It is the intention of The Dane Annex to provide a supportive, encouraging and safe environment for dancers and families.

Attendance - Absences - Make-up classes

**Please place a courtesy call or email to the school or teacher before the start of each class if for any reason a student is unable to attend class. If you have a planned absence, please let us know in advance. There are no reimbursements for missed classes. Make-up classes are allowed (when available) for excused absences. Contact us to arrange a make-up time. Consistent class attendance and participation is encouraged for appropriate progression in the classroom. Please make sure your child is on time and present in class. Attendance will be taken each class.

Make-up Classes

One make-up week is embedded into the year. A second cancellation due to weather will be considered an act of nature and no make-up will be held. After that, all other classes requiring make-ups will be held during vacation breaks, weekends or times agreed upon by the director, class instructor and students.

Class Cancellations

If classes need to be cancelled due to weather, The Dance Annex will decide by that day and will send an email or phone call to those affected. It will also be posted on the website or inquiries can be made by calling The Dance Annex. Please note, if the Kittery School System cancels school due to weather, The Dance Annex will NOT necessarily cancel its classes as well.

Costume Fees and Participation Fees

Costumes fees are charged for all students in recital classes that choose to be in performances. Fees generally range from $30-$65 and up depending on level, show, number of classes and number of dances each dancer is in. Costume deposits are required.

YOung Children's Programming 2018-2019

Kidancery! Classes, ages 3 - 5, are Non-recital classes and will be run in 4, seven-week sessions, approximately:
  • Session 1: September 10 - October 27
  • Session 2: November 5 - January 12
  • Session 3: January 21 - March 16
  • Session 4: March 25 - May 18

Cost: $90 per session with a one-time yearly registration of $15.  Kidancery students must be potty trained.

General Policies

  • Dancers should be on time and dressed for class.
  • Students should always wear the proper attire for their classes including shoes.
  • Hair should always be pulled back, preferably in a bun for ballet.
  • No excessive jewelry should be worn in class. No necklaces, watches or bracelets.
  • No gum.
  • Only bottled water is permitted in the studios.
  • Keep lobby area neat and tidy. No running. Please bring quiet activities for waiting siblings.
  • Respect others' space and creative ability.
  • Please use soft voices while classes are in session.
  • Parents are not allowed in the studios during classes.
  • It is important that all students label their dance attire and shoes.
  • The Dance Annex does not assume responsibility for items left in the studio or lost.   


All students are required to complete a registration form and return the completed form to The Dance Annex. All students pay an annual, one-time registration fee of $15 ($25 for family) due at time of registration. This fee includes access to camps, intensives, and other activities throughout the year, September-August.

New students may register at any time during the year and will be prorated into the month they start, then assume listed monthly payments. All new students are encouraged to schedule a placement assessment to ensure proper class placement. This also offers the student a chance to see our facilities and allows the director/instructor to make an accurate recommendation for future class placement.

Tuition Information

Tuition is based on 34 weeks of classes over a full school year held between September and June. One make-up week is embedded into the year. The Dance Annex accepts Cash or Check. A $10 late fee will be added for payments not received within 5 days of the due date. A $20 fee is charged for returned checks. Student accounts must be paid in full in order to register for new sessions, including new school years, and all summer workshops. Please refer to registration form for payment due dates.

General PolicIes & registration