Classes & Registration
Nye Dance Productions is a dance studio in Oregon, Ohio. The studio teaches various styles of dance both as recreation dance, performance dance and competitive dance for students ranging from toddler to adult. Teaching dance using safe techniques is essential to the growth and development, and overall well being of its dancers. Nye Dance Productions takes pride in providing an educational approach to its lessons requiring students to use correct terminology when mastering skills in the studio. Parents alike are given resources to help further educate themselves and their students on basic as well as intermediate to advanced fundamentals of dance.
If you register through your account for and take a space in a class, you are committed to, and agree to pay tuition for that class until either the end of the session or you drop the class by completing a Class Cancellation Form at the studio and paying the Class Cancellation Fee at the studio. Drop in classes may be available, if not full, without commitment for a fee. Please schedule in advance with the front desk. To enroll in Season 4 classes the registration fee and first month’s tuition must be paid in full. Account credits may be issued if scheduling needs to change before the Registration deadline.
Each dancer will be charged a non-refundable annual registration fee payable upon registration. Individual dancers $15 and siblings $25. This is a requirement to have a spot in registered dance classes.
Fees for class are paid by the month. Families will pay one set fee per month which is due on the 1st of the month. Payment is to be made no later than the 10th of the month. If payment is not in by the 10th of each month there will be a $15 late fee added to the total bill. Any returned checks will be assessed a $35 fee and must be paid no later than 5 days after you have been notified. If your dancer is participating in the recital, you are committing to attend classes and pay tuition September through June. Tuition may be paid in advance, however, there are no refunds on pre-paid amounts of any kind.
Payment to Nye Dance Productions is accepted through cash, check or card. All families must register and have a credit card on file in their Dance Studio Pro Accounts. A credit card reader will be available at the front desk starting Summer 2022.
**Nye Dance Productions will no longer be accepting Venmo payments started on Sunday June 5th.
Families with multiple dancers in the studio will receive a 10% monthly discount on tuition.
Nye Dance Productions reserves the right to have dancers sit out of classes, without make-up classes, if their account has any outstanding balances until the account is paid in full. Any balance that exceeds more than your monthly tuition is considered an outstanding balance.
All fees (tuition, registration fees, recital performance fees, costume fees, and tickets) are non-refundable. All outstanding balances must be paid in full before costumes are handed out and before any student can perform in a showcase or recital. All unpaid charges as of the 10th of each month are subject to late charge of $15. All accounts must be paid in full before registering for the next session. Accounts with a history of non-payment or non-compliance with studio policies may be barred from registration and may be asked to leave the studio or may be asked to prepay tuition.
Dance Studio Pro
All dancers at Nye Dance Productions are required to have a parent/guardian register for an account with the Dance Studio Pro system. Accounts give families access to input family/dancer information, view the studio schedule, enroll in classes, access documents, access music files and pay online. Families should become familiar with their account and check for class material and emails.
A written notice returned in person is required to cancel a class mid season (September - June). In order to stop further tuition obligations for the session (beginning with the month after this notice is received), this form must be completed and turned into Nye Dance Productions front desk before the 1st calendar day (not the first class meeting) of the month you want to withdraw. The Account Holder is responsible for tuition payments, account charges and late fees incurred through the last day of the month a dancer is registered in a class regardless of attendance. If a dancer is canceling class mid season (October - December) or (February - June) a $15 drop out fee will be assessed AND that month’s tuition. Dancers are given a month trial (September and January) to withdraw from class without a fee. If registered for recital, costumes must be picked up by the end of June or the costume becomes the property of Nye Dance Productions.
Any missed dance class should be reported to the front desk via call, text, message or email. It is important we are aware of our dancers if they are scheduled to be in class. Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class.
If your dancer has not attended the class for 3 consecutive weeks without a parent request and payment to maintain his or her space, your dancer may be dropped from a class to allow others to participate without a refund or credit for tuition paid or owed.
Make Up Classes
Any missed dance classes may be made up by attending an approved dance class by Nye Dance Productions, within the same calendar month. If the dancer misses classes in the last week of a calendar month, the dancer may make up the class in the following calendar month. No credits or refunds are given for missed classes. NDP is not responsible for tracking missed classes. To make up a class, get a slip from the front desk before class. Makeup classes are not guaranteed. If we have full classes or during recital season we are not always able to schedule a dancer a makeup class. Makeup classes cannot be done by siblings or friends.
Class Levels & Placements
Nye Dance Productions will make class recommendations for all dancers based on class level and age. Current studio dancers can find their recommendations in their Dance Studio Pro Accounts. New dancers should contact the studio to talk with the front desk about class placement and audition.
Dancers who want to register for an Intermediate or Advance level class must be in a minimum of two hours a week of dance classes. Both classes do not have to be recital classes. Ask the front desk for class recommendations.
Class requirements and curriculum are posted on our website. It is typically for dancers to be at the same level for two - four years before moving up to the next level.
Parent & Me
(Ages 12-24 Months)
Tiny Dancers consists of a dancers ages 12 to 24 months old. The Tiny Dancers program offers one half hour class each week, Parent & Me. Parents or guardians are required to take class with their dancer. *Note Parent & Me is NOT a recital class.
Fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Acrobatic Arts curriculum. Tumbling with safe practices for dancers. *No recital performance.
This class meets twice a week!
Highly technical form of dance with its own French vocabulary. Foundation of dance for all styles of dancers. Recommended for all!
Hip Hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to Hip Hop music or that have evolved as part of Hip Hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.
Street Hip Hop
Dancers will be working on TWO performance videos throughout the year directed by Ms. Zoe. Locations & dates will be given in a schedule at the start of the season. Dancers will become "street" performers during this class and go back to the original roots of Hip Hop.
*Must have studio approval.
Musical Theatre uses Jazz/ Ballet based technique and movement to interpret music from Broadway and TV Musicals. Musical Theatre dance is a larger than life style! Dancers focus on a sense of story, emotional connection, expansive visual movement, and performance.
Tap dance is a percussive art form of dance characterized by using the sounds made as tap shoes strike the floor. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the jazz tradition.
Itty Bitty dance consists of dancers ages 2 to 3 years old. The Itty Bitty program offers two half hour classes each week, with the opportunity to dance in our annual Christmas Show & annual Recital. Classes offered include a combo class Ballet/Tap and Acro. Nye Dance Productions is Acrobatic Arts Preschool Certified. *Note Acro is NOT a recital class.
African dances are characterized by musical and rhythmic sophistication. Traditional African dance is an essential element of Africa's cultural heritage, providing a vital expression of the region's cultural through expression and movement.
Dancers will get introduced to beginner ballroom steps, techniques and vocabulary in Cha Cha, Swing, Tango, Waltz and more!
Adult classes available.
Performed on stage with attack, technique and attitude! Using its upbeat movement, jazz dance emphasizes rhythm, style, lines, and a strong low center of gravity.
Focuses on the strength and technique of feet and ankles needed for Pointe work. Dancers must take at least two hours of Ballet class. Dancers will be tested for Demi-Pointe shoes after 1 year in the class.
Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that a ballet dancer support all body weight on fully extended feet. Dancers must take two additional hours of ballet and pre-pointe class. Dancers are required to be tested by the studio and a physical therapist. Two years of pre-pointe required to be considered for pointe shoes.
*No recital performance unless approved by Instructor.
Petite dance consists of dancers ages 4 to 6 years old. Petite dance follows the Creative Movement curriculum. This program offers three forty-five minute classes and three hour class, with the opportunity with to perform in our annual Christmas Show & annual Recital. Nye Dance Productions is Acrobatic Arts Preschool Certified. *Note Acro is NOT a recital class. Dancers in the Petite program are also able to audition for our Spotlight Crew Performance Company and NDP Elite Competition Company. Interested dancers can contact the studio directly for further information.
Contemporary - A blend of almost all styles of dance, while emphasizing technique, floor work, and unpredictable rhythm changes. Dancers will find ways to express themselves through storytelling of the lyrics or the music itself. Dancers learn improvisation techniques, how to emote their feelings, and incorporate technique.
Modern - Focuses on own interpretations instead of structured steps. Dancers reject the limitations of classical ballet and favor movements derived from the expression of their inner feelings. Study diverse movements encompassing a scientific study of the capacity of the body through space effort and shape. Horton, Graham, Limon, Lewitsky, techniques will be studied.
A blend of Ballet and Jazz focusing on strong emotional connection to the music, soft fluid movements, long expansive motions, and technique. Dancers will find ways to express themselves through storytelling of the lyrics or the music itself.
*HIGHLY recommended if you take Lyrical your should be taking Ballet as well.
Progressive Ballet Technique
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students' technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance.
Turns, Tricks & Leaps
Focuses on the techniques of turns, tricks and leaps by training the muscles to engage correctly while performing these skills.
Intermediate & Advance dancers are required to purchase a pack of two ankle/wrist weights for class.