Frequently Asked Questions
Registration for classes happens all year long. The best time to register is April through June for summer classes and June through August for the full season of classes that run from September through May. You can inquire at any time during the year for special sessions or any class availability.
YES! We we do offer a “risk free” trial class. Potential students should register online for the class they would like to try and indicate in the “note” that they would like to try the class first. We will not process payment until after the trial class.
Students may obtain permission from the director to participate in a trial class after the January enrolment deadline leading up to recital, as after this time we may not be able to obtain a costume for the spring recital.
Bring water for your child. Bring your camera. You are encouraged to take pictures. If you upload them on social media, be sure and check in at Next Step Dance Kodiak!
Give us a call at 907-654-5722 or contact us and we will be happy to help you choose the best class for your child according to their age and interests.
To offer the best possible experience to each student, class size is limited. A class will default to “wait list only” when it reaches the maximum registration limit. Classes are first come first served. You can register for the wait list and we will contact you as soon as there is an opening.
For their first class, please just have your dancer wear something comfortable they can move in- leggings and a shirt are always a good idea! We have shoes to borrow for your first class, or your dancer can go barefoot. Hair up in a bun or ponytail, please!
Once you’ve registered, we ask that you please purchase dress code color attire. All dress code attire will be available for sale in our Boutique located downstairs in our studio, and also online at our online store: http://bit.ly/ShopNSDK
R&M and Intro to Ballet/tap: leotards or skirted leotards in pink, lilac, or light blue. Skirts must be attached to leotard if you would like your dancer to wear a skirt. Fluffy or sparkly tutus are not appropriate, as they can be very distracting. Pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair in bun and no bangs.
Beginning Ballet 1&2: lavender leotards, lavender skirt if desired. Pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Hair in bun and no bangs.
Ballet 1&2: marine blue leotards and marine blue skirt if desired. Pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair in bun and no bangs.
Ballet 3&4: Plum leotards and plum or black skirt if desired. Pink footed or convertible tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair in bun and no bangs.
Ballet 5&6: black leotards and black skirt if desired. Pink convertible tights, pink ballet shoes and pointe shoes if on pointe. Hair in bun and no bangs.
Ballet Boys: black dance pants or tights, and white shirts, tucked in.
For all ballet classes, warmups may be worn in cooler months from the start of class through tendus. Warm ups include dance sweaters, leg warmers or knit body warmers, “trash bag” shorts or pants.Please no t-shirts or baggy tank tops in class.
Hip Hop and Boys Funk/Jazz class: tank tops, dance tops, tee shirts, sweatpants, dance pants, or legging. Shoes worn for Hip Hop must be clean, dance class only “tennis shoes” or jazz shoes which are not worn outside or for normal everyday use. Black jazz shoes for Boys funk/jazz classes. Hair in ponytail or bun or braids (girls).
Tap: black leggings, dance pants or shorts, racer-back tanktop or color-coded leo for girls, plain white t-shirt for boys. Teeny Tappers-Tap 1A tan shoes, Tap 1B-adults black shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun
Musical Theatre: black leggings, dance pants or shorts. Tanktop, leotard or t-shirt for girls, t-shirt for boys. Black jazz shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun or braids.
Contemporary: black leggings, dance pants, or shorts, racer-back tanktop or color-coded leo, foot undies or ballet flats (no socks). Tan convertible or footless tights, or bare legs. Pink convertible tights are fine if coming directly from ballet class. Hair in ponytail or bun or braids.
Jazz: black leggings, dance pants or shorts, racer-back tanktop or color-coded leo, black slip-on shoes. Tan convertible or footless tights, or bare legs. Pink convertible tights are fine if coming directly from ballet class. Hair in ponytail or bun or braids.
Acro: unitards for girls, shorts and plain white fitted t-shirt tucked into shorts for boys
Tumbling: unitards, shorts, leotard (girls) or fitted tank top or t-shirt tucked into pants. T-shirts must be fitted and able to be tucked in to shorts for safety in spotting, and so students don’t get distracted by loose clothing when working upside down.