Our Programs

Class Descriptions

First Steps (age 2)

The perfect introduction to dance for your little one. This half-hour class will engage your toddler with songs, music, games and instruments while introducing them to the basics of tap and creative movement. Each dancer will need tap and ballet shoes and comfortable clothing.

Tiny Tots I (ages 3-4)

Beginning level class, incorporating tap and creative movement. This class focuses on the basics of coordination and strength while learning the classroom essentials of taking turns, sharing and following directions. Tiny Tots will allow your child to use their imagination and express themselves through movement.

Tiny Tots II (ages 4-5)

Beginning level class, incorporating tap and creative movement. This class focuses on the basics of coordination and strength while enhancing gross motor skills (skipping, galloping, etc.) Children will use their imaginations and express themselves through movement. This class is a progression of Tiny Tots I. Students must be able to change their shoes on their own.

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Tap/Jazz I and
Tap/Ballet I (~ages 5-7)

Beginning level class incorporating the basics of tap and jazz or tap and ballet and focusing on coordination, balance and core strength.

Tumbling

Tumbling

The tumbling classes are designed to develop the individual strength, flexibility, and confidence of each child. Dancers will learn floor work integrating tumbling skills with dance movements. Form-fitting dance attire (or shorts and a t-shirt for boys) required. Bare feet.

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Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all forms of dance taught at CID. Students will learn safe and proper alignment as well as correct ballet terminology. It is a highly disciplined dance form and will be taught as such. Solid ballet technique is essential in a students progression in all forms of dance, as well as their mental and physical well being. Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes required, hair pulled back into a bun.

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Jazz

Jazz is a form of dance that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance. We strongly encourage dancers to train in ballet if taking a jazz class. Jazz shoes and form-fitting dancewear is required.

September 2017 Newsletter

Turns & Leaps

These classes will focus on jazz technique of turns, leaps, jumps, and progressions across the floor. These classes will NOT learn any choreography or routine to be performed at the end of the session. Participation in Level III Turns & Leaps must be approved by the Director. Form-fitting dance attire required. Jazz shoes and/or bare feet permitted.

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Tap

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music. Students will learn basic tap steps set to fun upbeat music. As dancers progress, steps will get increasingly more intricate and complex rhythm patterns will be explored. Tap shoes required.

October 2017 Newsletter

Lyrical/Contemporary

Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Lyrical dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancers’ movements attempt to show the meaning of the music. Contemporary dance is the exploration of the total movement potential of the body. It differs from commercial or competitive dance in that it is not bound by set standards, as well as defined styles such as ballet or Jazz dance. Instead, it seeks to express a personalized vision, often through experimentation and collaboration for the development of new, more individualized approaches to the moving body and choreographic possibilities. Form-fitting dance attire required. Jazz shoes and/or bare feet permitted.

August 2017 Newsletter

Hip Hop

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. Students will learn basic hip hop steps set to age-appropriate hip hop music. As dancers progress, steps will get increasingly more difficult and intricate. Baggy “gym” clothes OK and sneakers required.

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Spring Break Camp

Open to all children 3-12 years old - We invite to enjoy the experience!

Moms – take some time for you during Spring Break – Imagine That!

Our Spring Break Camp Schedule will be posted by late January


  • Your child will meet new friends and develop social skills!
  • Children will be grouped by age!
  • Learn a new dance to improve coordination!
  • Make a craft to inspire creativity!
  • Perform for you to make you smile!  

  • Moms drop kiddos off by 10:00
  • Run some errands, read a book, grab a cup of coffee or just relax….aaahhhh!
  • Return for the performance by 12:15

Summer Camps & Classes

Our Summer Camps & Classes schedule will be posted by February 20th.

During the months of June and July we offer themed camps, technique workshops, dance intensives, guest teachers and more!  There's something for all ages and ability levels.

We can't wait to dance with you this summer!

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District VIPs

If you are looking for more information on our District VIP program, please call us at 480-839-4159 or email info@classicimagedance.com

Our District VIPs (very important performers) are our resident performance dance team for ages 5+ at Classic Image Dance. Dancers selected to participate get the opportunity to train in Ballet, Jazz, and Tap, and learn special performance pieces used for various festivals, parades and sporting events in the Chandler/Phoenix area, as well as Disneyland! This program is a wonderful choice for dancers who want more performance experience without the pressure or time commitment of competition. VIPs are guaranteed fun! Performances include high school basketball games, Ostrich Festival And Parade, Tumbleweed Tree Lighting, Ahwatukee Spring Fling, and Disneyland!

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Competitive Company

If you are looking for more information on The District Competitive Company program, please call us at 480-839-4159 or email info@classicimagedance.com

This program is geared toward dancers of all ages who really love everything about dance! These dancers train hard at CID and attend conventions and master classes with their teammates to learn from the very best instructors in the dance world. They compete locally, travel to one dance opportunity every other year and perform in the community throughout the season including CID’s Company Showcase as well as our annual recitals. Although this program requires the largest time commitment of all our programs, the CID staff works hard to help dancers balance their time and energy to ensure they have full lives and grow into beautiful dancers and beautiful people inside and out.

Company Requirements

Interested dancers may audition in May of each year. Dancers attend classes and rehearsals weekly at Classic Image Dance The program runs August through June, with a summer requirement.

*There are Pre-Professional opportunities in conjunction with this program. Please ask for more information.

Program Details

*Class requirements are based upon level. Classes: 1-2 ballet, 1 jazz, 1 tap or technique, 1 class of choice, weekly company rehearsals

  • Tuition starts at $279/month
  • All other costs including competitions, costumes, conventions, master classes paid by Escrow Billing starting at $220/month
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Our Policies

Registration and Apparel:  A non-refundable/non-transferable fee of $30 per student is required yearly at time of registration.

Payment of Fees:  Tuition must be paid by automatic bank account debit or automatic credit card payment.  Tuition will be debited from your bank account or charged to your credit card on the 1st day of each month (August-May).  Every family must complete and submit a Registration Form & Automatic Payment Consent Form.  Full tuition will be automatically deducted on the 1st of each month, regardless of tuition.  If your credit/debit card is unable to be processed on the 1st of the month, you will receive an email of your statement that same day.  If tuition is not paid by the 5th, a 30% late fee will be added.  If outstanding tuition is not paid by the 15th of the month, the student will be withdrawn from the school.  Depending on the availability of classes, students may re-enroll.  There are no refunds or credit transfers after tuition has been paid.

Recital Fees:  A $50 performance fee for the annual Dance Recital may be paid at the time of registration or will be debited to your account on November 1st.  All students registering after November 1st must pay this fee at the time of registration.  The Recital fee is non-refundable.

June Dance Recital:  All students (2 and up) have the opportunity to perform on stage in our June Recital.  This show is optional, but participation is highly encouraged because performance is part of the dance education.  Information packets will be available online that will include costume prices, show dates and other important details.  There will be mandatory parent meetings (held during regular class days and times) to further discuss the details of our dance recital.  Full tuition is due every month regardless of dance recital activities that may take place during class time (i.e. June dance recital class pictures and parent meetings).  Account balances must be current in order to participate in the dance recital.

Costumes:  I understand that if my child participates in the end of year recital, all recital costumes must be ordered no later than January 10th.  If my child is participating in the recital, it is my responsibility to order costumes via costumemanager.com with the information given to me by Classic Image Dance (CID), no later than January 10th.  If I do not order costumes by January 10th, CID will order my child’s costume(s) for me.  Payment must be made to costumemanager.com at the time of ordering.  The cost for recital costumes are approximately:

                Tiny Tots, Tiny Tots II, Tap/Jazz and Tap/Ballet Combo Classes, - $65 each (2 costumes per class for combo classes)

                All Mini & Junior Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop Classes - $70 each

                All Teen Jazz, Tap and Hip-Hop Classes - $80

                All Ballet Classes (Mini, Junior and Teen) - $75-$100 each, depending on the class and the theme.

Withdrawals and Refunds:  There is a two month minimum for all lessons.  Should it become necessary to discontinue classes for any reason, 30 days notice is required.  Withdrawal must be done in person and will not be accepted over the phone.  Withdrawal must be done at the school office and not with the teacher.  No withdrawals will be accepted after April 1st.  To withdraw from classes, a parent or adult student must:

  1. Inform school administration in person, and
  2. Complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by the school office.

All automatic bank-debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month period.  Classic Image Dance reserves the right to terminate lessons to any student without notice.  In such a case, a refund for unused lessons will be given.

Extreme Weather or Unexpected Interruption of classes:  If the school must cancel classes due to extreme weather or events beyond our control, such as power outages, the missed lessons may be made up within one month of the closure.  No refund for lessons missed for any reason will be given.

Substitutions:  The school reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes.  If a teacher is ill and the school cannot arrange a substitute, any missed classes will be made up within a 30-day period.

Dress Code:  Required dance wear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes.  Failure to wear required dance wear to class could result in students being asked to sit out the class.  Repeated failure to wear required dance wear could result in the termination of lessons.  Students are not permitted to wear jeans or shoes worn on the street or outdoors to any class.  For safety reasons, dancers and tumblers are not allowed to wear any jewelry.  Long hair must be pulled away from the face.  Below are CID’s Dress Code Requirements:

                First Steps, Tiny Tots, Tiny Tots II Dance Classes – Leotard/Skirt, tights, hair pulled away from the face

                Tap/Jazz I, Tap/Ballet I, All other Tap, Jazz, Turns and Lyrical Classes - Leotards, leggings, bra tops, bootie shorts.  No t-shirts, street clothes or anything baggy, hair pulled tightly away from the face.  Some teachers may require buns.

                All Hip-Hop Classes – Clothing easy to move in.  No jeans or street shoes

                All Ballet Classes – Black Leotard, Pink Tights, hair in a secure bun

                Boys - Shorts and a t-shirt.  For ballet, boys must wear black shorts and a white t-shirt

Proper dance shoes are also required for class.   This information can be found in the Family Information Packet or by calling the school.

Care of Students:  The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students.  Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time periods before or after their classes.  All students should be escorted by a parent/guardian into the studio and brought to their appropriate class room.  All parents are responsible for making sure their child safely enters our school, regardless of their age.  They are NOT allowed to be dropped off at the curb with the assumption of CID staff and/or faculty being present.  Parents/Guardians are requested to be in the school’s vicinity with 10 minutes of their child’s dismal from class.  A courtesy call should be made if the parent/guardian of the student will be late, allowing the instructor and student to be notified in a timely manner.

Parent’s Responsibility to be Aware of Dates and Events:  It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all school activities, such as viewing days, recitals, extra classes and dates the school is open or closed.  The school will post all such notices on the school bulletin board as well as emailing/sending notices home with the students and posting the information on our website.  Newsletters containing this information are emailed home the first week of each month and are also available at the desk.   It is the parent’s responsibility to regularly check these boards and read the newsletters to ensure they are informed.  It is the responsibility of the parents or adult students to inform the school of any address or telephone number changes.

Injuries:  Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal dance and gymnastics activity or any other activity conducted by the students or parents before, during or after class time.

Photo Release:  The school is hereby granted permission to take photographs of the students to use in brochures, websites, posters, advertisements and other promotional materials the school creates.  Permission is also hereby granted for the school to copyright such photographs in its name.

Attendance & Make-ups:  Attending class on a regular basis is important in any learning experience.  The consistency and repetition of training is necessary for proper technique to be learned.  Arrive early to class.  Student may not be allowed to take class if they are more than 15 minutes late.  If a child misses a class and monthly tuition has been paid, the dancer is allowed one make-up class for each class missed.  Make-up classes are a curtesy for registered students only.  A make-up class is any other class that we offer for their age and dance level.  Our teachers highly recommend that dancers take advantage of make-up classes in order to help them from falling behind in their dance training.  Making the class up is the responsibility of the parent and student.  You have the entire dance season to make-up any missed classes.  If you elect not to make up the missed class, it will not be credited to your next month’s tuition.  There are no transfers, refunds or credits.

Class Placement:  Class placement is determined by the instructor.   Dance education requires “hands-on” instruction as well as verbal instruction.  Instructors will regularly correct your child by touching their arms, legs, feet, hips, back and head to move them to the correct position.  Instructors will also verbally correct your child during the class and offer encouraging feedback.

Quality Dance Instruction For All Ages