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Frequently Asked Questions

How often do classes meet?

Classes are held weekly from September through May.

Summer programs are available for the months of June and July.

Please register for classes that you can attend on a regular basis, and remember that if you register for a Monday class we are open for all Monday Holidays.

Are masks required at North Shore Dance Academy?

We have made the decision that everyone entering NSDA will wear masks during the Summer 2021 Season.

We will re-evaluate with Local Board of Health and public schools and make a decision regarding what happens for fall prior to opening for our September 2021 season.  It is recommended that all children ages 3-12 and all unvaccinated individuals make the use of masks for their protection.  More details to follow.

How is the year structured with regard to lessons and recitals?

The period from September through December is spent learning and perfecting technique.

When we get back from Holiday break we start preparing for our year end show.  

Our Season ends with our annual recital.  All Classes with the exception of our Senior Company are assigned to one show to perform in.  Please note that if you take multiple classes during the week or have more than one child in the family you may be assigned to different shows.  In the event that this happens you will be issued complimentary tickets to the additional shows.

Is there a place I can wait while my dancer is in class?

Yes, we have a very large and comfortable lobby with several observation televisions where you can watch your child’s class in progress.  Due to limited space we ask that parents of children under 8 utilize the waiting room and parents of older children drop off and pick up  

What should I do If I need to miss a class?

If you will be absent for any reason please call(978-304-0893) or email ( and let us know not to expect you.  Classes that you miss may be made up in another similar class.  Check with Miss Julie about which classes would be best.

What is your policy with regard to inclement weather?

We have a 32 week dance year.  In the event that we must cancel due to weather conditions beyond our control we will pivot our classes virtually to ZOOM.  You will receive an email with all the necessary login information so that your child does not have to miss their dance class.

In the case of bad weather we will email you, leave a message on the studio voicemail, announce it on social media and website. Please refer to those places. You will not receive individual phone calls.

How do I register for a class?

New students register here and current students register here page for detailed information on how to register for classes.

What should students wear to dance class?

Form fitting dance wear is required for classes. No street wear or shirts(with the exception of Hip Hop class) should be worn to the classic dance program

Ages 3-7:  A leotard and tights, any style or color, white tap shoes and pink ballet slippers with hair pulled back

All other ages:  A leotard and tights any style or color for ballet, form fitting dance shorts may be added for tap, jazz, lyrical and acro classes.  Tan tap shoes(ages 7-12) pink ballet slippers and tan jazz slip on shoes.  Teen Classes shoe requirements are determined after costumes are chosen.  See class selections page for more specifics on what each class wears.

Hip Hop Class:  Leggings(keeping knees covered), a form fitting tank or t-shirt and clean sneakers that are not worn on the street.

What hours is the dance studio open?

During the summer months we are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:30-8:00

During the September-May season we are open Monday -Friday 3:30-8:00 and Saturday 9:00-1:00

Where is NSDA’s Studio located?

Our studio is located at 27 Garden Street, Unit 2, Danvers, MA 01923.

For directions to our studio please visit the Directions page.