FAQs for NEW TYSOD Dance Families

***The information provided below is a short list of the most common questions our NEW dance families have after registering for classes. If you have a question that is not addressed below, please get in touch with our front desk at either frontdesk@tysod.com or 770-998-0259.***

What am I charged at the time of registration?

The annual, nonrefundable registration fee, as well as tuition for the first (September 2023) and last (May 2024) month of the season.

Can I take a studio tour and/or meet my child’s instructor?

We invite prospective students to tour our studio during Mon-Fri business hours and learn about all our facility has to offer: sprung floors, high ceilings, large windows, and high-tech video/sound systems in all our custom-built studio spaces.

In August each year, we host an Open House for all current and prospective dance families, as well as the greater community. This is a great time to see our studio and meet our teachers.

What is the first day of open school classes for 23-24 season?

Classes start Sept 5, 2023 and go through May 24, 2024.

TYSOD is closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Break (Nov 20-26), Winter Break (Dec 18-Jan 2), and Spring Break (Apr 1-6).

See the Calendar on p. 27 of the 2023-24 Studio Manual for more information.

How do I know if my dancer is in the right level class?

During the month of September, our faculty spend considerable time getting to know and evaluating each student. We want your dancer to be appropriately engaged and challenged! If the instructor feels your dancer would benefit from a different class, a recommendation will be made and we’ll assist you with the class change.

What should my dancer wear to class?

The Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance has a dress code for all dance students that covers everything from tops to toes. Please see the full dress code on our Policies page.

When is my tuition due?

There are a couple of different ways you can handle your tuition payments, either annually or monthly. Please refer to the detailed information on our Policies page.

Can I pay my tuition in person or over the phone?

All Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance tuition payment are processed through your JackRabbit portal using the credit card information you entered at the time of registration. We cannot accept in-person payments, so we kindly ask that you take care to keep your credit card information up-to-date in JackRabbit.

Are there any additional fees on top of tuition?

TYSOD/RDT Class Tuition does NOT include performance fees. All performing classes (with the exception of Aerial Silks and Toddlerdance) have a recital at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Families are encouraged to attend this end-of-season celebration of their dancer’s learning and hard work!

Recital performance fees are charged in November and include a recital costume and facility fees. See p. 18 of the 2023-24 Studio Manual for recital fee schedule.

What if my dancer wants to change to a different class?

To drop or add a class, please go to the Policies page and follow all directions to submit an online form.

  • To add a class, enroll in that class through your online Jackrabbit portal.
  • To add a specialty class (for example, a class that has an age restriction), got to the Class Schedule Changes for Enrolled Students section and submit the Specialty Class Add Form.
  • For each class you either add or drop, you must submit a separate submission.
  • You will receive confirmation of your change once it has been received and your account has been updated. Do not consider requested changes effective until
    confirmation by email has been received.

ALL enrolled students must have their 2023-24 season class schedule set no later than Oct 31, 2023.
After Oct 31, schedule changes and new student registrations will incur a $75 late fee.

If I withdraw my dancer from the studio, do I get a refund?

Please refer to the withdrawal information in the Cancellation section of the Policies page.

Can I watch my dancer’s class?

For security reasons, we do not allow parents or other family members to go past the lobby during class hours to watch their dancers. Dancers get to show off all they have learned at our end-of-year recitals in May. Families are encouraged to attend and celebrate their dancer’s hard work!

Can my dancer audition for The Nutcracker?

Currently enrolled open school students ages 5 and up are invited to audition for the annual RDT production of The Nutcracker.

  • Nutcracker Open School Audition: Sept 9, 2023
  • Nutcracker Performances: Nov 24-Dec 3, 2023

Will my dancer participate in an end-of-season performance?

All performing classes (with the exception of Aerial Silks and Toddlerdance) have a recital at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center in May.