Frequently asked questions

Can I register in person or only online?


We only take online registration. Please register at www.miriamsdanceacademy.com under Classes.




Can I register after the deadline?


Yes you may join our dance academy after the deadline, however we do not prorate tuition. You will be required to pay the entire month in which you join regardless of when you enter our academy.




What do I do when I arrive to class?


When students arrive in class they are to stretch and warm up on their own until class begins. They are also to use the restroom, have their clothes changed into practicewear, hair pinned out of their face and remove all jewelry. Phones should be placed on silent or vibrate prior to entering the classroom. Students should remove socks and shoes and place dance shoes on if they have them. Only water bottles are allowed in class. No food or gum. If a student arrives late, he/she should hurry in class with minimal talking.




How do I pay my tuition and fees?


Please see the Tuition and Payment tab on our website for information on how to pay for fees. We do also accept CashApp, Venmo, Paypal and Cash (in the office).




What if I want to withdraw my child?


We require a two-week written notice if you wish to withdraw your child. Any fees paid, costumes or additional fees paid up to the point of your withdrawl are non-refundable.




What are students to practice in?


Students are required to wear Miriam's practicewear to every practice, unless otherwise stated. Students who do not wear practicewear to class, may be asked to sit and observe class for that particular day. Kingdom Tots - pastel pink short sleeve leotard, nude or skin toned footless tights and black dance skirt or dance/cheer style shorts. Kingdom Kids - grape/purple short sleeve leotard, nude or skin toned footless tights, and black dance skirt or cheer style shorts. Kingdom Youth - gray short sleeve leotard, nude or skin toned footless tights, and black dance skirt or cheer style shorts. Kingdom Teens - black short sleeved leotard, nude or skin toned footless tights, black dance skirt or cheer style shorts. We do purchase one bulk order in September of every year for those who do not wish to purchase the items on their own.




Can I sit in class with my child?


Our classes are closed practices as some children sometimes have a tendancy to act a different way when parents are in class with them. If a child is crying, please know that this may happen the first few classes but with our love and care this may be resolved over time.




How do you determine what class my child is in?


We evaluate the children at open house and at the beginning of the season. We do not place children in classes because of their size or age. We place children in their approrpriate class based on skill, experience and ability to grasp choreography and technique. Please trust the judgement of the staff.




What styles of dance do you offer?


Our focus is generally liturgical, modern, contemporary, lyrical and some ballet. Occassionally we will perform dances may include hip hop or other styles as well. It is at the discretion of the teacher which style they prefer to use during the season and the choreography of the dance. The students may receive a mixture, but these are our main styles.




Are there any additional fees other than tuition?


Yes. Each student is required to pay registration at the beginning of the season, costume fees for the Greensboro Christmas parade and Showcase, in addition to purchasing or selling two ad's for our showcase program. We do let you know in advance of other fees throughout the season.




Is the Center Stage Performing Arts Showcase required to participate in your program?


Yes, it is. The Center Stage Performing Arts Showcase is what we use as our recital. This highlights who we are and is our main show. We invite other dance performers to unify the arts in our community. Each performing arts team at our academy perform a minimum of one number. We perform an introductory number, 1-2 main numbers per class, and a closing performance. We practice all year for this special day.




Do the dancers participate in other activities other than the showcase?


Yes, we may host a community dance workshop, participate in the Greensboro Christmas Parade, and sometimes we get booked for other community events. If this occurs there is always advance notice and all students may not attend. We sometimes also take advantage of workshops and/or classes that will enhance our skills at other studios.