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Youth/Teen Program

The Motion Pacific Youth & Teen Program provides students of all ages the opportunity to experience dance in a context that values the individual and the creative process. We are dedicated to high-quality technical training within a non-competitive environment and offer access to many forms of dance. Our curriculum caters to each student’s strengths and is designed to encourage creative expression and a positive body image. Motion Pacific is a nurturing, exciting and dynamic setting for students who seek either sheer enjoyment or a career in dance.

Session Dates

Fall: September 3 – December 14  (No class Thanksgiving Weekend Nov 27-30th)
Spring: January 6 – June 6 (No Class Spring Break April 6-10 and Memorial Day May 25th)

Review our Schedule of Classes including class prices. See Class Descriptions.

Refunds

There are no refunds. Please select classes carefully. If a student becomes ill or injured and needs to withdraw from classes, a doctor’s letter must be submitted to the front desk, informing us that a student will not be continuing with classes.

Academic Year-Long Program

Students ages 3-7 register based on age and interest, and are welcome to change classes for the Spring Session. Students must register for the full 15-week Fall Session, full 20-week Spring Session, or full 35-week year-long program.

Classes (for students ages 8+) are structured to develop over the course of the school year, which includes both the Fall and Spring Sessions. Students stay in the same class and level for both Fall and Spring Sessions. Students must be 8 years old before January of the year-long session in which they are enrolling. Students must enroll for the entire 34-week year-long program.

Payment Plan

For both semester-long and year-long classes, we offer a 9-month installment plan. All payment plans require a current credit card be kept on file with Motion Pacific. Accounts will be charged on the 15th of the month, September-May. Students choosing to pay in full at time of enrollment, will be offered a 5% discount.

Mid-Year Withdrawal

A withdrawal form and doctor’s letter must be submitted to Motion Pacific informing us that a student will not be continuing with classes. If tuition has been paid in full for the year, a credit for the remaining tuition will be put on account at Motion Pacific. If  you have enrolled in any payment plan, then we will remove you from the plan but will charge any additional anticipated service fees. Withdrawal will apply at the point the withdrawal from is received.

Click here to download the Withdrawal Form

Registration Fee

A $30 registration fee will be charged for each student who enrolls in our youth class program.

Absences

Regular attendance is the basis of artistic and technical growth; consistency is extremely important for the student, teacher, and class. If you know that your child will be absent from any classes, or if your child becomes sick, please notify us as soon as possible by leaving a message at (831) 457-1616. Excessive absences does affect the student’s level placement for the following year and participation in the end-of-year recital.

Placements

Recommendations will be made to students that currently attend Motion Pacific about placement. New students will be assessed upon attendance to their first class. It is HIGHLY recommend that you do not enroll your child in ballet or contemporary classes until they have attended a class for assessment first.

Class Observations

During class, studios are closed to observers. However, there are schedule Parent Observation Days. These days provide an opportunity for parents to experience their child’s dance class, firsthand. Class observation are scheduled at the beginning of the session and announced throughout the session.

Student Conduct

Students are expected to attend all classes and participate in informal performances. They must arrive promptly for class, wear proper attire and be respectful and attentive during class.

Policy of Inclusion

Motion Pacific instill a culture of inclusion and friendliness in our studio classrooms from the start of the session. The Motion Pacific Youth & Teen Program has zero tolerance for bullying or exclusion of any kind – physical or emotional.

Dress Code

Ages 3-7 yrs: Form-fitting clothing and bare feet. No jeans or tutus. Hair must be worn out of the face. Preballet requires ballet slippers. Tap Classes requires tap shoes, Hip Hop requires sneakers.

Contemporary: Form-fitting clothing that shows the body—black leggings or tights with a solid color leotard or long tank top. Classes are taken barefoot. Hair must be worn out of the face.

Ballet level 1-3:

Long hair must be securely up in a bun. Students that arrive at class time without hair up properly will be warned the first time and asked to sit out the next. Pink convertible tights and ballet slippers with solid color leotard is required.

OR

White or black t-shirt, black or white ballet slippers, black or gray tights, shorts or tight leggings.

All other classes: Form-fitting clothing. No skirts, jeans or baggy clothing. Athletic shoes for Hip Hop. Tap shoes for Tap classes.

Trial Classes

At the beginning of the Fall and Spring sessions students may take a trial class for a $15 fee. If the student enrolls, the cost of the class (not the full fee) will be subtracted from the full tuition. Trial classes are subject to availability.

Sibling Discount

A discount of 5% will be given for each additional child.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for Youth/Teen students. Scholarships are awarded based on commitment, potential and financial need.
The deadline to apply for scholarship for each session is as follows:

Fall– September 15th
Winter/Spring– January 15th
Summer– June 15th

Please click here and fill out this form to apply!

Recital

Each year in June, Motion Pacific presents it’s Spring recital. All students enrolled in classes are invited to participate. Enrollment in classes is not a guarantee of participation. Students missing more than four classes Spring semester, with the exception of injury or illness, will not be invited to participate in the recital.

This years Spring Recital will be held on Saturday, May 18th at the Civic Auditorium.

This year we are trying something a little different. Instead of each of your family and friends buying a ticket to the recital, each family will pay an increased tuition, based on a sliding scale between $25-$100 that will serve as a participation fee for dancers. The benefit of this is it will also allow all of your family and friends access to the recital without additional expense.

You will be prompted to pay this fee upon enrollment.

How to Register

Review our schedule of classes including class prices. See Class Descriptions

Review our Policies and Procedures above — Be sure to make note of this page for your record. Many questions throughout the year can be answered by reviewing our policies

Little & Young Movers (3-8 yrs) may register online at the link provided here.

Registration may be completed THREE ways:
1.) In-Person- We highly advise scheduling a time to come in and register. Contact Collette
2.) By phone- (831) 457-1616 (Please do not hesitate to leave a message. A staff person will get back to you within 24 hours.)
3.) Or by email. Contact Collette

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