-Classes for all students are offered August through May. Special Classes and camps are offered during the summer months (June, July).
-Element Huntsville, Inc., generally follows the Huntsville City School District schedule for holidays and days closed (your monthly tuition already takes into account the days that the studio is closed). The price of tuition is based on an average of four weeks per month and is not altered for months with holidays, etc. in which less than four weeks are held. The extra lessons received during any five-week month are applied to the days that school is closed for the holidays. If a student decides to drop a class (or all classes) , immediate notification must be given to the office staff. This will avoid over-billing if a child is no longer in a class. Non-attendance is not considered withdrawal from class.
-During the regular season, the studio is open for classes from 3:30 pm to 9 pm, Monday-Thursday. Office staff can be reached by phone or email from 2pm-8:30pm, Monday-Thursday or by appointment.
Holiday Showcase Before Winter Break, ELEMENT will present a holiday show at Merrimack Hall which will showcase what your dancer(s) has learned up to this point. This is in place of a parent's week at the studio and allows us to introduce the theater environment in a smaller production. This is great fun for both dancers and parents alike! The Holiday Showcase fee of $25.00 is collected at the time of registration and is non-refundable.
Annual Performers Showcase
At the end of each season, ELEMENT will present a professional showcase of our performers’ talents. Participation in the showcase will improve your child’s stage presence and confidence. They will have the opportunity to participate in a professional production, learn theater etiquette and show off the progress they have made throughout the year.
Showcase Fee Package:
The annual Showcase Fee is billed per dancer. This fee assists with the showcase costs: facility rental, music editing, sound, lighting, props, set, tech crew, and other production needs. We do not charge an admittance fee at the Showcase.
We also provide a video link so your dancer can see his or her performance! We provide the link to all 3 shows. All families are required to purchase the video link as part of their Showcase package.
Costume fees will be determined by the specific costume selected for each dancer’s class. They generally range from $75-$110 per costume.
All these fees will be billed as a Showcase Fee Package and can be paid in three (3) payments; due the end of November, December and January. The fees are non-refundable.
See the "Element Events" page.
The faculty will determine where the student shall be placed. New students will be placed by ability, not the number of years taken. If needed, adjustments will be made during the first few months of the dance year.
Element Dance Company & Crew
Anyone interested in auditioning to be a part of any of our levels of the Element Dance Company (EDC) or eCrew will need to attend as many classes as possible during the summer intensive classes. (Please see Events calendars for dates and times.) Dancers will be evaluated during these classes and invitations will be sent out. Please be sure and let the Element staff know if your dancer is interested in our competitive levels.
The EDC experience will offer dancers the opportunities to work with some of today’s hottest choreographers and teachers, travel to multiple cities learning and receiving feedback from the best in the business and have a GREAT time doing it. Our mission for not only the EDC members, but also our entire studio is to inspire performers to push beyond their limits giving them the strength, confidence and the technical ability to accomplish their goals.
Drop Off and Pick Up Later
Students should not be brought to the studio more than 10 minutes before their scheduled class time. Students should be picked up immediately after class. Prompt pickup is especially important for the last class of the night.
To avoid congestion, please remember to enter our studio from Ada Drive and exit on Miller Lane. Also, please do not park directly in front of the front door.