All the Info you need for our 2017-18 Dance Season

Registration Information     

A $20.00 per family Registration Fee and September tuition is due with completed registration form.

Make checks payable to “ Marilou Cassidy ” 

·         Mail in Registration is accepted through August 26th.   Mail completed registration form and check payable to "Marilou Cassidy" to Cassidy Dance Studio 2278 Mt. Carmel Ave, Glenside PA 19038

·         Open Registration is held at the Studio, from 6:30-7:30 on Monday August 28th, Wednesday August 30th, and Tuesday September 5th.

·         Early Registration is recommended.  Many classes fill very quickly.  Dancers are accepted on a first come-first served basis, and placed on a waiting list as classes fill.

·         Competition Auditions for registered dancers in grades 3 through college age will be held on Monday August 28th from 6:00-7:30 pm, and on Tuesday September 5th from 6:00-7:30pm.  Email to sign up to audition, for additional information, or if you have questions regarding Competition Classes. 


For Registration after classes begin in September, please contact us for availability.

Most classes will be filled by this time.

215-887-1757   215-740-9944

Description of Classes    

Pre-School -  Creative Movement:  Basic Tap, Pre-Ballet, & Acrobatic mat work for stretch and strengthening.  Dancers must be fully potty trained & be able to follow directions.

Ballet – Barre & center floor work.

Tap - Classic theatrical tap dance, mixed with Rhythm street style tap.

Jazz - Classical Jazz with elements of Hip Hop/Street Jazz in each jazz class.

Broadway Jazz  -  Jazz with Broadway Show style.

Acrobatics (Acro) - Stretching and Strengthening, Mat work to increase flexibility with basic tumbling movements.     

Hip Hop - Age appropriate Hip Hop, Funk, Street Dance styles. 

Lyrical/Contemporary  - Combination of Lyrical Ballet and Contemporary/Modern styles to Popular Music.  

Competition Classes - Require excellent attendance, commitment to the team and class, performances at special events, and at home practice.

Production  - encompasses Tap, Jazz, Pantomime, and Theatre Dance with emphasis on Production Number Choreography.  Available for all Competition Classes as an additional class.  Non-Competition dancers are welcome, as a 2nd or 3rd class but do not necessarily compete.

Please Note

·             Minimum class size is 5 dancers.  Classes with less than 5 dancers will be canceled, with alternate class times   recommended by the teachers.

·             Classes meet once weekly from mid-September through the recital in June.  See General calendar.

·             Daytime Pre-School, and ALL Saturday classes, are held in 6-week or 7-week Sessions. For dates see Session Classes Calendar.

·             Visitors are a distraction and disturb lessons and slow the progress of the class.  September 11-16 is Orientation/Start up week where parents may observe the beginning of classes before the doors need to close. 

·             The most successful classes have dancers who have fantastic attendance and are on time for class, dressed properly, ready to work and have fun.

·             Parent Observation is held in December/January.  Emails and notes will be sent in November with specific dates.

Dance Attire for Classes

·         Hair must be worn off the face and neck.  (Neat, low ponytail or bun).

·        Dance leotard and tights are required in classes.  Ballet skirts or dance shorts are permitted.   Fitted camisole tops, ballet sweaters or fitted dance T-shirts are permitted.   Glitter leotards and tights are not permitted in Acrobatic classes - glitter gets on the mats and onto hands and into eyes!

·         Absolutely NO street clothing, or loose baggy clothing in dance classes.  Dance clothing is designed with a purpose, just as bathing suits are designed for swimmers and sports gear is designed for athletes.

·        Proper dance footwear is required in all classes.  Competition Dancers will receive a Competition Shoe list by early October.    Dress-2-Dance is our preferred, local supplier 30 E. Glenside Avenue, Glenside PA  215-884-5756


All communications sent home, via email and hard copies, are also posted on the bulletin board in the lobby.

It is the responsibility of parents and students to check for communications.   

Check dance bags often.  Papers seem to hide in the dance bags!    

Please archive/save your email correspondences for future reference.

Please advise us if you change your email address, home address, or phone numbers.


Email Miss Marilou at for information about fun birthday parties!

TUITION   -   Please help us keep costs down for you by paying tuition on time.

Make checks payable to “ Marilou Cassidy ”


·         A $20.00 per family annual Registration Fee and September tuition is required with registration. 

·         For Session Classes, a $20.00 per family Registration fee and Session 1 tuition is due with registration.

·         Pre-School and 6-week Saturday Session Classes tuition is due at the first class of the session.

·         All other classes – Tuition is due at the first class of each month. 

·         Dancers who are behind in tuition payments may resume classes when they are paid to date, if their spot in the    class has not been filled.

·         Tuition is calculated on the dance year (September through mid-June).  Monthly tuition remains the same, regardless of the number of classes in   the month, except June which is prorated depending on the recital date.  

·         Tuition is not refundable due to absence.  Dancers may take a makeup class when they have been absent.  Check this brochure for compatible       classes for makeup lessons, or email or check with the teacher.

·         A $5.00 late fee is imposed when tuition is over 2 weeks late.

·         There is a $35.00 fee for checks returned “insufficient funds”.

·         Semi-Annual (due Oct & Feb) and Annual (due Oct) pre-paid discounted rates are available.  Inquire if interested. 


2017-18 Monthly discounted tuition

for Standard Evening Classes

Single Class fee is $18 per hour, if paying per single class instead of monthly.

Make checks payable to “ Marilou Cassidy”


per family in same household


Due at the first class of each month

1 hour per week

$ 54.00

1.5 hours per week

$ 79.00

2 hours

$ 104.00

2.5 hours

$ 127.00

3 hours

$ 150.00

3.5 hours

$ 170.00

4 hours

$ 188.00

4.5 hours

$ 205.00

5 hours

$ 215.00

5.5 hours

$ 225.00




Single Class fee is $18 per class hour, if paying per single class instead of per session.

                         Make checks payable to “ Marilou Cassidy ”

6 Week Sessions

1st child in a family

2nd child in a family

3rd child in a family

T-PS1, W-PS1, W-PS2, R-PS2,  S-PS1, S-PS2, S-PA1, and S-PRD*


$ 81.00


$ 77.00


$ 73.00

               *Dancers who take 3 or more hours weekly should inquire for additional discount for S-PRD class.

GENERAL CALENDAR DATES 2017-18 SEASON                                                         
Mon 8/28                  6:30-7:30
 Open House & Open Registration  
Competition Auditions  (email for info)
 Wed 8/30            
 6:30-7:30         Open House & Open Registration 
 Tue 9/5            
 Open House & Open Registration  
Competition Auditions  (email for info)
 9/11 through 9/16            
  Classes begin
 Sat Sept 30
  CLOSED - Yom Kippur Holiday weekend
 Tue Oct 31
  CLOSED - Halloween    
 Wed 11/22 through Sun Nov 26
  CLOSED - Thanksgiving
 Fri 12/22 through 1/2/18
  CLOSED - Winter Holidays break

                                Check back in October for Jan-June Calendar

      T-PS1  9:30
 W-PS1  9:30
 W-PS2  1:00
 R-PS2  1:00    
 ALL Saturday Classes
 Session 1    
 9/19 to 10/24
 9/20 to 10/25
 9/21 to 10/26
 9/16 to 10/28
 No class on 9/30
 Session 2
 11/7 to 12/19
No class 11/21
 11/8 to 12/22
 No class 11/22
 11/9 to 12/23
 No class 11/23
 11/4 to 12/16
 No class 11/25
 Session 3
 1/9 to 2/13
 1/10 to 2/14
 1/4 to 2/8
 1/6 to 2/10
                  Check back in October for Sessions 4 & 5   

Marilou Cassidy,
Jul 21, 2017, 3:57 PM