Studio News and Events:

Show your HSDA pride!

Auto window stickers are on the bulletin board at the studio.

Not to worry about peeling them off again: They are vinyl, not paper, and easy to remove.

Tuition went DOWN!
New regular tuition rate for Preparatory Dance (ballet & tap combination class for 4, 5 & 6 year olds) is being reduced by 25% starting July 1st, 2018. This is not a temporary “special” rate or just for a limited time. This brings it to $42 per month (when paid at the regular quarterly rate of $126). 
Class description is on the "Types of Dance" page and on the "Ballet Classes" page. Contact the HSDA for details.
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As of January 2nd, 2019: HSDA SEMESTER ENROLLEMENT
IMPORTANT: All students must have this information returned to the studio before January 19th for the semester!!
Our semesters:
1st Semester: February 1st to June 30th
(5 months: Feb-Mar-Apr-May-Jun)
2nd Semester: September 1st to January 31st
(5 months: Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec-Jan)
ALL STUDENTS must be enrolled in specific lesson days & times during the semester. You must contact us IN ADVANCE by e-mail or written note if you wish to add, drop or change any lessons you are enrolled in. Changes are to be made between semesters only. Give us at least 2 weeks notice of any change. There is a $25 per change charge if you change your class during the semester. Any lessons taken that the student is not enrolled in are considered "drop-ins" and will be charged at the single lesson rate.
Notes about tuition: The tuition will remain the same and you can pay year round. No changes are needed. Only the lessons are on the semester system, not tuition. It is assumed that students are taking lessons year round, so the tuition can still be paid the way you've been paying. For details, refer to the HSDA Policy Sheet. If any change to your tuition is not detailed on the Policy Sheet, you must speak with Mr. Hirschl directly.
Makeup Lessons: You must contact us 24 hours in advance of a lesson to get a makeup. You must let us know which lesson you prefer to take as a makeup. Makeup lessons must be made within 4 weeks of the missed lesson. Read the Policy Sheet for details.
If you have any questions, contact Mr. Hirschl directly.
Don’t bug the teachers about this, just let them teach!

Our Mission Statement

(It's what we stand by and live by at HSDA)

Warm Weather Notice:

During warmer weather & noted times of increased levels of smog, the A/C units will running on all active dance floors. In addition, the following safety modifications will be instigated.

First: Lesson curriculum will be modified to reduce the amount of aerobic activity, and emphasize technique, terminology, theory, flexibility, balance, body posture & alignment, etc.

Second: Staff will make sure students do not overheat. Staff will check that students have water, and that they drink before, after and in-between lessons as needed. If required, HSDA will provide extra water to students.

Third: If any student has physical/medical issues the weather may adversely affect, the teacher & owner should be notified. (Any medical issues that we should be aware of should be on file with the school.)

Fourth: If available, one of the front dance floors not being used for lessons will be cooled down for parents/siblings to occupy.

Note on the lobby: Due to the configuration of the facility, the lobby is not as cool as the dance floors. Each dance floor has its own A/C unit. The lobby piggybacks one of the units. The front windows also take the afternoon sun. During classes the dance floors can be up to 20+ degrees cooler than the lobby.

(From HSDA Responsibility & Safety Standards, April 1997)
Quick and efficient communication is always a good thing! To all active Patron Families, get on the studio "Remind" app. On your phone, call “81010” and enter the studio code “@balletwmrh”
Foot Arching Device: $25
Therabands (blue 42-inch: $5)
Pinky Balls ($2 each)
on sale at the studio!
April 6th, 2020:
   Thank you for your patience in this time. The plan is to reopen as soon as they let us .
   A large percentage of HSDA students treat dance as something that adds structure and normalcy to their lives; something that makes them feel good, physically, spiritually and psychologically. To them, dance education is as essential as eating and sleeping. Please keep a daily regimen of stretching (as you're supposed to anyway).
   Recital: Videos clips of the recital are on the Cast Information page. I will also be putting together some videos of classes for you to follow along with. Give me a few days. Don’t worry about costume invoice payments– you can do those the first week of April.
   You can contact me via the "remind" app. If you're an HSDA Patron and not on the app yet, please do so! About 80% of you are.
   This will be the longest time the HSDA has been closed since it opened in 1972.
                                 My gratitude to you- Mr. H