ShushiArmenian Dance Ensemble

FAQ’s

1.Is it necessary to have prior dance experience to join the group?
No prior dance experience is necessary to join the group.
2.What is the minimum age to join the group?
A member must be at least 6 years old by September 30th to join the juniors group.
A member must be at least 3 years old by September 30th to join the youngest group.
***Age cutoff is September 30th
 
3.What is the maximum age to join the group?
There is no maximum age to join the group.
4.When do rehearsals start and end each season?
Rehearsals start early September and end middle of June. Check the rehearsal schedule on our website for detailed rehearsal schedule. Rehearsal Calendar
5.What is the cost of membership?
Class 1: Mondays 4:30pm-5:20pm – ages 3-5 - $450 if paid on or before November 15th, 2021. After November 15th, 2021 the fee will be $500

Class 2: Mondays 5:30pm-6:30pm – ages 6-9 - $550 if paid on or before November 15th, 2021. After November 15th, 2021 the fee will be $600

Class 3: Fridays 5:30pm-7:00pm – ages 10-13 - $550 if paid on or before November 15th, 2021. After November 15th, 2021 the fee will be $600

Class 4: Fridays 7:00pm-9:00pm – ages 14 & up - $550 if paid on or before November 15th, 2021. After November 15th, 2021 the fee will be $600
***Age cutoff is September 30th
 
6.Is there a sibling discount?
There is no discount for siblings.
7.What does the membership fee cover?
Membership fee covers rehearsals and performance costumes.
8.Is there an additional fee for costumes during performances?
No there are no additional fees for costumes.
9.Does the member need additional items for performances?
Girls need pantyhose, makeup, safety pins, and bobby pins
10.When and where are rehearsals held?
Rehearsals are held at the Church of Atonement in Tenafly NJ, click here for directions.
Ages 3—5 (girls & boys) - Mondays 4:30pm—5:20pm
Ages 6—9 (girls & boys) - Mondays 5:30pm—6:30pm (including new members over 9 years old)
Junior Girls ages 10—13 – Fridays 5:30pm—7:00pm
All boys ages 10 & up – Fridays 5:30pm—7:00pm
Senior Girls ages 14 and up – Fridays 7:00pm—9:00pm
***Age cutoff is September 30th
 
11.Will my daughter/son perform on stage the first year?
a)Members ages 3-7 years old will not perform
b)Members ages 7 and up will perform with the approval of the director
12.What is the dress code during rehearsals?
Girls – Black Shushi t-shirt with black skirt/shorts/leggings and ballet slippers
Girls – Hair must be tied back, off the face with headband
Boys – Black Shushi t-shirt with black shorts/pants and jazz shoes
13.What are the means of communication for scheduling updates?
-Email (shushi@shushidance.org)
-Website calendar is updated daily for rehearsal cancellations due to weather and all other information
14. Is a member required to perform at all performances?
No, as long as the director is notified when a performance date is announced.
15.Is there an annual performance/recital?
Not necessarily.

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