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In addition to delivering a unique experience rooted in our core values, Margo Ruark, the owner of ¡Baila Conmigo! / Dance With Me!, belongs to the Dance Studio Owners Association Inner Circle. This is an educational mentorship program of over 350 studios worldwide, and this studio is one of three studios in the greater Chicago metropolitan area (out of 400+ studios areawide) that is part of this exclusive program. Each month we participate
in coaching calls, Pro Classes, business mentorship with the industry's leading experts, one on one planning sessions and more! Margo has her finger on the pulse of what is going on in the dance industry at all times and gains a wide-range of knowledge in best practices from around the globe. This means your dancers are getting the best dance education and team coaching experience there is!
Yes! New students are welcome to try out any of our classes! Please click here for more information about a trial class.
Enrollment is open throughout the entire season, as long as there is space in class!
See the Dress Code section. Some items you'll need are still available and on sale in the studio's Dance Boutique. Absolutely everything is available in all sizes through our online store.
Group make-up classes are offered generously if classes are missed due to illness or weather cancellations and if notice has been given to the office for school, religious, or family events. Make-up classes will be limited to three per session. No refunds will be given for missed classes.
The registration fee covers administration expenses for setting up the student in the system and is paid by all students.
We do not have the pattern for our costumes. Dance costumes are very intricate and are all hand sewn to order by the manufacturers. In order to ensure that all of the costumes are done on time and look the same, we use the same company to make all of them. Costumes must be ordered up to six months in advance of performance to allow for production and in some cases, international delivery. If a child does not have a costume for any dance class, they will not be able to participate in the class's recital piece. We send in our costume order in December for our May recital. Those who register after the costume order goes in may participate in the recital finale.
Yes, Our studios are equipped with floor to ceiling mirrors, sprung floating floors, and excellent surround speaker systems making them the ideal place to hold a rehearsal for theatre or dance. You can read more about facility rental here and also check with the front desk for availability and total pricing.
We do not allow parents to sit inside the studio in order not to disrupt the class. We have found that there is better rapport between the teachers and students if the parents are not in the classroom. Parents can wait in our lobby. In the near future we will provide a live stream set up with Spot TV or similar app for you to watch from your mobile device!
We are always accepting applications for good teachers who love working with children. Please email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. More information on what we are looking for is posted here.