The Purple Class is for children in 4th and 5th grades.
We will build towards intermediate ballet, tap and jazz skills.

The Purple Class is required to attend 3x a week, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday classes.

2024-2025 Schedule

Monday 4:30-5:30pm: Ballet/Pre-Pointe* with Ms. Shay
Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm: Tap and Ballet with Ms. Shay
Thursday 4:30-5:30pm: Ballet and Jazz with Ms. Shay

Classroom Guidelines

Students should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class to warm up and get shoes on.

Students should be respectful to the teacher and other class members at all times.

Students who are disrespectful & keep others from learning will be asked to leave the class.

No food or drink is permitted in the studio. Water is the only exception!

Please do not post videos of your child’s dances online (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) without the instructor’s permission.


In order to facilitate traffic, please enter the property from Zetterower Avenue and exit onto Donaldson Street.  Please drop off and pick up your child at the sunroom door on the side of the building. Please do NOT park in the drop-off lane to walk your child in. If you are a student driving yourself, please park behind the building.  Parking is available for parents and student drivers behind SSOD.  Please, be respectful of the Split Ends’ business and customers by not using their parking lot.

Performance Etiquette

Performance is a group activity.  Everyone should be equally prepared in order to produce the best performance possible.  Therefore, students performing in recital and other performances MUST attend all rehearsals.  Failure to attend rehearsals will result in being removed from the upcoming performance.

Attendance Policy

Students are strongly encouraged to attend all classes.  Those missing more than 25% of classes or rehearsals may be removed from a performance or risk having their role performed by an understudy.  This decision is up to the instructor.

Tuition & Fees

Registration:  Individual is $45.  A family of two or more in the same household is $55 total.

Tuition:  $110 per month for classes meeting 3x per week.

Tuition is due at the first of the month.  A $5 late fee will apply to payments received after the 10th.  Checks should be dropped in the white box in the sunroom entrance.  A $35 service fee will be added to all returned checks. Parents or guardians will be accountable for all tuition & fees unless a release form is signed officially withdrawing a student from Statesboro School of Dance. Payments can be made online with a credit card via our Parent Portal. If 3 family members are taking from Statesboro School of Dance, the youngest family member in that household receives free tuition.

Performance & Costume:  The spring recital fee includes a recital t-shirt and a link to download your copy of the performance. Average costume fees range from $60-$80 and you will purchase 2-4 costumes for the recital.  In order to defray a large amount due, we require a recital fee and costume deposit at the time the costumes are ordered.

Recital Fee: $80 + Costume Deposit: $130 = Total Deposit Due October 31st $210.
Final costume balances will be due February 1st.

There is a $35 performance fee for the Faith in Motion concert. This includes a link to download your copy of the performance, a car magnet and helps defray the cost of renting the theatre. This fee is due the first week of August. There is a $60 performance fee for the Nutcracker. This includes a link to download your copy of the performance, a Nutcracker t-shirt and helps defray the cost of renting the theatre. This fee is due the first week of August.

Performance DVDs can be ordered for an additional cost. Contact Heritage Video at (912) 489-1364 for more information.

All tuition and costume fees must be paid in full to participate in the recital.

Private Lessons: Private lessons can be scheduled on an individual basis at the rate of $35 an hour.

Master Classes: Master Classes with guest teachers are offered throughout the year and dancers are strongly encouraged to attend.

Summer Classes: Be on the lookout for our Summer Fun Dance Camp held each June!

Dance Attire

Proper attire is critical to dance classes.  All students must be prepared and properly dressed for class in order to reach their full potential.  The color level indicates the leotard color that should be worn to class. Uniforms are required. Color leotards can be purchased through the studio.

Ballet: Girls wear their specified class-colored leotard, and a class colored-ballet skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes.  Hair should be in a bun, no bangs.  Boys wear a white t-shirt, black shorts, tights or leggings, and black or white ballet shoes. *Dancers in the 4th grade do not wear pointe shoes. Dancers in the 5th grade can wear pointe shoes with the permission of Ms. Shay.

Tap:  Shoes should be low-heeled tan tap shoes.

Jazz:  Shoes should be tan jazz ‘gore’ slip on boots.

Dancewear may be purchased at the following locations:

Tutus and Dance Shoes | 139 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA

Bobo’s Dance Supply | 2352 Ingleside Ave., Macon, GA

Little Doses | 1100 Brampton Ave., Statesboro, GA