Darcy's Academy of Dance and Performing Arts

Rates and Policies

Rates | Studio Policies




(per quarter)


20 minutes of Ballet, 20 minutes. of Tap, and 20 minutes of Acro/Tumbling or Creative Movement


K & 1st Grade combo

20 minutes of Ballet, 20 minutes of Tap, and 20 minutes of Acro/Tumbling
Please see description of individual genres below.



All other combo classes

30 minutes of Ballet, Tap and Hip-Hop. Please see description of individual genres below.


Beginner Ballet

A basic class that introduces the student to the elementary positions of classical ballet. Classes are slow and thorough to ensure proper alignment and understanding. Students are also introduced to proper ballet terminology. (No recital performance)


Ballet 1

A continuing class for students who have some knowledge of ballet. This class includes more complex material than beginner ballet. (No recital performance.)


Ballet Technique

For students currently enrolled in Intermediate Ballet or Advanced Ballet. Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility and control needed to execute ballet moves. Each class will emphasize barre exercises and may also include a combination of center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. Ballet technique is the foundational principles of body movement and form used in ballet. Needs teacher's recommendation. (No recital performance.)


Intermediate Ballet

A class for students who are comfortable with ballet curriculum and can move easily through the barre and center. (No recital performance.)


Advanced Ballet

A more involved class than Intermediate for students with secure technique and the capacity to keep up in a fast-paced class. Large movements, beats, and pirouettes. Emphasis is placed on seamlessly linking a variety of steps together.


Lyrical Ballet

Lyrical dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer's movements attempt to show the meaning of the music.  This genre gained its name not because the lyrics of a song are indeed sometimes highlighted over the rhythm. As is stated by the definition of the word lyrical: having a poetic, expressive quality; musical; characterized by or expressing spontaneous, direct feeling; expressing deep personal emotions or observation; highly rhapsodic or enthusiastic this dance is expressive, subtle and dynamic, expressing emotions through movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves. Lyrical dance is often choreographed to a song about freedom, of releasing a sad emotion, or of overcoming obstacles, but can be choreographed to any human emotion-related song. Depending on the given song and choreography, a lyrical piece may or may not be graceful, but will always be expressive and unpredictable, particularly in comparison to ballet and other jazz pieces which may have a more presentational quality.

One hour of Lyrical Ballet. Strong knowledge of Basic Ballet technique and must be registered for Ballet.


Pointe 1/  
Intermediate Pointe

Pointe class is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. Pointe work is performed while wearing pointe shoes. A dancer should never work in pointe shoes until their teacher has told them they are ready to do so, pre-pointe class is taken in ballet slippers until the dancer has developed the strength and muscles necessary to go en pointe. Unless recommended by the teacher the child should be 12 yrs or older.  This class must be taken along with a separate Ballet Class.  Needs a teacher's recommendation. (No recital performance)


Advanced Pointe

By Teacher recommendation only. For the more advanced student with previous experience on Pointe.  This class must be taken along with Adv. Ballet.


Int. Tap

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

For the student with Beginner Tap experience.


Advanced Tap

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.


Torture Classes

Improve your technique with a heavy emphasis on leaps, jumps and turns.


Baby Hip-Hop

Dance like your favorite pop stars! In this high-energy, age-appropriate class, kids will learn fun hip-hop techniques and combinations, danced to their favorite music. For the beginner hip hop dancer. Ages 4 and up. 


Hip-Hop 1
Hip-Hop 2
Advanced Hip-Hop
Street Hip-Hop


Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. 

Hip hop 1 - designed for children with Beginner Hip Hop experience and a teacher recommendation. Ages 5-8
Hip Hop 2 - ages 8-12;
Hip Hop Advanced- Teacher recommendation Only


Friday Company Hip-Hop

For Dance Company Only



Learn the basics or work on advancing your skills in this flexible Acro class! Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our experienced acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, back handsprings, ariels, layouts..all each student's individual level of experience. And it's fun, too!


ContemporaryContemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet.$150.00

Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.





Born in the early 20th century, modern dance is a dance style that focuses on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps, as in traditional ballet dancing. Modern dancers reject the limitations of classical ballet and favor movements derived from the expression of their inner feelings. 1 hour




Musical Theater/JazzMusical theater is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, acting, and dance.  The story and emotional content of a musical - humor, pathos, love, anger - are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Combined with Jazz style. 1 hour$150.00


Tuition Payment Schedule
For the ease and convenience of our clients, we have divided our tuition into 4 payments, payable quarterly during the school year. Bills will be mailed home. The schedule is as follows...

1st quarter tuition is due upon registration.
2nd quarter tuition is due in November 15
3rd quarter tuition is due in January 15
4th quarter tuition is due in March 15

Drop Off and Pick Up
Please make sure your child is dropped off and picked up in a timely manner. As you can see from the schedule posted on this site, our classes are booked back-to-back, and we need to keep the "traffic" flowing.

Recital Costumes
Costumes are picked by Darcy and staff sometime in early November, and will be billed to you by late November or early December. All costume orders and payments must be returned to the Academy before we close for our Holiday break. We are available to measure your child during regular class times. Costumes are normally delivered in early to late May.

Weather-Related Closings
We will send out an e-mail blast to notify you of closings at least 1 hour before any scheduled class.  Please make sure we have a current email on file. We will post a message on our answering machine (845-628-4600), as well as on the News section of our home page at least one hour before the scheduled start of class.

Food and Drink
Please restrict your consumption of snacks to the waiting rooms. It is very difficult to keep the studios clean otherwise. No chewing gum please! Please remember to clean up after yourselves.

Children are always welcome at the studio when monitored by an adult. Please keep track of your little ones (we have had incidents of toilets being stuffed with paper towels, clothing being thrown out of windows, etc.).

Lost and Found
Please put your name on everything! Label shoes and clothing clearly so things don't get mixed up. We keep "found" items for approximately two weeks, after which time unclaimed items will be donated to Goodwill.

Dress Code
Dress code will be strictly enforced.

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