If you're here, it probably means you are new to Carolina Dance Collaborative. We welcome you to our dance community and thank you for your interest in our dance program! We are so excited to begin another season of dance. We've even added some new classes so don't forget to check those out! You may be wondering; how do I register for classes? Do you have a studio where I can register? How do I pay?
Well, I'm here to help you with all of that. Let's begin by answering those questions:
STEP 1 - CREATE AN ACCOUNT
This is where you will fill in your information, whether you are a parent/guardian or an adult registering for one of our Adult or Senior Classes.
STEP 2 - ADD A STUDENT
The next step is to add a student by clicking "ADD STUDENT"
If you are enrolling in one of our Adult Programs, you will choose "I AM TAKING CLASS." By choosing this option, it will add you as a student. You will not be able to register for classes, if you are not a student.
STEP 3 - CREATE ACCOUNT
Before you create your account, please make sure you read over our policies as we do have a strict NO REFUND POLICY.
STEP 4 - CHOOSING YOUR CLASS
When you first create your account, you will automatically be navigated to the classes pages. And, if you didn't read those policies before creating your account, don't worry, it will show you at the top of the classes page.
Here you will find all of the YMCA locations, Adult Classes, Community Classes, Adaptive Classes, and After School Classes. Choose the location or program in which you are interested.
After clicking on one of the tabs, it will list all of the classes available for your students age. Check the class you in which you wish to enroll. If you don't see the class listed, let us know. We would be happy to help!
STEP 5 - SUBMIT PAYMENT
Once you check the class in which you wish to enroll, a FINISH REGISTRATION NOW button will appear at the top of the page. Notice, in red, it says that your choices are "saved, but you are not enrolled."
You must complete payment to enroll in classes. Why is this important? If you are planning to mail in a check/cash, you will not actually be registered for the class yet. That means if the class fills up before we receive your check in the mail, you may be placed in a different class. It is VERY IMPORTANT to email us and let us know you will be mailing in a check. We will complete the registration for you so your place in class will be saved.
Welcome to Carolina Dance Collaborative, or welcome back! In this blog post, I will be sharing with you some ways to prepare for class. Whether or not this is your first class with us, we thought it would be a good refresher for the start of Quarter 2 next week and to fill you in on why we think it's important to have all of the dance essentials ready for class.
How should a dancer look for class?
When a dancer comes to class with all of his/her essentials (leotard, tights, shoes, ponytail holder, etc.) it teaches him/her responsibility for all of his/her items. We all know items get lost. At one point all the dance shoes were in the bag and all of a sudden one is lost and found a couple of weeks later under the bed. :-) Our dancers can learn responsibility by keeping track of all of their dance items. Dancers can learn how to be prepared for class by making sure they have all of our essentials on, or maybe even having extras in our bag, when we get to the classroom. Most importantly, when a dancer comes to class ready to go, with their dance attire on and hair secured tightly out of face (in a bun or ponytail depending on the class), it shows the instructor that the dancer is ready for class and eager to learn. This is one of the many ways a dancer can show etiquette in class (we will discuss more in another post). :-)
And now for a refresher on what your dancer needs for his/her class:
Little Learners 1 and 2:
Where do I find all of this attire?
I look forward to seeing you in class!!
YMCA Program Manager
Community Dance Non-profit
Our mission is to make dance education accessible regardless of location, ability, and resources.