Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose School of Mareck Center for Dance?
How are you keeping students and staff safe during COVID-19?
How do virtual classes work?
How do I enroll in a class?
When can I enroll in a class?
For spring semester: Enrollment begins December 1st
Is there a waiting list?
How much do your classes cost?
Tuition is based on the number of hours of dance classes per family for our Children’s and Pre-Professional Divisions.
DanceAbility is a flat rate of $70 per semester.
Tuition can be paid monthly or for the entire semester up front. The chart below is based on a 16-week semester and shows both options. If the full semester tuition is paid up front, there is a 10% discount, calculated in the chart on this page
Classes in the Adult & Teen Division are charged per class grouping as illustrated in the following table. The number of classes paid for must be utilized within the semester; there will be no refunds on missed classes upon completion of the school semester. Please inquire about student rates.
Priced Per Class Grouping
**Tuition Rates are not subject to a refund. Students are expected to attend or make-up missed classes.
What are your tuition and payment policies?
Do you offer discounts?
Are Scholarships Available?
A limited number of scholarships are available through the Mareck Center for Dance for students ages 8 & up who have a strong passion and desire to study ballet. Scholarships are awarded for the entire calendar year, August-May, with amounts based on financial need, talent, and physical potential. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in a class schedule as recommended by the School Director. Minimum class requirements vary depending on the level and age of the student. They must be exemplary students and respect Mareck Center for Dance’s policies. Please read the Scholarship Contract thoroughly to be aware of all expectations before applying. Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now closed. Please check back in Summer 2021 for application information for the 2021-2022 school year.
For students living in the Columbia School District, scholarships are also available through ‘Day Dreams Foundation’. For consideration, please visit Day Dreams Foundation to determine eligibility and complete an application.
Where is the School of Mareck Center for Dance located?
History: We were founded in this location in 2011 as the official school of mid-Missouri’s only professional ballet company, Mareck Center for Dance. In advancement of the company’s mission, the school cultivates the artistic and personal development of students by providing a supportive environment of dance study to motivate and inspire.
Where is the best place to park?
What is your weather cancellation policy?
Are trial classes available?
What performance opportunities are available?
What are the benefits of participating in a production?
Do you offer any classes other than ballet?
What other workshops and programs do you offer?
Summer Camps and Intensive During the summer months, we offer various camps and an intermediate/advanced level intensive. These programs, offered at all levels, focus on dance and dance-related topics. The dancers take a ballet technique class daily. Since the dancers are taking daily technique class, they are able to retain their corrections more easily, allowing them to find a deeper and quicker understanding of them. Additionally, we offer them the opportunity to try different styles of dance as well as give them an education on topics that are helpful in making them well-rounded dancers, such as daily lessons in nutrition, anatomy and physiology, music, drama, choreography, etc. For more information, visit our Summer Programs page.
What is the dress code?
Children’s Division (Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet) Girls: pale pink leotard, tights, & ballet shoes Boys: white shirt, black bottoms (preferably black tights), & black ballet shoes
Pre-professional Division (Ballet I-V) Girls: black leotard, tights, & ballet shoes Boys: white shirt, black bottoms (preferably men’s tights), & black ballet shoes
Modern/Jazz Girls: solid color leotard and tights Boys: solid color shirt and tights Open Classes Appropriate footwear (ballet/jazz shoes, etc) Athletic clothing granting movement