Camps – Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

You can REGISTER ONLINE by clicking here. You can also call us at 713.526.1049 and we will mail you a registration form and answer any questions you may have. A 20% deposit is required to reserve a spot.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Students ages 7-17 can APPLY ONLINE here. In addition to the application, there will be an audition Sunday, March 23, 2019, 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. at DAA Dance Academy.  If you miss the auditions, mark your calendars for January 2020 when we plan to start posting information about next year’s camp.  Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook, too!

The audition will be held at DAA Dance Academy (see below) and will require the student to learn a short choreographed routine and participate in a short interview.  The audition fee is $5.  We do not expect students to bring a headshot or resume.

Full scholarships are awarded on a very limited basis only to returning students who have excelled in our program.  Partial scholarships are awarded to new students based on their need or merit which is assessed by our staff from their application and audition.

Where do I take my child on the first day of camp?

DAA Dance Academy, 9889 Bellaire Blvd., C-335, Houston, TX 77036

What does my child need to bring?

Your child should bring the following:

  • Healthy snacks – lots of them! Students will be dancing most of the day and need extra energy
  • Water/water bottle (1 gallon/day recommended)
  • Lunch (if not purchased)
  • Personal items

What does my child need to wear?

Your child should bring the following:

  • Comfortable, cool clothes—must be easy to move around in. No jeans.
  • No super short shorts and no tops showing midriff.
  • Hair pulled/pinned back from face.
  • No special shoes required—sneakers, jazz, and ballet shoes may be worn.  Socks are not recommended as they may cause slipping.
  • Int./Adv. dancers should wear the dance clothes and shoes they are already accustomed to wearing at dance class.
  • Traditional dance wear and dance shoes are not necessary. Play clothes are great! Closed-toed shoes, ballet shoes, jazz shoes, or bare feet are good options–no flip flops, crocs, or boots.
  • “You’re never fully dressed without a smile!”

What level of dancer does my child need to be?

All levels of dancers are welcome. Because the camp offers dance training in a multitude of dance styles, it is unlikely that anyone would have intermediate/advanced experience in all of them. At this camp, it is more important that everyone has a great attitude, a lot of energy, and an interest in learning new things.

What is the performance like?

It is an awesome show for our students to share their accomplishments with family, friends, and the general public. Each session will offer new choreography different from the other sessions. The performance is free and held on stage at Memorial City Mall in front of the Xfinity Fireplace.

Can students take classes in just one style of dance?

No. We expect campers to learn all the styles offered.

Is lunch provided?

It depends. Most children bring their own lunch. There is a fridge and microwave available for students to use. Lunch is also catered to those who sign up for lunch. It is $10/day which includes a kids meal of your choosing and a service fee.  You may sign up and pay for the daily lunch plan at checkout or bring cash by 9:00 a.m. on the days you want to buy lunch. Please inform us in advance if you have special dietary needs.

What is the lunch schedule?

Monday – Chick-Fil-A
Tuesday – Fu Fu Cafe
Wednesday – Jason’s Deli
Thursday – Masala Wok
Friday – Dominos Pizza

How do you handle dancers with varying skill levels and ages?

On the first day of camp, all students are assigned groups based on their skill levels and ages. For most classes, students take classes with those of their same skill level (advanced, intermediate, and beginning). Some classes are divided based on age level (i.e. 7 – 12, 13 – 17). Warm-up and activity periods are for all campers at once.

How do you determine a students’ skill levels?

First we consider their age and the level designated on their registration. Then our staff observes the dancers in a group session to ensure everyone is in a level that best fits each student.

What is your refund policy?

90% refund by mail on or before June 1st, 50% refund after June 1st, 25% refund on or after 1st day of camp.

Is this a day camp or are there dormitories?

This camp is a day camp. If you are traveling from afar and need overnight accommodations and chaperoning, please contact the office directly at 713.526.1049.

Do you work with children with special needs?

Yes, however our staff is not trained to address any specific special need with specialized training or supervision. This program is a specialty camp that requires athletic ability and a high level of discipline.  Please give us a call or email to discuss your child’s needs.

Can I take only one week of camp?

No.  We do not condone missing any days much less a whole week or two!  The program is best when every student commits to a whole session.

What is the security like?

All camps are managed by a camp director and assistant director at all times. During most of the day while the students are in class, there are two additional teachers and studio staff member on location. We are not open to the public.

When is the earliest I can drop off and the latest I can pick up my child?

Drop-off is from 7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. If a chaperone is not visible at the front door during this time, you may let your child make his/her own way into the facility or wait for a chaperone to return. Chaperones accompany children by groups to the studios and may not always be outside when you pull up, but they will return shortly. Pick-up is from 5:00pm – 5:15pm outside the building. Should you wish to pick up your child earlier or accompany your child into the building at any time, please park and bring your claim tag with you to pass through the front entrance.

What is your late policy?

Warm-up begins at 8:00 a.m. Students may arrive late, though there may not be a chaperone on duty to accompany them to the studio. It is the parents’ choice whether or not to park and walk the child into the studio or to let the child go on his/her own. The first class begins at 9:00 a.m.  No Limits camp closes at 5:00 p.m. There is 15-minute grace period for parents/guardians to pick up their children. If you are running late, please call 713-526-1049 to inform the staff. There is a $10.00 late pick up fee applied immediately at 5:15 p.m. with a $1.00 per minute charge for each minute thereafter. If payment is not received on or before the next day, a $25 late fee will be assessed. Please understand our teachers’ and cleaning staff’s need for prompt student pick-ups at the end of the day. If you need to make arrangements for regular after-hour care or transportation, please contact our staff in advance of the start of your session. We would be happy to assist you with a special arrangement.

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