Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that is not answered below, please email us at Sam@MotivateDance.com or call (515) 381-1628.
When do classes start?
Tuesday, September 4th. (Monday Sept. 3th is a holiday)
How old does my child need to be to enroll?
We offer classes for students ages 2.5-18. We also offer adult sessions!
How do I enroll my child?
You can either register online:
Or you can stop by the studio and register with someone at the front desk.
What are your office hours?
Our regular office hours are Mon-Thurs 4:30-7:30pm, but you can also email or call to set up an appointment.
What styles of dance do you offer?
We offer a wide variety of styles at Motivate Dance! Check out our Class Descriptions page to explore our different class options!
What if I don’t see a class that works in my schedule?
We try to make our schedule work for everyone, but we understand there will be conflicts. We appreciate suggestions, and if we get enough interest in adding a different class time we will do our best to accommodate!
When and where is the recital?
Our recital for the 2018-2019 season is on JUNE 8TH, and will be held at the Ames City Auditorium.
Do you accept male students?
Of course! Boys are welcome to join any of our classes! We do not, however, offer a “boys-only” class.
Are parents allowed to observe classes each week?
Definitely! We have a live feed of our classes in our reception area so parents can observe their students. This option was decided over observation windows to keep students fully engaged in class!
Are students required to purchase specific apparel for class?
No. We believe that individuality is important, so we only ask that students wear something appropriate to dance in! (Preferably no jeans.) Examples of appropriate attire are leotards, tights, athletic shorts, yoga pants, fitted tops, tank tops, etc. The only exception is for Ballet 2 and higher. These dancers are required to wear a leotard and pink tights, as well as their hair pulled back in a bun. As far as shoes go, we do require dancers to have the same shoes as their classmates, and for convenience, we will be ordering and selling them in-studio!
What are your prices and are there additional fees?
To inquire about our tuition pricing, please contact Sam or stop by the studio.
As far as additional fees go, we require a $25 registration fee, $50 recital fee, and a costume fee. Our recital fee takes place of tickets, so families are welcome to invite as many guests as they like! We try to keep our costume fee as minimal as possible, so we only charge the cost of the costume + $10 administrative fee. We want our families to know exactly what they are paying for!
When is tuition due?
Tuition is billed on the 1st of every month and is due by the 15th. If you do not pay by the 15th, you will be charged a $10 late fee.
Do you offer any discounts?
Yes! We appreciate when families enroll multiple students in our classes, so we show our appreciation with discounts. Families with multiple children enrolled only pay a $40 registration fee, $75 recital fee, and tuition is discounted 15%.
We also reward those that take multiple classes with a discount off their tuition! This discount is already built into our pricing structure, so once you register for classes you automatically receive the discount. We also have an unlimited class price, so once you reach $200/month, you can take as many classes as you want and your tuition stays the same! (This price only applies to single students. If you have multiple students and are curious about unlimited pricing, please contact Sam for more info).
NEW this year, we will be offering 5% off your total tuition if paid in full at the start of classes!
For more information about our pricing structure, please contact Sam or stop by the studio.