Dance Classes in Walpole, MA - Commonwealth Dance Academy

Calendar & Policies

School Calendar 2016 - 2017


OPEN HOUSE - wednesday, august 24

            5:00 - 7:00 pm

view the studio, meet the faculty, register for classes




First Term: September 14 - November 7, 2016

No Classes:
Mon. Oct. 12 - Columbus Day

Third Term: January 11 - March 12, 2016

No Classes:
Feb. 15 - 20: February Vacation

Second Term: November  - January 9, 2016

*a $35 Costume Deposit For Each Class The Student Takes Is Due With The 2nd Term Tuition*

Costume Balances Are Due February 14, 2016

No Classes:
Wed. Nov. 11: Veterans’ Day
Wed. Thru Sat. Nov. 25 - 28 - Thanksgiving                                                     
Thur. Dec. 24 - Thurs. Jan. 2 - Winter Break

Fourth Term: March 14 - May 21, 2016

No Classes:
April 18 - 23: Spring Break


Sunday, May 21 -     2017 Recital Date
Wednsday, May 17 - 2017 Dress Rehearsal




Rules & Policies:

At Commonwealth Dance Academy students are taught dance in a nurturing, fun, and disciplined environment. We believe that dance develops self-esteem and confidence as well as grace and poise.


Students benefit from consistent attendance. We expect them to come to class on time, properly dressed for class.

Class Placement:

Each student is placed in class according to his/her age, ability, and experience.

School Year:

The school year runs from September to May. There are four 8-week terms. Please call the studio for tuition/registration information.

Snow Days: 

In case of snow, school may be canceled, but if conditions improve, we may hold classes. Cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page.   Or please call 508-668-4764 for a recorded message. It will be posted two hours before the days' classes are scheduled to start.


Peek Weeks:

Parents and relatives are invited to watch class in October and March.


No food or gum in the dance studio. Label all shoes.

End of Season Performance:

Dance is a performing art. All students are encouraged to participate in the annual recital held on Sunday, afternoon May 21. This is a positive,     no-stress experience for the dancers and their parents.


Dress Code

Dance studio calendar and policiesFootwear

Pink Ballets: Bloch So 205
White Tap Shoes: So Danca Ta 35

Grade Kindergarten, Grade 1-2:
Pink Ballets Bloch So 205
Suntan Tap Shoes Bloch So 302

Grade 3 and Up:
Pink Ballets Bloch So 258 (split Sole)
Suntan Tap Shoes Bloch So 302
Suntan Jazz Shoes Bloch So 401g (pull-on Jazz Shoe)

Intermediate, Advanced, and High School:
Pink Ballets Bloch So 258 (split Sole)
Black Tap Shoes Bloch So 361
Tan Jazz Shoes Bloch So 401 L (pull-on Jazz Shoe)


Pink Tights Bloch To 921
Pink Leotard Any Style

All Other Classes:
Pink Tights For Ballet, Light Suntan Tights For Jazz, Tap Or Lyrical
Black Leotard Any Style

All shoes and dancewear are available for purchase at the studio.
Free pair of tights with purchase of $35 or more.

Dancewear also can be purchased at Capezio in Milford or Wellesley.
Please buy dancewear before the first lesson, and come to class fully outfitted and ready to dance.

Commonwealth Dance Academy | 306 Elm Street | Walpole, MA 02081 | 508.668.4764

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