Frequently Asked Questions | Panorama School of Dance

Frequently Asked Questions

When is registration?

Registration for the upcoming dance year (September – May) begins in May.  Please check out our class schedules for both our locations under the Classes drop down menu.
Registration will continue until classes are full, or until November.

Ridge Studio  604-599-9351
Fleetwood Studio  604-599-4011

Will my child be in a class with children of the same age?

Though we try to accommodate your age requests, we feel that having each child in the ability appropriate class is our paramount consideration. We always want your child to be in the level where he or she will have the best learning experience.

Do I need to let the studio know if my child will be absent?

Yes, please!! We would appreciate a phone call.

When can I become a student teacher?

Students are asked to become assistants by studying all subjects for several years. Good attendance in your classes is a must! Please let us know if you are interested in becoming a student teacher.

What does my child wear to class?

Dress Code

If there are any questions please discuss dress code with your child's dance instructor at the commencement of classes. All children are expected to conform to the dress code by the first week of October.

All shoes and clothing will be available through our "Dancer's Closet" dance supply store located at both the Ridge and Fleetwood locations.  All items are professionally made. We will have a full range of sizes at reasonable prices. Sizes not in stock can be obtained within two weeks of order date.

Hair
  • Hair must be tied up off neck and face.
  • Ballet & Contemporary students must have hair in a bun.
  • Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop students must wear hair up in pony tail.
Leap n' Learn – Ages 3 and 4 years

Pink leotard, plain white ankle socks (no Lace), pink skirt (to be purchased through the school) pink ballet slippers with elastics. Ballet pink tights may be worn during winter months.

Pre-Ballet, Pre-Primary and Primary Ballet

Pink leotard, plain white ankle socks (no lace) pink primary skirt (to be purchased through the school), pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics. Ballet pink tights may be worn during the winter months.

Grade One Ballet

Lilac sleeveless leotard, ballet pink tights, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics. Character skirts (to be purchased through the school).

Grade Two Ballet

Burgundy tank-style leotard, ballet pink tights, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics. Character skirts (to be purchased through the school).

Grade Three Ballet

Burgundy thick strap leotard, ballet pink tights, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics. Character skirts (to be purchased through the school)

Grade Four Ballet

Navy blue lace leotard, ballet pink tights, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics. Pointe shoes may be required. Character skirts (to be purchased through the school).

Grade Five  – Grade 8 Ballet

Navy blue or black lace leotard, ballet pink tights, pink full sole ballet slippers with elastics. Pointe shoes may be required. Character skirts (to be purchased through the school)

Ballet – Vocational Levels

Intermediate Foundation
Navy or Black leotard, ballet pink tights, pink full-soled leather ballet slippers with ribbons and pointe shoes required.

Intermediate/Advanced
Navy or Black leotard, ballet pink tights, pink ballet slippers. Broken down pointe shoes with ribbons and pointe shoes required.

Jazz and/or Lyrical Jazz

Junior Levels
Fusica leotard, black jazz pants or capris, black jazz shoes for Jazz and beige for Lyrical Jazz.

Intermediate Levels
Fusica leotard, black jazz pants or capris, black jazz shoes for Jazz and beige or foot undeeze for Lyrical Jazz.

Senior Levels
Any solid colored form-fitted top with black jazz pants or capris, black bootie jazz shoes & foot undies or beige jazz shoes for Lyrical Jazz.

Hip Hop

All levels
Fitted t-shirt, sweatpants or exercise pants, clean white runners for studio use only.

Tap

Junior Levels
Fusica leotard, black jazz pants or capris, black patent tap shoes.

Intermediate Levels
Any solid colored form-fitted top, black jazz pants or capris, black oxford tap shoes.

Senior Levels
Any solid colored form-fitted top with black jazz pants or capris, black oxford tap shoes.

The reason we LOVE Panorama is because we heard it was a family and now being at Panorama ; we have come to know it as our dance family. Whether you are recreational, competitive or an occasional class dancer; we feel that we are treated the same way, as family and we are important. The teachers make a point of keeping the parents informed of what is happening at the studio; whether through notes, email, or conversation. It's greatly appreciated.
The classes are organized, relevant, and professional. The finale show is themed, professionally organized, fun, and showcases the dancers talents and skills that they have learned throughout the year. As a family, we love to look ahead to the next year and see what my children will be learning in the next level. The costumes are always exciting to have and are wonderfully age appropriate.
We have made great friendships with other parents and dancers; friendships that I am positive will last a lifetime.
We are pleased and proud to be a part of Panorama Dance.

About Panorama School of Dance

Panorama School of Dance has been teaching children to dance in Surrey and Delta for over 30 years. Our first students are now coming back with their own children! This is an amazing sight to see and a testament to the unique experience that these young mothers remember from their childhood.

Panorama not only teaches children how to dance, but promotes personal development, poise, self-confidence, health and fitness. Throughout the years we have grown from a small local church studio with a dozen students to a dance school with 2 locations including 6 studios and over 500 families. Through this growth, the personal touch has not been lost.