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ECPAC FAQ

How much is tuition?

Our 30min classes are $65 a month and our 45min and 1hr classes are $85 a month

Do you offer sibling discounts?
Yes, our sibling discount is 10% off

Do you offer multiple class discounts?
Yes, if within the same time tier class. So for two 30 min classes or two classes that are 45 min or an hour for example

Do you offer makeup classes?
Yes, it’s one of the perks of being a member! If you miss a class, we’d be happy to schedule a make up class for you on another week that works for you

How can I arrange a makeup class?
You can stop by the desk, give us a call 925-240-5556 or send us an email to eastcountypac@gmail.com to schedule a make up class

What's the dress code for my child’s class?
Boogie Babies (2-3 years):

Attire: Any color leotard Footwear: Pink canvas or leather Ballet shoes (no satin slippers) and tap shoes

Acro Tots (2-3 years):

Attire: Comfortable clothing (no jeans) Footwear: Bare feet

Boogie Babies (3-5 years):

Attire: Any color leotard Footwear: Jazz and tap shoes

Bitty Ballet:

Attire: Pink leotard Footwear: Pink canvas or leather Ballet shoes (no satin slippers)

Hippity Hop:

Attire: Comfortable dance shorts/pants and a tee shirt or fitted top (no jeans) Footwear: Tennis shoes

Acro (Tiny Acro- Level 2):

Attire: Unitard or leotard and shorts Footwear: Bare feet

Tap/Jazz Combo:

Attire: Leotard and tights Footwear: Tap and Jazz shoes

Building Ballet (Ages 5-7 and 8+):

Attire: Black leotard and tights Footwear: Pink canvas or leather Ballet shoes (no satin slippers)

Ballet 1:

Attire: Green leotard and tights Footwear: Pink canvas or leather Ballet shoes

Ballet 2:

Attire: Purple leotard and tights Footwear: Pink canvas or leather Ballet shoes

Ballet 3:

Attire: Red leotard and tights Footwear: Pink canvas or leather Ballet shoes

Ballet 4:

Attire: Blue leotard and tights Footwear: Pink canvas or leather Ballet shoes

Ballet 5-6:

Attire: Black leotard and tights Footwear: Pink canvas or leather Ballet shoes

Jazz:

Attire: Comfortable dance shorts/pants and a fitted top (no jeans) Footwear: Jazz shoes

Hip Hop:

Attire: Comfortable dance shorts/pants and a fitted top (no jeans) Footwear: Tennis shoes

Tap:

Attire: Comfortable dance shorts/pants and a tee shirt or fitted top (no jeans) Footwear: Tap shoes

Contemporary (Intro-Level 4):

Attire: Dance shorts or pants or a leotard or fitted stretchy clothing Footwear: Half Shoe

Where do I purchase dance shoes or dance wear for my child’s class?

We carry all your dance needs! Stop by our Gabby’s Closet store by the front desk for any leotards, tights, shoes etc!

Where do I find information?

Check out the ECPAC Hub! We email out Weekly News every Wednesday, with all information and updates with a link to the ECPAC Hub. Feel free to click in at any time to see previous updates! www.ecpachub.com You can also find information of what we offer on our website www.brentwooddance.com

Did you know we have an app? You can access the ECPAC Hub, view our schedule, access your family portal and book a Birthday Party all from your phone! Want to download it? Search up East County Performing Arts Center or ECPAC in your app store, available for Iphone and Android.

Where can I find a Studio Calendar?

Our studio calendar is linked in our Hub! www.ecpachub.com, click on the Recreation tab. You can also access the Hub through our phone app!

When is the studio closed?
We close for Labor Day, Thanksgiving Week, Memorial Day, 4th of July week. We also follow the Brentwood Union School District calendar and are closed for Winter Break one week of Fall Break and one week of Spring Break.

How long does the season go for?

We are a year round performing arts center. Our “season” starts at the beginning of August and runs until the end of July, with a week off in between to reset for a new season.

How can I view other class offerings?

Log on to our website www.brentwooddance.com or come see us at the desk!

How often is class?

Class is once a week

How long is class?

That depends on the class that you are registered for, it would be 30 min, 45 min or 1 hr.

When will my dancer have a recital?

We offer two opportunities for recitals. We have our annual recital in June for all classes, and our Little Stars holiday recital in December for our dancers ages 7 and under

Does my child’s class perform in a recital?

If they are age 7 or under, they are invited to perform in our Little Stars holiday recital and our June recital. Ages 8 and up are invited to perform in our June recital. The exception is our Tiny Acro class who, for safety reasons, do not participate in our recitals

Can we special order retail items?

Yes! If there is something you need that we are out of stock on, we can special order for you

How can I contact my child's teacher?

If you need to reach out with any questions or concerns you can stop at either desk for assistance or send an email to eastcountypac@gmail.com and we can direct your inquiry to the appropriate person

When will my child move up?

Depending on the class in reference, they move up depending on age for our younger dancers, or skills needed as they progress through our program. Our more advanced levels of Ballet require passing a written test as well as in person skills testing - it is not age based.

Can I pay my bill online?

Yes you may! You can access your account through our website www.brentwooddance.com, click on register now and you will be taken to your family portal. You may need to click on forgot password if you don’t remember yours or never set one up. The process is easy! You can also access your portal through our phone app.

Do you take ApplePay?

Unfortunately our computer system is not set up to accept Apple Pay at this time

What are Dance Dollars?

Our Dance Dollar program is an extra incentive we have within our classes. When a dancer/student gets recognized for something the teacher deems above and beyond they can reward them with a dance dollar. This can vary by class - can be to encourage a friend to come into class without a parent, to participate, to reward for learning a new skill, to reward a wiggly dancer for focusing, the options are endless! Dance Dollars can then be used to “spend” in our prize bins. We have bins ranging from $1 to $25 bins where they can “buy” lollipops, fidget toys, tattoos, coloring books, crowns, big stickers, and even a Sip n Scoop gift card!

Why didn't MY dancer get a Dance Dollar?

Since it’s to be used as an extra incentive unfortunately not every dancer will always earn one every week. We always give out stickers so everyone gets something! You’re welcome to encourage your child to ask their teacher what are ways they can earn one in that specific class. It’s a great teaching moment to encourage your child to support others in class and look forward to when they can be recognized.

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MISSION & VISION

Mission

Our mission is to teach life skills and foster lifelong friendships through the performing arts.

We don't just teach kids to be great dancers, we teach dance to make great kids

Values

Respect- for oneself and others, kindness, inclusion, service, confidence, grit and determination.
Community- Safe place, second home, traditions, memories, inclusion, belonging, community giving.
Excellence- in everything we do.

Why Us?

5 Things You Should Know When Choosing a Studio

If most dance studios seem to have qualified friendly teachers, who are experienced teaching children and a big show at the end of the year, aren’t they all pretty much the same? Does it really matter which place you decide to enroll? Yes. There are 5 main things that can make a huge difference in the quality of instruction your child receives and the overall enjoyment and satisfaction of being involved with a dance program.

1

We are the only dance studio in Brentwood, Oakley, Antioch, and other surrounding areas to have earned a More Than Just Great Dancing affiliation!

More Than Just Great Dancing (MTJGD) is a licensed affiliation of dance studios that subscribe to a higher standard of instruction and management principals. As part of a dynamic network of 115+ studios, and 35,000 students worldwide, MTJGD transforms staff development and provides leadership training, quality programs and cirricula to its affiliate studios. MTJGD is a commitment to providing more than just great dance training, our dancers go beyond technique to develop important life skills, learning to be respectful, confident and conscientious young people who share their gifts and talents with the community. MTJGD studios are diverse in their specialties, but united in their belief in the power of dance to change lives!

2

Who is teaching your children?

At ECPAC all of the teachers are adults. Even our entry level classes are taught by teachers with years of experience. At ECPAC we have teachers who are certified through professional dance associations like Dance Masters of California, teachers who have danced professionally and teachers who are university trained. You can be sure your child will be taught by qualified and experienced teachers.

3

What type of floor is used?

Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional “floating floor”. A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam, to absorb the shock of jumping. A high-density foam base is superior to a “sprung” floor, which usually consists of a wood structure built on the regular floor.

At ECPAC your dancer’s health and safety is the highest priority. We have professional floating floors in all our dance rooms. Our special floors help reduce the risk of injury and allow students to dance longer without getting tired.

4

Can I watch my child’s classes?

At ECPAC we think it is important for parents to be able to see what is happening in the class. We believe it helps the student feel secure and parents feel confident that their children are having a great experience. Because of that our dance rooms have either a large viewing window or a closed circuit TV system so you can view all the classes on TV’s in the lobby.

5

Can I get immediate customer service?
To have a good experience it is important to choose a studio that can assist you with customer service issues. We have an customer service team ready to assist you 3 to 7 Monday through Friday. Our knowledgeable customer service team can answer any questions you may have.

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East County Performing Arts Center

Contact Information

(925) 701-9889

eastcountypac@gmail.com

3901 Walnut Blvd Suite B, Brentwood CA 94513

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