Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
If, in the Frequently Asked Questions below,
you do not find the answer to your question,
please feel free to e-mail or simply give us a call.
What does Cindy Seaton Dance Academy offer?
CSDA offers a full range of dance classes for every age group and level of ability.
Standard dance styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Lyrical are on offer, as well
as popular cutting edge dance styles such as Hip-Hop, Cheer, Pointe and Prep
Can I enroll at anytime?
Yes, CSDA accepts students all during the dance year.
What is “Lyrical” Dance?
Lyrical is a hybrid combination of jazz, ballet and modern dance. Lyrical is one of the
most popular styles of dance to date. Rooted in strong ballet technique while enjoying
the flows and rhythms of modern. Lyrical pulls movement vocabulary from jazz and
has developed into a beautiful, free-flowing style set to slower pop songs and ballads.
More emotive than jazz, lyrical pulls at the heart strings moving audiences and dancers
What type of music do you use?
Cindy Seaton Dance Academy has hosted several hundred children, all seeking an
enriching movement experience that adds quality to their lives. The latest and hottest
music in the music/dance world is used for all classes, when it meets certain criteria.
A strict music policy has been set at CSDA wherein music appropriate to the dance
style is used. However, it is music that does not contain profanity, explicit sexual
innuendo or morally compromising messages. Building a community where integrity
can be cultivated in the dance classroom, CSDA positions itself as a gateway to our
students’ personal conduct in dance and life.
What kind of dance floors does CSDA have?
Are they safe for my body?
The floors in all studios at Cindy Seaton Dance Academy are designed for maximum
comfort, safety and injury prevention during dance training. The Columbia Studio has
hardwood surfaces perfect for ballet and tap, while the Pineville Studio is a sprung
floor covered with “Marley” surfacing which is a slip-resistant vinyl that is easy on
knees and soft tissue, good for Hip Hop, Jazz and Modern. The Winnfield Studio and
Jena Studio also have “Marley” covered floors.
What should I bring to the lesson?
Dancers should always bring a smile, a bottle of water and appropriate dance
attire/shoes to class.
Does CSDA take dancers to dance competitions?
A lot of thought was given to whether CSDA was going to participate in competitions.
There was concern that the competitive nature of the events would undermine our
goal of “integrity in dance and life”. We have since decided that CSDA would participate
in select dance competitions annually, seeing competition as a mechanism to hone
dance skills and showmanship. It is stressed that team members are representatives
of CSDA and must behave accordingly at all times.
I am a beginner. Do I need to know anything before
I come to my first class?
The first thing needed before coming to dance class is a smile! After that, removing
the word “can’t” from one’s vocabulary is a requirement at CSDA, because we CAN
achieve our highest potential! Bringing proper dance attire is necessary (please
refer to CSDA Dress Codes) as is bringing a bottle of water and warm clothes for
leaving the facility in cold weather. CSDA staff will make every effort to place
beginners in classes with other beginners. Therefore, it is not necessary to worry
that you will be unable to keep up as most all students in your class will be at the
same level of ability.
How and when do I pay for my classes?
Tuition is due the first week of each month. Payments can be made by check,
money order or cash. It is payable to Cindy Seaton Dance Academy, or simply write
“Cindy Seaton”. You will be given a printed out Monthly Statement.
Is there a dress code?
In order to meet the goals of Cindy Seaton Dance Academy’s vision and instill
integrity in life through the study of dance, appropriate dress codes are expected
of every student depending on the dance discipline studied. These dress codes
are there for primarily three reasons:
– To educated and pay respect to the years of tradition that dance has built upon.
– To maintain a comfortable professional environment for everyone at the studio.
CSDA dress code will encourage discipline. Dress code will be strictly enforced.
– PreSchool to Kindergarten: Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes & Black
Tap Shoes (Skirts are allowed)
– Year old and up: Black Leotard, Pink tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Black Jazz Taps
and Black Slip on Jazz Shoes Skirts are allowed for Ballet, Jazz Pants are
allowed for Jazz and Tap.
Dancers hair must be pulled back off neck and face, a Ballet Bun is preferred.
Can I buy my dance supplies at CSDA?
Yes, Cindy Seaton Dance Academy has dance wear available. CSDA has
dance basics such as Ballet Shoes, Jazz Shoes, Tap Shoes, tights, CSDA leotards,
CSDA shorts, ballet skirts, t-shirts, dance bags, and other last minute items for
dance class. Though CSDA is not a retail facility, these items are here for our
student’s convenience and the convenience of the local community.