In case of class cancellations due to severe weather, please call (724) 552-2923. Any cancellations will be announced on the voicemail message by 3 p.m. that day.
The Community Dance Program has been designed to develop the skills of dancers of all ages. Instructors Lori Incardona, Melissa Newell and Katie Hicks approach students with care and commitment to train with excellence, creating a safe, positive and productive environment for everyone.
Classes are offered in pre-ballet, ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, pointe and modern. There is also a Competitive Team of auditioned dancers. Classes are taught in Saint Mary Hall on Seton Hill's hilltop campus.
Registration is for the entire school year (fall and spring). Class schedule can be found here.
Private lessons will be available to all students to learn choreography or technique work. Please speak to the individual instructor to arrange private sessions and all private lessons must be purchased in advance in sets of four. To view private lesson prices or to purchase, download the Dance Private Lesson Form.
Private Lesson Policies
Students are expected to attend lessons at the times scheduled. In case of school closure, inclement weather, teacher absence, or student illness and emergency, make up lessons will be arranged by the teacher for a suitable time before the end of the semester.
Only one make up lesson as a result of student illness or emergency can be guaranteed for each semester. The instructor is not required to make up any other lessons canceled by the student. In case of cancellation, students and/or parents should make every effort to contact the teacher directly. If this is not possible, a message can be left with the director at (724) 552-2923.
Any student arriving late will receive only the remaining time of his or her scheduled lesson. Lessons must be completed by the last day of the semester and any lessons not taken by this time will be forfeited.
Tuition for Dance Classes and Lessons
Additional Fees and Policies
All dancers will be charged a flat fee per costume. One costume per class per dancer.
All costume fees must be paid in full by December 1st. If costume fee is not paid, a costume will not be ordered for that dancer. The costume company will not guarantee that the costume chosen by the instructor will be available for order after the deadline and if it is available in the appropriate size, the dancer will be charged the additional shipping and handling costs to place a separate order.
This costume policy pertains only to the costumes for “Dance Dance Dance,” the end of the year production in May. All dancers participate in this production.
Exceptions: Pointe, Pre-Pointe, Cheer Dance, Acro and Adult classes
Current Students Are Offered The Opportunity To Register First
Current students’ completed registration forms and registration fees must be received by August 17th. After this deadline, remaining openings in classes will be opened to new students.
Maximum Class Size Is 12
Registrations will be processed in the order they are received by the Director. If your registration is received after a class is filled, you will be placed on a waiting list and emailed about your status. If no spots open up by the third week of class, we will not be able to accommodate extra students in any class regardless of whether they are a current or new student.
Exceptions: Intro Classes 10 max, Musical Theatre 15 max
Young Dancer’s Division dancers will have a separate recital on Sunday afternoon May 19th at 3 p.m. instead of performing on Saturday with the Formal Dancers Division students. A few of the older dancers groups will also perform age-appropriate numbers at this recital in order to increase the excitement and enjoyment of everyone involved.
Non-Payment Of Fees
Students with unpaid tuitions or fees will not be permitted to re-enroll at SHUDA or perform in productions, including the end of the year shows, until the balance is paid in full.