Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dress code?








  • Black leotard
  • Black shoes, pink for ballet
  • Black jazz pants


  • Solid colored t-shirt
  • Black jazz pants


  • Leotard/yoga clothing
  • Jazz pants
  • Black shoes, pink for ballet

Dance sweaters/warm-up attire is acceptable
No baggy attire
No street shoes, clothing
Hair neatly pulled away from face.

What is the code of ethics?
  • Dancers will treat themselves with respect, as well as their instructor and fellow dancers.
  • Profanity and rude comments are absolutely not allowed.
  • Dancers will not bring cell phones to class. Phones may be left in bags or in waiting room area.
  • Dancers will maintain good conduct and respect for other dancers from all other schools and academies at all times.
When do classes begin and end for the year?


Classes begin Monday September 12th 2022 and end on Saturday May 27th 2023.


Which days is STBDA closed?

STBDA follows the Concord Public School Calendar, when CPS is closed so is STBDA.  Here is the list of days we are closed in 2023-24.

  • October 9, 2023- Indigenous Peoples Day
  • November 11, 2023- Veteran’s Day
  • November 22-25. 2023 (Wednesday-Saturday) – Thanksgiving Break
  • December 24, 2023 – January 7, 2024 – December Break
  • January 15, 2024 – MLK Jr Day
  • February 19-24, 2024 – February Break
  • April 15-20, 2024 – April Break

In terms of Snow Cancellations we follow Concord Public Schools, but will use our discretion in the event of afternoon and evening storms.  Families will be emailed, the homepage of this site, and our Facebook page will be updated during weather emergencies.

If schools close due to infectious disease or pandemic conditions, we will shift to an online platform of classes until we can return to the studio.

We would like to sign up for classes, what next?

          After registering online you will be entered into our online system, this is our way of contacting you with all the important information you will need all year at STBDA. A few weeks before classes begin you will receive an email from us with all the info you need for classes and billing. If we feel you have registered for a class that is not the correct level, we will contact you within 48 hours after receiving your online registration. Please make sure is on your “safe list” to ensure you receive our emails. We will take a deposit of $200 per dancer for fall classes, this will be deducted from the 1st installment due 8/15. Please note, if you are trying to register for a class that is currently full it will not appear as an option at registration.  Please email us to be added to the wait list.  If your wait list is approved you will be charged a deposit for that class.

What are the costs?

Our tuition is based on a full year program. Tuition installments are broken into 4 payments due August 15th, October 15th, December 15th and February 15th. We also invoice for costume payments in November to ensure on time delivery of costumes for our spring recital.

How much are classes and how do I pay?


STBDA accepts Visa, Mastercard, Check and Cash for tuition payments.  2 weeks prior to each installment due date we will accept check or cash at the studio, if we do not receive payment from you, we will charge the card you placed on file at the time of registration.  If you need to change or update your card you may do so at any time from the Parent Portal.

Class costs for 2020-2021 are as follows for each installment, Please note we offer a multi student/multi class discount of 10% for each additional class.

  • 1/2 hour class:  $130
  • 45 minute class:  $160
  • 1 hour class:  $205
  • 1.5 hour class:  $240
  • Junior Dance Company:  $260
  • Senior Dance Company:  $420
When is the recital?

We have our recitals all on Saturday May 18th 2024, times are TBD.  Classes will be assigned their recital time by the end of March.  We also have a MANDATORY dress rehearsal on Wednesday May 15th 2024 from 2:00pm-9:00pm, times for each class will be assigned at the end of April.

We also have a Winter Showcase for select older classes and company dancers the date is Saturday March 30, 2024 at Social Restaurant in Newton.  Details will be emailed and posted as the date approaches.

What is the recital like?
In a word FUN! Our annual recital are a chance for the dancers to perform pieces that have been working on in class. On a stage, with professional lighting and sound dancers get a feel for what being in the spotlight is like. Our faculty works hard to ensure a well run show each year and above all makes sure our dancers have a positive experience! We love hearing the dancers recap their favorites parts of the show each year and the joy they show makes it all worth it.
Do parents need to get tickets?
Yes, tickets will go on sale several weeks before the show. We sell tickets online and parents and friends can purchase at their leisure.
How Do I Make a Class/Recital Bun?


Can I switch classes?

Sometimes a dancer would like to switch classes because of scheduling, it happens to all of us 🙂  We do allow dancers to switch into a different class (per availability) before November 1st if needed.  We do not however allow dropping class as per our registration guidelines but we can transfer payments as a credit for the following year.


Can I drop in from another dance studio?
Yes, Setting the Barre dance academy is friendly to other dance institutions.


Mon: 3:30pm-9:30pm
Tue: 3:00pm-9:15pm
Wed: 2:00pm-9:30pm
Thu: 3:45pm-9:15pm
Fri: 3:45pm-9:15pm
Sat: 9:30pm-3:30pm