When is registration open?

We have several open registration periods throughout the calendar year.  The dance calendar runs much like the typical school calendar, with our primary Full Term schedule beginning in September and continuing through May the following year. 

 We also offer a Summer Jump Start Session and a Winter Warm-up Mini Session.   

General registration periods are:

  • Winter Warm-up Mini-Session: January 
  • Summer Classes and Intensives:  March - Early June
  • Full Term Classes: August -December

How do I register?

You are busy!  We make the registration process simple and quick.  Via our online student registration form, simply enter in your child's (or children's) information, choose your classes, enter your payment information and you are all set!  All information is captured and managed securely for your safety.  

Click here to register!

Technology not your thing? That's ok - we can help you here too! Email lakeshorereception@gmail.com  and our friendly staff will contact you to help you get started. 

How do I choose the right class for my child?

Your child's growth is of upmost importance to us at Lake Shore Dance. To this end, we have meticulously researched and designed our program around children's developmental stages and broken our classes down into 1-2 year age divisions to best serve your child's needs and abilities.  You can confidently select your class by the minimum ages outlined on the class listing and know that you are selecting the right class.  

Still unsure?  Contact our staff Monday through Thursdays, 5:00-8:00 PM at any studio location.  They can help guide you to select a class and teacher best suited for your child's personality. 

What should my child wear to class?

To simplify your experience and to create a focused atmosphere of inclusion, all classes at Lake Shore Dance have a dress code.   Please click here to view our dress code

Where do I get dance supplies?

Lake Shore Dance hosts an in-studio boutique, stocked with tights, leotards, children's shoes, new and used dance shoes, dance bags, and other dance wear items. Can't find the size you are looking for?  No problem!  We also host an order out dance wear program that is simple, convenient and often you will receive your product quickly (barring company back orders).   Stop in today to purchase your child's dance class supplies. 

Where are you located?

Lake Shore Dance has three campuses in Southeastern Wisconsin.  Each location hosts the same curriculum and program, so whichever location you choose, you are guaranteed to have the same "Committed to Excellence" experience!

Southern Ozaukee Campus:   W19 N6721 Commerce Court Cedarburg, WI 53012

Northern Ozaukee Campus: 600 N. Moore Road Port Washington, WI 53074

Washington County Campus:  500 Schoenhaar Drive West Bend, WI 53090

Do I need to stay during my child's class or be in the classroom with my child?

Staying at our facility is completely up to you!  Each location has waiting areas and coffee stations for parents that choose to stay. You are welcome to take your child's class time to run some quick errands.  Please make a point, however, to be back on site before your child's class ends.  We do request that parents of our smallest children (Tots I and Tots II) remain at the studio during their child's class.    

All of the classes at Lake Shore Dance are designed to be "by myself classes".  It is important to your child's progress and independence that you encourage your child to go into their classroom on their own and work with our compassionate and trained faculty.  This allows your child to take direction from our faculty which maximizes their learning.    You will be amazed watching your child become a confident and independent learner!  You are welcome to observe class in many of our classrooms through our one-way observation glass. 

Do you have a registration fee?

No, Lake Shore Dance does not charge a registration fee. 

Do you offer performance opportunities?

Performance is an essential facet of a child's dance journey.  The culmination of year's hard work in a glorious and memorable stage performance builds confidence and pride in accomplishment.      All of our students dance in our spring show.  Students that find they love to perform on stage are presented with the opportunity to perform in The Nutcracker Ballet and on our competition teams.   

What happens if I need to withdraw?

In the unfortunate event that you must withdraw your child's enrollment, we are here to help you.  During the full term, simply email us at accountmanagement@lakeshoredance.net by the 14th of the month. We do request  minimum two weeks notification of stopping the enrollment so that we can fill your child's space in class. 

In your email, please note your child's name, the class they are dropping, and the effective date.  To complete the drop, you will be billed a $10.00 drop fee to stop the billing and registration.  This must be paid immediately to finalize your request. 

Little ones may struggle the first couple classes and yes, there may be tears while they try to figure out their class. Click here to read a blog post about managing those first few weeks, written by our toddler expert!  She offers excellent tips to help you and your little one out.  

Parents of Kindergarteners
The first month of full-day kindergartners can also lead to struggles at dance class.  This often is because your child is tired after the long day and misses the lazy days of summer.  Take a little extra time with your child to help them work through the process of adjustment and let your child's dance instructor know about their struggles. Together, we can help them through and enjoy their class. 

Looking for information on our Covid-19 response and policies?  Click here!