FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I registered online, but did not hear back from anyone. What should I do?
Students are emailed once they register online. If you did not hear back from anyone, we apologize! Call us or just come by during the class hours and speak to your instructor. We’ll do what it takes to get you started!
Are your classes offered throughout the year?
Yes! Our classes are in full session throughout the year with the exception of major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Independence Day, etc.) Our classes are broken down into 4 sessions:
- Fall (September – December)
- Winter (January – March)
- Spring (April – June)
- Summer (July – August)
Do you teach one song per session?
We aim to complete a pre-determined set of choreography within a given session. Sometimes, this means that students learn one song, but we have taught up to three different songs in a given session depending on the students’ abilities to pick up. Our goal is to teach dance, and we want to make sure students are comfortable with choreography before moving on.
What is the correct time to enroll for AATMA dance classes?
We are always accepting students into our classes as long as there is room and we are not more than 4 weeks into a given session. We have a pre-registration period before each session begins where students can ensure they have a spot in class. Your best bet is to call us to find out!
Who teaches the classes? What are his/her qualifications?
On our “classes” page, you can click on a location to view the calendar, which will list the instructor for your particular class. All of our instructors are highly trained, maintain the utmost level of professionalism, and have been hand selected. We keep our staff small to maintain quality.
What should I wear to class?
While not mandatory, we encourage our students to wear AATMA t-shirts to class with sweat pants or tights. It creates a sense of unity in the room. If you do not have an AATMA t-shirt, please dress comfortably (sweats, tights, t-shirt, etc.). We do not allow jeans, dresses, or restrictive clothing.
How do I know which class I belong in?
If you are not sure which class to take, call us or come by and speak to your instructor. We never hold students back and want to make sure they feel comfortable in any class they are in. Sometimes we move students into a different class depending on their progress. We always say to start at the beginner level and move up from there. We also offer trial classes for one-month for new students. This will give you a good idea on where you belong.
I’ve never taken a dance class before. Where should I start?
Not a problem! Many of are students are absolute beginners. Our goal is to make you into a confident dancer. That’s what our classes are for! Don’t hesitate to come visit our classes so you can see how we teach.
If the timings for classes do not work for me, can you arrange another class time?
We are always adding classes depending on the instructor and studio availability. If you do not see something that fits into your schedule, call or email us and we’ll try out best to set something up.
How many students are needed to open up a new class?
We need a minimum of 6 students in a given class.
What is the maximum number of students in each class?
This maximum number of students in each class depends on the age group and level of class. Some of our classes have a max of 10 students, while some others may have up to 16 students. We do not have any class with more than 16 students so we can maintain quality and give each student attention.
Can I observe a class before I register?
You can certainly come watch a class before you register, but we recommend actually taking trial classes. Since dance is very interactive, you will only know if you like the class if you come in and try it out!
Do you offer trial classes for new students?
Yes! We offer up to one-month of trial classes for all new students. You can try one class for $25 or 4 classes for $85. If you decide to enroll into our curriculum, we subtract your trial period tuition from your session tuition. There is no risk for trying out a class, so come by and try it out!
Is there a registration fee to enroll for AATMA dance classes?
If you enroll and pay your tuition early (before the beginning of your first session), there is no registration fee! If you come
Do students perform in shows throughout the year?
Yes! Our grand showcase is held at the end of June each year. All our students and troupe dancers perform at the show. Our showcases have been known for their production value and our students look forward to this each year. In addition to that, we perform at community events and competitions throughout the year. We don’t require all students to perform at all the shows, but have not had students who miss the opportunity to perform at our annual showcase.
What happens if a student misses a class?
If a student misses class, he/she will have to catch up on their own. In some cases, instructors may come a few minutes early to help you catch up, but there is no guarantee as our classes run back to back.
Can parents stay and watch students during class?
Yes! All of our studio locations are set up a little different. Some of them have televisions screens for you to watch students from, while others have windows. As long as classes are not disturbed, we have no problem with anyone watching!
What style of dance is taught in class?
Our classes vary in styles taught, as our goal is to make each student as versatile as possible. Since Bollywood is such a dynamic genre, students will learn folk, contemporary, classical, hip-hop, and other street styles.
Can I take more than one class per week?
Yes! We encourage students to take as many classes as they can. We offer contemporary, hip-hop, workout, and many others types of classes at our locations. Many of our students take classes at more than one location to give them variety.
What is your refund policy?
Since we offer trial classes for all new students, we do not give refunds to students who miss class or can no longer continue. We do, however, accept payments ever session. If you are unsure of the future, register for one session at a time.
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (212) 464-8006.