Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to TDS?

We are located in the Creekside Plaza at 900 Round Rock Ave, Round Rock, TX 78681.

When is your front desk open?

Our front desk is staffed:

Mon-Thurs 12-2pm, 2:30-8:30pm

Friday 9am-1pm

Saturday 9am-12pm

How do I sign up for a class?

You can review the Adult class schedule here and register online or review the Youth Class schedules at one of the links below and register online:
Youth Fall/Spring Schedule

How do I know what level class to sign up my dancer for?

For ballet classes, we have placement opportunities available for a Dance Spot ballet teacher to assess the student and ensure he/she is placed in the appropriate level class.  

For other classes, we recommend that dancers trial a class that seems like the correct age/level class, and the instructor can evaluate the student in class to ensure he/she is in the correct class.  If not, the teacher will recommend which alternate class is most appropriate for that student.

What is the appropriate attire for the various genre classes?

Here is a list of the attire requirements by class type: Class Dress Codes

Where can I buy dance shoes and attire?

We can take care of your needs for any shoes or dance attire needed for classes, excluding Pointe shoes.  If we don’t have your size, we can custom order for you!

What discounts do you offer?

We offer a sibling discount of 5% off of additional dancers from the same family after 1 dancer. The discount is applied after the full rate charge for the dancer taking the highest number of hours.  We offer a 5% discount for tuition paid in full (Aug-May). Discounts cannot be combined.

What additional fees am I responsible for besides the monthly tuition (recreational dancers)?

Dancers pay a $50 registration fee ($10 for each additional sibling) in the fall, a recital costume fee of $65-$75 per dancer (per class participating in recital) due mid November, and a recital performance fee (venue rental, tickets, etc) of $60 (or $80 per family) due mid February.  We also have an optional winter show that is $100 per dancer or $175 per family and includes the costume, venue, extra rehearsals, and tickets.

Can I watch my dancer in class?

We do have viewing windows in all studio doors but, in order to remove any distraction for students, we have installed high definition cameras in all studios, which are visible from televisions in the lobby areas, for the convenience of our parents.  

What amenities are available at The Dance Spot?

For dancers: our studios are equipped with floor to ceiling mirrors, wood sprung floors, views of the green belt, a great sound system, and cubbies to store personal belongings.  We also have a vending machine for snacks, fresh fruit and cold drinks available at the front desk, and a homework bar with laptop connections.  Best of all, we have the most fun and, more importantly, the highest caliber of teaching staff, in Round Rock!

For parents: We have comfortable lounge areas equipped with high definition camera feeds to watch your dancer, a complimentary coffee bar, and an art table for younger siblings.

Are you still accepting students for registration now that the semester has begun? How long will you continue open registration?

Yes, you can still register!  We offer rolling registration through our fall semester and the first month of our spring semester. After January 31st, students call still register for technique classes and can join other classes, but will not be able to participate in the May recital.

What team opportunities do you have at TDS?

We have four Dance Companies that dancers can audition for at The Dance Spot in the spring (April/May).

Rise Dance Company has been Austin’s and Round Rock’s preeminent, award-winning, pre-professional dance program for twelve years.  Under the artistic direction of renowned dancer and choreographer, Quinton Weathers, RISE strives to nurture the artistry in young performers, empowering them to be their best selves, on and off the stage.  

Rise Pre-Company: Our Pre-company dance team is a dancer’s first step into the competitive world of dance. They will receive a strong foundation in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz, as they begin their Dance journey.  Pre-Company will participate in 2 competitions, as well as The Dance Spot’s Holiday Show, The Dance Spot Recital and Rise Dance Company Gala.

Rise Mini Company: As dancers begin to gain experience and desire even more our Mini Company offers the next step in their dance journey. This company will continue to solidify their foundations with strong dance technique, as well as adding new techniques to the repertoire such as contemporary and Hip Hop. Mini Company will participate in 3 competitions and 1 dance convention, along with The Dance Spot’s Holiday Show, The Dance Spot Recital and Rise Dance Company Gala.

Envision Dance Company: Envision Dance Company combines the joys of being on a competitive dance team while offering students the freedom and flexibility to maintain other extracurriculars. This team will require only 3 hours of class, one day per week but dancers can take as many as they would like in addition to their requirements. This group will also only be required to attend one competition per year and one spring showcase, but is encouraged to join our studio at as many events as they would like. Ignite will be a really great way for the already busy student to dip their toes into the competitive dance world and still have freedom in their schedule. It’s also a great way to join multiple companies at the studio.

Spotlight Musical Theater Company: Our Spotlight Company offers the dancer a true Triple Threat Experience! This company will take classes in Singing, Acting, and Dance. They will be working on their stage presence and performance skills as they present The Dance Spot’s Holiday show and a full length Junior Musical in the Spring! The Spotlight Company will also perform in The Dance Spot end of year recital.

The Aye Team is a specialized group within the The Dance Spot’s family which gives a full access look into what goes into a successful performer and team member. The Aye Team is a great option for students who want more in-depth training as well as performance opportunities throughout the year.

For what ages do you offer classes at the studio?

We have a large youth dance program, offering combo classes for children as young as 2 years old (as of the start of our fall semester), as well as a comprehensive adult dance and fitness program. Find the schedule outlining various age groups and levels for ages 6+ here and for ages 2-5 here.

What if I don’t see a class that works for my schedule?

The Dance Spot will consider adding an additional class to the schedule if space allows if you can bring 5 or more dancers who want to take that class.  Otherwise, you can add a wish list class at the front desk so that, with enough requests for the same class/time, we can potentially add the class.  

When and where are the performance opportunities and who performs in these shows?

The winter show takes place in mid-December and incorporates certain recreational classes (highlighted in blue on the online schedule) and our Spotlight performance company.  The Spring show (recital) takes place in May and includes almost all recreational classes (not including technique and some Saturday classes); these classes are highlighted in yellow on the online schedule.  Dancers may opt out of either of the above but we strongly recommend participation, as the shows are a culmination of the semester/year’s work by the dancers. 

Please refer to the Master Calendar for specific dates.