Class Attire

All students are required to wear the proper dance wear and dance shoes. See Dress Code. Students should wear their hair up neatly. Jewelry should not be worn to class.

Recital Costumes

Recital Costumes are required for each participating student. Costume fees are based on classes and range from $50 – $90 per costume. Additional fees may be added for Plus Sizes. A $25 costume deposit is due on November 15th.  The balance is due on January 15th.


DDC follows the Marlborough Public School calendar and will be closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, February and April vacations. However we are open for Monday holidays.

Confirmation and Schedules

Upon registration, your dancer will receive a dance class confirmation stating his/her class(es), teachers, and start date, as well as a listing of the exact dates of holidays and vacations. Also check our website intermittently for current information concerning your child’s dance classes.

Weather Cancellations

The Downtown Dance Center will follow the Marlborough Public School cancellations. If inclement weather begins during the second part of the day and a cancellation is needed a notice will be posted to the website, Facebook page and a message left on the answering machine. If classes are canceled, students may make-up any lessons missed in a similar class, but there are no refunds for missed classes.  Two snow days are built into the full year program.

Refunds – Payments

Monthly, Session or Yearly tuition is not refundable unless a class is canceled by Downtown Dance Center. Missed classes may be made up in a similar class if available. If you are enrolled in the monthly payment plan, you must give written notice by the 20th of the month in order to discontinue lessons and you will no longer be charged for upcoming months. Dancers’ tuition must be paid prior to them taking classes. We reserve the right to refuse service to individuals/ families who have not paid for their monthly fees prior to the classes for that month. We accept Cash, Credit Cards and Cheques made payable to Downtown Dance Center. Include your child’s full name in the memo. There is a $15 returned check fee, per check, on all returned check.