Frequently Asked Questions

Competitive dance classes require more time commitment from dancers and families. Competitive dancers are expected to attend class several times a week and participate in at least 3 mandatory competitions throughout the year.
All of our recreational dance classes are 55 minutes long. All of our competitive dance classes are 55 minutes long, except for ballet and modern which are 90 minutes long.
Classes are month-by-month, but we do highly encourage remaining in the same class after January. At this point, our instructors begin to choreograph recital routines and base their routines off of the dancers in class at the time. We also encourage dancers to be committed to attending class each week starting in January.
Please visit our recreational classes pricing page for full information about class pricing, including multi-class discounts.

Our competitive prices are based upon a combination of competition level and number of classes. Please visit our competitive classes pricing page for a full description.
Classes typically start with a warm-up that lasts about 15 minutes. In a ballet class, dancers usually begin in a circle and start with floor stretches. In jazz and other classes, dancers typically warm-up in the center of the room with floor stretches, standing stretches, isolations, standing technique, etc. Dancers then work on across-the-floor technique, continue onto centerwork, and then to from-the-corner technique. These techniques include kicks, turns, leaps, etc. Some classes end with a combination, where the teacher will teach a choreographed phrase to the dancers and the dancers perform it in groups.
LINX has a 5:1 ratio at all times. Each dance class has a specialized dance teacher, and depending upon class size, may have a teacher's assistant (T.A.P.).
Our instructors will assess the level of the dancer throughout the year, and will express any concerns that they may have to their director. The director will find an appropriate level for the dancer and will contact home if necessary.
Dancers Image in Newton and Capezio in Wellesley carry all of our dress requirements.
Parents can watch classes via technology in the lobby of our facility. Some teachers may also occasionally invite parents to watch certain classes if they are working on a special performance throughout the year.
  • If your child has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher and/or flu-like symptoms, he/she must stay home.
  • A child with no fever but with flu-like symptoms (cough, sore throat, nausea, dizziness, aches or chills) should stay home for monitoring, as these symptoms can signal the onset of the flu.
  • Children who exhibit fever or flu-like symptoms while at school and as a result, either go home early or stay home entirely, should not attend their classes at LINX the next day.
  • A child should only return to LINX after he/she has been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) and does not have any other flu-like symptoms.
  • For the most up-to-date information about the flu please consult the Mass. Department of Health’s "Flu Facts"

LINX Classes: Please do not worry about missed classes as we offer a generous Make-Up Policy.  

Our recreational dancers are only required to take one dance class, however we typically see that dancers are interested in taking at least two classes a year!
Hip Hop and Jazz is an even combination of learning both jazz and hip hop techniques, in one class. It explores more of the classic jazz technique, paired with some hip hop. The recital will either be a mix of both styles or one specific style.

Hip Hop class does not include jazz. It features new combinations each week to incorporate different styles and work on choreography retention.
Our tumbling classes are a perfect choice for dancers that are interested in learning acrobatic skills! It is a performance based class that will participate in the recital. Tumblers work on balance and strength, flexibility through the practice of proper stretching techniques, agility, motor coordination, and body awareness. Students learn different gymnastic and dance elements suited to the skill level of the dancer.
LINX Dance Studio requires our competitive dancers to attend three mandatory competitions throughout the year. There are also other optional competitions that our dancers can take part in if participating in a solo, duo, trio, or small group.
Each dancer will be given a required schedule of classes that they are required to attend each week. Electives may have team/company members in it but are not exclusive to team/company members only. Required classes are invite only - electives are not by invitation.

LINX Dance competitive dancers who are in middle or high school may apply to participate in our Teacher's Assistant Program (T.A.P.).

  • Each T.A.P. is assigned to attend and assist in one weekly recreational class.
  • All T.A.P. are chosen by LINX Dance Studio faculty and decisions are final.