LINX Dance Studio Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Policies, Procedures, and Safety Measures

What is the LINX comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan?

Our comprehensive safety plan includes 7 measures:

  1. Smart choices by staff, families, and students
  2. Daily health attestations
  3. Access to remote class attendance
  4. Continuous air purification
  5. Masks
  6. Physical distance
  7. Open windows and doors
What travel restrictions are LINX currently following?

We strongly believe that the LINX community's adherence to testing and quarantine for those who travel have helped our ability to stay open for classes since we resumed in person classes in the fall. Although Massachusetts no longer requires testing and quarantine for those who travel, LINX still does.  Persons who are fully vaccinated (all doses have been received more than 14 days ago and who do not have symptoms) and persons who tested positive within 90 days of arrival to Massachusetts and successfully completed isolation are not required to quarantine.

When can I reach Customer Service?

In response to COVID-19 and for the safety of the entire LINX community, we have reduced the number of staff members who will be onsite at 141 Linden Street at any one time. Nonetheless, we are committed to providing you with the same level of outstanding customer service! Most LINX staff will be working from home in the mornings when we have fewer children in the building and even during our peak afternoon hours much of our non-teaching staff will be working offsite. We will have the most staff available to answer your calls or chats during the hours of 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. After 1:00 pm, our department Directors and teachers may be traveling to LINX and/or teaching classes and thus be less available to connect.

We encourage you to reach out to us in the morning hours so that we can provide you with the most timely response to your inquiry.  Be assured, however, that in the event of an emergency, our onsite staff will be reachable for both incoming and outgoing communications.

Classes

How long are classes?

All of our recreational dance classes are 55 minutes long. All of our competitive dance classes are 55 minutes long in our 2020-21 program year.

Are classes month-by-month or year-long?

Our recreational 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.<br><br>Our competitive program is a season-long commitment.

What does a typical class period look like?

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.

How many dancers are in each class?

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.).

How many classes does a recreational dancer typically take?

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!

Where do I go to complete my child's class forms?

Go to class forms to complete all paperwork for your child to attend classes. You can find this link on your family dashboard under the Class Tools section.

I need to make a change to my child's class forms that I completed. How can I do that?

You can update your class forms at anytime right from your family dashboard—under Classes Tools you will see a button for Class Forms.

Rates & Promotions

What is the cost per month?

Please visit our recreational classes rates page for full information about class rates, including multi-class discounts.

Our competitive rates are based upon a combination of competition level and number of classes. Please visit our competitive classes rates page for a full description.

Dress Code

Where do you suggest that we purchase dance apparel?

Dancers Image in Newton and Capezio in Wellesley carry all of our dress requirements.

Costumes & Makeup

If a dancer performs in the annual recital, do they get to keep their costume?

Yes, they do!

Competitive Dance Program

What is the difference between recreational and competitive dance classes?

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.

How many required competitions are competitive dancer required to participate in each year?

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.

Are competitive dancers required to take classes with their team, or can they attend other classes?

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.

Placements

How will I know if my daughter/son is at the correct skill level for their age group?

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.

How does my dancer become a T.A.P.?

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.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

How does LINX drop-off / pick-up work?

Please visit the drop-off and pick-up page for complete details on LINX drop-offs and pick-ups.

Absences and Make-Ups

How do we schedule a make-up class?

For recreational dancers, you may book a make-up class online or call us at 781-235-3210.

What is your attendance policy regarding children who show signs of illness?
  • Children with a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher, or symptoms of being ill such as, but not limited to, cough, sore throat, nausea, dizziness, aches, or chills, must stay home.

  • Children may only return to LINX after they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) and/or have completed any required quarantine period.

LINX does not issue credits or refunds for sick days. If your child misses class or is sick you can schedule a make-up class.