KK Studio Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Kelly Konno Studio?
Kelly Konno Studio is a place where your imagination & creativity can dance freely. Our mission is to help mold, train & guide all KK students/artists in a safe, supportive, encouraging, inspiring & positive environment. The KK Studio Faculty are accomplished professionals in their field & are a reflection of Ms. Konno’s high standards. Some of Kelly Konno’s past students have gone on to perform with industry juggernauts such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Pink, Rihanna, Beyonce & many others.
What is the best age to start training at KK Studio?
Ages accepted are from 3 yrs old & up. The sooner the better, although we feel it’s never too late to start!
What makes KK studio different from other ‘dance’ studios?
KK Studio is not strictly a dance studio. We will have a variety of classes… dance, acting & entertainment industry prep. We are also different because we offer classes not only kids, but adults as well.
Will the KK Studio be Competitive or Noncompetitive?
For it’s 1st year, the studio will be a non-competitive studio. There will be no studio involvement in competitions. If a student wants to enter competition as an individual, they may do so on their own.
What classes are available to adults?
Currently available: Dance Cardio, Adult Street Jazz, Tap & Ballet (subject to change). Dance Cardio students are not required to complete a KK Studio Registration Appointment & can continue registering how they have been in the past with Bowen Dance. 4 & 8 Class Passes will still be available. You can pick & choose the dates you’d like to attend.
When do classes start & when do they end?
Most classes begin September 10th & run through to June 28th. Once you register, you will receive a full schedule in September for the entire season, including all studio closures. Adult Drop In Classes run year round (Dance Cardio & Street Jazz).
What fees are involved?
Monthly tuition covers the cost of classes only. One time annual fees to consider:
$40 Admin Fee (waived if registered by June 30th, 2018. Non-refundable)
$10 Admin Fee for Creative Movement Sessions (waived if registered by June 30th, 2018. Non-refundable)
$100 Deposit (This will secure your spot in class & will be applied towards your annual tuition. Non-refundable)
$27 Deposit for Creative Movement Sessions (This will secure your spot in class & will be applied towards your annual tuition. Non-refundable)
$40 – $100 approx. Costume Fee (per class)
$15 – $25 approx. Year End Show Ticket Fee
Costume & Year End Show Ticket Fees will be collected at a later date, TBD.
$25 Studio T-Shirt Fee (optional)
What forms of payment do you accept?
All fees (admin & deposit) & monthly tuition can be paid with cash, cheque or credit card (2.75% transaction fee will be applied to all credit card payments). E-Transfers are accepted for studio deposits.
Do I pay less in months where there are fewer classes (Stat Holidays/Studio Closures)?
No, we take your total annual fees minus any studio closure dates & divide it by 10 to make each monthly payment the same. You then pay “10 Monthly Equal Payment Installments” for the entire season.
What happens when you miss a class?
If you or your child is ill, or you are heading on vacation, please notify the faculty & office. We do not, however, offer refunds or make up classes for these reasons. If the studio cancels a class, a makeup class time/date will be offered or a credit will be issued to use towards the next month’s tuition.
What is the KK Studio Dress Code?
A dress code will be included in the Final Registration Package & it will outline what clothing the student will be required to wear in each class. There will be optional KK Studio merchandise available for purchase.
Will there be there studio photos taken?
Yes! We do both group & individual photos in the spring. These are great keepsakes & although purchase is optional we encourage your child to take part in all photos as a memento to the others in their group.
Who participates in the Year End Show (Y.E.S.) Performance?
All KK Studio students, including the Bowen Adult Dance Team, will perform in our Year End Show Performance in June (Creative Movement students must be a part of all 4 Sessions to be a part of the Y.E.S. show).
It is a fun & exciting way to wrap up a year of hard work. Students are not required to pay to perform & the KK Studio covers theatre costs. Anyone wishing to watch the Year End Show from the audience is required to purchase a ticket (including performers). Tickets will be available for sale in May (price TBD).
What else do I have to consider?
It is important to consider the commitment for the entire season (Sept. – June). As we learn & perform routines/skits together, if one person is missing it can negatively affect the entire group. Attendance at the Year End Show performance is mandatory, unless otherwise discussed & has been approved by Kelly Konno.
Will there be a KK Studio SUMMER Camp or Intensive?
Yes there will be! 2019 KK STUDIO SUMMER INTENSIVE… more info coming soon!
Where is the actual studio?
The KK Studio is on Bowen Island, in lower Artisan Sq. (#102 – 566 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island)
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