SpringDance FAQ & Updates

SpringDance FAQ & Updates


Our Thursday 5:45 Class is FULL

You may register for Wednesday 4:50 class at MaMA (ages 8-12) or the Thursday 4:45 class
(7-9), or contact the office to be put on the wait-list for the Thursday class.


Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about Institute Classes & Registration!

  • If I register for a trial class and want to sign up for the full semester afterwards, is there a way to deduct the $20 I’ve already paid? Yes! You may enter the discount code “TRIAL20” and $20 will be deducted from your total. Easy!

  • I’ve already filled out the registration form online for previous semesters or a trial class, do I have to fill out all the information again every time I register for a new semester? You need not fill out every question but you must fill out the student’s first and last name, parent/guardian name, phone number, and email address again. It is very helpful for our office to have this info on record each time. Thank you for understanding!

  • Can I do a payment plan for classes? Yes. Please contact the office to set this up as this option is not yet available with online registration.

  • When is the cutoff for class registration? Online registration closes 5 weeks after the start of the semester. After this point, you may call the office to set up a trial class or see if there are any openings in classes. We do NOT advise students start classes late in the semester as they will miss out! Classes began on January 7th, registration will come down on Feb 15th.

  • Which classes are invited to perform at upcoming shows? Dancers in our Monday Modern and Thursday 5:45 classes are invited to perform at DanceFest on March 2nd (All institute dancers are encouraged to come see DanceFest. Tickets available now). ALL classes are invited to perform at the Beltane Festival on April 27th. More info to come.

  • Do students need tap shoes? Students in the Monday Percussive class, Thursday 4:45, and Thursday 5:45, will need to have a pair of tap shoes. We have tap shoes of various sizes available to borrow with a $25 shoe deposit. Please contact the office or speak with your teacher for more information on how/where to get tap shoes.

  • How do I find out if class is cancelled due to a snow day? New Paltz classes follow Mountain Laurel School’s closings, and Stone Ridge classes follow the Rondout Central School District’s closings. (Note*: We count our classes as after-school activities.) If class is cancelled, we will post an update on Class Resources and on our Home Page by noon of that day.

  • Can I come watch a class or bring a guest to watch a class? This is at the discretion of each teacher. However, as a rule of thumb, we ask that if you wish to observe a class, you consult the teacher the week before. Creative Movement classes have observation days every 4-6 weeks, where parents/caregivers are invited to come see what we’ve been up to in class. The teacher will make an announcement the week before!

  • What are your office hours and who should I contact with queries about classes? All of our faculty and office staff work in The Vanaver Caravan office part-time during weekdays. Jennifer is our general manager, Livia, Miranda, and Juliet are the primary faculty for Institute Classes. All of us can be reached via email at vcoffice@vanavercaravan.org. You can also give us a call. Our response time is usually between 1-3 days.

  • Still have a question, comment, or concern? Write it in the comments below, browse the rest of our class resources page, or contact the office!

We hope you found this helpful. See you in class!