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Student Placement

The Education Coordinator and the Instructors work with families to ensure students are placed in the appropriate class based on factors such as age, experience, skill level, ability to focus, and perceived interest. As a general rule, all students remain at their current level until further notice. Moving up on a yearly basis is NOT an automatic, and families should be prepared for students to take each level at least twice.

Continuing students that are transferring from another dance studio may attend a placement class to determine appropriate class levels in each style. Please contact Education Coordinator, Dani Kuepper at to make arrangements for a placement class.

Students receive a written evaluation at the end of every Fall and Winter/Spring Session. Evaluations include feedback on skill development, classroom demeanor, and readiness for the next level. Please note that factors such as participation in summer classes, extended time away, injury, or the habit of changing dance styles on a regular basis may affect or change the instructor’s recommendation at any time. Some instructors may choose to share evaluations and formal feedback more often than twice a year. In addition, parents are more than welcome to request feedback regarding their child(ren) at any time. 

Commitment, Participation & Attendance
Students are expected to attend all classes and rehearsals. If your student is unable to attend class, please contact the Education Coordinator at Please keep your student home if they are ill or exhibiting symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, headache, body aches, etc. If a student is injured, they are encouraged to sit and observe a class. 

Covid Guidelines
As we continue through the Covid crisis, the Schauer Center is committed to the health and safety of its staff, volunteers, performers and guests.  Please check the website or call the box office for the latest guidelines. As of this date, the Schauer Center reminds all guests that the CDC recommends that everyone wear a mask indoors for classes and public events.   

Enrollment Limits & Waiting Lists

Enrollment for dance classes is limited to ensure that students receive the best possible experience while maintaining appropriate social distancing guidelines. If your class is sold out, the Box Office can assist you in adding your name to a Waiting List. Should a spot become available, Waiting List families will be contacted in the order that they were added to the Waiting List.

2021–22 Dress Code

We recommend the following outlets for your dancewear needs :


Coughlan’s Irish Imports: | 


Discount Dance: | Use code 64973 to find our School/Studio Page


Ballera Dance:  13865 W. North Avenue, Brookfield | 262-786-8868