Discovery Day Program
This exciting program allows children to develop vital early learning skills in a warm, nurturing environment. We will explore creative movement, dance styles, yoga, art, music, and drama through a structured, engaging curriculum. Each month’s activities will feature a new theme to spark imagination and creativity and boost social, emotional, and cognitive development in our young students. We are NOT a preschool, but rather an arts facility offering an arts program to preschool age children.
The goal of the program is to enhance each child’s overall development by building confidence, encouraging creative self-expression, advancing gross and fine motor skills, and improving social, cognitive and emotional awareness through exploration.
2-3's - Tuesdays & Thursdays
(must be 2 by September 1)
Minis in Motion
3-4's - Mondays, Wednesdays
(must be 3 by September 1)
Can my dancer try a class before we register?Yes, you can absolutely try a class or two before registering! Just stop by the front desk, let us know which class your child would like to try and fill out a trial class waiver.
When do classes start? End? Do you have sessions?Our regular season begins at the end of August and runs through June. We also offer a 6 week summer session, start and end dates can be found on the “Calendar” page of our website.
Is it too late to register?It is never too late to register with us! Classes remain open all season long.
Are we committed for the entire year?There is no long-term commitment or contract, you can add or drop classes at any time throughout the year. CFDC does require a 30-day written notice via email to terminate membership at the studio. We will no longer accept termination via front desk staff, phone call or phone message. All monthly memberships require a minimum of 30 days written notice (via email) prior to next billing date to ensure cancellation of automatic payments. Cancellation requests submitted within the 30-day billing cycle will result in a final payment drawn from your account on your established auto draft date.
What should my child wear to class?All class attire requirements are listed on the “Class Descriptions” page on our website. If your child is coming for a trial class there is no need to purchase attire and shoes, he/she may wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing and go barefoot.
How do you determine class placement?Our goal is to find the best all-around fit for each student, class placement is based on a variety factors including age, experience and ability. You’ll find class information, including age requirements, listed on the “Class Descriptions” page of our website. If you have a question regarding your child’s placement or need assistance in selecting classes please call or email the studio.
How many students are in each class?Class size is determined by a variety of factors including the age of the students, room availability for that class and the overall make up of that class.
Can we register and pay online?Yes, we offer online registration and accept online payments.
Do you offer a Fall show?Yes, we offer a performance event in November. This show is our annual charity event.
Do you have an end of the year show?Yes, we do! Our Showcase is held in June and open to all dancers at CFDC. While we would love to have all of our students participate, the show is optional. If your child is in more than one class you can choose to do none, some or all of their dances.
How much are costumes?Costume costs vary, but typically range from $88-$95. (Participation in our fall fundraiser can help offset the cost of your child’s costume!) Costumes are typically ordered in early February, while we make every effort and are often able to obtain costumes for students who register and purchase a costume after the January due date, we are at the mercy of the costume company and cannot guarantee availability and participation for students who register after the deadline.
What other costs are associated with participating in the Showcase?-A $35 digital download fee for all families participating in the end of year show. -A $85 per family Showcase fee which includes 2 tickets to the show. The showcase fee helps pay for the rental of the venue for dress rehearsal and actual showcase day. -Tickets beyond the two included in the showcase fee.
How do we know if you are closed for inclement weather or holidays?We follow Anne Arundel County Public Schools for weather related closings only. Our holiday schedule is located on the “Calendar” page of our website. Be sure you follow us on social media and you are subscribed to our newsletter for the most up to date information!
Registration & Fees
A 10% sibling discount is available for families who have more than one child registered in our program. Two or more children must be registered to receive the discount. Monthly tuition is due the 1st of each month. The 1st payment for September is due July 1st to hold your spot.
A non-refundable registration fee $125/student – This fee includes a tote bag that students will bring to/from each day with snack and personal items. Students will also receive a Personal Prop Kit and storage bag that will be kept at the studio for them to use each day. This kit will include props and musical instruments that we will use throughout the year, they will be able to take this home at the end of the year.