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Dreamworks Dance Academy
Sumter, South Carolina

Welcome to Dreamworks Dance Academy, where every student matters! We have proudly served the Sumter, South Carolina community for over 16 years. With a combined teaching experience of over 35 years, our dedicated instructors are passionate about nurturing the talents and dreams of our students. We prioritize excellence and safety, as demonstrated by our USA Gymnastics Safety and Acrobatic Arts certifications.


At Dreamworks Dance Academy, we embrace a modesty policy that respects individual values and promotes a positive and inclusive environment. We believe in fostering confidence, discipline, and creativity through the art of dance. Our studio has achieved numerous national titles, a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and staff.


Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, we offer a variety of dance styles and classes for all ages. Our focus goes beyond technical skills; we strive to instill values, inspire personal growth, and cultivate a strong sense of community within our studio.


Join us at Dreamworks Dance Academy and discover the joy of dance in a faith-based, supportive, and uplifting environment. Every step matters, and we are here to help you reach your fullest potential.


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We approve of the costumes, music choices, and teachings for our little girl. We feel confident that she will be trained well in character and dance. We can take our family to watch any of the performances - DAD approved!

Tim, Dance Dad

  • Registration, Fees, & Costs
    Our registration fee is $40.00 and $20.00 per additional sibling and is non-refundable. Tuition can be paid in full or broken into installments. Installments: Tuition is broken into 10 monthly installments. These installments are pre-paid and due on the 10th of the month, with the first payment paid with registration. Invoices are sent monthly via email. You will receive a statement only if your account is past due. Any account that becomes 30 days past due will be notified by email or phone. For any account that becomes 60 days past due, the past due balance will be charged to the credit card provided upon enrollment. We encourage you to set up an automatic monthly draft with a credit or debit card. Pay in Full: Annual tuition pre-paid by August 10th will receive one free month of school year tuition. A $10.00 late fee is posted on past-due accounts on the 15th of the month. A $30.00 returned check fee is posted on accounts for returned checks. We offer a 10% discount to all active duty military families and first responders with ID for monthly tuition payments and merchandise. We cannot combine multiple discounts.
  • Recital Costumes
    Payment for recital costumes and gymnastics expo outfits are due on or before November 1st. Recital costume fees are: Girls’ Dance Costumes: $78.00 Boys’ Dance Costumes: $30.00 (Can Fluctuate per Instructor Request) Girls’ Gymnastics Leo: $38.00 Boys’ Gymnastics Attire: $25.00 Once ALL costumes arrive, they are handed out in March.
  • Dress Code
    We believe in the importance of a dress code policy to maintain a professional, respectful, and focused environment for our students and instructors. Adhering to the dress code helps instructors provide accurate corrections on posture and alignment, ensuring optimal learning and improvement as well as the safety of our students. Here are the overall guidelines for our dress code: Attire Students should wear neat and tidy dance or gymnastics attire. Please review each class description for specific guidance on dress code attire. Loose-fitting pants, blue jeans, t-shirts, or tops that expose the midriff are not considered appropriate dance attire and are not permitted. Hair Hair must be properly secured and tied up off of the face and neck. This ensures clear visibility and minimizes distractions during classes. Jewelry and Accessories Jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, should not be worn during classes. Other Gum chewing is strictly prohibited to maintain a professional appearance and prevent any potential safety hazards. We carry a full line of dance shoes and gymnastics/dance leotards. Our dance starter kits contain all the required items for classes while saving you $15-$20.
  • Absences
    Attendance is important to your student’s development and can have a negative effect on the entire class! We ask that you provide us advance notice by phone for an absence or tardiness so that we can prepare for class. Classes missed for sickness, personal vacation, etc., will not be pro-rated but may be made up through an age-appropriate makeup class within 15 days of the absence. It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the front desk at least 24 hours prior to a makeup class. Advance notice is required to allow our staff to find the correct make-up class for your student.
  • Inclement Weather
    We will follow closing decisions determined by the Sumter School District. You can ask the front desk for a makeup class if you choose.
  • Observation (Parent Viewing Days)
    Observing will be allowed during the first full week of classes in November and March. These are the only dates for class observance unless prearranged by the Director.
  • Performances & Recitals
    Spring Performance The annual performance fee is due March 1st and is $48.00 per student and $28.00 for each additional student. This fee helps cover the cost of rental facilities, awards, gifts, advertising, printing costs, and keeping our students safe during each performance. Each student receives a participation award and 4 complimentary tickets to one of our May recitals. Additional tickets may be purchased for $8.00 beginning in May. Gym, Acro, & Cheer Performance More info to come.
  • Medals & Trophies
    Each student will receive one participation spring recital medal and certificate. Please contact the front desk if it is your 5th, 10th, or 15th year of dance or gymnastics, as a special trophy will be awarded for these accomplishments. We honor the previous years attended at other studios.
  • Pictures
    All student pictures are held in April with Mr. Brent. Envelopes are sent home one week before picture day, with packages starting at $30.00.
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