Beth Clarke and Nicole Seid Studio of Dance

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General Information

Beth Clarke and Nicole Seid Studio of Dance offers combination classes of tap and ballet for preschoolers through 1st graders, and combination classes of tap, ballet, and jazz for 2nd graders through 12th graders. Pointe classes are also available for fifth-graders through high school seniors who are enrolled in combination classes.  Individual classes are also available in hip-hop and Leaps, Turns, and Tricks.

Female students are required to wear a leotard and tights, unitard, or other dance apparel, the color and style of which may be anything the student or parents prefer. Male students are required to wear a t-shirt and sweatpants or athletic shorts that do not impede movement. Long- and medium-length hair should be worn away from the face.

The dance year runs parallel to the Ames Community School District's school year, from September till June. In June, all the students are invited to perform in the spring recital.

Registration for the fall begins August 1. Call (515) 232-8908 for more information or to register.

Class Observation

Visitors are welcome to view dance classes during the first week of classes, every other month, beginning in October. This means class observation is during the first week of every even-numbered month, excluding June.

Weather Cancellations

If in doubt about classes being held in bad weather, call (515) 232-8908 after 2:00 for a recorded message regarding the status of that day's classes.


* Please write your child's name in all his or her dance shoes. This avoids a huge amount of confusion in the dressing room.
* A "Lost and Found" basket will be placed in the girls' bathroom. Check there if you're missing shoes, lunch boxes, backpacks, clothing, etc.
* A student who is unable to attend his or her regular class may attend a make-up class of an appropriate age and ability level. Ask your instructor or call (515) 232-8908 to arrange a make-up.

* Tuition is due on the first lesson day of each month.
*See Important Dates and Times for information about recital photo times, recital schedule, and vacations.


Clarke & Nicole Seid Studio of Dance * 118 High Avenue, Ames, IA 50010 * map * (515) 232-8908

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