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All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
                            -Baruch Spinoza

School Calendar 2013-2014

The Howard County Arts Center  will be closed on Sept. 2, Nov. 28-29,  Jan 20, Feb. 17, and May 26. There will be no classes on the above dates.   The Center will close at 5pm on Dec 23-Jan 1; therefore, no evening classes will be held on those dates.

Preschool and Youth Division Classes 2013-2014

Preschool and Youth Division classes are offered Sept through June and should be considered a school-year-long commitment. Summer classes are offered from the end of June through August.  School year tuition is based on 37 weeks of class and may be paid in 4 installments, with the first installment due upon enrollment. Written notification of withdrawal from a class must be received 2 weeks prior to the withdrawal date.  Summer tuition is due upon enrollment in summer classes. Scheduled breaks are built into the year.*  Discount rates are applied to multiple-class enrollment and to families with multiple sibling dancers.

 Tuesday, Sept 3    Classes begin 

             Oct 31    No classes

Nov 18-23   Parent Observation Week 

Nov. 27-30   Fall Break

                Dec. 23- Jan 1   Winter Break 

            Jan 20    No classes (MLK Day)

            Feb. 17   No classes (President's Day)

             March 10-15   Parent Observation Week 

                April 15-21  Spring Break 

            May 26   No Classes (Memorial Day)

             June 16-21 Parent Observation Week 

*Additionally, two Production Week breaks are built into the year; one in December, and one in May or June. Specific dates for these weeks will be announced when production plans are confirmed with the theatre.



Teen/Adult Division Classes 2013-2014

Teen/Adult Division classes are offered throughout the calendar year and are ongoing when the youth division classes are on break. Dancers ages 18 and above may chose to adhere to the youth schedule and payments or may chose to purchase a 10-class card. With the class card, dancers are free to take classes without the hassle of making up missed classes.  Class cards expire 6 months from date of purchase.

There will be no classes Sept 2, October 31, November 28-29, Dec 23-27, Dec 30-Jan 1, Jan 20, Feb 17, and May 26.



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