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2062 Mitchell Drive
Oswego, IL 60543
p. (630) 554-1772
f. (630) 554-7768
 

Our Mission:

To provide a prestigious and cutting edge dance education in a positive yet challenging environment. Storm Dance Alliance promotes excellent values, family involvement and encourages all dancers to seek a healthy well-rounded lifestyle.

Our Story:

Brook and Tim Langkan opened Storm Dance Alliance in 2003 and for 12 years, Storm has dominated the dance community and become one of the western suburb's elite dance centers.

Brook Langkan, a lifelong dancer, has worked tirelessly to assemble a team of award winning choreographers and industry leading instructors to teach and nurture young talent and turn children into stars. Tim Langkan, a member of the National Guard and a business expert, works behind the scenes and has created an operation that provides students with opportunities that you will not find at any other studio.

With Brook's creativity and Tim's unrelenting drive, this duo has created the model for a successful dance studio and provided a wonderful environment that breeds both the talent and confidence every young student needs. Their hard work and dedication was awarded in 2010 when Storm won the Federation of Dance Competition's Studio Excellence Award and also in 2011 where Storm finished in the top 25 studios in the Midwest, bringing home 7 national championships.

While most studios have small rosters, Storm Dance Alliance maintains 4 company teams, as well as a Poms competition squad, but you would never know that due to Storm's warm, family feeling. Storm has become a second home for their students, creating relationships and bonds thru dance and teamwork that will last a lifetime.

And if the 3 full sessions of instructional dance classes and the traveling competition teams weren't enough, Storm will be putting on its 10th annual holiday production of The Nutcracker. For 12 years, Brook and her team have been captivating audiences with this family tradition, utilizing the talents of Storm dancers and local children to help deliver the season's most heartwarming rendition of the classic story. Storm also offers an arts program, which will be presenting an annual spring musical. This program gives Storm the opportunity to share their knowledge and teach children the fine arts of acting, singing, and dance.

5 Reasons Why Storm Dance Alliance should be Your Studio:

1. Smaller Class Sizes: Our smaller class sizes allow students to get more individual instruction from teachers, and as a result progress at a faster level than in a large class environment. Our smaller class sizes also ensure that the teacher can catch any problems before they turn into bad habits or improper techniques.

2. Variety of Dance Styles & Methods: Highly qualified teachers with varied training and teaching methods are available to teach a broad range of dance formats.

3. Our Dance Studio Advantage: The "Floating" Professional Dance Floor Our "Floating" Dance Floor rests on a system of high density foam to absorb the shock and impact of regular dance movement. This benefits students by reducing fatigue and preventing injury that can result from dancing on hard surfaces. The top layer of our flooring surface is a professional vinyl composite "marley" floor similar to the surfaces used by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Royal Academy of Dancing in London, England and shows such as Riverdance. This marley floor surface has a certain amount of controlled slip to allow for sliding in dance movement, but is not slippery like common tiles found in most other dance studios.

4. Kindergarten Dance - for ages 3-5: From the age of 3, children are given a fun introduction to the basics of dance. This program provides a solid foundation for future success in Ballet, Jazz, Tap and other styles.

5. Recitals, The Nutcracker, and Competitions: Students are given performance experience in our year-end recital. Students also have the option to participate in festivals, competitions and The Nutcracker.

Our Policies & Procedures:

Storm Dance Alliance is a dance studio that exclusively teaches school aged children 18 and under.

Registration: All students are assessed an annual membership fee of $20.00 per student, or $30.00 per family. All students registering for the Spring Recital Term will also be assessed a $25.00 recital fee. These fees are payable at registration.

Recital: Costume Fees are 80.00 per Costume, per child (One Costume per Class). In addition to costume fees, there is a $25.00 per student Recital Fee. Fee is for Trophy, etc. Tickets are not included, and will be purchased separately from Oswego East.

Payment of Fees: Tuition must be paid in full or by automatic bank account debit or automatic credit card payment. Tuition will be debited from your bank account on the 1st day of each month from January through May, or charged to your credit card the 1st day of each month. The month of January is non-refundable. Once you have started classes, tuition is nonrefundable for any reason, and may only be returned in the form of studio credit. Credit card or bank debit payments are not accepted for in-person payment on a monthly basis. Payment must be made by pre-authorized automatic monthly payment. All charges will appear on your bank statement or credit card statement as being from Storm Dance Alliance.

NSF Payments: I hereby authorize the school to electronically debit my bank account for the amount of any NSF paper check or auto-debit transactions plus a $25.00 NSF fee.

Withdrawal and Refunds:

  • Withdrawal must be done in person and will not be accepted over the phone.
  • Withdrawal must be done at the school office and not with the teacher.
  • Withdrawal must occur within the first 7 days of the class.
  • Withdrawals after the first week will be posted to studio credit.
  • To withdraw from classes a parent or adult student must:
    • Inform school administration in person, and
    • Complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by the school office
  • Storm Dance Alliance reserves the right to terminate lessons to any students without notice. In such a case a refund for unused lessons will be given. In the case of a parent cancelling enrollment after the start of the session, the unused tuition will be available as a credit. No refunds will be given for cancellation.

Extreme Weather or Unexpected Interruption of Classes: If the school must cancel classes due to extreme weather or events beyond our control such as power outages, the missed lessons will either 1) be given a make-up pass or 2) a scheduled class make-up date will be set. Notification will be made via email, and if possible, all students will be called. Please make sure we have a current home and cell number on hand.

Substitutions: The school reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If a teacher is ill and the school cannot arrange a substitute any missed classes will be made up.

Dance Dress Code: Required dancewear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes. Failure to wear required dancewear to class could result in students being asked to sit out the class. Repeated failure to wear required dancewear could result in termination of lessons. Students are not permitted to wear jeans or shoes worn on the street or outdoors, to any dance class. For safety reasons dancers are not permitted to wear jewelry. Long hair must be tied back. A Full Dress Code Sheet may be picked up at the front desk.

Missed Private Music Lessons and Make-up Lessons: Make-up lessons for dance classes will be limited to 2 per teaching session, and must be used within that session. No refunds are given for missed lessons.

Dance Class Attendance and Lateness: The school reserves the right to have students who come late to class, sit out the class. Repeated lateness may result in termination of lessons. A minimum attendance level will be required. If a student misses more than 4 classes without written notices, the school reserves the right to terminate lessons.

Parent’s Responsibility to be Aware of Dates and Events: It is the responsibility of the parent to be aware of all school activities, such as viewing days, recitals, extra classes, and dates the school is open or closed. Notices will be sent via email or note at the front desk. It is the parent's responsibility to regularly check email to ensure they are informed. It is the responsibility of the parents to inform the school of any address or telephone number or email change.

Care of Students: The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 5 are to remain in the school during classes. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time before or after class.

Injuries: Parents, legal guardians of minor students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal dance activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during or after class time.

Photo Release: The school is hereby granted permission to take photographs of the students to use in brochures, web sites, posters, advertisements and other promotional materials the school creates. Permission is also hereby granted for the school to copyright such photographs in its name.