Frequently Asked Questions
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My 5-year-old has never danced ballet folklorico before. Where do they start?
They would start at our ANMBF Dance Academy, which holds folklorico classes every Saturday for beginners ages 3 and up (including adults) at the Anita N. Martinez Recreation Center.
How old does my child have to be to take ANMBF Dance Academy classes?
You must be at least 3 years old in order to take ANMBF Dance Academy classes.
Can my 2-year-old take ANMBF Dance Academy classes? She's potty trained.
No, we cannot accept your 2 year old even if they are potty trained. (We're not sure how this rumor got started.)
Can my son take ANMBF Dance Academy classes?
Absolutely! Our classes are broken up by age group, not gender, so as long as he is at least 3 years of age, he can take classes at the ANMBF Dance Academy .
Do y'all offer other types of classes besides ballet folklorico at the ANMBF Dance Academy?
We also offer classical ballet classes, but only to 3 to 8 olds.
When are ANMBF Dance Academy classes held?
Where are ANMBF Dance Academy classes held?
At the Anita N. Martinez Recreation Center located at 3212 N. Winnetka Ave. Dallas, TX 75212 (NOT our Rehearsal Studio on Live Oak!)
How long is each class?
A little under an hour long.
What time are ANMBF Dance Academy classes held?
It depends on what type of class you're taking and what age group you fall into.
9:30 AM to 10:25 AM (3 to 5 years old)
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM (6 to 8 years old)
11:30 AM to 12:25 PM (9 to 12 years old)
12: 30 PM to 1:25 PM (13 years old & up)
9:30 AM to 10:25 AM (6 to 8 years old)
10:30 AM to 11:25 AM (3 to 5 years old)
Can I register my child for both ballet folklorico and classical ballet classes?
Yes, as long as they are between the ages of 3 and 8 years old, you can register for both types of classes.
How much do ANMBF Dance Academy classes cost?
Tuition is $40 a month for one person taking one class, or $65 a month if a person is enrolled in both types of classes. There is also a $6 discount on the monthly tuition of family members if they choose to take classes as well.
When, where, and how do I register my child for ANMBF Dance Academy classes?
Registration for our upcoming semester takes place only on Saturdays from January 11, 2020 to February 22, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Anita N. Martinez Recreation Center. There you will fill out a registration form with your daughter's name and age, your contact info, and pay a $25 registration fee.
Is there any way I can register my child for ANMBF Dance Academy classes before January 2020?
Unfortunately the answer is no. Registration for our current semester (Fall 2019) ended on September 7, 2019, and we are not accepting new students for our Dance Academy classes until next semester (Spring 2020), which begins on January 11, 2019.
My daughter turns 6 in February. Will she get put in the classes for 3 to 5 year olds or the classes for 6 to 8 year olds?
If they turn 6 on or before February 22, 2020, they will be put in the classes for 6 to 8 year olds. If they turn 6 after Februrary 22, 2020, they will be put in the classes for 3 to 5 year olds.
Today is August 3, 2019. Why does your website say I can't register my 3 year old for Dance Academy classes anymore?
We only register 25 students per class, and our classes for 3-5 year olds tend to fill up the fastest, which usually happens about a month after registration begins.
After I've registered my child for ANMBF Dance Academy classes, when would they start taking classes?
We offer same-day registration for our Dance Academy classes, which means that they can begin taking classes the same day they are registered.
What will my child need to bring/wear for the first day of class at ANMBF Dance Academy?
All they will need to bring to the first day of class is themselves. Eventually, they will need to wear a black leotard (girls) or black shirt (boys) and some type of black workout bottoms, and, if they are enrolled in a folklorico class, folklorico shoes, which can be purchased from Sandy's Dancewear located at 2211 Gus Thomasson Rd. Dallas, TX 75228.
I don't think my 3 year old was ready to take dance classes after all. Is there anyway she can drop the class?
Yes, she can drop the class at the end of the month. We hope to see her again next semester!
When is the last of ANMBF Dance Academy classes?
The last day of Dance Academy classes for Fall 2019 is December 14, 2019, and on that day all of our dancers will perform for their families and friends in our Fall/Winter Recital!
Where is the ANMBF Dance Academy recital going to be?
At the Anita N. Martinez Recreation Center located at 3212 N. Winnetka Ave. Dallas, TX 75212.
What time is the ANMBF Dance Academy recital?
The recital begins at 11:00 AM; however, all dancers are required to be present at 10:00 AM regardless of their usual class time.
Do I need to purchase tickets for the ANMBF Dance Academy recital?
Your first four tickets are free. Additional tickets will cost $5 each. You can't order more than 2 additional tickets.
Will there be assigned seats at the Dance Academy recital?
Yes, every family will be allocated no more than 4 seats at the recital, all on the same row. Your family will not receive extra seating even if your family has multiple dancers enrolled in the Dance Academy. In other words: more dancers does not equal more seats. How close you are to the stage depends on how early you registered. If you register on the first day of registration, you are more likely to sit in the front. If you register on the last day of registration, you are more likely to sit in the back. If you order additional tickets, those additional seats will be in the back.
Is it mandatory for my child to participate in the ANMBF Dance Academy recital?
No, participation in the recital is totally optional.
What will my child need to wear for the recital?
If they are enrolled in ballet folklorico and this is their first Dance Academy recital, girls will need to wear a red skirt, a traditional blouse, a hair bun accessory, and a flower comb purchased from ANMBF. Depending on measurement, the total cost of those 4 costume items could be anywhere from $95 to $125. She will also need to wear her black folklorico shoes. If you intend to register your child for ballet folklorico again the following semester, she may use the same costume items in next semester's recital so long as she has not grown out of any of them. If your daughter is enrolled in classical ballet she will need a ballet costume purchased from ANMBF, which, depending on measurement, could cost anywhere from $50 to $70.
Do you offer classes for adults?
Yes! The only type of classes we offer to adults are folklorico classes. We offer 3 levels of folklorico classes to adults. Adults that are new to folklorico can register for our 12:30 PM class at our Dance Academy. Adults with some experience dancing folklorico can register for our intermediate/open-level class held on Tuesday nights from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Adults with a lot of experience dancing folklorico can audition for the Professional Company of the ANMBF Performing Companies to take advanced level classes and perform across the DFW Metroplex and beyond!
When, where, and how do I register for your adult class on Tuesdays?
Registration for our Tuesday adult class takes place every Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Anita N. Martinez Dance Studio located at 4422 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204. There you will fill out a registration form with your name, age, and contact info and pay a $25 registration fee. You can also print off one of our registration forms HERE, complete it at home, and drop it off in our mailbox in a sealed envelope with your $25 registration fee any time and day of the week. We will contact you to let you know your registration form has been processed.
Once I've registered for your adult class on Tuesdays, when would I begin taking classes?
You would begin taking classes the following Tuesday.
What will I need to bring/wear on the first day of my adult class on Tuesday?
Just some workout clothes. You will eventually need to purchase a pair of folklorico shoes, which can be purchased from Sandy's Dancewear.