FAQs

How do I get started?

FAQsDecide which programs you want to enroll in, then head over to our Online Schedule and find a class that fits your needs. If you don’t see something that fits your schedule, give us a call or email and we’ll see what we can do to help!
You can enroll online, pay tuition and manage your enrollment all from the scheduling program!

How much does it cost?

We offer discounts for students taking multiple classes and sibling discounts! See our affordable and competitive tuition rates here.

Is there a commitment or contract?

All of our programs require a one-calendar month commitment at a time and one-month’s notice to drop.
Our contract/policies can be viewed here, and cover things like missed lessons, stopping lessons/classes, behavior requirements, dress code, etc.

What if we have to miss a class/lesson?

Please read through our policies here to learn about the make-up procedure for your program.

Do music students have to have an instrument at home?

All music students must have their own instrument at home to practice on, with the exception of group piano class students (designed for beginners with no experience only). Not sure what to buy? Email us at info@southernedgeperformingarts.com for an instrument buying guide.

How do you choose your teachers?

Our teachers are hired only after they have passed a rigorous interview, audition, and background check. Southern Edge Performing Arts hires only people with a 100% clear criminal background.

All of our music teachers have a degree in music or the equivalent education and experience.

All of our dance and theatre teachers have post-graduate education and training as well as extensive performance experience.
Some studios hire teachers based solely on their extensive performing resumes. While we do look at a teacher’s performance experience, we hire based on much more than this. We hire teachers who show us they have the heart of a teacher — teachers who would probably be teaching another subject had they not been introduced to the performing arts at an early age. Teachers who love working with children, know how to break down complicated concepts into bite-sized pieces, and who WANT to be teaching–rather than someone defaulting to teaching while they are in between gigs. Our teachers love sharing their knowledge and skills with their students and helping them develop a life-long passion for the performing arts!