Silver Creek Clogging FAQs

We’ve set aside this space to provide you with answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Where are Silver Creek Clogging classes held?

Silver Creek Clogging holds classes at the Silver Creek Clogging Dance and Movement Center, at 503 N 2nd Street in Silverton Oregon. Class Schedule and information can be found here.

Who can participate in clogging?

Clogging is a great activity for boys and girls of all ages. We have classes for students ages 5 and older.

Click here for information about our programs.

What is the Inclusive pricing structure?

Our pricing structure includes most everything you’ll need for your student to attend classes and participate in recitals and community performances.

There are no extra costume payments or recital fees.  Everything is wrapped into the convenient payment structure, which makes it super easy to budget.

Tuition does not include clogging shoes or class attire.

How do I register my student for classes?

Silver Creek Clogging operates on 12-month, year-round basis and we provide three open enrollment periods per year.  

For information about our programs and open enrollment dates, click here.

How do I pay my student’s tuition?

Monthly payments are accepted only through recurring automatic credit card or ACH.  Tuition is paid through our on-line members only portal. 

Tuition is charged in equal monthly payments, with the first payment charged at registration and remaining payments charged on the first of each month following the first class.

Where do I get clogging shoes?

Participation in class at Silver Creek Clogging requires white oxford style lace up shoes with buck clogging taps installed.  Clogging shoes can be purchased from Silver Creek Clogging.

For beginning students, we sometimes have used shoes available for rent at the studio. Contact us for info on current sizes available.

Intermediate level cloggers, and above, are required to have white oxford style lace up split-soled clogging shoes.

Silver Creek Clogging students can order split-soled shoes for pick up at the studio by clicking here.

For shoes without taps installed, the studio carries glue-on buck taps for purchase.

Shoe and tap orders can sometimes be delayed during high demand timeframes.

Clogging shoes make a wonderful noise that is an essential part of the experience of clogging, so be sure to plan ahead to ensure your student secures shoes by the second day of class.

 

How much do costumes cost?

For ease of budgeting, fees for recital costuming and our studio t-shirt (which will be work during community performances) are included as part of the monthly tuition payment.  There are no additional fees for either the recital costuming or the studio t-shirt.

What opportunities are there for dancers to perform?

Performing is essential to a student’s growth both as a dancer and in their self confidence.

Each year, we hold two recitals and, in addition, there will be at least four additional opportunities for each student to perform in our community during the academic year.

As community performance opportunities are available within the community during the summer, we will announce them via the members only portal and in class.

We love sharing clogging with our community!

What should students wear/bring to class?

Students should wear comfortable clothing that allows them to move freely and comfortably during this extremely active and energetic form of dance.

Jeans and denim pants/shorts are not allowed in class.

Students should bring water in a spill-proof bottle and should always bring their clogging shoes and socks.

Of course, smiles and happy energy are always welcomed in class!

What is your attendance policy?

Student development and progression requires regular class attendance and practice outside of class. 

Students should arrive at least 5 minutes before class to put on their clogging shoes and be prepared to begin dancing at the start of the class period. Parents should pick up their children promptly at the end of class.

Students are expected to attend classes as scheduled and complete assigned practice outside of class. Students who miss classes and/or who do not practice outside of class should not be expected to progress at a steady pace.

No credit will be given if a student misses classes.

If your student must be be absent, please let us know via chat through our members only portal no later than one hour in advance of the scheduled class period.

We do not use regular class time to reteach material in detail for students who have missed a class period.  If a student misses class, it is his or her responsibility to learn any material taught during the absence.

Although we briefly review and/or troubleshoot material taught during previous class periods, we do not reteach steps in detail for students who miss classes.

Students who miss a class period should plan to review missed assignments via the members only portal, get together with their classmates to learn anything missed, and/or schedule a private lesson with the instructor to make up any missed material.

There are no refunds or credits for missed class periods.

What is your inclement weather policy?

Current students will be informed via chat through our members only portal, with regards to emergency and/or weather related closures.

Should Silver Creek Clogging find it necessary to cancel a class period, every effort will be made to schedule a make-up class.  If a make up class cannot be scheduled, tuition is not refundable and students can review class materials and assignments through our members only portal.  

How can I contact the instructor?

Current students can contact their instructor through our members only portal.

Not a member?  Use our Contact Form to get in touch with us and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

Have more questions?  Click Here to contact us.