Trial Classes

Trial classes are an excellent way to gauge a child's interest in dance if he or she has never taken classes before. If your child is already involved in dance and is interested in transferring to HPSD from another studio, trial classes offer an easy way to determine the appropriate level for your dancer within our program. Trial classes are also useful for dancers looking to try out a new type of dance for the first time. Whatever your reason, trial classes are available during every registration period as an alternative to enrolling immediately in the full session. 
HPSD is currently offering the opportunity to take a free trial class for our Winter/Spring 2018 session.  Click here, or on the blue 'Register for a trial class' button to the right, to learn more and sign-up!

How does it work?

Step 1
Determine the class you are interested in. 
To do this, please review the upcoming session's class schedule on our registration page

Step 2
Complete a registration form.
Completed registration forms are required for all dancers, including both those enrolling for the full session and those signing up for trial classes. Registration forms are available at

Step 3
Submit registration paperwork and the $15 trial class payment to the office to reserve a spot for your dancer.
Once we have a completed registration form and trial class payment on file, we will hold a spot in the class of your choice for your dancer. Bring your dancer to the next meeting of the class in which he or she is taking a trial. 

Step 4
Decide whether you wish to enroll.
After your dancer's trial, we will hold his or her spot in that class for three days to give you and your dancer time to determine whether the class is going to be an appropriate fit. If you decide to enroll your dancer, simply give us a call in the office to let us know. The $15 trial class fee you paid will go toward your dancer's tuition for the remainder of the session, and there will be no additional paperwork to complete. 


Additional Information

When can my dancer take a trial class? 
Trial classes are available only during registration periods. Registration periods occur for several weeks leading up to and five weeks after the beginning of each session. 

We offer two 16-week-long sessions during the academic year. The fall session begins in September and wraps up in January, at which point our winter/spring session begins. Our winter/spring session comes to a close in May. In June we offer our first 4-week-long summer session; we offer a second in July. During the month of August the school is closed, and classes resume in September with the beginning of a new fall session. During the registration periods for each of these sessions, trial classes will be available to interested dancers. 

Specific dates for registration periods vary each calendar year. When dates for upcoming registration periods are set, they will be added to the All-School Calendar available at

How many trial classes can my dancer take?
Your dancer may take one trial in as many different classes as you want. Please note that only the trial class fee(s) associated with the class(es) in which your dancer decides to enroll is/are deducted from the full session's tuition. 

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