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Online Registration Information

Civic Dance Arts' registration is now online. You will need to have an SDRecConnect account in order to register your children or yourself for classes. See item # 1 below on how to create an account. Fall classes are visible online on August 21st with registration beginning September 16th @ 10am.

Log onto the SDRecConnect registration website here

What you should do now:
1. Create your online account. Click here for information on how to set up your account. If you have already created an account for any City of San Diego Park and Recreation activity, such as Cooking classes, swim lessons, etc. you DO NOT need to create a new account for dance classes.
2. Read all information on this page so you are prepared.
3. Contact us if you have any questions at 619-235-5255.

Registration will open on Saturday, September 16th at 10am.

You can enroll from home beginning at that time, onsite with us at the War Memorial Building 3325 Zoo Place, Balboa Park from 10am-2pm on September 16th only, or at any of your local recreation centers- be sure to contact them in advance to confirm their registration hours.

Some tips to help make online registration go more smoothly:
Be sure to create your SDRecConnect account (if you don't already have one) before the registration date. This will enable you to register much more quickly day of and not miss out getting into the class you want. Click here for information on how to set up your account.
Our program has 150 weekly classes offered that range from beginning to advanced level dance instruction. We have come up with a naming/numbering system to codify our classes and levels. Completing one semester, or even one year, of a class is not a guarantee that a student will progress to the next level. If you do not have the prerequisite skills for a class, please contact the dance office for further information on how to enroll 619-235-5255.

We have several classes that fill to capacity on the first day of registration. Registration is conducted on a first come/first served basis. Register early for best availability. When classes fill to capacity, waiting lists are formed. Please note that the following classes will give priority to continuing students from the Summer 2017 Semester- Canyonside Adv Int Tap & Jazz 4A, Hourglass Int Ballet 3A & Adv Int Ballet 4A, and Adv Int Modern 4A (call the dance office for assistance in enrolling in these classes: 619-235-5255).

Dress Code:

  • Leotard and tights or dance pants/shorts. No jeans allowed at any time. Hair tied back and out of the eyes. Appropriate shoes required. See instructor for more detailed information.
  • Cost and Class information:

  • $41.00 per semester (unless indicated otherwise).
  • Effective September 8, 2015, service fees will apply as follows for all transactions. For Online Registrations, $2 Transaction fee and 3% Processing fee will be charged for every transaction. For In-house Registrations, $2 Transaction fee will be charged for every transaction. Rates are established by the service provider and are nonrefundable.
  • Low income Fee Waivers are available for class fees only to those who qualify. Fee Waiver students must pay for their class costumes. Click here to see fee waiver requirements and click here for English or here for Spanish to learn how to get verified and register for classes.
  • Classes: September 25 - December 10, 2017 (10 sessions).
  • Each class meets once a week for 45 minutes (unless indicated otherwise).
  • The classes listed are subject to cancellation when enrollment minimums are not met and based on budgetary constraints.
  • Dance instructors have final determination if their class levels are appropriate for the skills of the dancer enrolled. If the class is determined to not be a good fit, the student will be offered a transfer to another class or given a refund (see Refund Policy below).
  • All participants must meet age requirements.
  • Please be advised that parents will not be allowed in the dance room to watch classes as it is disruptive to the students dancing. Parents may watch the last 5 minutes of class only.
  • More complete information about our events and classes can be found on this website.
  • Dance office: 619-235-5255 (Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm).
  • Payment Policy

  • Online Class registration requires a credit card payment.
  • Credit cards accepted are Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. We are unable to accept debit cards without a Visa or Mastercard logo.
  • Payment will also be accepted at Citywide Recreation Centers and the War Memorial Bldg using a credit card, EXACT cash or a check payable to: City Treasurer.
  • All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Registration conducted on a first come, first served basis.
  • A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.
  • Class fees are not prorated/discounted after the beginning of the scheduled session.
  • Financial assistance is available. Please contact the Dance Office for more information on how to apply: 619-235-5255.
  • Refund Policy

  • Procedures for Class Refunds: Refund request forms MUST be submitted PRIOR to the 2nd scheduled class meeting or two weeks PRIOR to the scheduled camp/workshop start date. Please contact the dance office for refund assistance: 619-235-5255. Transaction and credit card fees are non-refundable. Allow 6-8 weeks to receive your refund check in the mail.
  • If a class is cancelled, the Dance office will contact you to follow the same procedures outlined above for processing a refund.
  • No partial refunds or make-ups for missed classes (i.e. routine illness, vacation or other schedule conflict).
  • No refunds on Spring Costumes after January 3, 2017.
  • Inclusion Support Services
    The City of San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services may provide inclusion aides for individuals with disabilities who wish to participate in Civic Dance Arts classes. Requests for this service must be made at least three weeks prior to the first day of class. For more information on Inclusion Support Services, contact Julie Gregg, CTRS, Inclusion Coordinator at 619-525-8248 or send an email.



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