APAC offers two annual recitals. Our Winter Recital is an event we offer to our students as a fun and relaxed performance opportunity in December

Spring Recital is our end-of-year EXTRAVAGANZA! If your family chooses to participate, you will need to purchase designated costumes. Also, we have a yearly recital fee of $35.00 (per family) that is due on February 1st. This money will be used to help pay for the facility. Other optional (photograph, video, t-shirt) costs can be encountered. Tickets to recital will be sold at the door. Please refer to the calendar for this year’s recital dates. Spring Recital costumes fees are due November 1st.

Class information

All female students should have their hair pulled back and be free of distracting jewelry for all classes.

Male students are permitted to wear gym shorts and t-shirts as long as they are not overly baggy.

Combination Classes (Ages 3&4) - Students should wear form-fitting dance attire in any color (leotards, tops, shorts, tutus, pants). Dancers will need pink ballet shoes and tan tap shoes for class.

Combination Classes (Ages 5+) - Students should wear form-fitting dance attire in any color (leotards, tops, shorts, pants). Dancers will need tan jazz shoes for class.

Hip Hop Classes - Dancers should be dressed comfortably. Grey hip hop shoes will be ordered monthly for new dancers.

Tap Classes - Dancers should be dressed in dance wear. Dancers will need black tap shoes for class and performances.

Ballet Specific Classes - Female Students must wear a leotard of any color, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Hair should be pulled into a clean and secured bun. SBDA strictly regulates attire for ballet classes. 

Musical Theatre & Triple Threat - Students should wear dance attire for class. Dancers will need tan jazz shoes for class.

Tumbling Classes - Students should wear form fitting athletic wear for class. Tumblers will participate in class barefoot.

Specialty Classes - Dance wear is required. Students will be notified if any specifications arise.

Parents are allowed to sit in the waiting room while their child is taking class. Parents are not allowed in the classroom during class unless it is Watch Week or the teacher requests that parents come in and watch. Please refer to the calendar for this year’s Watch Weeks.

Classes will be held through the week of Recital. You may drop students off ten minutes prior to the start of the class, but please not earlier. Please pick up students promptly after class.

Amarillo Performing Arts Center and SB Dance Academy reserves the right to change class time and/or combine any classes with less than expected enrollment. The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach class.

Classes will not be in session when the Amarillo Independent School District is on break or dismissed due to inclement weather. If you are not sure if classes are in session due to weather please visit or our Facebook page.

Students are expected to attend all classes. Not only will the student fall behind in class, frequent absences also hold back other students in the class. Please excuse your child from class ahead of time. Missed classes are non-refundable. SBDA reserves the right to dismiss any student whose attendance, attitude, or conduct is found unsatisfactory. 

Street shoes are NOT permitted on the dance floors.

Absolutely no glass is permitted in the studio or common areas.

Children not in class (siblings, etc) need to be under parental supervision at all times.

All children may only leave with a parent or other suitable adult. Please notify someone at the studio if a child is to leave with an adult other than a parent. All students must be picked up promptly as there are classes scheduled back-to-back.

Please put your name on ALL belongings. Students and parents are responsible for all dance wear, clothing, shoes, and other personal property. It is strongly encouraged that students leave valuable possessions at home. Items left at the studio will be put in Lost & Found. Please check for lost belongings frequently. SBDA is not responsible for theft.


Tuition may be paid by check, cash, or credit card.
Tuition is no longer automatically charged. You MUST log in to your account to pay and avoid late fees.

Please deposit payments in the payment drop box and do not hand directly to a teacher. Tuition is charged not by lesson but per pay period. Students with outstanding accounts will not be admitted to class unless other arrangements have been made. There are no refunds on any tuition or fees paid to SBDA or APAC. There will be a $35 fee charged for returned checks. 

APAC is happy to offer a family discount of 10% tuition fees, excluding private and semi-private lessons.

There are three types of tuition payment plans:  
1) Monthly – Monthly payments are due by the 1st of each month. Tuition not paid by the 5th of the month will result in a $15.00 late fee. 
2) Semester – Payments are due by September 5th and January 5th. The semester plan is only available until each of these payment deadlines. 
3) Yearly – The yearly plan offers a 10% discount. This discount plan is only available until September 5th. By choosing this option you will be paying for all classes up front.

All fees and tuition paid to Amarillo Performing Arts Center and SB Dance Academy are non-refundable. 

30 days notice is required to withdraw from class. Withdrawal must be done in person with the Studio Director or Front Desk Manager. A withdrawal form must be completed and signed by both parent and APAC for tuition charges to stop.