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School Year Registration 2024-2025

Celebrating our 26th Year of Dance, Music, and Theatre!

Our Goal: To educate children and adults about the arts, develop their skills as well as their self-esteem, have fun, and give students practical skills for life.

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Established in 1999, CGPAC is an instructional studio featuring the unique opportunity to develop skills in dance, music, and theatre all under one roof! Owner Amy Krigas is proud CGPAC has grown to include over 700 student registrations. Our 5-studio facility offers nearly 6,000 square feet of space with first-rate classroom accommodations. If you have questions, please call our friendly office staff for assistance. This brochure is a guide to selecting classes, gaining an understanding of general expectations, what to wear for class, and the requirements for participation. You will receive a handbook at registration which will go into further detail. We look forward to having you in class.

~ Miss Amy

Registration Information

Registration will be in person by appointment (Zoom option for those out of town). Please read thru this page for details about class schedules, how to select classes, and how to make a SignUpGenius appointment.

In person registration: Some steps will be completed before you come, and the whole process should take 15-20 minutes. It is incredibly important to have all of your questions answered before your appointment. Email if you would like to discuss placement, class schedules, or other concerns.

Returning Families from Spring/Summer 2024

An email with approved class placement for each student has been sent to you.

1. Log in to your Dance Studio Pro account (or create one HERE!) to get on the waitlist for all classes you are interested in taking. Complete this by Tuesday, July 16th.

2. Make your registration appointment HERE.

3. Come to your appointment time on July 19th, 20th, 29th, 30th, or 31st to complete registration, discuss and sign parent handbook, confirm what classes you are in, sign up to work at recitals, and make your payment. Please choose the earliest date you can for the largest class selection.

General Registration for All Families (Including New Families!)

General Registration begins Tuesday, July 30th 6:00-7:30 pm, and continues Wednesday, July 31st 4:00-6:00 pm.

After July 31st, please email for an appointment time.

Note the offer to save 10% by paying in full expires July 31st!

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“Refundable Per Student Work Fee":

We have performances in both winter and spring which require a lot of help. To earn back your $30/dancer work fee, we ask you to work at least one shift per student. We will have opportunities throughout the year to work and earn back your fee. There are many of you who work at every show, and we hope you will continue to go above and beyond to make your child's experience both safe and enjoyable.


Those with students in Tot, Boogie Babies, Kiddydance, Ballet/Tap or Jazz 1.5, 1.7, 1.9 or 2, Boys Jazz, Jazz 3, Ballet 3, Tap 3, or Swing Choir 1 or 2 must chaperone for their duty.

Registration fee - all new families must include a one-time $25 fee to have your registration processed. Upon payment, each family will receive one free CGPAC dance bag. Please be sure to go on to sign up to get emails as this is our main form of communication.

*Important Dates for your Family Calendar!


RECITAL CAST and CLASS DAYS : Each class that performs has been pre-assigned to a cast (blue or yellow). For the optimal performance experience and best educational out-come from class, please follow these guidelines:

Students with 3 classes: try to put in one cast, and take classes on 2-3 days.

Students with 4 or more classes: try to split between casts, and take class on 2-4 days.

For younger dancers, please only take 1 class per night if you can. While not always possible, taking one class on several days warrants better progress in all areas than fewer days with multiple classes.

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PARENT VIEWING: Although we like to keep our classrooms closed most of the time, we designate 3 viewing weeks for parents to observe classes. Viewing guidelines will be shared as the time gets closer. These classes may be viewed in part or in whole. Viewing days are very important to both students and teachers. Please check the dates listed and put them on your family calendar.

EARN TUITION CREDIT: We have developed a “Dance Points” program to reward your loyalty to our studio. Each school year class will be awarded a "point" for every season (fall, winter, spring). Summer classes earn 1/2 point each. After paying for and completing a season, a point will be awarded. After acquiring 10 points, a $75 credit will be applied to your family account. This program is for active accounts only and credits have no cash value. Points and credits will be deleted from inactive accounts. Credits may be used for any future CGPAC payment.


Taking classes of any kind comes with implied risk, please check your personal insurance to ensure coverage. All families will be required to sign a liability waiver before taking any classes. This is done thru your DSP account. Details on the registration form and in parent handbook.

TUITION AND FEES: Your tuition for the year is listed on the schedule. There are three different payment plans to fit your needs. Applicable costume fees are included. If you do not plan to participate in the performance, please let us know in writing in November so we don't order your non-refundable costume.

Explanation of Tuition/Refunds: It is our expectation that students will take class for the entire school year. To help you budget for this investment, please choose the payment plan that is best for you. All families will be required to secure their tuition agreement with a “Saved Payment Method” to be set up in DSP, even if paying in full. If a payment is more than 5 days late, the payment method on file will be charged the tuition amount, plus the 3% convenience fee. Our commitment to hiring teachers is for the entire year, therefore refunds cannot be issued for dropped classes. However, in some cases, CGPAC account credit may be issued.

Full Payment: Pay the full tuition for the year upon registration and take a 10% discount off your entire fee (valid thru Wednesday 7/31/24 only).

Three Payments: Split tuition into 3 equal payments due at registration, November 1st and March 1st, auto-draft from checking or credit card can be set

up for free! Credit card must be on file in order to use this option.

Nine Payments: Split it into 9 smaller payments (service charge included). The non-refundable May payment is due upon registration and the other 8 payments are due by the 1st of each month, September through April. It is not a “monthly” payment, meaning you are not paying for “that month” with your payment, it is an equal distribution of money due. Please set up auto-draft from your checking or credit card account.

A convenience fee will be charged for all credit card (3%) and ACH (1%) payments. Avoid these fees by paying cash/check.

What Classes Can I Take?

Our Class Descriptions Page will help you with placement, and hopefully will answer any questions you might have. If you do have any questions, please call (847)639-3800 or email for placement help. Returning students, refer to your placement email.

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What Do I Wear for Class?

Our Dress Code Page will help you with placement, and hopefully will answer any questions you might have. At CGPAC we enforce a strict dress code. Proper attire positively impacts attitude and behavior which ensures class- room success. This includes hair tied back for all classes, and in a bun for ballet. Please see the Dress Code Page of our website for more information. Thank you for your cooperation.

FAQs and Important Information!

Winter and Spring Dress Rehearsals and Performances: Each class will be assigned to one short time slot at CGPAC and one short time slot on stage at CGHS for dress rehearsals. Please try to keep all dates open! Please note that spring recital rehearsals are scheduled through the Saturday morning of Memorial Day Weekend. While performing is not required, in order to participate in recitals students ARE REQUIRED to attend BOTH DRESS REHEARSALS for their class. Avoid planning events and vacations during these mandatory rehearsal times as it may affect your student’s ability to participate in performances. Also note that students in Kindergarten and older will stay backstage for the entirety of each performance, and younger students will be re- leased to their parents at intermission. Details will be on Recital page of

New: $30/Student Work Fee: In order to have a safe and efficient recital, we need your help. A $30 “deposit” will be collected for each performing student. When you work during a rehearsal or performance you will earn back the $30 deposit for your student. If you have 2 students, you will pay $60, and earn $30 back after working one time, and the remaining $30 back after working a second time (max earned back is the amount of deposit paid).

Why don’t we offer refunds? We make a financial commitment to hire teachers for the entire school year according to the enrollment numbers in August. We commit to providing you classes for the entire school year. In order to keep these commitments, we need you enrolled. If you are unsure about making a commitment for the full school year, please consider signing up for 9-payments. Your May 2025 payment (collected at registration) serves as a non-refundable deposit, but with this plan you can choose to stop taking classes (and making payments) at anytime through February. No class drops will be financially accommodated after March 1. All class drops must be submitted via email.

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Recital Fees and Tickets - To help you budget for class/performance costs, the price of winter costume rental and spring costume purchase are included in your tuition (Winter costumes will be returned to CGPAC, you keep spring costumes). Personal items such as dance shoes, body liner, tights for winter recital are not included (Tights included for spring). A $35 recital fee will be charged to all families participating in recitals in winter and again in spring to pay teachers, technical staff, and janitorial staff for their time and will includes access to professional videography. Tickets will be sold separately for each performance. Tickets will be $22 for all adults and $10 for children/students.

Website, Newsletters, Emails: If you do not already receive our Constant Contact monthly newsletters via email, please go on and register to get them! Putting your email on your registration form and in DSP does NOT sign you up for newsletters, you have to do it separately! If your email has changed, please sign up again! If you use google calendars, you can import our calendar onto yours! Also, please add our email to your address book: Please make sure your info is all up to date in your DSP account (student grades, email address, phone numbers, update credit card expiration date, new 2024-2025 waiver competed). Thank you!

Dressing rooms, and other updates: Dancers level 4+ and those staying for multiple classes are welcome to use the dressing room/homework area. Some students have multiple classes with a break in between and may need to eat on site. Please ensure that any food consumed in the dressing rooms or lobby is not messy, and is properly disposed of after eating. Bottled water will be available at the front desk for $1. The drinking fountain and water bottle filler are both available for use. Hand sanitizing stations remain throughout the studio.

Drop-off, parents in the building:

Please pull in a parking spot and let your student out, then drive around to park in the Metra lot across the street. Walk across to the studio at the end of class to collect your dancer from outside the studio and walk them across to your parked car. Or, pull into a spot if your student is older and can come to your car. Students who drive should park in the Metra lot and walk across. Keeping parking spots open in front of the studio is important for traffic flow. We love our parents and absolutely want to get to know you, so feel free to stop in to say hello. However, parents of young students are asked to not enter the building with their student unless making a payment or shopping in the store. Utilizing sidewalk drop off/pick up is vital to their independence. We will review this at “meet the teacher” day. We will continue to leave street shoes in the lobby to keep the studio clean. We are putting the chairs out in the lobby again, so if you want to come in to help your student at the end, or parents want to come hang together in the lobby please do. But no parents should be accompanying their student down the hall unless it is parent viewing week. Help us help them succeed by letting us take them to class and showing them that they can be successfully independent!

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Important information for Level 3 and 4 Dancers.

Explanation of Classes for Teen Dancers.

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