What Makes McCann’s Different?

At McCann’s we are very proud of our long tradition of excellence in dance instruction. Here are some of the things we feel make us such a special place.

Instruction:
Our instructors are all adult professionals with years of teaching experience. Some studios allow inexperienced assistants to instruct classes by themselves. We would never have students in classes without proper professional instruction.

While many studios restrict the parents’ ability to see their child’s dance class, our studio features large viewing windows and doors into all three studio rooms. This gives parents the opportunity to observe quality instruction as it happens.

We believe in our age appropriate philosophy. Please read the information contained in the following link to see why:
We choose music, choreography, costumes that are tasteful and age appropriate.

Instructors personally size each student for costumes. Costume styles are carefully chosen. We are not out to make a profit on costumes, so our costume costs are kept as low as possible.

Scholarships are available for those that are in need.

Instructors are caring and deeply committed to their teaching and our curriculum.

There are also many classes and rehearsals that are offered at no additional charge. For example, we offer free beginning pointe classes for those advanced ballet students starting on pointe, and we offer many hours of free help to seniors as they develop choreography pieces for the recital. And just for fun we have dance sleepovers, and dance movie parties.

We offer our students the opportunity to take classes with professional Broadway dancers through our "Broadway Connection" master class series.

Environment:
We offer a comfortable reception area with magazines and toys, free WIFI access, and cable TV for the pleasure of waiting parents and siblings. Viewing windows from all areas allow parents to watch their dancers in the class setting at all times.
Our communications with our parents and students are designed to keep them informed throughout the year. This includes weekly email dance updates, text message alerts for weather-related cancellations, Facebook and our studio blog. Our website is always up-to-date, informative, and interactive, putting at your fingertips information about the studio activities, class pages and calendar.

Show:
We hold our annual show at the beautiful Hershey Theatre. Despite the fact that the costs for show rehearsals and the performance include multiple-night theatre rental, union tech costs, lighting design, rented full color painted professional backdrops, HD video projection equipment, lighting equipment, and more; we make every attempt to keep our ticket prices and fees much lower than our competitors. We also provide you with a complimentary ad-free program as a souvenir.
Younger dancers sit in the audience for our show, not in a dressing room.
We open our show with a digital movie presentation featuring all our students, including highlights of the dance year, as well as a special tribute to the graduating seniors. Graduating seniors have the opportunity to help choreograph and perform special senior numbers in the show.

Thank you for letting us “toot our horn” a little by pointing out some of the unique things that make us the studio …
“Where Dance is Fun!”