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Student Helpers/Demonstrators

At BSD, we encourage our older students (7th grade and above) to be student helpers/demonstrators for pre-school and kinder level classes.  The younger students love their older helpers.  Our student helpers/demonstrators help the instructors keep the children organized in class, demonstrate tricks, run music, get parents if needed and hold hands on sad days.  Student helpers do not teach or spot tricks in acro class.  This is also a wonderful opportunity for our older students to work with children and share their love of dance.

A Night at the Races

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On Saturday, October 29th Butler School of Dance’s competition team will host A Night at the Races.  It will be held at the Meridian Vets Club at 125 Vets Club Lane in Butler, PA.  The doors will open at 6:30 PM and an Oktoberfest Dinner will be at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $25 ticket and includes dinner buffet, beer and pop – you are welcome to bring other beverages and mixers.  There will also be a 50/50 drawing a Chinese Auction.  Bring your cash or check book to purchase a horse for $10.  If your horse is a winner, you win $25!  Each year we have a blast cheering on our horses and enjoying our BSD friends and family.  Please spread the word – the more the merrier!  For ticket information or to make a donation to the Chinese Auction, email We hope to see you there!

Costume Deposit Information

It’s recital year! Costume deposit forms will be distributed to students at classes during the week of September 26th.  Please make sure your child shares this information with you. Click here to download and print the form.

Costume costs average $85 (children’s sizes) to $95 (adult’s sizes) per costume. There may be some exceptions. The cost includes tights. Payments are divided into 4 payments, with the balance due in March. Costumes will not be released to students until the balance is “paid in full”. Checks are the only accepted form of payment for costumes.

Please email if you have questions regarding this information.

Adult Classes

Come dance with us! Adult and teen (ages 16 and up) dance classes are being offered for all levels. If you’ve never taken a dance class, if you’ve spent most of your life at the barre, or if you land somewhere in between, our classes will energize you.

We need a minimum of 5 participants to start. Classes will be Tuesday or Thursday evenings, depending on your availability and dance level.  The adult session is $60 – it is one hour per week for 8 weeks.  Our drop in rate is $10 per class.  Adults students are exempt from the regular student registration fee.

For more information or to place your name on the list, email

Leotards and tights are NOT required for adult classes.  Please wear comfy clothes or workout wear.  Our goals are to appreciate the art of dance, get some physical activity and have fun!