General Info

COSTUME FEES: For each class, except for Ballet Technique and Contemporary Technique, there is a $30.00 costume fee, payable with a debit card, a credit card or PayPal.  Students keep their costumes.

Costume Fees

In response to student requests, the dance sections are divided into levels.  Instructors reserve the right to change a student’s level to best suit his/her skills.

Level 1 – Beginning to advanced beginning dancers
Level 2 – Intermediate to advanced dancers


African Barefoot
Ballet Ballet slippers
Contemporary Barefoot
Hip-hop Clean sneakers not used for outside
Jazz Black jazz shoes, slip-on or lace-up
Latin Women:  Ballroom or character or a
reasonable heel height. No stilettos.
Men:        Leather or suede soled
Tap Tap shoes


STUDENT CHOREOGRAPHY: Student choreographic works are a major highlight of the COF Dance Project. Students are encouraged to enter submissions at the beginning of each semester and once accepted, will receive mentorship throughout the process.

GUIDELINES: Student choreographers must have at least one semester of COF Dance Project experience – anything from performing to participating in a technique class – before submitting a piece. Due to the enthusiastic number of applications, students may only choreograph ONE dance per semester. No solos please.

Choreographers MUST commit to attending two feedback sessions with their dancers. Mentors will provide feedback to help students with the choreographic process.

SUBMISSIONS: Send an e-mail to by (date tba) with the following information:

  • Ideas or concept for your piece
  • Name of the music you are using
  • Approximate number of dancers
  • List of props, if any

REHEARSAL SPACE: Colleges of the Fenway policy requires that dance studios MUST be reserved through the Dance Project Assistant Director, Carla Otero. Please do not reserve dance studios on your own for COF purposes.

Available time slots will be announced by the 2nd week of each semester. Please contact Carla directly to reserve one of these spots at