Below are some answers to some frequently asked questions regarding our Chaperoned Housing.

Does a parent/guardian need to accompany the student at check-in?

Students do not need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian at check-in. If arriving solo, please ensure the student has submitted all required forms via email. You may also download, print and sign hard copies and send them along with your student. Forms will be accessible in our Housing Hub. 

Does Backhausdance provide transportation to and from the local airports?

Backhausdance does not provide transportation to and from local airports. Here is a list of shuttle options available at Santa Ana airport (SNA). Two popular shuttle services include SuperShuttle and Primetime.

What time does check-in begin?

Check-in begins at 3pm on Sunday. Students arriving earlier than 3pm may not be able to access their room.

How do we get to know other housing students?

A room list will be provided a few days before arrival. Our event app on Sched can be used to connect with assigned roommates before arrival. We also host a meet-and-greet by the pool each Sunday at 6pm. Dancers are requested to attend this weekly get together on their arrival day.

How do I get to and from the hotel to the studios each day?

The Ayres Hotel Orange shuttle will provide daily transportation to and from the studios. The Shuttle Schedule will be available in the Housing Hub as well. The chaperones will assist in coordinating shuttle assignments each day.

The hotel provides complimentary daily breakfast. What about other meals?

The Ayres Hotel provides a complimentary daily hot and cold continental breakfast daily. With the exception of breakfast, students are responsible for providing their own additional meals.

The room comes equipped with a small refrigerator and microwave. Some suggestions for in-room dining options include:

  • Sandwiches (lunch meats, bread, condiments, etc)

  • Vegetables

  • Hummus

  • Instant Rice

  • Beans

  • Soups

  • Easy Mac

  • Trader Joe's Salads, Prepared Meals

There are also several dining options within walking distance of the Ayres Hotel Orange. A signed Off-Campus Permission Form must be received before a minor student will be allowed to leave campus in groups of two or more. If off-campus permission is not provided by a parent/guardian, we suggest students arrive prepared with meals to eat in-room.

At the studios, there is also a refrigerator, microwave and water fountain. The studios are just a few blocks away from Old Town Orange with a multitude of quick dining options. Ruby's Diner is also located just steps away from the main lobby doors.


Questions? Contact:
Tawny Chapman
Summer Intensive Director