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Policies & Dress Code

Studio Policies | Dance Attire | Shoe Requirements

Studio Policies
Parents’ Responsibility: It is the parents’ responsibility to be aware of dates and events. We will post all notices in the lobby and emails will be sent to your login address. Current information regarding classes, parent visitation, payments, recitals, etc. can also be accessed through the Members Only page.

In April and May important newsletters will also be sent home. If you do not have access to a computer, please let us know, and we will be happy to mail newsletters to you or send them home with your child.

Extreme Weather or Unexpected Interruptions: If classes are canceled, they will be rescheduled. Cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on the website homepage and the studio’s answering machine. You will receive a call or email for cancellations for any other reason.

Substitute Teacher: We reserve the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach.

Food and Drinks: Food and Drinks are not permitted in the dance rooms or the dressing room. A water bottle is permitted in class. Food/Drinks must remain in the lobby or in areas designated for eating. We have a NO GUM policy.

Attendance: Regular attendance is necessary in order to make progress in class. Dancers who miss more than one class per month after January 1st may not be permitted in the recital if the dance routine is not learned. This is at the teacher’s discretion. Attendance at Studio and Dress Rehearsal is also required of all recital participants.

Recital Costumes: Costumes are ordered in December. Payment for costumes is due at that time.

Recital Fee: Due the first week of March. Each family receives 2 recital tickets, a dress rehearsal pass, and a t-shirt for each dancer.

Class Cancellation: We reserve the right to cancel or move a class if there are less than 6 students in the class.

Parent Visitation: Parents are invited to visit the classes four times throughout the year during assigned visitation weeks. Due to the size of the classes and the rooms, we asked that only two visitors attend for each child.

Class Absences and Make-ups: If you are going to be absent, please call the studio so we can notify the teacher. Dancers have the option to make up a class by attending a class of the same type. Classes must be made up within one month of being absent. Please call the studio to arrange a time for a make-up lesson.

Withdrawing from Class: A withdrawal form must be received to drop a class. This is required to stop further charges to your account. No withdrawals will be accepted by phone. Withdrawal Forms are located in the Customer Portal or can be downloaded HERE.

 

Dance Attire
Our dress code is designed so teachers can see the dancer’s body lines, including posture, arms, legs and feet. Dancers will get the most out of their classes when the dress code is followed.

Girls are required to wear a leotard at all times.
• Long hair should be worn up either in a tight ponytail or bun, and secured away from the face.
• For the safety of all our dancers, no jewelry should be worn in class.
• Legwarmers are optional in all classes.
• T-shirts can be worn during cheer and hip hop class, but in all other classes, t-shirts can only be worn during warm-ups.
• Dancers should always wear a cover-up when going to and from the studio.

Boys should wear shorts or jazz pants and a fitted shirt. No loose fitting cargo pants or jeans.

Ballet & Pointe
Solid colored leotard with solid colored tights or leggings. A Ballet skirt is optional. 

Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, Hip Hop, and Cheer
Leotard plus one of the following: tights, shorts, leggings, or Capri pants. A one piece biketard or unitard is also acceptable. All pants should be form-fitting (not baggy) and not touch the floor. Fitted dance shirts or tanks are permitted.

What NOT to Wear to Dance Class
• Baggy gym shorts
• Cut-offs
• Pajama pants
• Sweatpants
• Jeans
• Cargo pants
• Loose fitting T-shirts, tanks, or crop tops
• Sweatshirts
• Anything with inappropriate graphics or wording

All dance attire must meet teacher approval.

Shoe Requirements
All dancers are required to have the correct shoes for class. Shoes should be clean and not worn outside. Street shoes are not permitted on the dance floors. Dancers should not wear their shoes prior to their first class in case there is a class change. Stores will not exchange worn shoes.

Acrobats - White Capezio acrobatic shoes: Boys wear black acrobatic shoes
Pre-Ballet - Pink Capezio or Bloch full-sole leather ballet shoes (not satin slippers)
Ballet - Pink Capezio or Bloch split or full-sole ballet shoes
Cheer - White Cheer Shoes
Pointe - Pointe shoes
Jr. Jazz & Hip Hop - Black Capezio or Bloch jazz shoes with laces.
Jazz - Capezio or Bloch slip-on jazz shoes with a split-sole.
Hip Hop - Capezio or Bloch Hip-Hop sneakers, No tennis shoes.
Lyrical/Modern - Dance Paws or Footundeezs
Tap - Capezio or Bloch. White tie tap shoes are for young beginners, tan buckle shoes for intermediate students, and black shoes with laces for the advanced student. If in doubt contact the studio or your child's teacher.

Different Shoes may be required for competition teams.

We strongly recommend that you purchase your dance shoes at The Dancer’s Bag at 133 E. Water Street in downtown Sandusky. They will give you a good fit and accept returns if there is a change in class. They also carry a large selection of leotards and tights. 

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