mirror.jpg

Studio Policy

Dress Code:

Creative Movement

Any solid color leotard and pink tights; ballet skirts or dance shorts are optional, pink leather ballet slippers; hair set in ponytail or bun

Ballet/Tap

Any solid color leotard with either tan or pink convertible tights; ballet skirts or dance shorts are optional, pink leather ballet slippers, tan Bloch Mary Jane-style Tap shoes; hair set in a ponytail or bun

Hip Hop/Jazz

Any solid color leotard with tan convertible tights; dance shorts; tan Bloch “Super Jazz” jazz shoes, black Converse sneakers, hair set in a ponytail or bun

Acro

Any solid color leotard and tan stirrup tights, black dance shorts may be worn; hair must be pulled back in a ponytail or bun. Please, no jewelry should be worn in Acro classes for safety reasons.

Ballet

Black leotard; pink tights; black dance shorts or skirts are optional, pink canvas ballet slippers; hair set in a bun

Pointe

Black leotard, pink tights, black dance shorts or skirts are optional, pink pointe shoes; hair set in a bun

Hip Hop

Any kind of tank or T-shirt; any kind of pants or shorts, except jeans; black Converse sneakers; hair may be down, but away from face

Modern

Any solid color leotard, tan stirrup tights; black dance pants or shorts; bare feet; hair set in a ponytail or bun.

Lyrical

Any solid color leotard; tan stirrup tights, black dance pants or shorts; tan Foot Undeez; hair set in ponytail or bun

Jazz

Any solid color leotard; tan convertible tights, black dance pants or shorts; tan Bloch “Super Jazz” jazz shoes; hair set in ponytail or bun

Tap

Any solid color leotard; tan convertible tights, black dance pants or shorts, black oxford style tap shoes; hair set in a ponytail or bun

Boys

Black tank top or T-shirt; black dance pants; black ballet, tap, and jazz shoes; tan Foot Undeez for Lyrical; any kind of tank or T-shirt, loose fitting pants, and clean black Converse sneakers for Hip Hop

The dress code must be followed in all classes for the student to receive proper dance training.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Policy & Rules

  • It is important for students to arrive on time and prepared to participate.
  • Please, no gum chewing in class.
  • No refunds for absence due to weather, sickness, vacations, or any other obligations. Make-up classes may be available; please see dance instructor for more info.
  • There will be a $20.00 late fee for tuition paid after the 15th of each month.
  • The student will not be able to attend the next dance class unless the late fee is paid by the last day of the month.
  • All accounts must be paid in full in order to participate in the recital.
  • If a student decides to withdraw from a class, please contact the studio to let us know. There may be a credit owed on a paid account.

Recital Costumes:

Recital costumes range from $65.00–$100.00 (including a costume deposit of $35.00 for each registered class). Costume deposits are due October 15th. Costumes will not be ordered if deposits are not received by October 15th. All costume balances are due on November 15th. All students participate in the finale dance at the recital and will need a $20 recital T-shirt to wear as their costume.

  • The recital will be held at The Cultural Center in Hardwick, MA on Sunday, June 11th. Dress rehearsal will be Saturday, June 10th.

Arrivals and Departures:

  • All students are recommended to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before their scheduled class.
  • After departing class, students are to wait inside of the building until the parent and/or legal guardian arrives. We are not responsible for dancers hanging around outside of the studio.

Dance Dos and Don'ts:

  • Do come to class on time, prepared in proper dress code.
  • Don’t chew gum or bring food into class.
  • Do be respectful and kind to your fellow dancers.
  • Don’t talk in class: “Dancers don’t talk, they dance!”
  • Do listen to your teacher. Remember, corrections are a compliment, it means your teacher wants you to become a better dancer!
  • Do practice at home.
  • Don’t hang on the barres.
  • Do go to the bathroom before class.
  • Don’t wear jewelry in dance class!
  • Do inform your teacher if you are going to be absent.
  • Don’t give up!
  • Do dance, smile, breathe and love it!

Competition Team:

Competition Team provides exciting dance opportunities for dancers and parents in the classroom and beyond. Competition dancers perform at several regional competitions and local events in addition to our annual recital. Competition dancers are selected based on their ability, work ethic, attendance, love of dance and overall stage presence.

  • All students interested in becoming part of the competition team must audition and/or be selected by the studio director.
  • Being part of the competition team is a time-consuming commitment that requires 100% dedication.
  • Members of the competition team are required to attend all rehearsals.
  • All students on the competition team are required to take a certain number of classes based on their level and summer classes to remain as an active member.
  • This year, all competition dancers will perform at 3 regional competitive events.
  • Studio warm-up suits will be required for all competitions and local events.

Competition Dancer Requirements

Senior Competition Dancers must take 5 hours of dance class a week. Ballet and Modern are required classes. The other classes are of your choosing (Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop, Pointe or Acro).

Junior Competition Dancers must take: 4 hours of dance class a week. Ballet and Modern are required classes. The other classes are of your choosing (Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop, Pointe or Acro).

Petite Competition Dancers must take: 3 hours of dance class a week. Ballet and Jazz are required classes. The other class is of your choosing (Modern, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop or Acro).

Mini Competition Dancers must take: 2 hours of dance class a week. Jazz is a required class. The other class is of your choosing (Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop or Acro).

Please note that we will not be competing in ballet this year, although all competition dancers must take ballet.

Competition Dancers: please note that you may take your required hours of dance in either competition level classes or recreational level classes. However, to be in a competition level class, you must first be approved by the teacher.

Example: You can take either the Recreational Hip Hop or Competitive Hip Hop, and it counts for 1 hour of class time a week. However, to be in Competitive Hip Hop, Miss Katie must approve that you are ready for that.

Anyone who is interested in being on the competition team for this season must first see Miss Sarah to determine if you are ready to compete. Thank you.