Class Promptness and Attendance
It is essential that students come to class on time. Lack of proper warmup at the beginning of class can cause injuries; also, late arrivals disrupt class concentration. Students over ten minutes late will be asked to sit and observe. Permission to leave early must be obtained prior to class time. It is imperative to attend class regularly. If you cannot attend class, please call our office (Church Street 404.378.3388; Sams Street 404.377.6927) to leave a message for your teacher. Absence from class for a valid reason (illness, out of town, holiday) may be made up in a comparable class. During winter months, call our office to find out if classes are cancelled because of snow or ice. If your class is cancelled, you may make up in a comparable class. ALL CLASSES MUST BE MADE UP BY SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020.
Class Attire and Behavior
Creative Movement: pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Pre/Beginning and Intermediate Ballet: royal blue leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Audition Class: burgundy leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Pre Company: garnet leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Advanced Ballet: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
Male attire for creative movement and pre/beginning, intermediate, and advanced ballet: white T-shirt, black tights, white socks, white ballet shoes
Modern Dance: any color leotard, any color footless tights, no shoes
Jazz and Hip Hop: black leotard, tights, jazz shoes. Adding jazz pants, capris, or appropriate length shorts is acceptable. For Hip Hop: jazz pants, capris, appropriate length shorts, with a leotard or any color t-shirt without print or logos, and sneakers which will only be worn inside the studio (no sneakers worn on the street will be allowed).
Ladies – any color leotard, black dance shorts or leggings, black tap shoes
Gentlemen – any color t-shirt without print or logos, black shorts, black tap shoes
Ballroom: street clothes
Dancers should put their names inside all their belongings (leotards, tights, shoes, dance bags, etc.).
Valuables should be locked in your car or taken into class with you. The school is not responsible for personal property.
Dancewear and dance shoes are not suitable for streetwear. Coming to and going from dance classes, dancers must wear some sort of cover-up and street shoes.
For creative movement hair must be pulled away from the face and neck and secured to the head. For preballet and ballet classes, hair must be arranged in a secure ballet bun.
Dancers must not wear jewelry in class.
Cell phone use is not allowed during class time. At the beginning of class, when dancers enter the studio, they must turn their cell phones off.
The school reserves the right to limit any student’s participation for not adhering to correct class attire, or for behavior deemed inappropriate.
If you move or change your phone to an unlisted number, please notify our office immediately. This information must be current at all times for every student, in case of emergency. We consider your personal information private, and hold it in strictest confidence.
Additional parking for our Church Street Studio patrons is available directly across the street in the Tabor Accounting parking lot after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and anytime on weekends.
Be sure the teacher of the class is aware of any special physical condition the student may have. Teachers are available for private conferences. Please email or call to leave a message at the studio office for the teacher to call you to arrange an appointment. Class schedules do not allow adequate time for private discussions between classes.
School Notices and Newsletters
Important school notices and newsletters are sent to the entire school mailing list by MailChimp emails. Notices for individual classes are sent to the class email list. If you are not receiving emails from us, please notify our office. Also, if you change your email address, it is very important for you to notify our office.
Responsibilities for Parents
Please be considerate of the classes in session by being quiet in the dressing rooms, hallways, and lobby. Students should be picked up promptly at the end of class. You will be charged a supervision fee if you pick up your student later than 15 minutes after the class ends. For each 15-minute segment (or part thereof), the supervision fee is $5. If you are going to be late picking up your dancer, please phone, so we can reassure your student.
We invite parents to observe class THREE times during the season. You may select your three days. Please do not bring small children with you on your visiting days. At the beginning of the season, teachers will send additional details regarding their visitation policies for each class.
Performance is a valuable and necessary part of the dancer's education. All students will perform in annual end-of-the season presentations appropriately designed for their age and technical level. Studio demonstrations and/or theater performances are planned for May 2020. Costume/performance fees are due by October 9, 2019. If your child's class is included in the theatre performance, the fee is $100.00. If your child's class presents a studio demonstration, the fee is $65. Costumes are given out in late spring if your account is current.