Information for Parents and Students
It is absolutely necessary that an adult accompany their young dancer in the studio lobby and picked up on time by an adult after their class. Teaches cannot be responsible for unattended children. Small children will not be allowed to go to the lobby after class and will stay inside the dance studio until an adult comes to pick them up.
Please notify your teacher in writing before class begins if your dancer will leave with someone other than you. We will not allow young dancers to leave the dance studio until you come inside to pick them up. We ask that a note be given to the dance teacher if someone other than a parent is picking up after class. (If the child has a nickname for this person such as “Nana”, let us know)
All dancers must attend classes in the proper dancewear. All the dancewear and dance shoes you will need this year will be available to try on and order at the dance studio at the Open House and Shoe Sale. You are not required to get your dancewear from us. Your dancer will need pink ballet slippers and black tap shoes. Leotards can be any color, with or without a skirt, light pink or white tights and a dance bag.
Your costume fee will run in the $51 range and will be used for the recital and both ballets. Half or the costume fee will be due in mid-October with the balance due mid-November. Older dancers who take more than one class per week will have other costume fees.
We will continue our tradition of the “THE NUTCRACKER” in December. Our spring ballets will happen in early May. Tickets for our ballet performances will be $18.00 for adults and $8.00 for children. The RECITAL is usually a Saturday morning. There is no charge for the recital. All performances will be held in The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.
Classes are available for dancers ages 2.5 (as of August 17th) and up. Young dancers need to be told that parents will not be inside the studio during classes except on “WATCH-DAYS.” All other classes are exclusively for students and teachers. This permits a better learning environment with fewer distractions. Once class time begins, you are welcome to leave or stay in the lobby until class is over. Your dancer will not be allowed into the lobby until you arrive.