Dance Etiquette and Policies

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Studio policies: Students are expected to arrive on time. If a student is more than 10 minutes late to class, they must ask permission from the instructor before entering the dance class. Please be polite to instructors, parents, and other students. Excessive talking during class is not permitted. Please talk to your friends before or after class so that we may provide the best value for your dance dollar. Please raise your hand to ask questions. Students are expected to applaud and shake the instructors hand after class in appreciation for the class. No running inside or outside the studio. Leave your cell phone in your dance bag. Remember that we are not a day care facility. No food, gum, or drink in the studios or dressing rooms. There are tables in the common areas for drinks or snacks. Please enter the dance studio only when it is time for your class.

Age and Skill Levels: Keep in mind that students progress at their own rate. The more classes they take, the faster they usually progress. Each student will be advanced when it is deemed appropriate by the instructor. Student evaluations are available upon parent request. Classes are divided by age and ability. Level 1 & 2 classes are generally elementary age. Teen classes are middle and high school students. Adult classes are offered and tailored to their needs. Young adults (college age) may choose the teen or adult classes. Students usually stay in a level for more than one year to master the skills before moving to another level.

Dress code: Dance, like any other athletic activity, requires the proper equipment for optimum training; therefore, the following dress code for all classes has been established. While tight, supportive undergarments are necessary, no visible undergarments will be allowed (including but not limited to bra straps). The tops, middles, and bottoms of all students should be well covered. Risqué or revealing attire is not permitted. Hair must be up off the neck and away from the face. No watches or jewelry are to be worn in class and All About Dance is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items.. Students may try a class once without the required dance attire. Once a student is registered, they must wear the attire explained below:

*BALLET – tights and leotard (any color), skirt is optional but must be worn above the knees; pink ballet slippers (leather or canvas). Hair in bun.
*JAZZ/TAP – tights; close fitting leotard or T-shirt; bike shorts or close fitting dance pants (no bell bottoms, sweats, etc.); regular jazz or tap shoes. Hair in ponytail off of face.
*PRE-DANCE – tights and leotard (any color), a skirt or dance dresses are also allowed; pink ballet slippers (leather only) and black tap shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun.

*K1 Combo – tights and leotard (any color), a skirt or dance dresses are also allowed; pink ballet slippers (leather only) and black tap shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun.
*Musical Theater, & Tumbling– tights; close fitting leotard or T-shirt; bike shorts or close fitting dance pants (no bell bottoms, sweats, etc.); regular jazz or tap shoes. Hair in ponytail off of face
*HIP-HOP -loose clothing with NO snaps, zippers or buttons, clean tennis shoes with non-mark soles. No jeans.

Any student not complying with the dress code may be asked by the instructor to watch the class OR may borrow something from our lost and found. We have a number of used shoes available for the younger kids. Feel free to borrow and return them when your child has outgrown them. We always appreciate donations. All About Dance also sells new shoes, tights and dance clothing for your convenience.

Payment policy: Payment is expected between the 1st and the 9th of each month FOR that month. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards. You may sign up for automatic tuition payments only if you sign a new authorization form each year. Statements will be emailed to you or may be picked up at the front counter. Statements will only be mailed if payment has not been received by the 9th AND a $10.00 late fee will be applied (unless prior arrangements have been made). There will be a $25 fee applied to all returned checks. If there is a second returned check, the account will be placed on a cash only basis.

All About Dance does NOT prorate tuition for absenteeism (including but not limited to vacations, sports, illness, etc.). Missed classes may be made up in other classes up to four weeks after the absence occurred. Please ask the instructor for help on which classes may be appropriate for make-ups. We do not charge extra for the months with 5 lessons. December and June are considered full months.