Expectation of Dancers
Children who attend class regularly and respect themselves, as well as their peers, will learn valuable life lessons along with advancing in their dancing ability. It is important to all teachers, that the studio creates a fun atmosphere where the student feels safe.
Please be respectful of items that are not your own and clean up your area after dance class. Please do not wear street shoes on the dance floor.
Parents are allowed to bring their child(ren) into the studio before their lesson but are asked to leave until class is over. This allows the lesson to be as productive as possible and limits distractions. Parents can observe class the first full week in October, December, February, and April. See Calendar for exact dates.
Wearing proper attire and shoes for dance class is important. Being able to see body alignment makes it easier for the dance instructor to make corrections. Females should have their hair pulled off their face and wear minimal jewelry. Males are expected to wear dance pants or shorts with a t-shirt as well as proper dance shoes. Girls Requirements are listed below.
- Ballet: any color leotard, tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes, ballet
skirt or tight leggings are optional
- Pointe: any color leotard, tights, ballet skirt or tight leggings are optional. Pointe shoes have to be fitted by the pointe shoe specialist from Mark’s Dancewear
- Jazz: any color leotard, tank-top, dance pants, tan jazz shoe
- Hip-Hop: any athletic leisure clothing, can be tight or loose fitting. Black Jazz shoe for level 1 & 2. Black tennis shoe or black jazz shoe for level 3, 4 ,5
- Tap: any color leotard, dance pants or shorts, tan tap shoes. Any dancer in Tap 4 will need tan High Heeled Tap Shoes
- Modern: any color leotard, dance pants or shorts and dance paws or foot
- Acro: any tight fitted athletic tank-top, t-shirt, shorts or leggings; leotard or biketard, barefoot (no shoes)
If the Oelwein Community School District cancels school or dismisses early due to weather, classes scheduled for that night will be cancelled. The first two classes missed due to weather will NOT be made up. The third class and any after that cancelled due to weather will be made-up at the discretion of the instructor.
Absence and Make-Up Lessons
If a student misses class, it is their responsibility to make up the lesson. They are able to attend other classes to make up the missed lesson but it must be approved by the instructor. They can’t make up classes during the months of April and May.
A $10 Registration Fee, per account, will be billed to you.
(Payment for lessons will be taken in cash, check or credit card)
- Option one is to pay the annual amount of tuition plus sales tax at registration and receive a 10% discount off tuition. The 10% discount will be revoked if not paid in full by October 10, 2020.
- Option two is to pay monthly. The monthly amount will be calculated at registration. Monthly payments will be due by the 10th of every month. There are 9 payments starting September and ending in May. A $10 late fee will be applied to all late payments. *If there is an outstanding balance by recital, May 28th, 2021, your child will not be able to perform.
Recital and Costume Payment
Recital will be held at the Williams Center on May 28 & 29, 2021. Times of Recitals will be announced at a later time. Please know that there is a costume fee for each class. The cost of each costume will range somewhere between $60 and $75 for each class. A costume bill will be sent the first of December. This cost will include costume, accessories (if needed), and tights. It does not cover alterations.