Drop-off and Pick-up:
Children’s Division– Ballet 1A students should arrive between 5 and 15 minutes prior to their class time.
Ballet 2 and up should arrive between 15 and 30 minutes prior to their class time.
If there is an emergency/unforeseen circumstance and a student might arrive late please call the studio ASAP hopefully prior to the start time of their class.
Students should have their dancewear on underneath their regular clothes when possible. If a student does need to change please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class.
Please help us keep our studios clean and safe...Ballet slippers are great for dancing in the studio but not so much when walking through the parking lot:). Please have your dancer wear street shoes into the studio and bring their ballet slippers with them. A small "dance bag" is a perfect place for ballet slippers as well as extra hair ties/bobby pins, lip balm, etc.. Or, students can just carry their slippers in with them, or tuck them in a pocket, etc.
Students are welcome and encouraged to enter the building on their own. :)
Please pick students up on time at the end of their class (within 5 minutes of the end of class is great). If there is an emergency and a late pick-up is necessary please CALL the studio and leave a message. We will make arrangements to have your student wait safely inside. In the interest of safety students aren’t allowed to wait outside for their ride.
Illness: If a student isn't feeling well
If your student is not feeling well enough to attend class or, if you are not sure if they should come to class, please call or email ASAP. The earlier/sooner, the better. To provide the safest environment possible students with any of the following symptoms stay home:
o Fever/chills (Students can return to class when they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours and other symptoms are improving.)
o Frequent Cough not directly attributable to a non-contagious condition
o Sore Throat
o Runny Nose/Sneezing/Congestion
o Unusual headache/body aches
o Loss of taste/smell
If a student has previously seen a doctor for any of the above symptoms and they aren’t contagious (allergies for example) please give us a call. We will work together to safely keep your student in class or get them back dancing as quickly and safely as possible.
The Studio is a mask-friendly environment. Students are welcome to wear an appropriately sized, high-quality(N95, KN95, KF94), well-fitted mask at any time.
These guidelines will be updated as needed to reflect the best/safest practices for all students. Last updated on 09/17/2023
Life happens! A sprained ankle from gym class, running for the bus, a skinned knee when sliding into second base…on the asphalt are just a part of growing up. Students are encouraged to come to their regular classes and watch/take notes or, if it is safe, participate with carefully guided limitations. This becomes more important once a student enters the “Student Division”. And, this is even more important during times when we are preparing for a performance. Please call well in advance of class to share the details and discuss the best plan for your student.
Once again families are welcome to use the lobby/bathrooms while their student is in class :)
While waiting inside please use our comfortable lobby seating area, the hallway is reserved for students preparing for class.
Youngsters should be supervised at all times including traveling to and from the restrooms.
Out of respect to all who use our facility, we ask that anyone who is sick or recovering from a communicable illness not come inside until they are 100% healthy (the only exception is a bathroom emergency, we totally understand, if there is a need please wear a well-fitted N95/KN95 mask).
Makeup classes are welcome and encouraged at The Studio for the following circumstances
Absence(s) due to illness or family emergency
Absence(s) due to a mandatory school or church activity
A life-changing family event such as a wedding, funeral, birth of a sibling, etc.
Classes canceled due to weather, power outage or other circumstance beyond our control
Other circumstances on a case-by-case basis, please call or email.
Make-up classes should be taken as close to the missed class as possible, within a week of the absence for Ballet 3 and above. To make sure we don’t have too many students in a class all make-up classes must be scheduled beforehand, please call or email.
Performances: Please see our "Performances" page.
Personal Electronic Device Policy: (Cell Phones, Tablets, Etc.)
No Personal Electronic Devices are permitted in the dressing rooms, bathrooms or stretching area unless turned off (not just on vibrate or hibernating) and put away in a dance bag, backpack, etc.
Please use all Personal Electronic Devices in the lobby area only.
Please keep cell phone calls short and, out of respect for others, use your “inside voice” when making or receiving a call. Whenever possible please text or wait until outside to make your call.
No recordings (video, audio and still images) of any kind are permitted without the prior approval of the directors. The Studio is a safe place for all who pass through our doors and we want it to always be that way.
Students under the age of 18 may use their Personal Electronic Devices only for homework or their own entertainment.
The making of any form of negative statement or comment (whether or not with a Personal Electronic Device) about an individual or individuals will not be tolerated at The Studio. Period. Even if made in jest there are too many ways for things to be misunderstood. With the World Wide Web being so very open posts of all kinds can reach an unintended audience and thereby cause unintended harm.
For the Fall/Spring season registration is open throughout the year. Please call or email for more information. Classes have a limited number of places and enrollment is on a “first come, first served” basis.
Tuition for the Student Division is based on the entire session and, for convenience, is divided into 9 equal payments due the first week of each month. Alternate payment schedules can be arranged, please call or email for more information. Families enrolling more than 1 student in the Children's or Student Division receive a 20% discount off the lesser tuition(s) for each additional family member. A 5% discount is given when the year is paid in full at registration. Tuition is non-refundable except in the event of serious illness or injury. The Studio accepts cash or check only.
Weather Closings: Please see our "Weather Closings" page
Absences: For Injuries (in or out of the Studio) or Illness please scroll down.
Please send a note or email with the date/time and reason for scheduled absences as soon as the date of the absence is known or expected. With unscheduled/unexpected absences please call or email as soon as it is possible/practical, hopefully at least 1/2 hour prior to the start of a student's class. Sometimes we'll start a class early if all students have arrived and it really helps to know if a student isn't going to be coming in.