Helpful Information

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Absences:    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 classes early if all students have arrived and it really helps to know if a student isn't going to be coming in.



Arrival:  Doors open for all classes 15 minutes (or more in some cases) before the start of class.  For the best class experience and progression, Students are highly encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of class, especially once they move up to the Student Division.


Make-Up Classes: Makeup classes are offered 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.

Registration:  Registration at The Studio is ongoing depending on a student's experience. 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: 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:  At The Studio we don’t always close when the school districts close.  We have found that often by the afternoon the roads are clear and travel is reasonably safe and easy.  Also, from time to time storms will blow in during the mid-morning and early afternoon hours making evening travel difficult and unsafe.  When severe weather, especially snow and freezing rain, is forecast we monitor the road conditions closely throughout the day.  If The Studio needs to cancel classes due to weather we will post the closure on our website, Facebook/Instagram pages and voice mail.