Meticulous grooming is part of good dance training! Proper dance clothing makes it easy for the teacher to observe the alignment of the body and muscles of the legs so the student can receive corrections that will improve their technique. Required dance wear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes.
All the required dance wear and shoes are available for purchase at he the studio. Heartland students receive a discount.
Failure to wear required dance wear to class can result in students being asked to sit out the class. Repeated failure to wear required dance wear can result in termination of lessons.
All girls students must wear: Hair pulled back and off the neck. For ballet a bun is required. Hair nets or bun covers are available for purchase at the front desk. For safety: no earrings, rings, watches or necklaces.
Ages 3-11: A solid colored leotard, pink, white, or flesh colored tights. Balera pink ballet slippers. Skirts: Simple short chiffon skirts are allowed with attached or elastic waist for the younger student.
Ages 5 & Older: Students will need Balera tap shoes. Older students do not wear their skirts at the barre so I can observe the leg muscles, but may wear them in the center.
Juniors & Seniors: A solid color leotard or unitard (black preferred). High heeled tap shoes, and jazz shoes. Two-piece outfits and Jazz athletic shoes are not allowed. Jazz pants & shorts: same rule as skirts not worn during the technique section of class.
Boys: A white t-shirt, or leotard, black or navy shorts, tights or lycra running pants, white or black ballet slippers, black tap shoes, older boys will need a dance belt.
Exceptions: Students who are seniors in high school can wear any color leotard they want, but instructor has veto power! Students who forget their dance clothes may borrow our freshly laundered loaner leotard and tights. However, to help students learn to be responsible, the next time they forget they will be asked to sit and observe class and take notes.
Not allowed: To allow for proper foot development, no split sole ballet slippers for ages 3-11. No sequins, fluffy skirts, long skirts. Our students are expected to have a simple elegant look. If you have a question about any dance wear, ask before your child wears it. Tell grandmas too!
If you have any questions about proper dance attire, please contact the studio before you buy.
Tuition is due in advance on the first class of the month. Accounts not paid by the 15th are assessed a $10 late fee. To be fair there are no exceptions! Parents please note: No child wants to sit out of class, please make sure class fees are paid on time! Missed lessons are not refundable or deductible, but may be made up by contacting the studio for a makeup time. Registration holds a place in class for your child. You are responsible for tuition until you notify the studio by phone or in writing that your child is permanently withdrawing from the studio.
Attendance & Tardiness
The school reserves the right to have students who come late to class sit out the class. Repeated tardiness may result in the termination of lessons. If a student misses more than 4 classes without written notices, the school reserves the right to terminate lessons.
Care of Students
The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of five must remain in the school during the classes. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time periods before or after their classes.
Parents, legal guardians of minors, students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal dance activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during, or after class time.
Termination of lessons
The school reserves the right to terminate lessons to any student without notice, in such a case, a refund for unused lessons will be given.
Student & Parent Conduct
Students and parents are expected to treat each other, the teacher, secretary, and the building with respect. Students or parents who are disrespectful, use foul language, and are otherwise obnoxious in behavior or attitude will have their lessons terminated.