STUDENT INFORMATION


Beginner-Advanced levels (1-hour classes): We offer all ages and all levels of the following subjects: Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Contemporary, Flamenco, ,  Voice/Piano,    as well as private lessons for all types of dance.

STUDENT UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS:    In order to maintain a level of professionalism and uniformity at the school, Dance Gallery has a dress code for each class as detailed below. As serious as Dance Gallery is about dance training we are also very serious about adhering to our uniform policy.

DANCERS WHO COME TO CLASS WITHOUT THE PROPER FULL UNIFORM WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIT AND WATCH CLASS - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please note that all uniforms are available from our dance "Boutique":  Open Mon-Thur 3-6:30pm & Sat 9-3pm.

Pre-School Dance Attire: Any style/color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers and beige tap shoes.

Dance Attire (for 1-hour classes): Students may wear any color or style leotard. Tan tap shoes, black jazz shoes or sneakers. *Absolutely no street clothes are allowed in any dance class. Only dance shorts, jazz pants and dance shirts and sport bras are permitted.

Dance Attire for Flamenco classes: Long sleeve black leotard and solid black Flamenco skirt. Black Flamenco shoes.

Dance Attire (for 1-hour Ballet classes): Students should all wear pink tights and pink ballet slippers. The leotard is the black Dance Gallery Logo leotard for all ballet classes. . (Uniform leotards are available at the studio Boutique.) Hair must be pulled back in a tight bun.

**A complete selection of dancewear and shoes are available at the Dance Gallery Boutique**

Hair: Must be pulled back in ponytail or bun. All ballet classes must have bun. Please also note:
1. No necklaces, bracelets, watches or dangling earrings are allowed.
2. Individual dance teachers may have additional requirements that will be discussed in class.
3. Dancers will not be permitted to participate in class if they are not dressed properly, including proper shoes.

LOST AND FOUND: Dance Gallery is not responsible for personal items lost by dancers. Please label all items. Any items left behind will be placed in the lost & found box, located in the front office. Any items left behind at the end of our school year, including costumes left from the dance recital, will be donated to charity.

 

INFORMATION, POLICY & RECITALS


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GENERAL RULE:  Dance Gallery prides itself on its family-like atmosphere and is run on an open door policy. Please feel free to approach Miss Rose at any time with any concerns or feedback you may have. Dance Gallery depends on its parents and teachers to make it a positive learning ground for our dancers and with everyone's help, we can make it the best that it can be.

HANDBOOK:   We have created a handbook, given to each student, in an effort to clarify what we expect from students and parents in terms of commitments and responsibility to the studio;  so please review it and keep it handy.

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR:  No gum, food or drink allowed in our studio. Snacks are only allowed in the snack room (Parents – this includes you.  Please set the example). Students should go to the bathroom before class.
No cell phones are to be used during class.
Dance Gallery reserves the right to ask a dancer to leave class due to unruly or disrespectful behavior.
Dancers who are more than 15 minutes late may be asked to observe class as a precaution to prevent injuries caused from insufficient warm up.

HAIR AND ATTIRE:  Hair must be tied back & out of the face for all classes.  No big shirts or street clothes will be allowed. Students will be asked to take them off if worn to class. Children must have proper dance attire and shoes for all classes. Please put names on all shoes, bags, etc.

CLEANLINESS:  Students must wash dance wear after each wearing. Be sure to check for need of deodorant. It is very offensive to dance next to someone with body odor.

PARENTS:  Persons visiting our studio must sit quietly. Parents are to control their children. Do not allow children to stand on chairs or run up and down our hallways.   Persons visiting our studio must sit quietly. Only persons attending class or invited to watch are permitted in the studios during class time. This is a place of business not a playground.  Sorry, due to FIRE REGULATIONS, no baby carriages are allowed in the studio. Also, we do not have room for our students to move about when carriages are inside.  Please do not open classroom doors or adjust blinds when class is in session (this is very distracting to both students and teachers). Students should be dropped off a few minutes before class and picked up immediately after the class is over.

PARKING:  As parking is limited, some people park in front of the Studio. This is a safety hazard for the children and is not allowed. Traffic passing through the area cannot see someone crossing the driveway if a car blocks their vision. Please park in the parking spaces.   Do not double park in front of the studio or another business.   This can be a hazard for small children who can’t be seen if a car is double parked.

ATTENDANCE: Regular class attendance and participation is required by all students. A student's personal progress as well as class performance is a reflection of proper attendance. There are no refunds for missed lessons. You may make-up missed classes by attending another class suitable for you. Make-up classes must be made up within one month's time.   You must notify the front desk about any make up classes.

Please call or send a note if your dancer will be absent or late so we can inform the instructor.

Due to the nature of exercise and physical training, Dance Gallery will not be held accountable for any personal injury sustained during the course of class or in and around its premises. Pre-existing medical conditions or injuries, which may affect a dancer in class, should be brought to the teacher's attention, in writing, at the beginning of each season.


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NO SMOKING IN THE STUDIO

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DUE TO FIRE REGULATIONS - NO STROLLERS ALLOWED IN STUDIO

 

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DOUBLE PARKING AT FRONT DOOR IS NOT ALLOWED FOR

 

OBVIOUS SAFETY REASONS

PARK ONLY IN DANCE GALLERY SPACES

 

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RECITALS

 

RECITAL   For more than a decade, Dance Gallery has provided students with an exciting performance experience through its year end recital. This gives the students a chance to shine in front of family and friends that they anticipate with nervous excitement. The recital offers our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present to their family and friends the results of a year's hard work and progress.

A big part of the dance training process includes learning through performance. This experience helps build self-esteem, self-assurance and contributes to a sense of confidence. The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. It helps the children develop retention skills and by working with their classmates on a group performance, they learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result.

Dedication to recital commitments is the responsibility of both students and their parents.

RECITAL UPDATES:  As the season progresses, additional information or updates will be posted on the website, on the school bulletin board and emails.  Make it your responsibility to keep abreast of this important information. It is our goal to make the recital experience organized and exciting for all involved. It is a team effort: students, their parents, the teachers, office staff and director are all key players in the success of the show.

HOME STUDY:   We ask parents to encourage the students to practice at home on a regular basis. A copy of your child's music may be purchased at the studio.  

RECITAL FEE: There is a $45.00 recital fee per family. Tickets may be purchased at a cost of $18.00 (for perferred seats) and $15.00 (other seats). If purchased at Recital door, $20.00.   

COSTUMES:   We spend many hours determining the correct costumes for each class. They are always age appropriate and of the highest quality possible. Preschool students will need one costume: all other students will need one costume for each subject they train in. Costumes include accessories such as hats, gloves, etc. Shoes and tights are to be purchased separately.

COSTUME FEES: Any special orders (x-tra large costumes) may require an additional charge (determined by the company). Additional charges are the sole responsibility of the parent.

COSTUME FEES: In an effort to ensure that costumes are delivered in time for school photographs and organized distribution to our students, costume orders are placed during the December holiday break. Costume manufacturers do not accept cancellations or offer refunds, therefore, Dance Gallery does not refund costume fees.

DEPOSIT SCHEDULE: Your costume fee may be broken into four payments. The dates are listed on the calendar. All costumes must be paid in full by December 15th.

**NO COSTUME WILL BE ORDERED UNTIL PAID IN FULL. **


Parents accept full responsibility for all expenses, including surcharges and postage for costumes that are ordered late. Dance Gallery is not responsible if costumes are not received in time for the recital due to late payments.

SIZING: All children will be measured as according to the date on the calendar. Any changes will be posted and sent via email. During the first week of December you will be required to sign a confirmation form stating that you agree with the size(s) to be ordered for your child. You can make changes on the form, however, your signature indicates that you take full responsibility for any costume alterations that may be needed for your child's costume(s).

DISTRIBUTION: Costumes will be distributed when all outstanding balances have been paid in full. (tuition, recital fees, costumes). The deadline for all balances is April 10th (this includes May tuition) All payments made after April 10th must be made in cash. Photos will be taken as scheduled on calendar (subject to change).

WITHDRAWAL: No refunds will be made if a student withdraws after costumes have been ordered. Parent may pick up costumes at the school at the time of distribution up to 15 days after the performance. Costumes not picked up will be donated to charity.

MANDATORY REHEARSAL: The rehearsal is for blocking, music cues and other logistics for an organized and professional performance so that the students can make the best impression possible. Participation in the rehearsal is MANDATORY. We run an organized and timely rehearsal.  Your help with the process will guarantee a professional production. Please arrive on time!! Rehearsals are closed: no parents or spectators will be allowed. One parent per pre-schooler will be allowed at the rehearsal, however, NO SIBLINGS allowed.

FINALE: All students are required to participate in the finale, which will be rehearsed during the last month of classes. A run-through of the finale will take place at the rehearsal. All students will remain in their last costume for the finale.

BACKSTAGE: Family and friends do not belong and are not allowed backstage. All students will remain backstage for the entire show--NO EXCEPTIONS. All students and Parents will be given pick-up instructions prior to the performance.

TICKET POLICY: All seats are reserved. Tickets are not returnable, so check them during  purchase.

XMAS EXTRAVAGANZA:   Our annual Xmas Extravaganza will be held in December. Dates and venue will be posted on the calendar. Auditions for the Nutcracker portion of the show will be held as per calendar.

Costume Rental Fees are due on:             October 15th

All other costume money is due on:          October 15th

Tickets Go on Sale:                                   As per calendar

Costume Return Date:    As per calendar. (Deposit refunds will not be issued after this date.)

Dress Rehearsal and Pictures:                 As per calendar

All other show policies and procedures are the same as year end recital as listed above (or per calendar) and below.

Show Rules and

Regulations

     No food or drinks in the auditorium.     Doors will open ½ hour prior to show time. All seats are assigned.

      Absolutely no jewelry is to be worn by any child. Dance Gallery is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Our first and primary concern is for the safety and well being of all children. This can only be accomplished if the parents help us by following all the rules. All children will participate in the finale and will be released to one parent backstage after the show is over. If only one parent comes to the stage door, it will make the release process go much faster. PARTICIPATION RULE: Preschoolers will remain on stage and will be released to one parent once the auditorium has been cleared.

      *All children will remain backstage for the entire show, including the "babies".  No exceptions.*

While my staff and I would like to see all the children participate in the recital, we ask that if you are not willing to abide by all the rules that you do not let your child participate. Thank you in advance for making this a fun and exciting experience for your child.