Studio Policies

ATTIRE

  • STUDENTS SHOULD ALWAYS DRESS IN APPROPRIATE DANCE CLOTHING FOR COMFORT, PROTECTION OF MUSCLES, AND MODESTY (IE: A T-SHIRT ALONE OFTEN RIDES UP IN AN ACROBATIC CLASS!)

  • BALLET CLASS: YOUNGER STUDENTS: LEOTARDS, BALLET SKIRTS (SHORT) OPTIONAL, TIGHTS. COLORS: PASTEL OR BLACK)

  • BALLET CLASS: OLDER STUDENTS: SAME AS ABOVE BUT MAY WEAR DANCE SHORTS WITH TIGHTS OR LEGGINGS (BLACK ONLY)

  • TAP CLASS: SAME AS ABOVE

  • MODERN:SAME AS ABOVE

  • ACROBATICCLASS: SAME AS ABOVE (NO SKIRTS AND SNY T-S MUSTY BE FITTED)

  • BOYS:BLACK JAZZ PANTS OR SHIRTS AND WHITE T-SHIRTS PREFERRED FOR ALL CLASSES OTHER THAN HIP HOP

  • JAZZ CLASS: LEOTARDS, JAZZ PANTS (T-SHIRTS MUST BE FITTED)

  • HIP HOP: MAY WEAR JAZZ ATTIRE OR SWEAT PANTS. NO JEANS

  • SWEATSHIRTS AND JACKETS ARE NOT PERMITTED. ONLY LIGHT SWEATERS OR SWEATSHIRTS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS UNTIL DANCERS ARE WARMED UP.

  • ACTING: SAME AS JAZZ OR HIP HOP

  • MAKE SURE THAT THE DANCER’S NAME IN CLEARLY WRITTEN INSIDE EVERY SHOE.

  • SHOES: BALLET: PINK LEATHER SLIPPERS -NO CANVAS SHOES (NO TARGET SHOES, PLEASE AS THEY ARE PLASTIC) ENCORE DANCE SUPPLIES PREFERRED FOR PURCHASE OF ALL SHOES (732-270-9150, FISHER BLVD. TOMS RIVER)

  • SHOES: TAP: BLACK MARY JANE OR TIE SHOES FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS, LACE UP OXFORDS FOR OLDER STUDENTS (LEATHER PREFERRED WHEN THE FEET HAVE REACHED MINIMAL GROWTH)

  • SHOES: ACROBATICS: BARE FEET

  • SHOES: MODERN: FOOT “UNDIES”

  • SHOES: POINTEWORK: WITH TEACHER PERMISSION ONLY: GAYNOR MINDEN TO START, BLOCH OR CAPEZIO. FIRST TIME POINTE SHOE DANCERS MUST BE FITTED AT ENCORE DANCE SUPPLIES WITH THE TEACHER IN ATTENDANCE (GEL PADS OR LAMBS WOOL REQUIRED)

  • SHOES: HIP HOP: BLACK SNEAKERS FOR PERFORMANCE. ANY SNEAJKER DURING CLASS BUT NOT THOSE WORN OUTSIDE. (WET SHOES AND OUTSIDE DIRT ARE NOT WELCOMED ON THE DANCE FLOOR!)

  • TIGHTS: SUNTAN TIGHTS OR PINK PREFERRED. PLEASE AVOID WEARING DAMAGED TIGHTS AS THEY DO NOT PROVIDE PROTECTION.

  • MAKE UP: MINIMAL MAKE UP FOR OLDER STUDENTS AS PER THEIR PERFERENCE; PERFORMANCE MAKE UP IS DISCUSSED PRIOR TO THE RECITAL

  • JEWELRY: PLEASE REFRAIN FORM E=WEARING ALL JEWELRY TO CLASS (SMALL EARRINGS ARE PERMITTED) NO JEWELRY OF ANY KIND IS PERMITTED DURING PERFORMANCE

  • NAIL POLISHIS PERMITTED IN CLASS BUT NOT FOR PERFORMANCES

  • HAIR: HAIR SHOULD BE KEPT OUT OF THE FACE FOR ALL DANCE CLASSES AND MUST BE PULLED BACK IN A PONY TAIL OR A BUN. SHORT HAIR MAY BE KEPT LOOSE.

  • COSTUMES: MAKE SURE THAT THE DANCER’S NAME AND/OR INITIALS IS CLEARLY WRITTEN IN EACH COSTUME PIECE (INCLUDING TIGHTS). THAT WAY ANY LOST PIECES CAN BE EASILY RETURNED.

FOOD AND DRINK

  • PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT THE DANCER EATS PRIOR TO CLASSES. NO FOOD IS ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO AND ONLY WATER IS ALLOWED FOR DRINK. IF THE DANCER BRINGS IN A BOTTLE OF WATER, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO HAVE A NAME OR INITIALS ON IT.

  • WE ADVISE OUR DANCERS TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES. PLEASE AVOID HEAVY OR FRIED FOODS PRIOR TO CLASS OR PERFORMANCES. MOST FOODS ARE WELCOME IN MODERATION BUT OUR DANCER’S HEALTH (NOT THEIR SIZE) IS OUR PRIORITY.

  • IF A DANCER IS TAKING MULITPLE CLASSES PLEASE SEND THEM WITH A HEALTHY SNACK THAT THEY CAN EAT IN THE LOBBY BETWEEN CLASSES, IF NECESSARY.

  • ON OCCASION WE DO CELEBRATE WITH A CUPCAKE OR DONUT OR LOLLIPOP. PLEASE ADVISE US IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR CHILD TO ONLY RECEIVE A STICKER INSTEAD.

  • GUM IS NEVER ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO!! 

  • PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL DANCERS USE THE BATHROOM PRIOR TO CLASS (ESPECIALLY OUR YOUNG DANCERS!)

 

CELL PHONES

  • WE REALIZE THAT CELL PHONE USE IS EXTREMELY COMMON. HOWEVER, CELL PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO. SHOULD A STUDENT NEED THEIR CELL PHONE FOR AN EMERGENCY, IT MAY BE LEFT WITH THE TEACHER. 

  • STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE PICTURES IN THE STUDIO OF FELLOW CLASSMATES UNLESS A WAIVER HAS BEEN SIGNED BY EVERY STUDENT IN THE CLASS AND THEY HAVE THE TEACHER’S PERMISSION.

  • ON OCCASION, THE TEACHER MAY FILM A CLASS TO WATCH FOR CORRECTIONS OR TO SEE IMPROVEMENT. THESE VIDEOS WILL BE DESTROYED AFTER BEING WATCHED BY THE STUDENTS.

  • WE WILL TAKE VARIOUS PICTURES OF EACH CLASS TO PUBLISH IN OUR ANNUAL STUDIO CALENDAR. PLEASE NOTIFY THE TEACHER IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR DANCER IN THESE PHOTOS.

WAIVER

 

AS NOTED ABOVE, WE USE STUDIO PICTURES FOR OUR ANNUAL CALENDAR AND MAY WISH TO POST SOME PICTRUES (NOT NAMES) ON OUR NEW WEBSITE. PLEASE CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOXES ON THE WAIVER FORMS

 

PARENT PARTICIPATION

 

  • IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT PARENTS BE INVOLVED IN THEIR CHILD’S EDUCATION. PLEASE CHECK IN WITH US A MINIMUM OF ONCE A MONTH TO PAY FOR TUITION, RECEIVE A NEWSLETTER, AND ASK ANY QUESTIONS. WE WANT YOU INVOLVED AND ALWAYS APPRECIATE FEEDBACK!

  •  IF YOU NEED A SPANISH INTERPRETER WE WILL BE HAPPY TO OBLIGE. PLEASE SEE MRS. C. 

  • PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR DANCER ATTENDS CLASS ON A REGULAR BASIS!  CALL WHEN STUDENT WILL BE ABSENT.

COMPETITION/SOLOSISTS

 

COMPETITIONS ARE AN EXPENSIVE VENTURE. DUE TO THE COST, WE ONLY OPEN COMPETITIONS TO OUR OLDER STUDENTS. IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST, PLEASE SEE MRS. C. SOLOSISTS ARE CHOSEN BY THE TEACHERS AND ARE USUALLY OPEN TO OLDER STUDENTS ONLY. PLEASE SEE MRS. C IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

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