Studio Policies

DANCE ARTS ACADEMY STUDENT DRESS CODE

GENERAL DRESS CODE FOR ALL DANCE CLASSES
In order for our instructors to provide your dancer with the best possible dance training it is very important for your dancer to adhere to the dress code. Your dancer should be prepared to attend class dressed in the appropriate attire and shoes by October 1st. The best place to find dance attire and shoes is Empire Dance Shop, which is located in downtown Spokane. Target and Walmart also carry leotards and active wear. Please only purchase dance shoes from a dance wear distributor. The “ballet” shoes sold at Target and Walmart are more of a dress-up shoe than a safe dance shoe. For your dancer’s safety there is to be NO JEWELRY worn in class except small stud earrings. In order to keep our studio clean and maintain our dance floors, street shoes are not permitted in the dance studios. Please make sure your dancer has a cover up and street shoes to wear to and from the parking lot. Please write your dancer’s name in their shoes. Below are more specific instructions for each of the dance classes we offer. If you or your dancer have any questions about our dress code please ask your instructor or the front desk.

COMBO CLASSES
Students can wear leotards with attached skirts and any color of convertible dance tights. Students can also wear any color leotard or dance top with dance pants or booty shorts with convertible dance tights. Please make sure that your dancer has convertible tights, as the creative movement portion of the class will be taught in bare feet. If your child chooses to wear footed dance tights they will also need a pair of ballet shoes for the creative movement portion of class. For safety reasons students will not be allowed to dance in footed dance tights without shoes. Students will also need black Mary Jane tap shoes for the tap portion of class. Hair must be off the face and pulled back in a secure ponytail, bun, or braid. Dancer must be potty trained.

BALLET
Pre-ballet and beginning ballet students must wear pink ballet tights, black leotards, and black, pull-on ballet skirts. Junior (JR) level ballet students must wear pink ballet tights and a black leotard with optional black dance skirt. Senior (SR) level ballet students must wear pink ballet tights and a solid colored leotard with an optional dance skirt. Booty shorts are not permitted in any ballet class. All female ballet students must wear leather ballet shoes and their hair must be off their face and pulled back in a secure bun. Male students must wear black dance pants, a fitted white or black shirt, a dance belt and black ballet shoes.

ACRO, CONTEMPORARY & JAZZ
Students can wear any color leotard or dance top with dance tights and booty shorts, or dance pants. Dance tights MUST be worn with booty shorts. Hair must be off the face and pulled back in a secure ponytail, bun, or braid. Male students can wear any style of active wear, tops and pants with a dance belt. Students will need tan jazz shoes for jazz class. Contemporary students will need tan dance paws. Acro students go barefoot. For safety reasons students will not be permitted to dance in socks.

TAP
Students can wear any color leotard or dance top with dance tights and booty shorts, or dance pants. Dance tights MUST be worn with booty shorts. Hair must be off the face and pulled back in a secure ponytail, bun, or braid. Male students can wear any style of active wear, tops and pants. Beginning tap students will need black Mary Jane tap shoes and Junior (JR) and Senior (SR) tap students will need black lace-up tap shoes.

HIP- HOP
Students can wear any style of active wear tops and pants. All students will need Capiezo or Block hip-hop shoes. Advanced students will be instructed by the teacher about what shoes they will need for class. No jeans, khakis, or dirty street shoes. Although hip-hop is a more personal style of dance, students still need to refrain from wearing accessories that are distracting and/or could easily fall off while dancing.

TUITION POLICIES

Petite and Junior ballet classes meet twice a week and are charged as two classes. All Senior ballet classes meet twice a week for a total of 3 hours of instruction a week and are charged as 3 classes. Please note that Dance Arts only accepts cash or check payments.

Fall registration fee and September tuition must be paid in full by September 6th in order for your child to begin classes. Both the fall registration fee and September tuition are non-refundable. Fall tuition is due the 1st of each month and is considered late if received after the 10th, resulting in a $15 late fee being added to the account on the 11th. Any account that is 2 months behind will be cancelled and the student will have to be re-register (including paying the registration fee again) for classes as well as pay off the previous balance and any late fees. Monthly tuition is due the 1st of each month, even if the 1st is a holiday or a day that the studio is closed. Tuition can be mailed in or paid to the office. Please note that a fee of $25 will be placed on all returned checks and we reserve the right to place any account on a cash only payment plan.