At Grace Studio of Motion and Dance we want each child to excel in their chosen style of movement. The following rules and expectations are meant for the benefit of each student. Students are expected to be in proper dance attire when arriving for class. There are changing areas available for student convenience. *If student is not in proper dance attire they will be excused from class. If you forget an article of clothing please see the front desk. We have extras for loan.
Acceptable attire is as follows: Ballet: Tights and Leotard (dance shorts and ballet skirts are optional) Pink or tan tights and black leotard are traditional and preferred. Footwear: Ballet shoes. Jazz: Tights and leotard - dance shorts or pants may be worn. Footwear: Jazz shoes. Hip-Hop: Movable clothing can be looser than other styles. Footwear: Hip hop shoes. Modern or Lyrical: Tights and leotard - dance pants or shorts may be worn over top. Footwear: barefoot or foot paws. Tap: Comfortable clothing. Footwear: tap shoes. Tiny Tot: Tights and leotard. Footwear: Barefoot or ballet shoes.
Absolutely no jeans, skirts (without shorts underneath), gum or jewelry. Stud earrings are acceptable.
Hair must be pulled back into a ponytail, bun or some other fashion to keep it out of student's face. *Please make sure hair is secured and can stay up throughout the entire class.
Warm ups are allowed in cold weather, however it is very important that the instructor see the position of students body to ensure correct technique and to avoid injury. *Warmups include: Legwarmers, knit dance pants, and wrap sweaters. No baggy sweats please!
No food or drink (with the exception of water) allowed in dance space.
For Parents: Please have a discussion with your child about listening and being respectful to his/her instructor and fellow students. Please have your child leave all toys in waiting area as they can be a distraction during class. Please encourage your child to use the restroom before class. Please make sure your child has the proper attire and footwear on before entering class. *It is the instructors job to instruct...not do hair and put on shoes. This eats into precious class time that you are paying for. Disciplinary rules: If a child is being disruptive to the class (i.e. not listening or disrespecting instructor) they will be given one warning. On the second offense the child will be taken to his/her parent/guardian for further discipline. The child may return to class after being excused once. If the problem continues the child will be excused for the remainder of the class time.
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