Registration Bulletin(781) 643-7220

Classes Begin Monday, September 11

We had another fantastic recital in June and we can’t wait to get started again in September. We’re looking forward to a fun and exciting year, and want to welcome all returning and new students. Most of your favorite teachers will be returning this year!

To help you plan for the coming months, we are sharing some frequently requested information on dress code, important dates, payments, and more.

Dress Code  

Please make sure that all dancers wear the proper clothing and footwear to class for their safety.

Our preferred local dance supply store is “On Your Toes

CLASS SHOES DANCEWEAR HAIR
Creative Movement Bloch #205- Pink full sole ballet slippers
SoDance #TA35 tap shoes (Starts in January)
Leotard & tights
(Ballet skirts/shorts optional)
Bun/Ponytail
Ballet Bloch #258 – Pink split sole ballet slippers Leotard & tights
(Ballet skirts/shorts optional)
Bun/Ponytail
Jazz Bloch #405 or Dance Now # 980
Caramel split sole lace up jazz shoes
Leotard & tights
(Jazz pant, capris, or shorts optional)
Ponytail/Up
Tap – Ages 5-8 SoDance #TA35 or Capezio #3800
Tan tap shoes
Leotard & tights
(Skirts or shorts optional)
Ponytail/Up
Tap – Ages 9-11 Capezio #3800
Tan tap shoes
Leotard & tights
(Skirts or shorts optional)
Ponytail/Up
Tap – Ages 12+ Capezio #CG16
Flex Master split sole tie caramel tap shoes
Leotard & tights
(Jazz pant, capris, or shorts optional)
Ponytail/Up
Modern Bare Feet, Dance Paws or Foot Undeez Leotard & tights
(Tank top or shorts optional)
Ponytail/Up
Hip Hop / Krump Dedicated athletic sneakers
NO shoes worn outside allowed
Activewear Ponytail/Up
Irish Step Level 1- Ghillies
Level 2- Hard Shoe
Shorts and leotard or tank top Ponytail/Up

IMPORTANT DATES

Peek Week: November 2017 & April 2018
Classes are closed to keep our students focused on the teachers so we invite and encourage families and friends to come watch your dancers’ progress during our “Peek” weeks.  Video recording and photos are welcome. Stay tuned for exact dates.

Recital: June 2018
All classes except technique have recital dances, all other classes perform in one show.  The recital will be held at Burlington High School in June; tentative date June 16, 2018 – dates will be confirmed in January. The estimated price per ticket is $28.

PAYMENT REMINDERS

CLASS PAYMENTS are due the first class of each month.  Irish Step payments follow a different schedule. There are 3 payment schedule options available:

Monthly: September due at registration, remaining payments October – June. For the monthly schedule, payments are calculated by dividing the annual fee into 10 equal installments. Monthly payments are due the first class of each month.

Semester: Fall semester due at registration, Spring semester due first class in January. If the September payment was made with the registration form submission, the remainder of the semester can be paid the first class in October.

Annual: Single payment for the year due at registration. If the September payment was made with the registration form submission, the remainder of the annual fee can be paid the first class in October.

Payments are always the same. If students miss a class due to illness, injury, or any other unexpected event, we welcome and encourage them to attend a make-up class or come to class and watch to keep up with dance vocabulary and recital choreography. Late fee of $20.00 per month will be added to the outstanding balance on the account if payments are not received by the end of the payment week. Bounced check fees is $30.00. After 2 bounced checks, payment by cash or bank check will be required. Lesson Refunds/Payments will be given when written notice of withdrawal is received before November 1.  After November 1, payments are due through June whether or not the student withdraws from the class.

COSTUME PAYMENTS will be due in two installments:

Due Date Payment
October 2-7 $60 PER COSTUME (e.g., 2 costumes X $60.00 = $120.00
January 2-8 Remaining balance to be provided in December

Costume Estimates – typical price range per costume:
Younger students: $60.00-$70.00 | Older students: $65.00-$90.00

Installments become non-refundable as of November 1, when the costumes are ordered.  Costumes are paid in installments for your convenience; however, placing an order constitutes full commitment. Costume tights must be purchased separately (brand and color to be specified) and shoes may need to be sprayed to match the costume.

THINGS TO KNOW

NUT FREE environment
For the safety of our students, the studio is a NUT FREE environment. Please do not bring snacks containing nuts

Vacation and Snow Days
We typically follow the Arlington School vacation and holiday calendar. Official studio dates will be provided in the September bulletin.

If the Arlington School has a snow day or closes early the studio will be closed. If school is not cancelled, but weather conditions are poor, there are 4 ways to check for studio closures:

  • Facebook page
  • Studio website
  • Call 781.643.7220 (A voicemail message will note if there is no class.)
  • Email from studio

Make up classes will be available beginning in May for any classes missed due to holidays and snow days.

Absences – Illness & Injury
Please contact the studio to let us know if your student is going to miss class due to illness or injury. For injuries that require a long healing time, we recommend that the student come to watch the class. If a student is unable to perform in the recital, the studio reserves the right to borrow your costumes for a substitute dancer.