Geneneral information

DRESS CODE

Dress code will be strictly enforced to ensure the most optimal progression of all of our dancers. It is important for students to abide by a dress code policy.

  1.   A neat & tidy appearance sets an attitude of attentiveness & respect for self, other students, teachers & the art of dance. 
  2. Teachers must be able to see the dancer’s body outline clearly in order to make proper corrections on posture, alignment, etc. 
  3. Hair MUST be properly secured & tied up off of face & neck for all styles of dance. Please reference the specified instructions below on proper hair for each genre. 
  4. Jewelry MUST not be loose or dangling. 
  5. Gum chewing is PROHIBITED.  
  6. No costumes are allowed in class unless a dress up day is announced by the individual teacher or studio wide dress up day. 
  7. No clothing from other dance studios is allowed. You are however, permitted to wear high school dance team clothing.    

See below for specific dress code requirements for each genre.


Lyrical/Contemporary/Jazz/Musical Theatre/Turns&Leaps Attire

Hair: Hair must be pulled back in a secured, tight bun.  Please spray your hair to get rid of flyaway hairs. 

Girls: Fitted clothing; leotards, tank tops or crop tops are preferred (booty shorts, briefs, or firm fitted leggings are permitted). Loose clothing, pants, baggy capri pants are not be permitted. Knees must be visible. Jazz shoes or bare feet are preferred. NO SOCKS are to be worn as shoes or bathing suits. 

Boys: Any solid color T shirt or tank top, black dance pants or sweat shorts that are cut above the knee. Jazz shoes.     

Ballet Attire

Hair: Hair must be pulled back in a secured, tight bun.  Please spray your hair to get rid of flyaway hairs.  

Girls: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. No sports bras permitted, unless cleared by dance director or ballet teacher. Tights must be clean, no holes. Convertible tights are permitted.  No ankle tights, full leg must be covered. Tights can be worn over the outside of your leotard. Ballets skirts are permitted, any color.  

Boys: Black sweat shorts that are cut above the knee or boy’s/men’s ballet bottoms. Older boys/men should wear a ballet belt for support. White fitted tank.     

  *LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH IS OPEN COLOR LEOTARD WEEK!   

Tap Attire

Hair: Hair must be pulled back in a secured, tight bun.  Please spray your hair to get rid of flyaway hairs.  Girls/Boys: Fitted clothing & black or tan tap shoes.     

Hip Hop Attire

Hair: Can be worn down, away from face. 

Girls/Boys: Comfortable loose clothing (baggy sweats, basketball shorts, etc). No fitted shorts or jeans. Tennis shoes or combat boots. Inappropriate or revealing clothing will not be permitted.      

Ballet/Jazz/Tap Combo Attire

Hair: Hair must be pulled back in a secured, tight bun.  Please spray your hair to get rid of flyaway hairs.  

Girls: Any color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers & tap shoes. Dance skirts are allowed. No bare legs. 

Boys: Any solid color T shirt, black dance pants or sweatpants, black ballet slippers & tap shoes.  

STUDIO POLICIES

  Please note the following guidelines regarding all classes.  

1. We request that students carefully observe our dress code policies. Dress code will be strictly enforced.   


2. Students are expected to arrive to class on time, in proper attire. If a student is continuously tardy, he/she may be asked to change classes to a more convenient time. Any student arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted to class. For your safety and to receive full benefit from your class, please arrange for a make-up class if you expect to arrive late.  

 

3. All students are encouraged not to leave the room once class has begun. Please allow for appropriate restroom use prior to class. Very young children will be treated sensitively as the need arises. Preschool children may need a parent’s attention from time to time for various reasons including bathroom or behavior issues. Please do not leave the waiting room when very young children are in class without informing the office or having another parent responsible during your absence. We make every effort to have all children feel safe and cared for in a loving and inspiring learning environment.  

 

4. School age children and teens: please practice respect. Students are not to be socializing in a disruptive manner during the class with other students. Please come early or stay late to enjoy friends in the waiting area. Please honor your teacher and fellow students by giving full attention and co-operation. You will be advised if we feel any student is not well adjusted to the classroom 

environment for any reason over time.   


5. During class if a student complains of being ill, or sustains an injury and cannot  participate, the instructor will send them to the office were the parents will be  notified if not on the premises.  

  

6. Only students with a pre-existing sickness/injury are allowed to observe class. The parents must notify the office if a student is ill or injured.


7. No one is allowed in the dance rooms to observe, unless the instructor has given permission.   *Observation rooms/windows are located outside of the dance rooms where you can observe your child throughout the duration of their classes.   


*8. Observation windows are opened at the beginning of each month to show dancer progress, during a trial class period & during workshops.  Curtains are closed the remainder of the month to allow dancers to focus within the  classroom, and to minimize negative or comparisons conversations from parents/observer's in the lobby.  


Dance class is educational and fun, however, an important part of class work is developing an attitude of discipline and respect for teachers and fellow students. We trust that following our classroom etiquette will provide an environment whereby classes at Elevate Dance will be a pleasure for all concerned!     

Attendance Policy

Please notify the front desk if your dancer is ill or unable to attend class.  All make-up classes must be made within the same month as the absence occurs.