Policies & Practices 2023-2024

  1. Your student’s class level will be determined by the Artistic Director, Miss Ellen.
  2. Students in RAD Grades 1-6 are required to have character shoes and character skirts by Monday, September 19, 2022.
  3. Class level Changement will include technique and pointe work. Dancers are required to bring pointe shoes into class.
  4. IMPORTANT: Students must arrive in time to prepare themselves and be ready ten minutes prior to class. For the safety and protection of our dancers, studio doors will be closed at the time of class. Students arriving ill-prepared or after the start of class or will not be permitted to enter or participate.
  5. Student attire and appearance in class must adhere to traditional ballet etiquette.
    • Hair pulled away from the face and secured in a bun. Shorter hair can be secured off the face.
    • Underpants and bras are not to be worn under leotards.
    • No slippers are to be worn without socks or tights.
    • Jewelry and watches may not be worn.
    • Cell phones are not allowed.
  6. Ballet slippers must not be worn outside the dance studio. Doing so will ruin slippers and tracked-in dirt will damage the studio floor.
  7. Students who are invited to take the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) examination need to register and pay registration and coaching fees by Monday, September 19, 2023. Required coaching classes will start the week of September 19, 2022. A mandatory mock examination will be held in 2023 and the final RAD examination will take place during the second week in May 2024. Inclusion in the final exam will be decided by Miss Ellen for each student based on their coaching class performance and attendance.
  8. Regular class attendance is essential for your child to develop in-step with the rest of their class. If an absence is required, please let us know as soon as possible. Make-up classes are available for all class levels. It is your responsibility to schedule a make-up class within 30 days of the absence.
  9. Schedule dates referenced in these policies are subject to change. We will inform you of schedule changes, important events and school closings by email. It is your responsibility to be sure we have your current email address on file and to keep yourself informed of important dates and times.



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