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Studio Policies



As a parent, you want the experience of dance lessons to be productive, positive, and enjoyable. The benefits of dance are immense. Children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.


"There is no way to fast forward and know how the kids will look back on this; but I have seen the joy in their eyes, and have heard it in their voices; and I have watched them take a bow, and come up taller."

                                                                                                   -Willie Reade, 52nd St. Project, NYC.



It is essential that students arrive on time. Late arrival does not allow a student sufficient time to warm up. Students arriving late may be asked to sit and observe.


Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes. Students who are injured are expected to attend class and take notes.


Missed classes may be made up at any time during the session by taking a class of the same level or lower.


There are no discounts for missed classes.



Boys: White T-shirt, grey tights, white socks, white or black ballet shoes.


Girls: Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.


Storybook Ballet  3-5 yrs. - Pink or Lavender

Pre-Ballet  6-7 yrs. - White

Ballet I  8-11 yrs. - Light Blue

Ballet II  9-13 yrs. - Mint

Ballet III  10-14 yrs. - Royal Blue

Ballet IV  11-16 yrs. - Mulberry


Hair must be neatly secured in a bun or twist. (no ponytails).


All slippers must be labeled.


No loose or baggy jewelry. Small earrings, rings that fit, and minimal watches are allowed.


Leg warmers, skirts, and sweaters may be worn at the teacher's discretion.


Please do not use fabric softeners when washing dance attire, as it damages studio floors.



Annual tuition is divided into 9 equal payments (Sept- May), and remains equal , regardless of whether or not a vacation falls in that month.

There is a $15.00 late fee for any payment arriving after the 10th of the month.  Return check fees (from NSF checks) and resulting bank fees, must be paid in full before lessons can resume.



If a student withdraws from class for any reason, refunds are made for the remaining amount.




3-7   Spring Break


21    Tea Party

30    Last day of class


3    1st Day of Summer Session

24-27    Arts Encounter,  Appalachian Spring Party


8-11    Arts Encounter, Shadow Rhapsody 

17-20    Arts Encounter, Harlequin, Patchwork of Love

22-25​    Arts Encounter, Jamaica, Postcards From Tip


3   Fall Session Begins


10     No classes, Nutcracker Auditions

11     No classes, Rehearsal

18, 19    No classes, Nutcracker Performance

20    No children's classes

26-29.   Thanksgiving Break


22-31Winter Break




1-3    Winter Break

TBA.   Continuing Ed


14-21    Spring Break


20    Tea Party

29    Last day of classes



At our tea parties, friends and family are invited to a Mid-Season Performance, and to join us for tea and cookies. Though many caregivers have watched their children in class, this is an

opportunity for grandparents and friends to watch, and an exciting time for our young dancers.



Parental observation is allowed. Each parent/caregiver is encouraged to watch at least one class per session.


You are the experts of your children. Share your ideas with us. We are so grateful for your input.


I thank you for the privilege of allowing me to teach your young ones.


                                                                                                                 Noël Manderville


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