Studio Etiquette & Policies

Classroom Etiquette

  • Arrive on time or early for class, dressed appropriately (see dress code) with hair up and out of the face, and ready to dance.

  • You will be invited into the classroom at your appointed class time.

  • Please walk and whisper when in the hallway.

  • If you must leave class early, please have you or your parent tell the teacher before class begins.

  • Please store your belongings neatly in the Family Waiting Room beside the dance studios.

  • Please use the restroom BEFORE class.

  • Please bring a water bottle to class for water breaks.

  • Please ask permission before leaving the dance floor/ classroom.

  • Please respect your fellow students; including their personal space, when they are talking, and when they are dancing.

  • Please respect your teacher by not talking when she is talking, participating fully in class, and doing the movement as given. The teacher gives movement during class that teaches certain principles and builds your technique. There will be due time for improvisation later.

  • Students are encouraged to ask questions and share ideas. Please raise your hand to get the teacher’s attention.

  • Classroom discipline will be a “time out” if the teacher deems it necessary.

  • For students 10 and up: If a student’s behavior becomes too disruptive the teacher will, if necessary, excuse a student from the classroom and have them wait in the family waiting room until class is over.

 

Don’ts of the Dance Classroom

  • Cell phones and electronic devices are NOT to be used during class. Turn them OFF and stow them AWAY before class begins.

  • Do not wear street shoes on the dance floor.

  • No eating, drinking, or chewing gum during class. Only drinking water during water breaks is allowed.

  • Do not wear jewelry during class. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

  • Do not sit on or hang from the ballet barres.

  • Rough play will not be permitted during class.

  • No chatting, whispering, or talking about subjects not related to class.

  • “Can’t” is NOT a word in our dance vocabulary. Try, try, and try again! Remember we are all learning together, and we are all here to help one another succeed.

For Parents- What to Expect

  • Your child will be invited into the classroom at their appointed class time.

  • Dance With Me, Creative Movement, Ballet 1,  Jazz I, Hip Hop 1, and Tap I students will be picked up by the teacher in the Family Waiting Room before class, and then dropped off for pick-up at the Family Waiting Room when class is over.

  • If a parent/ guardian is late for pick-up, the student will wait in the classroom with the teacher until they arrive.

  • If your child needs to leave early, please tell the teacher before class begins.

  • Your child may store their belongings in the Family Waiting Room located beside the studio.

  • During class, you can either wait in the Family Waiting Room or drop your child off and return when class is over.

  • If you need to speak with the teacher, please do so before or after class.

  • If any disciplinary actions needed to be used with your child (please see classroom disciplines under classroom etiquette above), the teacher will inform you after class.

  • Parents will be invited into the classroom for a Visitors Day during the month of December (date TBD), where they will have the opportunity to view class and see what their children have learned thus far.

  • The Spring Dance Recital will be in May. Information regarding costumes, rehearsals, and other recital details will be sent out beginning in March or April.

  • Please review the classroom etiquette for what is expected of students above.

Dress Code

Overall Dress Code Rules for Front Royal Dance:

  • No cut-outs, crop-tops, or bare midriff ensembles

  • All shorts and skirts must be worn with tights

  • No jewelry is to be worn while dancing. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

  • Hair up and away from face, short hair clipped back appropriately.

 

Ballet 1, 2, 3 and Creative Movement

  • Black or Pink leotard

  • Black or pink tights

  • Optional solid colored dance skirt

  • Ballet slippers

  • Hair up and away from face, preferably in a bun

 

Ballet 4, 5, 6

  • Solid colored leotard

  • Black or pink tights

  • Optional solid colored dance skirt or shorts (must be form fitting)

  • Proper undergarments must be worn and unseen

  • Ballet slippers and/ or pointe shoes (as permitted by teacher)

  • Hair up and away from face, preferably in a bun

 

Jazz/ Musical Theater Dance

  • Solid colored leotard or T-shirt/ tank top

  • Form fitting dance/ exercise/ yoga pants knee length or longer OR

  • Form fitting shorts with black, tan, or pink tights underneath

  • Jazz shoes

  • Hair up and away from face, preferably in a ponytail or bun

Lyrical

  • Solid colored leotard or T-shirt/ tank top

  • Form fitting dance/ exercise/ yoga pants knee length or longer OR

  • Form fitting shorts with black, tan, or pink footless or convertible tights underneath

  • Bare feet or dance paws

  • Hair up and away from face, preferably in a ponytail or bun

 

Tap

  • Solid colored leotard or T-shirt/ tank top

  • Form fitting dance/ exercise/ yoga pants knee length or longer OR

  • Form fitting shorts or dance skirt with black, tan, or pink tights underneath

  • Tap shoes (not high heeled)

  • Hair up and away from face, preferably in a ponytail or bun

 

Hip Hop

  • T-shirt/ tank top

  • Form fitting dance/ exercise/ yoga pants knee length or longer

  • Clean sneakers/ tennis shoes (not worn outside) or Jazz sneakers

  • Hair up and away from face, preferably in a ponytail or bun

 

Adult Classes

  • T-shirt/ tank top

  • Form fitting dance/ exercise/ yoga pants knee length or longer

  • Ballet slippers, sock, or bare feet (depending on the genre)

  • Hair up and away from face

 

 

Tuition Policies

  • Summer tuition is due prior to the first date of the class session.

  • Fall/ Spring (or "the season") tuition is due on the 1st of each month.

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  • The dance season runs from September-May.

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  • If tuition is more than 10 days late, a $10 late fee will be applied.

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  • If tuition is 3 months or more overdue, the student will be dismissed from all classes until balance is paid.

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  • Refunds are given ONLY if entire class is cancelled by Front Royal Dance.

  • OR by customer request 7 days prior to start of classes.

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  • No refunds are given after the first day of classes.

 

Inclement Weather Cancellations


Front Royal Dance follows the Warren County Public School closings for inclement weather.
If more than 2 classes are missed due to inclement weather, Front Royal Dance will offer a make-up class.

 

Make-up Classes


Make-up classes are only offered by Front Royal Dance for classes cancelled by studio.

No make-up classes will be offered/ required for classes missed on student’s behalf.