Our Policies and Procedures

Tuition Payment Policy

*A $25 registration fee, per family, is due at time of registration.  This fee helps us offset the cost of maintaining all of our online and paper communications with parents.
*Dance class tuition is divided into 6 equal payments, due the end of each month Sept-Feb.  Payees are welcome to pay ahead if they wish.
*CM Dance Company tuition is divided into 7 equal payments, due the 1st of the month Sept-March.  
*Costumes are billed to accounts after they are ordered (usually Sept & Jan) and fees are due by the 1st of next billing month.
*Accounts falling past due will be subject to a $10 late fee.
*Any returned checks will result in a $25 ISF fee and may be subject to the above mentioned late fee.
*Students ellecting to participate in only a semester will pay a slightly different tuition rate.  Please ask studio for more information.
*Recital Performance is optional.  Written notice for recital opt-out must be given within 3 weeks of the start of class/semester.
*Costume fees listed with out tutition rates are approximate, as we charge you what we pay.  We purchase clearance costumes when we can.
*Winter costumes are usually sale costumes and we include tights with them.  Spring costumes are generally regular price costumes and tights are included.
*First semester account balances must be paid in full by November1st and second semester/full year account balances must be paid in full by March 1st.  Costumes will be held by the studio until accounts are rectified.

Dress Code Policy

Dancers who ‘Look the part, play the part.’

We have found that in the classes where dancers are dressed more professionally, the students take the class more seriously.  We understand that dance classes are an investment for the families and we want our students to get as much out of class as they can.  We believe that requiring them to dress a certain way will help them better attain the expectations of the class.

Of course, we will have ‘fun’ dress days throughout each semester as well.

Giggle, Wiggle & Shake/Tumble
Comfortable clothing - elastic waisted bottoms and tees/tanks are acceptable, leotards (w/ or w/out skirts) and tights are recommended.  Pink leather or pleather ballet slippers (no satin slippers) for girls, and black for boys.  

4-5yr & 6-7yr Tap/Ballet Combo
Girls - Black, Lavender, Eggplant/Plum, Turquoise Leotard, dance dress or form fitting tank/tee. Black booty shorts, form fitting capris or leggings may be worn. Tights should be worn under anything where the legs are exposed. A thin long sleeve shirt may be worn in the cooler months in the above colors. Pink leather or pleather ballet slippers (no satin slippers) and tan Mary Jane style tap shoes. Hair should be secured out of the face (long hair in a pony tail, braid or bun and short hair pulled back with a headband or barrettes - long bangs should be secured with headband, barrettes or bobby-pins).

Boys - Black, Turquoise or White solid tee with black shorts or straight leg exercise pants/sweatpants. Black leather or pleather ballet slippers and black Oxford style tap shoes.

All dancers will need a small selection of “props”.

Jazz/Ballet/Tap - Junior, Teen & Senior
General dress code
Girls - Black, Eggplant/Plum, Turquoise Leotard, or form fitting tank/tee. Black booty shorts, form fitting capris or leggings may be worn. Tight crops/long sports bras may be worn, but only with high waisted bottoms. Tights should be worn under anything where the legs are exposed. A thin long sleeve shirt may be worn in the cooler months in the above colors. Hair should be secured out of the face (long hair in a pony tail, braid or bun and short hair pulled back with a headband or barrettes - long bangs should be secured with headband, barrettes or bobby-pins).

Boys - Black, Turquoise or White solid tee with black shorts or straight leg exercise pants/sweatpants. 

Jazz
Tan jazz shoes for girls and black for boys are required for performances, however any color jazz shoe, ballet slipper or dance sock may be worn to class. (Dance socks MUST be laundered on a regular basis - NO STREET SOCKS will be allowed as they are dangerous.)

Ballet/Pointe
Black skirts and/or black leg warmers may also be worn. Ballet pink slippers for girls and black slippers for boys are required for performances, however any color ballet slipper or dance sock may be worn to class. (Dance socks MUST be laundered on a regular basis - NO STREET SOCKS will be allowed as they are dangerous.)  Hair should be secured out of the face (long hair in a pony tail, braid or bun and short hair pulled back with a headband or barrettes - long bangs should be secured with headband, barrettes or bobby-pins).

Pointe dancers will need pointe shoes, fitted in class or at a dance store (do not order on your own unless you are ordering the exact same pair you currently own) and Pre-Pointe dancers will need soft-toe pointe (pre-pointe) shoes. Pointe/Prep dancers must also have an exercise band, tennis ball and at least one yoga block.

Tap
Junior - Tan Mary Jane style tap shoes
Teen & Senior - Tan Oxford style tap shoes
Boys - Black Oxford style tap shoes

Contemporary/Lyrical - Junior & Senior
Black skirts and/or black leg warmers may also be worn. Any color ballet slipper, modern shoe, foot thong or dance sock may be worn to class. (Dance socks MUST be laundered on a regular basis - NO STREET SOCKS will be allowed as they are dangerous.) Footwear (or no footwear) for performance will be determined once costumes are picked.

Acro
Girls - Leotard and flesh tone stirrup or footless tights. Black booty shorts, form fitting capris or leggings may be worn over Leotard. Hair MUST be secured out of the face (very long hair should be secured in a low bun to prevent being stepped on, all other length hair preferred style is a low pony or French braid. If hair is too short for a pony or braid, it must be secured out of the face with elastics or bobby-pins.)  No skirts or loose fitting tops or bottoms as they can be dangerous and a hinderance to spotting.

Boys - Form fitting tank or tee and black straight leg athletic pants. No loose fitting tops or bottoms as they can be dangerous and a hinderance to spotting.

Kinder Acro - Any color
Pre-Junior Acro - Lavender Leotard
Junior Acro - Plum/Eggplant Leotard
Intermediate Acro - Turquoise Leotard

Kiddie Bop/Hip Hop
Comfortable clothing, elastic waisted bottoms (no jeans), and clean tennis shoes only worn indoors. If loose/short fitting tops are worn by girls, a full coverage sports bra, leotard or tank must be worn underneath for modesty during tricks. Hair should be secured out of the face (long hair in a pony tail, braid or bun and short hair pulled back with a headband or barrettes - long bangs should be secured with headband, barrettes or bobby-pins).

Princess Ballet
Dancers may wear whatever they want so long it is not distracting or constricting to movement. Pink leather or pleather ballet slippers (no satin slippers) Hair should be secured out of the face (long hair in a pony tail, braid or bun and short hair pulled back with a headband or barrettes - long bangs should be secured).

Creative Motion Dance Company
Black tank leotard, nude tights (any kind), black booty shorts for girls, solid black tank and black jazz pants for boys, company tee shirt.  Hair should be in a pony, bun or braid with all wispy hairs secured off of the face with headband, barrettes, bobby-pins and/or hairspray.  Dancer must have Tan Capezio Pedini Femmes, Ballet pink Ballet slippers and Tan Fluid Tap shoes for class.  (Boys should have black ballet slippers, black Oxford tap shoes and shoe color will be determined to match costume at a later date.)

Withdrawl Policy

Students who must withdraw from class during the semester must submit a written withdrawal notice to the studio.  Failure to attend class is not notice of withdrawal.  Tuition will be charge, on a pro-rated scale, through one month following withdrawal.  If a student had committed to performing in the recital and did not withdraw before the second week of class of the semester, the student will be accountable for any costume fees incurred.

Dancers dropping at semester will be subject to the 'semester-only' tuition and may have a tuition balance reflected on the account after withdrawl. 

Attendance / Tardiness Policy

All students are expected to attend their regularly scheduled classes. Each class offers a step forward in the educational process. A missed class could leave a child one step behind the other students. It is important for children to feel completely confident with the choreography and their technique. Missing class for an extended period or on a regular basis could result in frustration for the students and their teachers and classmates.

Photo / Video Release

Over the course of the dane year, photos and videos may be taken of dancers and participants.  If you do not give permission for images of your child, captured during regular and special dance events throughout the year to be used solely for the purpose of promotional materials and publications, and do not waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto, written notice must be submitted to the studio no later than 1 week following your registration for dance classes.