Rules & Regulations

Mandatory Dancewear: 

Mandatory dancewear consists of leotard and tights at all classes and rehearsals.  No two-piece outfits, shirt tops or shorts are to be worn over leotards (exception is adults).  Tight sweaters may be worn during warm-ups or when the room is cold.  Boys are to wear t-shirts over shorts or stretch pants.  Any student not properly dressed will not be allowed to participate in class, but may observe.

Proper Shoes:

Proper shoes must be obtained within one month of registration.  Color for ballet is pink (note there are different shades of pink, it is recommended that ballet shoes be obtained through the studio. If the shade you have is not the correct shade and you are participating in the show, you will need to get the correct color), acrobatics is white, tap and jazz are tan, hip hop is black hip hop sneakers, and contemporary is dance paws (during this time of covid, ballet shoes are to be worn.  Once allowed dance paws will be worn...NO BARE FEET  Certain dances in the show could require a different color.  This will be determined when show info is given out.

Hair & Jewelry:

Hair is to be pulled back and out of the student’s face, preferably in a bun.  Acro students with long hair may be better with pig tails that are clipped up.    Jewelry is not to be worn other than small earrings during dance class.


Visitors will not be allowed in classes during this time.  Only students are to be in the studio during class time, unless you're picking up a younger student.  Until further notice no one will be allowed to wait for students inside the studio.


No chewing gum, candy, food or drinks (with the exception of water) are allowed in the classroom.  Please don’t send water to class with pre-dance or combo students.


Notices concerning dance will be posted outside the classroom throughout the year.  They will also be posted on the studio web-site,  Click on to the notices link to view.


Cancellations due to weather, illness or any other unforeseen event will be put on the studio web-site (home page) and the studios face book.  Decision for cancellation due to inclement weather is made between 1:00pm and 2:00pm.  Please look on the studio web-site first, instead of calling or texting to find out.


Students should arrive five minutes before the start of their class and be ready to dance at the start of class time.  Parents should pick them up immediately following the conclusion of their class.   During covid, and until things change, classes are 50 minutes long.  This is so the studio doesn't become congested as classes change.  Being on time to drop off and pick your child up will help with this situation.  Students are to be dropped off and picked up on the side of the studio their class is on.  If they have multiple classes, then they should be dropped off on the side they start and picked up on the side they finish.  Classes in the big room are on Erie Ave, all other classes are on Washington St.   April School of Dance teachers and associates are not responsible for students once they leave the classroom.  If a student cannot be picked up at the end of class, please let the teacher know so that the child can wait with a dance school associate until they can be safely taken home.  


Students unable to dance due to injury need a note signed by a parent or guardian giving them permission to observe class.  Anyone not feeling well should not attend class, or be in the studio.  If a student is not well, for any reason, they will not be allowed in the classroom.  If a student gets sick during class time, parent/guardian will be contacted to come pick them up.

Cell Phones:

Students are not permitted to have cell phones in the classrooms .


For the safety and protection of students and their families, masks are necessary when coming into and leaving the classrooms, in the waiting areas, using the restrooms and in the office.

Dance Floors:

Dance floors are to not have street shoes on them.  If you need to go into a room, you need to take your shoes off.  Do not cross through dance rooms to get to the other side of the building while classes are going on; this is a disruption of classes.  You will need to walk or drive around if you need to get to the other side once classes have started.

If you have a question concerning tuition, or a student's class, contact April Cush...814-594-7811.

The studio is prepared to go to virtual classes if need, but is trying it's best to accommodate with in studio classes as much as possible, being the most effective structure for most students to learn by.

Parking in the CNB bank parking lot is prohibited during any time.