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 they're 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 be asked to purchase through the studio), acrobatics is white, tap and jazz are tan, hip hop is black hip hop sneakers, and contemporary is dance paws.  Certain dances in the show could require a different color.  This will be determined when show papers are handed out, and will be listed in the costume book.

Hair & Jewelry:

Hair is to be pulled back and out of the student’s face, preferably in a bun.  Jewelry is not to be worn other than small earrings during dance class.


Visitors are welcome when appointments are made in advance of class time.  A guest day will be held the final class before Christmas where parents can observe a class to see what the student is learning.  In case of inclement weather, this class will take place the first lesson following Christmas break.


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.


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.  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 should wait for pick-up inside the building, and not out on the street.  Make sure your child is properly covered when arriving or leaving class. 


Students unable to dance due to illness or injury need a note signed by a parent or guardian giving them permission to observe class.


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


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.

Parking in the CNB bank parking lot is prohibited until 6 p.m.

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