CLASS
DEFINITIONS

& Requirements

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION

CLASSES

FOR YOU.

TINY TOTS: introduce your child to music and movement with free play, circle songs, and story time. Parent or guardian participation is required.

WEE DANCE: creative movement class that brings music, fun, and dance into the lives of young children.

TWINKLING STARS: through ballet & tap your future star will explore a world of creativity through movement, music, dance, imaginative play, & emotional expression. Students will learn the basics of classroom behavior & manners.

BALLET: terminology and classical technique using barre and center.

BALLET TECH: will focus on strengthening ballet technique.  Enrollment in another ballet class of the same level is required.

JAZZ: popular dance includes floor stretch, isolations and combinations.  Enrollment in a ballet class is recommended.

TAP: an American style of dance that includes technique with rhythm.

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY: expressive dance combined with ballet and jazz technique. Enrollment in ballet and jazz is required.

HIP HOP: a street style form of dance that has evolved through urban culture. Enrollment in a 2nd discipline is required.

DRESS CODE POLICIES.

All students must adhere to proper dress code and hair guidelines. Students not following dress code will be dismissed from class. In any class there is no jewelry (stud earrings are okay), distracting hair accessories, visible undergarments, clothes that are oversized, revealing, or inappropriate as deemed by the instructors. All tights must be worn under leotards and over feet in all ballet classes. All hair must be off the neck and pulled away from the face.  Hair must be in a secured bun for all ballet classes ages 7 and up.

Students must be properly dressed for class in order to participate.

Wee Dance

Age 2

-pink ballet shoes
-any kind of dance dress or leotard & skirt or tutu
-any color tights or socks

Twinkling Stars

Ages 3-5

-pink ballet shoes & black tap shoes
-any kind of dance dress or leotard & skirt or tutu
-any color tights or socks

Introductory Level

Ages 5-7

Ballet
-pink ballet shoes
-leotard & tights (skirts are optional)

Tap & Jazz
-black tap shoes (no split sole)
-black jazz shoes
-leotard & tights, bike shorts, capris, jazz pants

Hip Hop
-clean street sneakers for class; black jazz shoes for recital
-any dance attire or sweats are okay

Preliminary Level

Ages 7-9

Ballet
-pink ballet shoes
-solid color leotard
-pink or tan tights; skirts are optional
-hair in a secured bun with a hairnet

Jazz & Tap
-black tap shoes (no split sole)
-black jazz shoes
-tight fitting dance attire, leotard, tanks, bike shorts, jazz pants, capris, leggings

Lyrical/Contemporary
-lyrical shoes (foot undeez), tan jazz shoes, or bare feet (tan jazz shoes for recital)
-tight fitting dance attire, leotard, tanks, bike shorts, leggings, jazz pants

Hip Hop
-clean street sneakers for class; black jazz shoes for recital
-any dance attire or sweats are okay

Levels I - IV, Teen

Ages 10 & up

Ballet
-pink ballet shoes (split sole)
-black leotard & pink tights
-hair in a secure bun with a hairnet

Jazz & Tap
-black tap shoes (no split sole)
-tan jazz shoes (split sole)
-tight fitting dance attire, leotard, tanks, bike shorts, leggings, jazz pants

Lyrical/Contemporary
-lyrical shoes (foot undeez), tan jazz shoes, or bare feet (tan jazz shoes for recital)
-tight fitting dance attire, leotard, tanks, bike shorts, leggings, jazz pants

Hip Hop
-clean street sneakers
-any dance attire, sweats, t-shirts, tanks

Boys

All Ages

Ballet, Tap, Jazz
-black ballet shoes, black jazz shoes, black tap shoes
-solid color sweatpants or shorts
-white t-shirt

Hip Hop
-clean street sneakers
-any t-shirts, sweatpants, shorts

Attendance POLICIES.

Absentees and make-up classes…

If your child misses a class due to illness or weather, she/he may make it up in another class that corresponds to her/his age and level.  Missed classes must be made up within the dance year. No refunds, transfers or credits are allowed. Please call the studio when your child is absent from class.

In the event of serious weather conditions, studio closings will be posted on our website, social media sites, and voicemail system.  Classes canceled due to weather can be made-up at anytime during the dance year.

The lost & found items are located in the benches in the reception area.  Items not claimed will be donated to charities on a quarterly basis.  We encourage all students to label all shoes, dance bags, and clothing.  Stage Door Dance Academy is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.

Stage Door Dance Academy is fortunate to have a student lounge where students may rest, eat, socialize, or study between classes. So that all students may continue to enjoy student lounge privileges, the following must be adhered to at all times:

  • Keep the noise level down.
  • All trash must go in garbage can.
  • All food and drink must be consumed in lounge only.
  • Water is the only beverage allowed in studios.
  • Gum is prohibited in the studios, lounge, and indoor premises.