Policies & Dress Code

Studio Policies | Dress Code

 

Policies

Tuition Payment Schedule
Based on feedback, we have decided to move our tuition billing to a monthly basis.  We will be billing on the first of the month from October thru May.  The September tuition is due when you register for classes.  This is new for the 2019-2020 dance year.

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Parking
The academy has specified parking spots for our use and we need to ensure that we are in strict accordance to those spots.  Please park in only the Academy designated spots according to the signage posted.  If you have any questions, please ask any of our staff.  

Drop Off and Pick Up
Please make sure your child is dropped off and picked up in a timely manner. As you can see from the schedule posted on this site, our classes are booked back-to-back, and we need to keep the "traffic" flowing.

Recital Costumes
Costumes are picked by Darcy and staff sometime in early November, and will be billed to you by late November or early December. All costume orders and payments must be returned to the Academy before we close for our Holiday break. We are available to measure your child during regular class times. Costumes are normally delivered in early to late May.

Weather-Related Closings
We will send out an e-mail blast to notify you of closings at least 1 hour before any scheduled class.  Please make sure we have a current email on file. We will post a message on our answering machine (845-628-4600), as well as on the News section of our home page at least one hour before the scheduled start of class.

Food and Drink
Please restrict your consumption of snacks to the waiting rooms. It is very difficult to keep the studios clean otherwise. No chewing gum please! Please remember to clean up after yourselves.

Siblings
Children are always welcome at the studio when monitored by an adult. Please keep track of your little ones (we have had incidents of toilets being stuffed with paper towels, clothing being thrown out of windows, etc.).

Lost and Found
Please put your name on everything! Label shoes and clothing clearly so things don't get mixed up. We keep "found" items for approximately two weeks, after which time unclaimed items will be donated to Goodwill.

Dress Code
Dress code will be strictly enforced.

 

Dress Code

There are specific and different dress requirements for each class, so please refer to the list below to ensure you are properly attired.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no private dressing room,so we ask all dancers to arrive at the Academy already properly attired for each class. Hair must be up and fastened securely for each class!

Preschool Combo - Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black patent leather tap shoes. You may wear a ballet skirt for ballet or an attached tutu to leotard. 

K-1 Combo - Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black patent leather tap shoes. You may wear a ballet skirt for ballet or attached tutu to leotard.

All other Combo Classes - Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, flat black tap shoes, black high top Converse sneakers (Chuck Taylors), and black leggings or black bootie shorts to be put on for Hip-Hop and Tap. You may wear a ballet skirt for ballet.  For 6/7/8th and up may wear foot undies instead of ballet shoes.

Tap Classes - Black leotard and black leggings or black bootie shorts with tap shoes.

All Ballet and Pointe Classes - Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. No skirts allowed. Hair must be in bun. (Except TECHNIQUE you may wear a colored leotard)

Lyrical Classes - Black leotard, pink tights, ballet skirt, and ballet shoes. Hair must be in a bun.

Acro Classes - Black or colored leotard or Darcy shirt and black leggings with bare feet.

Jazz Classes - Black or colored leotard and black leggings with black jazz shoes. Hair must be in a bun.

Musical Theater Classes - Black leotard and black jazz pants with black jazz shoes.

Hip-Hop Classes - In our Hip-Hop classes we try to allow our students the freedom to dress down. You may wear any kind of "Darcywear" for Hip-Hop classes (Darcy tanktops and shirts, sports bras and bootie shorts, leggings).  Wear black high top Converse sneakers (Chuck Taylors). Pajamas and street clothes are NOT acceptable.

Contemporary - Black or colored leotard, pink tights, black bootie shorts. Foot undies. Hair must be bun.

Modern -  Black leotard, pink tights, black bootie shorts. Foot undies. Hair must be in a bun.

Torture Classes - Black or colored leotard, pink tights or bootie shorts and sports bra. Worn with foot undies. Hair must be in a bun.


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