Studio Policies

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Dress Code

Students must adhere to the dress code of their classes.  Hair must be secured and off the face.  Ballet classes require buns.

  • Creative Movement: pink, footed tights, pink leotards, pink ballet slippers (no big tutus)

  • Tumbling: leotard and shorts and/or tights (may wear the same outfit as for creative movement)

  • Fundamental Jazz: black leotard, black, footed tights (unless student is coming directly from ballet class.); black jazz shoes (no jazz sneakers)

  • Ballet: solid color leotard, pink, footed tights, pink ballet slippers/pointe shoes (depending on class level)

  • Jazz: solid color leotard, black, footed tights (unless student is coming directly from ballet class.); black jazz shoes (no jazz sneakers)

  • Hip-Hop: Loose-fitting clothing (unless student is coming from another class), clean sneakers

  • Tap Classes: loose-fitting clothing, black tap shoes

  • Adult Classes: loose-fitting comfortable clothing

  • Male Dancers: black tights with a white t-shirt; black shorts are allowed for jazz and tap classes

 

Class Registration

Registration will occur a few weeks before the start of each semester, fall, spring, and summer.  Semesters will run between 13 and 17 weeks, with scheduled vacation weeks, with tuition adjusted according to length.  Teachers will place students in classes at the best level for their ability.  Students must enroll in all classes required for their level.  Payment is required in full before the semester begins, unless a monthly payment plan has been set up.

 

*There must be a minimum of 5 students enrolled in each class.

 

Make-Up Classes

In the event of inclement weather, please check the studio's Facebook page or website, listen to the radio station 92.1, or call the studio's answering machine for news of cancellation of class.  If a class is cancelled, a make-up class will be scheduled.  All attempts will be made to schedule the make up within the regular semester.

 

If a student misses a class, s[he] or a family member that is also enrolled in classes, may make up class in another suitable class, according to age and ability.  Please schedule this make up in advance.  Missed classes will not be refunded.

 

Observing Class

We offer opportunities to observe classes multiple times throughout the year.   The creative movement classes will have the viewing window open the last week of every month.  Other classes will have either a class viewing day or an informal, in-house showing at the end of each semester.  For this reason, we ask that parents wait in the waiting area for students, as having an unscheduled "audience" can be distracting or nerve-wracking, especially for our younger students.

 

Personal Items

Students are encouraged to leave their belongings in the dressing room or waiting area during class to avoid injury from clutter in the studio.  It is also a good idea to label all dance items (shoes, bags, etc.) in the event that they are left at the studio. 

 

Contacting Teachers

If parents or students need to speak with a teacher about a personal concern or lengthy matter, it is necessary to schedule a time when the teacher is not engaged in teaching or preparing to teach.  Call or email the studio to do so.

 

Choreography Rights

The faculty at Catskill Dance Moves studio hold all rights to its choreography.  Use of class combinations and performance dances is prohibited without permission from the studio and appropriate crediting.

 

 

 

137 Delaware Street

Walton, NY 13856

(607) 865-7341

 

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