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DANCE CLASSES
Jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, and tap classes are available for ages 1 and 1/2 and up. Fall classes start with technique and then a dance is taught, which is performed at the Christmas Recital in December. Starting in February, students are taught a different routine that is performed at our big recital in June. The type of dance that is performed is chosen by Mrs. Justine along with the song selection for that class. 

 

REGISTRATION
There is a yearly registration fee of $15.00 for each student. Each student is required to read Eatonville Dance Studios rules and regulations and complete a yearly registration form online (click on Register for Classes). 

 

SCHOOL YEAR
Classes begin in September and conclude with the Summer Recital in June. The studio will be closed for the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas break, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. Eatonville Dance Studio will  be scheduled to conduct classes on all other holidays. If you are unsure about class cancellations, please call the studio on check FB or Instagram. Classes will not be made up for inclement weather unless the same class has missed two or more weeks due to inclement weather. Each student deserves 100% attention for the class he/she is enrolled in. Therefore, we CANNOT make-up lessons that are missed. It is unfair for students in the class to be consistently interrupted by others coming in to make-up a lesson. We value your time and insist our students’ time with instructors is valued as well.

 

NEWSLETTER
Newsletter come out periodically explaining upcoming events, dance news, and activities. It is important to read these thoroughly, as these always give important dates and other information concerning your student.

RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AWARE OF, DATES, AND EVENTS
It is the responsibility of the parent to be aware of all studio activities, such as recitals, extra classes, and dates the studio is open or closed. The studio will post all such notices on Fb page, Instagram,  as well as send out emails. It is the parent's responsibility to regularly check  to ensure they are informed. It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the studio of any address or telephone number change.

 

RECITALS 
Dress Rehearsal and recital–Location Eatonville High School. 
Dance Picture Day-All dancers must attend pictures, even if you are not purchasing .
Recital - There will be two shows due to size of auditorium and limited seating. Location EHS.
Pictures and dress rehearsal are MANDATORY. Missing one of these will result in your child being unable to perform in recital unless previously approved by Mrs. Justine. 

There will be admission charged to get into recital for all parents and family. This money goes to pay for the theater where the recital is held as well as sound, lighting, janitorial and videographer fees. Cost for admission is $12.00 adult ticket and $10.00 child/senior No video recording will be permitted. 

 

DANCE ATTIRE
Ballet - Students wear solid leotard and tights and pink ballet shoes and  have hair in a bun.
Jazz - Students wear leotard and tights and black jazz shoes (jazz pants acceptable). Girls should have their hair in a ponytail.
Tap - Students wear leotard and tights and black tap shoes (jazz pants acceptable). Girls should have their hair in a ponytail.
Hip-Hop - Students wear comfortable baggy clothes and jazz shoes or tennis shoes. Jeans and dark soled shoes are not allowed.
Acro- Leotard, Bare feet, hair in pony or bun.

 

WATCH WEEK
Parents are allowed to sit in the waiting room while their student dances. To limit distractions, the blinds to the dance studio are open the first week of each month only. Parents will also be invited in the last 15 min. of classes when choreography is being taught so parents can record the dance. This will help them practice at home.

 

WHAT IS EXPECTED
As with any sport activity, commitment is essential. From September through December students learn technical aspects to improve dance abilities. Eatonville Dance Center is committed to teaching dance. We want students who are dedicated to learning! Being committed to practice, showing up on time, having a good attitude, and parent support will make your experience at Eatonville Dance Center a success! 
Please keep conversation in the lobby positive and up-beat. Negativity is not appreciated, nor tolerated. Only water is allowed to be brought onto the dance studio. Do not bring food into the studio room.
Proper respect for the directors, staff, and fellow students is expected of all students and parents. The studio reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student whose attitude, attendance or conduct is found to be unsatisfactory. All classes begin with a very important warm-up and stretch. During the first half of the year emphasis is on technique. The latter half is spent preparing a routine for the annual recital. This routine utilizes the technique taught during the year. Regular attendance is necessary in order to make progress in class. If your child is going to be absent, we ask that you call the studio and let us know.

 

PHOTO RELEASE
The studio is hereby granted permission to take photographs of the students to use in brochures, websites, posters, advertisements, and other promotional materials the studio creates. Permission is also hereby granted for the studio to copyright such photographs in its name.

Missed classes. If your child misses more then 5 classes during the time that choreography is being taught (Feb. through May) private lessons will need to be scheduled to ensure the dancers do not fall behind due to misses classes. Private lessons are $15.00 per ½ hour lesson.
Thanks for Reading and following the rules!