What should my dancer wear?

Any dance/athletic wear is fine for all classes. No loose/baggy clothes are acceptable (except in hip hop). Ages 3-5 are fine in any dance outfit you may find at Target, etc. If wearing tights to acro or stretch, please make sure they are footless or convertible so they can be barefoot for those classes.

All level Ballet Classes (except combo classes) are required to wear classic ballet attire (black leotard and pink tights). Other ballet classes throughout the week can be in leotard with no tights, or bra top/leotard and booty shorts. Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes are required for all ballet classes.

Jazz shoes, pirouettes, or bare feet are appropriate for all jazz/lyrical classes. Tennis shoes with non-marking soles are appropriate for all hip hop classes. Tap classes require tap shoes – any style is fine.

Hair should always be pulled back out of the face for all classes. Dancers should bring their own water bottle.

I highly recommend Assemble’ in Castle Rock for dancewear/supplies as they provide expert dance shoe fitting. 

 

What is your make-up policy?

If a dancer misses a class for any reason, they are allowed to come to any other class on the schedule to do a make-up within 30 days of the missed class. Please inform the instructor that your dancer is there for a make-up when you drop them off. You do not need to notify us in advance that you will be coming. No refunds or credits will be given.

 

Can I try a class?

Dancers are welcome to try any class for our standard $20 Walk-In Fee. You do not need to notify us in advance if you wish to try a class. Just stop by the office a couple minutes prior to the class to complete a walk-in form on the desk and pay via cash or check. Pass these items on to the instructor and let them know you are there for a walk-in. If you decide to join the class, sign up online and tuition will be pro-rated for however many weeks are remaining in the month of enrollment.

 

How does billing work?

Seven days before payment is due, you will receive a monthly statement outlining tuition for the upcoming month, plus any additional fees that were incurred since the previous bill. All payments are due the 1st of the month via cash, check, or credit card. Credit cards can be kept on file for automatic billing the first Monday of each month. We do have an online portal where you can securely pay, place a credit card on file and set up automatic payments. Please ask our front desk staff if you have any questions.

 

What is your drop/refund policy?

If a dancer needs to drop their class(es), please notify us via email prior to the next billing cycle and you will not be charged further. If you choose to drop in the middle of a month you have already paid for, no refunds are given. If you need to change/adjust your dancer’s schedule, please email us with your changes and we will do our best to accommodate them.

 

What are your observation policies?

Parents are welcome to observe class from our Lobby space. No parents are allowed in the dance studio space. Parents are welcome to drop their dancer off and come back at the end of class to pick them up.

 

What is the studio calendar?

We always provide the most up-to-the minute studio info on our Instagram page. When schedule changes occur due to inclement weather or other reasons, we typically also email all students. As a general rule, studio closures tend to follow that of Douglas County School District. The studio is closed on all federal Monday holidays, on Easter Sunday, on Halloween (October 31), over Thanksgiving Break and over Winter Break. 

 

What is your weather closure policy?

If Douglas County School District has any snow closures or if after school activities have been listed as cancelled, then the studio is also closed. If there are morning delayed starts listed, our am classes will be canceled and we will open the studio at 1pm. In the event of a studio closure, it will be posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages, and an email will be sent out to notify you.

 

How does recital work?

We hold our end-of-year recital at Lone Tree Arts Center in late May/early June. Each class learns one dance and receives one costume, with the exception of a few classes marked on our schedule. You are responsible for paying for your costume(s) and ticket(s) to the show. You will receive plenty of advance notice regarding recital dates, as well as a detailed info packet outlining the schedule and what to expect. 

 

Do you do any other shows/performances?

Our Boutique Booster Club hosts an annual Winter Snowcase show in December, featuring all of our Company Members competition pieces as well as special seasonal dances from our smallest dancers. Combo dancers will receive a costume and learn a Holiday Themed Routine to perform in this show. This is a great way for the Little Ones to get a chance to perform on stage in addition to the end-of-year Recital.

Additionally, Boutique company dancers perform in the annual Castle Rock Starlighting festivities, held in downtown Castle Rock near Festival Park every November.