Policies & Guidelines

Dress Code

Dress codes within dance classes create unity among students, minimize distractions, allow dancers to focus on instruction, and ensure dancer safety. We respectfully ask both parents and students to ensure that the dress code is followed.

Dancers will be asked to sit out of class or sent home if not in correct dress code.

Twinkle Toes Program

 

TwinkleToesGirls: Leotard and tights of your choice – any color or style. A dance skirt or tutu may also be worn. Must have black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes.

D880_4Boys: Must have black tap shoes and black ballet shoes.

General Classes

 

u4077cp_inset3All students registered in general classes (Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tumbling etc.) must dress in form-fitting dance-wear. All attire should be BLACK, WHITE, or GRAY, unless your class is otherwise mentioned. Tap students may wear jeans. Hair must be pulled back at all times.

* For safety reasons, no flared jazz pants in Tumbling class *

Below is a list of necessary shoes:

TanSlipOnJazzShoesTan Slip-on Jazz Soes

  • Jazz
  • Turns & Leaps
  • Musical Theatre

NudeFootUndeezNude Footundeez

  • Lyrical

BareFootNo shoes required

  • Contemporary
  • Stretch & Tumbling

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Ballet Classes ABT Academy Uniforms

Primary A

  • White ABT Academy Leotard with attached skirt
  • Pink ballet tights
  • Pink leather ballet shoes
  • Hair secured tightly in flat classic ballet bun

Primary B

  • Pink ABT Academy Leotard with attached skirt
  • Pink ballet tights
  • Pink leather ballet shoes
  • Hair secured tightly in flat classic ballet bun

Primary C

  • Yellow ABT Academy Leotard with attached skirt
  • Pink ballet tights
  • Pink leather single-sole ballet shoes
  • Hair secured tightly in flat classic ballet bun

Level 1A/1B

  • 1A Aqua ABT Academy Leotard
  • 1B Lilac ABT Academy Leotard
  • Pink ballet tights
  • Pink single-sole ballet shoes
  • Hair secured tightly in flat classic ballet bun

Level 2A/B

  • 2A Bluebell ABT Academy Leotard
  • 2B Magenta ABT Academy Leotard
  • Pink ballet tights
  • Pink single-sole ballet shoes
  • Hair secured tightly in flat classic ballet bun

Level 3A/B

  • Cap Sleeved China Blue ABT Academy Leotard
  • Pink ballet tights
  • Pink split sole ballet shoes
  • Hair secured tightly in flat classic ballet bun
  • Pointe shoes if applicable

Level 4

  • Cap Sleeved Sapphire ABT Academy Leotard
  • Pink ballet tights
  • Pink split-sole ballet shoes
  • Pointe shoes with ribbons and elastics securely attached
  • Hair secured tightly in flat classic ballet bun

Level 5

  • Cap Sleeved Black ABT Academy Leotard
  • Pink ballet tights
  • Pink split-sole ballet shoes
  • Pointe shoes with ribbons and elastics securely attached
  • Hair secured tightly in flat classic ballet bun

Boy/Gentlemen Primary-Level 5

  • White ABT Academy unitard
  • Black Tights
  • White socks
  • Black ballet shoes

ABT Academy uniforms can only be purchased through ABT Certified Teachers. We have sample sizes available at the studio and will order the appropriate uniform for you.

Teen Ballet

  • Solid black leotard (wrap skirt optional)
  • Pink ballet tights
  • Pink split-sole ballet shoes
  • Hair secured tightly in flat ballet bun

Hip Hop Classes

Hip Hop students may wear anything that is comfortable and easy to move in. Please wear clean, athletic sneakers used only for dance class. Shoes worn outside will not be allowed in the classroom.

Attendance Policy

Attendance is imperative for consistent progress and will be taken at the beginning of every class.

If students know in advance that they will be absent from class, it is their responsibility to let their teacher know prior to that missed class. If a student is going to be absent due to unforeseen circumstances, please call the studio and leave a message. Vibe asks that all sick students stay home and take care of themselves. If a dancer is injured, they should come to class and observe. This way they will continue to learn from a new point of view and not fall behind in choreography, spacing, or general teacher critiques. There will be no prorated tuition, deductions, or refunds for missed classes, regardless of the reason.

Missed classes may be made up any time throughout the year. Make sure that your make up class is of the same dance style as the class you missed. For example, attend a ballet class for a previously missed ballet class.

Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your class time. This gives dancers a chance to store dance bags and outside shoes in their cubby, and use the restroom before entering the classroom. Missing warm up due to tardiness may result in injury and is disruptive to the class.

 

Withdrawals

Vibe will need 30 days notice from the first of the month to discontinue any classes. Withdrawal forms must be turned into the front desk. No other form of notice will be accepted. This includes – but is not limited to – email, phone calls or voicemail. Please note that simply not showing up to class does not cancel your child’s enrollment or tuition.

Your registration fee is nonrefundable. Costume fees will not be refunded, as a single costume cannot be canceled once we have placed the order. You will still receive your costume when it arrives from the costume company. Our office staff will call you to let you know your costume is ready at the studio to be picked up.

 

Inclement Weather

If at any time it is necessary to cancel classes due to bad weather, there will be an announcement on the website and a recorded message on the answering machine by 12 o’clock noon. In addition, a mass email will be sent out to all families with an email address on file. Classes can be made up in future weeks, depending on dancers’ outside schedules. Instructors and/or office staff will be able to provide an appropriate make-up class option for each dancer.

 

Placement Week

Placement in the appropriate class is important to each student’s skill development and personal growth. Premature advancement and exposure to advanced skills can have a negative impact both on a student’s self-confidence and on the development of proper technique.

Teachers will observe all students during their first week of class, also known as “Placement Week.” It is common for a student to be moved into a different class after this evaluation based on technical ability and/or age. The instructors’ placement decisions are final and are always in the best interest of the student.

 

Before & After Class Care

Vibe is not responsible for providing before or after class care for any student. Dancers are not to be left at the studio for excessive time periods. We ask that parents of children under the age of 9 stay at the studio while class is in session. During class, your instructor cannot be responsible for changing your child’s shoes or taking them to the bathroom. If something comes up that cannot be avoided, please speak to the front desk before leaving so that we are aware of what is going on.