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Studio Policy


Class attendance is monitored on a weekly basis and any absence or tardy will be noted. Consistent attendance is encourage‚ as we want each dancer to gain the most out of his or her experience at Adage Dance Center. Additionally‚ we believe that maintaining regular attendance helps teach our students valuable life lessons about commitment and team reliability.


We strongly encourage students to arrive to class on time‚ or 5–10 minutes early‚ to the best of their ability. This is enforced to prevent injuries and avoid class disruption. The most essential part of a dance class is warm–up‚ which takes place from the start of class and prepares the dancers’ body to move without injury. If a dancer arrives beyond the first 10 minutes of class‚ he or she will be asked to sit and observe class that day.

Note – Should a dancer arrive late to Ballet class‚ he or she is asked to remain outside by the window until the instructor acknowledges the student and motions them in.Ballet demands a higher level of discipline and concentration; therefore a student entering in the middle of a combination is likely to disrupt the class’ focus.

*If a student demonstrates consistencies in his or her tardiness/absences‚ we will contact the family to see if we can assist you in finding a more suitable time slot for you and your child.

Make Up Classes

As attendance is monitored‚ students are permitted to make up any classes they have missed within a 30–day time frame of the missed class(es). Student must still be enrolled at Adage Dance Center‚ and must not have dropped any classes since the time of missed class(es).

Drop Policy

Students who choose to drop their class(es) must provide the office staff with a two week notice‚ prior to the date of their next monthly tuition fee. If a two–week notice is not given‚ the client will be charged the following month’s tuition.

Dress Code
  • Creative Movement: Pink or tan convertible tights‚ leotard (any color)‚ hair back and out of face
    Optional: Ballet skirt (any color)‚ dance shorts (any color)
  • Ballet: Black leotard‚ pink convertible tights‚ pink Ballet shoes‚ hair in a neat bun‚ slicked back out of face. Please no jewelry or extra layers of clothing
  • Optional: Colored elastic Ballet belt‚ leg warmers (in cold seasons)‚ thin‚ form fitting Ballet sweater (in cold seasons)
  • Hip Hop: Sweat pants‚ leggings‚ or loose fitting shorts‚ t–shirt of tank top‚ socks‚ street shoes (preferably a pair designated to dance class as to keep our dance floors clean)‚ hair out of face
  • All Other Classes: Form fitting clothing that easily stretches‚ Jazz shoes‚ hair back and out of face
  • Company: All black‚ form fitting clothing – sports bra and dance shorts‚ or something similar such a leotard that allows instructors to clearly see body lines‚ hair back and out of face