Policies

School Policies

Attire & Hair: Dance clothes are required for every class as listed below. Hair must be pulled back off face as listed below. No jewelry. Class color leotards can be found at Lines for the Body.

Moving Tales: Creative Dance girls – pink leotard, pink tights & pink ballet shoes; boys – white t-shirt & leggings & black ballet shoes

Fantasy Ballet: Pre-Ballet girls – pale/light blue leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers; boys – white t-shirt, black tights & black ballet shoes

Ballet Level 1   girls- royal blue leotard, pink tights & pink ballet shoes; boys – white t-shirt & leggings & black ballet shoes

Ballet Level 2 girls – hunter green leotard, pink tights & pink ballet shoes; boys – white t-shirt, black tights & black ballet shoes

Ballet Level 3 girls – burgundy leotard, pink tights & pink ballet shoes; boys – white t-shirt, black tights & black ballet shoes

Ballet Level 4 girls – navy blue leotard, pink tights & pink ballet shoes; boys – white t-shirt, black tights & black ballet shoes

Ballet Level 5 girls – deep purple leotard, pink tights & pink ballet shoes; boys – white t-shirt, black tights & black ballet shoes

Modern Intermediate/Advanced & Contemporary – girls leotard or dance tank & black dance pants or shorts; boys- t-shirt & black dance pants

Hair must be pulled back off face in a bun for ballet & in a ponytail or pig tales for Creative Dance and Modern.

Lateness: To allow preparation time please arrive no less than 5 minutes before class. It is very important for student safety and health to not miss the warm up (first 10-25 minutes of class). Lateness is also disruptive to the class. Students later than 15 minutes will be asked to sit out and watch class.

Attendance: Please contact Christine to find out about make up opportunities for missed classes. When possible always notify teacher of absence from class.

Observation: Periodically Moving Light hold observation classes. Family and friends are invited to watch a class at this time. Look for Observation week in the school Calendar.

Tuition: For tuition amount please refer to brochure. Payments received after date due will include a $20 late fee. Payments are required for participation in classes. There are no refunds. Tuition may be applied to later classes only with a medical excuse from a doctor.

Rehearsals & Performances:  Rehearsals are times scheduled for practice to prepare for a performance. Class is time to practice technique and develop strength to execute movement vocabulary properly.  Some of class time will be used to learn choreography for a performance but extra rehearsals will always be necessary especially since Moving Light Dance  performs full length ballets (or dance that tells a story). The school works as a whole to present quality educational performances to our community. Rehearsals outside of class time are limited for younger students so participants are not overwhelmed. So please make extra effort to save rehearsal times as soon as you are notified of them. Older students will have a series of rehearsals leading up to a performance. Moving Light chooses to work this way so students who love to dance are given the opportunity to fully enjoy the process of creating and preparing for a performance. Attendance at rehearsals as well as class will reflect students’ participation in performances. When possible always notify teacher of absence from rehearsals in advance so they can plan accordingly.

Shoes: No street shoes in the dance studio. During the wet, snow and mud season please remove your shoes in the lobby entrance and place in the mats provided.

 Food/Drinks: No food in the dance studio. Water only please in the dance studio.

Safety: Please do not leave young children unattended in the lobby, bathroom or outside.

Cell Phones: The use of cell phones while at dance class and rehearsals is not permitted. Dancers may have their cell phone in their bags, in the lobby for emergency use only. We are here to dance and connect with other dancers. For our best work to happen we need dancers to be fully present in the moment of the work and share as community members together.

Social Media: We ask that all parents and students posting any photos of their child with other dancers in them connect with the parents and/or dancers before posting. We also ask that when posting the intention be a sharing of the work and honoring of the individuals pictured.