What You Need to Know
STUDIO CLASS ATTIRE
Correct body placement is essential for the proper development and training of the young and beginning dancer's musculature. Developing good muscle and postural habits early on encourages proper body placement and strength that is vital to learning the advanced dance techniques later on, and most importantly, minimizes the risk of dance injuries.
Your dance instructor needs to be able to clearly see your body placement. All of the students important points of confirmation, i.e. the relationship of the shoulders, knees, ankles, feet, but most importantly the hips and back, to the student's supporting structure should be easily observable to the instructor's attention.
SOLID COLORED DANCEWEAR
Solid colored dancewear enhances the instructor's ability to observe body placement. Patterned leotards, dance skirts and jazz pants obscure the body and can distract as well as detract from this endeavor. Therefore, for the dancers benefit, only solid colors will be allowed in classes at the Redding Dance Centre. Students must wear dancewear (including shoes) appropriate to the style of dance they are studying (pink shoes for ballet black for tap).
Tutus are reserved for the performance, and no streetwear is to be worn in class.
Hair needs to be secured up and away from face.
Students with previous dance training who wish to study at the Redding Dance Centre are required to audition for class placement. Auditions consist of taking a basic level class and will be pro-rated as a single class.
Students wishing to study jazz and modern above the beginning/basic level must be concurrently enrolled in a ballet class at the Redding Dance Centre. The technique required for intermediate and advanced jazz & modern incorporates skills not taught in entry level classes.
We ask that all students have a carrying bag for dancewear, as well as streetwear, which should be taken into class with them. Do not leave your personal belongings in the office, student lounge, dressing rooms or waiting area. The studio will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
Tuition is charged by the semester (5 months) and is based on the number of lessons in the semester, not in each individual month. Studio observed vacation days have been figured into this schedule. A monthly tuition payment plan is available and is a popular choice for those who do not want to pay for the full semester. All single classes are $25.00. Pro-rates are available for late starters and auditions only.
Tuition is due and payable on the 1st of each month. There will be no refunds or pro-rates for missed classes. Make-up lessons may be arranged for students who call in their absences, but they must be made up within the same month or they are forfeited. Make-up lessons may be taken in any appropriate class as long as they are not taken in your regularly scheduled classes. We encourage you to take all your make-up lessons so that your progress may not be impaired.
Accounts not paid by the 15th of each month will be charged a service charge of $10.00 for each month in arrears.
There is an annual registration fee of $30.00 for every student.