At SMD we work hard to ensure the best possible experience for both parent and student. The following policies and procedures are guidelines that each of our families is expected to follow...
WHAT SHOULD SMD STUDENTS WEAR TO DANCE CLASS?
*Any style leotard with tights or leggings
*Stretchy, form-fitting tank tops or camisoles
*Form-fitting T-shirts (NO loose, baggy T's)
*Spandex / Lycra dance or yoga style shorts, capris, or pants
*Dance skirts ARE allowed
*Leg warmers and wrap sweaters when needed
*Proper undergarments are always a must
*Jewelry, if any, to be kept at a bare minimum
Clothing should never restrict movement and must always allow the instructor to properly observe and correct body placement. Jackets are to be removed before class begins.
WHAT TYPE OF DANCE SHOES SHOULD BE WORN?
PRE-SCHOOL DANCE and CHILDREN'S BALLET:
*Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (NO satin slippers)
CHILDREN'S JAZZ or COMPETITION JAZZ:
*Tan or Black Slip-on Jazz Shoes (NO lace-ups)
*Black, low heel tap shoes
*Dance Paws OR Footundeez
*Knee socks are acceptable on cold days
Dance shoes are never to be worn anywhere but inside the studio. Outside elements are extremely damaging to the shoes and can create an unsafe surface on the studio floor. Regular footwear should always be removed before entering the dance rooms.
HOW SHOULD SMD STUDENTS WEAR THEIR HAIR?
Hair should always be securely pulled-up. Any style that is away from the face and off the shoulders will do.
ARE SNACKS OR DRINKS ALLOWED IN CLASS?
No Food or gum in studios. Only water is allowed during class. Water fountains are provided in Rec Center hallway.
WHAT IS SMD POLICY ON ABSENCES?
Consistent attendance is extremely important for a student's development as a dancer. If absence becomes an issue and student is no longer able to keep up with the group, they will not be allowed to participate in spring recital. SMD does NOT pro-rate tuition for missed classes.
IS IT OKAY TO BE LATE FOR CLASS?
Dancers should always do their best to be on time and prepared for class. ALWAYS use the restroom, put on dance shoes, and pull back hair BEFORE class starts. The warm-up we do is a very necessary and important part of learning to dance. Students arriving late may be asked to sit out and observe, as misssing warm-up can cause injury. Excessive tardiness could lead to dismissal from group.
WHAT IS STUDENT DROP-OFF / PICK-UP PROCEDURE?
Smooth Moves Dance is NOT responsible for providing before or after class care. Dancers should arrive at the studio NO more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled class time and must be picked-up immediately following dismissal. Children waiting for rides are to remain inside the building.
IS IT OKAY TO VIEW CLASSES?
Students' progress should be observed only through our viewing windows, as it is disruptive to have guests in the studio. Keep in mind that loud conversation and movement in the hallway are distracting not only to the dancers and instructors, but also to parents that are trying to watch their chidren dance. When observing, please keep noise to a minimum.
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