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General Studio Policies

At Center Stage Dance and Creative Arts, we believe in offering the highest quality performing arts education while instilling a love for the creative arts and a sense of personal pride. We believe in fun, family and excellence. We have created a warm environment that fosters growth while challenging students to achieve their dreams!

-All classes are scheduled to begin and end on time. Students should be prompt to allow for proper warm-up and conditioning.

-Students are not permitted to chew gum during classes.

-Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the studio or reception areas.

-We encourage a feeling of mutual respect between our students and instructors, as well as between our students and each other. A good working relationship based on mutual respect is necessary for the well-being and progress of the student. Courtesy and good manners are expected and encouraged. Students are not permitted to conduct themselves in a disruptive or unruly manner. Disruptive students will be dealt with in a manner consistent with his or her age and maturity. The studio reserves the right to dismiss any student whose conduct (or the conduct of his or her parent) conflicts with the standards set by Center Stage DCA.

-Center Stage DCA will not be responsible for lost or stolen articles.

-We cannot interrupt classes or rehearsals for telephone messages unless it is an emergency.

-We encourage our parents to take an active role in their child's arts education. However, please understand if, on occasion, your child's instructor is unable to speak with you between classes, as their teaching schedules may be extremely busy. At those times, questions may still be directed to the secretary in the front office or, if you have a particular concern, you may make an appointment to speak with the directors.

-All students must be picked up promptly at the end of their class times. No student will be permitted to remain at the studio unattended if their classes are more than one hour apart. Parents must arrange for pick up if they are unable to do so themselves. We urge all parents to personally pick up their children in the studio lobby and not permit them to exit the studio unattended. If there is an individual you do NOT wish to pick up your child, please advise the studio.

-Photographs/ video of students taken by the Center Stage DCA during class time or performances may be used for promotion as advertising in newspapers, brochures, website, etc. It is the policy of Center Stage DCA not to use students' names on any promotional materials without a signed parent release form.

- No Cell Phones allowed in the dance room!

-All costume deposits are non - refundable.

-All registration fees are non-refundable.

-Pre K (Intro to Dance) (Boys and girls) {geared towards ages 2-3}
 Intro to dance and movement through music and play with dance related activities. Develop coordination, flexibility, listening skills, social skills and confidence. Ready your child for future separation and listening to teachers. Basic elements and foundations of dance and light mat work are incorporated.

Required clothing:  clothes that are easy to move around it and sneakers and socks!

PreK Intro to Dance -(Boys and Girls) {geared towards ages 3-4}
Intro to dance and movement through music and play with dance related activities. Basic tumbling, creative movement and motor skills. Acquire coordination and social skills. Flexibility and exercise.  ** This class will do one number in our annual show. 
Fall/Spring season only!

Required clothing:  
Girls:                                        Boys:
Any color bodysuit                    t-shirt and sweats/shorts
Tights any color                        black sneakers
pink ballet shoes

Combo II {Boys and Girls} {geared towards ages 5-6}
Introduction to ballet/tap/jazz style dance. Learn the basic foundations and elements of each style of dance.  Learn social skills and listening to teachers. Increase flexibility and coordination.  Learn to move to choreography.  Incorporates play and dance/rhythm techniques.
**This class does two numbers in our annual show.  Fall/Spring Season Only

Required clothing:                
Girls:                                        Boys:
any color bodysuit                    t-shirt and sweats/shorts
any color tights                        black ballet shoes or jazz shoes
pink ballet shoes                     black tap shoes
black tap shoes

Beginner  Ballet/Lyrical
This class expands upon the basic foundations of ballet and introduces basic lyrical combinations to our students.  The class focuses upon beginner/advanced beginner level technique in ballet and lyrical.  This class is geared towards beginner and advanced beginner level students.
**this class does ONE number in our annual performance.  (Fall/Spring Only)

Required Clothing:
bodysuit (any color)
tights (any color)
ballet skirt (optional)

pink ballet shoes

Beginner Tap/Jazz
This class expands upon the basic foundations of jazz and tap.
 The class focuses upon beginner/advanced beginner level technique in jazz and tap.  This class is geared towards beginner and advanced beginner level students.
**This class does TWO numbers in our annual performance.  (Fall/Spring)

Required Clothing;
​bodysuit or tank top and dance pants
black tap shoes
caramel color jazz shoes no laces!!!

​Introduction to Hip Hop
​This class if for our students who are interested in street jazz and video style dance. This class incorporates various styles of hip hop and jazz and is an introduction to an new style of dance.  Boys and girls love this one!!!!


Studio Policies 

Pop Stars Dance-
 Combines dance found in musicals, movies, and pop music videos. Incorporates ballet, jazz and hip hop with some modern. ** no experience necessary**

This style of dance builds upon both the lyrical and jazz foundations of dance and allows for more creative look at the art of dance.  This is also geared towards older students who may want to start dance or return to dance after a few years!

Recreational Dance Classes 
This class builds upon the basic foundations of dance in ONE style and includes intermediate and
introduces advanced level techniques.  This class is meant to challenge students who are interested in dance on a non competitive level in a fun meaningful manner while continuing to stress the technique and skills of each genre. These classes include Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Acro, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop of all levels. 

 Required Clothing:

Jazz/Hip Hop/Tap: 
tank top or bodysuit
jazz pants or dance shorts 
beige slip on jazz shoes (jazz)
black tap shoes (tap)
black hip hop sneakers (hip hop)

body suit and ballet skirt or dance shorts
beige half shoes

​Technique Level Classes
These classes are for our competitive minded students. These classes are the most advanced level classes in our studio AND must be taken as part of our competition groups. The teachers and director will determine which level(s) of these classes our students belong in. It is expected that the students registering for these classes will have an intermediate level knowledge before entering these classes and it is at the discretion of the director and teachers as to where our students will be placed. (Non company members may take these classes, however, they must be at the level expected to join these classes.)

We have two separate companies – our Company A and our Company B. Company A is our most advanced company and placement is determined by our teachers and directors. Company B are our girls new to competition and is our intermediate level company. Members of the company MUST take certain classes to be eligible for company and are required to attend compeitions and all that goes along with competitive dance.

Required Clothing:  Please see required clothing for our Advanced Beginner Classes

Acro- focus on balance, tumbling, movements, and flexibility,
 build strength, acro technique combined with dance

If you are not sure in which level your child belongs, please speak to his or her teacher and or the director. It is the studio policy that students may take a variety of levels of a particular class in the beginning month of class so that level can be determined by both the teacher and the director of the studio.