Attire, attendance & etiquette

Attire

5 year old and younger: Dancers are asked to wear active wear, please no jeans.

Ballet

Clothing: Dancers are required to wear a leotard with or without a ballet skirt, pink tights and their hair in a bun. Please no baggy clothing, jeans or excessive jewelry. A form-fitting ballet sweater or t-shirt is allowed but please no graphics or tie-dye. Appropriate undergarments are suggested. No hooded sweatshirts. 

Jazz, tap, contemporary, musical theater, modern

Clothing: Dancers are asked to wear active wear that allows the body lines to be seen, such as leggings, dance shorts, tight tanks and t-shirts. Hair must be up and out of the face. Please no baggy clothing, jeans or excessive jewelry. Appropriate undergarments are suggested.

Hip hop

Clothing: Dancers are asked to wear active wear that allows the body to move freely without distractions. Sweatpants are permitted. Please no jeans or excessive jewelry. Appropriate undergarments are suggested

Shoe Requirements

All of our required shoes can be found on DiscountDance.com (more direct links below)

Ballet: For dancers in 3-4 yr old, 4-5-6 yr old and Level A ballet - Bloch Dansoft Full-Sole S0205 in leather

Dancers in Level B, C, I, II, III, and IV ballet- Capezio PINK Split-sole Hanami ballet shoes in canvas

Tap:  For dancers in 3-4 yr old, 4-5-6 yr old and Level A tap- Capezio BLACK Jr. Tyette Ribbon Tie tap shoe

Dancers in Level B, C, I, II, III, and IV tap - Capezio BLACK "FlexMaster" CG16 Split sole lace up tap shoe.

Jazz: Bloch Tan Super  S0401 jazz shoe.

Contemporary:  Bloch Nude Spin II S0639 Canvas

Broadway Bound & Musical Theater: *Choice of Jazz or contemporary shoes for class. Shoes for recital will be decided by the instructor.

Modern: No shoes.

Hip Hop: Black Double Platinum Hi-top Canvas Dance Sneaker- in Adult and Girls Sizes

Attendance

Dancers are expected to attend as many dance classes as possible. Excusable absences include but are not limited to school-graded functions (i.e. band or choir concerts), family functions and illness. If a student misses a class, they are expected to reach out to a teacher and/or fellow dancer to learn the choreography missed. IDS staff will contact a family if a student misses a frequent number of classes.

Inspire Dance Studio asks that both parents and dancers understand the weight of missing class. One dancer missing often creates extra work for the teacher and other dancers. It also impedes the class from being able to work on their piece in its entirety. Please, take this into consideration when signing up for extracurricular activities outside of dance. 

If your dancer is going to miss a class, we ask that you contact us as soon as possible.

Etiquette

Inspire Dance Studio provides an opportunity for all students to learn the art of dance in a safe and supportive space. Dancers, parents and staff are expected to abide by a set of guidelines centered around kindness and respect.

 

Dancers:

  • Treat peers and staff with respect and kindness

  • Refrain from gossip

  • Put phones and devices on silent and in dance bags during class

  • Wear appropriate attire, shoes and have hair pulled back from the face

  • Arrive on time for class

  • Attend all classes unless excused for valid reasons (school functions, illness, family affairs etc.)

  • Treat each class with respect through focus and practice outside of class

  • Speak privately with staff with questions or concerns about class or performance

  • Be supportive and encouraging to peers in times of success and times of failure

 

Parents:

  • Treat other parents, staff and students with respect and kindness

  • Refrain from gossip

  • Ensure students have proper attire and shoes for class

  • Bring dancers to class on time

  • Contact the studio with any absences (school functions, illness, family affairs etc.)

  • Speak privately with staff with questions or concerns about class or performance

  • Pay tuition and other payments on time

  • Be supportive and encouraging to students in times of success and times of failure

 

Staff

  • Treat parents, staff and students with respect and kindness

  • Refrain from gossip with staff, students and parents

  • Start and end class on time

  • Utilize class time appropriately

  • Communicate any attendance issues or concerns immediately with staff, parents and students

  • Speak privately with parents and/or students and staff regarding any concerns about a class or dancer.

  • Be supportive and encouraging to students, staff and parents.