Another unique feature at our studio is the way we set up our classes.
Students are grouped according to age, skill, practicing habits and
attendance. If we feel a student isn’t keeping up, or could progress
faster, we will move them to another class. We are always re-evaluating
our classes and making improvements. We ask that you try a class for at
least a month before consulting your teacher about moving to another.
Attendance records are kept each year.
Regular attendance is a must if you are to benefit the most from your
training. Each student is important to the progress of the whole class.
Interest is kept when there is progress and development. Irregular
attendance slows both. If your child is going to be absent, please call
the office or inform your teacher the week prior. If you are absent from
a dance lesson, you are responsible at the next lesson for knowing the
steps taught in the class you missed. Consult a friend, or come early to
find someone to help you. New steps cannot be taught again and again,
this would not be fair to the faithful attendees.
MUSIC: We are no longer
making CDs for home practice, as CD players are a thing of the past. If
you wish a copy of your child’s dance music, talk to your teacher and
she/he will e-mail it to you. Music makes practicing fun!
Required dancewear and dance shoes must
be worn to all classes.
Female dancers, (5th grade and
* Leotard, unitard,
or solid color, tight-fitting, cami or tank
top, are required.
* Black jazz/dance pants are
(age 3 to
* Any dance attire. No gym
shorts, sweat pants, pajama pants, or t-shirts.
* Hair must be off the face and secured.
* Leotard or
biketard required. Bike shorts or Soffee shorts (over the top)
* Tights, (footless or
* No basketball shorts, sweat
pants, pajama pants, jazz pants, or t-shirts.
* Hair must be off the face
Male dancers or gymnasts:
well-fitting athletic wear. Tees or tanks should be tucked in.
* No jeans, jean shorts, or oversized basketball shorts. All shorts must
be above the knee and of
Footwear – Tap: Black tap shoes.
Jazz: Black jazz
& Lyrical: Black or Tan jazz shoes (tan will be
needed for recital).
Barefoot, no socks.
Leggings – All tights must be stir-up or footless, as the students slip on the mats during
When bad weather develops, all cancellations will
be posted on our website, (www.sherriandjulie.com), and on
our new Studio App. Sometimes we are unaware of road
conditions outside of the Harlan area. If you feel driving is unsafe,
please call to advise us of the weather in your area. If you are not
coming due to the weather, please let us know. Any classes canceled due
to bad weather will be rescheduled and made up. If school has been
canceled or let out early, do not assume there will not be classes.
CARE OF STUDENTS:
The Studio is not responsible for providing before or after class care
for students. Students are not to be left at the studio for
excessive amounts of time.
Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the
right to any legal action for any injury sustained on Studio property
resulting from normal dance or gymnastics activity or any other activity
conducted by the students before, during, or after class time.
Parents are welcome and encouraged
to attend classes to observe their child’s progress, especially children
under the age of seven. Taking notes or use of a video camera is highly
recommended in the dance room. We expect your courtesy to keep talking
at a minimum. The outer lobby, with large viewing windows, is provided
for those of you with small children so classes are not interrupted. Our
studio is unique in this program of parental participation. We feel it
greatly benefits your child’s dance or tumbling education. Consider the
Consider the following:
a. You, as a parent, know
what is being taught.
b. You can help her/him in
practice at home.
c. You can observe if your child is keeping up with the class.
d. You can monitor your
child’s behavior in class.