Dance Rules & Policies
Rules & Policies
Welcome to Virtuosity Performing Arts Studio. In order to serve our families and dancers in the best way, we require observation of the following rules and policies-designated with service and safety in mind.
May vary slightly per class, and is up to the discretion of the instructor. Hair should be pulled back and tied up, unless otherwise requested by an instructor. Street shoes and black-soled shoes are not allowed on the dance floors.
Acro: Solid – colored secure leotard and dance shorts.
American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum: ABT students must wear the official Uniform of the American Ballet Theatre training program in order to participate in their ABT class. No exceptions. Ballet pink tights and pink ballet shoes.
Ballet: Convertible pink tights, solid leotard, and pink ballet shoes (no foot thongs, or modern cut ballet shoes).
Ballet/Tap Combo: Pink tights (convertible or full footed), solid color leotard, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes, preferably with buckles).
Hip-hop: Athletic wear, (no jeans or skirts) and tennis shoes (street shoes or shoes that leave marks on the dance floor are not allowed in the studios).
Jazz/modern/contemporary/lyrical: Black leggings or black shorts, solid Leo/tank, black or nude jazz, or “Pirouette” shoes, per instructor.
Musical Theater: Black leggings or black shorts, solid color tank or leotard. Black jazz shoes.
Tap: Black leggings or black shorts, solid leotard/tank, black tap shoes. Mary Jane tap shoes for combo classes, solid-soled oxford tap shoes for all other tap classes, unless otherwise specified by your instructor.
It is important for dancers to practice routines and new combinations outside of class. Dancers are asked to come back each week having correctly memorized all that has been taught the week before and then maintain and improve from week to week. Practice may be given, especially during the recital season, requesting dancers to practice several times per week.
Participating in the posted viewing times will help you, the parent, with home practice.
The class instructor may have notes of choreography or videos for the dancer to practice at home with.
Class sizes 6–16 students, depending on the class. There must be a minimum of three students participating for recreational dance class to run.
Our first consideration for placement in our classes age.
Some students may moved into a higher class if determined by the instructor regardless of age or experience. Student attitude, effort, home practice, self – discipline and attendance are also strong factors in class placement.
If at anytime you have questions about class placement for your student, please feel free to schedule a time to discuss your child’s progress with his or her instructor.
American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum classes require evaluation for placement.
Dance Studio Policy
Food and beverages (other than water) are not allowed in the studios. This applies to both dancers and observers. Gum is prohibited.
Dancers should be at the studio, dressed and ready to go with shoes on and appropriate hair 5 minutes before class begins.
Due to the specific progression of ballet classes, dancers arriving more than five minutes after class begins are not allowed to interrupt class.
Street shoes or black-soled shoes are not allowed on the dance floors.
Parent observation times vary, and you’ll receive correspondence from your dancer’s instructor regarding viewing for your class. This is to ensure the best possible environment for that instruction of all dance students.
ABT classes will have specific parent observation dates for each level.
Please keep in mind that the class is still in session at this time. Parents and siblings are welcome to observe dance class during these times, but are required to stay within designated viewing area boundaries.
Please refrain from speaking with the dancers, other parents, or instructors during observation times. If you need to speak with your child’s instructor, you are encouraged to set up a time outside of regular class hours.
Video recording routines requires instructor approval. Posting videos online is not permitted.
When waiting in the hallway, voices and activity must be kept to a minimum. This is crucial to the atmosphere of respect for all clients Vega/Virtuosity.
Students are the responsibility of the instructor for only the specified time in dance class. Students being dropped off for class should not be left for more than 5 minutes before class. Once a class completed, students are to be picked up immediately. Dancers must remain in the facility until their ride has arrived. All dancers ages 7 and under must be picked up in person at the studio, and will not be allowed to search the parking lot.
Parental supervision is required at all times for children who are not participating. Parents must keep their children with them at all times. Children may not run the halls unattended or linger to socialize. Siblings are not allowed in dance studios without an instructor present in the studio.
Dancers and observers are not permitted in a studio unless the instructor is present.
Parent, siblings, anyone in general are not permitted in studios unless an instructor is present.
Food and beverages are allowed in the hallways. Please be respectful and clean up after yourselves.
Personal items should be kept inside of the cubbies in each building. Items should not be left out in the hallways.
Payment and Registration
The regular dance season runs September through June. ABT, Competitive Companies and Prep Teams run year round.
Required monthly payment method is through debit/credit card automated deduction, which occurs on the 1st of each month. Families are billed for the number of classes that occur that month.
Signing up your child for dance classes is a commitment through June. Dancers are automatically enrolled into the next month through June. Input of Credit Card Information signifies acceptance of our drop policy. If you are NOT planning on continuing, you must provide written or email notice by the 25th of the month prior to the upcoming session to drop a class and to discontinue auto pay (form available on bulletin board outside of the office on 10th Ave, or next sessions class fees will apply).
A $30 non-– refundable annual registration fee is required for each dancer, due at enrollment.
All fees are non-refundable.
Class fees are prorated only for new dancers joining mid – season.
In case of absence, a make – up class may or may not be available to the dancer, depending on the class missed. Please check with your instructor for availability.
On February 15th, 2024 accounts will be assessed a $105 recital fee. This includes $65 for a costume, $20 for a recital video and $20 for a student award. (Students are assessed one costume fee per class. Students are assessed ONLY one award fee per student. Families are assessed ONLY one video fee per family). All students participate in the Year–End Recital (June 1st, 2024).
On September 15th, 2023 ABT Winter Ballet costume fees will be deducted.