For the safety and comfort of all dancers, we ask that you regard the following set of dress regulations when coming to class.
Dress Code by Class
Creative Dance & Pre-Ballet (Ages 3.5-6)
Leotard: Pink short sleeve
Shoes: Pink ballet shoes.
*Tutus/ballet skirts are allowed.
Ballet (Ages 6 & up)
Leotard: Black Short Sleeve
Shoes: Pink ballet shoes.
*Ballet skirts/tutus are not necessary because they are a distraction. **Older girls may wear shorts over their tights if there is a comfort issue.
Jazz. Lyrical. Contemporary
Leotard: Black short sleeve.
Tights: Black Leggings/Stretchy Pants
Shoes: Tan, Carmel Jazz or pink-flesh color ballet shoes.
Shirt: Fitted T-shirt
Pants: Shorts, leggings, or sweat pants
Shoes: Tennis shoes
*No skirts or restrictive clothing
Leotard: (any color)
Tights: Legging/stretchy pants or shorts
Shoes: No Shoes
Yoga (Ages 8+)
(this class is not currently offered)
Workout or stretchy clothing. Socks, a yoga mat, and water bottle. A quiet class environment is crucial to the success of each class. No talking will be allowed for those who observe.
Payment and Refunds
Monthly payments are set up to help those who can not make bulk payments. Bulk payments can also be made, and one can be set up for recurring billing upon request. Regardless of how payment is made, commitment to the session is necessary.
Good attendance is required in order for the student to keep up with the class. Poor attendance slows down the student's progress. Please contact us if a student will be absent for one or several classes. If a student is more than 15 minutes late, they may be asked to observe rather than participate.
We follow the Traditional School Calendar for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break. For all other holidays, please see our class calendar for information on whether class is held or not.
Withdraw from Class
Parents and legal guardians of a student who decides to withdraw from a class must email us. A withdrawal fee will be charged of at least half the total session fee. Contact us for more information.
Drop-off & Pick Up
Parents and guardians can drop off their dancer and return at the end of class. Parents are welcome to sit out in the halls at our school locations. There is a little waiting area at the studio location, thus making drop-off the preferred option, as students participate better in class when there are no outside distractions.
If you do watch, we ask that you do NOT disrupt class with talking or young children. If watching class becomes a distraction, the instructor may ask the parent to step out of the classroom for the remainder of class. We appreciate your willingness to cooperate in this matter.
Please put chairs back where and how you found them. Clean up after yourself and follow our Golden Rule: “Leave your surroundings better than you found them.”
It’s important to communicate with your child’s instructor at least once a month to be sure you don't miss any vital info. Information for your dancer's class will be emailed. Changes in class attendance must be communicated to Amy.
Emails will be sent out once a month or more, usually on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Please check your emails weekly to stay up to date.
Inspired Dance reserves the right to dismiss any student for failure to comply with our behavior policy or for behavioral problems.
If a student becomes disruptive in class:
The costume fee does NOT include tights or shoes. This fee is due around November and is non-refundable.s. After the performance, the costume is yours to keep. Props or other items used for the dance are property of Inspired Dance.
Parents must sign a liability waiver found on the registration form, releasing Inspired Dance, and any other cooperating facility from all liability for injuries or property damage that may be sustained as a result of participation in this program.
At Inspired Dance we take the safety of our students seriously. We will consistently strive to establish a safe environment for your child. In the event of an accident, you will be notified immediately and any emergency services deemed necessary will be contacted.
Parents will have the option of ordering recital photos and individual pictures prior to our Spring Recital. This service is currently made available through Leah Southwick Photography. Please address all questions or concerns regarding recital pictures with the photographer.
For contact information and examples of work (not dance related), please visit leahsouthwickphotography.com.