The following dress code is an important part of dance + gymnastics training. The guidelines ensure students can safely and comfortably participate in class free of distractions. Students not following the dress code and stated hair styles will receive 2 warnings. If the student is still not dressed properly by the third week, he/she will observe class.
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Gymnastics and Tumbling: Girls wear a leotard (no skirts attached) and bare feet. Hair must be off the neck and face in a ponytail or braid. Footless tights and bike shorts are permitted. No jewelry or watches. Boys: T-shirt, gym shorts (no belts) and bare feet. Tumbling and Jumps for Cheer students may wear shorts, t-shirts, and clean shoes.
Twirling/Tumbling Toddlers: Comfortable play clothes or dance attire. Socks and bare feet are perfect for this class.
Pre-Ballet and Beginning Ballet: Girls wear a light pink or black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers (Preferred style = Drawstring Free). Hair is pulled away from the face in a neat bun, ponytail or braid(s); Pink skirts optional. No tutus or sequins. Boys wear black shorts or pants and a white t-shirt with black ballet shoes.
Ballet 1, 2, and 3: Girls wear a light pink or black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers (Preferred style = Drawstring Free). For these levels, hair MUST be in a neat bun securely fasted with pins. Ballet skirts optional. No tutus or sequins. Boys wear black shorts or black tights and a white t-shirt with black ballet shoes. Ballet 3 ladies may wear any color leotard so long as it is a solid color with no sequins.
Tap: Girls wear a light pink or black leotard, pink or skin toned tights, and black tap shoes. Hair is pulled away from face in a neat bun, ponytail or braid(s); Pink skirts optional. No tutus. Boys wear black shorts or pants and a white t-shirt with black tap shoes.
Hip Hop: Students wear any color leggings, pants, or shorts with a T-shirt and CLEAN tennis shoes.
Jazz and Lyrical: Girls wear a solid color leotard, black bottoms (i.e. leggings, jazz pants, bike shorts), tan jazz shoes (slip on style) and hair pulled away from face into a ponytail or braid(s). Pink or black tights also acceptable. Boys wear a white T-shirt and black pants or shorts, and black jazz shoes.
Ballet/Jazz/Tap Combo: Girls wear a light pink or black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers (Preferred style = Drawstring Free). Hair is in a neat bun. Ballet skirts optional. No tutus or sequins. Students switch to tan jazz shoes or black tap shoes for the second half of class.
Teen Jazz/Contemporary Ballet Combo: Girls wear a solid color leotard or black t-shirt, black bottoms (i.e. leggings, jazz pants, bike shorts), pink ballet slippers, tan jazz shoes (slip on style) and hair pulled away from face into a ponytail or braid(s). Pink or black tights also acceptable. Boys wear a white T-shirt and black pants or shorts, and black ballet and black jazz shoes.
Tuition and Registration for the Fall and Spring Semesters
An annual, nonrefundable membership fee of $40 per student ($80 per family) is due at enrollment and on the anniversary thereafter. Tuition is based on the number of mins/hours the student is in class per week. See the "Tuition" tab for semester pricing. Tuition payments can be made via:
1. Equal monthly installments (which are auto drafted to the credit card or ACH on file) on 8/1, 9/1, 10/1, 11/1, and 12/1 for the fall semester and on 1/1, 2/1, 3/1, 4/1 and 5/1 for the spring semester. With this payment plan, tuition for the semester is divided into five, equal monthly installments. Installments are not prorated for absences, holidays, or partial months.
2. Payment in full for the semester. This option includes a 3% savings and is only offered through September 1, 2023. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Payment by check, ACH, or credit card is accepted for this option.
A late fee of $25 will be applied to accounts with a balance on the 5th of the month. If tuition is not paid in full by the 15th day of the month, the student will not be admitted to class.
If your student needs to withdraw, thirty days' written notice is required to discontinue billing by emailing email@example.com.
Dance Recital Fee
Participation in the spring recital is encouraged for dance students but not required. Students rehearse the last part of class during the spring semester leading up to the recital. A recital fee is due in January. The fee helps to offset the cost of theatre rental, professional services of the stage and lighting crew, staff chaperones backstage, and one costume.
We ask that parents notify Balance Dance + Gymnastics of an absence before the student’s class. Two make-up classes are allowed per semester. Dance class make-ups should be scheduled with the front desk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Gymnastics and tumbling make-up classes should be scheduled through the Sign Up Genius: Balance Families: Gymnastics/Tumbling Make-Ups Fall 2023.
There will be no refunds or credits for missed classes.
Balance conducts daily studio and gym cleanings and requests students wash hands/use hand sanitizer before each class. Face masks are optional for students, teachers, and guests. We require that any staff member or student who has had an active case of COVID-19 wait at least ten days since symptoms first appeared before returning to class. If they test positive and no symptoms develop, they should wait at least five days from the date of the positive test before returning to the studio/gym and wear a mask until day ten.
Release of Liability
During the registration process, parents/guardians note that they understand that by participating in any dance and/or gymnastics class, rehearsal or performance, there is a possibility of physical injury. They agree to release and hold harmless Balance Dance + Gymnastics, including its teachers, dancers, staff members, and facilities from any cause of action, claims, or demands now and in the future.