613 East Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06040
860.643.5710
studio@manchesterdance.com

POLICIES


General Rules
- Students must be prompt for class
- Dancers are to remain in the lobby area when waiting for their class to begin
- If a student misses warm-up they may be asked to observe first for safety reasons
- No gum chewing, eating or drinking (except for water) allowed in the dance room
- No cell phones…they will be confiscated and returned only to a parent/guardian
- Young students must be accompanied by an adult between the parking area and the waiting room
- Parents of younger children, please note: arriving too early before class can cause anxiety in very young students. Also, prompt pick up after class cannot be stressed enough. A student worrying about being “forgotten” may ruin a wonderful class experience. 

Make-Up Classes
Make-up classes will be scheduled only if more than 3 classes are cancelled. Details will be posted on the information board in the studio lobby as necessary.

Dress Code
- Ballet and Pointe: Black leotard, black chiffon skirt (optional), pink tights and pink split sole leather ballet slippers or pointe shoes. Hair is worn in a bun.
- Lyrical and Contemporary: Black leotard, tan or pink tights, chiffon skirt (optional), tan leather lyrical sandals or pink split sole ballet slippers. Hair is worn in a bun.
- Creative Movement: Black leotard & pink or tan tights, ballet shoes. Hair is worn in a bun.
- Tap: Black leotard, tan or pink tights and tan leather tap shoes. Hair is worn in a ponytail.
- Jazz: Black leotard, tan or pink tights and black jazz pants (optional) and black gore boots. Hair is worn in a ponytail.  
- Hip-Hop: Black leotard or black camisole,  jazz pants, and black gore boots. No baggy clothing please. Hair is worn in a ponytail.
- Boys: White T-shirt or Manchester School of Dance Arts T-shirt, black shorts or jazz pants with black tap shoes or black gore boots.

Required dancewear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes. Failure to do so could result in students being asked to sit out during class. Repeated failure to wear required dancewear could result in termination of lessons.

Care of Students
The studio cannot provide before or after class care of students. Parents with students under the age of 6 are asked to remain in the waiting room during the class period. Students are not to be left at the studio for excessive amounts of time before or after lessons.

Injuries
Dance is a physically challenging activity. While all due care is taken to provide proper warm-ups and instruction, parents/legal guardians of minor students, and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property (including parking lots) from lesson activity or any other activity before, during or after a lesson.

Photo Release
If you do not wish for photos and/or recordings of your child to be used in promotional materials and/or other mediums please notify Miss Cherie immediately.

2018 - 2019 STUDIO CALENDAR


September 10 –
Classes Begin


October 1 - 6 –
Bring Your Friends to Dance Week

October 13 –
Christmas Spectacular Participation Fee Due ($75 per student)


October 31 (Halloween) –
NO CLASS


November 17 –
Mandatory Christmas Spectacular Rehearsal at the Studio,

                              9AM-1PM


November 21 - 25 (Thanksgiving Break) –
NO CLASS


December 1 –
Mandatory Christmas Spectacular Rehearsal at the Studio,

                           9AM-12:30PM


December 2 –
“Christmas Spectacular” Ticket Sales at Studio

                           ($20 Each/Cash Payments Only) 9-11 AM


                         2018 Recital Participation Fee Due ($35 per student) & Costume Fees                           Due in Full (Cash Payments Only)

December 7 – “Christmas Spectacular” Dress Rehearsal at Rockville High School –                               Times TBA

December 8 – “Christmas Spectacular” Performance at Rockville High School @                                   Noon

​December 24 - January 4 (Christmas Break) –
NO CLASS
       Classes resume Saturday, January 5th


April 13 – Registration due for Summer Program


April 18 - 21 (Easter Break) – NO CLASS


May 18 – Photo Shoot with Recital Costumes, at the Studio, Times TBA


May 19 –
Recital Ticket Sales at the Studio ($20 Each/ Cash Payments Only) 9-11AM                   TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR THE SAME PRICE


May 27 (Memorial Day) –
NO CLASS


June 8 –
“Show Stoppers” Dress Rehearsal at Manchester High School, 10 AM,

        Photo Pick Up During Dress Rehearsal In Lobby at MHS 


June 9 –
“Show Stoppers” Recital at Manchester High School, @ Noon


June 10 –
Six Week Summer Program Begins

For Cancellations Due to Inclement Weather:
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visit www.nbcconnecticut.com/weather/school-closings/
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