DC Dance Center offers 5-week sessions throughout the year for those who want their child to dance but can not do the year long commitment. These sessions are a perfect introduction to dance and a great way to try new forms of dance. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Studio Policy & Procedure
Regular attendance at dance lessons is very important as the student will learn a great deal faster. If you are not coming for any reason be sure to call so that class will not be held up waiting for late arrivals. Dancers should arrive five (5) minutes before starting so they can put on their dance shoes and be ready for dance to start. They are to wait in the lobby for the class to start. Please do your best to be on time for class. It disturbs the class when you come in late and could be harmful if you miss warming up. Dancers are to be picked up promptly at the end of class. DC Dance Center is not responsible for dancers once the class has ended. The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 5 must remain in the school during the classes. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time periods before or after their classes. Parents may stay during the classes; however, talking must be kept to a minimum and young children must be kept quiet so our office staff can conduct business. The studio will not be responsible for students who leave for any reason. Make sure that your child knows to wait for you inside the studio. Please pick up your child promptly. Parents are welcome to watch class through the viewing windows. Parents, please do not enter the dance studio’s during class. Parking is allowed in all public parking spots.
Lessons are payable in advance and will be electronically debited on the 5th of each month. Lessons missed are not deductible. When there are 5 weeks in a month, you receive the 5th lesson free. This compensates for an occasional lesson missed due to illness or when a holiday falls on the day of the lesson. Upon registration; your 1st and our last month (June) tuition and the registration fee will be paid by EFT. The Balance of tuition will be paid by EFT on 5th of the month. No refunds for June will be given. A discount has been applied to more than one student and/or more than one class. Discounts do not apply to private and semi private lessons.
This applies only to FALL DANCE, All students will be required to purchase one costume per dance class for the duration of the dance year. This costume will need to be ordered and paid for in December or January. This costume will be for your individual class. You will wear this costume on several occasions as we do performances at local festivals and our annual recital. All students will participate in our recital using their costumes. The cost of these costumes vary but generally run anywhere from $75.00 to $150.00 each. You will receive an email notice as to the cost and the date which your account will be debited. There are no refunds on costumes. Your electronic signature is your acceptance of this policy. DC Dance Center does a yearly recital. The recital is not free. Anyone attending the show must have a ticket, parents included. Only the dancers in the show will be allowed in without a ticket. Recital information will be passed out after January 1st. Every dancer will be debited a Recital fee. This debit will occur on January 15. Recital fee’s include 3 tickets, t-shirt and a Blue ray disk of the show. Additional ticket sales will be cash only.
Proper dance clothes should be worn to all classes accompanied by the dance shoes that are required. Dress code for ballet classes are as follows: black leotards, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes only. Hair must be in a ballet bun for each class. Dress code for Hip Hop class is exercise pants, t-shirt, stretch pants. Shorts are acceptable and tennis shoes are required.
Receptionist desk is off limits to all students and parents. The office is private. No food or drinks (except bottled water) are allowed in the lobby or dance studios at any time.
The studio reserves the right to drop a student for excessive tardiness and/or absence, and behavior inappropriate for dancers including excessive talking and rude behavior towards a teacher. If a student misses excessive amounts (more than three) classes before a competition, performance, or recital, it is at the teacher’s discretion to determine if that student should be able to participate. This decision will be based on both medical and or ability to successfully perform dance or dances in question. All students must be in the lesson prior to any and all performances. All teachers reserve the right to sit a child out of class if any of the above policies have been violated.
DC Dance Center will be closed Halloween Day, Wednesday through Sunday for Thanksgiving, the weeks between Christmas and New Years, President’s Day, the week following Easter, Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. DC Dance Center remains open through the third week of June and then closes until summer session begins.
Withdrawals and Refunds: There is a two-month minimum for all classes (your 1st and our last month (June)). A 30-day advanced notice is required to discontinue any class. To discontinue class you must do so in person and at the front desk of DC Dance Center. Requests will not be accepted over the phone. No withdrawals will be accepted after March 1.
To withdraw from classes a parent or adult student must:
1. Inform the dance center front desk in person and
2. Complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by DC Dance Center.
DC Dance Center reserves the right to terminate classes to any students without notice. In such a case a refund for unused classes will be given. Your electronic signature is your acceptance to all of the rules previously stated.
All dancers are required to wear “dance clothes” to every dance class.
Baggy t-shirts, jeans, denim, oversized sweatshirts, school or street clothes are not considered “dance clothes” and are not allows.
Mini Dancer’s Age 3 through 6 years old
Leotard: any style, any color
Tights: any style, any color
Black tie up tap Shoes Capezio #625
Pink Ballet Shoes Bloch Pink style #Bunny Hop
Junior and Senior Dancer’s Age 9 and up
Leotard: any style, any color
Tights: any style, any color (footless tights are best)
Jazz or Capri stretch pants
Jazz Shoes: Bloch SO401L black for class
Ballet Shoes: Pink Capezio #200 Leather only
Tap Shoes: Bloch Split Sole SO288 in black
Leotard: black only, any style
Tights: pink only, footless or footed
Optional Shirt: black only
Leg Warmers: pink only
Shoes: All leather ballet shoes Capezio #200
Hair must be tied back and up in a ballet bun for every class
Hip Hop Class
Exercise clothes, sweatpants, stretch pants, shorts and street tennis shoes.
We recommend that all that all dancers go to A-1 Dance and Theatrical for all your dance wear needs.
Tell them you are a DC DANCER and you will receive a 15% discount on your entire purchase.
A-1 Dance & Theatrical
22120 Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 537 8288