Our instructors are committed to creating and maintaining a quality dance education environment for the beginning to advanced level dancer, while at the same time offering a fun and enjoyable dance experience. Our qualified staff will strive to share the beauty and joy of the art of dance with our dancers and the community. We at Attitudes believe in building confidence through praise, encouragement, and positive discipline. Our goal is to see our students excel and reach their fullest potential in and out of the studio.
• No gum or food allowed in the studios!!! Water is fine, but no sticky drinks allowed!
• Please do not open doors during class; if the dancer needs to leave early make sure to tell the instructor before class begins.
• Viewing windows in the studio doors are available and will be open from time to time at the instructors discretion, but parents are to stay out of the studio while class is in session.
• Dancers are expected to act with respect and kindness toward others. Any student disrupting class will be warned two times and on the third strike will be asked to sit and observe until their behavior is under control.
A dress code ensures that a teacher will be able to see a dancer’s alignment and positioning. The teacher needs to be able to see a dancer's mistakes. Baggy clothing can mask bad habits, making corrections impossible. Most dance studios require students to wear a leotard and tights for ballet. A dress code will also teach students discipline, helping with overall focus and energy. By "dressing the part," dancers feel like dancers. Attitudes believes since dance is an art form students may choose colors other than just black leotards to show their expression. Leotards and tights are preferred if your child is taking a ballet class; skirts, skorts, booty shorts or tutus are permitted. Jazz Pants, booty shorts or skirts for Jazz & Tap are permitted for other forms of dance. Put your name in all dance shoes and dancewear in case of loss. If you change shoes during class for a different subject, a dance bag is strongly recommended to avoid “shoe mix-ups. ”PLEASE NOTE: JEANS, JEAN SHORTS, PANTS, OR OTHER TYPES OF “SCHOOL ATTIRE” ARE NOT ALLOWED. If you are unable to change before coming to class, bring class clothes with you to change in the studio bathroom.
Ballet - Pink ballet slippers are required for all ballet classes.
Hip Hop - Dance sneakers, jazz shoes or clean gym shoes are allowed. If gym shoes are worn, dancers must have a pair that are only worn on our dance floors and not out on the street.
Jazz - Tan jazz shoes must be worn for regular jazz classes. We recommend the leather slip-on jazz shoe with no laces. These shoes do stretch, so don’t buy them too big. Dance sneakers are not allowed for jazz classes.
Lyrical - Lyrical shoes are required for lyrical class.
Tap - Black tap shoes are required for all Tap classes. Most of the young dancers should wear the children’s patent leather tap shoes in black. Older dancers should wear a jazz shoe style.
School Calendar & Reminders:
September 8th; Dance begins
September 30th: Optional $50 Costume deposit due
October 15th: Costume payment due
October 31st: Closed
November 15th: Costume payment due
November 23rd-26th: Closed for Thanksgiving break
December 15th: Costume payment due
December 21st-January 3rd 2021: Closed for Winter Break. Classes resume Jan 4th
March 22nd-26th: Closed for Spring break
May: tech and dress rehearsals
May: Recital exact date TBA
We will celebrate monthly themes the last week of each month: use your imagination! December will be the second week of the month.
September: Stuffed Animals, October: Favorite Costume, November: Super Heroes, December: Winter Wonderland, January: Ice, Ice, Baby- Rock stars, February: Peace, Love, and Dance, March: Green Out, April: Disney Dancing, May: Surfs Up