Dance pants and warm - ups may be worn only during the first few minutes of class.
Me and my Shadow : Our tiny dancers should be in a light pink leotard, with light pink tights & pink leather ballet slippers. Adults participating should be in clothes they can move in, Dance shoes or non-slip Socks.
Creative Movement and Pre-dance : students should be in a light pink leotard, with light pink tights & pink leather ballet slippers.
Pre-ballet and Tap (3-5 yrs) should be dressed in a light pink leotard with light pink tights - White mary jane style tap shoes AND pink leather ballet slippers.
Ballet & Lyrical (ages 6-8) should be in a solid black leotard with light pink tights. pink leather ballet slippers.
Jazz & Tap (ages 6-8) Dancers should be in a solid black leotard with tan tights. Tan jazz shoes and Tan mary jane style tap shoes.
Jazz & Hip Hop (ages 6-8) Dancers should be in a solid black leotard with tan tights and tan jazz shoes.
Ballet & Tap (ages 6-8) Dancers should be in a solid black leotard with pink tights. Pink leather ballet shoes & tan mary jane style (buckle style) tap.
All Ballet Classes (ages 9 and up) should be dressed in a solid black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Split-sole ballet shoes are rrecommended. Ballet skirts or black dance shorts are allowed at the discretion of the instructor.
Jazz & Lyrical (ages 9 and up) A solid black leotard and tan tights are required Ballet skirts or black dance shorts may be worn only at the instructors discretion. Tan Jazz shoes.
Jazz & Tap (ages 9 and up) A solid black leotard and tan tights are required, black dance shorts may be worn only at the instructors discretion.
Tap : A solid black leotard and tan tights are required , black dance shorts may be worn only at the instructors discretion.
Modern & Contemporary (ages 11 and up) : A solid black leotard and tan tights are required, black dance shorts may be worn only at the instructors discretion.
Video Dance & Urban Hip Hop (ages 9 years and up) A solid black leotard and tan tights are required, black dance shorts may be worn only at the instructors discretion. Black hip hop sneakers. (ages 9 years and up)
Boys: Please wear a solid colored pair of sweatpants and a solid colored T-shirt to class. Check with Miss Sue to see what shoes are required.
To assure safety, dancers should not be dressed in baggy, oversized cloths. This makes it difficult for the instructor to see body placement which can result in injury.
DDA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PERSONAL ITEMS LOST, STOLEN, OR DAMAGED. DO NOT LEAVE PERSONAL ITEMS UNATTENDED. . DDA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE YOUR BUSINESS WITHOUT NOTICE.
THE YEAR begins the day after Labor Day and ends with Recital. All enrolled students must re-register for the Summer Programs and for the following year.
Summer Registration: Registration Fee and Tuition is due on the 1st of each month.
Note: If Students pay Registration over the Summer they do not pay it again for Fall.)
Fall Registration: The Registration Fee plus First and Last month is due at time of Registration.
LEVEL AND STAFF: For student safety, dancers are only permitted to register and attend classes at the level that DDA staff places them in. No student or parent may promote themselves or their child into a higher level. Staff is subject to change without notice.
DISCONTINUING STUDENTS: The studio requires 1 MONTH written notice if your child must withdraw from a class. Until such time the space will be held for the student and charges will be invoiced to the parents. To withdraw from a class, written notice (including a parents signature) is required to be hand delivered to the studio. No emails will be accepted. You will receive notification once your request has been processed. This will prevent you from being billed, and aids in keeping our records current.
INFORMATION AND HOLIDAYS are posted in the studio and our website. Stay informed by checking the bulletin board. It is the parents responsibility to follow up and stay informed with studio current events. Regular email reminders are sent out through the emails you've provided. Email is our primary source of delivering information so please have a current email on file
DDA PROTOCOL: IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A POSITIVE INSPIRATIONAL ATMOSPHERE FOR OUR STUDENTS, WE ASK THAT THERE BE NO GOSSIP IN THE STUDIO. ALL ADULT CONVERSATIONS SHOULD BE RATED "G". DDA TEACHERS AND STAFF ARE TRAINED PROFESSIONALS. WHEN YOU ATTEND DDA, WE ASK THAT YOU TRUST IN US. IF YOU HAVE PROGRAM OR PROTOCOL CONCERNS, PLEASE EMAIL OUR STUDIO DIRECTOR.
Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. Small children should be taken to the bathroom prior to class. In the interest of child's safety , students arriving more than 15 minutes into class will observe only. Our staff does not guarantee the supervision of children picked up late. If you are running late to pick up your child, please call the studio as soon as possible. This will ease the child's mind, as well as the staff.
Once class has begun the door will be closed to avoid distracting the class. Parents are not permitted to watch class or "sneak a peak" during class time. It may distract your child or the other children in class. Please keep all waiting room conversations to a minimum, small children should be taken for a ride or walk during class time. Parents are responsible for any damage done to the studio, by their child.
Parents are not permitted to video or photograph their child during class.
Proper respect to studio policies, facilities, staff and fellow students is expected, behavior is as important as your ability to dance. Students that hit or show aggression toward other students or DDA staff will be immediately removed from the class and enrollment with no refunds.
Class will be dismissed by the teacher. If class begins late, it may be dismissed late. No child will be released from class on their own accord. If a child needs to be dismissed early, please let the instructor know ahead of time.
MAKE UPS: Make ups for missed classes due to illness may be made up within 2 weeks only. Please arrange make up classes with the Director before arriving for a class.
DANCE ATTIRE is required for all dance classes. This enables the teacher to properly observe the students body movements for correct form and technique. Hair must be pulled off the face and in a bun or ponytail for all classes. Absolutely NO JEWELRY as it is a hazard. Dance shoes should only be worn inside the studio. Street shoes are not permitted on the dance floor at any time. Please see the DDA website or information packet for detailed information. Students must be dressed according to dress code to participate in class. Students not adequately prepared, or late to class due to lack of preparation will observe class only. Students should have their name on all belongings. The staff will assume no responsibility for lost or missing items.
PHOTOS: I understand and acknowledge that, from time to time throughout the school year, my child's picture might be taken while participating in dance classes and/or functions involving DDA. I do hereby authorize Diamond Dance Academy to use these photographs for the purposes of illustration, advertisement and publication in any manner whatsoever.
FOOD POLICY: Due to students allergies and overall studio up keep - Please clean up any food or drinks you bring into the studio. Please NO NUTS in the studio at any time.
Please keep the studio clean, place all trash in the trash cans. Do not leave food laying around. Drinks must be in containers that can be closed tightly to avoid spilling. Any damages caused by ignorance of this policy are the parents responsibility.
SNOW CANCELLATIONS: DDA follows the Barrington/Exeter School District cancellations for inclement weather. If Barrington/Exeter is closed so is the Diamond Dance Academy. Snow cancellations will be listed on our Facebook page and on the home page of our website. If there is any doubt please feel free to contact us via email, phone or send a quick text to the studio number 603-244-6302.
I understand and agree to the Diamond Dance Academy's policies and procedures.