We welcome you to Gloria Jean’s Studio of Dance. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing our studio for your child’s dance education. The information below will help acquaint our new students as well as remind our returning students of studio policies. We look forward to a great season!
A black leotard, with white, black, suntan, or pink tights with no additional clothing is the required dress code. Black tap shoes and pink ballet shoes are required for tap and ballet class. For jazz class, beginners can use their ballet shoes, otherwise black jazz shoes are required. Light weight sneakers can be used for Hip Hop. For acro, children will wear stirrup or footless tights with a leotard or a biketard and remain barefoot.
As a courtesy and for the convenience of our students, we offer a full supply of the dancewear needed at discount prices. Students must adhere to our dancewear policy. We also carry all accessories needed for our annual recital.
OUR ANNUAL RECITAL
The recital is held in early June at John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts at Southern Connecticut State University. Tickets go on sale three to four weeks before and our dress rehearsal is held the week of the performance. Our souvenir recital program contains personal ads and class photos and will be available to everyone. We take great pride in producing a truly professional recital.
Dance cannot be taught efficiently without the proper attitude or behavior. Misconduct in any part of the studio will not be tolerated. After a parent has been informed of this and the misconduct continues, the student will be asked to withdraw from the studio.
PLACEMENT AND ATTENDANCE
Students are placed in class according to age and ability at the sole discretion of the faculty. Parents are asked that their children attend classes regularly. Once a child is placed in a class it becomes important to the teacher, classmates, and a child’s individual training that every effort is made to attend weekly. There are no observers in the classroom. We feel this creates a distraction and it becomes difficult for the teacher to keep the full attention of the students. Observation is at the discretion of the teacher.
YEARLY TUITION & RECITAL COSTUMES
Your tuition is based on a yearly rate broken down into 9 payments, no matter how many weeks are in the month or how many classes your child attends. These payments are due the first lesson of every month. All students must keep their accounts up to date. A deposit is due on your child’s recital costumes by November 1st with the balance due in full by March 1st.
We have two optional fundraising projects a year. These consist of a Christmas Holiday Kit which may be used towards tuition and costume deposits. We also have candy bar sales all year. The profits from all fundraising go to the individual student.
Our studio does not follow school closings for national holidays etc
We are closed on Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas week, Easter weekend, and a Spring Break