2021-2022 Fennimore handbook
Wear the appropriate attire allows for the instructors to observe and critique body alignment and
positioning. To keep shoes and the floor in proper form, PLEASE, all dance shoes should be worn
indoors only. Please do not wear dance shoes in the parking lot or outdoors.
Dance Elite carries tap, ballet and jazz shoes and apparel for purchase. Specific shoes will be
required for performance.
- Practice wear is mandatory for all classes.
- All students’ hair must be tied back off neck and secured before class begins.
- Shoe styles, colors and costs vary by class.
- Specifics will be given at registration.
- Please remove all jewelry before class.
- Write your child’s name in both their shoes.
- Please no pajama pants, jeans or jean shorts allowed
- We ask that all children be prepared for class with tap shoes on first
- If your child does not follow these requirements, they will be asked to watch the class.
Please have your child arrive five minutes prior to class start time dressed in the proper attire,
shoes and hairstyle. Parents please be prompt! Without proper warm-up a student can be
seriously injured. The instructor is responsible for the children only during the lesson. An adult must
accompany young children until the class begins, and must be picked up promptly when the class
ends. Most classes run back to back, thus the teacher cannot monitor children after class.
For children under age 4, at least one parent per student must stay in the waiting area outside
the dance room during the lesson in case of emergency. If you can’t stay with your child please
make arrangements with another parent for help.
Viewing & Waiting Area
Dance Elite LLC has a formal viewing area/waiting room, which can be utilized at any time. We ask that all children be prepared for class with tap shoes on first. If your child is going to observe the class before them could you please have them sit in the chairs and watch. Please don’t stand at the door and wait, for this is distracting to the class dancing and it makes it difficult for the class to exit the dance room when they are finished. We also ask that the dancers enter the studio through the rear entrance. This ensures that classes will not be interrupted.
Parking is limited behind the building, please park vehicles in the city parking adjacent to the Silent Woman or on the street.
We will have a formal parents observation night one month before recital for all classes age 7 and younger. You are welcome to videotape class, take photos, and bring friends and relatives on this night. Parents will also be invited to watch the last couple of lessons of the preschool and 4k classes, this will better prepare the children to dance in front of an audience.
Parking is limited behind the building, please park vehicles in the city parking adjacent to the
Silent Woman or on the street.
Good attendance is imperative, as absences and tardiness can hold back an entire class, and
the studio cannot jeopardize its responsibilities to the rest of the class for one student. Please
make every effort to have your child to class on time. Repetitive tardiness may result in your child
not participating in the show regardless of your costume purchase. It is also important that you
pick up your child promptly.
Snow days & other cancellations are announced on WRCO and WGLR and will also be posted on
the website http://www.danceelitestudio.com. You will not be charged for these days. I have snow days
built into the dance year.