8451 HELGERMAN COURT, GAITHERSBURG, MD 20877
Creative Movement for 3 - 4 year olds
Perfect for the very young dancer! This class is open to children able to take class without parent help. The class builds motor skills, balance and imaginative movement while exploring beginning ballet and tap skills. Both girls and boys welcome! Students not yet 5 years old benefit by repeating this class. Each session, coordination, confidence, control and skill deepen with constantly varying routines.
Class attendance policy
Regular class attendance is vital to student progress and a successful recital. Students who miss more than four classes a semester will not be permitted to perform in the recital, unless granted permission by the teacher after private lessons and consultation. Three consecutively missed classes also disqualifies a student from participating. In certain, rare cases, the teacher may waive this rule. Parents should contact the teacher ahead of time to note absences. No absences, other than for illness, will be permitted the month before the recital. In addition, we expect our students to arrive on time and be prepared for class. A student who comes more than 5 minutes late may be excused from class. If repeatedly late and have been given a clear warning, we reserve the right to dismiss the student completely with no refund of tuition.
No streets shoes in the dance studio. Hair must be securely off face. Ballet students need to have their hair in a tight ponytail, tight braid, or bun. No loose hair or dangling jewelry.
Girls – light pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, light pink tights, pink leotard, skirt (optional)
Boys – black ballet shoes, black tap shoes, black comfortable pants, solid colored top
*Dance accessories such as leg warmers, skirts, and sweaters are allowed, but must be dancewear. No sweat pants, sports jackets, or general clothing allowed.
Where to Purchase
For younger students, it is recommended dance attire and shoes be purchased at Target or Payless as
prices tend to be lower and little feet grow fast.
For older students, it is recommended to be fitted at a dance store to ensure the appropriate sizing and
shoes are supportive and comfortable. Footlights in Frederick, Maryland – great for pointe shoe fittings!
For the recital, all students will be required to purchase additional dance attire/accessories. We do our
best to choose affordable items that can easily be ordered online and worn again for dance/pleasure.