Registration Policies

    • Class Size

All classes with less than 6 students enrolled will be dropped from the schedule – NO exceptions.

    • Quitting/Dropping a Class

NO credits or refunds of any kind for quitting/dropping a class for any reason before the class begins, or at any time throughout the year. If you should quit/drop class for any reason, it is your responsibility to inform Just Dance in writing with the date you quit/drop. You are responsible for any charges incurred up to that point.  If you should drop after Feb. 1st you are responsible to pay for both March 1st and May 1st tuition installments as you took a spot in the class that can no longer be filled and choreography has to be re-blocked for dropping so late in the season.

For more details, please see our Registration & Tuition page.

Class Policies

    • Classroom Rules

Please go over these with your child: no touching the mirrors, no hanging on the bars, no running (unless part of warm-up), no gum chewing, only water can be brought into the dance room. Inappropriate behavior (violence, touching, yelling, foul language) can & will lead to immediate dismissal without refunds.

Please do not touch viewing windows.

Please keep coats in lobby. Do not bring into dance room.

    • Viewing Class

Parents are only allowed to view classes through the viewing window. Sometimes a teacher may invite you into the room. Otherwise, during class please remain in the lobby or drop your child off. Please refrain from conversation &/or cell phone use while in the dance room.

    • Annual Dance Show Performances

Participation in dress rehearsal and both shows is mandatory unless we are notified by Nov. 1st, but preferably as soon as you register for class. Our teachers take great pride in their work and blocking formations with each and every student in mind, so a dancer missing a performance without prior notification is unacceptable. Please keep in mind that missing a performance creates confusion for other dancers in the routine who rely on their fellow dancers for proper formations. Further, our show runners will be looking for a dancer to have them go on stage if we are not given warning that the dancer will not be present.

Costumes

All costume payments will be due in full December 1st with the exception of Apprentice & Competitive dance. Apprentice & Competitive dancers pay a $30 deposit per costume by Sept. 30th and the balance by Oct. 15th.

We order costumes for all regular classes over Christmas Break. After the order is placed, you’re expected to perform in our dance show. You must inform us by Nov. 1st if you do not plan on participating in the show. If you should drop from the dance show after costumes have been ordered and choreography has begun, you forfeit your costume. (No refunds on costumes.) If your costume payment isn’t paid by Dec. 1st, we will NOT order your costume; therefore, you will not be able to perform in our show.

Please take note of the following:

-No refunds on costumes.

-You are responsible for your costume balance should you drop a class after costumes are ordered.

-Any necessary alterations are your responsibility.

-Costumes are only distributed once your 5th & final tuition installment (May) is paid.

Dress Code

    • For App/Sr Comp Thursday Classes

Must wear black leotards. You may wear a skirt or shorts on bottom.

    • For All Classes

Leotard and tights are preferred (any color). A leotard paired with a skirt or shorts is fine too. For jazz, tap, and hip-hop: fitted capri pants, fitted leggings, shorts, tank tops, and fitted WSDC t-shirts can be worn. Rule of thumb… We have to be able to see their knees and elbows. No loose fitting attire.

    • Not Allowed For Classroom Attire

Street attire such as jeans, baggy t-shirts/sweatshirts, cut off shorts, jean shorts, khakis, jeggings (leggings that look like jeans), etc.

    • Shoes For Classes

Preschool & Kinder Combos: Black tap shoes & pink ballet shoes. Arrive in tap shoes & bring bag with ballet shoes into the dance room. Ballet shoes should be tied in knot (not a bow). Adjust until shoes fit snugly but comfortably to foot. Then, cut off excess string and tuck knot into shoes.

Level 1 Combo: Black tap shoes (slip on or tie) no high heels & Black jazz shoes (slip on or tie)

Tap classes: Black tap shoes (slip on or tie) no high heels

Jazz classes: Black jazz shoes (slip on or tie)

Ballet: Pink ballet shoes (canvas split sole preferred)

Hip-Hop: Tennis shoes (once costumes are picked, the type/color will be decided)

Contemporary: Tan adage turners (half-shoes that are over toes) or barefoot (your teacher will let you know for sure)

*Please note, once costumes are picked you may need to purchase specific shoes/color for all classes.

    • Where To Find Shoes & Apparel

-For shoes & dance apparel we highly recommend Flying D Dancewear in Peoria. You can go in, try things on, and be able to find out your size without the worries of shipping and handling fees.

-Another option: if you do know your sizes and want to shop online, go to Discount Dance or Just For Kix.

-Payless Shoe Stores also carry ballet, tap, and jazz shoes for younger students.

-WSDC has 2nd hand shoes available in the studio lobby. We will also have Water St. Logo apparel available to order at the studio periodically.

Concerning Safety

    • Dropping Off Your Child/Arriving to Class

For safety reasons, do not drop off your child or arrive to class more than 15 minutes prior to class start time. If you’re in the 1st class of the evening, the studio is not open until 15 mins prior.

    • Pick Up

Please make sure you pick your child up on time. If you will be late, please call the studio so we can keep your child in the lobby until you arrive. Please inform your children of the importance of staying inside the building until you are in sight. We do not want the children waiting outside. This is for your child’s safety.

    • Inclement Weather

If classes are cancelled due to bad weather, you will receive an email and it will appear on our Facebook page. Cancelled classes will not be made up. Follow us on Facebook @waterstreetdance for info on canceling classes. NO refunds.

Holidays

The studio will be closed on various holidays throughout the year. Please refer to our Important Dates. Also, it will be posted in the studio.