Registration Information
All student data is based on the information we have entered into our computer system. Parents are responsible to inform us of any corrections.

Attire/Hair/Class Preparation
To promote a more structured learning environment and an appreciation for dance as an art, all students must follow the studio dress code and should arrive with necessary items such as hair accessories, dance shoes, and attire. Students who are consistently not prepared will be allowed to observe only.

​Ballet: leotard, tights, pink ballet slippers; Jazz: leotard, tights, shorts or form fitted pants, black jazz boot; Hip Hop: loose clothing, clean or new sneakers; Tap: form fitted clothing, black tap shoe; Theater Dance: form fitted clothing, black jazz boot; Acro: Leotard, shorts, bare feet. Hair must be away from the face and secured in a bun for ballet classes or a pony tail for all other classes.

​​Parking
Ample parking is available at the back of the building.

Studio Closings
November 20-24
December 25-29
​April 26-30


​Please call 845-901-9101 one hour prior to your class start time if it is snowing or if snow is expected.  A message will be posted on the answering machine if class will be canceled. There will be no make up for the first snow day. All other snow days will be made up during the scheduled makeup week.

      

Tuition
You must register to guarantee enrollment in any class. Each student, new and existing, is required to register and pay a registration fee. $25 for the first child in a family and $10 for each addition child. All registration fees paid are non-refundable.
​ Tuition is charged annually for 36 weeks of classes, starting September 11, 2017-June 8, 2018. 4 quarterly payments are due September 11th, November 13th, January 29th, and April 9th. The tuition fees are not based on number of classes per month as number of classes can vary. 
​Payments must be made via auto-pay in our DanceStudio-Pro system. There are NO PRO-RATED FEES for missed classes or holiday breaks. There will be NO REFUNDS for classes missed. Any bounced checks will be subject to a $30.00 fee.  

Policies  

The goal at Vibe Dance Studio is to provide our students a dance home filled with joy and encouragement to succeed.  We strive to encourage self-confidence while keeping a structured, respectful learning environment. Most of all, students learn proper technique while having fun! We believe that dance can inspire young people to be the best they can be.  It encourages dedication, teamwork, and discipline; true qualities that will last long after classes are over. In an effort to offer all students and their families the best possible experience here at Vibe Dance Studio, we strictly enforce the following policies:

General Procedures
Students are dismissed by the instructor only. No child will be allowed to leave the studio without permission from the instructor. At class end, parents of students under the age of 10 must pickup their child in front of the studio room door. These students will not be released without an adult present. Your child’s safety is important to us!  If your child has to leave early, please inform the studio in advance so arrangements can be made. Students must be picked up from the studio within 10 minutes of the conclusion of class unless prior arrangements have been made. Please notify the studio of an expected absence. Please encourage your child’s commitment to their program as absences hinder the other students in the class.  Therefore, I, as well as the students, appreciate that everyone be committed to their classes. Makeup classes may be made up in another class of similar age and level but not guaranteed. Makeup classes must be requested within the quarter of the missed class. There is no credit applied or refund of tuition for missed classes.

Student/Classroom Etiquette
Students' names should be on all items (e.g., dance shoes, dance bags, etc.). The staff will assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, or misplaced items. The waiting area is available to parents while students are attending class and to students waiting for class to begin. Please treat our facility as you would your own home. Keep our waiting areas tidy by cleaning up after you have eaten. All young children must be supervised by a responsible adult. Vibe students are expected to demonstrate respect for the director, staff, and their fellow classmates on and off site. When participating in a studio event, performance, out-of-town excursion, or when wearing the studio logo attitude, presentation, and behavior are important! Our studios are floors are specifically designed for dance and acrobatic use. Street shoes are never allowed on these floors. Only dance items and water are permitted in the studios. Staff members should never be interrupted during or between classes.​


Recital/Costumes/Costume Payment
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All Vibe students participate in an annual performance. The Vibe annual performance has been an amazing and rewarding event for the past 9 years. It benefits the children by building their poise and confidence, it teaches them the processes of putting on a show, and introduces them to a performance arena filled with lots of fun. In addition, parents, grandparents, other relatives and friends have the opportunity to proudly observe the accomplishments of their dancer. One costume is required per dance piece usually kept around $50.00. We try our hardest to keep costume fees reasonable. Costumes are ordered in November in accordance with your child’s measurements you provide. By paying for the costume, you are committing to the performance and all the rehearsals. Vibe Dance Studio is not responsible for costume alterations.

​All audience members are required to purchase a ticket.

Regular attendance is absolutely crucial as the performance draws near, not only for the success of the show, but also as an important exercise in teamwork and commitment.

Description of classes

Creative Movement:

Foster a love of movement in your child with this fun and energetic class. Lessons consider students’ attention spans and keeps them happily engaged while learning to translate music to movement. Interaction is consistent and incorporates a high level of praise to promote a strong sense of accomplishment.


Pre Ballet/Tap/Tumbling:

Our combo classes are designed for the beginning youngsters of our studio, giving them a taste of the various styles.  Students will learn the basics of each style in the combo, which are usually enhanced by creative movement activities within the classroom.  Typically, each style receives about 20 minutes of instruction.​


Pre-Dance:

Combining genres of dance, this class will develop your child’s coordination as well as an understanding of dance concepts and terminology. Through this enjoyable educational experience, students will learn to use dance as a creative means of self-expression. Concentration is on vocabulary, alignment and proper execution of movement and memorization and independence through sequential tasking. Dance genres covered in each session are ballet, jazz, acro, and creative movement.


Level 1/2 Ballet Jazz Combo: 

This class focus on teaching the basic fundamentals of dance and encourage creativity through the medium of dance. Class times are divided between both dance styles to give students a chance to develop their movement base and rhythm. 


Level 2 and 3 Ballet:

Advanced stretching and strengthening exercises are given, barre work is continued with a greater emphasis on vocabulary and French terminology. Musicality continues to be emphasized along with balance and coordination through the strengthening of the body core. Center work is introduced with continued focus on the positions of the arms, legs and feet using classical ballet vocabulary.


Level 4 Pointe:

Pointe work it is performed using hard–toed and stiff-shanked pointe shoes. Dancing on pointe requires strength and skill, so prior permission from instructor is required before students begin taking pointe classes. Two ballet classes are required.


Jazz:

Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. Jazz dance can take on many different characteristics and styles, including Street Jazz, Percussive, Broadway, Contemporary and Lyrical. Jazz classes can be patterned in any of these styles or a combination of them. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.


Level 3/4 Lyrical: 

Lyrical/contemporary is a fluid form of dance done to popular ballads and slower contemporary music. The dancer is taught to interpret his or her movement with feeling, motion and style. They will learn to tell a story or create the picture of the song. This style combines the fluid beauty of ballet with the more sharp moves in jazz. A Ballet or Jazz class is required along with lyrical/contemporary to build in technique. 


Acro:

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. A Ballet or Jazz class is required along with Acro to build in technique. 


Tap:

The rhythm and movement of tap, created by the metal taps on the heels and toes of a dancer’s shoes, transforms the dancer into a percussive musician. Tap dance emphasizes the flow of movement by teaching the dancer to find rhythms and beats not only in music but in their own bodies.


​​Hip Hop: 

A high energy dance class based on street dancing that uses popular hip hop and pop music. The intricate movements, dynamics and body isolations build a dancer’s stamina while keeping them current with the varied trends of Hip Hop in today’s ever changing dance arena. 


Level 1/2 Hip Hop:

This class will introduce young students’ to the basic vocabulary and style of hip hop movement. Hip Hop is about personal style and expression. This high energy class can be taught to anyone with a passion to move, so no dance experience is required.


Theater Dance:

This classes will focus on music, dance, and theater studies.  Great emphasis will be placed on recognizing the relevance of each discipline as it relates to musical theater and preparing students for auditions and musical theater performances. Each class period will be devoted to- 1) dance technique, 2) improving acting skills, 3) learning choreography; all to help students achieve that triple threat combination.  The culmination of this course will result with students gaining a broader understanding of musical theater, increasing their abilities, and help them to become well rounded performers. 


Modern:

This style teaches the body to move as an expressive tool; body/spatial/sensory awareness, structures and alignment, stage presence and gesture. Elements of improvisation are also introduced.