Dress Code and Student Policies

Ballet

  • Solid coloured leotard, tights and shoes should be well fitted.
  • Underpants should not be worn. The tights act as the undergarment.
  • No large jewelry pieces should be worn.
  • The hair should be neatly groomed and appropriately styled off the face and neck in a bun, secured with a hairnet and bobby pins.

For our younger ballerinas who need help with their hair, please speak to the office and we will arrange a hair buddy. You must provide your own hairbrush, hairnet and pins and arrive at the studio in plenty of time.

LevelLeotardShoesTights/SocksOther
Pre-primaryPinkPinkPink tights or
Pink ankle socks
Can wear a pink sheer skirt. Length 2-3” above the knee
PrimaryPinkPinkPink tights or
Pink ankle socks
Can wear a pink sheer skirt. Length 2-3” above the knee
Grade 1 to 5Navy blue with waistbandPink spit or full sole. Leather or canvas is acceptable.Pink tightsCharacter shoes and skirt rented from Dance In Motion

 

Jazz and Lyrical and Contemporary

  • Solid coloured bodysuit or DIM Tank
  • Black bike shorts
  • No large jewelry pieces should be worn
  • Beige foot undies for Company Dancers
  • Rec. Jazz classes, please speak with your instructor to clarify shoes (either black jazz shoes or beige foot undies)
  • The hair should be neatly groomed and appropriately styled off the face and neck in a bun or ponytail.

 

Tap (all tap classes except Tap/Ballet)

  • Solid coloured bodysuit or DIM Tank
  • Black bike shorts
  • Black full lace up leather Tap Shoes
  • No large jewelry pieces should be worn
  • The hair should be neatly groomed and appropriately styled off the face and neck in a bun or ponytail

Hip Hop

  • Short or long sleeved T-Shirt
  • Baggy pants or shorts
  • No jeans allowed
  • Solid white runner – Indoor use only  **(No Outdoor shoes will be allowed)
  • Hair styled off of the face and neck

 

Acro, Tumbling and Contortion

  • Solid coloured bodysuit or unitard
  • Black bike shorts
  • Absolutely no jewelry pieces should be worn
  • Beige foot undies or bare feet
  • The hair should be neatly groomed and appropriately styled off the face and neck in a bun or ponytail

 

 Musical Theatre and Stage

  • Solid coloured bodysuit or DIM Tank
  • Black bike shorts
  • No large jewelry pieces should be worn
  • Please speak with your instructor to clarify shoes (either black jazz shoes or beige foot undies)
  • The hair should be neatly groomed and appropriately styled off the face and neck in a bun or ponytail

 

Creative Movement and Tap/Ballet and all other Preschool classes (with the exception of Hippity Hop)

  • Solid colour bodysuit
  • Pink Ballet tights or pink/white ankle socks
  • Sheer skirts or tutus can be worn
  • Pink Ballet shoes
  • Tap shoes can be rented from DIM – Deposit must be paid
  • Hair styled and secured off of the face and neck
  • Please refer to the Hip Hop section for appropriate attire for Hippity Hop

For our younger dancers who need help with their hair, please speak to the office and will arrange a hair buddy. You must provide your own hairbrush, hairnet, elastics and pins and arrive at the studio in plenty of time.

 

ALL COMPANY DANCERS MUST REFER TO THEIR COMPANY CONTRACT FOR DRESS CODE POLICIES.

 

Studio Policies

Dress Code

Proper attire is very important for each class and every dancer is expected to adhere to the appropriate dress code. As discipline is a vital aspect to dance training, we are asking the parents cooperation in this matter. Please review the dress codes listed above.

School Term

The school term is based on 36 weeks from September to June, with closures to observe all statutory holiday periods as designated by the public school system. The tuition fee structure is based on this term.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are paid in ten payments September 1st – June 1st. Post dated cheques or a credit card are required at the time of registration. Please refer to our  “Class Schedule & Fees” page for full explanation of our Fee Structure & Policy.

[Class Schedule & Fees…]

Termination of Contract

Your contract is based on a yearly tuition period and must be treated as such. If you or your child must discontinue during the season for health reasons, etc., a letter must be issued in writing to notify DIM at least one month in advance of the next payment date. June fees and Costume & Competition Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Missed Classes

Refunds will not be given for missed lessons.

Returned Cheques

There is a $25.00 service charge on all returned cheques.

Costumes

Costume Deposits are due Oct. 1st and are NON-REFUNDALE. Recreational classes require a deposit of $50 per. class and Competitive groups require a deposit of $75. Please remember these are only deposits and the remainder of the cost will be billed & must be paid before costumes are handed out.

Competitions

All recreational classes (except for PRE-SCHOOL classes) are entered into one competition.  (Peak Abbotsford in May). Competition fees are charged according to the entry fees. Please note that some competitions are scheduled during the school day; we do not have control over scheduling.

Examinations

RAD ballet exams are mandatory for all company members and fees will be listed on your entry forms. Any other students wishing to partake in a ballet exam must be taking at least 2 ballet classes per week. Their teacher will inform students when they are ready to participate in an examination.

Outside Training

Dance In Motion will not accept any student who is enrolled in training with another studio/teacher, unless the directors of DIM have approved it. If a student is found to be training outside of DIM, they may be asked to leave.

Classroom Etiquette

  • No chewing gum, eating or drinking in the studios (except for water), no disruptive behaviour, use of profanity, or ridiculing of other students will be tolerated.
  • Dancers should arrive at least 5mins before class start time, appropriately dressed. Remember tardiness is disruptive to the class.
  • All dancers must be picked up on time and DIM will not be responsible for any students who leave the premises, for any reason. Please ensure that your child knows to wait inside the studio.
  • No use of cell phones allowed in the studio classroom.

Behavior

All students, parents and teachers of DIM are expected to always conduct themselves in an approipriate manner. Negativity & slander of Dance In Motion, it’s students & teachers, or any other studio and it’s students & teachers will NOT be tolerated.

Dance Recital

As dance is a performing art form, Dance In Motion feels it is important to provide dance students with the opportunity for a public performance. All students will participate in a year- end dance recital to be held at a local theatre in June. However students who have a poor attendance record may be asked to step down as we feel each dancer has a responsibility to their group when it comes to attendance, work ethic, and knowledge of their choreography and dance routines. If a child falls behind, they may need private lessons or extra rehearsals. There is an additional fee for private lessons and extra rehearsals.

Company

Company is designed for the students who are training in several disciplines and want the opportunity to perform and compete in several competitions. Specific conditions must be met and dancers need to meet certain levels of technical abilities to be accepted into the company program. If you are interested in our Competitive Program, please speak with one of your DIM directors….we can always be reached at info@danceinmotion.com

Social Media Policy

Dance In Motion has a strict, no tolerance policy regarding Social Media.

At DIM, we are highly aware of the dangers of social media & the impact that these sites can have on the social and emotional well being of children and teenagers when used inappropriately – from cyber-bullying to attaching their names/ faces to situations that could compromise their future.

Individuals who put things on FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube & InstaGram are releasing that information to the public. It is not private despite having access to privacy settings. Once they are released to the world-wide-web, it can never be taken away. Although all the tools can be used in a positive way, we have to be aware of the dangers and make sure they are all being used properly…to promote & share positive things & events, not to be malicious & dangerous.

We are advising our DIM family (parents, teachers and students), that using social media sites to post tweets, status updates and pictures of themselves and others in situations that portray a negative impact on the Studio as well as on themselves will call for disciplinary action that may result in being dismissed from Dance In Motion.

Here are some examples of social media abuse that will NOT be tolerated:

• posting pictures/video/text that are malicious, slanderous and purposefully target the studio, dance teachers or fellow students in a negative way or that of any other dance studio, it’s teachers, parents &/or students.

• posting pictures/video/text that contain language that is abusive, threatening, demeaning, and is targeted to another person(s). This is considered as “cyber-bullying” & is unacceptable behavior.

• students posting pictures/video/text of themselves or others engaging in illegal under-age drinking, smoking, tobacco use, illicit drugs, marijuana use, etc.

• posting pictures/video/text that endorse, celebrate, or encourage illegal under-age drinking, smoking, tobacco use, illicit drugs, marijuana use, etc.

• students posting pictures/videos of themselves or others in sexually-suggestive poses that may or may not contain full / partial nudity.

• posting pornographic images / videos / or links to pornographic material.

• posting pictures/video/text that is laced with profanity, comments that are racist, prejudicial, or demeaning of other people/ ethnicities / cultures / gender, etc.

Favouriting, or Re-tweeting or Liking will be considered as posts… so be careful & remember to stay positive!