Studio Policies & Procedures

Registration

Face masks are optional for all dancers, guests, and staff regardless of vaccination status.

  1. The first class at San Diego Danceworks is complimentary. New student’s fees will be pro-rated for the first month of classes only.

  2. Registration and enrollment continue throughout the year. After May 1st, class availability is limited due to preparations for our June recital. New students pay their $30.00 annual registration fee when enrolling in classes. (Annual registration fees paid in the months of April through July will not be due again until August of the following year.) The $30 annual registration fee for returning students is due by August 5th of every year and will be auto-debited with your tuition.

Tuition

  1. Tuition is calculated on the entire dance year (August-June) and is the same each month, including those shortened by Danceworks holidays/closures or student absences. There are no refunds for tuition, costume or Recital fees.

  2. As a courtesy to our students, classes missed can be made up. Students may make up classes by coming to the same class that meets on another day or by exploring a different style of dance. Family members may also use a make-up to try a class. Students must be enrolled to make up a class. Make-up classes must be taken within 30 days of the missed class. Please consult with the office to schedule your make-up classes. Classes that are currently waitlisted are not available for make-up or trial classes.

  3. If you wish to drop enrollment from a dance class, please submit a drop request 30 days prior to dropping the class. All accounts will be set up for auto-pay in the Jack Rabbit portal. All accounts must have credit card information on file for billing purposes. Tuition is posted to the Jack Rabbit family account on the 1st of each month. Auto-pay occurs on the 5th of the month. You are welcome to go to your Jack Rabbit portal and make tuition payments prior to the 5th of the month. A $15.00 late fee will be assessed if tuition is not paid on or before the 5th.

Studio Behavior

No Food or Drink in the studio. Water bottles only. No Gum Chewing


  1. To create an atmosphere conducive to learning, teachers require focus and respect from students. Students are expected to refrain from talking that is not related to the teacher’s lesson plan, and to mute cell phones and leave them in their bags during class time. San Diego Danceworks faculty are dedicated to creating the best learning environment possible for all of our students. All students must respect the structure and teaching style of all instructors.

  2. Please arrive to class, in proper dance attire, 5 minutes before class start time. Entering class after it has begun is disruptive to the teacher and other students, so if your child is tardy, please advise him/her to enter class quickly and quietly.

Personal Belongings

  1. Please bring all personal items, in a sealable bag. Loose items are liable to get lost, or picked up by another student.

  2. Please label all personal items, dance wear including dance shoes with child’s name in permanent ink.

  3. We will donate unclaimed/unlabeled items at the end of each month. Please do not bring valuable items to the studio.

Recitals

  1. San Diego Danceworks produces two performances a year; in December and in June. The recital fee for the December performance will be added to your JackRabbit portal by October 1st and auto-debited from your account with tuition on October 5th. The recital fee for the June performance will be added to your Jack Rabbit portal by February 1st, and auto-debited with tuition on February 5th.

  2. The costume fee for the December performance will be added to your JackRabbit portal by September 1st and will be auto-debited on September 5th. The costume fee for the June performance will be added to your Jack Rabbit portal by January 1st, and auto-debited with tuition on January 5th. 

  3. Dancers participating in the Summer Recital and the San Diego County Fair are committed to staying enrolled and responsible for monthly tuition March through June.  Once costumes are ordered there are no refunds.

  4. Dancers participating in the Nutcracker are committed to staying enrolled and responsible for monthly tuition October through December.  Once costumes are ordered there are no refunds.

Dress Code

Acro

Tight fitting dance wear. No loose fitting tops or pants. Preferably a leotard or crop top with either shorts or leggings. Bare feet. Hair pulled back and out of the face. No jewelry. No skirts or tutus.

Ballet Gymnastics

Biketard or tight fitting shorts and tight fitting top or  leotard any colors, footless tights optional bare feet, hair pulled back off the face.

Ballet/Pointe

Female Dancers: Leotard color of choice (black required for Int +/AP classes) and pink footed ballet tights. Pink ballet shoes; pink pointe shoes. Hair pulled back into a bun. No jewelry.

Male Dancers:  Black tights; white t-shirt;  appropriate undergarments and black ballet slippers.

Contemporary

Tight fitting dance wear. No loose fitting tops or pants. Turning shoes. No bare feet.

Hair pulled back and out of the face. No jewelry.

Dance Technique

Tight fitting dance wear. No loose fitting tops or pants. Turn shoes or Jazz shoes. No bare feet.

Hair pulled back and out of the face. No jewelry.


Heels

Dress or comfortable pair of slacks and shirt  that are easy to move in and a pair of heels,comfy shoes or barefoot.  No socks.

Hip Hop/Jazz Funk

Hair up, pants/leggings or tights. No shorts, skirts or jeans. Clean street shoes. No open toed shoes or bare feet. JEWELRY- anything that has the potential to come loose during class or be a significant distraction should be removed prior to class time.

Jazz

Tight fitting dance wear. No loose fitting tops or pants.  Jazz shoes. No bare feet.

Hair pulled back and out of the face. No jewelry.

Musical Theatre

Hair up, pants/leggings or tights and Jazz shoes. Tight fitting top (like a tank top or sports bra.) No jeans.

Tap/Ballet & Ballet Creative

Leotard any color;  pink or skin tone footed or transition tights; hair pulled back off the face; black tap shoes; pink ballet slippers.

Tap

Black Tap shoes (consult teacher on the style), socks are recommended for comfort; comfortable athletic wear.

Turns & Leaps

Tight fitting dance wear. No loose fitting tops or pants. Preferably a leotard or crop top with either shorts or leggings. Bare feet. Hair pulled back and out of the face. No jewelry. No skirts or tutus.