DC Dance Collective's Policies

Check In

Always check in at the front desk before your class begins. If you are taking more than one class, sign in for all of them before your first class.

Be Punctual

Class warm-ups are essential. They are designed for your safety and to help prepare you for material to be taught during class. Students who arrive late may or may not be allowed to participate in class at the teacher's discretion.

Dress Code

Please wear clothing that is appropriate to your class. Instructors will give specific instructions for class attire as well as for shoes. In general, wear clothing that is NOT baggy, as it is important for teachers to be able to see body alignment. No blue jeans. If you have long hair, please keep it tied back. There are discount coupons for local dance supply stores available at the studio.

Multiple Class Option

Students who purchased an 1-hour Adult/Teen (A/T) card may use that card for any hour long Drop-In/Enrollment (D/E) class, as well as for the hour and a half Jazz Fusion Specialty Class (SC). Students who purchased an 11/2-hour Adult/Teen (A/T) card may also use that card for hour long classes. All classes must be taken before the end of the term that the card was bought in.

Missed Classes

Students enrolled in our Child/Teen classes should check with their instructors if they are unable to attend a class. Please make classes up as quickly as possible. All make up classes must be taken before the end of the term.

Cancelled Classes

In the event that a teacher is unable to teach their class, we will do everything possible to contact students who are enrolled. Please make sure that we have a phone number or email where you can be reached during the day. Whenever possible, a substitute teacher will be available to teach class.

In the case of inclement weather, please call the studio. Our general policy is close if the DC Public Schools close. Always make sure to attend a class based on your own personal comfort and safety. A message will be on the studio voicemail prior to class. You may also check the status of the studio on this site. Closing information will be posted prominently on the front page.

Observing Class

Please check with instructors for their preference. Observation days may be set up by individual instructors for their classes. Classes in the lower level studio may be watched through the window in the main office. (Classes are placed in studios based on the size of the class, the age of the students, sound factor, equipment needs, etc. Whenever possible, teachers will rotate classes so parents and friends can watch through the window.)

Performing Opportunities

Students enrolled in Child/Teen classes will have an opportunity to perform at the Spring Student Concert at the end of the Spring Term. Instructors may provide information about other additional performing opportunities.