Studio Policies

Class Attendance
Regular attendance is essential for dance progress. Students should make every effort to attend all classes. Please call or email the studio if your child will be missing a class. Students are allowed only three absences per class from January through June. This is when the dances are being taught and perfected for our dance recital. Any exception to this must be discussed with Miss Pattie. Attendance should be a priority at all times, but especially during these months.
Please plan to arrive on time for classes. Arriving more than ten minutes late places students at risk for injury due to improper warm-up. As a result, students more than ten minutes late may be asked to observe class.

In the event of inclement weather, the studio may close during this time for your safety. Should the studio be closed due to weather or emergencies, information regarding the closing will be posted on WFMZ , our Facebook page, and our website under “Miss. Pattie’s Notes”. Classes are not necessarily cancelled when schools close. PBDC will schedule a make up class after the second same day cancellation. If a make up class is offered and you are not able to attend, you will not receive a credit.

Conduct
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous, respectful manner. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated! We expect our students to be on time, dressed properly and have a good attitude. If problems arise, the student may be asked to sit down or leave the class. Parents will be notified if there is a recurring problem.

Dress Code
Dance is a disciplined art form and must be respected as such. In order to teach effectively, see proper body alignment and make necessary corrections, the dancer must be dressed properly.

Hair must be pulled back for all classes.
No shorts or t-shirts for any classes.
No jewelry except stud earrings.
All dance shoes must be purchased from the studio.
All Combination Classes (Pre-k ~ 12th grade): Solid color leotard; pink or tan tights

Classical Ballet: Solid color leotard; pink tights
Hip Hop & Modern: Solid color leotard; tan tights or black capris
Acrobatics: Leotard or bike unitard; no tights

Lobby Etiquette

If you choose to wait in the lobby during your child’s class, we ask that conversations and other children not be allowed to get too loud. If you do have other children with you, please keep them under control. No slamming doors, running up the ramp, jumping on/off the chairs, etc. We strive to keep a clean environment at all times.

Lost & Found
The Patricia Bostick Dance is not responsible for lost items or items that are left at the school. Items not claimed by the last day of each month will be donated to charity.

NO FOOD, GUM, DRINKS AT ANY TIME!