Attendance

Class attendance is very important for a dancer’s development, progress & sense of accomplishment. It is not necessary to notify us if dancers are absent on occasion. However, if there is chronic illness or repetitive absences, please contact our office. We encourage dancers to watch class if they are unable to participate due to illness, injury, etc. A note from the parent is preferred in these situations. Make-up classes are sometimes available. Excessive absences may jeopardize a dancer’s privilege to perform in the spring recital.

Professional Days & Holidays:
Dance classes will meet on all days when school is out for Parent-Teacher conferences, professional days and on Martin L. King day.  Classes will not meet during fall break in October, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, spring break in March and Memorial Day in May. This information is verified below and throughout the calendar on this website.
**Class Cancellation Policy:
When weather conditions result in local school closings, we will make a determination about dance classes based on road conditions.  This will be posted on the home page of this website by 2:00pm.  If classes are canceled, alternatives can be offered or make-up classes may be scheduled at a later time. To keep up with current news & information especially as it relates to weather and class cancellations, log on to this website.
Holidays:
Dance classes will not meet on the following days: 
  • Fall Break — Oct. 19-20-, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Break — Nov. 22-24, 2017
  • Christmas Break — Dec. 25, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2018
  • Spring Break — March 19-23, 2018
  • Memorial Day — May 28, 2018, No Dance Classes Tuesday, May 29, Wednesday, May 30 or Thursday, May 31, 2018

Dress Code

Dance Attire Appropriate attire is required for any art or sport.  Our dress code is VERY flexible.  Proper dress helps students move freely and allows the teacher to observe correct technique.  Please follow the dress code for dance classes.  Leotards, tights, leggings, sports bras and hot shorts are acceptable for dance class.  Leotards can be any color & style including those with or without skirts.  T-shirts may be worn with biker shorts or leggings ONLY! T-shirts are not to be worn with gym shorts.  Shorts may be worn with leotards, sports bras or tank tops.  Dance pants can be worn in tap & jazz classes — not ballet, lyrical or pointe classes — legs need to be seen for proper technique.  Street clothes or pajamas are not acceptable.  It is very helpful if hair is secured away from eyes and out of the face.

Shop Showstoppers:
For color and style uniformity we sell dance shoes for our classes.  PLEASE purchase dance shoes from Showstoppers so classes will match!  We provide this convenience to our families and students to take the “guess work” out of sizing and ordering.  We also sell leotards, hot shorts, skirts, tights, Showstoppers shirts & tanks, hoodies & more!  Remember: sales tax must be added to all purchases. We will be glad to assist you and we appreciate your business!
 
    

Shoe Requirements

***Showstoppers Dance Shoes***

We carry the appropriate dance shoes & styles needed for all of our dance classes with the exception of pointe shoes.  Although we do not carry a large inventory, we will have shoes available for sizing so that we can order the correct size for our dancers on a regular basis.  This is a service we are happy to provide our customers so that you don’t have to travel out of town for shoes.  It will also take the guess work out of sizing when trying to order shoes online.  Our students need to purchase shoes through Showstoppers so that all styles and colors will match for the recital performance.

Ballet Classes:  Girls Pre-K through 5th grade wear pink leather split-sole ballet shoes.  Boys wear black ballet shoes.

Tap Classes:  Girls tap classes grades K-4 need black patent Mary Jane tap shoes and boys wear black lace up shoes.  Grades 5-up wear women’s black leather character shoe 1 1/2″ or 2″ heel tap shoes with tele-tone taps.  (Either heel height is acceptable)

Lyrical Ballet & Jazz Classes:  A tan slip-on shoe for all jazz classes and ballet & classes grades 6-up.

Pointe Classes:  Any pink satin pointe shoe is acceptable.  We recommend Show Biz in Oklahoma City or Black & Pink in Tulsa.

If you have shoes in other colors & styles, please feel free to wear them until new ones are needed and replace them with the styles listed above. 

Studio / Classroom

Students need to arrive promptly in proper dance attire and shoes. Please see our dress code and shoe requirements for specific information.

The dressing room and lobby areas are not to be used for a playground. Absolutely no running or loud noises. This disrupts classes in session. Siblings and friends who stay while dancers are in class are asked to wait quietly. We ask there be no interruptions during classes except in case of emergency.

Please do not open the studio door to “peek” into class. This creates unnecessary distractions especially for younger classes.

Special times have been designated for parents to view their children’s progress known as “Parents Week.” Parents are invited to attend a regularly scheduled lesson. Due to limited seating, only parents should attend. Siblings, other family members and friends should not attend however, they are welcome at the annual spring dance recital. For specific dates, please see our calendar.

Students and parents are asked to respect all instructors. If there is a problem, please call our office. Classes are scheduled one right after the other. Between classes is not always the best time to answer questions or solve problems. We want to give your concerns our undivided attention. You may call or e-mail us and we will personally address any issues as soon as possible.

Parents and students are asked not to bring food or drink in the building. Students should eat before and after class. Plain bottled water is allowed in dance bags in the dressing room area but not in the studio rooms. No food, gum, candy, juice or pop.

We will not leave younger dancers unattended so please be prompt in picking them up. Teachers waiting with students are scheduled to assist in another class or have finished their shift and are waiting to leave. Students should not have to wait more than 5 minutes. Parents are asked to remind their children NOT to go outside unless you are there. For your convenience, we have a circular drive for parents who wish to drop off and pick up their children at the front door. Those who wish to wait while children are in class need to park in a striped space with a parking stump in front of it!  DO NOT PARK OR DRIVE ON THE GRASS. If our parking lot is full, please park across the street. Do not park or leave your car unattended in the circular drive. This will provide better traffic flow for everyone. Please use extra caution upon entering and exiting the parking lot especially after dark. There are many young children coming and going from our facility.

Students are encouraged to practice their recital routines.  We are happy to record their music on a CD or flash drive.  You may send a new/unused CD–not DVD with them to class during the second semester.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Please notify our office with any contact information changes. This includes mailing address, phone number, email address, schedule changes and/or drops.
  • Showstoppers is not responsible for lost articles. To avoid loss, please label all belongings or leave valuables at home.
  • Students should use the restroom before or after class.
  • Students should not use the restroom for a changing room.  Please use the dressing room to change clothes.
  • Phone messages often go unchecked when we are closed between the hours of 8:00pm Thursday-3:00pm the following Monday.  We will return calls and respond to emails promptly.

Thank you for your cooperation and trust. We hope this year is rewarding for you and your dancer. We appreciate your support and patronage.

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