The Policies and Procedures of The Pennington Studio for Dance and Creative Arts is designed to maintain the decorum required to excel in the art of dance while observing maximum safety for your student and their peers.
Attendance and Tardiness Good attendance is imperative to the growth and success of your student. If more than 20% of classes are missed, your student may not be eligible to be promoted into a new level for the next year. Please make every effort to attend every class. Missed classes may not be deducted from tuition payments. Make-Up classes should be attended.
Holidays The Pennington Studio will be closed for the following holidays.
Mon. 9/30/19 for Rosh Hashanah
Wed. 10/9/19 for Yom Kippur
Mon. 10/14/19 for Columbus Day
Thurs. 10/31/19 for Halloween
Thurs.-Fri. 11/7-8/19 for Veteran’s Day
Tues.-Sat. 11/26-30/19 for Thanksgiving Break
Tues.-Wed. 12/3-4/19 for Holiday Walk Dress Rehearsals
Fri. 12/6/19 for Holiday Walk Performances
Fri.-Wed. 12/29/19-1/1/20 for Holiday Break
Mon.-Tues. 2/17-18/20 for Presidents’ Day
Thurs. 2/27/20 for Hopewell Valley Night Off
Mon.-Sat. 4/6-11/20 for Spring Break
Sat. 5/16/20 for Pennington Day
Mon. 5/25/20 for Memorial Day
Make-Up Classes If a student misses a class, they are encouraged to attend a make-up class within the month. For make-up classes, students may attend class with the level immediately below their own. For example, if your student in Ballet 3 has missed a class, they may take class with Ballet 2. Alternatively, students may take class in the same level in another discipline. For example, if your student in Ballet 1 misses a class, they may take a Jazz 1 class. When making up a class, please fill out a make-up slip at the front desk.
Inclement Weather Procedures The Pennington Studio will post updates on our website, www.thepenningtonstudio.com, regarding closings for snow and other inclement weather. The Pennington Studio reserves the right to close classes at our discretion. We will not put any student or family in danger due to weather. Any classes cancelled or missed may be made up according to our Make-Up Class Procedures listed above.
Lobby Area The Lobby Area is a shared by all families and patrons of The Pennington Studio. Please be courteous and mindful of conversation topics in the lobby area. All dance bags and personal items are to be left in the lobby area when a student goes in to take class. Observation windows may be used to see what your student is learning in class, please keep distractions to a minimum.
Payment and Late Fees The Pennington Studio is based on a 32-week year (September 9th– June 1st). There is a one-time registration fee of $40 per family. If you withdraw from The Pennington Studio for any reason, it is your responsibility to contact the studio immediately. A notice of 30 days is required to drop a class as well as a fee of $25. Students enrolled in classes as of January are obligated to pay tuition and attend classes through the rest of the school year. Recital tickets will not be sold to delinquent accounts. A class with less than 5 students may be cancelled at the discretion of the owner. There are three (3) different payment plans available. (1) Payment paid in full upon registration. (2) Payment in two installments. First installment due at registration and the second installment due on January 1st. (3) Payment in nine installments. First installment due at registration. The remaining balance will be divided into eight installments due on the 1st of each month. Regardless of payment plan option, a $25 late fee will be charged 5 days after payment is past-due.
Dress Code Proper uniform is required for all classes. The students are expected to provide, at their own expense, proper attire and footwear for all classes. This includes but is not limited to, leotard, tights, dance shoes, dance pants, and hair accessories. Students must abide by the designated hair requirements for the class they will be attending, as listed below.
The dress code uniform per level is as follows:
ABC Pre-School Dance Light pink cap sleeved leotard with attached skirt. Pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair worn up in a tight bun.
Kinderdance Cerise leotard. Pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair worn up in a tight bun.
Recreational Ballet 1 Purple leotard. Pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair worn up in a tight bun.
Recreational Ballet 2 Juniper leotard. Pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair worn up in a tight bun.
Recreational Ballet 3/4 Black Cherry leotard. Pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair worn up in a tight bun.
Jr. CORE Ballet Navy blue leotard. Pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair worn up in a tight bun.
CORE Ballet Eggplant leotard. Pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair worn up in a tight bun.
Tap Classes The designated leotard for your ballet level. (see above) Black jazz pants, black bike shorts or caramel tights. Hair worn up in a tight bun or ponytail. Black tap shoes: full sole lacing Oxford. The Bloch Respect is great for younger kids. The Chloe and Maudes are recommended for more advanced students. No split sole "jazz" style, please. A lacing Oxford is also acceptable.
Jazz Classes The designated leotard for your ballet level. (see above) Black jazz pants, black bike shorts or caramel tights. Caramel jazz shoes. Hair worn up in a tight bun or ponytail.
Hip-Hop Classes The designated leotard for your ballet level. (see above) Black jazz pants, black bike shorts or caramel tights. Caramel jazz shoes. Hair worn up out of the face in a ponytail. A T-Shirt can be worn over the leotard, if desired.
Boys’ Classes White or black fitted T-Shirt. Black bike shorts, tights, or leggings. Black ballet shoes. Hair worn out of the face and eyes.
Students may wear a ballet skirt during class, if desired.
All students are REQUIRED to wear proper cover up attire to and from the dance studio. (This is simply for safety.) Students must also refrain from walking outside in their dance shoes.
There is to be no jewelry worn during any dance class. (Exceptions include stud earrings.) There should be no chewing gum in classes.
the pennington studio
114 Straube Center Blvd. Suite K-2 Pennington, NJ 08534