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about us

• About Us
• Curriculum
• Class Procedures
• Studio Newsletter
• Dress Code For Dance Classes

• Female Students
• Male Students
• African Dance
• Dance Merchants

• Recital Classes
• Non Recital Classes
• Attendance & Conduct


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Our mission is to not only develop dancers but to also develop the mind, body, and spirit of young people to help them realize their full potential as productive and contributing members of society. The lessons learned from team work, discipline and perserverance are lasting and students that strive to be the best learn the values of hard work, respect for self and others and determination.

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TOT Classes for Ages 3-5: Introduces the fundamentals of tap to the very young. The child's creativity, motor skills and confidence are developed while having fun. The children sing and dance to music designed especially for this age group.

Tap Classes: Offered from age 5 and are a great source for rhythmic and motor skill development. Tap is effective in stimulating a natural sense of rhythmn and beat.

Jazz Classes: are offered from age 6. This free style of dance involves stretch, isolations and combinations influenced by the contemporary dances and music of today.

African Dance Classes: are offered from age 5. This specialty class introduces the fundamentals and techniques of traditional West African dance.

Gymnastics Classes: are offered from age 3. Based on floor exercise and tumbling. Develops flexibility, strength and coordination. A "must" for the all around dancer.

Adult Classes: If you love to dance or have always wanted to learn, this is your road to fitness. Classes are offered in Tap, Jazz, and African Dance. Line Dance and Swing Dance Classes are offered in four-week session based on minimum enrollment.

Students must be properly groomed to take class. Female students must wear their hair pulled back off the face or in braids. No bans, ponytails, barrettes, or other hair decorations/accessories allowed.

Loose clothing over dancewear is not permitted in class.

The studio strives for a prompt schedule, please arrive 10 minutes prior to your class time.

There are no refunds if a student misses a class.

Cancellation of classes due to inclement weather will be broadcasted on WBEN, WKBW, and WGR radio stations; as well as the Studio's answering machine. Never assume that the dance school is closed. When in doubt call first to avoid an unnecessary absence.

Parents are responsible for reading all monthly newsletters, bulletin board postings, studio correspondence and asking for missed handouts. Newsletters are located on the table below bulletin board beginning the 1st week of each month. An informed parent is the key to an enjoyable dance school season for all!

Students should write their name in full on all dance shoes. We are sorry, but we cannot be responsible for lost or missing articles and valuables of any kind.

Aeachers reserve the right to deny a student's participation in class if dress code is not adhered to..

Black leotard and tights or unitard

Tap Shoes:

Ages 3-5: Black Patent Leather
Ages 6-Adult: Black Leather

Jazz Shoes- One or both styles may be required:

Capezio Half Soles (beige)
Black Split Sole Jazz Boot

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Black lycra jazz pants

Men's dance belt required for older male students

Black form fitting T-shirt

Tap Shoes:

Ages 3-5: Boys Black Patent Leather
Ages 6-Adult: Men's Black Leather taps

Jazz Shoes- One or both styles may be required:

Capezio Half Soles (beige)
Black Split Sole Jazz Boot

Bare feet

Lapa (with black leotard & footless tights for Beginners; with black footless tights & white t-shirt for intermediate & advanced)

Gele (headwrap)

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Bailey Slipper Shop
8204 Main St. Clarence, NY..................634-0314

Dance N' Stuff
234 Highland Pkwy, Kenmore, NY..................877-2449
3719 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, NY.................634-2481

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Taking great pride in the progress of our students we set out to achieve the total experience and fulfillment of dance by presenting our students in an exciting and moving annual production. The year's work is brought to an exciting climax as students feel the magical thrill and glow of dance on-stage. Students earn their placement in recital classes based on class attendance and cooperation, attitude toward dance discipline, home practice, parent(s) committment and involvement, compliance with all recital requirements including deadlines for all fees and mandatory rehearsels. Recital students are allowed only 3 absences from classes. Any student who falls below the class level due to lack of interest, practice, attendance, etc. is placed in non-recital class(es) regardless of the number of years of dance training at the school.

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Geared to the less serious dance student who finds dance a challenge and a fun, relaxing way to spend an hour each week,

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All students are expected to be in classes regularly and on time. Classroom doors are locked 5 minutes after the hour. Students who arrive late to class will not be allowed to enter the classroom once class has begun. Makeup lessons are not given for missed classes. If a student is unable to class, please notify the studio. Students waiting for a ride are to remain inside the glass front door until vehicle is in front of the studio. Parents are to pick up their child immediately after class. A $5.00 per half hour child care fee will be charged for any student left waiting past 30 minutes after class dismissal.

"All students are expected to respect and willingly abide by all studio rules on dress and procedure and conduct themselves in a courteous manner in the studio and in all studio connected activities."

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Recieve $5 off Registration when you register on Saturday, August 6, 2006.

Friday, September 9 : 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 10 : 10:00 am - 2:00 pm