*NEW* COVID Policies
-Any dancer with symptoms (fever, chills, cough, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell) or a positive COVID-19 test result (dancer or anyone in their household) cannot participate in class.
-Mask must be worn at all times by EVERYONE inside the studio.
-Class size is limited according to studio rooms and we will maintain a 6ft distance from one another while dancing. Tape markers are placed on the Marley floor to help.
-All dancers MUST have with them their own personal hand sanitizer and are encouraged to use frequently. -All dancers shall bring their own water bottles. Water bottles, clothes, shoes, etc. must not be shared and kept in their dance bag.
-Ballet barres, flexibility bands, and tumbling/yoga mats will be wiped down and cleaned after each class. -High touchpoints and bathrooms will be sanitized every evening.
-Instructors and dancers can choose to wear a mask during class, but it is not required. -Periodically we will be taking external no-touch temperatures.
-ONLY dancers are allowed in the studios/lobby areas.
-Only one guardian of Preschool/Kinder Combo & Level 1 dancers is allowed to enter the studio to drop off and pick up. These parents are not allowed to stay at the studio.
-If a positive COVID case occurs (teacher or dancer) we will handle case by case with potentially having the studio shut down for a safe amount of time. If so, the Zoom schedule goes into effect immediately. So please take note of the Zoom meeting ID/passwords, they will be listed in your class notes and emailed at that time. -If any changes of COVID Phases, forcing the studio to shut down, the Zoom schedule goes into effect immediately.
-COVID Zoom Schedule-identical to studio schedule (Rec & Comp) but all classes shortened by 5mins.
*NO REFUNDS/CREDITS (due to us continuing with classes, paying instructors to do so, and uncontrollable situations causing us to shut down).*
- Class Size
All classes with less than 6 students enrolled will be dropped from the schedule – NO exceptions.
- Quitting/Dropping a Class
NO credits or refunds of any kind for quitting/dropping a class for any reason before the class begins, or at any time throughout the year. If you should quit/drop a class for any reason, it is your responsibility to inform Just Dance in writing with the date you quit/drop. You are responsible for any charges incurred up to that point. If you should drop after Feb. 1st you are responsible to pay for both March 1st and May 1st tuition installments as you took a spot in the class that can no longer be filled and choreography has to be re-blocked for dropping so late in the season.
For more details, please see our Registration & Tuition page.
- Classroom Rules
Please go over these with your child: no touching the mirrors, no hanging on the bars, no running (unless part of warm-up), no gum chewing, only water can be brought into the dance room. Inappropriate behavior (violence, touching, yelling, foul language) can & will lead to immediate dismissal without refunds.
Please do not touch the viewing windows.
Please keep coats in the lobby. Do not bring it into the dance room.
- Viewing Class
Parents are only allowed to view classes through the viewing window. Sometimes a teacher may invite you into the room. Otherwise, during class please remain in the lobby or drop your child off. Please refrain from conversation &/or cell phone use while in the dance room.
- Annual Dance Show Performances
Participation in dress rehearsal and both shows is mandatory unless we are notified by Nov. 1st, but preferably as soon as you register for the class. Our teachers take great pride in their work and blocking formations with each and every student in mind, so a dancer missing a performance without prior notification is unacceptable. Please keep in mind that missing a performance creates confusion for other dancers in the routine who rely on their fellow dancers for proper formations. Further, our showrunners will be looking for a dancer to have them go on stage if we are not given warning that the dancer will not be present.
All costume payments will be due in full December 1st with the exception of Apprentice & Competitive dance. Apprentice & Competitive dancers pay a $45 deposit per costume by Aug. 30th and the balance $45 per costume by Sept. 15th.
We measure each student and pick a size we think would work best for your dancer. We then ask you check studio director and approve the sizes we have chosen before Christmas Break.
We order costumes for all regular classes over Christmas Break. After the order is placed, you’re expected to perform in our dance show. You must inform us by Nov. 1st if you do not plan on participating in the show. If you should drop from the dance show after costumes have been ordered and choreography has begun, you forfeit your costume. (No refunds on costumes.) If your costume payment isn’t paid by Dec. 1st, we will NOT order your costume; therefore, you will not be able to perform in our show.
Please take note of the following:
-No refunds on costumes.
-You are responsible for your costume balance should you drop a class after costumes are ordered.
-Any necessary alterations are your responsibility.
-Costumes are only distributed once your 5th & final tuition installment (May) is paid.
- For App/Sr Comp Classes
Must wear uniform tanks on rehearsal days. Must wear black leotards on ballet and technique days. You may wear a skirt or shorts on bottom. If it is a color week you may wear colored clothing but make sure it is form-fitting. NO BAGGY CLOTHES!
- For All Classes
Leotard and tights are preferred (any color). A leotard paired with a skirt or shorts is fine too. For jazz, tap, and hip-hop: fitted capri pants, fitted leggings, shorts, tank tops, and fitted WSDC t-shirts can be worn. Rule of thumb… We have to be able to see their knees and elbows. No loose-fitting attire.
- Not Allowed For Classroom Attire
Street attire such as jeans, baggy t-shirts/sweatshirts, cut off shorts, jean shorts, khakis, jeggings (leggings that look like jeans), etc.
- Shoes For Classes
Preschool & Kinder Combos: Black tap shoes & pink ballet shoes. Arrive in tap shoes & bring a bag with ballet shoes into the dance room. Ballet shoes should be tied in a knot (not a bow). Adjust until shoes fit snugly but comfortably to foot. Then, cut off the excess string and tuck knot into shoes.
Level 1 Combo: Black tap shoes (slip-on or tie) no high heels & Black jazz shoes (slip-on or tie)
Tap classes: Black tap shoes (slip-on or tie) no high heels
Jazz classes: Black jazz shoes (slip-on or tie)
Ballet: Pink ballet shoes (canvas split sole preferred)
Contemporary: Tan adage turners (half-shoes that are over toes) or barefoot (your teacher will let you know for sure)
*Please note, once costumes are picked you may need to purchase specific shoes/color for all classes.
- Where To Find Shoes & Apparel
-For shoes & dance apparel, we highly recommend Flying D Dancewear in Peoria. You can go in, try things on, and be able to find out your size without the worries of shipping and handling fees.
-Payless Shoe Stores also carry ballet, tap, and jazz shoes for younger students.
-WSDC has 2nd hand shoes available in the studio lobby. We will also have Water St. Logo apparel available to order at the studio periodically.
- Dropping Off Your Child/Arriving to Class
For safety reasons, do not drop off your child or arrive to class more than 15 minutes prior to class start time. If you’re in the 1st class of the evening, the studio is not open until 15 mins prior.
- Pick Up
Please make sure you pick your child up on time. If you will be late, please call the studio so we can keep your child in the lobby until you arrive. Please inform your children about the importance of staying inside the building until you are in sight. We do not want the children waiting outside. This is for your child’s safety.
- Inclement Weather
If classes are canceled due to bad weather, you will receive an email and it will appear on our Facebook page. Canceled classes will not be made up. Follow us on Facebook @Just Dance home of Water Street Dance Co. for info on canceling classes. NO refunds.
The studio will be closed on various holidays throughout the year. Please refer to our Important Dates. Also, it will be posted in the studio.