RDC Policies and Dress Code

A handbook of Rhythm Dance Company's policies is available upon registration.

General Studio Polices:

1.  Students are required to follow the dress code for all classes (see below), in order to maintain a professional dance-training environment.  No jewelry may be worn, with the exception of small stud earrings.  Hair must be secured back tightly.  No gum chewing is allowed in the studio.  Only water bottles are allowed in the studio rooms. ?Studio merchandise is sold throughout the year through the front desk.
2.
 Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins to ensure there is proper time to get ready and begin class on schedule.  The first 10 minutes of class are just as essential as the middle or end of class.  Students that arrive more than 10 minutes after class begins may be asked to sit out and watch the class (due to missing most of the warm-up and possibly resulting in injury).
3.
If there is a problem with your child, please speak with the studio director, Nicole Kelley, as soon as possible.
4. Attendance is extremely important in every class and is vital for student improvement and group choreography.  Personal progress and growth as a class will reflect this. Please use your best judgment before sending your child to class if he/she has been ill.  If students are injured, they should come to class and observe.  Please remember to call the studio if your child will not be attending a lesson.
5. The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if a teacher is absent for any reason.  In the event that a substitution cannot be arranged, class may be canceled or rescheduled.
6. Classroom etiquette is expected at all times in the studio.  Listening to your instructor, applying corrections and following the proper dress code are all standards in dance training.  Courtesy and respect should be given to everyone at the studio, including teachers, classmates and parents.  A positive attitude is important in any learning environment and will be assessed on an individual basis.
7. All students are encouraged not to leave the room once class has begun. Please allow for appropriate restroom use prior to class.  Very young children will be treated sensitively as the need arises. Preschool children may need a parent’s attention from time to time for bathroom issues.
8.
Rhythm Dance Company is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.  Please make sure that all shoes and bags are labeled with the dancer's name. ?The Lost and Found container will be emptied every month and donated to charity.
9.
In the case of inclement weather, please call the studio (508.366.1003) 2 hours before your scheduled class time.  Please note that RDC does not always follow school closings, as roads are sometimes cleared by the time classes begin.  An update will be posted on our website as well.
10. Observation of all classes is available on TV monitors in our lobby.  We ask that you observe quietly and remain courteous of the classes in session.  Please do not interrupt a class in progress.
11. Please refrain from negative comments regarding instructors, other students, or parents in RDC's space.  We take pride in creating a positive environment in which everyone feels welcome.  If you have an issue, please contact the studio director as soon as possible.
12.
Costume prices typically range from $60-$80 for Performance Level classes.  Combo classes will have 1 costume.  Deposits for costumes must be paid by October 15th and balances by March 1st. Tuition and costume payments must be up to date before costumes can be taken home.  There are no refunds after a costume order has been placed. Costumes are not custom made and are purchased with room to grow based on child's measurements and the costume company's size chart. Alterations, if necessary, are the parents’ responsibility.  We will have a studio seamstress available to parents, at their cost.


RDC Dress Code

Pre-school I, II & III & Tumbleina (Ballet attire only, no tap):
Pink Leotard (All skirts must be attached. No tutus)
White Full Footed Tights *Bloch Endura brand Footed White Tights will be required for the Photo Day and Recital
Pink Bloch Ballet Slippers (style # S0205 G/L)
Black Patent So Danca Tap Shoe (style # TA 35) OR Black Patent Capezio Jr. Tyette Tap Shoe (style # N625C)

Combo I:
Black Leotard (No attached skirts)
White Full Footed Tights *Bloch Endura brand Footed White Tights will be required for the Photo Day and Recital
Pink Bloch Ballet Slippers (style # S0205 G/L)
Black Patent So Danca Tap Shoe (style # TA 35) OR Black Patent Capezio Jr. Tyette Tap Shoe (style # N625C)

Combo II:
Black Leotard (No attached skirts)
Pink or Light Tan Tights *Bloch Endura Stirrup Light Tan Tights will be required for the Photo Shoot and Recital
Pink Bloch Ballet Slippers (style # S0205 G/L)
Tan Bloch 'Tap-On' Tap Shoe (style # S0302 G/L)
Tan Bloch 'Super' Jazz Shoe (style # S0401L G/L)

PERFORMANCE LEVEL:

Black Leotard
Black Dance Shorts may be worn for Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern
Pink or Light Tan Convertible or Stirrup Tights
*Bloch Endura Stirrup Light Tan Tights will be required for the Photo Shoot and Recital
*For Ballet-Only Classes, Bloch Endura Full Footed Pink Tights will be required for the Photo Shoot and Recital
Pink Bloch Ballet Slippers (style # S0205 G/L) **S0203 G/L for ages 10 and older**
Tan Bloch 'Tap-On' Tap Shoe (style # S0302 G/L)
Tan Bloch 'Super' Jazz Shoe (style # S0401 G/L)

Lyrical and Modern Classes: Bare feet *Bloch Endura Stirrup Light Tan Tights will be required for the Photo Shoot and Recital

Acro and Hip-Hop Classes: Comfortable and appropriate clothing (NO JEANS)
Clean sneakers that are not worn outside for Hip Hop *Bloch Endura Stirrup Light Tan Tights will be required for the Photo Shoot and Recital
Bare feet for Acro *Bloch Endura Stirrup Light Tan Tights will be required for the Photo Shoot and Recital

THE COMPANY:  **Please note: Additional shoes may be required for Company Students

Pre-Company:

Black Leotard
Pink or Light Tan Convertible or Stirrup Tights
Tan Bloch 'Super' Jazz Shoe (style # S0401 G/L)
Pink Bloch Ballet Slippers - Full or Split Sole (style # S0205 G/L or S0203 L)
Tan Bloch 'Tap-On' Tap Shoe (style # S0302 G/L)
Fitted Dance Shorts (Optional)
Hair must be off the face

Energy, Intensity, Motion & Dynamic Company Teams:
Ballet and Modern:
Black Leotard
Pink Convertible Tights (no exceptions)
Pink Bloch Ballet Slippers - Full or Split Sole (style # S0205 G/L or S0203L)
Hair must be off the face, in a bun with a hairnet
Attire for all other classes, except Acro, Jumps/Turns and Conditioning:
Black Leotard
Pink or Light Tan Convertible Tights
Tan Bloch 'Tap-On' Tap Shoe (style # S0302 G/L)
Tan Bloch 'Super' Jazz Shoe (style # S0401 G/L)
Acro, Jumps/Turns and Conditioning:
Tank Top (No Sleeves)
Fitted Dance Shorts
Bare Legs or Convertible or Stirrup Tights       
                                                
Balance, Force & Movement Company Teams:
Ballet:
Black Leotard
Pink Convertible Tights (no exceptions)
Pink Bloch Ballet Slippers - Split Sole (style # S0203 L)
Hair must be off the face, in a bun with a hairnet
Jazz, Tap, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical:
Black Leotard or Fitted Tank Top (No Sleeves)
Black Shorts may be worn
Bare Legs or Tights
Tan Bloch 'Super' Jazz Shoe (style # S0401 G/L)
Nude Bloch ‘Eclipse’ Leather Shoe (style # S0609LC)
Black Bloch 'Tap Flex' Tap Shoe (style # S0389L)
Acro, Jumps/Turns and Conditioning:
Tank Top (No Sleeves)
Fitted Dance Shorts
Bare Legs or Convertible or Stirrup Tights

Male Attire:
Black sweatpants or dance pants
Plain T-shirt
Black Tap Shoes
Black Ballet Shoes