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Rules and Policies

General Rules
No food or drink other than water is allowed in the building! Chewing gum, eating and drinking (excluding water) are not permitted in the studios, hallways or dressing rooms. (This applies to parents and siblings, too). Valuables should not be left unattended in the studio or dressing rooms. We are not responsible for any valuables left behind. If it is important to you leave it at home or with your parent/s. Parents of Elementary Dance Division (Pre-Ballet students we ask that you have your child/ren dressed and ready to start at the appropriate start time.

Safety and Security
The safety and security of your children are of the utmost importance to us. For this reason we ask that you do not leave your children unsupervised for periods of time before or after class, and that your children understand where and by whom they will be picked up. Dancing in the Streets AZ is not responsible for students outside of class time. We require parents/guardians of 3, 4, and 5 year-old students make themselves available during class in the reception area.

Attendance
Students are expected to attend every class in the level they are assigned and to arrive on time. Students that are more than 15 minutes late will not be allowed to participate in classes. Progress in class is dependent upon regular and consistent participation. Please note that full tuition for each session is due regardless of attendance, as class size is limited, we strongly recommend regular attendance.

Make-Up Classes
Make-Up classes for missed classes are encouraged! Any class can be made up any time during the current session in a similar type of class at the missed class level or below. Please see the Artistic Director to request a make-up slip. Make-up slips will only be issued according to attendance records for the current session. Any classes not made up during the session are forfeit.

Childrens’ Dress Codes
These uniforms are required for several reasons: to promote discipline, which is essential to learning an art form; to allow the teachers to observe each student’s form and execution of movement:

Ballet
Girls: Black or Pink leotards any style, Pink footed or transition tights and Pink ballet shoes, dance skirts either in Black or Pink. Ballet IV level only can wear dance skirt in pink, black, or floral pattern.
Boys: White T-shirt, Black shorts or tights, White socks, and White or Black ballet shoes.

Jazz Dance/Musical Theater
Girls: Leotards solid color any sleeve style, and Pink or Black, Capri, footed, or transition tights, black Jazz dance pants or Jazz dance shorts. Jazz shoes, or dance sneakers
Boys: White or solid colored T-shirt, Black Jazz dance pants or jazz shorts, and Jazz shoes or dance sneakers.

Classical Middle Eastern Dance
Girls: Leotards solid color any sleeve style, and Pink or Black capri tights, Jazz pants or Jazz shorts, no shoes needed. Hip scarfs are optional
Boys: White or solid colored T-shirt, Black Jazz dance pants or jazz shorts, no shoes needed.

Hair
Long hair should be in ballet bun, cornrows are acceptable. However due to possible injury please limit hair ornamentation.

Jewelry
To avoid possible injury post earrings only are allowed in classes. No hoop earings, rings, watches, bracelets, necklaces or other dangly jewelry allowed in class or rehearsals.

Dancers will be placed in a dance class according to their age and ability not physical size. Middle Dance Division and Upper Dance Division classes are by invitation only.

Scholarships
A limited number of Scholarships are available for all students who apply and are awarded based on financial need. Scholarship students will be required to fulfill volunteer tasks, as assigned.

Mandatory Parent/Guardian Performance Participation
One parent/guardian per household per performance must assist in production by volunteering for various tasks to be determined for each performance. For example, costume, set building, etc. Any parent or guardian who has specialized skills that they would like to offer will be welcomed.

Studio Closings and Holidays
Dancing in the Streets Arizona will follow the Tucson Unified School District calendar for holidays.

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