Our Studio Policies are designed to provide a professional and fun atmosphere for our students. Please help keep our studio clean and beautiful by cleaning up after yourself and small children!

Class Attire

Ages 1 – 2

Mommy and Me: Moms can dress their little ballerinas any way you would like. Most ballerinas come dressed in leotards, tights, tutus and ballet shoes. Moms come dressed in work-out clothes or anything they feel comfortable in!

Ages 3 – 6

Ballet and Tap: Black leotard and pink tights. Pink ballet shoes (leather or canvas) and Black Patent Leather tap shoes. No T-shirts or shorts please. Please pull hair away from the face in a pony tail or bun. Ages 3 – 6 may wear a ballet skirt in both classes.

Levels 1 – 6

Ballet: Black leotard and pink tights, pink ballet shoes (leather or canvas) with strings tucked inside shoes. No T-shirts of shorts please. Hair must be pulled up and away from the face, preferably in a bun.

Tap: Black leotard and pink tights, capris or jazz pants over tights are optional. No T-shirts or shorts please. Black tap shoes – appropriate type for age (check with our dance staff). Hair must be pulled away from the face in a bun or ponytail.

Jazz: Black leotard and pink tights, capris or jazz pants over tights are optional. No T-shirts or shorts please. Tan slip-on jazz shoes. Hair must be pulled away from the face in a bun or ponytail.

Hip Hop: Comfortable T-shirts and tank tops, sweat pants, shorts, tennis shoes (girls and guys)

Gentlemen All Ages – Solid color t-shirts, black or dark colored athletic shorts, black ballet shoes, black lace up tap shoes, black or tan jazz shoes, tennis shoes for hip hop


The only way to excel at something is to work at it on a regular basis. Regular attendance is important to each student and the class as a whole. If it is necessary for your student to be absent, please call the studio and advise us in advance. Make up classes are available for students ages 3 – 6 and some Level classes. Please be ready, dressed appropriately, and be on time to your classes. Please notify us as soon as possible if a problem arises with your student and any classes. After all, we are here for you!

Payment Procedures

Tuition is billed on a monthly basis. Tuition is due on the 1st of each month. If a payment is received after the 10th of each month, a $10.00 late fee is added to the student’s account. There is a returned check fee of $25 for returned items. Payment for returned items must be taken care of in a timely manor.

**New this  year – JSOD will be offering Auto-Draft for credit/debit card payments for monthly tuition.  Please visit our Customer Portal page for instructions on how to set this up.

Costume fees are billed starting in October. A student will be billed a costume fees of $60.00 for every class the student is enrolled.

JSOD follows the holiday schedules of Baylor University and most Waco area schools. When one-day holidays fall on dance days, your dancer may come to another class closest to his/her level that week. JSOD does not issue refunds for holidays. When a student is sick or misses class due to another schedule conflict, he/she can make up that class on another day in a class closest to his/her level. JSOD does not issue refunds when a student misses a class due to being sick or other schedule conflicts.

Dance Recital

Our dance recital will be held on June 10-11 at Midway Performing Arts Center. The studio will hold extra afternoon rehearsals the week of the recital.  Dress rehearsal is on Thursday evening or all day Friday for the entire cast. We will have 5 shows- Saturday 10:00 am Show for all preschool and 5&6 year old students, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 pm shows for Intermediate students, and Saturday and Sunday 6:00 pm  shows for Advanced students.  The shows are filmed and parents have the opportunity to sign up for a DVD of the show at the studio and at recital. We do charge a recital fee per student that helps cover the cost of renting the fine arts facility and the cost of producing a large scale show.