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!
Ages 1 – 2
Mommy and Me: Moms can dress their little ballerinas any way they would like. Most ballerinas come dressed in leotards, tights, tutus and ballet shoes. Your dancer can also wear play clothes or anything they are comfortable wearing. Moms come dressed in work-out clothes or anything they feel comfortable in!
Preschool and Kindergarten Classes (Ages 3 – 6)
Ballet and Tap: Black leotard (preferred) and pink tights. Other color leotards are welcome. Pink ballet shoes (leather or canvas, no strings or strings must be tucked in) and Black Patent Leather tap shoes (tie or velcro). No T-shirts or shorts please. Please pull hair away from the face in a pony tail or bun. Preschool and Kindergarten classes ONLY may wear a ballet skirt/tutu (attached or unattached) in both classes. **Students in the Preschool classes must be fully potty trained. Diapers are NOT allowed in dance classes.
Kindergarten Jazz/Hip Hop: can add jazz shorts over leotard, t-shirt/tank tops and shorts are acceptable, TAN slip-on jazz shoes (No crop tops or mid-drifts showing please)
All Levels 1 – 6, Preteen, Teen (Ages 6 – 18)
Ballet: Black leotard only (any style) and pink tights, pink ballet shoes (leather or canvas) Split sole shoes preferred with strings tucked inside shoes. No ballet skirts of any kind are allowed at this age. No T-shirts, tank tops, crop tops or shorts allowed. Hair must be pulled up and away from the face in a ballet bun.
Tap: Black leotard and tights. Dance shorts or leggings over tights are optional. No T-shirts, crop tops or loose-fitting shorts please. Black lace-up tap shoes are preferred and necessary for the strength and safety of our dancers! No Patent leather/mary jane tap shoes at this age please. They do not provide the necessary support for the feet in the skills we are teaching at this age. Hair must be pulled away from the face in a bun or ponytail. Students are NOT required to wear tights when wearing leggings, please do wear tights when wearing dance shorts though!
Jazz: Black leotard and tights. Dance shorts or leggings over tights are optional. No T-shirts, crop tops, loose fitting tops or loose-fitting shorts please. TAN slip-on jazz shoes. Hair must be pulled away from the face in a bun or ponytail. Students are NOT required to wear tights when wearing leggings, please do wear tights when wearing dance shorts!
Contemporary/Modern: Black leotard and tights (any color) or fitted tank top and leggings. Dance shorts or leggings over tights are optional. No T-shirts, crop tops, loose fitting tops or loose fitting shorts please. Hair must be pulled away from the face in a bun or ponytail. Students are NOT required to wear tights when wearing leggings, please DO wear tights when wearing dance shorts though! Contemporary and Modern students dance barefoot. Contemporary students can also wear dance socks.
Hip Hop: Comfortable T-shirts and tank tops, leggings, sweat pants, shorts, tennis shoes (girls and guys) No crop tops or mid-drifts showing please! Must be able to move in clothing!
Musical Theater: Comfortable T-shirts and tank tops, leggings, shorts, tennis shoes or TAN jazz shoes (girls and guys) No crop tops or mid-drifts showing please! Must be able to move in clothing!
Dance/Drill Team Prep: fitted tank tops, leggings or dance shorts worn over tights, black or tan jazz shoes, No crop tops or mid-drights showing please! Hair must be pulled back away from face in a pony tail.
Gentlemen All Ages – Solid color t-shirts, black or dark colored athletic shorts, male dance pants, black ballet shoes, black lace up tap shoes, black or tan jazz shoes, tennis shoes for hip hop
*ALL Dancers are encouraged to bring a dance bag to hold of their dance shoes and personal belongings. Please LABEL all shoes!
Click What Do I Need for Class 2022 for a Printout of the list above!
We encourage you to shop at our local Sandy’s Dancewear for all of your dancewear needs!!! Sandy’s is located right next to Jason’s Deli and is open 10am-6pm Wednesday – Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturday.
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/ Class Drop 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.
JSOD offers Auto-Draft for credit/debit card payments for monthly tuition. We also have the option for your to Auto-Draft all fees including costumes as well. Please visit our Customer Portal page for instructions on how to set this up. JSOD also accepts cash and checks at both locations as well as credit cards at our Bosque location only or over the phone.
Costume fees are billed starting in October. A student will be billed a costume fees of $65.00 for every class the student is enrolled. We require half of all costumes to be paid for by Dec. 31, and the other half must be paid before costumes are sent home with students at the beginning of May. All Preschool and Kindergarten students will have 2 costumes for their combo class – one for ballet and one for tap!
Class Drop Procedure: Students wanting to drop a class, must notify the JSOD office either in writing or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The office must be notified by the 1st of the month in order for the account to not be Auto-drafted for that month. Students dropping after the 5th of the month will not receive any type of probate or reimbursement.
***All students Levels 1 and up – Oct. 31 is the LAST DAY to DROP. Please visit the registration page for registration cut off dates by ages. Due to our extensive wait lists, it is very important for you to notify us as soon as possible if your student is wanting to drop a class.
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 age level that week or the following week. JSOD does not issue refunds for holidays or inclement weather days preventing the studio to be open. 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 or prorates when a student misses a class due to being sick or other schedule conflicts.
Our dance recital is scheduled to be June 10-11 at the Midway Performing Arts Center. We will send out information on show breakdowns closer to the show dates in the spring. Dress rehearsal is typically held on Wednesday – Friday. The shows are professionally filmed and parents will receive an emailed link with access to all 6 recital shows included in their recital fee this year. They will also have the opportunity to sign up for a USB of the show online 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.