Photo courtesy of Rachel Barrett

Studio Etiquette

All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times unless they are in class.

Classes have been created as drop-off classes for students 2.5 years and older.

Check in points are at the studio backdoors.

It’s preferred for parents of children under 3 years of age stay outside in the seating area for the duration of class, unless otherwise permitted by the teacher.

No parents, friends, or siblings are allowed in the classroom at any time. This is for the benefit of your dancer. They will learn more if we have their complete attention. We kindly ask that parents do not enter the class room while in class sessions, unless permitted by the class teacher. (The only exception is our Mini & Me classes, of course.)

Parents are welcome to watch the class from the outside windows of Studio A, B + C, or via our video monitor (speak to the front desk for an invitation to view).

Please make an effort to be prompt.

Preschool and Kindergarten Parents: Please take your dancer to the restroom before class begins to avoid accidents and disruptions to class.

No food or drinks other than water inside the dance studios during class. No exceptions.

Please leave our lobby and patio the way you’ve found it and be sure pick up trash and/or clean up after yourself and your kiddos before leaving.

No running or climbing/hanging on any indoor or outdoor furniture please.

Students must respect the class teacher & show respect towards other students. No bullying will be tolerated.

Excessive talking or disruptive behavior will not be allowed.

Please be sure NOT to park your car in any of our neighbors parking spots.

If parked in a REACH parking spot, please vacate the spot immediately after you dancer’s class to free up space for arriving dancers

All personal belongings may be kept in the waiting room or in the studio cubbies with the dancer if needed. REACH is not responsible for items left behind at our Atwater Studio. Please make sure you check for all your belongings before leaving the studio.

Our staff is available during office hours to answer any questions you might have! If you need to speak with your child’s teacher, please call or email to set up an appointment as we rarely have time in-between classes. You can reach us at dance@reachforthebarres.com.

Class Attire

We have a small boutique in the studio full of ballet slippers, tap shoes, dance dresses, leotard, tights and more for your convenience.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR TAP CLASS:

Any color or style dancewear (shorts or leggings are permitted, provided feet are not covered). Any style and color of tap shoe are permitted. Hair pulled back from face.

​WHAT TO WEAR FOR JAZZ (OR ANY JAZZ COMBO) CLASS:

Students are required to wear form fitting clothing (i.e. leggings, jazz pants, bike shorts. Leotards, tank tops, crop tops). No baggy clothes.  Jazz shoes required. Hair pulled back from face.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR BALLET (OR ANY BALLET COMBO) CLASS:

Dancewear such as a dance dress, leotards, tutu (tights optional), ballet shoes. Hair pulled back from face.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR A HIP HOP ONLY CLASS:

​Athletic shoe (without dark sole) & baggy clothes are okay. No jeans. Hair pulled back from face.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR OUR BOYS IN CLASS:

PreSchool Hip Hopscotch: Comfortable clothing they can move in. Shorts, sweats, etc. Tap shoes and sneakers (without dark soles).

Ballet: Black shorts (basketball shorts okay) or leotard/leggings, white t-shirt or tank top, ballet shoes. *Dance Dresses are welcome if you have a boy who loves to dress up!

Hip Hop: We encourage comfortable clothing they can move in and sneakers (without dark soles). Examples would be sweatpants, tees, hoodies, basketball shorts, hats, etc.

Jazz, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap: Comfortable clothing they can move in. Nothing overly baggy. Style and color of shoe are specific to each class and level.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR CONTEMPORARY CLASS:

Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leotards, leggings and fitted top, tank, or half top. No shoes. Hair pulled back from face and neck.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR MINI & ME CLASS:

You (parent/caregiver) may wear comfortable clothing and bare feet! Your MINI should wear a Dancewear such as a dance dress, leotards, tutu (tights optional), with proper dance shoes required for class (i.e. ballet slippers and/or tap shoes). Hair pulled back from face.