When Should My Student Arrive for Class?
We ask our students to be at Starz Elite Performance Academy, dressed with hair pulled back appropriately, five minutes prior to the scheduled start of class. That way, class can start on time. Also, please make sure your student has used the restroom and has had something to drink or eat prior to class, so they won't have to leave while class is going on. If you are dropping your student off for class, please do not drop them off more than 10 minutes prior to the start of class, and please pick them up promptly at the end of class.
What is proper student attire?
All students should wear proper class attire. Please see the listing below for class-specific clothing:
Ballet: Black leotard, proper ballet skirt, pink tights (footed or footless), leather or canvas ballet shoes (either pink or peach)
Jazzy Hip Hop: Leotard (any color), Jazz Shoes, tights optional. Can wear dance shorts or dance pants.
Dance Mix: Leotard (any color), tights (footed or footless, any color), tap and ballet shoes, either leather or canvas. (Level 0 requires no shoes).
Gymnastics: Leotard (any color)
Boys Only Gymnstics: Shorts and T-shirt
Tumbling: Leotard (any color)
Where Can I Purchase Dance Shoes?
All students will be required to wear studio-approved ballet and tap shoes. For your convenience, you may purchase shoes in our in-studio store, where you can be professionally sized to assure a proper fit. Please do not wear ballet shoes purchased at Walmart or Payless, or "slipper-style" ballet shoes.
GYMNASTICS AREA INFORMATION:
Can my children jump on the trampoline if no class is in session? No. No one is allowed beyond the small white wall other than students and teachers. Please keep all children in the waiting area at all times, until their instructor has called them out to the floor for class. No one is to tumble or be on any equipment without a teacher present. Additionally, the participant must be a registered student in the class at the time. No friends or siblings allowed at any time!
How should hair be worn?
All hair should be pulled up and away from the face, regardless of how short the hair is. If the hair is shoulder length or longer it must be pulled in a ponytail, or braided, to stay out of the students face. (Ballet class requires a ballet bun). If your student has short hair, please pull hair back out of the face with hair clips or barrettes.
What About Jewelry?
No jewelry is allowed in class, other than small stud-type earrings.
What are convertible tights?
Convertible tights are tights that can be worn either over the foot or as a footless tight.
Can I Give My Child a Snack if He/She Gets Hungry?
Food and drink are not allowed in the studios or gymnastics area. If you need to give a child a snack, please keep it in the appropriate area (the kitchen area of the front building; the elevated area in the rear building). Please do not allow students or siblings to walk around while eating. They should sit or stand in place to keep the crumbs to a minimum. Some classes have water breaks at appropriate times during class, but we try to keep them on task through the whole class.
AS A COURTESY TO OTHERS, PLEASE KEEP SIBLINGS AND FRIENDS FROM RUNNING AROUND, SHOUTING, OR PLAYING LOUD GAMES INCLUDING CATCH, IN WAITING AREAS. PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS THAT ARE AT THE STUDIO TO WATCH THEIR CHILDREN, AND THE TEACHERS TRYING TO KEEP THE CLASS ENGAGED IN A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
Do you offer a discount for siblings?
Yes! The first student pays the full price, while all siblings receive a 20% discount. *Classes that receive the discount will be the equal to or lesser in cost to the non-discounted class.
What if my student would like to take multiple classes?
We encourage our students to take classes in any and all disciplines that interest them! To make that easier on parents, we offer an exceptional 50% discount on additional classes!! That's right, pay full price for the first class and any additional classes that you sign up for are half price. For instance, if your student takes a 60 minute Dance Mix class at $54, and wants to take a 45 minute gymnastics class (normally priced at $50), the cost of the gymnastics class is only $25. What a value!