Stage Door Dance Studio Policies


Attendance on a regular basis is essential in order for the student to progress. As this is based on the number of students present, NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE IN THE CASE OF ABSENCES. Absences may be made up in another class. Be sure to alert the studio if there is to be an extended series of absences. Company students may not sit out of ballet class for homework illness etc and then attend other classes that night.

Arrival Time
Students should arrive no sooner than 15 minutes before their lesson begins, and should be picked up promptly after each lesson is over. The school is not responsible for students once their class is dismissed.
Late Arrivals
Students arriving to class after the warm-up period (15 minutes) will be asked to sit out that class. This is for your child’s benefit and physical safety. Your child will observe that class.
Bad Weather
We DO NOT cancel classes when schools are closed due to snow. If conditions are exceptionally bad, please call the studio in the afternoon to check, 703-330-5060, check on our facebook page Stage Door Dance Studio or twitter @SDDSOFFICIAL
Dance Attire

Please have your child come to dance class in appropriate dance clothes. All students are REQUIRED to purchase a black studio leotard from the studio. The BLACK leotards must be worn for EVERY dance class. Pink tights should be worn for ballet. Black or tan for other classes. You may wear dance shorts over your leotards. NO SHIRTS ALLOWED.

Ballet: Pink ballet shoes Mini & Elem leather full sole, Junior & Elem leather or canvas split sole Black Leotard, Pink Tights FOR ALL LEVELS

  • Jazz: SO495L Bloch Neo-Flex Tan

  • Lyrical: SO495L Bloch Neo-Flex Tan

  • Hip-Hop: Gia Mia Black boots

  • Creative Movement: Tan tap shoes & pink ballet shoes

  • Tap: 301 Bloch Shoes Black

  • Tap Level 1: Miller & Ben
Costume Fees
It is our goal to keep the expense of the recital to a minimum, but it will be your responsibility to purchase costumes (averaging $75.00 each). Families purchasing several costumes are welcome to make advance payments to avoid the expense at one time. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.



Our annual dance recital will be held in June. Participation is voluntary but encouraged. If a student does not wish to participate, the instructor should be notified immediately. A dress rehearsal is held the week before the show. Please Note: FOR YOUR CHILD’S PROTECTION, ALL STUDENTS MUST REMAIN BACKSTAGE DURING THE ENTIRE PERFORMANCE. IF THIS IS A PROBLEM, PLEASE CONSIDER THIS BEFORE PURCHASING COSTUMES. PLEASE DO NOT SCHEDULE OTHER ACTIVITIES ON THESE DAYS. There will be no flash photography or video recording allowed during the performance.

Details coming soon!

Pictures will be taken for your enjoyment and for the studio yearbook. All group pictures will be printed in the book but individual pictures are only printed when parents and/or students purchase space. You may get sponsors to purchase ads for you. The pictures are the responsibility of the individual, not the studio. The instructors will pose all students, but parents must purchase pictures from the photography studio. The photographers are not a subsidiary of Stage Door Dance Studio.


Parents wishing to discuss their child’s progress should send a note to arrange a time for a conference. Please do not try to talk to the teacher between classes.


The staff at Stage Door is looking forward to teaching your children this year. We are always open for suggestions and constructive criticism to make Stage Door the best dance center possible.


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