MDSA Attendance & Classroom Policies

Please respect our Teachers and review these policies before attending Class. 

Students should arrive 5 minutes early and be picked up on time. Waiting should be done in the lobby. Please do not leave young children unattended as they wait. 

**Please contact MDSA if you are running late for pick up.**

• Some schools do not permit dancers to join the class if late. While we do not currently adhere to this policy, please be respectful and avoid tardiness.

• Students should use the restroom prior to class.

• Students should bring a water bottle. 

• No food or drink (other than water) in the dance OR dressing rooms. No GUM! Snacks and food may be available onsite for purchase. Food may be consumed at the tables & seating set up in the Studio lobby.

• MDSA and its instructors are not liable for any injuries sustained while a student is in class or on the premises. Students should not engage in activity that makes them feel unreasonably unsafe. Students should let instructors know of any limitations or concerns you have.

 

• Parents are not allowed in the studios during class, with the exception of classes requiring caregiver participation. 

 

• For technique classes, (ballet, jazz, tap, etc.) the first couple weeks of class should be considered a placement review period. MDSA reserves the right to move students to the most appropriate level based on their skills.

 

• There are no make-up classes, credits or refunds unless otherwise specified.

 

• After 2 no call, no shows, your child will be dropped from the class. You will need to re-register if you wish to continue taking class.

 

• Parents will be notified and consulted regarding any in-class behavioral issues or questions.

 

• If a child acts out in class in a manner that is harmful to him/herself or others, that child shall be removed from class and parents shall be notified immediately.

 

• Children may be dropped from a class if their behavior interferes with safety or is chronically disruptive. We may recommend that your child be moved to a more appropriate class level if needed.

 

• Payment must be provided to MDSA prior to a class, as a student may be withheld otherwise.

 

• Alcohol, drugs, smoking and pets are not permitted on the premises. 

MDSA Dress Code

 

  • All students should keep their hair up and out of their face.

  • Absolutely no street clothes will be allowed during class - (some classes exempted).

  • No booty shorts or any shorts with an inseam shorter than 2 inches allowed.

  • An appropriate cover-up to and from class is suggested.

  • No jewelry is to be worn in class.

  • Please label all shoes and bags.

  • No midriffs showing allowed.

  • No strapless tops allowed

Adults

  • All should wear clothing that is comfortable, does not restrict movement and does not inhibit the instructor from ensuring proper technique. 

  • No short shorts or midriff tops. 

  • Appropriate shoes are required within each discipline.

 

Acro Gymnastics

Girls:

  • Leotard (any color)

  • Dance leggings or capris

  • Done in bare feet 

Boys:

  • Jogger pants, Athletic pants, or basketball shorts

  • Plain colored, form fitting t shirt

  • Done in bare feet

 

​Ballet 
Girls:

  • Leotard (any color)

  • Footed Tights (any color)

  • Full Sole Leather Ballet Shoes (any color)

  • Hair secured in a bun. If not possible, pulled back from face and secured.

Boys:

  • Solid white t-shirt and black athletic pants. 

  • Full Sole Leather Ballet Shoes (black)

 

Ballet/Tap Combo

Girls: Shorts/Leggings and Leotard (any color)

Boys: Shorts/ Joggers and a white t-shirt.

  • Tap shoes to be worn with socks or tights. 

  • Ballet shoes (any color)

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

 

Ballroom

  • All should wear clothing that is comfortable, does not restrict movement and does not inhibit the instructor from ensuring proper technique, no sweats.

  • No strapless tops and no midriff showing.

  • No flip flops.

  • Closed toed shoes for the men, and flats or low heels for ladies.

  • If ladies where skirts, shorts must be worn underneath.

 

Contemporary
Girls:

  • Leotard (any color)

  • Dance pants or leggings

  • Done in bare feet.

Optional: Tank top over leotard 

​Boys:

  • Jogger pants, Athletic pants, or basketball shorts

  • Plain colored, form fitting t shirt

  • Done in bare feet

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

 

Hip Hop
Girls & Boys: 

  • Loose but modest clothing that does not restrict movement (no jeans, no midriffs). 

  • Jazz shoes or tennis shoes.

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

Jazz 
Girls

  • Leotard (any color)

  • Dance pants or leggings

  • Jazz shoes (any color). It is recommended to wear socks or tights with your jazz shoes. 

  • Hair must be pulled back.

Optional: Tank top over leotard.

Boys

  • Athletic shorts 

  • Plain colored, form fitting t shirt

  • Shorts must go to right above the knee or longer.

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

 

Jazz/Tap Combo

Girls: Shorts/Leggings and Leotard (any color)

Boys: Shorts/ Joggers and a white t-shirt.

  • Tap shoes to be worn with socks or tights. 

  • Jazz or ballet shoes (any color)

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

 

Leaps & Turns

  • Leotard (any color)

  • Dance pants or leggings

  • Jazz shoes (any color)

*Beginners can wear ballet shoes instead of jazz shoes*

Optional: Tank top over leotard

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

 

Princess Ballet

  • Leotard (any color)

  • Footed Tights (any color)

  • Full Sole Leather Ballet Shoes

  • Hair pulled back and secured.

 

Superheroes

Boys:

  • Athletic shorts

  • T shirt that covers midriff

  • Done in bare feet. 

Girls:

  • Leggings or athletic shorts

  • T shirt that covers midriff

  • Done in bare feet

 

Song & Dance (Musical Theater)

Girls:

  • Leotard

  • Dance pants or leggings

  • Jazz shoes (any color) 

Optional: Tank top over leotard.

*Beginners can wear ballet shoes instead of jazz shoes.*

 

​Boys:

  • Jogger pants, Athletic pants, or basketball shorts

  • Plain colored, form fitting t shirt

  • Jazz shoes (any color)

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**


Tap​

Girls: Capris leggings or Dance capris. 

Boys: Dance pants or shorts

  • Modest t shirt

  • Black tap shoes

**Booty shorts or clothing with inappropriate words or images are NOT aloud.**

Nondiscriminatory Policy

The MDSA Foundation School admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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