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    Welcome to Dance Expressions Studio 231, Inc.

    Thank you for choosing us.

    Registration Dates:
    Friday, August 23 5pm to 8pm
    Tuesday, August 27 11am to 1pm
    Thursday, August 29 5pm to 8pm
    Saturday, August 31 11am to 1pm
    Class Begin September 3, 2013
  • About Us// read something about us and meet our team

    DANCE expressions is a caring, family-oriented dance studio where ages 3+ learn to dance and have fun doing all levels of:
    TAP
    BALLET
    JAZZ
    POINTE
    MODERN
    LYRICAL
    HIP HOP
    PRE-POINTE
    FUNDAMENTALS OF DANCE & COMPANY CLASSES.
    Our purpose is to teach our students the joy and discipline of dance.
     

    We offer individual attention, caring instructors, family discounts, and local dance recitals. Trophies are awarded to students who perform in our recital every three years (3rd, 6th, 9th year of dancing, etc.) Perfect attendance ribbons are awarded to students who do not miss any classes and rehearsals. Special Achievement ribbons are awarded to students with only one absence. Certificates are awarded to all students for recital participation.


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  • Our Policies

    Our teachers will be happy to answer any questions regarding your child’s dance education. If you have questions regarding payment, etc., please leave a message and we will call you back.

    SCHEDULE: Classes will begin the day after Labor Day. There are no studio closings in September. You will be given a tentative schedule in October for the entire 10-month session. Our opened/closed schedule WILL NOT coincide with your school district calendar.

    PAYMENT: Tuition is due on the first of each month, not necessarily the first class of each month. Tuition is payable monthly, regardless of the fact that some months will have more lessons than others. A $10 per student, per month late fee may be applied after 15 days. There is a $25 returned check fee. Once a check is returned, payment will be accepted in cash only.

    PROPER ATTIRE: All students are expected to wear proper dance shoes. Please do not buy your shoes before talking to your child’s teacher. Different levels wear different shoes and this especially applies to students just coming out of combination classes. Leotards, tights, biker shorts and t-shirts can be worn in the color and style of your choice. No jeans or restrictive, bulky clothing is allowed. Hair should be tied back and jewelry should be avoided.

    ABSENCES: It is not necessary to let us know when your child will be missing one class; however, if your child is absent two or more times in a row, we would greatly appreciate a phone call.

    MAKE-UP CLASSES: If a teacher needs to cancel a class due to personal reasons, she will offer a make-up. Students cannot attend other classes to make up for missed classes.

    AWARDS: All students receive an end-of-the-year certificate at the last class held in the studio. Students receive trophies for performing in our recitals every 3 years. This award is given on stage after the recital. Perfect attendance ribbons are awarded to students who do not miss any classes or rehearsals. Special achievement awards are given to students who miss only one class. Perfect attendance ribbons and special achievement awards are given out at the last class held in the studio. Students do not forfeit awards for religious absences. You must let the teacher know that your child was absent for a religious reason. There will be no exceptions made for any other reasons as perfect attendance means perfect attendance. Teachers are not permitted to make changes to our schedule in order to help your child get perfect attendance. If your child’s teacher has a make-up class and your child is not able to attend, perfect attendance will not be forfeited. (See Perfect Attendance Rules posted in our Studios.)

    DROPPING OUT: Please let us know if your child is dropping out. We do not assume that an absent child has dropped out. We appreciate your phone call. This is especially important when we are ordering costumes, etc. for your child. If the costume has already been ordered when your child drops out, you will be responsible for the cost of the costume. Costumes are custom made and we cannot cancel once ordered.

    IN CASE OF SNOW: You will receive an e-mail for emergency closings. If you do not have an e-mail address, please be sure we have your cell phone # or other emergency number.

    COSTUMES: The price of your child’s costume depends on the costume. They generally run between $70-$75 each for combo classes; $85+ for advanced classes. The only additional charges will be for tights and the opening number outfit, which is usually a printed t-shirt. There is a $45 per costume deposit payable with or before your October tuition payment. Costumes will be ordered in November and once ordered, June tuition is no longer refundable. Costumes will begin arriving in February. In order for us to accept costume deliveries in February, you must pay the remaining balance to us by mid-January.

    RECITAL: We make every effort to place siblings, students taking multiple classes, and cousins in the same show. This is very difficult to do and it should be understood that there is NO GUARANTEE that we will be able to accommodate everyone.

    AT THE STUDIO: There will be no eating or drinking in our waiting areas by anyone. Students are not allowed to wear their dance shoes outside as they will track in sand, etc. which ruins our wood floors. You are welcome to use our facilities, provided that you remove your shoes.

    PARKING LOT: In order to ease the congestion in the parking lot and waiting room, we ask that all students arrive no more than five minutes prior to class time. Students should remain quietly in the waiting areas until their teacher comes for them. No students or siblings should be in the dance room unsupervised. In addition to the parking lots in the front and rear of our building, there is additional parking available at the south entrance to Crazy Billy’s as well as the municipal lot across the street.

    PERFECT ATTENDANCE POLICY

    Perfect attendance awards at Dance Expressions are very noble accomplishments. Please take a moment to review policy:

    To qualify for a perfect attendance award you must:
    1. Start classes on time, i.e. the first week classes start in September. Late registrants do not qualify.
    2. Attend all rehearsals, make-ups, dress rehearsals. You must be present to perform with your classes/kededts at all rehearsals.
    3. Must attend all Recital Performances
    4. Must attend all classes through the end of the dance year. If the Dance Recital is in May, classes will continue through June. All classes must be attended to qualify.
    5. Must be in class for more than 75% of class time.

    IMPORTANT: The only exemption for missing class is a Religious Holiday. If a class, rehearsal, or makeup is held on a religious holiday your teacher will mark an R for your attendance that day and it will not harm your record. Please keep your teacher(s) informed.

    **Mandatory school functions such as Honor Society Ceremonies, Musical Concerts, Moving-up Ceremonies, Academic Award Ceremonies, Scholarship Ceremonies, college nights, meet the teacher nights, Sports Games, Sports Award Ceremonies, NYSSMA Competitions or Performances, field trips or any plays, musicals or other performances will NOT be honored. Remember, life is about making decisions and commitments…as you get older these decisions will become more difficult.

    ** Your health and your school work is most important. Please do not compromise your health and the health of others by coming to class when you are sick!! School work and mandatory school functions should take priority if necessary.

    Remember this is an honorable achievement and should be treated as such. Finding ways to “work around” your perfect attendance in order to receive the award is not noble.

    **New** Teachers reserve the right to deny perfect attendance based on inappropriate class behavior, disrespect of other dancers, teachers, and the dance spaces.

    DANCE EXPRESSIONS DRESS CODE POLICY

    Dance Expressions has adopted the following dress code policy. While we believe it is still liberal as far as color and style of dancewear, it is important for our teachers to be able to see proper body alignment.

    COMBO CLASSES o Beginner combo students will wear black tap (not from Payless) shoes and pink ballet slippers. Older combo students, please check with your child’s teacher. o Leotard, tights, biker shorts, and t-shirts can be worn in the color and style of your choice. o Hair should be pulled back. BALLET/LYRICAL o Students must wear tights and leotard in the color and style of your choice. Ballet skirts, dance shorts, legwarmers are acceptable. o Lyrical students must wear convertible tights. o Hair should be tightly pulled back and secured to head, preferably in a bun. Short hair must be pulled back as best as possible. TAP/JAZZ o Students must wear tights and leotard in the color and style of your choice. NO SOCKS OR BULKY SWEATSHIRTS/SWEATERS. Shorts and jazz pants are acceptable. o Modern students must wear footless or convertible tights. o Hair should be pulled back. o Avoid wearing loose jewelry. o Students should wear street clothes over dance attire when entering or leaving the studio, especially during the winter. Warmed muscles should not be subjected to extreme temperature changes. o Students who do not follow this dress code may be asked to sit out of class. o Remember: if you wear it to school, it is not appropriate for dance class.

  • Classes

    Combination classes - Students 3-6 1/2 years of age. An excellent introduction to tap, ballet, and creative movement. Singing and dancing games enhance body awareness, coordination and rhythm. Combo I--45 minutes per week; Combo II, III, IV--1 hour per week.

    Fundamentals of Dance - Students 7-9 years of age. Beginner jazz/hip hop. Builds fundamentals of all styles of dance using props and creative movements. Gives background and experience to help build dance vocabulary and ability for dancers moving on to ballet, tap, jazz, hh, lyrical, modern.

    Tap - Students 7 years of age and older. Technique, coordination, rhythm development, style, combinations, choreographed routines. 1 hour per week.

    Ballet - Students 7 years of age and older. Technique, stretching, barre work, center work, floor exercises, combinations, choreographed routines. 1 hour per week.

    Pointe - Students must be at least 12 years of age. Must have sufficient experience in ballet.

    Jazz - Students 10 years of age and older. Technique, stretching and warm-up exercises, isolations, floor exercises, combinations, choreographed routines. 1 hour per week.

    Hip Hop - Students 10 years of age and older. Technique, stretching and warm-up exercises, isolations, floor exercises, combinations, rhythm, coordination. Choreographed routines with age-appropriate designed moves.

    Lyrical - Students must be enrolled in a ballet class. Center barre, choreographed routines interpretive of the music.

    Modern - Students must be enrolled in at least one other class. Must have at least one year or experience at this studio. Students ages 15+. Must have permission of instructor.

    Dance Company - Audition required. Must be at least 10 years of age. Must have at least one year of experience at this studio to audition. Must be in good standing.

  • Prices & Promotions

    DANCE EXPRESSIONS PRICES & PROMOTIONS Multiple Class & Family Discounts Combo (3-5)                                                        $38.00 (45-min.) Minis (5-7)                                                           $45.00 (1-hr.) Fundamentals (7-9)                                           $47.00 (45-min.) or $73 (90-min.) Specialty Classes (lyrical & modern)             $50.00 (75-min.) The above classes will always be considered the "first" class for multiple class pricing.  Additional classes or additional family members will be charged as follows:  $47.00, $45.00, $40.00, and each additional $40.00 Unlimited classes                                              $200.00 Advanced Payment Discount One Payment Option - Pay your entire year’s tuition in FULL by OCTOBER 10.   Save $30. Two Payment Option - Pay your Oct.-Jan. tuition by October 10 & your Feb.-May tuition by February 10.  Save $20. Friend & Family Promotion #1 If you register a friend, your June tuition is FREE. (Friend must remain registered through January. Tuition and costume costs non-refundable.* Good for first class in multiple class package only. Does not include other costs such as costumes, tickets, etc.)* Friend & Family Promotion #2 If you register three friends and they stay for the year, your following year’s tuition is FREE! (Good for first class in multiple class package only. Does not include other costs such as costumes, tickets, etc.)* *Friends will be placed in classes according to age/ability at the teacher’s discretion. All balances must remain up to date to qualify for promotions.
  • Our Calendar

    DANCE EXPRESSIONS 2013-2014 CALENDAR
    Note:
    Our studios do not follow your school district calendar.
    You will be notified of any changes to this schedule if they should occur. You will receive detailed information about pictures, tickets, rehearsals & the recital later in the year.
    Holiday Orders:
    We have limited stock on specialty orders—jackets, sweatshirts, sweatpants, etc. Any item wanted for holiday gifts that we do not have in stock, must be ordered. If interested, please fill out an Order Form found in the waiting areas and attach payment by October 31.
    Note:
    We must have a minimum of 6 jacket orders to be filled.
    October:
    There are no scheduled studio closings in October.
    There is a $45 per costume deposit due on 10/01.
    Halloween celebrations in combo classes will take place during regular class times from Friday, 10/26 through Thursday, 10/31. Costumes are optional, and all “goodies” will be sent home. We cannot accept responsibility for any food-related allergies.
    All holiday orders are due on or before 10/31.
    November:
    Our studios will be closed from Wednesday, 11/27 through Saturday, 11/30.
    December:
    Holiday party celebrations in combo classes will take place during regular class times from Monday, 12/16 through Thursday, 12/21. Parents of these students should send them with a $5 grab bag (no names—suitable for a girl) on the day of their party. Students do not have to participate. Grab bags for older students are at the discretion of the teacher
    Our studios will be closed from Monday, 12/23 through Monday, 12/31.
    January:
    Our studios will be closed Wednesday, 01/01. Costume balances are due by 1/10*.
    February:
    Our studios will be closed from Monday, 2/17 through Saturday, 2/22.
    March:
    There are no scheduled closings in March.
    April:
    Our studios will be closed from Monday, 4/14 through Tuesday, 4/22.
    May:
    Tickets to our recital will be sold in the studio on Sunday, 5/4.
    There will be a rehearsal at Deer Park High School for all students on Friday, 5/9. Tickets will be sold at this rehearsal only. Thereafter, tickets will only be available on the day of the recital.
    Picture day will be on Sunday, 5/18. Each class will be assigned a date and time.
    Our studios will be closed on Friday, 5/23 through Monday, 5/26.  Tuesday, 5/27, will be a possible make-up day if necessary.
    June:
    Dress rehearsal at Deer Park High School for all students will be on Friday, 6/13.
    Our recital will be on Saturday, 6/14.
    Dance Clinics and registration will be held 6/16-6/24.
    Details to be announced
    Note:
    All dates are tentative pending approval by Deer Park High School. *Costumes must be paid in full by 01/10 as they will begin to arrive in early February. We must send payment two weeks before estimated ship dates.
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    How to find us

    Dance Expressions Studio 231
    1893 Deer Park Avenue Deer Park, NY 11729‎
    (631) 242-4663

    Email Us:danceexpressionsstudio231@gmail.com

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Welcome to Dance Expressions Studio 231, Inc.

Thank you for choosing us.

Registration Dates:
Friday, August 23 5pm to 8pm
Tuesday, August 27 11am to 1pm
Thursday, August 29 5pm to 8pm
Saturday, August 31 11am to 1pm
Class Begin September 3, 2013