STUDENT HANDBOOK

Welcome to the 2022-2023 season at Dance on Broadway! We are so happy to have you as a part of our growing community and thrilled to have your dancer joining us for our 3rd season as a studio! In this handbook, you will find our policies, important dates and information, and everything else you need to know to assure your dancers are prepared for their classes at Dance on Broadway!

 

Location

3126 N. Broadway, Chicago IL 60657

 

Phone Number

(773) 661- 9252

 

Important Emails

info@danceonbroadwaychi.com general information

marissa@danceonbroadwaychi.com studio coordinator

sydney@danceonbroadwaychi.com - competition coordinator

daisy@danceonbroadwaychi.com marketing/social media coordinator

cecilia@danceonbroadwaychi.com - administration/front desk

 

Important Dates

September 6th, 2022: Start of Fall 2022 Session

November 23rd 2022 to November 27th 2022: Studio Closed for Thanksgiving

December 12th 2022 to December 18th 2022: In Studio Showcase Week

December 21st 2022: Last day of Fall 2022 Session

 

Policies

Arrival to the Studio

The studio is open 15 minutes prior to the start of the first class of the day. Please drop your dancer off at least 5 minutes before their scheduled class so they have time to prepare for class accordingly. 

 

Adults may not enter the dressing rooms to change their dancers. Adults may assist changing their dancer in the bathroom ONLY if it is the first class of the day. Please do your best to have your dancer arrive dressed for dance class to the best of their ability.

 

Adults are not permitted to go past the lobby of the dance studio while class is in session to avoid distractions of the dancers. (exception: Lovebug Tots). 

 

Dancer Pick Up

Dancers will be released from class to parents outside the studio by our front desk staff. Please try to come to the door or in the lobby to assure each dancer safely exits the studio. 

 

Makeup Policies

Dance on Broadway understands that illness, travel, and other conflicts may occur throughout the dance session. We will permit up to 3 makeup classes for your dancer. Your dancer may attend another class of the same age group to make up for a missed class. You must call the studio or email marissa@danceonbroadwaychi.com to schedule a make up class. It is important that your dancer attends their regularly scheduled class as much as possible to assure they are progressing with the rest of the class.

 

COVID

As we monitor the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, we will continue to follow the CDC and local guidelines in regards to masking, isolation, and vaccination policies. 

 

Technology

All items of technology but be silenced and kept in your dancers dance bag. Smart watches must be silenced and if they are seen as a distraction, must be put away.

 

Behavior

At Dance on Broadway, our number 1 priority is to create a safe space for all of our students. We do not tolerate bullying, harassment, or mistreatment of any kind. Students are expected to treat their teachers and fellow dancers with respect. Additionally, we do not tolerate damage to property.

 

If dancers engage in any harmful behavior at the studio, we will uphold the following policy:

 

  1. Verbal offenses: We will follow a three-strike policy. If a dancer says something hurtful to a teacher or student, we will immediately speak with the parents/guardians. 

  2. Physical harm or Threat of physical harm: If a dancer harms someone or threatens to harm someone, including but not limited to pushing, pulling hair, hitting, or punching, they will not be welcome back at the studio.

  3. Damage to the studio: If a dancer damages anything in the studio, including sound equipment, plumbing, or personal property of another dancer or teacher, their family will be responsible for replacing the damaged item.


 

Dress Code

The dress code at Dance on Broadway will be strictly enforced to ensure all dancers can receive the proper corrections from our faculty. You can purchase all required shoes and apparel for the dress code at the DOB retail store in the lobby of the studio! It is as follows:

 

Lovebug/Mini Classes:

  • Shoes

    • Combo Class: Ballet or Jazz shoes AND Tap Shoes

    • Ballet: Ballet Shoes

    • Hip Hop: Clean Sneakers 

    • Tap: Tap Shoes

    • Jazz: Jazz Shoes

    • Combo of any of the above: Both Shoes

  • Clothing

    • Option A (Combo, Ballet, Tap, Jazz): any colored leotard with an attached skirt in any color. Tights are preferred, and hair should be pulled back in a ponytail or bun.

    • Option A (for Hip Hop) and Option B: any solid colored tee shirt, leggings, joggers or athletic shorts

 

Levels 1-3 and Competition Team:

  • Ballet and Pointe 

    • Option A: Black leotard with Pink or Skin Toned footed or convertible tights. Ballet skirt permitted. Pink ballet slippers without drawstrings. Pointe shoes for Pointe class.

    • Option B: White or black leotard or tight fitted top. Black tights with feet or black joggers. Black ballet slippers without drawstrings. 

    • Only minimal jewelry allowed.

    • Hair must be worn in a secure bun. 

  • Jazz and Musical Theater

    • Leotard or tight fitted top

    • Black tights, jazz pants or leggings

    • Tan or black jazz shoes

    • Hair must be neatly pulled back in a ponytail or bun

    • Only minimal jewelry allowed.

  • Modern and Contemporary 

    • Leotard or tight fitted top

    • Black footless or convertible tights or leggings

    • Hair must be neatly pulled back in a ponytail or bun

    • Barefoot

    • Only minimal jewelry allowed.

  • Hip Hop

    • Any workout wear permitted

    • Leggings or joggers

    • Athletic shoes with white soles not worn outside

    • Hair pulled back

    • Knee pads if needed

    • Only minimal jewelry allowed.

  • Tap 

    • Any workout wear permitted

    • Leggings or joggers

    • Tap shoes 

    • Hair pulled back

    • Only minimal jewelry allowed.