Welcome to the 2017 – 2018 School Year!

We have an exciting school year planned for you. This booklet is filled with information covering the entire school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to someone in the office at your earliest convenience.

We request that you keep all communications for the school year as you receive them from our office. You will be receiving information about your participation in our annual Winter Show December 2017 and our end of the year recital in June 2018.

Please note that the waiting rooms are made available for the convenience of our students and their families. The waiting rooms are for waiting, reading, snacking, conversations, video viewing, homework, and children playing with toys or games brought from home. We ask that you please respect the activities of others and the classes in session. Please only water or tightly covered drinks and dry Non-Peanut snacks!

We request that you arrive at the studio with adequate time to prepare for class, parking, changing, restroom, etc. Parents, for your children’s safety, please be available in the waiting room to receive students when dismissed from class. Please call whenever delayed for class start time or pickup.

If any parent/student wishes a private conference concerning your individual dance goals or financial concerns, please do not hesitate to ask. We are happy to work with you to ensure that your school year will be one of pleasure and growth.

The entire SDC faculty and staff wish you a fantastic year of dance!

1569 Olivina Ave. Suite 121 Livermore, CA 94551
Phone: 925-493-7481
Email: Samantha.gaskin@gmail.com

Studio Policies

Please note the following guidelines regarding all classes:

1. We request that students carefully observe our dress code outlined in this booklet.

2. NO GUM or FOOD in the Dance Studio.
3. Secure your hair neatly back and away from your face.

4. Any student arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted to class. For your safety and to receive full benefit from your class, please arrange for a make-up class if you expect to be very late.

5. The curtain leading to the dance studio will be closed while class is in session. All students are encouraged not to leave the room once class has begun. Please allow for appropriate restroom use prior to class. We ask that parents do not engage with the students during class time. If behavior of your student needs to be corrected please do so during a break or after the class has ended.

6. During class if a student complains of being ill, or sustains an injury and cannot participate, the instructor or front office staff will contact parents immediately.

7. Only students with a pre-existing sickness/injury are allowed to observe class.

School age children and teens: Please practice respect. Students are not to be socializing in a disruptive manner during the class with other students. Please come early or stay late to enjoy friends in the waiting area. Please honor your teacher and fellow students by giving full attention and co-operation. You will be advised if we feel any student is not well adjusted to the classroom environment for any reason over time.

Tutu’s & Tap Shoes Students: Preschool children may need a parent’s attention from time to time for various reasons including bathroom or behavior issues. Please do not leave the waiting room when very young children are in class without informing the office/teacher or having another parent responsible during your absence. Please make sure your child is potty-trained and can dress/undress themselves. It is not uncommon for first time students to cry/not want to come to class for the first couple of sessions. Please do not become discouraged as they may take a few sessions to adjust to the new classroom environment. These young ones are welcome to observe from the waiting room or inside the classroom until they feel comfortable to participate. We make every effort to have all children feel safe and cared for in a loving and inspiring learning environment.