Student Handbook

 

Here you will find information you’ll need as a student at Everything Goes Dance Studio. Our front desk staff and faculty are always available to answer questions and help with issues like choosing the best classes, getting the proper dance attire and shoes, preparing for class and performances, and improving your dance skills.

 

To Enroll  in Classes: Check out our schedule and fees. Next, phone the studio (525.1000) and set a time to meet with the staff, observe a class (if desired) and take a look around. After you’ve chosen your classes, filled out the forms and paid the fees, you’re in! If you’re registering for intermediate or advanced classes, please meet with the teacher to ensure that you’re enrolled at the proper level of study.

 

Students should wear the class uniform as described below.

You may purchase uniform items at a professional dance outlet or online. Students may wear an EGD Studio t-shirt as warm-up gear. Instructors will teach students the proper method of wearing and maintaining dance shoes.

 

Dance Class Attire

Note: Please purchase all dance shoes at professional dancewear outlets (Queen of Hart’s Dance Boutique or Show Biz Dancewear in OKC). Please do not purchase shoes from Target, Walmart, etc, as these shoes are made for play and not dance. Consult a teacher if you need guidance.

 

Boutiques:

Queen of Hart’s Dance Boutique: 9315 N. Penn Ave. OKC Tel: 843-2545 Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 10am-4pm

Show Biz Dancewear: 4427 NW 63rd OKC Tel: 673-1826 Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 10am-4pm

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General Appearance

Dancewear should be clean, well maintained, and modest and the proper shoes should be worn for each class. Please do not wear jewelry to class. Do not wear panties underneath leotards. NO GUM! Instructors reserve the right to dismiss a student from class if they are not dressed and prepared properly.

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Creative Movement

Pink tights, pink leotard, pink ballet shoes. Ballet skirts and tutus are not allowed, as they cause a distraction to our young dancers! Hair should be pulled back in a neat ballet bun and ballet shoelaces should be tied in a knot, trimmed short, and tucked into shoes. No water bottles are allowed in Pre-K classes to avoid unnecessary potty breaks.

 

Ballet & Pointe

Pink tights, black leotard, pink split sole ballet shoes, hair in a neat ballet bun. No ballet skirts or extra clothing. Pointe shoes should only be purchased with instructor permission.

 

Tap

Wear comfortable clothing that allows free movement (shorts are fine) and black tap shoes with flat heels (1-2 inch). Hair should be pulled back away from the face. Tap shoes need to be purchased from a dance boutique. On a budget? Stop by our front desk to see if we have your size in our collection of gently used tap shoes for sale!

 

Jazz

Skin-Colored footed tights, black leotard, black slip-on jazz shoes; fitted dance shorts or leggings are allowed. Hair should be pulled back in a neat ponytail or bun.

 

Modern

Skin-Colored footless tights, leotard, bare feet. Dance shorts or leggings are allowed. Knees should always be covered and hair should be pulled back in a neat ponytail or bun.

 

Flamenco

Flamenco practice skirt. Tights or socks, leotard, black flamenco shoes with nails. Hair should be pulled back in a neat ponytail or bun. Consult your instructor or the front desk for the best places to purchase these specialty items and shoes, as well as where to purchase your Recital costume.

 

Mexican Folkloric

Folkloric practice skirt, Skin-Colored footed tights, black leotard, and Mexican folkloric shoes with nails. Hair should be pulled back in a neat Folklorico-Style bun with Tocado. Costumes will be rented through the studio for Performances & Recital.

 

Hip Hop & Breakdancing

Black sneakers (like Old Skool Classic Vans or similar shoes) used only for dance class (no black sole bottoms please) and clothing allows free movement (joggers, sweatpants, leggings, etc.). NO DENIM PANTS, DRESSES, SKIRTS OR “SHORT” SHORTS. Covered knees are recommended for Breakdancing floor work. Hair should be pulled back away from the face.

 

Males

Black jumpsuit or plain white or black t-shirt with black dance pants, and black dance shoes appropriate for class (ballet, jazz, tap, etc.).

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