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Studio Expectations

Studio Expectations

  • As a Christian dance studio, we expect all of our students to display a Christ-like attitude when receiving dance instruction and while waiting for class. 

    • This means we expect our students to walk in humility, kindness, patience, and love to their fellow classmates. We expect our studio to be free from strife, contention, and gossiping.

  • We ask that all gum, food, and drink(other than water) be kept out of the dance studio room.​

  • Only students registered for the class are allowed in the dance studio.

  • Students are to wait in the waiting area until parents arrive. 


  • Regular attendance is crucial for students to learn and enhance their dance skills. It's important for students to attend classes consistently and punctually to progress in their dancing abilities.

  • We expect students to be prompt and prepared for class when it is set to begin.

  • The studio follows the St. Tammany Parish school closings for Holidays and inclement weather.

    • Make up classes for classes closed due to weather may be rescheduled at the sole discretion of the owner.

Dress Code

At In the River Dance Studio, we want what we wear to dance in performance, as well as practice, to glorify the Lord by beautifying ourselves in modesty. Below are the suggested practice wear for each class and required shoes.

  • Dance Wear

    • Ballet Class

      • Leotard with skirt(attached skirt for 2-4 year olds) Tights underneath. 

      • Shoes- Pink ballet shoes

    • Lyrical class/Grace Company performance Class

      • Leotard with skirt or leggings- ballet shoes

    • Tap/Jazz-

      • Leotard  or fitted top with leggings or bike shorts

        • Shoes

          • Tap-

            • Pre Ballet/tap and level 1 tap-Tan "Mary Jane" tap shoes

            • Level 2 Tap-Black slip on tap shoes

          • Jazz-

            • Tan jazz shoes

    • Bebop

      • Tshirt with shorts/leggings and tennis shoes​

  • All hair should be pulled back in a bun or ponytail and out of the face of the dancer.

  • No jewelry (other than stud earrings) should be worn in the dance studio for class.

Billing Obligations

  • At In the River, we accept cash, checks, and credit/debit cards

  • Checks should be made out to In the River Dance Studio.​

  • Tuition is due on the 1st of each month. If payments are received after the 7th, they are subject to a $15 late fee. 

  • All tuition and fees are non-refundable. The tuition rate is the same each month regardless of attendance, holidays, or classes canceled due to weather.

  • If a student wants to drop from a class, please inform class teacher before the 1st of a new month.

If you have any questions about the guidelines of the studio, please feel free to contact me. Also, stay up to date on studio news by subscribing to our email/newsletters and by liking us on Facebook!

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