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Parents are welcome to observe classes. 

Prospective students may take 1 trial class.

SCHOOL SCHEDULE
The Ridgefield School of Dance follows the Ridgefield Public School schedule for class cancellations. If the Ridgefield schools are closed due to inclement weather, the studio will also be closed. We will make every attempt to reschedule classes canceled due to poor weather conditions. For additional postings regarding the school, go to the News page. See Schedule & School Calendar page for the class and annual schedules.

ATTENDANCE
Dancers should arrive at the studio with enough time to dress and be ready to start on time.   If you will be absent from class, please notify the office by calling
203.894.5957 or emailing alison@theridgefieldschoolofdance.com

ABSENCES
Classes missed due to illness or other conflicts may be made-up by taking another scheduled class at the same or lower level within the term they were missed, or at other times with permission of the faculty.  Make-up classes in another discipline are allowed and encouraged.  There will be no refund or credit for missed classes.  

The school reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment and to close a class when it has reached capacity.

PARKING
Please park in the spaces opposite the building. The parking spaces facing the building are reserved for patients of Ridgefield Physical Therapy.

EMAIL
General information not requiring immediate action will be emailed to you.  In cases requiring immediate notification, we will email and follow through with a phone call. You may contact us at
info@theridgefieldschoolofdance.com.

Dress Code

HAIR
Hair must be secured up off the face when taking class. Dancers in Ballet 3 and up must wear their hair in a bun. Short hair should be secured away from the face with a headband and barrettes.

JEWELRY
No jewlery (including braided wrist and ankle bands, watches or rings) may be worn in class.

FOOD
There is to be no gum chewed or food eaten in the dance studio or during class.

BALLET
Girls
Leotard colors with light pink tights and pink ballet slippers.  
Ballet slippers must have elastic and ribbons sewn on.  Leather split-sole ballet slippers are required for dancers ballet 4 and up.

We recommend Freeds, Studio Freeds pointe shoes for the beginning pointe dancer, or Russian Pointes or Grishko. Pointe shoes need to be secured with both ribbons and elastic. It is recommended that students show their pointe shoes to the artistic director before sewing on ribbons and elastics

Leotard colors:
Pre-ballet Light Pink
Ballet 1 Light Pink
Ballet 2 Lavender
Ballet 3 Light Blue
Ballet 4 Seafoam
Ballet 5 Purple
Ballet 6 Black
Company Black

Boys
Tee shirt, black tights, white socks, white ballet slippers.

JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, LYRICAL & MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE
Any style black leotard, tan stirrup or footless tights, jazz shorts optional. Tan jazz shoes.  

TAP
Leotards, tights and/or fitted jazz shorts. Black lace-up, hard or medium-hard sole tap shoes

FOR PERFORMANCES,  ballet dancers level 3 and up must wear Bodywrappers convertible tights in Ballet Pink #C45 (Child) or A45 (adult).  All female Jazz Department dancers must wear Bodywrappers stirrup tights #C32 (child) or #A32 (adult) in Jazzy Tan - available on-line and at Joy of Movement in Ridgefield.

MISC
No street shoes are allowed in the studio - the outdoor grit damages the floor.
There is to be no gum chewed or food eaten in the dance studio or during class. Cell phones are not allowed in the studio during class.

 

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