Registration for each new dance year will be held during late August and early September. Registration dates will be listed on our website as well as e-mailed to returning students. There will be a $25 non-refundable registration fee for all students (returning or new). Cash or checks made to Signature Dance Studio will be accepted. Note: Should you be unable to attend registration dates – registration info may be mailed WITH payment to Signature Dance Studio at: PO Box 129 Homer, New York 13077
Tuition will be paid monthly and is based on a 9-month payment schedule (Sept-May). All tuition payments are due the first full dance week of each month. All payments received after the first full dance week of the month will incur a $10.00 late fee. Please note, if your tuition is more than 3 full months past due, your dancer will not be able to participate in classes. Payments will be accepted in the form of cash and/or check. Please make checks payable to: Signature Dance Studio. In the event of studio closings, you will be notified on tuition date changes via email. Please keep in mind there will be a returned check fee. All tuition payments are non-refundable.
We will have a recital to be held annually in June at the end of each season. The recital will be held in the beautiful theater at Homer Center for the Arts! More details to come throughout the year.
In the event that classes need to be cancelled due to weather or circumstances out of our control, you will be notified via e-mail. Cancellations will also be posted to our Website as well as our Facebook page. Please note: Homer school closings will not always mean the studio is closed. Closings for holidays and other important dates can be found on the Studio Calendar page.
Dancers are required to wear appropriate dance attire during all classes.
*Ballet - dancers are required to wear black leotard with black shorts/skirt and tights.
*Preschool - dancers may wear non-restricting clothing: leotards with shorts/skirts and tights. Please refrain from sending your dancer in anything that may distract them while in class.
*Lyrical/Contemporary - dancers may wear non-restricting clothing. Leotards with dance shorts/skirt are preferred.
*Jazz - dancers may wear non restricting clothing. Leotards with dance shorts/skirt are preferred.
*Hip Hop - dancers may wear non-restricting clothing; tank tops/shorts or leggings
For required shoes, please see our Classes page.
Please make sure your dancer wears their hair UP for classes. For Ballet, buns are required.
It is very important that our students grow to be respectful, polite, well-rounded individuals. Our dancer etiquette expectations will help to encourage our dancers to be just that!
*Be prepared for classes: All dancers should be at the studio 5 minutes prior to classes to get prepared for class.
*Teacher Respect: Dancers must show respect to all teachers and assistants. Dancers who do not show respect to our teachers or our studio, will not be able to participate in class time.
*Dancer Respect: Dancers are asked to be respectful to their fellow classmates and our older students are asked to remember that little eyes are on you! Our littlest loves are looking up to you - be great role models!
*Respect our Studio: We ask that all of our dancers please pick up after themselves. We want to keep our studio space clean and tidy! .
*NO food or Drink (OR GUM): Dancers may not have food or any drinks other than water on the dance floor. Water bottles must be leak proof. Dancers will be asked to spit gum out before classes.
Throughout the dance season, many photos will be taken at the studio and at various events (recitals, open house, etc.) of dancers. Upon signing our policies agreement, you give permission for us to use the photos on our studio website and Facebook page. You also agree that you are not entitled to payment/royalties for these photos. For questions or concerns regarding this - please contact Miss Meg.
Each dancer will be required to purchase at least one costume per class (with the exception of ballet). Costume prices will vary depending on the dance style. We will do our absolute best to keep the prices of all costumes reasonable and affordable. To help offset the price of costumes, we will offer many fundraising options.
We will offer many fundraisers throughout the course of the year to help offset various costs throughout the season. All fundraisers are optional. Our first fundraiser will start in the Fall; information to be given out at registration.
Signature Dance Studio looks to form a competitive team in the near future. A Competition team will be formed based on dancer interest as well as dancer skill level.
For our older dancers, we would love to offer at least ONE trip to NYC to take classes at Broadway Dance Center. In addition, to take the students to see a performance in the city. These trips are wonderful for our dancers to experience other styles of dance, other teachers, etc. Information about these trips will be posted in the Newsletter section of our website and advertised in the studio!
For any questions regarding our policies please contact the studio.
* All Signature Dance Policies are subject to change if necessary.