We appreciate modesty in all dance attire for all of our classes and groups. We also prefer dancers wear black, if possible, as it helps with cleaning choreography and movements. Appropriate dance-wear and shoes should be worn to class each week. A solid black, full coverage leotard is recommended for female dancers in all classes. Below, you will find suggested dance attire and shoes for each performance group and dance genre:
Ballet: Ballet slippers, tights (nude or pink), black or pink leotard, hair pulled back in tight bun.
Hip Hop: Tennis shoes/high tops, athletic wear that allows for full movement (please no jeans or other restricting clothing). Knee pads suggested for floor work.
Jazz/Contemporary: Tight fitting tops/leggings. A jazz shoe, foot undeez or pirouette shoe is suggested. No baggy clothing or jeans.
Fitness Classes: Tennis shoes, athletic wear (yoga mat suggested, but not required).
Behavior and Etiquette
Reign Dance Company is an all-ages studio, requiring all dancers to promote respect, dignity and role-model behavior, especially for our younger dancers. Dancers must give respect and full attention to their teacher during class, while also being respectful and accepting of their fellow classmates. Appropriate language and conversations are expected at all times. Dancers are expected to leave non-dance related dilemmas at the door, promoting a welcoming and friendly environment for every dancer.
Dancers should be prepared to dance at the scheduled time for class. Gum or any other type of food or drink, except a water bottle, are not allowed. Please refrain from using cell phones during class, and assure they are silenced or off during class. When we travel and perform, we expect all dancers to act in a manner that aligns with our expectations to help us maintain a positive reputation. Dancers who do not follow our behavior and etiquette may be unable to register for classes in the future.
There will not be refunds or deductions for missed classes, unless for a major health or family related reason, in which case extended absence make ups may be granted. If you are going to miss a class, please let your coach know in advance via email, phone call, or text message. Please note that failure to show up for class may result in removal from a performance or competition routine.
We love parent involvement in their dancer’s participation in our studio, and we want you to feel welcome. Parents will be able to observe classes at least once during each season (see coach or instructor for those opportunities); however, dancers commonly perform and are more focused without guests and their family members present. We do ask parents to limit their observation to no more than once a month, at most. If there are extenuating circumstances, please speak directly with your dancer’s coach or instructor. We will have volunteer opportunities for parents at competitions and events, so stay tuned for ways to support our studio and our dancers! “Mommy/Daddy & Me” classes are an exception of this policy.
For questions about classes, payment, etc., please refer to the front desk receptionist. If the receptionist is not available, you may ask the coach/instructor before or after classes. We ask that you do not disrupt a class that is in session.
Communication is critical for our dancers, families, and staff. We send email newsletters and will post information to Reign Dance Company social media pages. Please add our Information email address as a contact in your email and let us know if you have not received any emails. When you register, your email address will be added to our list. Please “like” us on Facebook to assure you are getting our updates and information as well.
In most instances, we will follow school closures for the 4J and Bethel school districts. If Reign’s surrounding roads are believed to be safe for travel, classes may stay in session. It’s important to check our communication platforms regularly to stay up-to-date on closures. Reign will not offer refunds for missed or canceled classes due to weather conditions. Class make-ups are available for weather-related absences.
Disclaimer: Reign Dance Company and its staff cannot be held liable for harm to students while on Reign Dance Company studio property or in the care of the studio staff members at performances, competitions, and/or other studio related events. Reign Dance Company staff will not be held responsible for injuries or harm experienced by Reign participants. Students and parents assume all responsibility and waive any claim for compensation for accidental injury incurred by students while at the studio or in the care of Reign staff, and hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the studio, its agents, employees or servants, whether paid or volunteer, against any and all claims which may arise from an injury to a student while attending the Reign Dance Company studio.