Registration takes place on the first day of classes and is for the year. Tuition is $160 for 24 classes (12 each semester) and is due at registration. The tuition fee can be broken down into 2 payments if necessary. Need based scholarships are available. Class begins after Labor Day. Discounts apply for students 8 and up who enroll in 2 or more classes per week, and for siblings (subtract $30 per additional class or sibling).

Classes normally begin the first Thursday after Labor Day. Classes for Fall 2015 begin on Thursday Sept. 10 and Monday Sept. 14.
Please contact 381-6349 or for details  to register your child.

Visiting Days
Parents, siblings and guests are invited to remove their shoes before entering the dance studio and to observe quietly. Parents should control small children and take them out if they become active or loud. Parents are asked to silence cell phones
(including vibrate mode) and for texts or calls that must be taken please leave classroom to text or answer calls.  Parents also are requested to refrain from talking with other parent observers while class is in session.

2015-16 Visiting Days:

Monday October 5, Thursday October  8 

Monday November 9,  Thursday November  12

Monday December 7, Thursday December 10

Monday Feb. 22, Thursday Feb. 25

Monday March 21, Thursday March 24

Monday, April 19,  and Thursday April 21

RECITAL: April 30  (Dress Rehearsal April 29) 

No Classes: Thursday Oct. 1 Thanksgiving Nov. 23-26, SBC Spring Break: March 9-13Marchl 28-April 1 (for local schools Easter break)                                                          

2nd Semester start date: Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 Monday Jan. 25, 2016. 

Dance clothing should be worn to class. This may be color leotards and tights, T-shirt or dance shorts, or dance ‘capris’ or jazz pants. All children should have footless tights, dance shorts, or jazz pants and have bare feet. (In dance class and for recital costumes, tights are considered dance undergarments). Jazz hip/hop dancers also should have bare feet and may wear jazz pants rather than tights. Ballet tulle or net tutus are not allowed in any class.  4-5 & 6-7 year olds may wear leotards with permanently attached very short (mid thigh) skirts. Carolina Connection in Forest is a good source for dance wear.
Hair should be securely fastened (in ponytail or bun for long hair); including long bangs. Large, loose, or heavy jewelry is discouraged (to avoid chipped teeth, etc.). Parents of young children must make sure the children have used the restroom prior to class.

Contemporary Modern Dance Technique and Choreograph ages 11 and up recital 2012   photo: Pat Richeson

Dance Class Rules:

1. No chewing gum, food or drink, toys, electronic devices, or street shoes of any kind in class.

2. Good manners and behavior are expected of all students (and parents.). Any student who behaves inappropriately in class, the hall or locker room first will be given a warning. If there is no change in inappropriate behavior, the parent or guardian will be contacted. During the class it is the teacher’s job to correct inappropriate behavior. If there is ever a concern, please bring problems discretely to the attention of the director (Ella Magruder)  i.e. outside of class when students or other parents are not within hearing distance.

3. No running, chasing, or other out of control, boisterous behavior in the halls or locker room. Parents/guardians are expected to enforce this.

4. No student is allowed in dance studio classroom without the teacher present.


Parents and children are invited to walk on campus, visit the bookshop and SBC library. Young children may be interested in children’s room in the campus library and for a minimal fee anyone can join Friends of the SBC Library and obtain a Sweet Briar College library card.  Families are welcome to eat in Bistro (located in next door Williams Gym), purchase snacks in the bookshop café, or have a sit down evening meal in the Sweet Briar dining hall.

Pick up: All students must be picked up promptly after class. If you have an emergency and face a delay, please call 381-6952 (dance hall phone), 381-6150 or 381-6349 ASAP.
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