CHILDREN Classes

 

The Koresh Dance Company established a Children Program in 2004. Since then, the school has developed a reputation for outstanding training in a wide variety of styles.


WE OFFER CLASSES FOR AGES 4–18 IN...

 Creative Dance • Pre Ballet • Pre Hip Hop • Hip Hop • Jazz • Modern • Ballet • Pointe


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Our goal is to create strong, versatile dancers who understand the value of training in various techniques. We aim to provide students with a fulfilling experience whether they want to become professional dancers or they simply enjoy dance. The School's exceptional instructors are able to create a professional and caring environment with an emphasis on technique, artistry, discipline, teamwork, and persistence.
 

Student Levels

Offered levels are based on the age and are detailed in every class description. The first two weeks of classes are treated as placement and thus, any student may be moved to a different class based on the teachers' recommendation.
 

Recital

Our Spring Recital is Saturday, June 9th at the Arts Bank Theater. Tickets are on sale now- in-studio only!  Contact Courtney with any questions by calling 215.751.0959.


Policies & Important information

DRESS CODES

Dress codes MUST be followed. If a student is unprepared for class without the proper attire or shoes, they will not be allowed to take class that day. Note that hair should be pulled back out of the face and no jewelry should be worn during class.
 

  • Creative Dance: Any color leotard or top with tights or leggings. Boys: white t-shirt with black or navy blue pants/shorts. Bare feet with hair pulled back.

  • Pre Ballet: Any color leotard and pink tights, ballet skirt is optional. Hair pulled back and pink ballet shoes are required. Boys: white t-shirt with black or navy blue pants/shorts, black or white ballet shoes.

  • Pre Modern Jazz: Any color leotard or top with tights or leggings. Hair pulled back. Boys: white t-shirt with black or navy blue pants/shorts. Black jazz shoes or bare feet.

  • Pre Hip Hop, Hip Hop 1 & 2: Comfortable clothing - t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, sweats or stretch pants acceptable. NO JEANS, cargo pants or khaki pants. Clean sneakers must be brought to the studio for class; not worn on the way. Hair pulled back and out of the face.

  • Ballet 1-4: Black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun. A ballet skirt, leg warmers and other teacher-approved cover-ups allowed. Ballet shoes required (must be ballet pink - only men may wear white or black ballet shoes). It is recommended that students buy canvas shoes as opposed to leather ones.

  • Jazz 2 & 3: Any color leotard or tank top and dance pants. Hair pulled back. Teacher-approved cover-ups. No baggy, loose-fitting clothing. Boys: white t-shirt with black or navy blue pants/shorts. Jazz shoes required for Jazz 2, bare feet for Jazz 3. 

  • Modern 2 & 3: Any color leotard or tank top and dance pants. Hair pulled back. Teacher-approved cover-ups. No baggy, loose-fitting clothing. Bare feet.


PAYMENTS & REGISTRATION -

Please pay close attention to these policies.

  1. Tuition MUST be paid in full at the time of registration to secure your spot.

  2. Registration will only be considered complete once payment has been made. We cannot hold spots in a class if no payment has been received. 

  3. There is a one-time $25 non-refundable registration fee for new students.

  4. If a student needs to withdraw from a class within the first two weeks of the session, 50% of the tuition and Greenfield pickup (excluding the registration fee) is refundable.

  5. Tuition is non-refundable after the first two weeks of the session. 

  6. There are no tuition refunds or credits given for missed classes.

  7. There is a $25 fee for any returned or NSF checks.


CLASS ATTENDANCE 

  1. Absences. Please call or email the studio to inform us if a student is going to be absent. Class attendance is recorded each week and any student with numerous absences will jeopardize their chance of participating in the annual recital.

  2. Tardiness. Students should arrive at the studio 10-15 minutes before class so they have sufficient time to prepare. Please call the studio if a student is going to be late. If a student is more than 10 minutes late, they will only be allowed to participate at the instructor's discretion.

  3. Teacher Absences. If an instructor is unable to teach class, we will provide a qualified substitute for that day.

  4. We reserve the right to cancel any class during the session (i.e., remove it from the schedule) if the class has no more than four students registered. 

  5. Inclement Weather. If the studio closes due to bad weather, we will send an email and post on our website. Koresh School of Dance is not responsible for classes cancelled as a result of weather or any other extreme circumstances beyond our control. Koresh does not offer make-up classes due to inclement weather. Tuition will not be prorated or refunded.


STUDIO ETIQUETTE 

  1. Behavior. We expect our students to behave properly at all times, both while in class and on our premises. They must be disciplined, responsible, and respectful to their instructor and peers. Should a student act in a manner deemed inappropriate in any way, the teacher has the right to immediately dismiss them from the class. This includes offensive attitudes, poor relations with other students, bad work habits or any unacceptable behavior. Ongoing behavioral issues will be reported to the parents and handled on a case-by-case basis. Students will only be allowed back into class at the discretion of the instructor and management.

  2. Students may not leave class without receiving permission from the instructor first.

  3. Cell phones must be turned off or put in silent mode during class. Students are not permitted to leave class to answer their phones. If a parent needs to contact their child in case of emergency, please call the studio. 

  4. No students are allowed in the studio until the class begins. They must wait in the lobby until the teacher has invited them in. 

  5. Supervision. All children, both students and their siblings, must be supervised at all times. Running in the lobby or studio is not allowed. Any of the studio's mats, balls or hula hoops are not to be taken out for play. Please be respectful and talk quietly in the lobby so as not to distract the students or the office staff.

  6. For students under 6 years of age, parents must stay in the lobby at all times in case of emergency. If you must leave for any reason, please notify the front desk. Leaving should only be for a short period of time, not the entire length of the class.

  7. Observation. No friends or family members are allowed in the dance studio to observe class or sit with their child. Only registered students are allowed to be inside. Please do not distract the students through the windows or doors.

  8. Students may not enter and exit the studio multiple times throughout the class. This creates a distraction for the other students and makes it difficult for the teacher to progress with the class. We understand that children’s needs are all different and they require time to become comfortable with a classroom setting. The first two weeks of class are a period for your child to become acclimated to their teacher and fellow students. We encourage you to talk to your child before their dance class about staying inside the studio and participating in class. If a student will not participate with the class they will be asked to exit the studio and may only return if they will participate for the rest of the class.

  9. Students must be picked up immediately after their class is over. All students must have a parent or guardian waiting for them in the lobby when their class lets out and be ready to leave in an appropriate amount of time. A 15 minute grace period will be given but for every 10 minutes after the class dismissal, $10 will be charged.
    *Students ages 3-11 must be signed out at the front desk by a pre-approved parent or guardian.


GREENFIELD SCHOOL PICK-UP SERVICE

We offer an afterschool pick-up service for Albert M Greenfield Elementary School students in Koresh Dance classes. The prices listed on our Schedule & Rates page will be added to your class tuition. Note the policies below:

  • We DO NOT pick up students on days the studio or school is closed

  • We DO NOT pick up students on half days

  • Students will be picked up at 2:50 and 3:00 in the school yard

  • Once they arrive at the studio, students are expected to do their homework quietly. Any inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Consistent disruptive behavior will result in dismissal from the pick-up program.

  • Note: This is not an after care program, we provide a pick up service only

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