Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring to class?

Appropriate dance attire, a water bottle, dance shoes, and a big smile! 

Discount Dance Supply is a great place to purchase required clothing. Use our studio code 138841 to see required clothing and recommendations! Visit https://www.discountdance.com/

Dress code for all classes are as follows:

Tiniest Dancers

Girls: Leotard/unitard or leggings with a shirt. Barefoot (Me & My Grownup, Movers & Groovers, Tiny Tumbling) or jazz/ballet shoes (Ballet & Boogie) Hair out of face in bun or ponytail

Boys: Well fitted shirt (preferably white dance shirt) and black leggings or pants. No overly loose clothing.

Ballet

Girls: Leotard to match level and pink/nude tights. Ballet tights replace all normal undergarments. Shoes should be canvas or leather and well fitted. Hair should be pulled back into a bun.

Boys: Shirt in matching level color or white and black fitted pants. White socks and black ballet flats. 

Leotards & Shirts should match class level listed below:

Pre-Ballet: Purple or black leotard

Ballet 1: Pink Leotard

Ballet 2: Lavender Leotard 

Ballet 3: Light Blue Leotard

Ballet 4: Royal Blue Leotard

Ballet 5: Black Leotard

** Shirts can be white if dancer prefers**

Lyrical
All: Form fitting t-shirt, tank top or leotard with leggings or tights. Half sole dance shoes or clean bare feet are acceptable. Jeans or outside shoes are not allowed. Hair needs to be pulled away from face.

Jazz
All: Form fitting t-shirt, tank top or leotard with leggings or tights. Jazz shoes in black are preferred. Jeans or outside shoes are not allowed. Hair needs to be pulled away from face.

Acrobatic Tumbling
All: Form fitting t-shirt, tank top or leotard with leggings or tights. Half sole shoes or clean bare feet are allowed. Jeans or outside shoes are not allowed. Hair needs to be pulled away from face.

Musical Theater
All: Form fitting t-shirt, tank top or leotard with leggings or tights. Jazz shoes in black are preferred. Jeans or outside shoes are not allowed. Hair needs to be pulled away from face.

Tap

All: comfortable shirt (tank top or tshirt), leggings or stretchy pants (no jeans) and tap shoes!

How many students are in each class?

Each class must have a minimum of 5 enrolled students. The maximum number of students allowed in a class is 12, to provide an appropriate teacher to student ratio. If multiple students are absent and the class occupancy for the day is 2 students or less, the class will be shortened to 45 minutes for that day.

Do I need previous experience?

All levels are welcome at Rising Heights Dance! From first time in a studio to experienced performer, we are confident we have a class for you! Beginnings adults will find our adult classes stimulating and moving, and more advanced students can reach out to the studio via email or phone for more specific placement questions!

How do I care for my students costumes?

Costumes will be distributed once the studio receives costumes for each student in the class. Costumes will be tried on with a teacher present to ensure proper fit. Once the costume is brought home it is to be worn for picture day and performances ONLY until the dance season is completely finished. Costumes should be kept neat and tidy in a costume bag (hanging them upside down will help keep them wrinkle free). Tutus should be hung upside down to keep their shape. All costume pieces (ie. headbands, arm pieces, hair clips) kept in a ziploc or cosmetic bag and connected to the hanger. Tights should remain unused until performance to prevent runs or stains (it is helpful to purchase a second pair just in case). Dance shoes will be the same as worn in class, and should not be worn outside at any time.

Can I stay and watch my students class?

Parents are welcome to drop their student off and pick them up at the end of class. If you choose to stay we ask that all parents watch from the lobby cameras. During the end of class we will periodically invite parents to come in and watch the last 5 minutes. This is a great time to get pictures and videos.

What to do if my student is sick?

We ask that any student who is feeling unwell remain home for the safety of other students and staff. Please contact the studio as soon as possible to notify us if you will be absent. Classes are not refunded due to absences, there may be an opportunity for a make up class at the teachers discretion.

Will classes be cancelled due to holidays or weather?

Rising Heights Dance follows the Kalama School District calendar for holidays and breaks. If the school district closes due to weather, the studio will be closed as well for the safety of all students and staff. Studio closures will be notified via email as well as posted on our social media. Make up classes will be scheduled for all classes cancelled due to weather.