The School accepts children from the age of 5. The number of people in groups is from 12 to 16.
The distribution is based on the level of training and age first and foremost, although height, weight, and maturity level also play an integral role.
Always arrive 10 minutes before class. Being properly warmed up and prepared is very important.
Arriving to class late is a distraction and it also hinders the warm-up process and can lead to injuries. Parents need to be sure that younger children are supervised in the waiting and changing areas.
Dancers should line up quietly in the waiting area and wait to be asked to enter the room by their teacher. Parents of younger students should remind their children to use the restroom and have a drink of water before class.
As a teacher, I must also prepare prior to class, so please leave me a note at the reception or contact me via email/whatsapp, if a discussion needs to take place or questions need to be answered.
Pay attention to your teacher – Don’t talk with your friends during class! It disrupts the whole class and makes it difficult for the
teacher to communicate with the students. Meet your friends before or after class for social fun.
No food, gum, or drinks are allowed in the studio. There a breaks for water during shoe changes, leave water bottles in the locker-room.
Do not pull up on or hang from the ballet bares. They can be pulled from the wall or you can get stuck in them. Barres are for balance and support.
Come prepared to dance – attire, grooming, attitude, ambition, energy!
Attendance is imperative for consistent progress. If a student is going to be absent from class due to unforeseen circumstances, call the studio and leave a message before class time.
If students know in advance that they will be absent to participate from class, please let the teacher know before the day of class. If students are too ill to participate in class, they should remain at home and rest. If they are injured, they should come to class and observe (if possible).
Many students learn more from observing class. This will also keep them apprised of the class’ progress. If student needs to leave before end of the class, they should notify the teacher before class begins. Students may not leave the classroom without first receiving permission from the teacher.
Please be advised that the study of dance involves physical contact. Instructors will often need to make hands-on contact to adjust students’ alignment and to demonstrate proper motion.
Students should keep the faculty informed of any recent illness, injury, or other condition that may interfere with their class work.
In each group there is a leading team, these students are presented with strict requirements. The students of the leading team are participants of various competitions and different creative events.
To be selected for the leading team is required a high preparatory level, hard work and full commitment. The selection is made exclusively by ASDS’s teachers.
The other students demonstrate their knowledge and skills only in open classes.
If your child is selected to be a part of one of these events, it is required commitment from both: parent and student.
Attendance and punctuality is a must!
If the child is missing the last three rehearsals prior to the event, ASDS’s teachers are entitled to remove the child from participating.
It is NOT allowed for students to participate elsewhere without prior teacher/director’s approval and acknowledgment.
Costumes will be made for everyone once a year for each particular dance number.
The costumes are priced moderately and made to be used as long as possible. Costumes need to be always in perfect state and taken care of by students/parents.
All students will participate in our end of year Spring Recital held sometime the last part of June. Parents and family relatives are invited to assist the event.