General Information

 

ATTENDANCE: Attendance is critical to ensure a solid dance education and maintain proper level technique. When choosing to dance at Impulse Dance Center, I fully expect students to make their dance education a priority. It is difficult for both student and the rest of the class when there are absences. If you absolutely must miss a class, please call the studio number before class *(508) 653 - 2171*

MAKE-UP CLASSES: If you do miss a class, you have the option to make it up in any other class that is the same technique level, or the level below, of your choosing. Just call and let the studio know which class you will be attending as a make up. There are no refunds for missed class time.

CANCELLATIONS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: When weather conditions are not at their best, call (508) 653 - 2171, after 1:00 P.M. on weekdays and Sunday and after 8:00 A.M. on Saturday, where a recorded message will let you know ONLY if classes have been cancelled. If you hear the regular greeting, then classes are on! REMEMBER, IF NATICK SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, THIS DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY MEAN THAT IMPULSE IS CLOSED - YOU HAVE TO CALL! If we do cancel because of inclement weather, there will not be a special make up class (unless there are more than 4 cancellations for any one class). Students, however, may make up the time in another class of their choosing if they so desire. **Again the number to call is **(508) 653 - 2171** Or check Impulse Fan Page on Facebook

CANCELLATIONS FOR ANY REASON: If a class needs to be cancelled for any reason, there will not be a special make up class unless there are more than 4 cancellations for any one class. Students, however, may make up the time in another class of their choosing if they so desire.

TUITION: Tuition is based on a complete program. While we encourage and in some cases require students to make up missed classes, there are no refunds or credits for missed classes. Total tuition can be paid in full with registration and take advantage of an 8% discount OR can be broken into monthly installments that are due the first of every month and the final payment must be made by June 1st. Checks should be made payable to: Impulse Dance Center and mailed to the studio at 5 Summer Street, Natick, MA 01760 or send with student the first week of every month.

WE DO NOT BILL. Unless prior arrangements have been made with the studio, payments after the 15th of each month will be subject to a late fee of $5.

**THERE WILL BE A $15 FEE FOR RETURNED CHECKS**

 

DANCE CONCERT: There is a dance performance at the completion of the program to celebrate our many months of hard work. Although participation is not required to study dance throughout the year, I do encourage students to be part of the production. It gives students a chance to utilize the technique they have learned as well as gives them valuable orientation to the performance stage. Dress rehearsal and Concert date(s) are given well in advance and attendance is mandatory if you agree to be part of the Concert. You may not realize that when we choreograph a piece for a class, we do so very specifically for that class and the number of dancers in that class - Nothing is generic! Each dancer's place on stage is critical to the harmony and placement of fellow dancers. A costume deposit of $25 per class will be due December 1 with the balance due in February. Specific rules and requirements along with a commitment form will be given out in November. Please be sure to read everything completely before making a commitment to the concert.

"Peek Week"- It is mandatory for a parent to be at every class their dancer takes to receive Concert information. Costumes will be distributed and with the exception of Repertory Level classes MUST be received and inventoried by a parent. Costumes are special orders and can not be returned for refund. Once they are inventoried by a parent and released to a parent they are no longer the responsibility of Impulse Dance Center.

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PROGRAM: If student withdraws from the program after December 1 but before its completion, there is a withdrawal fee the equivalent of one month tuition payment. If student withdraws after March 1, you are obligated to pay the entire balance due. Please note: If you have paid tuition in full, a refund for the balance will be made from the date of official withdrawal from the class and with the withdrawal fee, if applicable. If you have paid tuition in full and take multiple classes (individual or by family) a refund for the balance will be made from the date of official withdrawal from the class after readjusting tuition based on the number of classes still being taken and with the withdrawal free if applicable.

Students arrive on time for classes and in proper dance attire (See REQUIRED DRESS FOR CLASS) with hair secured off face. There is no gum allowed in class. Students must bring their own water to class. Food and beverages (other than water) is not allowed in the actual studio space. If you have any questions, feel free to call me at (508) 653 - 2171.

 

PARKING: : There is metered parking available on the street. You do not have to feed the meters after 5:30 P.M. on weekdays and Saturdays and not at all on Sundays. Please DO NOT park in Debsan's parking lot before 4:00P.M. Monday through Saturday. You can park in the parking lot adjacent to the building after 3:30 P.M. on week days and any time on Saturdays for free. Parking can be a challenge; you should plan on getting here early

 

REQUIRED DRESS FOR CLASS FOR IMPULSE DANCE CENTER
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BRING WITH YOU WHEN PURCHASING DANCEWEAR

"Wake Up Toes" & “The Next Step”(Pre-school ballet):  Any style/color leotard & tights.
Capezio “Daisy” pink ballet slippers
Boys:  Any color sweats or shorts and t-shirt.  Black ballet slippers

Ballet/Tap Combo:  Any style/color leotard with tights, or jazz pants. 
Capezio Jr.Tyette black patent tie tap shoes  &  Capezio “Daisy” pink ballet slippers
Boys: Black athletic or jazz pants, t-shirt. Black ballet slippers & black CAPEZIO TAPSTER 442

Ballet, Tap, Jazz Combo:      
     Jazz: Any style/color leotard with tights or jazz/capri pants.  Black Split Sole Jazz Oxfords
     Ballet:  Black leotard (any style), pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Ballet skirt optional.
     Tap:  Any style/color leotard with tights, or jazz pants
               Capezio “Mary Jane” - black plain leather Tap shoes
Boys: Black athletic or jazz pants, t-shirt. Black ballet slippers & black CAPEZIO TAPSTER 442

Ballet & Pointe (All levels):  Black leotard (any style), ballet pink convertible tights (no seam) and pink split sole ballet slippers Ballet slippers should fit like a glove-Not too big!  You may use canvass for class but will need leather for performance. *Please see note on other side  about placement of shoe elastics*.  A ballet skirt (any color or print) is suggested. Hair must be in a bun and completely off the face. Pink pointe shoes (if in Pointe class)  
Boys:  White short sleeve t-shirt, black boys/men's tights or dance pants, dance belt, white socks and black ballet slippers

Pre-Pointe:  Black leotard, ballet pink convertible tights

Jazz (All levels):  Any style/color LEOTARD with tights, PLAIN BLACK jazz pants, Capri pants or dance shorts (NOT SOPHIES) We must see body alignment; do not wear baggy t-shirts. Baggy sweats or pajama pants are also not allowed. You will need Black split sole Jazz oxfords. Jazz shoes should fit like a glove - Not too big!
Boys:  Black athletic or jazz pants, t-shirt and black split sole Jazz Oxfords

Tap:  (Tap I –Adv): CAPEZIO CG55 tap oxfords in black. (Please contact me if you are unsure of what these are). It is important that shoes fit properly.  They should fit like street shoes.- not too big! Wear anything that is cool and comfortable EXCEPT jeans or jean shorts!! Note to girls entering Tap I from Ballet, Tap, Jazz Combo: If your Mary Jane's still fit from last year, you can start this dance season with those, but need to change over to the Capezio CG55 by December 1

Repertory Tap Technique and TAPROJECT: You can also wear the CAPEZIO CG55 or you may want to upgrade to the CAPEZIO CG09

Modern:  LEOTARD with jazz pants, Capri pants or footless tights.  This class is generally  done bare foot. If a specific shoe is required you will be informed by the instructor.
Boys:  The same as Jazz only this class is done bare foot.

Lyrical: Any style/color LEOTARD with tights, jazz pants or Capri pants. This class is generally done barefoot. If a specific shoe is required you will be informed by the instructor.(No baggy t-shirts or cover ups in class!)
Boys:  Any color athletic or jazz pants, t-shirt. This class is generally done barefoot

Hip Hop: Loose comfortable clothing (No jeans or jean shorts) and sneakers

Break Dance: Comfortable, loose clothing and sneakers. No jeans or jean shorts.  Also needed are: Head spin hat & knee pads which can be purchased through Impulse once Break Dance Session has begun

ALL CLASSES:  HAIR MUST BE SECURED OFF OF FACE - NO JEWELRY - NO GUM

 

 

SOME SUGGESTIONS AS TO WHERE TO PURCHASE DANCE SHOES AND DANCEWEAR:

DANCER'S WAREHOUSE (Formerly Capezio)
330 Washington Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
(781) 237-5526

DANCER'S WAREHOUSE – CATALOG STORE
91 Medway Street
Milford, MA 01757
1-877-313-2623 (Toll Free)

DANCER'S IMAGE
849 Washington Street
Newtonville, MA 02460
(617) 964 - 4070
They have everything you need for any dance form at Dancer's Image including lots of gift ideas for your dancer! They have a very supportive and knowledgeable staff. Pointe shoe fittings are their specialty. Not the place for required Jazz or Tap shoes for any Impulse class.

REMEMBER - wherever you choose to purchase your dance shoes, you MUST try them on as dance shoes need to fit like a glove and the sizes will be different, in most cases, than your street shoes. You should put your student's name on the inside of all dance shoes with permanent marker only AFTER I have checked for a proper fit.