|2 years in a row
Voted Best Dance Studio
610-393-5225 Macungie, Pa
Dance Classes Taught and Descriptions
Ballet is the backbone of all dance styles. To excel in other styles of dance ballet is a must. This class
includes correct technique along with proper French terminology. (Pointe is offered only by teacher
An upbeat class where you will learn how to articulate all major body parts in isolation, so that they can
clearly produce accented rhythms in the dancing body.
An updated ‘swing’ on tradition tap dance that is incorporated with mainstream music like Rock and Hip-hop.
This class is based on ballet yet moves more freely and is a poetic style of dancing.
An abstract form of dance with expressive movements based on African dance.
An upbeat class that helps develop muscle coordination. Dance style that is seen on many dance videos.
Mommy & Me Creative Class for Ages 2-3
This class is good for the student who is not ready to separate.
Parents are welcome to sit in on the class until the student is
ready to be on their own. In this fun energetic class, students
will learn basic movement skills, intro to ballet, awareness of
rhythm and social interaction, tumbling and creativity, with songs,
games, and “out-side the box” thinking, which allows for self-expression.
Creative Dance for Ages 3-4
This fun energetic class introduces basic movement skills, ballet,
tumbling and creativity, with songs, games, and “out-side the box” thinking,
which allows for self-expression.
Students must be potty trained for this class.
This Class will participate in our annual spectacular.
5-7years old Ballet/Jazz/Hiphop
Our 5-7 program is a dance adventure that involves movement skills, awareness of rhythm, proper dance
terminology and interaction with other students and dance steps and combinations.
The basic foundation of ballet, jazz, and hip-hop technique will be taught. The individual instruction our
dancers receive will give them the correct foundation and the fundamentals for their physical and mental
This class will participate in our annual spectacular.
This program is designed for students who express a desire to dance to train for a career or also for those
who enjoy studying for fun and enjoyment. Dance is an enjoyable activity that can last a lifetime. Our
faculty is dedicated to enriching every dancers life with sincere encouragement and personal guidance to
help you achieve your individual goals. This class will participate in our annual spectacular.
Theater Dance Class
This class focuses on theatre education, including audition techniques, acting, voice, and drama. Students
will learn choreography to Broadway songs.
Classes for all levels starting at beginner up to advanced. Learn gymnastics steps and then put them into
routines. Start with tumbling to back handsprings on our 2” thick mats and move onto the balance beam.
Classes for all levels starting at beginner up to advanced. Learn twirling movements and then put them into
routines with some dance.
Dance helps students develop their motor skills, Improve balance, Develop social behavior and
creates self-confidence in a non-competitive environment.
No baggy clothing in any classes, this is important so the teachers can check proper
body alignment, which will help prevent injury. The dress code is not an option it must be followed. You can
choose to buy from a store or order from a discount site linked through our web page.
Creativity Ages 2-4: Pink tights, pink ballet shoes (canvas or
Leather (no house slippers that look like ballet shoes, as these are
dangerous to dance in) and a blue or black leotard. Skirts are
optional no shorts or shirts. Hair must be worn back.
Combo Class Ages 5-7: Pink tights, pink ballet shoes (canvas or
leather) (no house slippers that look like ballet shoes, as these are
dangerous to dance in), and a pink or black leotard. Skirts are
optional for ballet, and shorts may be worn for jazz. Hair must be
Combo Class Ages 8-10
For Ballet /Jazz/HH: Pink tights, pink ballet shoes (canvas or leather
split-sole), Tan (not suntan) jazz shoes (not sneakers) and a Forest
Green or black leotard. Skirts are optional for ballet, and shorts may
be worn for jazz. Hair must be worn back.
Combo Class Ages 10-12
For Ballet /Jazz/HH: Pink tights, pink ballet shoes (canvas or leather split-sole),
Tan (not suntan) jazz shoes (not sneakers) and a Burgundy or black leotard.
Skirts are optional for ballet, and shorts may be worn for jazz.
Hair must be worn back.
Class listed Ages 12-13+
For Ballet /Jazz/HH: Pink tights, pink ballet shoes (canvas or leather split-sole),Hiphop-Jazz sneakers.
and a Pink or black leotard. Skirts are optional for ballet, and shorts
or Jazz pants may be worn for jazz. Hair must be worn back.
Contemporary: Tan convertible tights, bare feet or Tan “footundeez”,
any color leotard. Shorts optional.
Tap: Tan or Black tights, Black leotard, Shorts optional.
Beg/Int Classes: Tan tap shoes. Mary Jane style
Advanced Class: Black tap shoes. Oxford style
Hip-hop: Tan or Black tights, Black leotard, Jazz sneakers. Shorts or
Theater: Black tights, Black leotard, Black Jazz pants optional.
"Grecian Sandle" in black
Gymnastics: Any colored leotard. Optional footless tights.
(No baggy pants, shirts or skorts)
Twirling: Light Blue Tank top, Black shorts. Tan Jazz shoes. Hair
must be worn back. Tan Tights are optional.
Boys: White T-shirt, Black Gym shorts, sneakers for Hip-hop.
Policies and Procedures
*All Students must be potty trained.
Registration: A registration fee will be due upon signing up. Registration fees are non-refundable and must
be paid in order to be enrolled in a class.
Tuition: Tuition will be on an automatic w/d system or you may pay the year in full for a 5% discount. To avoid
confusion, your yearly tuition has been divided evenly into 10 equal payments made Sept. through June.
June lessons and all stage rehearsals for dance classes are included with the 10 month payment plan. There
is no deduction for vacations or short months. There is no extra charge for months with five class weeks.
Automatic w/d will take place the first of the month. Yearly tuition (Paid in Full) will receive a 5% discount and
are due the first week of classes. Please mark the student’s name on your checks. *All returned checks or
auto-withdrawal transactions will be charged a NSF fee.
Withdrawal and Refunds: One-month notice from the first of the month is required to discontinue any
classes. Withdrawal must be done in person and will not be accepted by email or over the phone.
Withdrawal must be done at the studio. Withdrawal must occurn within the first 7 days of the month. No
withdrawals will be accepted after April 1. To withdraw from classes and parent or adult student must:
1. Inform studio director and
2. Complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by the office.
All automatic bank debiting will stop after the one-month period.
There are NO refunds or credits for missed lessons. Students are not allowed to drop classes for a month
and then expect their place to be held the following month with the exception of doctor excuses.
Absenses, Tardiness and Make-up Lessons: Solo classes must be canceled 24 hrs in advance to allow for a
makeup class. Absences are discouraged. Missed Classes can only be made up within 2 weeks of the
missed date. Tardiness is unacceptable. It is distracting if a student walks in late and disturbs the class. If a
student was absent due to any circumstances tuition will NOT be reimbursed. If an injury occurs or other
medical condition a plan will be made. Any student missing more than 4 lessons after January will be
reviewed by their teacher and Director to see if they are capable of performing in the show. *A solo class
may be an option to catch up to the class if too many absences occur. This would be $85 for 4 1/2 classes.
Substitutions: The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher
is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If a teacher is ill and the studio cannot arrange a substitute any
missed classes will be made up.
Dress code: The dress code MUST be followed. If it is not followed the student may be asked to sit out of the
class. Pajamas can not be worn in any classes including gymnastics.
Costume Fees: Costume balance will be split up into three monthly payments along with tuition, $25 for
October/student/class, $ 25 for November/student/class. The balance of the costume cost must paid on or
before December 10th.
Account Balance: must be paid to date in order to purchase show tickets
Extreme weather or unexpected interruption of Classes: If classes are canceled due to inclement weather
the first class will not be made up or reimbursed, any after that we will have makeup classes. The studio has
the right to cancel for extreme winter weather conditions. If you are unsure whether there will be class due to
inclement weather please call the studio 1 hour prior to your class or check the local wfmz channel for studio
updates scrolling across the bottom.
Parent’s Responsibility to be Aware of Dates and Events: It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student
to be awer of all studio activities, such as recitals, extra classes, date the studio is open and closed. The
studio will post all such notices on the website and through monthly emailed newsletters. It is the
responsibility of the parents or adult student to inform theh studio of any address or telephone or email
Care of Students: The studio is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students.
Students are not to be left at the studio for excessive time before or after class.
Injuries: I understand the physical demands and risks associated with the activities and policies of “Armetta’s
Grand Jeté Studio of Dance”. I have disclosed any medical and all physical or other conditions and/or
limitations that might affect my child’s participation. I hereby release and remise, “Armetta’s Grand Jeté
Studio of Dance”, and all of its employees, agents, and others assisting in the instruction or participation of
my child, from any and all liability or claim resulting from any Studio activity.
Photo Release: I do hereby agree unconditionally release and forever from, or in any manner connected with
or growing out of the use in any manner whatsoever, of the pictures of me/my child taken by Armetta’s Grand
Jeté Studio of Dance LLC for internal or external use coverage/production, internal or external media,
including but not limited to publications, website, videos, and presentations.
*Private and Semi-Private classes are available upon request. A private is $75 a month for a ½ hr a week
and a duo is $55/each a month for a ½ hr a week.
|Student Handbook 2009-2010
|Classes Taught and Descriptions
Rules and Regulations