general policies and helpful tips for Studio b participants and parents
students should plan to arrive five minutes before class begins, dressed in the appropriate attire
please have a dedicated pair of tennis shoes for fitness classes and the appropriate dance shoes required for each class (click here for dance dress code)
Studio b is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal belongings
lost and found items will be held for 30 days; be sure to clearly mark all of your dance shoes & personal belongings
please use the cubbies for storing your personal belongings
please do not open studio doors while a class is in progress
only water in a container with a secure lid can be brought onto the dance floors
no gum or food is allowed on the dance floors. Please dispose of this before your class
dance students should have hair pulled back into a pony tail or a bun for classes
dancers are to be picked up promptly following class
Dance students are placed in class according to their age, ability, and experience. One or all may apply when placing the dancers in an appropriate class level.
Our dance classes are independent classes, meaning that the students enter the classroom without parents to be able to fully engage with the instructor. For classes with younger students, we will invite parents into the classroom at the end of class for a mini performance. This allows the students to gain confidence by performing what they have learned and it assures parents that students are getting a great dance education at Studio b!
Click here to see the dress code for each dance class. Fitness participants should wear comfortable clothing that allow for movement for fitness classes. Clothing with symbols or slogans which maybe considered derogatory is not allowed. Please, no midriff-bearing tops.
For your convenience, the class tuition for the Fall and Spring sessions is divided into four monthly payments. The first month’s payment is due at the time of enrollment. The remaining three payments will be processed automatically the first Monday of the month. There is no registration fee at Studio b and there is no performance fee during the Fall Session.
Fees for fitness classes are to be paid in full, upfront.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, cash, and check made payable to "Studio b." If a check is returned to Studio b due to insufficient funds, payment to cover the check amount plus a $25.00 returned check fee, will be required with a money order, cashiers check, or cash within 3 days of notification. If it happens more than once future payments must be remitted either by credit card, money order, or in cash.
If there is an overdue balance, the balance will be due before classes can be resumed. If a balance is left unpaid, participation will not be allowed until the balance is paid in full. Services will be suspended for accounts 60 days past due.
Gift certificates are available for purchase and can be redeemed for merchandise or services at Studio b and cannot be redeemed for cash or credit.
There is no registration or membership fee when enrolling for classes at Studio b.
We reserve a limited number of spaces in each dance class, therefor once you enroll, your tuition is non-refundable. Fitness fees are non-refundable.
Refunds are given only under the following circumstances. Refunds will be pro-rated from the date of notification. If tuition is refunded for any reason, there is a $25 cancellation fee.
written notice from doctor due to long-term illness or injury
participant moves out of town
we are unable to place a student in a class
We provide two opportunities each year for our students to perform: the Winter Showcase and the Spring Recital.
Every year we finish our Fall Session of classes with a fun and informal program— the Winter Showcase. It is held at the St. James School gym. The Winter Showcase is a great opportunity for us to come together as a community and help those in need. The admission for the Winter Showcase is five or more non-perishable food items per person to be donated to the St. James Food Pantry. Each student enrolled in our fall session will receive a free Studio b t-shirt to wear for the Winter Showcase performance!
We end our Spring Session with our fully-staged, professional Spring Recital at the Rohrman Performing Arts Center at Lafayette Jeff High School. This is an exciting and rewarding part of the season that everyone looks forward to! We encourage all dancers to participate. Please read the information below to help you be prepared. (Please note that technique classes such as leaps and turns and ballet barre classes do not perform in the Spring recital.) A dress rehearsal for the recital is held the day before recital for all performers. See our recital guide here.
Spring Recital Costume:
Costume costs are generally $55 - $85 per costume and it includes the necessary tights for the performance. Costumes must be paid for in full the designated date to avoid a late fee. Costume payments are non-refundable. Any alterations needed will be the responsibility of the parent.
Spring Recital Fee:
A recital fee and is due upon enrollment in the Spring session. This fee includes two complimentary recital tickets helps to cover the costs associated with putting on the production.
Spring Recital Tickets:
Each dancer will receive two complimentary tickets included with their recital fee. Dancers performing do not need a ticket. Additional tickets will be will be available to purchase online.
Overflow parking is available in the gravel lot behind the food pantry and also in the St. James School parking lot.
Guests and family are welcome to wait in the studio lobby during and between classes. Young children in the lobby must have a parent or guardian with them.
In the event that the Lafayette School Corporation cancels classes due to the weather, and the roads are still not driveable by 3 p.m., Studio b will cancel all classes for the evening. Class cancellations will be posted on Facebook and posted on the front page of our website. Canceled dance classes will be made up at a later date.
Make-up classes are only offered when the studio closes on designated holidays or because of weather-related issues and/or other unforseen circumstances. We do not allow students to attend other classes for make-up purposes. Due to having multiple instructors and each class having its own unique choreography, this policy gives our students a consistent experience and avoids potential confusion. We appreciate your understanding regarding this matter.
Studio b dance and fitness classes will run as scheduled except for the following holiday closures: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
There may be unforeseen situations when a class will be cancelled. We will try to notify the parent or participant via email as far in advance as possible. Dance classes canceled by Studio b will be made up at later date at the end of semester.