Studio b FAQ

Dance FAQ

Can younger siblings come into the building with me?

If you are the parent of a 2 1/2 - 3 year old dancer, and you choose to wait inside during class, a younger sibling child can wait with you. Please be sure to keep them under close parental supervision at all times. For safety reasons, unaccompanied children are not permitted in the lobby, in a studio that is not in use, or dressing rooms at any time. An instructor must be present for a child to enter any studio.

Can I bring my dancer food to eat between classes?

During class breaks, light snacks only are permitted in designated areas; meals between classes are not permitted in the studio building. If your dancer has a longer break and requires a meal between classes, the dancer may meet you at your car to eat and then return to the building at the start of their next class time.

If I have a question for my dancer's instructor, may I come in the building to chat between classes?

Our instructors typically have very little time between classes to wrap up and prepare for the next class. If you have any questions or concerns regarding classes, please see a customer service staff member in the front office or email and we can help facilitate a conversation with the instructor.

If I miss class, will there be a make up class offered?

Make-up classes are only offered when the studio closes on designated holidays or because of weather-related issues and/or other unforseen circumstances. If we provided the class and a dancer chooses to miss, we are not able to make up the class. We are commited to providing the promised number of classes each session and we hope that dancers are able to join us for each one!

Can dancers wait in the studio if they have a break during classes?

If a dancer is in multiple, back-to-back classes, s/he may remain at the studio between classes. We will have homework stations available, and light snacks are permitted (in non-carpeted areas). Parents can wait in their cars OR drop off and pick up their dancer after class.

Can parents wait in the lobby during classes?

To help with social distancing, the lobby will not be open to wait during dance class; with the exception of one parent/guardian of tiny tutu princess dancers and tumble tots dancers (our youngest dancers). Those parents will be able to wait inside if necessary for child comfort. Parents can wait in their cars OR drop off and pick up their dancer.

Are private lessons available for my dancer?

Dancers ages 7+ may seek addiitonal instruction time with our staff if desired. Private lessons may be scheduled with one of our staff members at their availability and if studio space is open. Dancers should be currently enrolled in a weekly class before seeking out private lessons as additional instruction to enhance their dance education. Click here for more information about our private lessons.

Are there performance opportunities for dancers?

We provide two opportunities each year for our students to perform: the Winter Showcase and the Spring Recital. Winter Showcase Every year we finish our Fall Session of classes with a fun and informal program— the Winter Showcase. The Winter Showcase is also a great opportunity for us to come together as a community and help those in need as the admission for the Winter Showcase is a donation 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! Spring Recital We end our Spring Session with our fully-staged, professional Spring Recital. This is an exciting and rewarding part of the season that everyone looks forward to! We encourage all dancers to participate. (Please note that technique classes such as leaps and turns and ballet barre classes do not perform in the Spring recital.)

Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration or membership fee when enrolling for classes at Studio b.

Which class level is appropriate?

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. We are happy to offer our expertise in guiding you in choosing the best fit for your dancer.

What are the dancer dropp-off procedures?

  • Dancers may enter the building 5 minutes prior to the start of class; the doors will automatically unlock at that time. Upon entering, we ask dancers to sanitize their hands, change their shoes and enter their studio room once the teacher calls in the class.
  • To help with social distancing, the lobby will not be open to wait during your students' dance class; with the exception of parents waiting for their dancer during one class or dancers age 2 1/2 -3.
  • Dancers ages 6 and under: Parents are welcome to walk students into the lobby area to help with changing shoes and to take any belongings that the students will not need during class such as coats, hats, shoes, etc. Dancers only may enter the studio room.

What are the pick up procedures?

For dancers ages 6 and under, one parent/guardian will be welcomed into the studio room for the last 5 minutes of their class time for a brief observation and to assist their dancer with exiting the building in a safe and prompt manner. This is for the following classes:

  • tiny tutu princess
  • tumble tots
  • tutu princess
  • Broadway boogie
  • movin' & groovin'
  • creative movement
  • twinkle toes tap
  • pre-ballet (including dancers that are 7)
  • hip hop kids (including dancers that are 7)
We are requiring dancers between the ages 6 - 8 follow the pick up procedures below. All families with dancers older than 8 are welcome to follow the same procedures. Please talk with your child about your families' plan for pick up.
  • A parent/guardian will line up at the door 2 minutes prior to the end of class time.
  • A staff member will bring dancers to the door to meet their parent/guardian at class dismissal time.
  • If a parent/guardian is not in the pick up line at dismissal, the dancer will wait in the main studio lobby until the parent arrives.

Fitness FAQ

What should I bring to class?

Please carry in a pair of clean tennis shoes to change into before class. Bring a towel (you may need that!) and a bottle of water - we have a water bottle filling station if you need a refill.

How much do fitness classes cost?

Click here to find all the information about our fitness rates.

When are fitness classes offered?

Click here to see our current class schedule.

General Studio FAQ

What time should I arrive for class?

The door will automatically unlock 5 minutes before each class begins. For dance classes that have parent observation time, the door will unlock 5 minutes before the class ends. If you would like to enter the building outside of that time to speak with someone at the front desk, please call 765-420-8080 and we will gladly meet you at the door.

What is the studio's weather cancellation policy?

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. We do our best to make the decision to cancel with plenty of time to notify our families. If we cancel a class due to weather or other reasons, we will make a post in your class band app, post it on facebook, and on the front page of our website. If we cancel a class, we will offer a make up class at a later date.

Are masks required?

Masks are recommended for those who are not vaccinated and when social distancing can not be achieved. As guidelines change, we will continue to adapt and adjust our procedures to ensure that we are safe studio.

What are the studio's COVID procedures?

We ask that every please sanitize your hands upon entering the studio. Please do not come to the studio if you or a member of your household have a fever or respiratory symptoms, have been advised to quarantine, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Masks are recommended for those who are not vaccinated and when social distancing can not be achieved. As guidelines change, we will continue to adapt and adjust our procedures to ensure that we are safe studio. Please also refer to our full Safe Studio Procedures.

Is there a baby changing station available in the studio?

There is a diaper changing station available in one of the restrooms at the main location.

If the parking lot is full, can I park in the gravel lot next to the building?

Yes, overflow parking is available in the gravel lot behind the food pantry and also in the St. James School parking lot.

On which holidays will the studio be closed?

Studio b is typically closed on the following holidays. Please refer to our studio calendar for more information. New Year’s Eve New Year’s Day Easter Mother's Day Memorial Day Father's Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Christmas Eve Christmas

Can I get a refund if I drop a class?

Dance tuition and fitness fees are non-refundable. Refunds are given only under the circumstances below.

  • written notice from doctor due to long-term illness or injury
  • participant moves out of town
  • the studio is unable to place a student in a class
  • merchandise refunds are offered for damaged attire
Tuition refunds will be pro-rated from the date of notification. If tuition is refunded for any reason, there is a $25 cancellation fee.

What forms of payment are accepted?

We prefer contactess payment and we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover. Checks made payable to "Studio b" can also be accepted. 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.
For your convenience, the dance tuition for the Fall and Spring sessions is divided into four monthly installments. The first month’s tuition is due at the time of enrollment. The remaining three installments will be processed automatically at the beginning of the month. Using your dance portal or your fitness login, you can view your account, make a payment and sign up for classes. 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.

Are gift certificates available to purchase?

Yes! Gift certificates are available for purchase and can be redeemed for merchandise or services at Studio b. Please contact us and we would be happy to help!

When is the studio open?

Due to our rotating class schdule, our open hours may change from session to sesson. Please click here for current open hours. We are always available via email at

Are there dressing rooms available?

Yes, dressing rooms are availble for changing clothes before or after class.

What is the best way to reach someone at the studio?

The best way to reach us is via email at

New to Dance FAQ

Can I buy dance shoes and danewear at the studio?

Yes! We offer dance shoes, leotards, shorts, skirts, and dresses. Dance shoe sizing is not the same as street shoe sizing. We can size your for your shoes to be sure you get a good fit. We do our best to keep all sizes and styles in stock so you could pick up your shoes and dancewear immediately. If an item is out of stock, we can typically have it for your within a week.

What should my dancer wear to class?

Click here for required dancewear for each class.

Can I be in the studio to observe my child's class?

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!