T.U.P.A.C. requires a dress code that allows instructors to clearly evaluate technique and make corrections.
Leotard color is based upon class placement as listed below.
Leotard can be tank, camisole, short, long or three quarter-sleeved.
Open Level Classes do not require a dress code, please wear something comfortable to move in. We do suggest you wear ballet slippers for Open Ballet Classes.
For our Youth Students:
Tights: Colored or dyed to match skin color transitions tights (no ballet pink)
Ballet Shoes: Canvas or Leather Split Sole, colored or dyed to match skin color (no ballet pink)
Tip: Use liquid foundation make-up or floral spray paint (Michaels) to match the students skin color, use a small paint brush to apply to shoes.
Not Permitted: Leotards with ruffles, bows, skirts, bedazzling, flowers or puffy sleeves.
Jewelry should be left at home. Small, stud-style earrings only are allowed,
facial jewelry must be flush with skin.
Note: Students who identify as gender non-binary may choose the dress code they are most comfortable with.
Gentlemen/Boys Ballet Class Attire:
Black men’s tights or black dance shorts (must be form fitting), dance belt,
white fitted tee shirt, thin white socks, white ballet shoes (canvas or leather).
Ladies/Girls Ballet Class Attire Leotard Color/non shiny:
Creative Movement: Light Pink
Pre- Ballet: Light Pink
Ballet B: Lavender
Academy: Forest Green
Ballet C: Black - Saturday: Dancer's Choice
Other Classes Attire & Shoes
Flamenco: Long skirt, comfortable top, Character or Flamenco shoes
Hip Hop: comfortable attire, clean indoor sneakers
Contemporary: ballet class attire, bare feet or foot undeez
West African: ballet class attire, bare feet or foot undeez, fabric skirt (ladies)
Tap: Comfortable clothing, tap shoes
Where to Buy Apparel and Shoes:
Ladies: Hair must be in high secured bun or puff and off of the neck.
Loose hair must be pinned back; hair gel or spray as needed.
Pixie cuts or Afro styles must also be off of the face and neck.
Men: Men’s Hair should not be a distraction. Longer hair must be pulled back or pinned away from eyes.
Students may wear warm ups for the first 5 minutes of class - longer only with instructor approval and
must be dance apparel. Students are not permitted to wear street clothes at any time during class except for Hip-Hop.
T.U.P.A.C. is leading the way in embracing and creating racial parity in the ballet community. All of our students wear tights and ballet slippers to match their unique skin tones; we also find that having the legs and feet match the skin on the face and arms, extends the line of the dancer.
STUDENT AND PARENT CONTRACT
Students are registered when payment has been received and all paperwork has been completed and returned to T.U.P.A.C. either via our website or in the office. Registration Fee and Tuition are non-refundable, unless there is a medical note from a licensed physician.
Tuition is not refundable, tuition fees are split up into monthly payments for the sole purpose of convenience. Should a student withdraw from classes, the parent/guardian is still obligated to pay the full course tuition.
YDP students will address all staff by their Sir names (i.e. Miss Smith, Mr. Jones - Mrs., Miss, Mr.) and in a respectful manner. At no time are students to address staff by their first names (i.e. Miss Judy, Mr. Mike).
YDP students are to leave all cell phones and electronics in their cubbies while in class.
Attendance is very important, when a student misses class(es), it effects the student as well as the class as a whole.
The following guidelines will be implemented for unexcused absences:
If a student has 2 absences, they will be contacted by the T.U.P.A.C staff to question the status of the student and if the student should be removed from the class. After a third absence the student will be removed from the class. There will be no class credit or refund without a medical note from a licensed practitioner.
T.U.P.A.C. reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. If T.U.P.A.C. cancels class, we will provide a class credit or tuition refund.
T.U.P.A.C. does not provide supervision of students outside of the dance class. T.U.P.A.C. Staff is not responsible for non-registered children. Non-registered children are not to be without parental/adult guardian supervision at the T.U.P.A.C. studios at any time. Students arriving early for class or who are waiting to be picked up are expected to conduct themselves appropriately. Respecting others is expected from every member of T.U.P.A.C.
T.U.P.A.C. may suspend, dismiss, or refuse services to any student whose behavior or attitude conflicts with the standard of the school, or whose actions are deemed detrimental to other students or the school as a whole.
No one outside of staff, students, instructors or accompanists are allowed inside the studio while classes are in session.
Photography and videotaping by students and parents is not permitted.
All equipment including fans, heaters, sound systems, video monitors are to be operated by staff and instructors only.
Running in halls or in the studio, rough housing, swearing, climbing on barres are not permitted.
T.U.P.A.C. is not responsible for lost or stolen items. A Lost and Found box is kept in the Lobby, and items not retrieved in 10 days will be donated to charity.
Please use the Dressing Rooms to change clothes. .
No gum is permitted beyond the trash can at the entry door of the studio.
Please use the trash & recycle bins, and keep T.U.P.A.C. neat and tidy.
T.U.P.A.C. reserves the right to engage a substitute teacher, and classes are subject to change.
I hereby agree to participate/have my child/children/myself participate in T.U.P.A.C.'s dance classes and workshops. I recognize the physical risks inherit in any dance program and I hereby agree to indemnity and hold harmless T.U.P.A.C. and its instructional staff from any and all claims, costs, liabilities, expenses and judgments arising out of participation, or illness/injury therefrom. I also give T.U.P.A.C. and its staff and authorized official's permission to take photographs and make videos and yet to be invented media of my child while he/she is participating in classes and/or performance activities for the purpose of educational processes, fund-raising, public relations, and other specific reasons as deemed appropriate by the organization's Directors.
CONSENT FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT
I do hereby give authority to T.U.P.A.C. and its staff to obtain necessary emergency medical treatment for my child/children/myself with the understanding that the family will be notified as soon as possible.