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Studio Policies


We are so honored and excited you have chosen us as your studio! We value each and every family and consider it a blessing to be able to be a part of your child’s life. Our goal is to provide excellent instruction while building your child’s inner strength as a believer, a friend and a student. Our intention is to provide space for our students to ENCOUNTER the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, EMBRACE what that means for them personally and EXPRESS those fundamentals in their creativity. 


We are BIG on communication. It is our promise to respond to you in a quick manner and vow to leave no question unanswered. You can contact us via email at or find the appropriate contact information below. You will receive regular newsletters and important information via email so please ensure you have provided the studio with an up-to- date email address that is regularly checked. We ask that you open these communications and let us know if you aren’t receiving monthly updates. We are of course happy to include multiple email addresses per family if you would like. If contact information changes throughout the year, please notify us asap!


Consistent class attendance is very important. Our syllabus is progressive and builds as the year goes on. Choreography is also progressive and it is not easy for our students to catch up or for our teachers to visualize when the student misses multiple classes. We ask for your commitment in keeping attendance a priority as well as being on time for class.


Classes missed due to sickness, injury or vacation are able to be made up by attending another class that is similar in age, level and style. Classes cancelled due to inclement weather can also be made up. We will post on Social Media and send emails if the studio needs to close for the safety of our dancers. Tuition will not be discounted or refunded for missed classes. 

We are unable to take responsibility for our students before or after their scheduled classes and it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure their child is picked up and dropped off in a timely manner.   In the case of an emergency or unavoidable delay, please contact the studio immediately  to inform us of the situation so we can keep your child calm nad safe until they can be collected.

we will need to charge a $15 fee if a child is picked up later than 10 minutes after their class is over. It will accumulate another $15 per 10 minutes late.


Tiffanie Forster, Director, Dance Department -  (716.801.0706)

Katherine Ruiter, Co-Director, Art Department - (704.400.2609)

Abigail Lopez, Theater Department -  (704.728.0404)


Our studio prides itself in both modesty and creativity. We want our students to be free to choose their colors, styles and patterns of dancewear. We do not allow midriffs to show. Appropriate footwear is required for each class. Hair is to be pulled back from the student’s face and secured. All shoes, dancewear and bags should be labeled with the child’s name. Dance shoes are not to be worn outside.


“Dance wear” defined: leotard, tights, one piece outfits with attached skirts, dance shorts (tight fitting), leggings, unitards.


Little Lights Combination Classes: Ballet and tap shoes required. Any type of dance wear is acceptable. Hair pulled back.

Ballet I and II: Ballet shoes required. Any type of dance wear is acceptable. Hair pulled back.


Ballet III and up: Leotard and ballet shoes required. Hair is to be in a bun. Tights suggested, skirt or tight dance shorts optional. No tees, tanks or loose shorts.


Jazz: Level I - Black Jazz shoes required. Levels II,III tan grecian shoes required. Any type of dance wear is acceptable. No cover ups. Hair pulled back.


Tap: Tap shoes required. Any type of dance wear is acceptable. No baggy tees or shorts, tight fitting cover ups acceptable. Hair pulled back.


Contemporary/Lyrical: Dance footies recommended. Any type of dance wear is acceptable. No baggy tees or shorts/sweatpants. Hair pulled back.


Modern: Leotard and bare feet required. Tights (footless) suggested, tight dance shorts or leggings optional. No tees, tanks or loose shorts/sweatpants. Hair pulled back.


Hip Hop: Appropriate Street clothes accepted. Sneakers required to be cleaned with baby wipe before entering the dance room.


Acro: Any type of dance or gymnastics wear accepted. Hair pulled back LOW (high ponytails hurt their heads when doing rolls, headstands etc.)


Encounter: Any type of dancewear and cover ups are acceptable.


Musical Theater: Any type of dance wear is acceptable, no cover ups, hair pulled back.  Black jazz shoes required for levels I and II. Tan Grecian shoes required for level III.


Technique: Any type of dance wear is acceptable, hair pulled back


Dress Code Enforcement:

Jazz II, III

Contemporary II, III

Modern II

Ballet III and Higher

Musical Theatre II, III



Students are expected to come dressed and prepared for class on time, this includes shoes on, cover ups removed and hair ready. We will give one warning to unprepared dancers then enforce a sit out/take notes policy for those dancers unprepared a second time or more.


Teacher approved dancewear can be found on the “Studio Store” link on our website. There is also a wonderful selection of shoes and dancewear in Soul Collective boutique (Studio B, 111 S. Old Statesville Rd.)


Tuition invoices will be sent via email on the first of each month (September - June). These can be paid online or by cash, check or card at the studio on the first class of the month. Payment made after the 15th of the month will be subject to a $15 late fee. Returned checks will be subject to a $25 fee.

We do not charge a registration fee or a recital fee.

Tuition scale can be found on our website.

Scholarships are available in extenuating circumstances. Please contact Tiffanie for information if necessary.

We offer a one time 10% tuition discount for referring new families.

Open Enrollment Ends January 31


Costume(s) are required for your dancer to participate in our June Recital. Costumes are made to order and take 8-12 weeks to produce. Costume orders must be placed during January, therefore, your NON REFUNDABLE costume deposit must be collected on January 1st. If for some reason the participant is not planning to complete the year, you must notify us in writing prior to January 1st and you will not be charged a costume fee.


The Worship Movement will assume that each registered student will be performing in the June Recital.


The following costume fee per class will be due January 1st .

• $30 per class (Students participating in multiple classes will need a $30 deposit for each class)

Costume Balance will be collected March 1st.

Costume Expenses are the responsibility of the parent, and costumes will not be issued to students with unpaid class fees or costume balance.

  • Negative talk about teachers, students and other parents by any family member will result in immediate dismissal.  Negative talk to teachers, students and other parents by any family member will result in immediate dismissal for the safety of our dancers.  To ensure a safe and pleasant environment, The Worship Movement reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason they deem necessary.  All students and parents are responsible for adhering to our policies.

  • Any questions or complaints must go through the director.  Personal meetings with the studio director can happily be arranged via email.


  • No gum in the dance studios!

  • No street shoes in the dance studios! Except clean Hip Hop shoes.

  • Students 10 and younger must be picked up inside the studio, they will not be permitted to leave the studio without a parent or guardian.

  • Potty is to be used PRIOR to class! 

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