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. 


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.


Beginner Combination Classes: Ballet and tap shoes required. Any type of dancewear is acceptable.

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

Jazz: Jazz shoes required. Any type of dancewear is acceptable. No baggy tees or shorts, tight fitting cover ups acceptable. Hair in pony, braids or bun.

Tap: Tap shoes required. Any type of dancewear is acceptable. No baggy tees or shorts, tight fitting cover ups acceptable. Hair off face.

Contemporary & Lyrical: Dance footies recommended. Any type of dancewear is acceptable. No baggy tees or shorts, tight fitting cover ups acceptable. Hair off face.

Turns, Jumps, & Technique: Dancewear acceptable. Ballet shoes, jazz shoes, footies or socks are ok.

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

Acro: Any type of dance or gymnastics wear accepted. Hair in a bun, braids or ponytail.

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

Pom: Any dancewear acceptable. Split sole dance sneaker required. Hair in ponytail.


Teacher approved dancewear can be found on the “Studio Store” link on our website. There will also be catalogs in the lobby and a selection of shoes and dancewear will be stocked in our boutique.


Tuition invoices will be sent via email on the first of each month.. 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.


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.


  • 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!