Regular class attendance is vital to personal skill development and to maintain a consistent skill level within a class. There are no refunds for classes missed, but dancers may make up missed classes, with prior approval. Dancers may take a make-up class in the same or lower level. In the case of planned absences, make-up classes may be taken prior to the absence. Make-up classes must be completed during the current enrolled quarter and may not be taken during observation week. All make up classes must be pre-authorized by the instructor before you can attend.


Tardiness is disruptive to the class and may be harmful to a dancer’s health if proper stretching and warm-up is skipped. Please arrive at the studio with ample time to prepare for your class to begin! Full participation in class for tardy students will be at the discretion of the teacher.


If your student must withdraw from a class, please do so in writing via email to  You are responsible for your student’s monthly tuition until withdrawal notice has been received by the administrative office. Please note that the tuition balance is due and payable upon withdrawal – unless, you have a physician’s written assessment that indicates that the student may not continue to dance. In this case, we will provide a pro-rated refund based on the date of request for withdrawal.

Office Hours

The Dance School is a non-profit organization. We employ one part-time Administrative Director, who handles all administrative responsibilities. Office hours vary, but will be posted weekly on the board by the office. Office hours generally are during regularly schedule classes: Monday through Thursday 4:00 pm to 8:30pm , Friday 4:00pm to 6:30pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Appointments to meet at other times can be arranged by calling 425-259-6861 or by email at:


It is vitally important that we maintain a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to learning for all our students. Students who are unable to meet behavioral expectations will be handled on a case-by-case basis, with parent notification if the teacher is unable to resolve the issue. If you have any questions about class management, please speak with the teacher or the director.

Student Code of Conduct

Students learn better in a secure orderly and non-disruptive environment. The goal of The Dance School Students’ Code of Conduct is to help students and teachers create an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning.

At The Dance School clear and reasonable rules are fairly and consistently implemented. We reserve the right to inform a student that s/he should seek instruction elsewhere if his or her behavior – or that of the parent, family members or caregivers – is disruptive or disrespectful.

A safe and positive learning environment for students and adults is essential to our success and we appreciate your commitment to these principles.

Four General School Rules:

1.             Listen politely and follow directions.

2.             Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.

3.             Be courteous and polite. Respect the rights of others and respect the property of The Dance School.

4.             Use appropriate language.

Expectations for Student Behavior:

1.             Students will arrive to class on time, will be dressed in appropriate attire and have hair secured properly.

2.             Students will listen carefully and respectfully to their instructors and administrators.

3.             Students under the age of 18 will ask for assistance from the adults in charge when they have trouble with another student.

Snow Policy

In the case of inclement weather, we follow the Everett School District closure for our morning classes (classes scheduled before 3 pm). Please note that evening classes may be held if weather conditions change. When in doubt, please call the studio at 425-259-6861 for up-to-date information.

Class Observation/Demonstration

We invite family and friends to observe class during a scheduled observation week twice per season. Other in-studio observation opportunities will be at the discretion of the teacher. Designated waiting areas are provided for non-visiting days. There is a year-end performance at the Everett Performing Arts Center in the spring. See our list of important dates for this year’s schedule.

Food & Beverage

We have some of the finest dance studios in the region, and we want to keep it that way! We have a kitchen and eating area on the east end of the lobby, with a sink and refrigerator. Please restrict food and beverage to that area and please clean up after yourself. There is absolutely no eating in the dressing rooms and studios.

Arrival and Pick-Up

Students who arrive early are able to make the mental transition between the outside world and the inside ballet/dance world. They are able to take time and mentally shift and be prepared for class.

All students are asked to arrive and depart wearing street clothing and street shoes.


2 thoughts on “Policies

  1. Elise Leonti

    I am a dancer (BA in dance from UC Irvine) who has not danced for about 4 years and would like an adult ballet class. Is there a “drop-in” class available for me to try and if so, what would be the cost?

    • Heidi

      Hi – Our adult drop-in classes include:
      Barre on Tuesdays from noon – 1 pm
      Beginning/Interm Ballet on Thursdays from 7:30 – 9:00 pm
      Interm/Adv Ballet on Saturdays from 10:00 – 11:30 am
      Interm/Adv Tap on Wed from 7:00 – 8:00 pm
      Beginning Tap on Saturdays from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
      Hip Hop on Mondays from 7:00 – 8:00 pm

      Prices are $15.00 for a 60 min class, and $18.00 for a 90 min class.

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