75 Pearl Street Reading, MA
Vacations & Cancellations
Our vacations coincide with the Reading School System. We do not observe every Monday holiday. We will be closed one week at Thanksgiving and two weeks at Christmas. We also have an “abbreviated” week after our Spring Concert, dates to be announced. We will hold classes unless weather conditions make it hazardous to commute. If it is necessary for us to cancel, your child may take make-up classes at your convenience. We don’t always coincide with the school system, as weather may improve (or worsen) in
the afternoon. If you are in doubt regarding cancellation due to weather, please check our Facebook page, Instagram account or call the studio.
There will always be a recorded message if we are cancelling classes.
Our Spring Concert will be held in April. Further information will be sent home in September.
Parents are always welcome to watch! We have a wonderful viewing area with one-way mirrors to allow you to observe at your convenience. We must request that you do not bring other small children into the classroom.
A neat appearance is important in all phases of dance, especially in ballet; therefore, the following dress code will be strictly enforced. All your supplies can be purchased locally at “Patterson’s” in Burlington or “On Your Toes” in Peabody. (Ask for your LaPierre discount!)
- BALLET/PREDANCE/TOT: Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Slippers, Black or Colored Leotard, Hair in a bun (or ponytail Tot – Pre), NO
- SHIRTS ALLOWED.
- TAP SHOES should be tan from Pre-dance through Advanced; the tan Capezio tap shoe is preferred.
- JAZZ STUDENTS should be in tan jazz shoes. NO T-SHIRTS ALLOWED.
- HIP HOP: comfortable, loose street, or dance clothing. Clean sneakers (used in studio only)
Please note: some classes may require additional shoes and/or tights for recital.
***Please note: some classes may require additional shoes and/or tights for recital.***
We have broken down your annual tuition into 2 payments. If you have three or more children taking classes, a reduced
rate will be set for the third child. Your payments are due by the dates indicated below.
All invoices are sent out via email with a “click to pay” option! We accept cash, check, electronic check and all credit cards.
Students will not be permitted into their first September class until their semester tuition is paid
Returned check fee: $25.00
Family Registration fee: $50.00
School Year Terms
Our season runs from September through May. We assume that students registered in September will complete the year. We do not tie you into a yearly contract. Therefore, if for some reason your child cannot complete the year, you must notify our office IN WRITING that your child will be dropping out of the program. Until we receive your written notice, you will continue to be billed. Tuition payments are non-refundable. If circumstances of the pandemic do not allow us to hold live classes during anytime in our 2020/2021 dance season, all classes will run
virtually via ZOOM. In person studio classes will resume once guidelines permit.