Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Facts about us
  • The Dance Center is located at 56 W. Sixth Street in Historic Railroad Square in Santa Rosa, CA.

    Click here for directions

  • The Studio is closed at this time but our office staff is available to answer questions.  Call us at (707) 575-827 or by send us an email.

    We’ve planned walk-in registration for the following days:

    Thursday August 27th
    3:30pm – 6:00pm

    Friday August 28th
    3:30pm – 6:00pm

    Saturday August 29th
    9:30am -1:00pm

    Bring your completed DC Registration form and Participation Agreement with payment for your tuition and fees to our registration station canopy to our registration station canopy in the studio parking lot.

    Fall Classes on ZOOM (until we are allowed to reopen for in-person class sessions)

    3:45 pm – 8:45 pm Mondays through Fridays.

    9 am – 2 pm Saturdays

  • Click here to learn how to register

    We’ve planned walk-in fall registration for the following days:

    Thursday August 27th
    3:30pm – 6:00pm

    Friday August 28th
    3:30pm – 6:00pm

    Saturday August 29th
    9:30am -1:00pm

  • Do I need special shoes or clothing?

    CLOTHING

    Jeans, baggy clothes or school clothes are unacceptable.

    Tap:
    Children may wear jazz pants, bike shorts and close fitting shirts. Adults may wear comfortable clothes that allow ease of movement.

    Jazz:
    Tights, leotards, close-fitting tops or jazz pants. Knee pads for floor work in upper level classes may be required. No shorts , no skirts.

    Contemporary: Close-fitting tops, dance pants or tights.

    Ballet, children’s program:
    Pink tights and any color leotard so teachers can see proper alignment. Hair should be neat and/or tucked into a bun. Boys: Black ballet slippers, white t-shirt, black tights or black bike shorts.

    Hip Hop – No jeans. No large baggy shirts so teachers can see you move. Knee pads might be required. Adults may wear comfortable clothes that allow ease of movement and shoes that will only be used for Hip Hop.

    SHOES

    Dance shoes should only be worn in the studios, never outside or on concrete.
    Protect your investment, avoid wear and tear and keep studio floors clean.

    Tap: Black tap shoes – Mary Jane style for children and oxfords for all other ages. Heeled tap shoes and “jingle taps” are discouraged. Replace children’s tap shoe ties with black elastic so shoes can slip on.

    Jazz: Black jazz shoes. No jazz sneakers.

    Contemporary: Modern sandals, socks. No bare feet.

    Ballet: Pink ballet slippers or black jazz shoes.

    Hip Hop: Clean, non-marking, supportive tennis shoes used only for dance class, not everyday shoes.

    Dancers should change into proper dance clothes and shoes before class and should come to class ready to dance. Tights, leotards, bike shorts and close-fitting dance clothes are the only appropriate attire so teachers can observe proper body alignment. Hair should be neat and styled to be kept out of the face. Bare feet are not allowed.

  • When in-person sessions resume:

    • Sanitize hands before entering the building
    • Wear a mask continuously
    • Maintain mandated social distancing
    • Minimize the use of studio facilities by using the restroom or changing clothes before arriving
    • Conform with studio entrances, exits and traffic patterns to minimize contact
    • Limit carry-in items to
      • dance shoes
      • a personal labeled water bottle
      • item(s) for changing between classes
    •  Sanitize contact surfaces as requested before, during or after class
    • NO GUM, FOOD or DRINKS (except bottled water) in studios.
  • The Dance Center offers some great opportunities with performing companies in tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. Dancers are selected for individual companies either by audition or by teacher recommendation. New dancers are welcome to try out. See company directors for more information or to discuss requirements. Auditions are usually in April. Click here to learn more

  • Until local and regional health agencies allow, we ask that you drop students off in our parking lot and stay in your car so we can maintain a permissible number of people at proper social distances within the studio space. We understand that younger dancers ages ages 3-6 need special care but we ask that only one (1) parent accompany young children to class.

  • The Dance Center is doing everything we can to sanitize our facilities and minimize potential exposure as outlined by the Sonoma County Office of Emergency Services Order of the Health Officer C19-15:Stay Well Sonoma County. Guidelines are available online (https://socoemergency.org/order-of-the-health-officer-c19-15-stay-well-sonoma-county/ or for your review at the studio front desk. You can click here and download information on our class structure and studio safety measures.  We’re ready for ZOOM classes to start this fall and for in-person classes to resume once local health agencies allow. Call us at 575-8277 or send us an email if you have any questions.