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

    Click here for a location map

  • Studio office hours:

    • Monday-Thursday – 3:30 to 8:00PM
    • Friday – 3:30 to 5:30PM
    • Saturday – 9AM to 1:30PM
      Sunday  CLOSED

    We are always available to answer questions.  Call us at (707) 575-8277 or by send us an email.

  • Fall classes begin Monday January 8, 2024 .

    Click here for information on classes
    Click here for a class schedule grid
    Click here to register

  • Do I need special shoes or clothing?


    Jeans, baggy clothes or school clothes are unacceptable.

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

    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.


    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.

  • NO GUM, FOOD or DRINKS (except bottled water) in studios.
    Dance shoes must always be worn in the studios, never outside or on concrete.
    We still require masks for anyone who is unvaccinated.

  • 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

  • During the first week of class, you are welcome to observe classes from the lobby through studio doors and windows. We ask that you drop off your children with their teacher and observe from the lobby so they can focus on their class and instruction.  Instructors and may periodically close window or door blinds to work on special choreography or minimize distractions.

  • The Dance Center continues to follow Sonoma County guidelines ( and health orders ( We still require masks for anyone in the studio who is unvaccinated. Call us at 575-8277 or send us an email if you have any questions.