Tuition is due the first week of the month. There will be a $25.00 late fee charge on all accounts not paid by the 15th of each month. For each returned check, there will be a $35.00 service charge. After the second returned check all tuition fees must be paid in cash.

Classes are $40.00 per month for one class a week with a discount for three or more classes for a familyThis price includes the costume for the recital. If a student drops out of class, they will be responsible for the remainder of the costume payments. There will be no refunds on costumes.

Tuition payment is based on the yearly schedule of classes, allowing two weeks for snow days and cancellations. There are no make-up classes and no refunds on missed classes.


All students are expected to keep good attendance records. Students who are repeatedly absent, will be asked to attend more regularly or, be dropped from the class. Improper and sporadic attendance creates a difficult learning atmosphere for all parties involved.

Bulletin Board

There is a bulletin board located in the waiting room of the studio.  All notices for upcoming events and dates are posted there.  Please check the bulletin board on a regular basis to ensure you are aware of any information involving your child.


Every year pictures are taken for the recital. All students are to be present. The date will be posted on the website and bulletin board around march. Pictures are usually taken sometime in April. There will be an additional day following picture day when you can come to the studio and view the photos. Parents may purchase photos at that time.

Recital Tickets

The recital and rehearsal will be held at Suffield High School in Suffield, CT. There will be a full dress rehearsal on Friday, May 29th at 4 pm. This means that all studentsshould be in full costume with the appropriate makeup, hair, and shoes. The recital will be held on Saturday, May 30th at 11 am sharp.  The recital is reserve seating, sold on a first come first serve basis.  The date and time tickets go on sale will be posted at the studio and on this website.

Five, Seven, and Ten-Year Awards

There are special awards presented to students who have danced at The Dance Slipper for five, seven, and ten-years consecutively. These awards are presented during the recital.


Students are required to wear leotards and tights for all classes. Boys can wear sweat pants and t-shirts. NO STREET CLOTHES ALLOWED. All hair must be tied back away from the face and absolutely no gum chewing. Proper shoes are required for class. We will not be responsible for injuries caused by improper footwear or dance attire.

Standard Shoes

Acrobat / Gymnastics - barefoot
Ballet - pink ballet shoes
Hip Hop - Sneakers
Tap - White tap shoes for children, black flat heeled for adults
Jazz / Lyrical / Modern - nude colored footundeez or dance paws (at discretion of the teacher)

Snow Days

If classes are cancelled due to weather, updates will be provided by calling the studio for a recorded message, checking the home page of this website or like us on Facebook for updates.

Studio Closed

The studio will be closed on the following dates:

October 10th (Columbus Day)
October 31st (Halloween) 
November 23rd - 27th (Thanksgiving Week) 
December 23rd - January 1st (Christmas and New Years)
February 20th - 24th (Winter Vacation)
April 17th - 21st (Spring Vacation)

Class Size

If there are less than 5 students in a class, that class could be cancelled and the students placed in a different class or the class time will be reduced to 1/2 hour.

If you have any questions, please contact the studio at 413-569-3896.

Thank you,

Brenda Barna, Owner and Artistic Director