Parent & Student Information

  • Exceptional training for today’s world in dance.

    The mission of the Ruth Page School of Dance is to offer the highest level of training and personal development to each student. We believe that all students will benefit from the discipline, creative thinking and emotional expressiveness that dance provides. Through our Young Dancer’s Training Program, the School also strives to prepare young dancers for the demands of today’s world in dance. Providing the highest level of training and expertise, the Ruth Page School of Dance is considered to be one of the country's finest dance education centers.

    DRESS CODE
    (SHORT OR CAP SLEEVES ARE RECOMMENDED FOR LEOTARDS)
     
    A ballet bun is required for girls with long hair – all levels.
     
    PRE-DANCE and CREATIVE MOVEMENT
    ALL LEVELS
    Girls: Solid pink leotard, pink footed tights and pink ballet slippers
    Boys: White fitted t-shirt, black footed tights and black ballet slippers
     
    BEGINNING BALLET
    Beginner Teen Ballet
    Girls: Solid Black leotard, pink or flesh tone tights and ballet slippers to match
    Boys: White fitted t-shirt, black footed tights, and black ballet slippers

    Ballet I (LIGHT PINK)
    Girls: Solid pink leotard (NO ATTACHED SKIRTS), pink or flesh tone footed tights and pink ballet slippers
    Boys: White fitted t-shirt, black footed tights and black ballet slippers
     
    Ballet II (LIGHT BLUE)
    Girls: Solid light blue leotard (NO ATTACHED SKIRTS), pink or flesh tone footed tights and pink ballet slippers
    Boys: White fitted t-shirt, black shorts or footed dance tights and black ballet slippers
     
    Ballet III (DARK BLUE)
    Girls: Solid dark blue leotard (cap sleeve style preferred, no camisole straps), pink or flesh tone footed tights and ballet slippers to match; no skirts, white elastic waist alignment belt recommended
    Boys: White fitted t-shirt, black shorts or footed dance tights and black ballet slippers
     
    INTERMEDIATE BALLET
    Ballet I and Ballet II (BURGUNDY)
    Girls: Solid burgundy leotard (cap sleeve style preferred, no camisole straps), pink or flesh tone footed tights and ballet slippers to match; black skirt for pointe classes only, white elastic waist alignment belt recommended
    Boys: White fitted t-shirt, black shorts or footed dance tights and black ballet slippers
     
    Ballet III (BLACK)
    Girls: Solid black leotard (tank style preferred), black skirt, pink or flesh tone convertible tights and ballet slippers to match
    Boys: White fitted t-shirt, black shorts or footed dance tights and black ballet slippers
     
    ADVANCED BALLET
    Girls: Solid black leotard (tank style preferred), black skirt, pink or flesh tone convertible tights and ballet slippers to match
    Boys: White fitted t-shirt, black shorts or footed dance tights and black ballet slippers
     
    MODERN/CONTEMPORARY & AFRO-CUBAN
    (all training levels)
    Girls: Solid color leotard, black pants or shorts, socks or bare foot
    Boys: Fitted T-Shirt and black pants or shorts, socks or bare foot

    HIP-HOP
    (all training levels)
    All Dancers: T-shirt, leggings or athletic pants, knee pads, clean gym shoes (not street shoes)

    JAZZ & TAP
    (all training levels)
    Girls: Solid color leotard, jazz pants or shorts are acceptable, black or tan jazz shoes
    Boys: Fitted T-Shirt and jazz pants or shorts are acceptable, black or tan jazz shoes

    Jazz: black or tan jazz shoes, slip on or lace up

    Tap: black leather or patent, tie/lace or buckle

     


    Enrollment Policy & Class Expectations

    The Ruth Page School of Dance is an open school that welcomes students of all ages. Students with previous training may enroll at any time during the year.* It is school policy to evaluate incoming young students who are ages 8 and up (Ballet II and up) and assign class levels. Class placement is at the discretion of the Director of the School. Late enrollment for these classes can only be accepted at the discretion of the instructor.

    Students are expected to attend every class and to arrive on time. Progress in class depends upon the student’s regular attendance and consistent class participation. Important warm-up exercises are conducted at the beginning of class. Students who enter the class late may be asked by the teacher to observe class. Students are allowed to make-up classes anytime within the term. Any classes not made up during the term are forfeited. Instructors should be notified in advance of a class absence when possible.

    Parents and visitors are invited to observe classes during observation weeks.

    The Ruth Page School of Dance reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment.

    Ruth Page School of Dance reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student for unsatisfactory attendance or conduct.

    *Enrollment for the 2020 Fall term will close on Sept. 21. 

    Tuition & Fees

    Tuition payment is required in full at the beginning of each term for all Training Program Classes. Tuition is nonrefundable except in the case of serious injury or long-term illness. Requests for medical credit must be made in writing and accompanied by a physician’s certificate. Students who miss class or withdraw for non-medical reasons before the end of the term will incur a $50 drop fee and will not be reimbursed for classes dropped prior to the notification date.  All 'insufficient funds' returns will be charged a $25 administration fee.  Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard Discover, and American Express are accepted forms of payment. 

     

    Please click here to view and download the Young Dancer’s Training Program: Parent and Student Handbook. 

     

     

    Please fill out any forms completely, including payment information, and submit to the Ruth Page Front Desk, or email to info@ruthpage.org.