Salinas School of Dance


Student Code of Conduct | Registration | Tuition | Semester vs. Monthly | Absence and Makeups
Hair and Attire | Observers | Shopping | Recognition & Awards

Student Code of Conduct

  • I am here by choice.
  • I am here to learn, to achieve and to acquire an appreciation for the Arts, and the discipline imparted by the study of Dance.
  • I will maintain silence in the classroom at all times unless called on.
  • I will not chew gum in class.
  • My dress, to and from the school will include "cover up" garments.
  • Before entering the classroom my hair will be up, tightly secured, and off my neck (See Hair and Attire).
  • I will wear no jewelry in class.
  • I will respect the rights of others at all times, and take my turn in order.
  • My classroom attire will include the appropriate apparel and footwear for my class (see Hair and Attire).
  • When accepted for class with a "performing group," I will wear the designated colors and attire for all classes and performances.
  • I will support and abide by these rules of conduct at all times, and expect all other to do so in my interest.

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A non-refundable fee of $35 per student is payable upon registration. We have no contracts.

Registration can be completed by calling us at (831) 424-4655 or by visiting our Dance Studio located at 40 West Gabilan Street, Salinas, California. [Click here for map and directions]

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All tuitions are payable monthly, in advance, with the first lesson of each Calendar Month. A $15.00 late charge will be added to late payments. There is no reduction of charges for months having three weeks. There will be no credit given for missed classes. Charges for students beginning in middle of a month will be pro-rated. A $35.00 service charge will be added for returned checks.

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Semester vs. Monthly

Semester Classes

There are three semesters each year; Winter, Spring and Fall. Semester classes are specialty classes that last 9-15 weeks, depending upon level and age. All Irish dance classes, Rock Starz classes are taught by the semester. Payment is made in advance for each semester and dates are provided to students in advance. Students joining mid-session pay a pro-rated amount for the session. There are no refunds for these classes regardless of attendance record. Since specialty classes are "one of a kind," there are no make-up lessons available.

  • All Irish classes

Monthly Classes

All ballet, tap and jazz classes are monthly classes. Tuition is charged by the month and payments are due on the 1st of each month and late after the 7th of each month. Students taking more than one class each week receive reduced rates for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, classes.

All Beginning, Beginning II and Int I classes are on the same fee schedule. There are no make-up classes. Medical leave may be initiated for seriously ill or hospitalized students with a note from the doctor.

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Absence and Makeups

Makeup classes are available during June and July when advance notice is given to the studio for those with vacation plans.

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Hair and Attire

All female students, children and adults, must have their hair tightly secured and off the neck. This means a bun, or where hair is too short, a single pony-tail high off the neck. Very short hair is acceptable without being put up. This applies to all classes - no exceptions.

All students, male and female are required to have proper attire as described below:

  • Beginning Pre-ballet and Pre-teen Ballet: Pale pink leotards, pink tights and pink ballet slippers, pink chiffon skirts.
  • Beg. II Ballet and Beg. II-A Ballet: Burgundy leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes.
  • Intermediate Ballet: Lavender leotards, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, lavender skirts.
  • Advanced Ballet: Hunter green leotards, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, hunter green skirts.
  • Children's Jazz, Tap, Movement and All Adults: No color requirements. Leotards and tights for girls, close fitting sweats and t-shirts for boys. No street clothes. Jazz students must have either ballet or jazz shoes.
  • Boys: Black shorts or dance pants, white shirt, black ballet shoes.

Students will not be allowed on the dance floor without proper attire, hair restraints and footwear.

All uniforms and dance wear is now available at the studio shop, "Pointed Gifts."

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Observers are not allowed in the dance studios during classes except on special posted observation days.

No smoking, eating or drinking in studios or waiting rooms.

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Shop & office have been recently remodeled to accomodate a larger stock of dance wear and girls clothing. A modern selection of pettiskirts and pettidresses are now available. We also offer girls casual and formal wear, sizes 4 through 12 ranging from affordable to designer options.


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We offer Jazz, Ballet, Tap Dance and Irish instruction for children and adults. Children are accepted from 2 1/2 years old (if potty-trained).
We look forward to your dance experience, and hope you will see why we "Dance for Fun."

All photos courtesy of Jason Cook of Cook's Photography, the official photographers for the Salinas School of Dance, Spirit of Salinas Irish Dancers and the Salinas Valley Civic Ballet Company.