HOUSE RULES Please review them, they are enforced to ensure the safety of your child.


  • There is absolutely no food, drink, gum, or street clothes allowed in the Dance Studios.
  • No running or roughhousing in the facility.
  • All children in the waiting area must be accompanied by a parent at all times.
  • We are not responsible for any children outside the studio rooms or the facility
  • Parents are required to pick up their children inside the building.
  • Please be sure students are on time for class.
  • Clearly label all personal property (especially shoes)!
  • We are not responsible for lost articles


MEDICAL CONDITIONS – should be reported immediately to Back Stage Dance Center, LLC in a written notice. Any medications should be given to the students before class (students with inhalers should bring them to class).


OUR SPRING PERFORMANCE – Participating in the recital is optional. To accommodate a larger audience, two performances will be held, one on a Saturday evening and one on a Sunday afternoon in late May or early June.


MAKE UP CLASSES – may be made up at anytime. There is no need to call for an appointment. Review the schedule, choose a convenient class offered for your age and come on in! Approved make up classes include: if you are out ill, there is a snow day or a personal religious holiday. We strongly encourage making up any classes missed to maintain the continuity of your child’s dance education.


CLASS PREPAREDNESS – is very important! Not only should you arrive early, but get a drink, go to the bathroom & make sure your hair is up BEFORE CLASS STARTS!

The beginning of class is designed to warm up the body to prevent injuries. If the child has missed the warm up, the teacher may ask them to sit down and watch the class to prevent injury.


SNOW DAYS – may happen! If they do, the best way to check if we’re closed is to find us on Facebook at StageDanceCenter98 or tune in to WTNH channel 8. We will also send out at an email to those on our block email list. Make-ups for these classes may be made up at anytime! Check your master schedule.


PERSONAL PROPERTY – is not the responsibility of Back Stage Dance Center, LLC. Please put the student’s name on the tags of clothing, jackets, bags, in shoes, etc. There is a lost and found bin located in the student dressing room area.


COSTUMES – will be ordered the first week in December, in order to assure availability of sizes and prompt arrival. Your partial costume payment will be spread out over three months ($20 each month) (October, November & December). The remaining costume balance will be collected in February.


DRESS CODE POLICY – Students should be dressed properly in order to receive proper guidance from the instructor. This policy is important for the safety and education of the student.  Please read carefully and contact us with any questions or concerns.



  • HAIR must be up: i.e. (pony tail, braids, buns). Short hair should be pulled up off the face as much as possible.
  • TIGHTS must always be worn. Tights help to warm up muscles and protect the dancers legs and feet.
  • LEOTARD may be whatever sleeve length the dancer is comfortable in. Unitards are also acceptable.
  • BOYS should wear shorts/sweats and t-shirt.



Jazz & Hip Hop: SoDanca – Jazz Slip-on Gore Boot – color: carmel

Ballet: Pink Leather Ballet Slippers (any brand)

Modern, Lyric, Acrobatics: Bare Feet

Tap 9-11 and 12&Up: Bloch “Tap-Ons” S0302L or G, Color Tan

Tap Ages 2-8: Dance Class – T101 – color carmel


Shoe may be found on, other online stores & at local dance stores.


1.The Dancer’s Shop, 1935 State Street, Hamden, CT 06517, 203-498-7837 (step)


2. Dancer’s Boutique, 224 Main Street, East Haven, CT 06512, 203-469-6637

3.Dance Outfitters, 68 Washington Avenue, Middletown, CT



4.Dancer’s Outlet, 1921 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498