Below is a general outline of cost, dress code, schedules and studio etiquette. Click on the link below for a detailed Parent and Student Handbook. Please read Handbook carefully and check out FAQ to see if Stellar is the studio for you. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions that may have not been answered after reading through the material.
All registration paperwork (4 forms below), registration fees & first month of tuition must be collected before your child's place in class is reserved. Packets are available for download below. Cash or check only at this time.
Please closely read through all the rules and expectations outlined in paperwork. If you do not feel comfortable with these expectations, it is OK! We just may not be the studio for you and your family at this time.
Our policies are always changing for class participation, based on current COVID-19 cases. Last year, we wore masks during class all year. We lifted mask requirements in the summer, however, cases are going up again; the mask rule is going back into effect as of now. We are considering lifting it for Spring '22, but it doesn't mean it will stay that way. You need to be OK to wear a mask before you register with us!
We WILL have virtual options for our BIG room classes only. Contact us for details.
See more details on what we are doing to stay safe in the PDF file under this heading.
Fees are due upon registration. After registration, fees are due by the first scheduled class of the month. All fees will be collected monthly via auto-draft. Please present pay with check or cash on first payment, before auto-draft starts.
Please contact the studio about family discounts! Families living under the same roof are offered affordable rates.
Spring Semester '22 Calendar:
Start Date: Monday, January 10th.
End Date: Friday, April 29th.
Makeup Week/Recital Rehearsal Days: Saturday, April 30th - Friday May 6th.
Recital: Saturday, May 7th.
We DO NOT always follow Hopkins County School snow cancellations or Holiday cancellations.
We will be OPEN President's Day and MLK Jr Day.
NOTE: Registration for Spring Semester ended in December. Know that we will take new students when we have spaces, but there is no guarantee your child will be able to participate in the recital.
Virtual Options for 1/19/22 - 1/21/22
Live Makeup Options 1/24/22 - 1/28/22
We ask that everyone in waiting areas keep their voices down so that we aren't disturbing classes. Voices carry easily through the walls/doors.
Please use the restroom before class starts.
All classes start and end promptly. If late, please enter class quietly, stretch on your own, and join the group.
Students and parents are asked to help keep the studio clean. Please do so by keeping waiting area tidy and place all trash in trash bins.
No food or drink in dance rooms, other than water bottles or sports drink. We have serious food allergies in the building; please help us out!
Parents must accompany students to drop off areas & at pick-up. No additional persons or foot traffic are allowed inside the studio at this time.
Everyone is expected to treat each other with kindness. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a way that is supportive to learning. Any excessive talking, attitude, and other disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
Please do not drop off children more than 10 minutes early. Please be on time to pick up your child, no more than 5 minutes late.
Anyone who is not following our general requests will be asked politely to please follow the rules :)
All participants must abide by the class dress code in order to participant
No jewelry except for stud earrings.
No street shoes are allowed on the dance floor, nor should they wear their dance shoes out of the studio.
Hair pulled back securely.
No jeans or street clothes.
Ballet, Creative Movement, *Dance With Me:
Ballet slippers, leotards, tights, ballet skirts. Students may wear a warmup of any kind over their ballet attire for the first 10 minutes of class.
*Dance With Me accompanying adults: dress comfortably so that you can move with your child. Dance shoes are not necessary, but please wear clean socks or tennis shoes. No Street shoes on the dance floor please.
Jazz, Lyrical, Dance Team Prep, Musical Theater:
Jazz shoes. Fitted clothing including leotards, tights, tanks, and yoga-style bottoms. Students may wear a warmup of any kind over their attire for the first 10 minutes of class.
Any clothing that allows for movement. No jeans. Tennis shoes, jazz boots, or any other hip hop shoe that is not damaging to dance floor surface.
Fitted clothing: leotards, tights, yoga-style bottoms, tanks. No baggy clothing. Bare feet is acceptable in acro class, but students may also wear jazz shoes or foot undies. We ask that no ballet skirts or ballet dresses be worn to acro class.
Students should have the appropriate shoe for each style. Fitted clothing like leotards, yoga shorts, & fitted tanks are required. Students may bring a cover up for hip hop portion of class, but MUST wear appropriate ballet attire for ballet portion of class.
"2" LEVEL CLASSES:
*Second level students must follow dress code or they will not be able to participate in class. Repeated dress code violations will result in switching to other classes. Instructor approval for class participation.
BALLET: LEOTARDS, BIKETARDS, TIGHTS, SEPARATE SKIRTS ONLY. SPLIT SOLE BALLET SLIPPERS ARE ACCEPTABLE. HAIR MUST BE IN A SECURE BUN.
JAZZ/LYRICAL: LEOTARDS, BIKETARDS, FITTED SHORTS, FITTED TANKS/BRA TOPS, TIGHTS, JAZZ SHOES. HAIR IS A SECURE BUN OR PONYTAIL.
ACRO: LEOTARDS, BIKETARDS, FITTED SHORTS, FITTED TANKS/BRA TOPS, CONVERTIBLE TIGHTS, BARE FEET OR JAZZ SHOES. HAIR MAY BE WORN IN TIGHT FRENCH BRAIDS OR TIGHT, LOW BALLET BUN.
Creative Movement: a class designed specifically for the 4-6 year old child. Introduction to a little bit of everything: ballet, hip hop, and acro. We incorporate props, games, and sing-a-long dance to encourage the imagination. This class switches things up to keep up with the changing interests of a youngster, a fun way to be introduced to dance!
Dance With Me: a 30 minute class for 2-3 yr olds performed with an adult buddy. 4 yr olds are welcome if they are not quite ready to perform in class without a parent in Creative Movement. Please read "Creative Movement" description.
Ballet: the foundation of dance. Ballet teaches terminology, body awareness, proper placement, and grace & poise that is used across various styles. Students are highly encouraged to take ballet over all other styles, as it will advance learning in other dance styles (especially jazz and technique classes).
Jazz: with a wide range of styles, jazz is a popular form of dance that changes with popular culture. Jazz dance is influenced by African American culture and jazz music. Since it is a style heavily influenced by ballet, students will be required to take ballet first, concurrently, or get approval from the instructor before enrolling in jazz.
Hip Hop: Hip hop is a widely energetic and popular style of dance! Students are encouraged to express themselves and find freedom in the movement. Students will learn hip hop technique like popping, tutting, waving, gliding, and housing that is similar to popular music videos, television, and movies. At various points of the year, a "tricks" section will be added to classes to learn popular stalls, freezes, and hip hop acrobatic skills.
Dance Team Prep: a specialty class offered seasonally or based on demand. A great class for any dancer interested in trying out for school or all-star teams. Students will be taught basic technical skills (leaps, jumps, turns) Various levels may be offered for middle school and high school expectations. One of our more difficult classes.
Acro: a tumbling class designed for the dancer! Class will involve strengthening, stretching, contortion, acrobatic skills, and technical skills like leaps, jumps, & turns. This is a tough one! Dancers end goal is to seamlessly incorporate acrobatic & technical skills within dance.
LYRICAL: a class for our more experienced dancers, must have permission to take class. A sort of combination of ballet and jazz techniques, with more focus on emotional performance and story-telling behind movement.
MUSICAL THEATRE: a class great for anyone interested in the life of a theatre kid! We are blessed to be in a community where theatre thrives. This class will incorporate songs from your favorite musicals, movement inspired by Broadway, and focus on performance quality. We will use our time not only dancing, but learning about staging, performing/acting, breath work, articulation & projecting our voices, singing, etc.
PERFORMING ARTS TEAM: A competitive group subject to yearly tryouts. May compete in styles such as Pom, Jazz, and Hip Hop. Members are subject to separate & additional rules and requirements from recreational students.