COFFEEMILL DANCE STUDIO
Parent and Student Information
Child/Teen Dance Semester
Monday, August 24 - Friday, December 18
Welcome new and returning dancers!
Thank you so much for your commitment and support,
and for making the choice to give your child a quality dance education!
We are dedicated to offering your child the most excellent and varied dance instruction possible. Creative Movement, Towards Ballet and Hippity Hop classes encourage 3 and 4 year olds to express themselves through movement and physical play. Our combo classes offered to 5 & 6 year olds (PreBallet and Tap) will introduce the younger dancer to ballet and tap concepts in one class. HipHop is also available for these students. We believe ballet is the foundation for all dance and serious ballet training begins at 6 to 8 years of age. We offer these students an hour to two hours of ballet per week plus there are Jazz, Modern, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, HipHop and conditioning classes offered. Upper Level Ballet students are required to take two to three ballet classes per week and are offered Jazz, Modern, Tap, Contemporary, HipHop and conditioning classes as well for greater learning and retention.
For the serious dance student, our non-profit student dance company, the "Young Dance Collective" (YDC) accepts new members ages 7yrs & up before the Fall Semester begins. In addition to extra performance opportunities, the groups travel throughout the year to Dance Competitions, Workshops and events. Please contact Ms. Penny at 305-296-9982 if you are interested.
Your child may choose dance over other activities and we encourage a schedule that does not “burn out” you or your child. The CoffeeMill staff is interested in helping your child evolve into a healthy, well rounded dancer with a true foundation in this exciting and challenging art form.
This year we will continue to implement the Vagonova Technique ballet syllabus taught by Ballet Director, Joseph Goodman. The first week of classes will be considered placement classes to make sure everyone is in the correct level.
Remember, class size is limited! Placement is not always based on age, but by training, ability and potential. Ages are used as a guide and students may stay in the same level, or be moved up at the discretion of the instructor. Entrance into a class after start date is at the discretion of the instructor.
Ballet Program - Dress Code and Requirements
Each ballet level has a specific color that is worn. Hair should be pinned back into a neat bun (if long) or pony tail (if short). Creative Movement and Towards Ballet can have a leotard with an attached skirt. We do not allow skirts or shorts in ballet class for PreBallet levels and higher. If your child needs to wear a sports bra it should follow the line of their leotard as to not detract.
Creative Ballet (3yr olds) - Light Pink leotard with attached skirt, ballet pink tights or socks, full sole leather ballet shoes in ballet pink. One class per week. Can also take Hippity Hop.
Towards Ballet (4yr olds) - Light Pink or Lilac leotard with attached skirt, ballet pink tights or socks, full sole leather ballet shoes in ballet pink. One class per week. Can also take Hippity Hop.
PreBallet & Tap Combo Classes (5-6yr olds) - Light Blue or Royal Blue leotard with ballet pink tights, full sole leather ballet shoes in ballet pink. One class per week. Can also take Hippity Hop.
PreSyllabus Ballet (7-8yr olds) - Burgundy leotard with ballet pink tights, full sole leather ballet shoes in ballet pink. One technique class and one conditioning class per week. Can also take Jazz/Hiphop Combo, Tap.
Ballet Syllabus Level 1 (9-10yrs) - Navy blue leotard with ballet pink tights, full sole leather ballet shoes in ballet pink.
Two technique classes, one conditioning class and one pre-pointe class per week. Can also take Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary/Lyrical.
Ballet Syllabus Level 2 (10-11yrs) - Eggplant leotard with ballet pink tights, full sole leather ballet shoes in ballet pink.
Two technique classes and one conditioning class per week and one pre-pointe class per week.Can also take Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary.
Ballet Syllabus Level 3 (11-12yrs) - Teal leotard with ballet pink tights, full sole leather OR split sole canvas ballet shoes in ballet pink.Two technique classes, one conditioning class, one (pre) pointe class per week. Can also take Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary.
Ballet Syllabus Level 4 (13-14yrs) - Gray leotard with ballet pink tights, split sole canvas ballet shoes in ballet pink.
Two technique classes, one conditioning class, one pointe class per week. Can also take Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap,
Ballet Syllabus Level 5 (14yrs & up) - Black leotard with ballet pink tights, split sole canvas ballet shoes in ballet pink.
Two technique classes, one conditioning class, one pointe class per week. Can also take Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary.
Ballet Syllabus Level 6/7 (15yrs & up) - Black leotard with ballet pink tights, split sole canvas ballet shoes in ballet pink.
wo technique classes, one conditioning class, one pointe class per week. Can also take Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary.
CoffeeMill’s Young Dance Collective (YDC) student dance company - Must take their Ballet Level requirements PLUS two other styles of dance, and attend additional rehearsals.
Other Dance Styles - Dress Code and Requirements
Dancers in jazz, modern, contemporary, hip hop and tap can wear form-fitting clothing of their choice. Remember there are NO STREET SHOES or sneakers that leave marks, allowed on the marley dance floors. All tap shoes should be inspected for loose screws to protect our floors. Thank you! Also, there are no watches, large hair pieces or jewelry allowed in the studio. We require that all dancers have a dance bag to reduce the amount of lost shoes and leotards. Please write your child’s name or initials on all dancewear and shoes.
Modern - Suggested for Ballet Level 2 & up, or Youth Ballet ages 9yrs & up.
Jazz Level 1- Suggested for Ballet Level 1, or Youth Ballet ages 7yrs & up.
Jazz Level 2 - Suggested for Ballet 2, or Youth Ballet Level 1 ages 9yrs & up.
Jazz Level 3 - Suggested for Ballet Level 3, or Youth Ballet Level 2 ages 10yrs & up.
Jazz Level 4 - Must be in Ballet Level 4 ages 12yrs & up.
Jazz Level 5 - Must be in Ballet Level 5 ages 14yrs & up.s
Contemporary/Lyrical Level 1 - Must be in Ballet Level 2 or 3 or Youth/Preteen Ballet ages 10yrs & up.
Contemporary Level 2 - Must be in Ballet Levels 4 & up ages 12yrs & up.
Hippity Hop - For ages 3.5-5yrs
Hip Hop Levels 1-6 - For ages 6 & up
Tap Level 1 - For ages 7yrs & up
Recreational Youth Ballet Level 1 - For ages 7-9yrs
Recreational Youth Ballet Level 2 - For ages 10yrs & up
Our annual spring dance concert DanceWorks 18! will take place May 2021 at the Tennessee Williams Theater. Registered students from Creative Movement and up have the opportunity to be involved. Production and Costume Fee(s) for each dancer involved will be due at the start of the Winter/Spring 2021 Semester. The CoffeeMill's "Young Dance Collective" student dance company will also perform throughout the year around the community.
Lots of work to do! Let's get started! Please help your child be ready for their first day of classes. We suggest they become a part of preparing for class by checking that their dance bag has all the necessary tools for class and by arriving early to stretch and begin their “mental” warm-up. Here are some reminders to help you get into the swing of things . . .
Safety & Etiquette
Discipline, decorum and respect in the classroom are essential for student progress!
Attend all classes on time. If you will be absent or late please call or email us as soon as possible. Children over 15min late will be asked to sit and observe class.
Show respect for fellow students and teachers
Adhere to the dress code
Mind your manners
Pay attention in class
No gum or food allowed in the studio
Do not touch or lean on the mirrors
No street shoes in the studio
Please do not wear dance shoes outside of the studio
NEW COVID GUIDELINES
Classes are limited to only 5 students per class and students must be pre registered.
Masks are mandatory in class.
Sorry no drop-ins.
Please do not come to class if you feel sick, have been in contact with anyone who is sick, or have any symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, or fever.
Please wash your hands directly before and after class.
Once your hands are washed, please go straight to your spot at the barre or on the dance floor, 6ft from any other dancer to help promote social distancing.
Please make no physical contact with other students.
Please call, email or text Ms. Penny (305-393-3001) ahead if you will be absent. When leaving a message please tell me the name of your student and what class they will be absent for.
NEW DROP OFF & PICKUP PROCEDURES
Please DROP OFF dancers at By the Bay Studio through the rear door and PICK UP dancers at the front door to help keep the flow and reduce crowding.
Please DROP OFF dancers at The Annex Studio through the front door (Studio “A”) and PICK UP dancers at the rear door (Studio “B”) to help keep the flow and reduce crowding.
Please come to class dressed in dance clothes and hair in the proper style for the class.
Please do not bring oversized dance bags. We prefer that you just bring a small bag with only items you will need (shoes, water) for that class. Please bring your own mats for conditioning classes.
Please drop off your dancer no earlier than 5 minutes before the class. Only the students dancing are allowed in the studio. Parents can see the desk for any tuition questions once the class has begun.
PREVIOUSLY PAID Tuition and DanceWorks Production/Costume Fees will be credited to your account. You can choose to:
Use the entire credit for upcoming Summer or Fall Classes
Freeze your DanceWorks Production/Costume fees in your account until we perform the concert
Donate any of your fees to the studio
PREVIOUSLY OWED Tuition Fees are due in full before any new classes are taken.
As a dance studio, we like to encourage healthy habits by providing a healthy environment. We kindly ask that you only send water and nutritious snacks with your dancers or try to eat lightly before attending class.
It is imperative that absences be kept to a minimum for maximum learning! However we certainly understand some absences are unavoidable. Please email , call The Annex studio 305-296-9982 or By the Bay studio 305-916-5755 to let us know if your child will be absent or more than 5min. late. You can also text Ms. Penny 305-393-3001.
Missed classes can be made up within the same semester in an equal or lower level class, or a higher one at the discretion of the instructor. You may also take a make-up in another style of dance. We can suggest other class make-up options for your dancer.
Credit is not extended beyond the end of the semester. Classes are non-refundable.
Any past due balances and Fall 2020 Semester tuition is due the first day of class.
The CoffeeMill Dance Studio follows the Monroe County School District’s discretion in regards to stormy weather conditions. All students in Pre-Syllabus 1 Ballet and younger will follow the Monroe County School district's calendar. If school is cancelled due to weather, a holiday, Professional Day or a Hurricane Make-up Day, our younger level classes at the CoffeeMill are also cancelled. Older students please check with the office to see which days you have off.
Observing Classes & Open House Week
We suggest just dropping your child off to class. We have very limited seating in the lobby at By the Bay Studio, but we have a new parent lounge at the NEW Annex! There will be an open house week near the end of the semester where you are in invited into the classroom during your child's regular class to observe what they've learned over the past semester!
There is plenty of free parking at both of our studios!
Thank you Parents and Dancers! We look forward to another fantastic year!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call 305-296-9982/305-916-5755,
come by one of our studios, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Penny & Staff