Important Dates and Policies


Classes Begin:  September 12

Halloween:  October 31

Thanksgiving Recess:  November 23 – November 27

Nutcracker Ballet: Dress Rehearsal Friday, December 9 (time TBA) Culinary Institute of America

                            Performances: Saturday & Sunday, December 10& 11 at 1pm Culinary Institute of America

Winter Recess: December 22 – January 4

Presidents’ Day Recess:  February 20 – February 26

Spring Recess:  April 3 – April 10

Recital Performance:  Dress Rehearsal: Friday, May 12 (time TBA) Culinary Institute of America

                                   Recital: Saturday, May 13 (time TBA) Culinary Institute of America

Memorial Day Recess:  May 27 – May 30

Last Day of Classes:  June 17

In the event of inclement weather, please call the studio or check the studio Facebook page or website at for closing information.  Please mark your calendar with these important dates.

Please read all correspondence that is sent home via email or on paper.  The majority of the questions asked are answered in this material.  Most things will be emailed in an effort to conserve resources.

For the health and safety of all, please keep your child home if they are sick.  At this time we are mask optional.  We do follow the CDC guidelines very closely.  If your dancer tests positive for COVID, they must stay out a full week (and until they are symptom free).  After the week, they must wear a mask for an additional week.  If your dancer has a direct exposure, whether family or other, they must test negative and wear a mask for 2 weeks.

Participation in our annual ballet and recital is optional, though usually all students participate.  Costume payments are non-refundable once orders are placed.  A placed costume order is taken as your commitment to participate in the ballet/recital and classes through the end of the year.

We are happy to reopen our upstairs lobby.  Please feel free to stop in with questions, tuition payments, or catch a glimpse of the beginning or end of your dancer’s class.  We are asking that you do not stay the whole class or use the waiting room as a play area for siblings.  Please note that we will no longer be bringing students downstairs at the end of class.  Students in level C and above can walk themselves up and down from class.  You will need to have somebody walk your younger students to and from class in the upstairs studio.  Due to a lack of space, we unfortunately will still need to keep the downstairs lobby closed.  The studio opens 15 minutes before the first class and closes after the end of the last class. If you drop off and pick up, please be timely out of consideration for our staff.  Siblings may not be left unattended in waiting areas.

Tuition payments and all paperwork needs to be handed into the office and not given to instructors.

Students will place their belongings in their dance bag and put their bag in a locker, cubby, or in the back room.   Please turn your cell phone off.  If you need to reach your student during class, please call the office.

Contacting of teachers outside of class is prohibited.  All questions or communications care of HRPAC instructors must go through the office.  Please email us at and we will be happy to assist you.

Students are required to follow Student Dress Code; please see the Dress Code information page for details.

If there is a matter you would like to discuss, please call the studio at (845)896-1888 or email at  ALL communication for studio business is handled in this manner.  Please do not use other forms of communication, including using personal phone numbers, texts, or messaging on personal Facebook pages.  

In case of inclement weather, call the office at 845-896-1888 for information.  Information will also be posted here on our Facebook page.

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