Important Dates and Policies


Classes Begin:  September 11

Halloween:  October 31 (closed)

Veterans Day:  November 10 (closed)

Thanksgiving Recess:  November 22 – November 25 (closed)

Nutcracker Ballet: Dark Night: Thursday, November 30 (no classes, studio and office are closed).

          Tech and Dress rehearsal: Friday, December 1 (time to be announced)  no classes, studio and office are closed

          Performance: Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3 at 1pm (Culinary Institute of America) no classes, studio and office are closed

          Day of Rest: Monday, December 4  (no classes, studio and office are closed)

Winter Recess: December 25 – January 4 (closed)

Martin Luther King Day:  January 15 (closed)

Presidents’ Day Recess:  February 16 – February 22 (closed)

Spring Recess:  March 24 – April 3 (closed)

Recital Performance:  Dark Night: Thursday, May 2 (no classes, studio and office are closed)

                                        Dress Rehearsal: Friday, May 3 (Culinary Institute of America). no classes, studio and office are closed

                                   Recital: Saturday, May 4 at 1pm (Culinary Institute of America). no classes, studio and office are closed

                                   Day of Rest: Monday, May 6 (no classes, studio and office are closed)

Memorial Day Recess:  May 24 – May 29 (closed)

Last Day of Classes:  June 15

In the event of inclement weather, please check your email, call the studio or check the studio Facebook page, Instagram or website at for closing information.

We communicate primarily through email.  Please read all correspondence that is sent home via email or on paper.  The majority of the questions asked are answered in this material.

For the health and safety of all, please keep your child home if they are sick.

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.

Our upstairs lobby is open.  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 students in level B or below (including Hip Hop 1) must be escorted to and from class by a responsible adult.  Students in level C and above may walk themselves up and down from class.  Our downstairs lobby remains closed due to lack of space.  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 cubby upstairs or in the downstairs lobby.  Lockers in the downstairs lobby are available for shared use.  Lockers in the studio are for our advanced company members.  Cell phones will be turned off.  If you need to reach your student during class, please call the office.

Contacting teachers outside of class is prohibited.  All questions or communications care of HRPAC instructors must go through the office.

Students are required to follow our 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 needs to be handled in this manner.  Please do not use other forms of communication, including using personal phone numbers, texts, or messaging on personal Facebook pages.  Thank you for your understanding.

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

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