Important Dates and Policies


Classes Begin:  September 7

Thanksgiving Recess:  November 24 – November 27

Nutcracker Ballet: Tech rehearsal December 9                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nutcracker Ballet: Dress rehearsal December 10                                                                                                                                                                                                               Nutcracker Ballet: December 11

Winter Recess: December 23 – January 2

Saturday class make up day: February 19

Presidents’ Day Recess:  February 20 – February 25

Saturday class make up day: February 26

Spring Recess:  April 11 – April 19

Recital Performance at John Jay HS:  Dress Rehearsal May 6                                                                                                                                                                                                         Recital Performance at John Jay HS: Recital May 7

Memorial Day Recess:  May 27 – June 1

Last Day of Classes:  June 18

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.

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.

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 against the wall in the waiting area.   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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Please read, sign, and return our COVID policy on the first day of classes.  Make sure your dancer understands how important this policy is for their safety and the safety of others.  If you have any questions, contact the studio at

Click here for COVID 19 Policy: Covid Policies Sept2021