Our friendly atmosphere is obvious when you walk through the door. You will be met by a clean, open lobby area, fit with cubbies, seating area, dance wear sales, information boards, and of course our welcoming Dance Works team.
Dance Works is proud of our two spacious studios, one equipped with state of the art Harlequin Floor (website) and the other an elegant, traditional wood floor. Our customers often comment on how clean and neat we keep our facility!
An elegant 600 square feet of sprung wood dance floor, topped with a Harlequin Floor, (a special manufactured floor to give controlled slip resistance providing great protection for dancers due to its point-elasticity and slip-resistant dance surface.) approximately 30 feet of mirrored wall, and studio equipment. This studio is used primarily for Tap and Jazz.
A state of the art studio, with over 750 square feet of Harlequin Floor (a special manufactured floor to give controlled slip resistance providing great protection for dancers due to its point-elasticity and slip-resistant dance surface.) approximately 40 feet of mirrored wall, 40 feet of double permanent ballet barres, portable ballet barres, and studio equipment primarily used for Ballet, Pointe, and Lyrical.
Our clean, friendly lobby is equipped with a reception area, our dancewear sales, and an information board. Parents are able to sit and wait for their dancer to finish class. Dancers are able to store their shoes and small bags in the cubbies provided. We also have a TV monitor in the lobby to enable parents to sneak a peek at what is happening in the studio. At various times throughout the week, the lobby area may get extremely congested as we change over classes. See Change of Classes for more details.
While classes are in session, we ask that you please be quiet and respectful in the lobby area. Dancers are asked to put their belongings in the cubbies during class. Dancers with two classes back to back are encouraged to use the bigger cubbies located at the back of Studio A. This will leave more space for the younger dancers to put their shoes in the smaller cubbies in the lobby. Please do not touch items that are not yours! Do not bring valuable items to the studio. Dance Works is not responsible for your personal belongings. Be sure to take all your belongings with you after your classes. Additionally, we do have a small snack bar available in the lobby with an honesty pot for cash only please.
The TV Monitor in the lobby is used for the live studio feed, Dance Works information, and occasionally local business advertising. The camera is only a live feed – we are not recording the picture. The live studio feed will NOT be on every week. We have a set schedule for the showings, so please do not request the TV to be turned on. We have to leave some surprises for when you see your dancer at Visitor’s Week! Please be respectful of others and DO NOT take pictures of the classes on the TV monitor. Always refrain from making negative comments about anything you may see.
Changing Areas & Bathrooms
We have a small changing area located at the back of Studio A with bigger cubbies for our older dancers. We also have two conveniently located bathrooms at the back of each studio for our dancers to use. We encourage dancers to be changed and ready for class before they arrive at the studio, when possible. If the changing area/bathrooms are used on arrival to change into dance wear, this must be done as quickly as possible, to allow others to also use the facilities before class. Please remember NO dance shoes are to be worn outside. Remember, these areas at Dance Works are shared space with other dancers. Be respectful, considerate to fellow dancers, and other families at all times.
Renting & Studio Use
The Dance Works studios/facility can be rented on an hourly basis. External companies may request the usage for dance rehearsals, classes, auditions, workshops, etc. Dance Works dancers are able to book the studio for birthday parties. See Birthday Parties for more details. Dance Works dancers are NOT permitted to use the space, after/before classes, without the approval from Miss Emma or the presence of a Dance Works teacher. Contact Miss Emma to request the use of the studio and create a rental agreement