Call us at 856-464-0128

Stepping Toward Excellence

● Highly qualified professional faculty
● Fabulous Facility
● Wide variety of classes for ages 1½ - 18
● Performance opportunities

Start young...

Build a solid foundation at a young age with proper lessons in dance technique in our special Pre-School program.


Train hard...

Fully develop your dance technique...gain confidence & valuable experience.
Love the art of dance.

Reach high...

It is our duty to challenge our students and help them reach for newer & higher goals.

Perform...

Opportunities to perform in our Nutcracker, Beauty & the Beast, Halloween Spooktacular, Company Showcase and annual June Recital.

The Nutcracker

5 Nutcracker performances scheduled for December at the Scottish Rite Theater in Collingswood, NJ.

Beauty & the Beast

2 performances scheduled for April 15, 2018 at the Scottish Rite Theater in Collingswood.

Halloween Show

Our Halloween Spooktacular scheduled for October 29, 2017 at the Scottish Rite Theater in Collingswood.

Passion...

Making GREAT dancers !!

themed object
We Build Dancers!
get in touch

About Us - Policies

TSDC Policies
Table of Contents
  1. Adding Classes
  2. Attire
  3. Attendance
  4. Attitude
  5. Cameras
  6. Cell phones/electronic devices
  7. Check-In
  8. Communication
  9. Costumes
  10. Dismissals
  11. Dropping classes
  1. Make-Ups
  2. Observation
  3. Placement
  4. Pointe Shoes
  5. Recital
  6. Switching Classes
  7. Ticket Purchases, Refunds
  8. TSDC Weather & Emergency Closings
  9. Tuition
  10. Vacations
  11. Withdrawal from TSDC

Adding Classes click here to add class(es)

  • Requests for adding classes can be completed in person or through the online store.
  • An official add ‘form’ must be completed either at the front desk of the dance center or online.
  • You are NOT permitted to add classes thru phone calls, emails, regular mail or verbally.
  • Upon receipt of the official form, TSDC will adjust your schedule and account accordingly.
  • The effective date of the account adjustments will be either the date the form is submitted or a later date as requested by the parent.
  • The $5 processing fee will be applied to the tuition for new class(es).

(See also Dropping classes, Switching classes and Withdrawal from TSDC)

Back to Top

Attire

All students are required to wear the proper clothing to dance class. It is required that every student come to class beautifully groomed, clean and dressed to dance.  Part of the beauty and discipline of dance (especially ballet) is the dress code.  Students who come to the studio without the proper attire or bunned hair will NOT be permitted to take class.

  • Positively no shirts or cover ups!
  • No Jewelry.
  • Girls must have hair securely (with elastic and hair pins) bunned for all classes--this includes tap, jazz and lyrical.      No exceptions.
  • Students who come to the studio without the appropriate attire or bunned hair will not be permitted to take class.
Dance Type: Ballet ( Pre-K3 thru 2)
Bodysuit Any color bodysuit, dance dress, skirt
Tights Pink Footed
Hair Bunned
Shoes Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
Dance Type: Ballet (Levels 3 & above)
Bodysuit Black bodysuit, any color ballet skirt
Tights Pink Footed or Convertible
Hair Bunned
Shoes Pink Canvas Ballet Shoes
Dance Type: Ballet / Tap
Bodysuit Any color bodysuit, dance dress, skirt
Tights Pink or Tan Footed
Hair Bunned
Shoes:Ballet
Shoes:Tap     
Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
Tan Mary Jane Tap Shoes
Dance Type: Ballet / Jazz
Bodysuit Bodysuit: any color bodysuit,
dance dress, skirt
Tights Pink or Tan Footed
Hair Bunned
Shoes:Ballet
Shoes:Jazz   
Pink Leather Ballet Shoes
Tan Jazz Booties
Dance Type: Pointe
Bodysuit Black bodysuit, any color ballet skirt
Tights Pink Footed, Seamed or Convertible
Hair Bunned
Shoes Pointe Shoes with sewn ribbons & elastic
Dance Type: Pre-Pointe
Bodysuit Black bodysuit, any color ballet skirt
Tights Pink Footed, Seamed or Convertible
Hair Bunned
Shoes Pink Canvas Ballet Shoes
Dance Type: Contemporary
Bodysuit Black bodysuit, Black dance shorts,
any color ballet skirt
Tights Tan stirrup
Hair Bun or Ponytail
Shoes Tan Half Soles
Dance Type: Lyrical
Bodysuit Black bodysuit, Black dance shorts,
any color ballet skirt
Tights Tan stirrup
Hair Bun or Ponytail
Shoes Tan Half Soles
Dance Type: Hip Hop
Bodysuit Black bodysuit, Black dance shorts,
jazz pants/leggings
Tights Tan or black footed
Hair Bun or Ponytail
Shoes Tan Jazz Booties
Dance Type: Jazz
Bodysuit Black bodysuit, Black dance shorts,
jazz pants/leggings
Tights Tan or black footed
Hair Bun or Ponytail
Shoes Tan Jazz Booties
Dance Type: Musical Theater
Bodysuit Black bodysuit, Black dance shorts,
jazz pants/leggings
Tights Tan or black footed
Hair Bun or Ponytail
Shoes Tan Jazz Booties
Dance Type: Tap: Levels Kinder thru 6
Bodysuit Black bodysuit, skirt, shorts
Tights Tan Footed
Hair Bunned
Shoes   Tan Mary Jane Tap Shoes
Dance Type: Tap: Levels 7 thru Pro 3
Bodysuit Black bodysuit, skirt, shorts
Tights Tan Footed
Hair Bunned
Shoes   Black Oxford Tap Shoes
Dance Type: Boys Hip-Hop
Clothing Tee Shirt, Shorts, Sweatpants any color
Shoes Sneakers
Dance Type: Acro - Girls
Bodysuit Any color bodysuit, any color acro shorts
Tights Any color convertible or footless
or no tights
Hair Bun or Ponytail
Shoes None, barefeet
Dance Type: Acro - Boys
Clothing Shorts and tank top
Shoes None, barefeet
Back to Top

Attendance

  • Commitment to Attend: We truly expect your child to attend each and every scheduled class. Please make this a consideration when the time comes to join another activity later in the season. Because we limit the number of children in a class we are hopeful that everyone will honor their commitment and complete the entire year. Otherwise, you are taking a spot that could have been given to another child who would finish out the year. If a child is going to be absent then please give us a call and leave a message to save us a worry.

  • Make-up Classes: Lessons that are missed due to illness can be made up at a later date. Please request a Make-Up at the front desk. The front desk will tell you an appropriate day & time to make up your lesson. 

  • Studio Closings: In the event of snow, ice, hazardous driving conditions or other emergencies, the dance center may close.  Please call the dance center at 464-0128 to confirm the closing. There will be a recorded message broadcast if there are any cancellations. There will also be an announcement posted on the home page of the web site.
    These lessons will then be made up at a later date.

  • Extended Absences & Vacations: For periods of extended absence due to family travel, vacations, injury, prolonged illness etc., we can place a hold on your position at TSDC as a registered student, but we cannot hold your position in a particular class.  Please provide us with written notification of your reasons for the extended absence.  We will re-enroll the student without any new registration fees, on a space available basis.  To remain in a particular class, students must continue making their monthly tuition payments in full.
Back to Top

Attitude

  • TSDC has the fundamental expectation that parents and students treat each other, their instructors, the staff and all adults with kindness and respect. Whether students attend TSDC to develop self-esteem, to get exercise or to train for a lifetime in the arts - a professional, polite, and positive attitude is absolutely necessary by all students and parents!

  • Students will be asked to leave class without credit if disrespect is shown to any teacher, other students, staff, or owners. If attitude problems continue then  parents will be contacted and informed of the attitude/behavior problems. We reserve the right to discontinue providing instructions to a student who continues to present the improper attitude.   We also reserve the right to discontinue providing instructions to a student whose parent displays an improper attitude and/or respect to others.

  • TSDC reserves the right to permanently dismiss students for attitude, attendance and/or behavior problems of the student and/or parent, which are deemed disruptive and intolerable.
Back to Top

Cameras

  • Absolutely NO cameras of any kind including cell phone cameras are permitted in the dance center without the express written consent of the ownership of the Tricia Sloan Dance Center. 

  • Absolutely NO cameras of any kind including cell phone cameras are permitted at the dance recital, or other performances of the Tricia Sloan Dance Center without the express written consent of the ownership. This includes the auditorium, backstage and dressing areas.
Back to Top

Cell phones & other electronic devices

  • Absolutely NO operation of cell phones and/or audio/video equipment is permitted in the dance rooms during class at the dance center. All devices must be turned off. 
Back to Top

Check-In

  • Every student must check-in at the front desk for all their classes for that day.  The student must identify themselves and indicate which classes they will be attending. This new procedure will enable our staff to learn every student by face & name.  It will also prevent any unauthorized people from entering the studio.

  • Please call the studio at 464-0128 to inform us if a student is going to be absent from class.
Back to Top

Communication   (Phone, In-person, E-mail)

  • Good communication between TSDC, our students and their parents is very important to us.

  • Your email address is needed. We send all of our monthly newsletters and important announcements to our parents via email, including emergency and weather closings.

  • To promote good communication, we publish a monthly newsletter which is emailed to each parent and published to our web site. The full content of the newsletter is also posted in the lobby on the "Newsletter" bulletin board.

  • Please take time to review the monthly newsletter in order to keep properly informed of all important information and events.

  • We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions, problems or concerns.  We will do the same.
Back to Top

Costumes

  • 1 recital costume will be ordered for each of the classes enrolled in. (No costume for Acro & Mommy & Me classes)

  • 2 recital costumes will be ordered for Dance Company and a 3rd costume will be purchased for all company members by TSDC.

  • Payments for costumes are made in installments or in full as agreed to at the time of registration.

  • Costume pricing is as follows:
          $84 for Pre-K3 & Pre-K4 Level costumes
          $88 for Kinder Level thru Professional Level 3 and Dance Company costumes

  • TSDC must be notified in writing on or before Jan. 1, 2018, if a student will NOT be performing in the annual recital. At that time you will be refunded for all costume payments made to date if the child continues to take classes at TSDC.
    If the child is wthdrawaling before Jan.1 from TSDC then the $25 withdrawal fee will be deducted from the costume refund.

  • Your costumes will not be ordered if there is any outstanding balance on your account as of January 1 of the dance year.

  • If you should drop a class after January 1 of the current dance year then you are still responsible to pay in full for all costumes ordered with NO refunds.

  • You are responsible to pay in full for a costume, if you should add a class after January 1 of the current dance year.
    Payment for this additional costume must be made in full at the time the class is added.

  • Costume prices do not include required accessories such as tights, new dance shoes, hairpieces, earrings, etc.

  • All accounts must be paid in full, including the scheduled May payment, before costumes are distributed to a student during the month of May.

  • All accounts must be paid in full, including the scheduled May payment, before recital ticket orders may be placed and filled.

Back to Top

Dismissals

  • Delinquent Accounts: TSDC will dismiss families with delinquent accounts of two months or more. Students will be gladly re-enrolled on a space availability basis, without a new registration fee, if the account is brought up to date within a month of the dismissal. Accounts are to be paid in full (including tuition, late fees, costume balances, and bank charges) for students to participate in the annual recital or to register for classes in the new term.

  • Attitude, Attendance, and Behavior Problems: TSDC reserves the right to permanently dismiss students for attitude, attendance and/or behavior problems of the student or parent, which are deemed disruptive and intolerable.

Back to Top

Dropping classes: click here to drop class(es)

  • If you decide to drop a class(es), it is required that an official DROP ‘form’ be completed at the front desk of the dance center or through the online store.
  • You are NOT permitted to drop classes thru phone calls, emails, regular mail or verbal conversations.
  • Upon receipt of a completed Drop Form along with the $25 drop fee, TSDC will adjust your schedule and account accordingly.
  • Drop Effective Date: Class DROPS will take effect at the end of the month in which the Drop is requested. You are responsible for all tuition through the end of the month.
  • Drops after Jan 1st of the current dance year: There are no refunds for costume payments for classes dropped after Jan 1 of the current dance year. You will receive your costume when delivered to the dance center.

(See also Adding classes, Switching classes & Withdrawals from TSDC)

Back to Top

Make-Ups

  • Make-up Classes: Lessons that are missed due to illness or TSDC emergency closing
    can be made up at a later date within the currect dance year. Please inform TSDC of your absence by calling the front desk at 856-464-0128. The front desk will assist you in determing the appropriate class day & time to make up your class. 

  • Studio Closings: In the event of snow, ice, hazardous driving conditions or other emergencies, the dance center may close.  Please visit the TSDC web site where closing announcements will be placed on the home page AND/OR  call the dance center at 464-0128 for  closing announcements. There will be a recorded message broadcast if there are any cancellations. These canceled classes can then be made up at a later date by following the "Make-Up" policy above.

  • Extended Absences/Vacations: For periods of extended absence due to family travel, vacations, injury, prolonged illness etc., we can place a hold on your position at TSDC as a registered student, but we cannot hold your position in a particular class.  Please provide us with written notification of your reasons for the extended absence.  We will re-enroll the student without any new registration fees, on a space available basis.  To remain in a particular class, students must continue making their monthly tuition payments in full.
Back to Top

Observation

  • Parents are not permitted in the dance rooms during classes. This allows the child to develop a trust with the teacher. It also eliminates the distractions that occur when visitors are in the room.

  • At all times, there are 4 closed-circuit cameras, which broadcast activities of all 4  dance rooms into the waiting area on a large HD screen for parental viewing.
Back to Top

Placement

  • TSDC uses an effective placement and level system.  Classes are grouped according to the types of dance offered, school grade, age and the ability of the student. This insures that the student is placed in the appropriate class. 
  • Click here for the full explanation of the "Level System".

Back to Top

Pointe Shoes

  • The ultimate goal of every ballet dancer is to dance "sur les pointes."  However, this goal cannot be attained without a very strong foundation in ballet technique. Because each child is different- not everyone is ready for pointe shoes at the same exacttime.

  • Students are permitted to begin pointe work only when the teacher feels that she is ready.

  • Permission to begin pointe work will be be based upon the serious student who ...
    1. has been taking ballet class for at least 3 years.
    2. is currently taking 2 or more ballet classes per week.
    3. is past her eleventh birthday.
  • Only these students will possibly be considered for pointe.

  • You will be notified when the time is near.

  • Your ballet teacher will personally fit you with your first pair of pointe shoes.
Back to Top

Recital

  • Recital Participation: TSDC must be notified in writing on or before Jan. 1, 2018, if a student will NOT be performing in the recital.

  • TSDC will be holding 2 recitals in June with specific dates and times to be announced.
    1. Students in Levels 3 thru Level Pro 3 will participate in 1 of the June recital.
    2. Students in Levels Pre-K3 Level thru Level 2 will be participating in the other June recital.

  • Recital/Rehearsal Information will be emailed to each family, posted on the web site, bulletin boards and also available at the front desk. Information will include:
    1. specific recital dates & times
    2. specific rehearsal dates & times
    3. complete costume details including required accessories
    4. ticket purchasing directions
    5. recital costume photograph schedule
    6. DVD ordering
    7. series of important recital and rehearsal tips & guidelines
Back to Top

Switching Classes: click here to switch classes

  • Switching classes invloves adding and dropping an equal number of classes. In other words,
    you may add a 1 hour class while dropping another 1 hour class.
  • You CANNOT add 1 class and drop 2 classes through the "switching process". You would need to perform 2 separate transactions, a drop and an add.
  • Switching of classes is permitted until Dec. 31 of the current dance year.
  • Requests for switching classes must be completed in person or through the online store.
  • You are NOT permitted to switch classes thru phone calls, emails, regular mail or verbally.
  • Upon receipt of the official form, TSDC will adjust your schedule and account accordingly.
  • The effective date of the account adjustments will be either the date the form is submitted or a later date as requested by the parent.
  • The $5 processing fees will be applied as a credit to the account.

(See also Adding classes, Dropping classes, and Withdrawal from TSDC)

Back to Top

Ticket Purchases, Exchanges, Refunds

The following policy applies to all tickets purchased for any Tricia Sloan Dance Center event. This includes the annual recital, company show, the Nutcracker Ballet, and all other events conducted by the Tricia Sloan Dance Center, LLC.

  • All ticket sales are final.  Since tickets are a one-of-a-kind item and not replaceable, there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations.

  • If an event is postponed due to any circumstances not controlled by the Tricia Sloan Dance Center, tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date. New tickets will not be re-issued if the rescheduled event takes place at the same venue.  If the venue for the rescheduled event is changed then new tickets will be re-issued to all previous purchasers.

  • If an event is cancelled without a rescheduled date, you will receive a full refund for the amount that you paid for the tickets. Any fees associated with the purchase of tickets including services charges, processing fees, shipping and handling charges and any other associated charges or fees are not refundable.

  • Tricia Sloan Dance Center  will not issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets.

  • When you receive your tickets, please keep them in a safe place.

Back to Top


TSDC Snow, Weather & Emergency Closings

  • In the event of snow, ice hazardous driving conditions or other emergencies...
    1. Check your email as announcements of closings will be emailed to you.
    2. Please visit the TSDC web site's home page where all closings will be posted.
    3. Call the dance center at 856-464-0128 to confirm the closing. There will be a recorded message, if there are any cancellations or closings.

  • All canceled classes can be made up at a later date by following the "Make-Up" policy.
    Click here for Make-Up Policy
Back to Top

Tuition Rates, Payments Plans & Methods

Click here to visit the Tuition information page for complete details.

Back to Top

Vacations

  • Extended Absences:
    For periods of extended absence due to travel, vacations, injury, prolonged illness, school activities, extracuricular activities such as community sports etc., we can place a hold on your position at TSDC as a registered student, but we cannot hold your position in a particular class.  Please provide us with written notification of your reasons for the extended absence.  We will re-enroll the student without any new registration fees, on a space available basis.  To remain in a particular class, students must continue making their monthly tuition payments in full.
Back to Top

Withdrawal: click here to withdrawal from TSDC

  • To completely withdrawal from all classes at TSDC then it is required that you submit a completed official TSDC "Withdrawal Form".

  • Withdrawal forms are available from the front desk at TSDC or through the online store.

  • The official TSDC "Withdrawal Form" must be completed and submitted office before the 1st of the month of the intended withdrawal in order to terminate tuition payment obligations.
    • Example: If you submit the completed withdrawal form on Nov. 15 then the "Effective Date" of the withdrawal will  be Nov. 30th and you will be responsible for all payments through November.
  • You will continue to be responsible for payments until the official effective date of the withdrawal.

  • Effectvie date of withdrawal cannot be prior to the date of the submission of the form.

  • Upon receipt and the processing of a completed Withdrawal Form along with the required $25 withdrawal fee,  all of your dancer(s) will be offically withdrawn from all classes. Your auto payments or auto invoicing will be cancelled on the effective date of withdrawal.

(See also Adding classes, Dropping classes, and Switching classes)