the next stage dance &
drama academy

Dress Code/Policies



  • NSDDA requires all students to be responsible in their training by instituting a strict attendance policy. Students should attend class regularly. When a conflict arises, students must inform the director as soon as possible by calling 609-678-7704.  Students can inform their teacher and the receptionist of their absence but must also contact the director by calling the studio.
  • Students can make-up a missed class by attending another class on the schedule. Students can only do so if the front desk was notified prior to an absence. Make-up classes must be scheduled by the student with at least 48 hours notice and require approval by the director. Students are not permitted to drop-in without notification or approval.
  • Students who are chronically absent and who make little of no effort to notify us of their absence and do not make up their classes in a timely manner will be permanently dismissed from the studio and will not be issued a refund.
  • Students are expected to arrive promptly to their lessons.  Students should arrive at least five minutes prior to the class start time. Students who are more than five minutes late to class will not be permitted to attend class and will not be issued a refund and/or a make-up lesson.
  • CANCELLATIONS: In the event of an emergency/snow cancellation, an email will be sent to the email that is listed on your registration form. In addition, an outgoing message will be left on the studio voicemail at 609-678-7704.  When a class is canceled due to an emergency and/or weather, a refund will not be issued.  Students are encouraged to make up the class by taking another class on the schedule. 


Theatrical pink tights, black leotard, theatrical pink leather ballet shoes; Hair: Bun
N.B. Black ballet skirts and leg warmers are permitted.

Tap, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre Dance, Hip Hop, Pre-Jazz/Hip Hop, Dance II combo, Tumbling:
Tights and/or dance pants/leggings, leotard Hair: Ponytail
N.B. form fitting dance shorts can be worn but tights MUST be worn underneath

Tap: tan flat tap shoes                    Modern: no shoes required              Musical Theatre: tan jazz shoes

Hip Hop: black dance sneakers        Jazz: tan jazz shoes                       PreJazz/Hip Hop: tan jazz shoes 

Dance II Combo: tan jazz shoes and tan leather U-Shell tap shoes

Hip Hop I: Tan Jazz Shoes

Creative Movement:

Black or Pink Leotard or black or pink leotard dress; Pink Tights; pink leather ballet shoes

N.B. Black or pink ballet skirts are permitted.

Ballet/Tap/Tumble I & II Combo Classes:

Black or Pink Leotard or black or pink leotard dress pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes, black patent leather tap shoes; Hair: ponytail, pigtails, or bun

N.B.  ballet skirts are permitted

Dance I Combo:

Leotard, tights, tan jazz shoes, pink leather ballet shoes, black patent leather tap shoes; Hair: ponytail or bun

N.B. ballet skirt and leg warmers are permitted; form fitting shirts and shorts/pants can be worn for the jazz/hip hop and tap portions of this class but a leotard and tights must be worn underneath.

Acting Classes and Vocal Workshops:
Loose fitting clothes that allow a wide range of movement.

BALLET: Black cotton and/or Lycra pants, white T-Shirt, black ballet shoes
OTHER: Clothes that allow a wide range of movement. Designated shoes for each class as detailed above. JEANS AND SHORTS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

Dancers must have dance shoes for every class, with the exception of modern and creative movement. Street sneakers are not permitted in the studio. Hip Hop dancers may wear dance sneakers ONLY.

Dancewear and shoe orders are placed every first Monday of each month. 

Please see the front desk attendant for more info.

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