What to Expect

Upon Arrival:

If it's your first time at Formations Dance Center, we recommend you arrive 15 minutes early.  Please enter & exit through the large studio #129.

Make sure your child has their shoes, is dressed according to our dress code, and brings a water bottle.

They can place their bags on the mat floors along the edge of the wall.


We offer 1 parent watch week every few months during the season.  For the remainder of the season, we ask that parents drop their child ages 5 & Up off and return before their class is finished.  Students can wait at the door until they see their parent.  Classes offered for our 2-4 year olds are allowed to have observers year round.

Mask Policy:

At this time we do not require our students or parents to wear a mask.  We do recommend that you use the hand sanitizer at the entrance of the large studio or wash your hands when you arrive.  


Dress Code

All classes require a leotard and leggings.  Please bring a water bottle!

Female Dress Code:

Ballet- pink ballet shoes, leotard and leggings (or tights)

Jazz- tan jazz shoes, leotard and leggings (or tights)

Tap- black tap shoes, leotard and leggings (or tights)

Lyrical- tan jazz shoes or turners, leotard and leggings (or tights)

Hip Hop- indoor use sneakers, leotard and leggings

Musical Theatre- tan jazz shoes, leotard and leggings (or tights)

Acro- no shoes, leotard and leggings (NO TIGHTS)

Aerial- no shoes, must wear leotard and leggings (NO TIGHTS)

Poms- indoor use only sneakers or jazz shoes, leotard and leggings (or tights)

Adult Dancers-

Workout clothes with proper shoes listed above (modesty is much appreciated)

Hair should be up out of the face.  No jeans or hats.

Payments & Fees

At the start of each new dance season there is a registration fee for all participating families.  For the Fall/Spring 2021-2022, the registration fee is $50 per family and includes a leotard.

When you register online at www.dancestudio-pro.com/online/formations you will be able to set up a student account where you can make payments of any amount at any time during the year.  This is our preferred method of payment.  If you need to pay with cash or check, you may place in our drop box located next to the lockers in the small studio.


If you are dropping off a payment when the studio is closed, please use the mail slot in the door at 125.

Checks are to be made payable to Formations Dance Center.  We charge a service fee for checks that are returned- $25 per check. 


Tuition is due on the 1st of each month and is non-refundable. If the studio is closed or your dancer misses class, tuition is still due on the 1st of each month. If you have not paid your tuition by the 10th of the month, a $10 late fee will be added to your bill. If your account is not paid by the last day of the month, you will be sent a notice and accrue an additional $5 fee. Any family who has an overdue bill for more than 40 days will not be allowed to take part in class and will be asked to sit and observe.  Timely payment are much appreciated! Thank you.


No Refunds 
Please note that once tuition payments, costume fees, recital fees, dance wear payments, registration fees, ticket fees and competition fees are received, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.  If a family is asked to leave for any reason, or drops a class, NO REFUNDS will be given.

Questions Or Concerns

If you need to speak with one of our instructors in person to address an issue or concern, please send an email to Miss Leslie to set up an appointment at formationsdancecenter@gmail.com.  In order to keep the flow of classes and the schedule running on time, we will be unable to take class time to speak with parents concerning student accounts or address any issues in between classes.

Most emails will be answered M-F 9am-3pm.  If a message is received when classes are in session, we may not be able to get back to you until the following business day.  Thank you for understanding.  Email is our preferred method of contact.

Classroom Etiquette

* Students will be expected to arrive to class on time with their first pair of shoes on and ready to go.  

* Please use the restroom and/or get a drink BEFORE class starts so that you will not have to miss class time to do so.  

* No gum allowed.

* No jewelry will be allowed that will interfere with dancing.  For example, no long necklaces, bracelets, dangling earrings, etc.

* Do not hang or swing from the ballet barres. 

* Do not walk on the dance floor with dirty street shoes.

* Students are expected to treat the instructor and other classmates with respect at all times.  The instructor has the right to ask a student who is misbehaving to sit out for the remainder of the class.

Absences, Cancellations, Add/Drop

If you will be missing a class, please text Miss Leslie at 314-917-3181 or email her at formationsdancecenter@gmail.com.  

If you would like to add or drop a class, you must notify us through email at formationsdancecenter@gmail.com. You will be financially responsible for tuition up until the date that you notify us. If you have set up recurring payments and the new month has already been debited from your account, no refund will be given. For this reason, please notify us before the start of the new month in order to avoid the next month's debit.

In the event of a class cancellation due to inclement weather or for any other reason, you will receive an email and/or text and it will be posted on our social media pages.  If we have had to cancel more than one class due to inclement weather, we will schedule a makeup time for that class later in the season.

If you have to miss a class for any reason, you have the option to make it up in a different class if you would like.  Please contact Miss Leslie at formationsdancecenter@gmail.com for the best time and class to make it up in.

Annual Recital & Aerial Showcase

Formations Dance Center has an Annual Recital (usually the weekend following Memorial Day).  Any student participating in the recital must turn in a costume fee for each dance, usually due the middle of November each year.  They must also have the proper tights and shoes for each dance.  As soon as recital fees and costume fees are paid, they are NON-REFUNDABLE.  

We also have an Annual Aerial Showcase in the spring.  This is an option for all students participating in an aerial dance class.  Participants must turn in a costume fee in November and tickets must be purchased ahead of time as space is limited.

Trials & Private Lessons

If you would like to try a class before committing to the full season, you may do so for $10.  You must contact Miss Leslie at formationsdancecenter@gmail.com to set up the day you are coming.  If you decide to enroll in the class, the $10 will be applied to that month's tuition.

Private lessons are $30 per half hour and can be set up with one of our studio instructors.  Due to a full schedule, we may not always have the time or space available.