MT Class information
Dancers should be ready at the start of class time with shoes tied, hair pulled back, appropriate class attire and a water bottle. If this means arriving to the studio 5-10 minutes early to tie shoes and prepare, please do so. It can be distracting to the dancers and their classmates when one arrives late to class, and we want to make sure every dancer has the full class time to practice.
Class will begin with warm-ups and light stretching. The rest of class will be spent on drilling, breaking down, and practicing steps. Parents should arrive on time to pick up their child when class ends. We ensure that all classes will end on time.
Our goal for every class is to make the most of each dancer's time with their teachers. We pride ourselves on a reasonable student-to-teacher ratio, so every child receives the attention they deserve. We strive to provide a positive, fun environment in every class, but we also know that class time is crucial in creating a successful experience for our dancers. That being said, so we do expect dancers to be focused and ready to work hard in every class. If parents choose to stay at the studio during class time, they are asked to please wait in the lobby until class is complete, and to respect that the teachers typically have another class following. If you need to speak with a teacher, please email email@example.com to set up a meeting outside of class time. We would be happy to schedule one!
Dancers should wear MT attire to class. This includes any MT top, black MT skort or shorts, white poodle socks, and dance shoes. Feis or major competition shirts are acceptable for class as well. Preschool dancers are more than welcome to wear MT gear, but are not required.
We have some shorts and t-shirts available for purchase at the studio and a full offering of items through our online store. The online store is open to all families a few times a year, but items can be purchased outside of this time through special request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information on ordering outside of the school purchase time.
This policy was primarily put in place to ensure dancers are properly prepared to participate in class. However, we also want to eliminate pressure to fit in with fashion trends, and most importantly, we want our students to feel a sense of belonging to a group. We may dance as individuals, but MT stands together as one team!
If class if cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances or weather, we will notify all MT families via email and Facebook.
Competition & Performance Information
For information on feising and major competitions, such as the Oireachtas, Nationals and the World Championships, please click the links below!
Oireachtas Information - click here
Feis Information - click here
Competition & Performance MT Expectations - click here
Competition Qualification Policy - click here
Dancers should wait in the lobby until the prior class is officially dismissed. Parents and siblings are asked to quietly wait in the lobby during class and inbetween classes. We have a lot of traffic coming in and out of the studio, so we appreciate your help in keeping our dancers focused.
• ONLY water is allowed in the studio. No sugary sodas or sports drinks.
• No food is allowed in the studio. Please keep food in the lobby to a minimum. Throw away food-related garbage outside of the studio. We ask that you not leave any trash outside in the flowerpots or parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our studio and lobby a clean and safe environment for everyone.
• No street shoes in the studio.
• Please retrieve dancers directly from the studio. Younger dancers should not walk to the parking lot alone. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our dancers safe.
• Dancers should keep their personal items in the lobby and packed within their bag under a bench. This allows us to have ample walking space.
• Lobby space can be tight so please clear out as soon as possible after your dancer's class is dismissed to allow room for the next class to prepare.
Download the April 2021 calendar here.
We offer a variety of classes for all levels of dancers. All classes include both soft shoe and hard shoe unless noted otherwise. Class registration is completed through the online Jackrabbit Parent Portal. If you have questions on what classes are appropriate for your dancer, please email email@example.com.
Advanced Beginner / Novice, Novice / Prizewinner and PC/OC classes will follow this standard schedule for which shoe to start class in each week:
Mondays & Tuesdays - Start in Soft shoe
Wednesday, Thursdays & Saturdays - Start in Hardshoe
Dancers should bring both soft and hard shoes to class and be prepared to change shoes in the middle of class.
Tuition rates for each class are listed within the Jackrabbit Parent Portal. Prices reflect the standard monthly rate of 4 classes a month. In the event there are more or fewer classes within a given month, the prices are automatically adjusted.