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Studio Guidelines & Attire 

 

Passing on the refining heritage of dance is an important thread in the Neos Center for Dance fabric. Students perform best when immersed in structured environments where the standards are high but attainable. With this in mind, here are a few expectations for students at Neos Center for Dance:

 

Respect 

NCD is committed to demonstrating an appreciation for our staff, students, and families. Every person adds value to the Neos culture, and we expect this principle to reflect in all of our actions and interactions. This is also applies to the care of our facility. With this in mind, we ask that gum, food, or any beverages other than water are not brought into the studios.

 

Attire

In order to best support the safety and progression of our students, it is important that students ADHERE to the attire guidelines specific to each class. A standard, fitted class uniform not only helps teachers recognize students’ physical needs, but also allows students to see that they are part of something much larger than themselves: the collective student body. To this end, here is the attire requirements for each class. Please keep in mind that students taking multiple genres in a given day are still expected change into the appropriate uniform. As time between classes may be very short, instructors will adjust accordingly so that students have time to transition seamlessly and feel best prepared to start the latter class.

 

Ballet/Fundamental Level Classes

Ladies: 

  • Black Leotard

  • Footed Tights in the color that best fits student’s skin tone (Pink, Tan, or Caramel)

  • Shoes pink or flesh tone

  • Hair should be secured away from the face in a bun 

Gentlemen:

  • Fitted White T-Shirt, Tank, or Leotard

  • Black Footed Tights

  • Black Ballet Slippers  or White Socks and Ballet Slippers

  • Hair should be secured away from the face

 

Jazz/Contemporary/Tap:

Ladies:

  • Black Leotard

  • Black Leggings or Biker-Shorts

  • Jazz Shoes/Barefeet/Tap Shoes (depending on genre)

  • Hair should be secured away from the face in a bun, braid, or ponytail

Gentlemen:

  • Fitted White T-Shirt, Tank, or Leotard

  • Black Footless tights, Biker-Shorts, or Fitted Pants

  • Jazz Shoes/Barefeet/Tap Shoes (depending on genre)

  • Hair should be secured away from the face

 

Hip Hop

All Students

  • Comfortable, casual attire

  • Clean, indoor sneakers/trainers

  • Hair should be secured away from the face, unless directed otherwise by the instructor

 

Important to Remember!

 

The body is the dancer’s instrument and is therefore the responsibility of each dancer to keep it healthy. It is important that dancers wear street clothing and weather-appropriate shoes when entering and exiting the facility. This is true even in the warmer seasons. Extra layers not only ensure modesty, but also play an important role in assisting the body during the cool down time immediately following rigorous activity.

 

Dancers are expected to change clothes in a restroom and not in the common spaces (e.g. the hallway or stairs).

 

Any shoes worn in technique class must not be worn outdoors as  it can quickly ruin the dancer’s shoes as well as track unnecessary dirt and debris into the studio. This compromises the safety of our students.

scholarships

Neos Center for Dance is a place for EVERYONE. Located in the heart of Downtown Oberlin, Lorain County's creative center, Neos Center for Dance (NCD) offers affordable movement classes of the highest quality to students of all ages. Needs-based scholarships are available to qualifying families. To apply, please submit the application form along with most recent tax return documents to: 

Gwen LeBar Feldman

gwenl.feldman@neosdancetheatre.org

440.252.2779

Work Study

As an extension of our mission to advance dance related education by student training, Neos Center for Dance- the official training institution of Neos Dance Theatre- offers Work Study opportunities to emerging, young artists who are interested in contributing to the Neos culture in addition to taking classes. If you are interested in a work study opportunity, please complete the application and submit to Gwen LeBar Feldman.

 

Gwen LeBar Feldman

Director of Education & Outreach

gwenl.feldman@neosdancetheatre.org

440.252.2779

Neos Center for Dance

39 S. Main Street

Oberlin, Ohio 44074

(440) 252-2779