Policies, Procedures & Dress Codes

Studio J Dance Academy is dedicated to providing students with an exemplary dance education in a safe and positive environment. All studio policies are in place to ensure that each student receives an equal opportunity at a quality and comprehensive education.

Parents/Guardians – please read-through the following policies with your student so they understand their responsibility at Studio J Dance Academy. We hope you enjoy the season and look forward to an exciting year!

Classroom Policy & Procedures

  • Students are not allowed in the classroom without an instructor present. 

  • Students should respect all teachers and classmates. 

  • Students should keep the studio workspace neat.

  • Students should label all belongings. 

  • Studio J Dance Academy is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Students should not wear dance shoes outside of the studio.

  • See dress code for complete list of appropriate dance footwear.

  • No street shoes are allowed on the dance floors.

  • Students should arrive to class in proper attire and without jewelry.

  • Students should keep talking to a minimum during class time.

  • Students should use the restroom before or after class. 

  • Students are not allowed to use cell phones while in class.

  • Students should not chew gum, eat food, or have drinks in the classroom. Breaks for water will be given at the discretion of the Instructor.

The studio reserves the right to dismiss any student from class for continued interruption, misbehavior, or lack of respect for the classroom rules. If multiple instances occur a meeting will be held between the instructor, parent/guardian, and student.


  • Studio J Dance Academy offers classes that require physical activity with risk of injury. The studio and its instructors are not responsible for any injury occurring while attempting these activities. 

  • Studio J Dance Academy doesn’t carry medical insurance for its students, all students are required to be covered by their own family insurance policies.

​Photo Policy

  • By registering with Studio J Dance Academy, I give permission for instructors and staff to take and publish photos of my child. 

  • I acknowledge that if I do not wish for my child to be photographed and/or posted I must email a request to info@sjdanceacademy.com.

Attendance Policies

  • Students should arrive five (5) minutes prior to their scheduled class and should arrange to be picked up at the completion of class.

  • Studio J Dance Academy is not responsible for students once class concludes.

  • Students should stay in the studio until a parent/guardian is present.

  • A parent/guardian should notify the studio if they intend on being early or late for student drop-off and/or pick-up.

  • *If a student will not be attending class, please notify the studio, by phone or email, 24-hours prior to the start of class.*

  • Students are allowed three (3) unexcused class absences. (Unexcused is defined as not giving the studio the required prior notice.)

  • Students missing more than three (3) classes without notification are required to make up the time by scheduling a private with the instructor or by attending a similar class according to their level and age.

  • Students who feel ill, have contagious symptoms, or have a prolonged fever should stay home from class.

  • Students should not return to class until they are fever-free for 24 hours.

  • Students who are unable to dance, but feel well enough to attend class, may participate by observing.

  • In the event of a prolonged absence please notify the studio.


Studio J Dance Academy recognizes that class attendance is a direct correlation to student success. Instructors will be responsible for maintaining accurate class records and attendance. Students who have perfect attendance will be recognized at the recital. Please make every effort to have your child in class.

Inclement Weather

Studio J Dance Academy follows the Montville school system with regards to studio closings and closings due to inclement weather. Studio J Dance Academy will email all parents in the event that the studio is closed. You can also check Studio J's Instagram and Facebook page for more information.


Registration Policy

  • An annual, non-refundable, fee is required upon registration. 

  • Once this fee is paid, and a parent/guardian has selected a payment plan for the year, registration is confirmed and the students place is held in the class.

    • Registration Fee

      • $25.00 per student

      • $20.00 per sibling

Tuition Information

  • Tuition is broken down into 10 installments and billed on a monthly basis. 

  • Tuition is based on a full season, which runs from September-June.

  • The first (1st) tuition payment is due at registration.

  • Subsequent tuition will be due on the fifteenth (15th) of every month.

  • Tuition for the month of June will be billed on the first (1st) of the month and is due before the date of the recital. 

  • Any student with an outstanding balance will not be allowed to participate in the recital.

Tuition Payment

  • A credit card is required to be kept on file, in addition to a pre-authorization contract. 

  • The credit card number will be encrypted into the computer system, and there will be no permanent written documentation of the credit card number. 

  • Tuition Billing Statements will be issued on the first (1st) of each month. Tuition payments will become due and owing on the fifteenth (15th) of the month and the credit card on file will be charged automatically. 

  • In the event that the credit card on file becomes inactive, the parent must place an active credit card on file with the studio on or before the next billing date. Should Studio J be unable to charge a credit card by the 20th of the month, there will be a $5 fee per day for each day that the payment is delayed.

  • Payments that are paid in full by the first (1st) class will receive a 10% discount on their total tuition bill.

Withdrawl & Refund Policy

  • If you choose to withdrawal from any class(es), Studio J Dance Academy requires a 30-day written notice via email to info@sjdanceacademy.com. 

  • In the event of an early withdrawal all charges due and owing on the date of withdrawal will be charged to the credit card on file. 

  • If a student withdrawals after February First (1st), the account on file will be charged full tuition for the rest of the season. This applies to all students who are not competition team members, whose early withdrawal from the competition team will be governed by their competition team contract.

  • If costumes have been ordered prior to a student withdrawing, all fees must be paid in full.

  • No refunds will be given for studio closings or missed classes. 

  • Registration, tuition, and costume payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Costume Deposit & Fee

A non-refundable recital costume deposit of $75.00 will be billed on November First (1st). If there is a monetary difference in the amount of the deposit and the actual cost of the costume(s) your account with either be credited or charged. If there is a costume balance, the balance must be paid prior to receiving the costume(s).


Studio J Dance Academy holds an annual recital at the end of every season. All dancers are automatically registered for the recital. If a student will not be participating in the recital, the studio must have written notice prior to November first (1st) in order to avoid costume fees. If the studio is notified after November First (1st) your account will be charged for costumes. No student or class (competition or recreational) is permitted to perform any choreography or use costumes in any venue without written permission from Studio J Dance Academy.


Studio J Dance Academy is committed to protecting your privacy. As a general policy, no personal information is collected from visitors to this site and shared with third parties. Personal information that is collected when a visitor completes a form found on this site is for internal use only and used for communicating about Studio J Dance Academy.


  • Studio J Dance Academy makes every effort to ensure that the information presented throughout this website is accurate and complete. All information, links, and images are provided for informational use only; they are intended to be used in an acceptable manner by all site visitors. 

  • Studio J Dance Academy is not liable for any errors, omissions, and incorrect links on any section, page, or links found within this site. All information or pricing is subject to change without notice and is solely at the discretion of Studio J Dance Academy.  

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Dress Code

Pre-Ballet & Combination (Ages 3-6)

  • Solid Colored Leotard

  • Pink or White Colored Tights

  • Dance Skirt and/or Tutu (Optional)

  • Full-Sole Ballet Shoe (Pink Leather) with elastic

  • Tap or Jazz Shoes (If required)

    • Color to be set by instructor

  • Hair must be properly secured up in a bun or ponytail


Ballet (7+)

  • Solid Colored Leotard

  • Footed or Convertible Pink tights

  • Dance Skirt (Optional)

  • Split-Sole Ballet Shoe (Pink Leather)

  • Hair must be properly secured up in a bun or ponytail


Tap, Jazz, & Musical Theatre (All Ages) 

  • Leotard or Tank Top

  • Footless, Convertible, or Stirrup Tights (Tan or Black)

  • Dance Shorts or Pants

  • Split-Sole Jazz Shoes (Capezio or Bloch) without elastic 

    • Color to be set by instructor

  • Split-Sole Tap Shoes (Capezio or Bloch) in Black

  • No street clothes (Baggy pants, jeans, t-shirts, or sweatshirts)

  • Hair must be properly secured up in a bun or ponytail


Lyrical, Contemporary, & Modern (All Ages)

  • Leotard or Tank Top

  • Footless, Convertible, or Stirrup Tights (Tan)

  • Barefoot or Dancepaws (Teacher will specify in class) 

  • Dance Shorts or Pants

  • No street clothes (Baggy pants, jeans, t-shirts, or sweatshirts)

  • Hair must be properly secured up in a bun or ponytail


Hip-Hop (All Ages)

  • Comfortable and moveable fitted clothing

  • Clothes should not be revealing

  • Sneakers or Hip-Hop Shoes


Acro, SLT, & Conditioning (All Ages)

  • Leotard

  • Footless, Convertible, or Stirrup Tights (Tan)

  • Dance Shorts

  • Barefoot


Voice Privates (All Ages)

  • Comfortable and moveable fitted clothing

  • Clothes should not be revealing

  • Covered Feet – No flip-flops or sandals!


Dance Privates (All Ages)

  • Leotard or Tank Top

  • Footless, Convertible, or Stirrup Tights (Tan)

  • Dance Shorts or Pants

  • Appropriate Shoes (To be set by instructor)


Boys – Any Class/Private (All Ages)

  • Fitted T-Shirt

  • Athletic Shorts or Dance Pants

    • Shoes: Ballet (Black), Tap (Black), Jazz Shoes (Color to be set by instructor), Lyrical/Contemporary/Modern (Barefoot or Dancepaws [Teacher will specify), and Hip-Hop (Sneakers)

**Parents are responsible to attain the policies from the studio. 

Ignorance of policies is not an excuse for noncompliance.**


Studio J Dance Academy, LLC.

2 Changebridge Rd Suite H,

Montville, NJ 07045, USA

Contact us to schedule an appointment to come in tour the studio and take a "free trial" dance class! At Studio J our greatest joy is sharing our love and passion for dance and singing with our students.


(973) 794-6730

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