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Dress Code

Dress Code Requirements:  


Dress Code Requirements:  Please note the shoe requirements for each class.  These will be the required shoes and considered part of the costume for the holiday show and spring recital.


All students should bring a water bottle to class that is clearly labeled with their name. Please note that our studio does not have a drinking fountain, but we do have ice and filtered water in the door of our refrigerator to fill water bottles.


  • All students must have hair secured away from the face and off of the shoulders.

  • 2-3 year old, 3-4 year old, 4-5 year old, and Primary:

    • Ballet: Pink ballet shoes, dancewear that is fitted and not distracting

    • Tap: Black tap shoes (velcro strap fastener preferred), dancewear that is fitted and not distracting

    • Jazz (Primary only): Tan slip on leather jazz shoes, dancewear that is fitted and not distracting

    • Tumbling: Bare legs/feet preferred (tights okay for beginning level add-on tumbling classes), dancewear that is fitted and not distracting

    • Hip Hop: Comfortable active wear and clean tennis shoes or tan slip on leather jazz shoes

    • Lyrical: Tan slip on leather jazz shoes, dancewear that is fitted and not distracting

    • Musical Theater: Tan slip on leather jazz shoes, dancewear that is fitted and not distracting

  • Boys:

    • Ballet: Comfortable active wear (preferably black jazz pants) and black ballet shoes

    • Tap:  Comfortable active wear and black, full sole, lace up tap shoes

    • Jazz: Comfortable active wear and black slip on leather jazz shoes

    • Tumbling: Comfortable active wear and bare feet

    • Hip Hop: Comfortable active wear and clean tennis shoes

    • Lyrical: Comfortable active wear and black slip on leather jazz shoes

  • Levels 1-5

    • Ballet and Pointe: Pink split sole ballet shoes (canvas or leather) and/or professionally fitted pointe shoes (with instructor permission only), pink tights, leotard, hair in a bun or securely pulled away from face and off shoulders

    • Technique Classes (including Flexibility & Conditioning): Fitted dance wear (no loose fitting warm up garments), jazz shoes, dance paws/half shoes or bare feet (at teacher’s discretion)

    • Lyrical/Contemporary: Fitted dance wear, tan leather jazz shoes, dance paws/half shoes or bare feet (tan leather jazz shoes will be required for recital)

    • Jazz/Hip Hop/Musical Theater: Fitted dance wear, tan leather jazz shoes (for jazz), clean tennis shoes (for hip hop), tan heeled character shoes and/or tan leather jazz shoes (for musical theater)

    • Tap: Dance wear (please no extra long pants), lace up, black, full sole leather tap shoes

    • Tumbling:  Fitted leotards or activewear tops and fitted shorts, bare legs and feet

    • Modern: Fitted dancewear, tan footless tights/no tights, bare feet, half shoes or dance paws

Attendance Policy

Missed classes are not refunded, but may be made up at any time.  Please contact your teacher or email for appropriate make up class times.


Payment Policy

We accept all major credit cards for class payments or retail purchases.  All tuition payments will be automatically deducted online through our parent portal using the payment method on file. Email with any questions regarding payments or payment methods.


Auto billing is required for monthly or semester payment plans

  • Trial and Walk In Classes:​  The first trial is free. Please set up a trial class through e-mail at or call/text at 417-340-7279. All other classes must be paid in advance.


Studio VIE Conduct Policies

  • No food or drink (including gum) is allowed in the dance classrooms.  Water bottles are the only exception.  Please keep all food and drinks in the lounge area in the lobby

  • No cell phones allowed in classrooms.  If a student needs to keep a cell phone available for emergency reasons, he or she may store it in a bag or give it to a teacher to hold through class.

  • Parents and visitors should remain in the lobby during class times to avoid distractions and interruptions.  Students should remember to be respectful outside of classrooms during breaks to avoid loud interruptions for classes in progress.

  • Conversations and language use in the lobby, student lounge and classrooms should be appropriate for a family environment.  This applies to all students, parents, and guests.  If you have questions or concerns about the studio classes or policies, please discuss those directly with the owners and not with other clients.


Liability Waiver

All participants must sign a liability waiver.  All activities at Studio VIE (including fitness classes, dance classes, CLI studios and social events) are “at your own risk” participation.  Studio VIE, CLI studios or any of their instructors, owners or affiliates are not liable for accidents or injuries incurred by participants.


Recital Dates and Policies


We will have a casual Holiday Extravaganza showcase on Saturday, December 14, 2024. All dancers will have an opportunity to perform in this fun family event. Seating is limited for this free event and is first come first served. More information will be sent out later in the fall semester.


Our spring recitals will be held Saturday, May 31, 2025 at Republic High School.  More information will be provided as we near the performance date. Participation in our spring recital is optional, but highly recommended for all students in performance classes. Depending on enrollment, we will plan to have two recitals to accommodate our growing student count.


Spring recital dress rehearsals will be held during classes in spring once we receive costumes. Parents will receive information about alterations or embellishments that need to be made following this dress rehearsal. Dress rehearsal information will be provided in the spring semester.


Technical rehearsal for all dancers will be held the evening before or the morning of the recital (Friday or Saturday, May 30-May 31) at the theater and is closed to the public. More information regarding call times for classes will be provided at a later date.


All dance classes will learn material to be presented at recital. Tumbling, Technique, Flexibility, and Acro classes do not perform in the recital. Please note, all tumbling/acro classes will have a show and tell for family during their class time the week before our holiday show and recital to show off what they have learned.


Company members will perform selected competitive pieces during recital and will use costuming from competition. Company may be asked to purchase pieces to be used for an opening number or finale.  Company members have the option to perform only company dances or purchase costumes and perform with their classes.


Recital Fees

Costume fees vary per class and are due in January/February.  Please budget $75-$125 depending on what class(es) your child is enrolled in. Costume fees cover the cost of the costume, embellishments, props, as well as a recital t-shirt for your dancer.


Recital fees will be due in April.  Budget around $90 per student and $45 per additional student in the same household for recital fee. Recital Fees cover the cost of the theater rental and labor during the show and technical rehearsal.


With your paid recital fee, you will receive a discount code for $30 off your recital tickets and a flash drive video of the entire show . Additional tickets or show videos may be purchased at a later date and this information will be provided in the spring semester via email.


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