Parents and Students,
I can not stress enough how important it is for your child (specially teens) to be fully covered when entering and exiting the building. This means work out clothes, a dress, school clothes. Anything that covers the tights and leotard.
The reason we have established this rule is from the experience of myself and my teachers in the 20 years of teaching we have heard of far too many situations or stories that are avoidable by students covering up when leaving dance. Please remember we're in a public place with our closest retail store being a large chain store for construction workers and men. I don't want to worry anyone, but simply remind you why we have our policy.
Your child's safety is super important to us. We have established check in/check outs for this reason. We don't dismiss our children from classes until the parent is present for this reason. I hope that you support us in these steps towards protecting our children.
* please refrain from wearing dance shoes outside to prevent avoidable wear and tear.