Policies & Dress Code

Miss Robin’s Dance, Etc. (MRDE) is pleased to offer the highest quality dance education in the Greater Manchester Area. As such, we need our students and parents/guardians to adhere to the following policies.  If you have any questions or need to discuss any of our policies, please see your child's dance instructor.


Food & Drinks
  • Snacks and drinks may be consumed before or after a class, but not in-between classes. No chewing gum is allowed in the studio. Water bottles are recommended to keep your student hydrated - they work hard! 


Class Make-Ups
  • Please notify MRDE when your student is unable to attend classes. There is no refund for missed classes and they may not be accumulated and taken in lieu of tuition. Missing a class during preparation for an upcoming performance is difficult to make up, as we are working on choreography.  The student is responsible for learning his/her missed group choreography by the next class.


Dropping Classes
  • If you wish to drop a class, you are responsible for notifying MRDE in writing. Please do not assume that the teacher will take care of the matter or that we will assume you have dropped. You are responsible for class tuition until we receive written notification that you are dropping the class. This can be sent directly to Miss Robin (rldanceetc@gmail.com)


Class Etiquette
  • Consistency and punctuality complement and enhance the overall learning experience. We ask that your child not be late for class. Tardiness disrupts the work and progress of your dancer and all other students.  We ask that your child arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of each class so he/she can be prepared and ready for class.  

*Instructors reserve the right to dismiss any student who repeatedly disrupts their class or fails to adhere to dress code.


Dress Code
  • Dancewear for Ages 3-6 combo class:          

    • Clothing: Soft pink leotard/black leotard and pink tights.

    • Shoes: Pink leather full sole ballet slippers (no gymnastic type slippers) and black leather jazz shoes.

    • Hair: Hair in bun for combo class.

    • Additional: No underwear to be worn under leotards. Students may wear black dance shorts or skirt.

  • Dancewear for all other classes:

    • Clothing: Black leotard and tan tights. All black shorts may be worn.

    • Shoes: Bring appropriate shoes for each class (see teacher).

    • Hair: Hair off of face and in a tight secure bun.

    • Additional: No underwear to be worn under leotards.

  • Dancewear for boys:

    • Clothing: White fitted t-shirt and black shorts/pants appropriately fitting.

    • Shoes: Black canvas for ballet, black leather jazz and tap shoes (slip-ons).


  • MRDE follows the Goffstown School District for school closings. In the event something changes, we will notify the student's parents or guardians via the email you provided when you enrolled your child.


Vacations and Class Cancellations
  • The following vacations will be observed:

    • October 31– No Classes

    • November 22 – 23 – No Classes

    • December 24 – January 1 – No Classes. We resume on January 2nd.

    • February 25 – March 1 – No Classes

      • Exception for all competition classes.

      • Advanced Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate competition classes will be held on Tuesday February 26th from 5-7pm.

      • Advanced competition will be held on Thursday February 28th from 4-6pm.

    • April 22 – 26 – No Classes


  • The well being of our students is our utmost concern. You must escort young dancers back and forth from the car. Dancers waiting for a ride are asked to remain inside the studio. MRDE is not responsible for students once they leave the premises.

  • For safety purposes, dancers should always wear street shoes to and from the studio.

              *MRDE is not responsible for injuries incurred in class.


  • Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable to other students, services, or retail items.

  • Tuition is due on the first class of each month. Any tuition paid after the first class of the month is subject to a $50 late fee.

  • Returned check fee is $35.


Registration Fee
  • Annual registration fee is $25 per family and due with the tuition payment in September.

Annual Performance
  • Performing is an extremely important aspect of a dancer's training and experience.  Students at MRDE have the opportunity to perform each year in our annual performance, as well as at community events throughout the year.


  • All are invited to take competition. Teachers will place each student in the appropriate class based off of observations.  Dancers interested in competition need to take at least two core classes (ballet, tap or jazz).


Class Enrollment Recommendation
  • It is highly recommended that students ages 7 and up take more than one class per week to ensure maximum progress and development.


  • Purses, jewelry, and other valuables should not be left unattended in the studio. MRDE is not responsible for loss or theft of personal items.