studio policies


  • All dancewear is available locally at Ellman’s in Carytown (Richmond, Virginia) and Pointe Dance Boutique (Midlothian, Virginia), or it can be purchased from the link on our home page.
  • Combination classes may wear economy ballet and tap shoes as long as the ballet shoes have a suede or leather sole. DO NOT WEAR BEDROOM SLIPPERS!
  • All dancers must have their hair secured back for class. A bun is mandatory for ballet class, and ponytails and braids are acceptable for combination and all other classes. Hair must be secured back for any class, so please make sure your dancer is prepared when she/he arrives for class.
  • Cheer style shorts are not appropriate dance attire. If shorts are worn, leotard and tights MUST also be worn.

 We strive to provide an encouraging, nurturing environment for all dancers. To ensure each dancer feels safe and comfortable during class, we have a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior that may cause a disruptive learning environment or emotional harm to students and instructors in a class. Teachers reserve the right to dismiss any student from a class due to discipline problems or verbal disrespect.

 Regular attendance is essential for progression in dancing. Tardiness and excessive absences are inexcusable and not tolerated. All students are responsible for learning the choreography, which requires regular attendance. To be fair to all students, class time will not be used to review material missed. If you miss more than three classes after Jan. 15, your may be required to take private lessons in order to participate in the recital. Make-up classes are very difficult to arrange, so please make class attendance a priority.

 Student withdrawal will only be accepted through November 1. Medical release will be necessary to terminate the account after the final drop date of November 1. If a student drops or cancels registration, prior to the start of class, Encore Studio will refund half of the registration payment unless refund is needed for class cancellation. Every effort will be made to find alternate classes in the event of class cancellation.  Refunds will not be given if a student decides to withdraw.  Student withdrawal will be effective the last day of the current month to ensure termination prior to another billing cycle. Proper notice must be give to the office to terminate account prior to November 1. Cancellations and withdraws will not be accommodated for students in the Summer session after June 1. 


For available classes, call 804-794-2646 or email us at Or register online here.