Policies and Info; Covid-19–Special Instructions


Please understand that issued protocols have been a very fluid situation, with rules and pronouncements changing on a near daily basis. Our studio is medium size, as is our waiting area, so social distancing will be hard accomplish. Our class sizes will be limited which further challenges the situation. You will be informed about any changes as they occur.

  • Masks must be worn by adults. Regarding children, we leave the masking policy up to the discretion of parents. It is encouraged, but some children may have health and emotional issues with masking.

  • If possible, we would like students to be dropped off at the front door. A staff member will take them in and place their coats and shoes by the door.

  • We understand that this can be difficult to do.

  • Hand sanitizer will be dispensed upon entering and exiting the building.

  • Dance bags should not be brought in the building, so please have your child wearing their gear upon arrival.

  • Students may NOT bring water bottles. Water bottles may be purchased in the front lobby. For the younger children, we ask that you have something for your child to drink before entering and then ready directly after.

  • For the students in the one hour and longer classes, or the parents of younger students who are comfortable dropping them off, again, a staff member will help them enter and not allow them to exit until we see a parent.

  • Regarding scheduling: please make sure you arrive 10 minutes before class starts. The front and back studios have staggered start and stop times. This will limit the number of people in the building at any given time.

  • Class sizes are limited to 10 plus the teacher. There are marks on the floor that the teachers will be having the dancers work in and around, and there will be marks on the ballet barres.

  • We encourage you to register for classes by phone or email. The forms are on the website—fill out and email back. You may call with your payment or request that a link for payment be sent. (We will still have forms at the desk; you may still do it the old fashioned way if necessary.)

 Facility Etiquette–please refer to the Covid-19 policies.

We will revert back to these when restrictions are lifted.

  • Running is not allowed in the hallways or waiting areas.

  • All children not attending classes need adult supervision.

  • Please inform the school staff if your child suffers from severe allergies or has an underlying medical condition. Instructions should be given as to how to handle problems, but understand that we are not equipped to deal with medical issues.

  • If a student is more than 15 minutes late, it is up to the discretion of the instructor to decide if the student can join the class or observe only. Please let the instructor know before class starts if the student needs to leave early.

  • If a child is asked to leave the school due to behavioral issues after the first two weeks, a refund will not be issued. We reserve the right to refuse service.

Attendance and Closures–please refer to the Covid-19 policies.

We will revert back to these when restrictions are lifted.

  • Closures related to Holidays, Severe Weather, Snow days etc.  will not be considered for makeup dates.

  • Classes with low enrollment are subject to cancellation. Please check our website for current class information.

  • Students are placed in classes according to age and previous training. Tariakuri reserves the right to move a child up or down a level in the first two weeks. Adjustments on tuition will apply if a student is moved to a class of different length.

  • Makeup classes are NOT  permitted  

  • once restrictions are fully lifted we will offer makeup classes at the discretion of the director or class instructor. As a general rule, our performing arts org does not offer makeup classes; however, there are some classes with no comparable substitutions.

  • No refunds are granted.

  • If a student misses more than three classes he or she may not be able to participate in the performance. It can be very challenging for the instructor to teach and perfect the missed material and unfair to the other classmates to take class time to do this. Please talk to the director and instructor about the reason for absences to see what accommodations can be made.

Studio Rules–please refer to the Covid-19 policies.

We will revert back to these when restrictions are lifted.

Street shoes are not allowed in the studios. Children should not wear their dance shoes out of the building. They should also cover up their tights and leotards before leaving the building.
No jewelry, with the exception of small earrings, is allowed.  No safety pins are allowed on shoes or other gear. Elastics and ribbons have to be sewn in the proper place on slippers and pointe shoes.
Only secure water bottles are allowed in the studios; all other food and drink is allowed ONLY in the lobby room. Chewing gum is prohibited in the studios.
Lockers are only for use during class time. Locks are not provided.
The school is not responsible for any  lost or stolen property.  There is a lost and found basket in the back hallway. Items will only be kept for a reasonable length of time.


Payment is due prior to the first class taken.
Refunds are not allowed
Tuition will be refunded on a pro-rated basis due to medical reasons if a doctor’s note is presented. Tuition will not be refunded due to excessive absences. Please see our Tariakuri refund policy. For more information click on the link below.