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Total Eclipse Dance Studio Key Event Dates
 

  • Monday, September 18, 2023: Start of classes.
     

Rehearsal/Recital Schedule To Be Finalized, But Please Save The Following Dates:

  • Rehearsals at Total Eclipse Dance Studio - Week of May 20, 2024

  • Rehearsals at the Theater - Tuesday-Thursday, May 28-30, 2024

  • Recitals - Friday-Sunday, May 31-June 2, 2024

Total Eclipse Dance Studio Closure Dates

  • Monday, September 25: Yom Kippur

  • Monday, October 9, Indigenous People’s Day*

    • *Studio Open With Adjusted Class Schedule Below

3:30pm ACRO (ages 5-8)

4:00pm JAZZ/HIP-HOP (ages 5-7) 

4:45pm HIP-HOP (ages 8-12) appropriate for the 4:00, 4:45, 5:30 HH

5:30pm MODERN (ages 8-12) appropriate for the 4:45 & 5:30 Modern

6:15 SKILLS (ages 13& up)

7:00 BALLET (ages 13& up)

  • Tuesday, October 31: Halloween

  • Friday, November 10: Veterans Day Observed*

    • *Studio Open With Adjusted Class Schedule Below

9:30am ACRO (ages 6-9) appropriate for the 3:30 & 4:15 ACRO

10:15am HIP-HOP (ages 8-9)

11:00am (45 min) ACRO (ages 12+)

  • Wednesday, November 22 – Saturday, November 25: Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Holiday Break: December 19-January 1

    • Last Day of Classes: Monday, December 18

    • Classes Resume: Tuesday, January 2

  • Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King Day*

    • *Studio Open With Adjusted Class Schedule Below

3:30pm ACRO (ages 5-8)

4:00pm JAZZ/HIP-HOP (ages 5-7)

4:45pm HIP-HOP (ages 8-12) appropriate for the 4:00, 4:45, 5:30 HH

5:30pm MODERN (ages 8-12) appropriate for the 4:45 & 5:30 Modern

6:15 SKILLS (ages 13& up)

7:00 BALLET (ages 13& up)

  • February Break: February 18-25

    • Last Day of Classes: Saturday, February 17

    • Classes Resume: Monday, February 26

  • Friday, March 29: Good Friday

  • April Break: April 14-21

    • Last Day of Classes: Saturday, April 13

    • Classes Resume: Monday, April 22

  • Saturday, May 24 – Monday, May 27: Happy Memorial Day!

STUDIO POLICIES:

Tuition:

Tuition is based on our full dance season September-May/June. This cost includes holidays, vacations, and potential snow-days; Payments reflect the year’s tuition and are not based on the number of classes taken. Your dancer's tuition may be paid annually or broken into two session payments. Tuition due on or before Sept 1st, and on or before February 1st. Monthly payment plans are available upon request; automated payments only with credit card information on file. Tuition is non-refundable. We align mostly with the Needham public school calendar in terms of holidays, school vacations, and weather cancellations. Tuition is due by your dancer's first class, payable in person at the studio, by mailed check, or through the Parent Portal by credit card (3.75% Transaction Fee applies).

Check payable to Total Eclipse Dance Studio mailed to: 

TEDS

11 Crescent Road

Needham, MA 02494

 

Sibling Discount:

10% Discount will be applied to the annual tuition for each additional student within a family, beginning with the sibling with the second-largest program and so-on.

LATE FEES:

There will be a $35 per month charge for payments not received within 14 days of the due date. A $35 fee will be assessed against all returned checks.

Make-Up Classes: 

Make-ups are not required, but offered as a courtesy to students who are interested, and then only when appropriate classes for their level and schedules are available. Up to three missed classes may be made up within the current dance season, by attending classes recommended by Alicia or Gemma. After February vacation, make-ups are only permitted in classes that are not immersed in choreography for the spring recital. Make-ups may not be used for summer classes.

Commitment:

Students enrolled at TEDS are expected to commit to our end of the year show; Dates to be confirmed, but please save the weekend of May 31-June 2, 2024

Costume Deposit

$65 for each class to be performed in the concert.  Costume Deposits due on or before November 1st.

DRESS CODE:​

Correct dance attire must be worn at all times in class, following our TEDS dress code (details below.) We also encourage all dancers to wear appropriate cover-ups when coming to and from the studio.

Why is this important?

  • A neat and tidy appearance sets an attitude of attentiveness and respect for students, teacher, and the art of dance.

  • Instructors must be able to see the dancers’ body outlines clearly in order to make proper corrections on posture, alignment, etc.

  • Extraneous hair/clothing restricts dancers’ ability to execute movements safely and to their fullest.

Note: If your dance attire from last season’s recital still fits you, it’s fine to wear it in our new season.

 

WHERE DO I PURCHASE MY DANCEWEAR?

All info and supplies, except for TEDS Gear, are available at Capezio, 330 Washington St. Wellesley. Tell them you dance at Total Eclipse Dance Studio (“TEDS”) and their wonderful staff will get you everything you need.

https://www.capezio.com/capezio-wellesley-massachusetts.

TEDS GEAR (sweatpants, sweatshirts, etc.) available at https://www.totaleclipsedance.com/merchandise

 

HAIR:

Hairstyles are part of your dress code. Hair must be properly secured and tied up off the face and neck for all styles of dance. We require ballet buns for all ballet classes. Hip-hop students may wear their hair in a securely wrapped ponytail, also pulled cleanly away from the face. For our 9:00 Saturday Baby Ballerinas, dancers are encouraged to have their hair pulled back from their faces, but a bun is not required.

 

NO SWEATSHIRTS

Except TEDS sweatshirts for Hip-Hop

All other subjects may wear wrap sweaters available at Capezio.

 

DANCE ATTIRE DETAILS:

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BALLET

Pink Dress Leotard/Pink Tights/Pink Ballet Shoes:

  • 3:30 Tuesday Ballet (& 3:15 Tuesday Tap)

  • 8:45 Saturday Pre-Ballet 

  • 9:00 Saturday Baby Ballerina

  • 9:45 Saturday Pre-Ballet (& 9:30 Pre-tap)

  • 9:45 Saturday Ballet (& 9:30 Tap)
     

All other BALLET classes:

Black Leotard

Caramel or Pink Tights (Conversion tights recommended if you also take modern/contemporary/lyrical)

Light Tan or Pink Ballet Slippers

NO SWEATSHIRTS … fitted wrap sweaters available at Capezio are permitted.

JAZZ & JAZZ-HIP-HOP & SKILLS:

Black Leotard

Caramel Tights (okay to wear pink tights from adjacent ballet class)

Caramel Jazz Shoes

NO SWEATSHIRTS … fitted wrap sweaters available at Capezio are permitted.

 

TAP:

Black Leotard

Caramel or Pink Tights

Shoes: Caramel Mary Janes, Pumps, or Black Oxfords, depending upon your class. Ask staff at Capezio what your class is assigned to wear.

NO SWEATSHIRTS … fitted wrap sweaters available at Capezio are permitted.

 

LYRICAL/MODERN/CONTEMPORARY 

Black Leotard

Tan Conversion Tights

Barefoot*

*Older dancers may opt to wear half-soles or jazz shoes for lyrical

NO SWEATSHIRTS … fitted wrap sweaters available at Capezio are permitted.

HIP-HOP

Black Leotard or Black Fitted Top

Black TEDS Sweatpants or Black Dance Shorts

TEDS Sweatshirt or TEDS Long Sleeve Shirt Permitted but not Required

TEDS Sweatpants and Sweatshirts available for ordering/purchase at the studio, and at: https://www.totaleclipsedance.com/merchandise

SNEAKERS: Your choice of sneaker/athletic shoe, white or non-skid soles, e.g Vans, Converse, Nike, etc. No cleats! Please reserve your hip-hop sneakers for indoor/dance activities, so that you’re not tracking mud and dirt into our studio.

ACRO:

Black Leotard

Black Dance shorts optional

Bare Legs

Bare Feet

TINY TUMBLERS

Black Leotard

Caramel Conversion Tights

Bare Feet

POINTE

Black Leotard

Caramel or Pink Tights

Pink Point Shoes as per your individual/personal Capezio fitting at Capezio

MASCULINE BALLET/JAZZ/TAP:

Black form-fitting pants and either a solid white or solid black tee-shirt.

Black Jazz or Ballet shoes

MASCULINE HIP-HOP:

Sweatpants – TEDS gear preferred!

Sweatshirts – TEDS gear preferred!

Clean athletic sneakers that are not also worn outdoors

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