CALENDAR 2022-2023:
Please note that we strongly encourage make up classes. For a list of options that suit your dancer please email us!
 

As we recognize that our Monday classes seem to be hit a bit harder in the beginning of this year, we have three designated make-up days on Friday, 10/14, Friday, 11/4 and Friday, 12/9.  In addition to these days, please also take advantage of our other classes offered!

 

10/14: 

ages 5-7

5:30-6:15 jazz/hip-hop

ages 8-12

6:15-7:00 hip-hop 

ages 13&up

7:00-7:45 skills 

 

11/4: 

ages 5-7

5:30-6:15 jazz/hip-hop

ages 8-12

6:15-7:00 hip-hop

ages 8-12:

7:00-7:45 modern

 

12/9:

ages 6-7

5:30-6:15 jazz/hip-hop

ages 8-12

6:15-7:00 hip-hop

ages 13 &up

7:00-7:45 skills 


MONDAY, 9/19: FIRST DAY OF CLASSES!
MONDAY, 9/26: CLOSED, ROSH HASHANAH
WEDNESDAY, 10/5: CLOSED, YOM KIPPUR
MONDAY, 10/10: CLOSED, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY 
MONDAY, 10/31: CLOSED, HALLOWEEN
FRIDAY, 11/11: CLOSED, VETERANS DAY
WEDNESDAY, 11/23- SATURDAY 11/26: CLOSED,
THANKSGIVING BREAK
FRIDAY, 12/23- MONDAY 1/2: CLOSED, WINTER BREAK
MONDAY, 1/16: CLOSED, MLK DAY
SATURDAY, 2/18- FRIDAY, 2/24 CLOSED: FEBRUARY BREAK
FRIDAY, 4/7-SUNDAY 4/9: CLOSED, EASTER WEEKEND
MONDAY, 4/17-SATURDAY, 4/22: CLOSED, APRIL BREAK

RECITAL, TBD: PLEASE TENTATIVELY HOLD THE WEEKEND OF 6/2-6/4

 

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 6th, and on or before January 30th. 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: 

If you must miss a class due to illness or other scheduling issues, you are welcome to make it up in any of the classes recommended by Gemma or Alicia. 

Commitment:

Students enrolled at TEDS are expected to commit to our end of the year show; DATE TBA.

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:

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

  • 9:00 Saturday Baby Ballerina

  • 9:30 Saturday Pre-Ballet 3.5-4 (& 10:15 Pre-tap)

  • 9:30 Saturday Pre-Ballet 5-6 (& 10:15 Pre-tap)

Black Leotard: All other classes

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:

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 or Fitted Tee Shirt

Black Dance shorts optional

Bare Legs

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