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We are thrilled to include you in our Ascension Dance community. Here are some of the most frequent things people wonder about their dance class

We are located at 530 Victoria Ave. Please come to Entrance A, the double doors that face Victoria Ave in the middle of the building. Come in and turn left down the hall. We are in Studio E on the left hand side or Suite F on the right hand side.

There is angled parking out front facing Victoria Ave, and also a parking lot in behind the building.

Beginning of class:

From the parking lot, please wait until only 2-3 minutes before your class start time to send your dancer in, this limits traffic and noise in the hallways so we can respect all the other people who have businesses in our building. Please escort your dancer through entrance A (facing Victoria Ave) and walk them through the hallway to deliver them to the dance studio door at Suite E or Suite F.

During class:

If you are waiting in the hallway to enter class, please line-up along the walls towards the double doors (away from the hairdressers and massage therapist) and be respectful of your noise level. Be aware of the time and possibly set an alarm for your class starting time on your phone or watch as a cue to check the clock and send your dancer to class. You have the option to stay in your vehicle in the parking lot, or leave and maybe run errands, but please do not wait in the hallway while your dancer is in class.

Please note that we have no lobby, waiting area or viewing windows to our dance studios. Thank you for understanding that no parents, family members or guardians can sit inside the studio during the dance class to observe. (With the exception of Ages 2-3 Creative Movement class)

End of class:

Please be ready to pick up your dancer outside at Entrance C at the south end of the building when class is scheduled to be done. We will have the dancers escorted by teaching assistants from the dance studio, down the hall and will wait inside the doorway of Entrance C with their belongings out in the south side of the building. When looking at the 530 building from Victoria Ave. follow the driveway on the Left hand side to find the doors to Entrance C (the door by the recycle bins).

If your dancer is to be absent from class please let us know as soon as you can. You can email us at [email protected] or call 519-365-4632 and leave a message.

What Should I (or my dancer) wear?

Jazz shoes are required for class (preferably canvas or leather, slip on with no tie up laces). These are designed to keep your dancer’s feet safe while helping them build the muscles and stability necessary for dance and getting them used to how dance shoes connect with the floor. Recitals and performances require caramel/tan coloured shoes for females and males. If dancers are uncomfortable in their shoes, we recommend having small ankle tights or extremely thin socks to help any discomfort.

  • Bodysuit (any colour, any sleeve length, dancewear or gymnastics wear)
  • Dancewear tights (nylon, spandex, or lycra fabric.) Any colour of tights are allowed for class. Light pink or tan coloured tights are recommended. Recitals and performances may require a specific colour of tights for females to match their costume.
  • Detachable skirt (normally a single layer of fabric, short so the dancer does not trip) or tutu (usually fluffy or multi-layered materials) both can be any colour the dancer prefers
  • Body suit with skirt or tutu attached (any colour)
  • Athletic shorts (any colour, can be worn over bodysuit or with a t-shirt)
  • T-shirt and tank top, with athletic shorts or leggings (any colours)
  • Cotton romper or soft fabric overalls.

Ballet shoes are required for class (preferably canvas or leather, slip on with no tie up laces). Recital and performances costumes will require pink shoes for girls and black shoes for boys. If dancers are uncomfortable in their shoes, we recommend having small ankle tights or extremely thin socks to help any discomfort.

  • Bodysuit (any colour, any sleeve length, dancewear or gymnastics wear)
  • Dancewear tights (nylon, spandex, or lycra fabric.) Any colour of tights are allowed for class. Light pink or tan coloured tights are recommended. Recitals and performances may require a specific colour of tights for females to match their costume.
  • Detachable skirt (normally a single layer of fabric, short so the dancer does not trip) or tutu (usually fluffy or multi-layered materials) both can be any colour the dancer prefers
  • Body suit with skirt or tutu attached (any colour)

Clean indoor running shoes can be worn during class. We recommend something that has support for the foot/arch and will not shed dirt/mud into the studio.

  • Athletic shorts 
  • loose sweatpants
  • loose tshirts
  • sweaters

We suggest the Capezio lyrical shoe, the “Pirouette”. This is a shoe that only has material covering the ball of the foot, leaving the heel exposed to the floor. Other footwear for lyrical would be ballet shoes.

  • Bodysuit (any colour, any sleeve length, dancewear or gymnastics wear)
  • Dancewear tights (nylon, spandex, or lycra fabric.) Any colour of tights are allowed for class. Light pink or tan coloured tights are recommended. Recitals and performances may require a specific colour of tights for females to match their costume.
  • Detachable skirt (normally a single layer of fabric, short so the dancer does not trip) or tutu (usually fluffy or multi-layered materials) both can be any colour the dancer prefers
  • Body suit with skirt or tutu attached (any colour)
  • Athletic shorts or yoga leggings 
  • T-shirt and tank top, with athletic shorts or leggings 
  • Cotton romper or soft fabric overalls.

Bare Feet
  • Athletic shorts or yoga leggings 
  • T-shirt and tank top, with athletic shorts or leggings 

  • Bodysuit (any colour, any sleeve length, dancewear or gymnastics wear)
  • Dancewear tights (nylon, spandex, or lycra fabric.) Any colour of tights are allowed for class. Light pink or tan coloured tights are recommended. Recitals and performances may require a specific colour of tights for females to match their costume.
  • Detachable skirt (normally a single layer of fabric, short so the dancer does not trip) or tutu (usually fluffy or multi-layered materials) both can be any colour the dancer prefers
  • Body suit with skirt or tutu attached (any colour)
  • Athletic shorts (any colour, can be worn over bodysuit or with a t-shirt)
  • T-shirt and tank top, with athletic shorts or leggings (any colours)
  • Cotton romper or soft fabric overalls.
  • Dancers may want a thin sweater, something that is comfortable and flexible to move in.
  • Denim or other thick, stiff material is strongly discouraged.

Hair styles need to be pulled off the dancer’s face and secured so that it will stay in place all class. Examples would be a bun, braids, pony tail, with bangs clipped back. Hair accessories are up to the dancers’ preference, they need to be secured and not a distraction during movement.

Jewelry that dangles is not permitted as it is a safety hazard. Small pieces of jewelry are allowed, as long as they are not distracting to the dancer. Positive examples would be stud earrings, elastic bracelets, plastic or thin rings.

If you are looking for a source to purchase dancewear or shoes in the Chatham area, we recommend Barb and Greg Bondy at Act 1 Theatrical Supplies

If you have any questions please email us at [email protected]

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