• Creative Movement/Pre-Ballet
  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz
  • Tumbling/Acrobatics
  • Wightman School Community Building
    5604 Solway Street
    Suite 304 Pittsburgh, PA 15217
    412-901-8544
    vchughey@aol.com


    FAQ

    Dance Attire: What should my child wear to class?
    All dance shoes must be purchased at a dance store or box stores such as Target/Walmart.

    General Notes
    • Hair must be pulled back at all times.
    • All students wearing ballet slippers must tuck their bows in.
    • All ballet students must wear tights. No exceptions. Footless tights are allowed.

    Creative Movement:
    Pink or black leotard, pink tights, and pink leather ballet slippers. Loose fitting clothes for boys and black ballet shoes.

    Ballet:
    Black leotard, pink tights, and, pink leather ballet shoes Advanced ballet students are encouraged to wear split sole ballet slippers. Black, ballet skirts/shorts may be worn.

    Jazz:
    Black leotard, tan, black, or pink tights, and black slip on jazz shoes. Black capris, shorts, or jazz pants are optional.

    Tap:
    Attire same as Jazz with the addition of black tap shoes.

    Hip Hop:
    Loose clothing such as sweatpants, shorts, and t-shirts. Black, hip hop dance sneakers or high tops purchased at a dance store.

    Communication: How do you communicate with students and their families?
    The majority of information is communicated through internal mail and email. Therefore, it is very important that we have your correct email address on file and are notified when an email address change. If you do not have an email address, please let us know and we will make sure that you receive a paper copy of all information.

    Behavioral Discipline Policy: Do you discipline the children in class?
    Children are generally very well behaved in our classes. Our teachers do not anticipate problems but in the case that students are behaviorally disruptive, we follow a Discipline Procedure. It goes as follows: quiet warning, quiet warning, and if a third warning is necessary, the child will be asked to sit along the wall. Parents are notified after class. If behavior still continues, the child will be dismissed from class.

    Parent Observation: Are we allowed to watch class?
    No, parents are not allowed to watch class. Parents are provided chairs outside of the classroom to wait for children during class. Parents will periodically be invited in to observe.

    Registration: When is the last day to register?
    Registration can be taken up to the first day of a new session.

    Attendance: Do you have an attendance policy?
    Yes. Failure to attend class, regardless of payment, may jeopardize your child’s growth in dance. If your child is injured and they are still able to watch class, we ask that they do so. Please notify your teacher when your child will be absent.

    Music: What kind of music do you use?
    We use all types of music. There will be no profane lyrics in our music. Most of our songs are instrumental or inspirational. Hip Hop and Jazz classes will use popular songs heard on the radio.

    Inclement Weather: What happens when there is inclement weather?
    In the case of inclement weather, please call 412-901-8544 or visit our Facebook Page to find out if class is cancelled. There will be no refunds or make-ups for cancelled classes due to inclement weather.