Studio Policies

Studio Policies

The studios at the Dance Center are designed primarily for dancing. The column-free studios have custom built sprung wood floors with marley flooring, mirrors, sound systems, ballet barres, natural light, acoustical paneling and pianos. We love sharing our spaces with the dance community and ask that you follow a few rules to help us protect and maintain these resources.

For questions/feedback, please speak with someone at the Front Desk.


Please leave the studio in the same condition you found it (or better!). Space should be cleared of personal items and returned to its original state before you leave. If you notice damage or something out of place, please report it to the Front Desk immediately.


We provide two chairs and portable barres in each studio to accommodate your needs. Please do not remove these items from the studio. Moving them into the hallway may create a safety hazard.


You can use our sound systems to play CDs or connect an mp3 player, smartphone, or laptop with the ¼ inch headphone jack provided.


Please keep the volume of your music and other activities at a reasonable level and keep the studio doors closed. If your music can be heard outside of the studio, you may be asked to lower the volume.


Curtains to cover mirrors are available in the James and Martha Duffy Performance Space, the Robert W. Cole studio and Studio C. If they are used to cover the mirrors, they should be opened at the end of the activity.


To protect our dance floors, we prohibit the use of rosin, glitter, masking tape, and duct tape. Spike tape may be used but must be removed before leaving the studio. Floor protection is required for all instruments (drum kits, etc.) and equipment (tripods, etc.) that come in contact with the floor.


Shoes worn outdoors are not allowed in the studios. Dance shoes (shoes worn indoors for dancing), including flamenco shoes, non-marking sneakers, ballet slippers and tap shoes, may be worn. Stiletto heels are strictly prohibited.


Help us keep studios clean and pest-free. Please do not bring food or drinks into our studios. Food and beverages may be consumed in our lobby and lounge. Glass bottles are prohibited.


We provide and maintain high-quality pianos in all studios except Studio D. To prevent damage to these valuable instruments, please do not move them within the studio or place anything on them.


No open flame of any kind is permitted in the studio, including, but not limited to, candles and incense.


Studio activities are booked back to back. Help us stay on schedule by beginning and ending on time. The Front Desk can assist with changeovers if a space is occupied at the beginning of your reservation.


All indoor spaces have heat and air conditioning. If necessary, you may request a temperature adjustment. Due to the size of our spaces, changes may not be felt immediately.


Overhead lights take 5-10 minutes to fully come on. To control natural light, you may raise or lower the studio shades (available in all studios except Cole).


There is no public Wi-Fi access at the Dance Center. However, if Wi-Fi is required for your rehearsal or class, please speak with the Front Desk.