Updated: Mar 30
A first day of anything can be nerve-racking, but here are some FAQs & info to make the experience as smooth & fun as possible!
Welcome to your first day of CIM classes!
If your are reading this then your first day of classes is coming up! How exciting! In general, I take a more casual & comfortable approach to dance class. I believe you can have fun and work hard and if dance isn't fun then part of the magic is missing. Don't get me wrong, it's not all fun and games, we are working on building our skills and technique!
What Should I Wear?
-Anything comfortable! Leggings, joggers, t-shirts- anything you can move in without restriction. NO JEANS!
- Have hair styled away from your face such as in a ponytail, bun, braids or pinned back with a headband. We don't want your hair getting in your face and being a distraction.
-Typically, we dance barefoot, this allows you to flex and point your feet if need be and allows more control over your footwork. I recommend no shoes or socks when dancing, unless you are dancing outside. You will take off shoes & socks when you enter the dance room.
- Jewelry: Nothing dangly or something that can easily get caught in your hair, clothes or hands.
We don't have a uniform for dance classes, but your clothes should not restrict your ability to dance. Sometimes we have CIM pop-up shops where you may purchase apparel and other merchandise that you may wear to class or just when you feel like showing your CIM pride!
What Should I Bring?
- H2O! Have a water bottle available! Staying hydrated is super important and having water readily available means you don't have to miss anything!
- Medication/Aides: Have your inhaler, glasses, hearing aides, etc. close by for easy access when needed.
-We have cubbies for students to leave their phones, keys, etc, but only bring your essentials with you. -Face Masks are optional.
What Do We Do In Class?
Dance! Class itinerary may vary from time to time but in general will consist of:
1. Warm Up & Stretching
3. Water/Game break
4. Technique & Choreography Review
5. Cool Down
Do We Have A Performance?
If you are attending our 6-week mini-session then on the last day of your class we will have an in-studio performance. If you are attending our full dance year classes then our annual recital is tentatively scheduled for June 10 - 11, 2023. Depending on the Pandemic and the safety of our dancers we will either have 1 large recital or smaller batched recitals. The annual recital information will be sent out later in the season. Watching our students perform is one of my favorite times of the dance year!
How Do We Pay For Classes?
You may pay for classes via Zelle and Venmo (use firstname.lastname@example.org), cash or check. Fees are due before the first class.
What If We Miss A Class?
Now I know all you will do is think about Bollywood dance 24/7 ;) but life happens, and we may miss a class. I get it. Please let me know if you are unable to attend class. We do not prorate or refund for missed classes, but you may attend a make-up class. Please contact us ahead of time so that we can give you the best times for making up classes.
What is the best way to stay up-to-date on class happenings?
I will email from time to time of pertinent information such as music, video clips or upcoming events but social media is the best way to stay as current as possible on what is happening inside of the studio. Instagram is the platform I tend to use the most, but we sprinkle CIM magic on multiple platforms! Below are all of our social media pages (I'm trying to be better at our CIM social presence so bear with me!):
That's all I have for now, but if you have any questions feel free to contact me!
Can't wait to dance with you!