Arrival & Dismissal
Barefoot opens 15 minutes prior to class time. Please arrive in enough time for students to change and use the bathroom before class starts. In each class, we begin in a specific way to make students feel welcome and to warm up muscles carefully. Missing the beginning of class can disorient a younger child and lead to injury for an older one. Latecomers also distract the class.
Students need to be picked up promptly. Parents arriving late will be charged a late fee. See payment policies for details.
Students need to be brought to and picked up at the door. Students may not be on the driveway without an adult.
You may park in the parking area as well as along the driveway on the left. Depending on size, Two-three cars can park hugging the stone wall (as you enter, on the right and in front of you). Two-three cars can park facing the basketball hoop (these cars get boxed in). Two-three more cars can park behind them. Two cars can pull in to face Barefoot (to the left of the door). Four-five cars can parallel park along the driveway next to the big lawn across from the house. These are great spots for those who arrive early and for those who donít want to get boxed in. To keep traffic flowing, please pull all the way down to leave room at the entrance. Absolutely no blocking the driveway or backing out onto 9W! Traffic is one-way only: enter at the Barefoot sign, exit by the buoy. Drive very slowly.
free to make yourself comfortable in the waiting room, as well as outside in the
Barefoot yard. Due to insurance reasons,
we ask that you and your children avoid the
house and private lawns.
Also, all children not in class must be supervised by an adult. Children may not climb on trees or stone walls. Also, please keep
kids out of the gardens. Thank you for helping to keep Barefoot a safe
place for everyone.
Also, all children not in class must be supervised by an adult. Children may not climb on trees or stone walls. Also, please keep kids out of the gardens. Thank you for helping to keep Barefoot a safe place for everyone.
We invite parents to observe class each semester during our "open class" weeks. Until this day, please no peaking in windows or doors during class as this seemingly innocent interruption can cause great distraction. (We know it is hard to wait!) Please let the teacher know if you would like to discuss your child's progress.
Creative Movement, Modern I & Choreolab students should wear non-restrictive clothing and bare feet (of course!)
Modern II and III & Advanced Modern students: Girls: leotards and footless tights; Boys: snug fitting t-shirt and fitted dance pants.
Ballet students: Girls: pink tights, leotard (any color), pink ballet shoes; Boys: snug fitting t-shirt, black tights or jazz pants, black ballet shoes.
All current families will receive an email in the case of a snow day. You may also check our voicemail, Facebook page and cancellations.com.
Please call the studio if your child will be absent. This helps with planning.
Special Days at Barefoot
During the year, we host "bring a friend to class day". This is a special opportunity for your child to bring a friend to their regularly scheduled class. We also invite parents to observe their child in class during open class week. At the end of the year, we invite and encourage all dancers to participate in our annual student concert. Please check the schedule for dates.
Barefoot Payment Policies
Registration fee is per semester.
Class spaces cannot be held without payment.
Multiple Class Discounts (for individuals taking more than one class): 2nd class: $15 discount, 3rd class: $25 discount, 4th class: $35 discount.
Payment plans available. Add $10 (per family) to semester fee. Payments are due the first class of the month. (We don't offer pay-per-class arrangements for children. You are signing up for, and therefore agreeing to pay for the full semester, whether or not your child stays in class).
Late payment (initial payments received after first class & late monthly payments) fee: $10.
Late pick-up fee: If you are more than 10 minutes late to pick up your child, there will be a charge of $10 for every 10 minutes (with a minimum of $10).
Returned check fee: $30.
No hidden costs.
The Barefoot Dance Center is located at 1645 Route 9W in West Park, New York.
Take Highland Exit. Continue north on Route 9W for 6.5 miles.
Barefoot is on your right soon after Stonehedge Restaurant.
Take Highland Exit. Continue north on Route 9W for 6.5 miles. Barefoot is on your right soon after Stonehedge Restaurant.
Follow Route 299 until it ends at Route 9W. Turn left (north) onto Route
9W and continue for 4 miles. Barefoot is on your
right soon after Stonehedge Restaurant.
Follow Route 299 until it ends at Route 9W. Turn left (north) onto Route 9W and continue for 4 miles. Barefoot is on your right soon after Stonehedge Restaurant.
From Kingston (Junction of Routes 32 & 9W): Take Route 9W south for 10.4 miles. Barefoot is on the left, just after the Holy Cross Monastery.
Take Route 9W south for 1.8 miles.
Take Route 9W south for 1.8 miles.Barefoot is on the left, just after the Holy Cross Monastery.
last updated 09/12/2013