Steppin' Out September News + Where to Buy Clothes and Shoes

Welcome back! It's fall again--one of the most exciting times of the year for all of us at Steppin' Out. We're counting down the days to the start of our 2015-2016 season at it's almost here. Our first day of classes will be Tuesday, September 8th. We can't wait to see you at the studio.

Waiting List & Open Classes

Looking for a new class? On the waiting list? Here is a list of classes that currently have at least one spot. (And if you are on the waiting list for a class that becomes open, we will contact you immediately.) For real-time information, please check the schedule at http://www.steppinoutsf.com/classes

Classes that currently have space include:
 

Saturdays:

9-10 a.m. Tap/Ballet II ages 7-9 (one spot left!)
11 a.m.-noon Teen Tap/Jazz
noon-1:30 p.m. Advanced Teen Tap/Modern/Jazz
 

Tuesdays:

9:30-10:30 a.m. Tap/Pre-ballet/Tumbling ages 2.5-3.5
10:30-11:30 a.m.Tap/Ballet/Tumbling I ages 4-5
4-5 p.m. Tap/Ballet II ages 5-7
5-6 p.m. Special Needs Creative Movement/Jazz ages 7-12
 

Wednesdays:

9:30-10:30 a.m. Tap/Pre-ballet/Tumbling ages 2.5-3.5
10:30-11:30 a.m.Tap/Ballet/Tumbling I ages 4-5 (one spot left!)
4-5 p.m. Tap/Ballet II ages 7-10
5-6 p.m. Advanced Teen Jazz
6-7 p.m. Advanced Teen Ballet
 

Thursdays:

9:30-10:30 a.m. Tap/Pre-ballet/Tumbling ages 3-5
4-5 p.m. Tap/Ballet II ages 6-9

Please spread the word to your community by forwarding this message and sharing your love of dance! And don't forget to like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/steppinoutsf
 

Payment:

We are very excited to announce that this year we are moving to a new system of accepting payments that should make it much easier for you to pay for classes through a variety of ways. More details about payment are coming soon! Please note that due to increased payment processing costs, we have added a nominal fee of 25 cents/class to our pricing structure this year. Please see our tuition page at http://www.steppinoutsf.com/tuition for the full break down and, as always, if cost presents a problem, please contact Angela at angela@steppinoutsf.com. Thanks for your understanding!
 

Subscribe Friends and Family to the Newsletter:

Keep everyone in the loop! We've subscribed the email address you gave us during registration, but it's easy to add additional parents, grandparents or friends to our newsletter and announcements mailings. Just click the "subscribe to the newsletter" button on our home page at http://www.steppinoutsf.com or email leila@steppinoutsf.com for assistance.
 

Dance Attire:

Several of you have asked about buying dance shoes and clothes. We do have some tap and ballet shoes in the shoe bin for you to use on a first come, first served basis. If you find a pair that fits, feel free to take it. If you've grown out of an old pair, we'd love your old shoes back so that another student may benefit from them.
 
Should you need to purchase shoes or other dance supplies, please see below:
 

Shoes:


-Payless on Mission at 22nd stocks dance shoes (other Payless stores may also have a dance department--call ahead to check.)
http://www.yelp.com/biz/payless-shoes-san-francisco

-Chloe's closet in Bernal often has second-hand ballet and tap shoes available http://chloescloset.com/san-francisco/
 
-San Francisco Dance Wear is a bit pricier but has everything (shoes, leotards, tights) on Mission St. at 3rd
http://www.sfdancewear.com/
 

Clothing:


-Target has a dance department for affordable dance clothing

-Sears also offers dance and active wear

-eBay and craigslist are good sources for second-hand dance attire

-Also check http://www.discountdance.comfor flat-rate shipping on shoes and all types of dance wear
 

Policies:

We've also received some questions about our studio policies. Although our general philosophy is to keep the emphasis on having fun, we do have a few guidelines to help the studio run more smoothly for everyone.
 

Dress Code:

Students should wear proper dance attire. Steppin’ Out does not have a uniform, but students might choose to wear leotards, tights, leggings, dance pants, tank top, dance skirt, tutus, or fitted t-shirts. Any combination, color or pattern is fine. No jeans please.
 

Parent Observation:

Parents are allowed to quietly watch the class but it is not mandatory that parents stay. Drop off is fine! Noisy siblings who are distracting other children while class is in session will be asked to wait outside.
 

Punctuality & Attendance:

Dancers are expected to arrive on time and attend class regularly.
 

Absences:

Students who miss more than three classes in a row will be notified and dropped from the class and their spot will be given to the first student on the waiting list. We really don't want this to ever happen though so should those life circumstances arrive, please let us know.

Here's to a wonderful season of dance!