Policies & Requirements


Students must wear proper attire and follow the dress code for all classes.  Having clear lines assists instructor in seeing students’ dance movement and correcting bad habits.  Some attire available at Upstage Downtown Dance Theatre.


UDDT is not responsible for student injury or sickness during or after the class at the studio.

Be Polite & Respectful

We expect all students to be polite and respect each other.  Students need to respect all teachers and parents in the school.  Everyone please throw their trash in proper receptacles.  Please treat our facility like the special place that it is.


There is an annual $25 registration fee per student.  Fee reserves students place in class and is nonrefundable if child drops class.  A $60 nonrefundable fee is due with a family of 3 or more children. (This fee is in addition to tuition.)


All students are expected to attend assigned classes.  Ballet III, IV, and V students should arrive 10 minutes before class to start warming up their body and muscles to help prevent injury.  Attendance will be taken at each class.  Please call the school if you are going to be late for class.


No refunds or credits are given for missed classes.  Students or Parents need to notify UDDT by calling 419-584-1351 if child cannot attend class/es.  Make-up classes are available, please check with instructor for class times.

Placement Class

All new students 9 years and up with previous dance training must take a placement class to determine the appropriate class level.  The Artistic Director will make the final decision on placement and level.

Advanced gymnasts (levels 2 & 3) will be admitted to class through a skills evaluation by the gymnastics director.


Parents are encouraged to attend classes during observation weeks; check calendar for dates.

Private Lessons

UDDT offers private lessons for $75 an hour.  A thirty minute lesson is $40.  Interested parties should contact director.

Pick-up & Drop-off

UDDT asks that all parents have a safe/planned pick up routine with child.  When you drop off your child please make sure that she/he enters the building.

Snow or Inclement Weather

Check our Facebook page for cancellations or call the studio.  If classes are being held it is up to each individual family to make the decision whether to attend.