Westfield School of Dance
137 Central Ave, 2nd floor,
Westfield, NJ, 07090
Ph: 908-789-3011

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Testimonials

"My daughter, Kaila, has attended WSOD since its inception in 1997. It has been a great privilege to be part of a school where all the instructors are very caring and extremely dedicated to their students. Joanne Carey’s devotion to the art of dance has made the school a huge success and all the students adore her. Her commitment to the community is commendable and is evident through fundraising, offering a work study program and just this year introducing a “Little Stars” program for disabled children. The recitals are comparable to a professional production and leaves the audience feeling very proud to witness the cultivation of the dancers’ skills year after year. WSOD is a very special place and we are so happy to be a part of it." - Diane Starita

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Policies


  • Hair must be secured for all classes, pulled off the face and in a bun
  • NO leg warmers sweat pants, t-shirts or shorts or street clothes of any kind will be acceptable attire. NO costumes or tutu. NO underwear is worn underneath tights.
  • NO chewing gum
  • NO food or drink is allowed inside the dance studio- including waiting areas.
  • Proper respect should be shown to faculty and staff
  • Parents and/or caregivers are to notify the studio by phone and/or studio e-mail if the student is to be absent from class.
  • In the event of illness, please notify the studio of illness and keep your child home until a doctor clears them for all activities. This includes any ill siblings, care takers or family members who wait in the waiting room. Make up classes are always available.
  • Students must be on time for class. Tardiness of more than 15 minutes should be avoided.
  • Students can not be dropped off more than 15 minutes before their class begins or picked up later than 15 minutes after class is finished.
  • ALL pre-school students must be walked up the stairs accompanied by an adult before class as well as down stairs after class to get picked up. NO pre-school student may be left anywhere at the studio unattended by their parent or caregiver.
  • No cell phones are allowed inside the classroom
  • NO personal information is given out to anyone for any reason.
  • ALL correspondence is to be directed properly through the office. Students and teachers are not to exchange personal contact information including cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses regardless of the circumstances.
  • Please mark all personal items with the child’s name. The studio is not responsible for lost/stolen items. Any items not picked up within one month, will be donated to charity.
  • The studio telephone is for business purposes only. Please make pick up arrangements prior to dropping your child off for class.

Dress Code - Class Attire


In order to promote proper class etiquette, the following must be observed as class attire. This will assist the teacher in making corrections to the dancer’s body for proper placement in their growth of dance technique. NO STREET CLOTHES, NO T-SHIRTS, NO SWEATSHIRTS, NO SWEAT PANTS, NO PAJAMA PANTS ARE PERMISSABLE. A child will not be allowed in class without proper dance clothes.

Please read care fully; as you move up in level, your dress code may change. You may visit our dancewear boutique located inside the lobby to purchase your dancewear needs.

All Pre-school classes: 2 ½ CM, TOTS, 4-5, Kindergarten

  • Pink Leotard, Pink Tights, Pink Dance Skirt , Pink Ballet Slippers (NO HOUSE SLIPPERS)
  • Black Patent Tap Shoes w/buckle closure (for 4/5 B/T, K B/T)
  • Boys: Black dance pants, Black ballet Slippers, white socks , Solid white t-shirt – NO SWEATPANTS

Ballet: Beginner & Up:

  • Black Leotard, Black Dance Skirt, Pink Tights, Pink split- sole ballet slippers
  • Pointe- inquire about where to get properly sized & fitted
  • Boys: Black Dance Pants, Black Ballet Slippers, Solid white t-shirt- NO SWEATPANTS. All boys must wear dance belt.

Jazz, Hip- Hop, Tap & TheatreDance :

  • Black Leotard, Black Jazz Pants, Black biker shorts, Black cargo pants or Black unitard
  • Suntan tights
  • Suntan split sole slip on jazz shoe - Jazz, Theatre Dance
  • Suntan split sole tap shoe - Tap
  • Hip-Hop sneaker must be sized in person and ordered directly at The Westfield School of Dance

Modern- All Levels:

  • Black Leotard, Black Jazz pants, black biker shorts, or black unitard
  • Suntan footless tights
  • Barefoot

In the colder weather, pre-school dancers may wear a close fitting turtle neck underneath their leotard.

Beginner level dancers & up may wear proper dance sweaters and leg warmers while warming up.

For your added convenience, WSOD has a dance wear boutique on site where you can purchase your basic dance wear needs and studio dress code items.

 

Why We’re Different

At the Westfield School of Dance we do what we love and love what we do - and it shows! We are very proud of our reputation as a leader in dance education and stand by our commitment to excellence for your child’s dance education. We want you to have every opportunity to register for class so please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have. We are currently accepting registration for the dance season.Thank you for celebrating 16 years of providing quality dance education in the Westfield area and hope that you join us for an amazing year of dance!

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