Studio Policies

Calendar Year: September 11th, 2023 – June 10th, 2024

1st Term – September 11th-December 4th, 2023, 2nd Term – December 5th-March 18th, 2024, 3rd Term – March 19th -June 10th, 2024

Annual 44th Dance Recital - 'Showtime 2024' will be held in June 9th and 10th at the Algonquin Commons Theatre.

All communication is sent via email; please keep a current address on file in the office!

The school year will consist of 36 weeks of classes held over a ten-month period.
A student may join at any time from September through December if there is space available.
The studio will be closed for major holidays and school vacations – see our yearly calendar.
There will be Summer Dance offering Day Camps, Intensive Workshop and general keep in shape dance classes.

Missed Classes
Please call the office to schedule make-up classes.
Credit will not be given for missed classes due to illness, snow days, or personal vacations.

Snow Cancellations
Please check our instagram and facebook or call the studio (613-692-4653) and the answering machine will have a recorded message that will announce studio closings in case of inclement weather.
Studio closings will be posted on our website on the calendar, and when possible, you will receive an email. We will hold classes except under exceptionally dangerous driving conditions, use discretion.

Due to the inherent risk involved in the physical activity of dancing, parents agree to release Denise Smith Dance Studio and its staff from any liability in case of accident or injury.

Denise Smith Dance Studio is not responsible for loss of or damage to personal property. Any items left at the studio will be placed in the lost and found. Anything unclaimed after 1 month will be donated to charity.

Enrollment in each class is at the discretion of the studio directors.

The studio has the right to substitute teachers where necessary.

Water breaks are given with the teacher’s permission. It is expected that students will respect all studio spaces and keep them clean.

Dancers are NOT to chew gum in class. We also ask that dancers leave jewelry at home! We recommend leaving these valuable items at home, cell phones are not permitted in class, but may be placed at the teachers music station to keep safe during class.

If a dancer is being disruptive in the classroom their instructor will give them a warning. After such a warning, the teacher has the right to remove the child from their class if they feel it is necessary. Parents will be notified in this event.

Photo/Video Consent

Upon any class registration, implied consent is given to use any photographs taken for use in any photographs taken for use in studio publications including the DSDS website or other electronic forms of media.  If you do not consent you have the option to decline permission by notifying the studio office in writing.

Office Hours

If you need to contact the office we are available by email and phone (613)692-4653.

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Denise Smith Dance Studio - an award winning dance studio offering  a variety of programs and classes including Recreational and Competitive, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hop Hop and Acrobatic Gymnastics.

Street : 1140 Tighe Street, Manotick, ON

Email :

Phone : 613-692-4653

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