Policies & Procedures

dcdc_comppage-2Our mission is to provide a warm, nurturing, child centered and family oriented environment where your child will enjoy the process of learning how to dance as well as the joy of preparation, practice and performance. The skills and confidence acquired during this process will carry over to all aspects of life. In order to offer all students and their families an organized, safe, friendly and positive experience, we ask that you review the following policies & procedures with your child to be sure DCDC is the right place for you.


Placement Philosophy

As each new session begins, we evaluate the technical skills of our dancers to assess their level of proficiency. We believe every student should be challenged without being overwhelmed. Our professional expertise will assure maximum progress and enjoyment of the class for everyone.




Regular Attendance is important not only to the progress of your child, but to the entire class. Interest is kept when there is progress and development. Irregular attendance slows both. Please Be Prompt…Prepared… Practice. Make-up classes are available with any class of the same level, any time there is an absence or extra help is needed.



Holidays/Snow/Emergency Closings

We follow Montgomery County Public School and After School Emergency Closings. We do not cancel class for every MCPS holiday. Please see the “Calendar of Events” for more information. For questions regarding emergency closing, call DCDC at 301-840-8400 or visit www.dcdcDance.com. You can also check our status on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.




Uniform leotard, tights and shoes prepare us for dance class and help us look and feel like a team. Students are expected to arrive in appropriate dance attire with hair in a bun. Preschool students must have hair pulled back and away from face. All dancers, preschool through Level IV, wear Capezio Leotard CC200 and Caramel Capezio Tights 1915. For your convenience, we keep these leotards and tights in stock. Beginning dancers through Level III wear Caramel Bloch Tap Shoes 302 and Pink Capezio “Love” Ballet Slippers. All dancers Level V and up wear Black Leotard, Caramel Hold & Stretch Transition Tights for performances and Pink Capezio Adult Hold & Stretch Transition Tights for all ballet classes. All dancers Level IV and up wear Black Oxford Tap Shoes and Pink Ballet Slippers. Full Program students are expected to be in uniform by October 1. There are no uniform requirements for students enrolled in our Sampler Program, Adult classes or Hip Hop.



Office Hours

Office hours are Monday–Friday 2:00 to 7:00 pm and Saturday from 9:30-3:00. We are available in person, by phone or email. If you should reach our voicemail at any time, please leave a message. All phone calls and emails will be returned within 24 hours or the next business day.




Communication is the key to any relationship and we certainly want our relationship with you to be supportive, organized and thorough. We will keep you current on activities and opportunities by email. If this is not convenient for you, please let us know and we’ll seek alternative methods. Information is available on our web site www.dcdcDance.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Questions or comments for anyone on staff may be sent to info@dcdcDance.com and will be forwarded to the appropriate party. Please do not hesitate to contact us. We want to be certain you are informed and up to date at all times.


My daughter is receiving so much more than a dance education at DCDC. She is learning many skills that will help her throughout her life, such as perseverance, dedication, teamwork & discipline. She has gained a beautiful confidence that I don’t think I would have been able to give her.

Heather, Derwood