Policy Guidelines


Class Attire

All students are required to wear the proper dance wear and dance shoes. (See the Dress Code on the website). Students should wear their hair up neatly. Jewelry should not be worn to class.

Weather Cancellations

The Downtown Dance Center will follow the Marlborough Public School cancellations. If inclement weather begins during the second part of the day and dance classes are canceled, there will be a message on the answering machine. Call 508-868-8721. If classes are canceled, students may make-up any lessons missed in a similar class, but there are no refunds for missed classes.  Two snow days are built into the full year program. (See Covid-19 Policies which would override these guidelines)

School Vacations

The Downtown Dance Center will follow the Marlborough Public School vacation schedule. Check our Calendar for specific days.

These include:

Thanksgiving Break             Wed – 25 Nov 2020                       Fri – 27 Nov 2020

Christmas Break                   Wed – 23 Dec 2020                       Fri – 1 Jan 2021

Mid-Winter Break                Mon – 22 Feb 2021                        Fri – 26 Feb 2021

Spring Break                          Mon – 26 Apr 2021                        Fri – 30 Apr 2021


The Downtown Dance Center will be open for all Monday Holidays, except Memorial Day. The studio will be closed for specific days detailed above.

Recital Costumes

Each costume cost can range from approximately $60 to $100.

A costume deposit of $60. is required for each class.

Your account will be charged:

  • $20 in Oct
  • $20 in Nov, and
  • $20 in Dec.

Any remaining fee will be charged in January.

Costumes are ordered during Holiday Break.

If costume balances are not paid before holiday break, your costumes will not be ordered.


Upon registration, your dancer will receive a dance class confirmation stating his/her class(es), teachers, and start date. Also check our website intermittently for current information concerning your child’s dance classes.

Refunds – Payments

Monthly, Session or Yearly tuition is not refundable unless a class is canceled by Downtown Dance Center. Missed classes may be made up in a similar class if available. Once enrolled, students are charged for the full amount of the tuition for the remainder of the Session.  (See the Tuition Schedule and Policies on the website)