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All instructors have the child’s best learning ability in mind. All students will be placed in the appropriate level of classes according to the teachers’ recommendation. The studio faculty meets regularly to discuss the students’ progress and/or placement. It is our policy to offer appropriate opportunities to every child with growth and safety in mind.

Placement decisions are derived from many years of teaching experience. Often a child is placed in a particular group or class where he or she will feel confident in order to promote the development of self-esteem and proper technique. Some students who are placed in a higher level and are not ready become discouraged only to lose their passion for dance. Others respond to the challenge of being in a class with students who are proficient by pushing themselves to work harder. Placement is highly individual and the factors that go into the decision are complex. Each child progresses differently. Some children stay in the same level for three years or more while others may move to the next level after one year. Individual growth and technique between students should not be compared. Comparison with other students is never a good way to judge your child’s progress. Regardless of level, every year moves them forward in their dance education. We ask that you place your trust in our qualified professionals. Students will be evaluated throughout the first months of class and if any changes are needed, you will be notified.


To be respectful of class time, Parents/Guardians should refrain from discussing class placements with emjaez instructors before or after classes. All class inquiries should be directed to Mary Jo at 

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