Dance at Alexander Academy of Performing Arts AAPA  870 Hali'imaile road, Maui Hawai'i 808-878-8970

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Dance Studio Policies

Thank you for familiarizing yourself with AAPA policies.  Each family is responsible to register/sign up for a class online and sign our liability waiver. When you register you will receive a packet with more studio information.

Dance Class Requirements

 

See our level guidelines document to see class requirements and age appropriate classes.

Dance Boutique

AAPA sells dancewear including ballet, jazz, tap, character and contemporary shoes and pink and tan tights for adults and children. Leotards, dance dresses, ballet skirts, dance bags, jewelry and more are also available.  

Pointe shoes and other dancewear can be purchased from Dancewear Maui in Wailuku.

 

 

 

Dress Code

Ballet:

  • Girls- pink tights, black leotard

  • Boys- Black tights, white solid t-shirt or tank top, or boys leotard

  • Pre-ballet, Elementary 1- colored or black leotard, ballet skirt is acceptable

  • Elementary 2:-pink tights, black leotard (black or pink  ballet skirts are allowed)

  • Shoes:

    • Girls- pink ballet shoes

    • Boys- black or white  ballet shoes with white or black socks

  • Hair:

  • Reminder: no bootie shorts in ballet. 

 

Variations:

  • Dance attire same as above, ballet skirt is acceptable

  • pointe shoes, pink tights, ballet bun

Acrobatics:

  • Girls: Leotard with bike shorts or leggings, clean bare feet.  

    • Hair pulled back in a low ponytail or braids

  • Boys: Boys leotard or tshirt tucked into bike shorts

    • Hair neat and out of face

 

Mommy and Me, Creative Movement:

  • pre ballet attire or comfortable clothes and barefoot

  • adults: comfortable clothes

 

Character Dance:

  • Girls: Low heeled character shoes are required. Purchase the Sansha Mazurka Character Shoe 

  • Girls: Black leotard and pink tights, hair in a bun. Full knee length skirts (can be borrowed from studio.)

  • Boys: dance attire same as Ballet, and black jazz shoes 

Jazz:

  • Girls: Solid color leotard, tan/black/pink tights, jazz pants, booty shorts with tights acceptable. No t-shirts, shorts

  • Boys: black jazz pants, solid color t-shirt or tank or boys leotard

  • Shoes: Black jazz shoes

  • Hair: secured neatly out of face

 

Hip Hop classes

  • Comfortable clothes you can move in easily.

  • Shoes: INDOOR ONLY sneakers (not to be worn outside of class, not even walking to or from class). Dance sneakers recommended.

    • Must have white or non-marking soles (FYI black street sneaker soles tend to leave scuff marks on our dance floors, which collects dirt and makes floors too slippery for other dance classes).

    • For performances, shoes will need to be mostly black in design.

 

Tap:

  • Black Tap shoes, leotard, tights/ leggings/ booty shorts, hair pulled out of face

 

Contemporary:

  • Girls: Solid color leotard, tan/black/pink tights, booty shorts with or without tights are acceptable. 

  • Boys: solid color shirt and exercise pants/shorts

  • Shoes: clean bare feet, socks, or dance footies shoes

  • Hair: secured out of face

Photo: Ela Ramirez

Fundraising and Volunteering

Each registered family taking class at Alexander Academy is expected to participate in the fundraisers and studio volunteering opportunities throughout the year. We are very proud of our engaged dancing 'ohana that works together and actively contributes to the success of our students' dance education!​

Tuition Policies

  • Fees are added to account for late payments on tuition, registration fees, performance fees and bounced checks.

  • Payment plans must be made in advance

  • Miss a class? Schedule a Make-up! Make-ups can be scheduled online on Studio Director, must be made within a month before or after missed class within the same season. There is no additional cost for scheduling a make-up class.

  • Contact us if you need to drop or switch a class. AAPA Staff need 15-day written notice before your desired drop date to process the request; families will be responsible for tuition payment for the two classes that occur within that 15-day window.

  • Fundraiser participation is required by all registered students, encouraged for all drop in/class card users.

  • More detailed information is sent to you after you sign up for a class. Please review our welcome packet. (useful for new and continuing students!)

photos by Kristen Mills