Policies and Procedures
SCT Dance Program Rules & Regulations are set under the umbrella of the organization
Syracuse Children’s Theatre.
1) Absences: Please be consistent, attendance means progress. If your child does have to miss
class, please make it up in the same genre. You may ask the instructor for make up class
2) Disrespect and behavioral issues will not be tolerated. SCT Dance Program students who
breech this rule will be subject to dismissal from the dance program. Please treat our
administration, faculty, fellow dance students and space with respect. Expectations are for the
rules to be followed on site and off.
3) Class cancellation due to inclement weather. Parents will be notified in the case of
class cancellation due to weather.
4) Drop off & Pick up: Drop off by entering through Allen St.
Sign out and exit the West Manlius Street side of the parking lot
5) Dancers progress, skill, behavior, and attendance are factors in moving up to higher level
classes. Evaluations will be done at the end of the year by the instructors and Director of the
SCT Dance Program.
6) Only students enrolled in SCT can be in the class. Parents and Guardians should refrain from
staying to observe, as it’s a distraction to the children. Special observation days are
7) Parents need to fill out SCT Medical Form and Photo Release
SCT Dance Program Objectives
The Syracuse Children’s Theatre Dance Program strives to enhance the existing
Mission by offering students an opportunity to be “Triple Threat” performers by offering a
multi-faceted/diverse foundation and continued study in the art of dance. “Setting the
Stage for Tomorrow’s Stars “ in the discipline of dance will provide greater opportunities
for the Broadway commercial world i.e. commercials, industrials and music videos.
1) Study: Daily classes are most important for dancers training at the beginner level. There should be few interruptions in the regimen. Consistent study is necessary to develop a hard work ethic, commitment, discipline, dedication and focus to prepare and train their instruments (the body) for the art of dance. Study also means learning from professionals by attending workshops, open rehearsals, lecture/demonstrations, talk backs (Q&A) and other opportunities with experts in the field.
2) Master Classes: Taking special opportunity instruction from expert professionals in the field.
3) Performances: Attendance at live professional performances is beneficial. Observation is an invaluable learning tool.
4) Performance Experience: Dancers hone performance skills, artistry and technique, dynamics, projection, manners and begin developing professionalism onstage and off.
5) Choreography: Involvement in the creation and/or restating of dances. Experience the creative process by exploring the elements of dance. Choreograph audition solos.
6) Auditions: Developing a picture/headshot and resume and begin trying out for parts, summer intensives, and other events.
7) Summer Dance Intensives: Attend dance intensives at local and nationally renowned programs to learn in a competitive, enriching, and concentrated artistic environment.