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Your dance shoes in a dance bag & a willingness to learn! Also please read “What Do I Wear To Class?” if you have any additional questions on attire!

TUTTERTOTS:  Age  2 Girls: Hair in pony tail or bun, PINK leotard, pink tights optional, pink leather ballet shoes Boys: White t-shirt, black athletic shorts, black ballet shoes Adult taking class with dancer: Clothing you can move comfortably in and sneakers or socks

Girls Hair for all  Ballet classes:  Neat tight bun      For all other classes: Bun or Ponytail

ACADEMY  TAP & BALLET  COMBO- Preschool & 1yr Pre:  age 3-6 Girls:  Black or PINK solid color leotards, tights, pink leather ballet shoes, and black patent leather tap shoes (preferably with elastic closers) Boys: White or black t-shirt, black loose-fitting athletic shorts/pants, Bloch black tap shoe, black ballet shoes

ACADEMY TAP & JAZZ COMBO classes: Girls: Black or pink solid color leotards, tights, Lycra jazz shorts and Tutterow dance shorts allowed and black patent leather tap shoes (preferably with elastic closers) Shoes:  TAP: Bloch buckle Tan tap shoes.     JAZZ: Bloch slip-on TAN jazz shoes Boys: White or black T-shirt, black loose-fitting athletic shorts/pants, Bloch black tap shoe, black jazz shoes

ACADEMY HIP HOP classes:   Girls & Boys: Baggy sweat pants or athletic pants, T-shirts or tank top. Sneakers with a white bottom/sole for rehearsing and class time. Shoes for Recital: Teachers will let you know by mid-January what shoes will be required for pictures, dress rehearsal and recital.

ACADEMY LYRICAL classes: Girls:   Solid color leotard, stirrup or convertible tights, separate black dance skirt is allowed. Boys: White or Black Tshirt, Black loose-fitting athletic shorts/pants. Shoes: Dance “Paws:

ACADEMY JAZZ only classes: Girls: Solid color leotard, tights, black dance shorts or pants. Boys: White or Black Tshirt, black loose-fitting athletic shorts or pants Shoes: Bloch Tan slip-on jazz shoes

ACADEMY TAP only classes: Girls: solid color leotard, lycra jazz shorts/ pants and TDA dance shorts allowed. Boys: White or Black Tshirt, black loose-fitting athletic shorts or pants Shoes:  Bloch Respect Tie up Tap shoes

HIP HOP: Girls & Boys:  baggy sweat pants or athletic pants, baggy Shirt or Tank Top, Sneakers with a white bottom/sole. (solid black sneakers or solid black Hip Hop dance sneakers by picture day &  recital)

ACRO WORKSHOPS: Girls: Hair in pony tail, Leotard, no tights,  acro shoes, dance paws or barefoot Boys: T-shirt & Shorts no shoes. Can wear acro shoes

BALLET: ( Academy & Company) Girls: Hair in a neat tight ballet bun, SOLID BLACK leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes. If a support bra is needed- only a solid black sports bra under leotard is acceptable Boys:  White t-shirt, Black athletic shorts or black tights, Black leather ballet shoes

ALL COMPANY main class & technique: All Black dance attire.  Dance Paw, girls may need tan pedini for Holiday performances Tap- Black, Bloch Respect tap shoes

β€’ Tutterow leotards, shorts, sports tops may be worn in classes

We have designated weeks that visitors are allowed to watch the classes. Those weeks for the 2019/2020 season are the week of September 26th, November 4th, February 3rd. During the season we do not have open classes so that the dancers are allowed to flourish and learn without pressure. Extra people in the room often are more of a distraction to both the dancers and teachers.

Yes! We want to ensure everyone has time with their families during the holidays.

Here are the NO CLASS dates to remember for the 2019/2020 season:

  • Labor Day, Monday September 2nd
  • Halloween, Thursday October 31st
  • Thanksgiving Break, November 25th- 30th
  • Winter Break, December 23rd- January 5th
  • Presidents Day, Monday February 17th
  • Spring Break, March 16th – 22n

As a reminder, WE DO HAVE CLASSES on MLK Day, Monday January 20, all classes will be held at The Community Center. SouthWest Building will be closed.

Please keep an eye on the calendar for any additional changes

It’s important for dancers to attend each class since we build on techniques each week. As the recital approaches, it’s imperative each dancer is present so full dances can be practiced. Please see your teacher for an option that may be available as a make up class.

Class tuition is per dance year (end August – mid May) and divided into 9 equal payments from August – April. The payments are due on the 15th of each month. Payments for class tuition is paid to the City of Largo and can be paid at the front desk. Late fees of $10 per dancer per class if not paid by the 25th of the month if your account is not up to date.

Hello Ms Debbie , I just wanted to take a minute to say how wonderful the classes were last night that Ava took! She learned more last night than she has in the two years she has been taking dance elsewhere and the teachers and the helpers were all wonderful with kids!!

She was SO happy last night after her classes she said she can’t wait to go back!

Thank you!

Leslie
First Time Parent

My 9-year old daughter is (was) very shy, so much so that when I used to introduce her to new people she stood behind me. Her world (and ours) changed when she attended  a Tutterow Dancers summer camp with the City of Largo. For the first time EVER she was excited and passionate about something. Summer camp then led to dance classes… and here we are almost 1 year later.

Tutterow has ignited a true “spark.” We noticed almost immediately changes in her personality and talking nonstop when we picked her up.  The support structure that is provided and the sense of belonging that my daughter has as part of a larger group is great as well, but more importantly to us, her individual personality came out. She is a changed person for the better.

Maria Kadau
Parent

This is a little overdue, and I’m sorry about that but as I’m packing for college I’m looking at my dance pictures and Tutterow gear. I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am that you and everyone else was so welcoming to me this past year. Without dance, my senior year would have not been nearly as great as it was and dancing with Tutterow made it close to perfect!

I have never felt more welcomed or a part of a family at any other studio. So thank you so much and I will definitely be back to visit!

Emily A.
Dance Graduate