American Theater Dance Workshop policies are in place to provide all of our students the best learning experience. 

ATDW 2022-2023 Dress Code

Dance is a discipline and begins with the way a student dresses for class. ATDW has implemented a dress code which is required in class beginning the first day of classes. 

Please see the following list of required attire*

Items underlined and in bold for each class must be purchased at : Applause Dancewear 1602 Hillside Avenue in New Hyde Park. Phone: 516-488-7404 (Mention ATDW and receive 10% off.)  

Please note Leotards can be a choice of tank or camisole.  

  • Ballet Beginner 1 & 2Lt. Blue Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes  

  • Ballet Intermediate 1 & 2Purple Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes  

  • Ballet Level A/BRoyal Blue Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes  

  • Ballet Level C/DBurgundy Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes 

  • Ballet Level ERed Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes  

  • Ballet for Teens (Broadway)Navy Blue Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes  

  • Theater Dance, Musical Theater and Tap- Red Dance Top or ATDW TANK TOP, and ATDW black leggings 

  • Lyrical/Contemporary- Black Leotard, or black dance top, and black leggings.  

  • Hip-Hop and Acting - Comfortable clothes to move in and clean sneakers. 

  • Ballet and Tap Combo – Pink Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes  

  • Ballet and Theater Dance Combo – Pink Leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black jazz shoes (optional)  

  • Creative Dance - any color leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes 


  • Ballet- Pink ballet shoes should be worn for all ballet classes. Boys may wear white or black.  

  • Tap- Black flat tap shoes (patent leather only allowed for pre-ballet plus) (tap heels - only when teacher recommends.  

  • Lyrical- Tan lyrical shoes  

  • Theater Dance - Black jazz shoes (character heels - only when teacher recommends) Hip-hop – Hip Hop sneakers or other clean sneakers (that have not been worn outside)  


Hair should be neatly secured in a bun for all ballet classes beginning with Ballet Beg. 

1. For all other classes, please wear hair up out of the face in a ponytail or bun.  


Please do not wear jewelry to class. 


  • The American Theater Dance Workshop will not be held responsible for the loss of personal property or injury. 

  • All fees are non-refundable; classes are non-transferrable.  For more information about our tuition policies, please refer to the tuition page of our website.

  • Students more than fifteen minutes late will not be permitted in class.  

  • Dance is a “hands-on” discipline. It is necessary at times for a teacher to touch and direct a student’s hands, arms, legs, feet, torso and head in the course of training. 



All students are required to attend every class in which they are enrolled. Excessive absences may jeopardize their participation in the end-of-year show and promotion for the following year. Students should make up classes within the immediate semester either in the level missed or one level below.

Covid - 19 (updated 08/22) NYS Department of Education

COVID Mitigation Strategies for the 2022-2023 School Year


  • The CDC no longer recommends quarantine except in high-risk congregate settings.
    • The CDC recommends that all people with a known or suspected COVID-19 exposure regardless of vaccination status or history of prior COVID-19 infection follow current CDC exposure recommendations which include wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator for a full 10-day period and getting tested at least 5 days after close contact or sooner if symptoms develop.

Staying Home When Sick or Symptomatic

  • The CDC continues to recommend that people stay home when sick. Any student or staff member who has symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, should stay home.
  • Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of COVID-19 as soon as possible after symptoms begin. Those who are at risk for getting very sick with COVID-19 who test positive should consult with a healthcare provider right away for possible treatment, even if their symptoms are mild.
  • People who are symptomatic and awaiting COVID-19 test results or have tested positive for COVID-19 should follow CDC's Isolation Guidance.


  • People who have tested positive or are awaiting COVID-19 test results should remain home and follow the CDC's Isolation Guidance. Isolation may end based on how serious someone's COVID-19 symptoms were.

-If someone had no symptoms, isolation may end after day five.

-If someone had symptoms, isolation may end after day five if they are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are improving.

-People should wear a mask through day 10 after ending isolation when they are feeling better (no fever without use of fever-reducing medication and symptoms improving).

-Antigen testing is not required to end isolation; however, some schools may allow use of the " test-based strategy" to potentially shorten the length of time for post-isolation mask use.

This builds upon New York's rigorous, multi-faceted approach in managing and mitigating COVID-19.