Visitation and observation of classes are by instructor invitation ONLY. Each individual instructor will communicate visitation days for parents. We appreciate your interest and enthusiasm in your child’s dance, however please appreciate our jobs, as instructors trying to maintain a disturbance free classroom where children are focused and kept on task.
Columbia Gorge Dance Academy is a performing arts school! Proper dance attire is mandatory. Individual instructors set dress code requirements. Hair should be neatly styled away from the face. Dress codes allow the class to be uniform and provide best freedom of movement for all students. A higher standard is maintained and achieved when students take pride and care in their appearance.
Cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on the website. We will also make an effort to place announcements on K105.5 FM radio station. Please remember, CGDA does not always follow Hood River School’s closures.
PLEASE DO NOT WEAR DANCE SHOES OUTSIDE ON THE STREET OR SIDEWALK! Small rocks, gravel, dirt and dust become embedded in the shoes and then are tracked into the studio, which scratch the floor. This applies to ballet shoes, tap shoes, jazz shoes and pointe shoes. Also walking in dance shoes outside wears the shoes out much quicker and replacements are needed sooner.
Cell phones are not allowed in the CGDA studios. Please leave them in your car or at home. Do not leave them in the dressing rooms, as they could be stolen.
Dressing rooms are provided for your convenience. Please do not leave anything of value, as CGDA cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.
Food and drink are NOT allowed in either studio at any time. Water bottles are only allowed in the studios. Gum is never allowed at CGDA.
Regular attendance is essential for growth. Each class is a continuation of the previous class, and progress is interrupted when a student is absent,. Should an absence occur due to illness or another conflict, a make-up class may be taken. Out of consideration, we do request a phone call, text or email for the instructor when an absence is anticipated.
PARKING (read carefully)
Parking is allowed in designated parking slots in the CGDA lot ONLY. PLEASE do not park in the drop-off and pick-up zone, or the neighboring businesses, or the private homes around our building, or the roadway between our businesses…..even if you think you are: “just going inside for a minute”.
Think of it like the airport, keep moving until a space opens. Other parking options include: Rand road, 24th street, 25th street, or May street, (out of the bike lanes and not blocking mailboxes). My neighbors have little patience with our illegal parkers, and have assured me, towing will be enforced!