The studio was founded by Caroline Beaty. Caroline has been teaching, directing and choreographing for 8 years. She is a nationally certified Cecchetti instuctor, receiving highest accreditations for levels I - Professional.
Teaching credits include, acceptance into NYSSA Modern intesive, NYSSA Ballet intensive, Joffrey ballet intensive, American Academy of Ballet, Brockport Dance Program, Marymount Manhattan Dance Program. She has coached levels I - V in cecchetti syllabus with students receiving highest accreditations scores on exams.
Our Goal at Reality Dance Studio is to offer dance training of the highest possible caliber. We will provide our dancers with dance education and training to ensure if desired a dance career is obtainable. We offer a faculty that is specialized in a specific dance forms/styles. Our instructors are trained dancers, certified teachers and experienced professionals.Our dancers are immersed in all areas of dance and are saturated with performance and real world dance opportunities. Our Reality Elite Dance Company provides dancers a chance to take nationally certified ballet examinations, compete in regional and national dance competitions, and perform locally in showcases and publicity performances such as an annual Nutcracker. Our studio registration classes also provide all students with the opportunity to dance in our annual May recital.
IMPORTANT STUDIO RULES:
*No one is allowed in class other than dancers and studio staff
*There should not be any tumbling in the hallways – EVER – this includes siblings that are
waiting during classes
*Students should have a water bottle handy for small drink breaks – it is important that dancers stay hydrated throughout class
*Dancers are to be picked up promptly following classes
*Dancers should not leave studio in between classes or during “breaks” without a parent/guardian or permission from parent/guardian
*Dancers or parents should call the studio phone no less than 2 hours before class if a student will be absent for any reason.
*Dancers and parents should not contact any studio staff regarding studio business via staff’s personal phone or social media. All studio correspondence should go through the main studio phone, studio email or the remind text.
*Help keep the studio clean. Clean up your own garbage and take your food with you. *Bullying, gossip, obscene language or inappropriate conversations will not be tolerated by dancers or parents.
*No running, yelling or rough playing. This includes siblings that are waiting during classes *No touching/handling possessions of other dancers without permission.
*Be respectful to studio items including but not limited to equipment, furniture, décor, etc. *MOST IMPORTANTLY: PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF MISS ODETTE – SHE IS FRAGILE AND SHE IS NOT A TOY
IMPORTANT DANCE ETIQUETTE:
*No gum chewing in ANY class
*Hair must be secured off of neck and face in all classes
*No toys or jewelry in dance class
*Dancers should use restroom before class
*Shoes and proper dance attire is required
*Do not have frequent absences
*No cell phones in the studio rooms (please keep them in your dance bag)
*Be respectful and kind to instructors, peers and staff
*Do not talk during class unless you are asking a question
*Be willing to try a new dance or move. Put positive energy into your dance class.
*No leaning, lounging or hanging on the ballet barres
*Clap at the end of class to show respect for yourself, your fellow dancers and the instructor
*If injured, tell the instructor prior to class. You may be instructed to modify moves for the day or just observe.
*If Ill, do not come to class.
*If you need to leave early, notify instructor prior to class
RDS believes that good dance etiquette is of equal importance to good dance technique.
Code of Conduct: Dancers are expected to be at class on time and prepared for class in proper dance attire (see dance attire requirements). Instructors reserve the right to dismiss any dancer from class whose attitudes are unsatisfactory. RDS promotes all dancers to treat each other with respect, support and encouragement.
No jewelry will be permitted in any dance class. Stud earrings are the only exception.
Children’s Combo, Ballet I, II, III, IV, V and Pointe – All dancers MUST wear their hair in a BUN! Pink tights and black leotards are now REQUIRED for these classes. Shoes should be either canvas or leather split sole either Bloch or Capezio.
*For recital we ask parents to purchase shoes and tights through Saratoga Dance. EVERYONE MUST MATCH, RDS is registered there. Please let Saratoga Dance know you are from Reality Dance Studio and they will make sure that you have the right items.
Jazz I, II, III, IV, V and Contemporary – Hair should be in a BUN! Black leotard, pink or tan convertible tights are allowed. Solid black leggings will be permitted, no prints or colors. No shirts. Tan Bloch jazz shoes must be worn. Tan convertible tights and tan jazz shoes will be required for recital.
Acro I, II, III, IV and V – Hair needs to be secured off face and neck, ponytail or bun (bun preferred for longer hair). Black leotard and solid black leggings. No shirts. Tan convertible tights will be required for recital.
Tap I, II, III, IV and V – Hair should be in a BUN! Black leotard and solid black leggings are allowed. Tan Bloch “U heel” tap shoes and tan tights will be required for recital.
Hip Hop – Hair must be secured off face and neck. Wear something comfortable that you can
move in – NO JEANS. Indoor sneakers are required (do not wear your hip hop sneakers outside).
Pre-school – Dancers must wear tights, leotard and proper shoes. Pre-school dancers are encouraged to add colored leotards, skirts or tutus. Hair should be pulled off face. Pink tights will be required for recital.
Barbara Tebeau- Guest Master Teacher
Barbara Tebeau holds Licentiate Membership with Cecchetti Council of America and past membership with Dance Masters of America. Owner/Director of Barbara Jeanne School of Dance in St. Louis, Owner/Director of Dance Center of Queensbury, Founder/Artistic Director of St. Charles Ballet, Founder/Artist...ic Director of Adirondack Ballet. Teaching Credits include: dance degrees from The Juilliard School, Boston Conservatory, Butler University; dancers with San Francisco Ballet, Miami Ballet, NYC Ballet, Martha Graham Company, Ellen Sinopoli Company, Radio City Rockettes & Easter Extravaganza, Broadway's 42nd Street; Miss Dance of St. Louis titles for three years, Miss Dance of America finalists, winner of Dance Masters of America highest level national scholarship at summer convention, several Dance Masters of NY title and scholarship winners; Miss America talent winner at Miss New York Pageant; coaches ballet teachers for international ballet examinations.
Nicole Woodcock ( Guest Faculty/ Guest Artist)
Nicole Woodcock began her training at the age of three and has studied intensively with Caroline Beaty since the age of 10. Nicole has studied in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap and Acrobatics. She was apart of the Adirondack Ballet Theater's productions of the Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, Coppelia, Cinderella and the Firebird. Nicole has been accepted by audition into the New York City Ballet's productions of Circus Polka and Aurora's Wedding and has been accepted by audition into prestigious summer intensives such as: The Joffrey Ballet School, The New York State Summer School of the Arts Modern Dance, The Syracuse University Summer Intensive, and The American Academy of Ballet Summer Intensive. This year Nicole was accepted by audition into the dance programs at both Marymount Manhattan and Brockport College, even receiving a competitive dance scholarship to Marymount. Nicole has studied and commended Cecchetti exams grades I - VI and has assisted in Grade I and III classes. This past year she taught Hip-Hop and Combination Ballet/Tap/Jazz to local dancers. Nicole greatly looks forward to working with our new students to push themselves to go after their dreams!