East Side Dance Co.

Watch us dance. Hear us speak...

Dance Classes. Parties. Studio Rentals. 

Dress Code 

  • Comfortable clothes (sweatpants, leggings, basketball shorts, etc.) and sneakers

  • No jeans or boots (unless approved by choreographer).


  • Payment is required prior to the start of the semester (unless alternative arrangements have been arranged with ESDC staff)

  • Missed classes are not pro-rated or redeemable for cash

  • Refunds:

    • We offer full refunds prior to the 2nd week of weekday classes. On the start of the third week after classes start, we have a strict no refund policy

    • Sunday Company Rehearsals are nonrefundable

Attendance / Punctuality

  • Please inform us of any expected absences up to 24hrs before the scheduled class time

  • Arriving late to class can be disruptive to other students, distracting to the focus of a learning atmosphere and difficult on the groups’ progression in learning. Please inform us if you know your child is going to be late

  • If you are more than 15 minutes late to class, it is up to your teachers’ discretion as to whether or not you will be allowed to join the class on the floor, or be required to only observe

  • ESDC does not offer make up classes as each class is specifically tailored to the students registered.

  • All ESDC Classes:

    • Due to the rigor of the curriculum, a maximum of 3 absences are allowed (barring special circumstances communicated to ESDC staff)

    • Exceeding this 3 absence limit may result in student not being able to participate in the final performance

Class Etiquette

  • Cell phone use is not permitted during class time -- please leave phones on silent or turn them off

  • Negativity and disruptive behavior is not tolerated at ESDC. We ask that distractions be kept at a minimum while class is in session. Teachers reserve the right to ask a student to sit out for a portion of class

  • Personal space is imperative in a dance class. Please respect others in this shared environment

Note to Parents:

  • Children will not be permitted to enter the studio until 5 minutes prior to the start of class. If they arrive earlier, they will be required to wait outside, so we urge you not to leave them unattended. [There are several restaurants and cafes in the area that can comfortably accommodate the wait]

  • We understand that children may get anxious as class time approaches. However, please understand that shaking and banging on our door can be both disruptive to classes that are in session as well damaging to the door itself. We kindly ask you to address such behavior if it occurs

  • Please make sure your children use the bathroom prior to arriving to prevent from emergency bathroom needs while another class is in session

  • Parents will not be allowed to watch while class is in session, as it is a distraction for the students


204 E 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028