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Register online by clicking the portal link below. Once you are to the Studio-Pro homepage, log-in to your account or click the "Create an Account" button to create your family's login and password. Please note that all parents, including returning families, will need to create a parent account. Once the account is created you may add your existing or new student that will be linked to your account.

On this site, you'll be able to view your invoice, pay your tuition, enroll in classes, and more.

Before you come to class, we ask that you complete the Waiver of Liability and Photo Release below. Please complete one for each of your dancers. 


Essentials Dance Company and FII

Waiver of Liability and Photo Release

I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance at Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc. and Essentials Dance Company or participation in Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc. and Essentials Dance Company programming (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc. and Essentials Dance Company, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc. and Essentials Dance Company, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Club


By signing this agreement, I recognize that exercise involves an inherent risk. I hereby agree to assume the risk of injury and death in its entirety regardless of cause. Essentials Dance Company and its employees, Becca Marino, Fitness Inspiration Inc, its employees, and any contractors shall not be liable for injuries or damages to participants, or their property, or by subject to any claim, demands, injuries, actions, causes of action, or even death. 

The parent/guardian and participant, in consideration of participation in this program, activity and/or class indicated on this form shall not hold Essentials Dance Company or its employees, Becca Marino, Fitness Inspiration Inc., or any of its employees or contractors liable for any injury or death that results from active or passive negligence on the part of Becca Marino, Inspiration Inc and employees or contractors. 


Essentials Dance Company has my permission to use my or my child’s photography and videos publically to promote Essentials Dance Company and Technique Transformation. I understand that the images may be used in print publications, online publications, presentations, websites, and social media. I also understand that no royalty, fee, or other compensation shall be payable to me by reason of such use. I agree to allow Fitness Inspiration Inc to use any photographic image or video of me taken while participating in my program. These images may be used in promotions or other related marketing materials.

Thanks for submitting!


We also ask that our Pre-Team students and parents/guardians read and sign the Pre-Team Handbook below. Only one per family is necessary. Competitive students can expect to receive their Competition Team Handbook via email.


Essentials Dance Company Pre-Team Handbook

Dear Parents,

Thank you for choosing Essentials Dance Company!


Our esteemed faculty has over one hundred years of experience in the dance education field. With extensive training in early childhood education, our instructors are able to package the information, instructions, and dance steps in a fun and creative way to meet each child's learning style. The keys to our success are our love of children, passion for the art of dance, and the joy we experience every time that passion is sparked in a young dancer. We are dedicated to delivering cutting edge choreography, strong fundamentals, and an array of various dance styles in a supportive and nurturing

environment. Our teaching strategies remain current and up to date through our continuing education in pedagogy in the dance industry. Lastly, our staff is a family. We have known, loved, and supported each other for many years. Every Essentials student becomes a part of this family.


This handbook contains information on all things EDC. Please always reference your handbook, newsletters, and website first, as most answers can be found in one of these places, but feel free to reach out to us with any questions.


We are looking forward to working with and getting to know your child. It is going to be a great year!



Scarlet Ryals

Owner and Artistic Director



Communication is very important to us at EDC. COVID has limited in-person interaction so our primary form of communication will be email. You can request a phone call or in-person meeting via




All tuition is due the first of the month and may be paid by check, cash, Venmo, or PayPal. Checks should be made payable to Essentials Dance Company. Full tuition is due September, October, & November while only half is due in December. Full tuition is due in January, February, March, and April. August and May tuition will be determined yearly based on fluctuating school calendars . If COVID causes shutdowns of businesses, classes may be held over zoom and/or pre-recorded class videos made available to students. Tuition is due even if in-person classes are not possible.



Attendance is very important for your child, as well as, the teacher and fellow students.  Fees will not be refunded due to absences. Students should arrive 5-10 minutes before class. Every child should visit the restroom before class starts, as restroom breaks are limited to emergencies only. The teacher cannot leave the classroom during class to assist with potty breaks.


Make-Up Classes

If a dancer must miss a class, you can check with your teacher to see if another class is available. If your teacher becomes ill or has a conflict, she will either provide a substitute teacher or a make-up class will be scheduled.


Inclement Weather Policy

If inclement weather causes cancellations, tuition will not be adjusted, nor will classes be made up. Essentials Dance Company follows the Shelby County Schools inclement weather policy. If Shelby County Schools are closed due to inclement weather then classes are canceled for that day.


Our base pre-team class for any age is a ballet/jazz combo technique class. For ages 3-4 we focus on this technique in a creative, fun, and stimulating atmosphere, while learning dance steps, terminology, and developing age-appropriate motor skills. At age 5, dancers can add tap, musical theater, and or hip hop to their training plan. Ages 7 -10 may additionally add contemporary.


Dance Technique for Gymnasts Curriculum

This curriculum includes ballet, turns and leaps specific to gymnastics, jazz technique, jazz isolations and combos, hip hop combos, and flexibility training

Class Placement

Initial class placement will be made by EDC Staff, based on age, previous experience, and class performance.


Dress Code

All dancewear and shoes must be purchased to the requirements of Essentials Dance Company. Our dress code is one of the many ways we are able to create a family feel among dancers. Simply access the link below to purchase the items you will need for your child’s class(es). Once you access the link find your child’s class listed by age and style.

Tiny Tots (ages 3-4) choose either a pink or purple leotard as well as ballet shoes from the store link.
Tiny Trainers (ages 5-6 ) and Trainees (ages 7-10) choose leotards or two-piece outfits from the selection.

Shoe requirements:
Ballet shoes required and technique (Sophia Lucia half-sole turner shoe optional) if you are signed up for the technique (ballet/jazz combo class).
Tap shoes if signing up for tap.
Tennis shoes of your own (no need to purchase new ones) for hip hop.

Any student that needs teen or adult sizes should simply choose the category for teens and adult sizing.

Gymnasts may wear a leotard, sports bra and spandex shorts or briefs, or the Trainee dress code. Pink Canvas Split sole Ballet shoes are required, nude Sophia Lucia shoes are recommended. The required shoes and trainee dress code options can be found by clicking the following access link: 

Please make sure to label all dancewear and shoes with your child’s name. Students should enter the dance studio completely dressed in required attire with shoes on, ready for class. Students not adhering to the dress code are not eligible to participate in class. 

Thanks for submitting!

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