Preparing for your first class:
New students should arrive 15 minutes early to their first class in order to complete paperwork.
Where is Saffron Dance located? Our address is 3260 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201. We are conveniently located one block from the Clarendon Metro (Orange & Silver lines), and offer parking in the adjacent parking lot with designated spaces. We are across the street from Northside Social and behind Silver Diner.
Do you offer parking? Saffron has off-street parking located in the adjacent parking lot. On weekdays before 5pm, please park in the spots labeled "Saffron Dance." After 5pm and on weekdays students may park in any space in the lot EXCEPT those labeled "BCN." However, parking is not unlimited and is first-come first-served. There is additional street parking available on Irving Street next to the Silver Diner, on 10th Street, and on Fairfax Blvd on the opposite side of Northside Social. Please do not park in the Silver Diner parking lot as your car will be towed. See Location & Parking for more info and parking suggestions.
What should I do when I arrive for class? Enter through the glass double doors in the center of the building and you will see our check-in area. Please sign in at the registration desk before changing or entering class. First time students will be asked to complete a liability waiver prior to entering the studio classroom.
What should I wear to class? We recommend wearing something comfortable that allows you to move and stretch, but that is sufficiently fitted so that teachers can correct to your movement. Most people find that a fitted t-shirts or tank and leggings or fitted dance and yoga pants fit best. Please bring a scarf that ties easily around your hips. Dancewear, including coined and beaded hip scarves are available for purchase at the studio boutique.
Do I need dance shoes for class? The studio has been designed with high quality soft maple floating floor expressly intended for dance. You can easily dance in bare feet, ballet slippers, or other leather-soled dance shoes. Street shoes are not permitted in any studio. Students attending SaffronFit fitness classes may wear sneakers but must wipe them down prior to class.
Do you have a place to change clothes before and after class? We have two dressing rooms and two bathrooms in which students can change. Each studio is equipped with cubbies to keep your personal belongings during your class.
What if I have to miss a class? Saffron permits students to make up any missed class, proactively or retroactivley, at the same level or below within the current session. Students enrolled in performance, Company, & technique classes may also make up classes in SaffronFit classes. When you arrive for a make up class, add your name to the class sign-in sheet with a note that you are making up a class. Feel free to ask the Studio Assistant for guidance. Please be aware that you MUST make up all missed classes during the current session.