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Dance Studio Policy

*Please read the agreement carefully.

1. Dance Studio hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., 7 days per week during the regular academic year to American University students approved by the Dance Program. Studio is closed to students during official holidays and official university closings. Summer reservations must be approved by Dance Program Director. Outside groups must contact the Katzen Facilities and Operations Manager at

2. Reservations are prioritized accordingly: Dance Program Courses, DPA/Dance Program Events, Faculty Rehearsal, Dance Program Course Related Rehearsals, Approved Student Groups, Individual Student Workspace.

3. Katzen Dance Studio access must be renewed every semester to ensure the quality of our space and the safety of our students.

4. All reservations for studio use should be made online at least 24 hours in advance and a maximum of one month in advance. Courses and Dance Program Events already scheduled by the Dance Program do not require a reservation.

5. NEW USERS: Approved access can take up to 7 business days. Once given access, charge your AU ID at a hotspot at least once a week (located next to the vending machines on the first floor of Katzen).

6. Studio users should arrive on time for their scheduled reservation. The Dance Studio Manager and Dance Program Director may limit hours for individuals in cases where scheduling/priority becomes an issue or if the studio policy is not being followed.

7. Food and drinks are prohibited on the marley floor. Shoes must be taken off before walking onto the marley floor.

8. Students and faculty bringing students into the studios are responsible for behavior and use of facilities during their visit.

9. Studio door must remain shut for studio security when no one is in the room.

10. Studio must be cleaned and reset by the end of each session. This includes collecting all personal items and picking up your garbage.

11. Studio may only be used for academic and research purposes. Personal and extramural use of American University facilities, equipment, and supplies are prohibited as stated by university policies and procedures unless otherwise approved by the President, Provost, or CAS Dean.

Studio Reservations

1. Read and sign the Dance Studio Reservation Policy. Be sure to include your AU ID and AU Email. Authenticity will be checked to ensure you are a current AU Student or Faculty Member. This process will take up to 7 business days.

2. If you are approved, an email will be sent with an access link. Click on the link and make a Skedda user profile.

3. Your Skedda user profile will include your:

  • AU Email
  • First and Last Name
  • Organization (identify what class, student organization, or other purpose for studio reservation)
  • Group (Choose from: Dance Program Student, CHOREOLAB, Student Organization, or General AU Student)

4. Once your profile is complete, you can start reserving! When reserving, please refer to the Dance Studio Policy on the website. Feel free to email with questions.

5. Access for your reservation will be granted through your AU ID. For continued access, charge your AU ID frequently (once a week) at the hotspot by the vending machines on the first floor of Katzen.

6. Note: The Dance Program and Katzen Facilities Managers can change your reservation at their discretion. In this case, you will be notified through the AU email address provided.