Frequently Asked Questions
I’m here for rehearsal! Where’s the Dance Block Associate?
If you are early, we ask that you buzz the first floor and then the third floor, but please wait patiently on the 1st floor of 70 E 4th St.
We will prioritize that you get to your studio on time.
How can I cancel my rehearsal?
1. Go to the confirmation email you received for the rehearsal you would like to cancel.
2. Click the link that says “To cancel your reservation please click here. You will receive a full refund to your original form of payment.”
Why do I need to check in?
We are responsible to all the studio owners for the condition of their spaces.
By checking you into your studio, we’re fulfilling that responsibility, and making sure the space is in working order when you arrive.
How do I see all of my reservations?
1. Visit planyo.com and sign up with the same email that you made your reservations with.
2. Go back to the Planyo home page
3. Click “MY ACCOUNT”
4. Voilà! Your reservations are revealed!
A heads-up is always appreciated – and lateness less than 10 minutes is ok. Anything beyond 10 -15 minutes will result in an email follow-up.
…are never cool. Failure to show up for your rehearsal without a note via an email or a call will result in a strike. Three strikes & you’re out.
We understand that sometimes things come up that may require cancelling your rehearsal. Please cancel as soon as possible so we can open up the time for another renter looking for space.
If you cancel 72 hours before your booking, you will receive a refund. In the confirmation email you received, there is a link to cancel and receive the full-refund amount.
Please note that there is no refund for cancellations made within 72 hours of the scheduled rehearsal.
Guidelines and Policies
The Dance Block program is open to individual dancers, choreographers or non-profit dance companies who are doing non-commercial work. Artists must be in the process of creating or rehearsing new or repertory works to qualify for this program and its subsidized rates.
Dance Block spaces may NOT be used for theater, performance art, auditions, classes, workshops, or public performances. Open rehearsals are approved on a case-by-case basis and must be cleared with a Dance Block Staff member a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the rehearsal.
Please note that currently enrolled students who receive institutional support are not eligible for Dance Block. We also cannot host dancers who are 18 years or under due to liability issues.
Payment for rehearsals is made through our online booking system after filling out the form and being approved by the program. Once you are approved, you will be asked to fill out a survey and contract that includes credit card information.
All rehearsals must begin and end on time – no exceptions – as rehearsals are often booked back to back
Lateness policy: Renters who arrive any later than 10 minutes after their scheduled rehearsal time will be marked as a late. Renters arriving late are required to contact our office phone 646-864-1209. Three latenesses without communication will result in a strike. Five latenesses with communication will result in a strike. All history of lateness is cleared at the end of each calendar year
Cancellation policy: Renters who cancel within 72 hours of their scheduled rehearsal are not eligible for a refund.
Dance Block books on the hour, not the half hour.
Outdoor shoes are not permitted on studio floors.
No food or beverages other than water in plastic or unbreakable bottles are allowed in the studios.
No smoking or alcohol allowed on premises.
No burning of candles, incense, or other use of fire or smoke indoors
No spiked heels, tap shoes or Flamenco heels are allowed in any studio (with the exception of Rod Rogers).
No animals allowed except service animals.
Renters must leave the studio in the same condition as they entered it: Discard all trash, recyclables, close windows, turn off the lights, and turn off air conditioning and heaters, if applicable.
Dance Block rentals include access to spaces and restrooms but do not include access to studio equipment such as barres, music stands, exercise equipment, or shower facilities
Additional policies may apply to individual spaces. The renter will be provided this information upon first renting space with Dance Block.