Studio Policies and Procedures
Children's Class Policies
Payments and Class Size
TUITION POLICY: To attend weekly classes, tuition for children’s classes will be processed on the 1st of each month. If your payment is declined or returned, a $10 reprocessing fee will be assessed. Registration fees, costume fees, and tuition fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Full tuition will be charged monthly, regardless of holidays. There are several months where a 5th lesson is given at no charge. There are no refunds or credits for missed classes. If your child misses a class, they may take a make-up class at a similar level. Please refer to the website for available classes. Make-up classes expire after 30 days.
REGISTRATION FEE: There is an annual registration fee of $35 that is assessed every September. If your child enrolls in classes after September, your registration fee will be charged with our first month's tuition.
CANCELATION POLICY: If you would like to cancel your child’s class(s) a written cancellation notice should be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org 30 days in advance to avoid charges to your account.
DROP IN CLASS POLICY: Children are welcome to try other classes by purchasing a drop in class. All drop in classes must be scheduled in advance. Drop in classes are not available for specialty classes or permission classes.
CLASS SIZE POLICY: Class sizes are set to a specific number of dancers. If your child is set up on monthly tuition, their space in their class is reserved and guaranteed. If you child would like to drop into a class, please make sure to register them online or call the studio to confirm their is space in the class. If there is a children’s class with less than 2 students, you will be given the option of doing a half hour private lesson or a make-up on a different day.
LATE ARRIVALS: Students should arrive at least 10 minutes before class so they will be ready to begin. Entering class after it has begun is disruptive to the teacher and other students. If the student is tardy, please enter class quickly and quietly. Because they have missed crucial warm-up time, dancers who arrive more than 10 minutes late may be asked to observe the remainder of class.
PLEASE DROP OFF & PICK UP PROMPTLY: Students should arrive NO MORE than 10 minutes prior to the start of class & picked up NO LATER than 10 minutes after class. If your child is picked up more than 15 minutes after their class is over, a child care fee of $20 will be imposed.
SAFETY: The parking lot and other outside areas are NOT playgrounds. Parents must monitor their children when they are outside of the studio. Students should only be outside when coming to class or leaving class.
ABSOLUTELY NO: gum, food or drinks are permitted in any of the dance rooms, except water.
Excessive talking or other misbehavior will not be tolerated and may result in the student being asked to observe class instead of participating. All students must respect the structure and teaching style of all instructors.
If your child has a smart watch, we ask that they please leave them in their dance bag. They are welcome to check them for messages during water breaks and after class. If you have an emergency and need to reach your child, please call the studio and we will call them out of class to speak to you.
CLASS OBSERVATION: Although the physical design of our studio allows parents to watch at any time, even the quietest observers distract students and can make them self-conscious or apprehensive if they are constantly watched. Please DO NOT enter the classroom during the course of the class for any reason even if the class is changing shoes or taking a break.
** Siblings not participating in a dance class must be accompanied by a parent at all times and are not allowed to run or play in any area of the studio. If you would like them to do homework at the back hallway tables please check the front desk for availability. **
APPROPRIATE DANCE ATTIRE FOR CHILDREN’S CLASSES
Dance attire is encouraged for all of our dancers. Dance attire allows the instructors to see your dancer's lines and helps them to make the appropriate corrections. Below is a list of suggested attire.
CHILDREN’S BALLET: Solid color leotard, tights and ballet shoes. Ballet skirts are optional. Hair should be worn in a bun, or out of the face.
TAP & JAZZ: Any leotard & tights, jazz pants or shorts. Tap or Jazz shoes. Hair should be pulled out of the face.
CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL: Any leotard & tights, tank top, jazz pants or shorts, dance top. Bare feet, or half sole shoes. Hair should be pulled out of the face.
HIP-HOP: Athletic shorts or pants with a fitted dance top or t-shirt. Any tennis shoes are acceptable as long as they are not backless or open toed. **This is the only class in which street clothes are appropriate.
NO BLACK OR COLORED SOLED SHOES ALLOWED.
Adult Polices and Procedures
CLASS SCHEDULE AND CANCELLATIONS:
Adult Classes are available to purchase individually or in bulk packages. Class are available for use within the following time frame:
Single Class: 30 Days
5 Class Pass: 3 Months
10 Class Pass: 6 Months
20 Class Pass: 12 Months
Adult Class Size Policy: Classes with less than 2 students will be canceled. If you come to the studio for a class that has been canceled, your account will be credited for a complimentary class.
Classes scheduled before 10:00AM must be registered for 12 hours in advance or they are subject to cancellation.
No-Show/Late Cancel Policy: If you do not show for a registered class or fail to cancel your class or notify the studio that you will not be attending within 1 hour of the scheduled class time, your account will be subject to Forfeiture of enrolled class.
APPROPRIATE DANCE ATTIRE FOR ADULT DANCE CLASSES
BURN AT THE BARRE: Any fitted workout pants or sweats, a fitted tank top or t-shirt & bare feet.
ADULT BALLET: Any Leotard & tights, ballet skirt, ballet shorts, stretch pants, yoga pants, or tank top and ballet shoes or socks. Hair should be pulled out of the face or in a bun.
ADULT TAP: Any leotard & tights, jazz pants or shorts. tap or jazz shoes. Hair should be pulled out of the face.
CONTEMPORARY/ JAZZ/ LYRICAL: Any leotard & tights, tank top, jazz pants or shorts, dance top. Bare feet, or half sole shoes. Hair should be pulled out of the face.
HIP-HOP: Athletic shorts or pants with a fitted dance top or t-shirt. Any tennis shoes are acceptable as long as they are not backless or open toed. **This is the only class in which t-shirts/street clothes are appropriate.
NO BLACK OR COLORED SOLED SHOES ALLOWED.