By registering your child for classes at School of Dance Arts you acknowledge you have read these policies, understand them and will follow them.
Registration: Your child is not guaranteed placement in a class until registration and payment has been processed. Class placement will be on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited.
Class Levels: School of Dance Arts faculty will make decisions as to the appropriate level of each student and will inform parents if a change is necessary. We teach to the individual child.
Expectations: Students, parents and teachers are expected to respect one another always. A co-operative environment is essential for learning.
* Instruct students in the art of dance
* Provide a safe environment both physically and emotionally
* Will be punctual, professional, and prepared
* Listen to your instructor
* Be punctual and attend class regularly
* Wait quietly while your instructor is working with another individual
* Respect your art, your instructor and fellow dancers
* Keep yourself, dance equipment, and the studio neat and clean
* Do not bring valuables to the studio. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
* Adhere to “Class Attire”
* Siblings must be supervised.
* Students may not be outside the building in dance attire.
* The studio is not responsible for children who leave the premises.
* Only water is permitted in the studios.
* Please help keep the building neat and clean.
* Please help keep a low noise level inside the building.
*The faculty is always available for a conference; however, a meeting must be scheduled.
* Please DO NOT interrupt a teacher during class.
Class Attire: Class uniforms must be worn to class. Hair must be in a bun for ballet and shoes properly fitted and safe to dance in. Students who are not dressed properly may be asked to leave class.
Ballet: Studio leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet slippers
Tap:Studio leotard, pink tights, tan tap shoes, (studio bootie shorts or studio skirt optional)
Jazz:Studio leotard, tights, black jazz shoes, (studio bootie shorts or studio skirt optional)
Contemporary and Acrobatics:Studio leotard, footless tights, (studio bootie shorts optional)
Supplies: You will be able to purchase dance uniforms and dance shoes from the studio. The price varies from term to term, please contact the office for exact prices.
Dismissal of classes: Classes end promptly at designated times. Students are to stay inside the building until their proper guardian comes inside to get them. Students who are continually left at studio after class dismissal will be subject to a late fee.
Tuition: Is due on the 1st of each month. A late fee of $25 will be added on the 5th day of each month. Tuition is based on a yearly dance term, which begins on first day of classes and concludes the day of recital. For your convenience, tuition is paid in ten monthly installments, beginning with August and concluding with May. Monthly installments remain the same regardless of the number of lessons taught within each month. Client’s account must be current in order to purchase pre-sale tickets to a School of Dance Arts event and to receive costume(s) for said event. Last tuition payment must be received one week prior to recital. There is no penalty if your child does not finish the entire dance term. However, please notify the office as a common courtesy so we may fill the place within the class. A $25 fee is due on all returned checks.
Absences: You may make-up classes, however, missed classes are non-refundable. Tuition is still due to hold your child’s place in a class. There are no refunds if: you drop classes in the middle of the month, choose other activities over dance class, or simply miss class. We request parents call or e-mail the studio to inform the teacher and staff of any absences, illness or a problem the student might be having. If your child has a contagious illness or is injured please keep them out of class until they are recovered and can participate fully without risk or relapse or re-injury. In the case of a serious illness or injury that would require missing a month or more of class, tuition might be waived. This is determined by the School of Dance Arts director on a case by case basis. All missed classes must be made up within two weeks of said absence.
Costume and Recital Performance Fees: A costume deposit of $50 is due on January 15th. The costume balance will be due on March 1st. Costume fees vary from student to student as they all take different classes. Costume fees include tights but do not include shoes. The recital performance fee of $40 is due April 1st. The recital performance fee helps defray the cost of the auditorium and other recital expenses such as: the fire marshal, insurance, lighting, sound and security. Tickets are required for all audience members and they are $15 per ticket. Students are not required to participate in recital, but it is the highlight of their year.
Absolutely NO refunds or credits for missed classes, costumes or recital performance fees.
Punctual attendance: is expected of all students. Students who arrive late may be asked to sit and watch. Students who are continually absent may not be eligible for the recital.
Observation Days: Parents are not to enter the classroom without permission of the instructor. There will be regularly scheduled observation days.
Pointe: Students will be considered for pointe if they are at least 11 years old, are attending at least two ballet classes per week, have studied Cecchetti Grade 1 and show sufficient strength and control. Pointe students must have their feet examined and a letter of approval from their physician.
Class Cancellation: School of Dance Arts reserves the right to combine classes, change times, provide a substitute teacher or replacement teachers and cancel or combine any class with six or less students. Decisions will be made by the studio director.
During class instructors may come in contact with students in order to place their bodies in correct alignment.