CLASSES AND PLACEMENT
We use a system of levels to match students closely in age, years of experience and skill levels as well as size, coordination, musicality, attention span and personal maturity. Dance class is not the same as your grade in school. Most children will progress at the average rate for their age, but some will progress more or less quickly than others of the same age and number of years in dance class. We look at each child as an individual and place them in the most appropriately challenging class. We have found that many children will balk when placed in a class that is a too advanced or demanding class. We want dance class to be a joyful time that the child looks forward to each week. When class is too advanced, many lose their desire to express themselves through dance.
POLICIES AND DRESS CODE
HAIR SHOULD BE SECURED IN A BUN OR A LOW, SLEEK PONYTAIL ... AWAY FROM THE FACE WITH NO FLY AWAYS AND NOT FALLING DOWN EVERY FEW MINUTES!!!!!
Solid black leotards for girls. Black, gray or white tee shirts and solid black pants or shorts for boys.
Pink dancewear tights are required for ballet class. Pink, tan or black tights may be worn for jazz and tap class. Boys do not need tights. Girls and boys may wear white socks for fit or comfort in any class.
BALLET: Pink ballet shoes for girls. Black ballet shoes for boys. Leather or canvas is acceptable.
JAZZ: Tan Leather slip-on Jazz shoes, pirouettes or foot undeez are acceptable for all jazz classes. *Boys can wear black jazz shoes
TAP: Tan Mary-Jane tap shoes for Kindergarten and Combo Classes. Tan oxford (lace-up) tap shoes for all other tap classes. *Boys can wear Black Tap Shoes
HIP HOP: Black, white or gray tee shirts and pants or shorts. Jazz shoes, jazz sneakers or tennis shoes used FOR CLASS ONLY! Do not wear your regular street shoes as they track in dirt and debris to the dance floor. Regular dancewear may also be worn.
Absolutely NO loose jewelry! No drop or dangle earrings, necklaces or bracelets.
Cover-ups are to be outside of the class at all times.
Do not wear dance shoes outside the building. The soles of your dance shoes MUST be kept clean! No exceptions!!!
Solid black or pink sweaters may be worn in class as you warm up or if your class room is chilly during the winter month. No baggy sweats of any kind. No over-sized or brightly colored dance skirts or dance dresses. Plain black jazz pants (no writing) or shorts may be worn during jazz and tap class only. Studio and recital tee shirts may be worn as cover ups. Teachers have the right to request the removal of cover-ups, dance shorts etc. at any time should they interfere with your performance in class.
ATTENDANCE AND CLASS TIME
If your dancer will be absent from class, please notify our front office. Make-up classes are permitted and encouraged. Our office will assist you with arrangements.
Class begins at the stated time and ends shortly before the next class in order for our instructors to address any issues with parents. Please collect your dancer immediately following the end of class. If you are going to be late, please call our office so that we can let your dancer know as well as supervise them until you arrive. A late pick-up fee of $10.00 may be assessed if it becomes a chronic problem.
If you would like to drop a class, you must notify the office immediately. You will be charged as an enrolled student until official notification takes place. If you would like to add or change a class, you must get permission from your current instructor and the office. Do not rely on your instructor to inform the office. If proper notification is not given you will continue to be charged for the class.
CLASS AND STUDIO BEHAVIOR
Come to dance class prepared, adhering to the studio dress code and with the proper dance shoes.
Always show respect to your teachers and fellow dancers.
NO CELL PHONES in class.
No food or drinks in the classroom. (Water bottles may be permitted with the permission of the instructor.)
No hanging or pulling up on the ballet barres.
Always wear cover-ups when entering or exiting the studio.
Once class begins, students may only leave the classroom to use the restroom.
Food and drinks may be eaten in the lobby. You must dispose of your own trash.
Food privileges may be revoked should students continually refuse to dispose of their trash
PICK-UP, DROP OFF & PARKING
The parking lot is a one-way circle around the building. Please continue around to the back of the building and exit to the left of the dance studio. Be sure to have your child cross in front of your car during drop-off.
When picking up a dancer it is best to take a parking place. Please stress to your dancer to look both ways and to use care in between parked cars. There is additional space for parking in the rear and to the side of the building. Please refrain from parking in the office lot next to the dance school as they have asked us not to park in front of their doors. If our lot is full, and there is no other alternative, please use the slots closest to the road.
OBSERVATION AND COMMUNICATION
Dancers attend class without parents
Our classrooms have full view windows on our doors. Please be discreet as to not disrupt the class
To withdrawal from the studio, or a class a 30 day written notice is required. You are responsible for the tuition amount for the 30 days after your notice is turned in. If you withdrawal after the costume payments have been made we can not give a refund. If you have already paid for your costume, please pick it up between June 1-15, 2020 or your costume will be donated. You may pick up a Withdrawal Form in the office.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
When Fayette County Schools have a Snow Day due to bad weather, we cancel our morning classes only. Often the weather and roads will clear before our afternoon classes are slated to begin. We keep careful watch over the weather conditions and if necessary, cancel afternoon and evening classes. Should we cancel classes, the voice message on the studio machine will reflect the change, and we will notify the television stations of our decision. We also post our schedule change on Facebook. We make every effort to schedule make-up classes in the event of cancelled classes. As always, your child's safety is paramount. Use your best judgment on attending.
We do not always follow the public school schedule for holidays. Please refer to the studio calendar for specifics on our holiday class schedule.