ENROLLMENT: Open to students ages 2 and up, regardless of race, nationality or ethnic origin. DANCE STUDIO “B” reserves the right to cancel classes due to inadequate enrollment and to place students in classes according to age, maturity, physical and artistic abilities. Students are constantly evaluated to be sure they are in the proper class level for their abilities and are progressing as expected. We may make suggestions for additional classes or a class change. Any recommendations we make to you or your child are based on our professional opinion and experience and are made in the best interest of you or your child’s dance education.
FOR OUR RECORDS: Registration requires the completion of a short form and signed waiver by the student’s legal guardian, to be completed each season. An annual, $25 non-refundable registration fee must accompany the registration form, $12.50 for each additional family member. Be sure to complete a registration form and turn in your waiver of liability form before your first class.
TUITION: Will be based on 10 months this year. Class rate is based on our months of dance services, not on the number of lessons. Dance services include instruction, choreography, costume coordination and the planning of various presentations throughout the season. Payment is not refundable nor is it discounted for classes missed, holidays or cancelled classes due to inclement weather. There is no additional charge for five-week months or any extra classes or rehearsals. When more than one class per month is missed, they may be made up, if possible, in an equivalent class.
PAYMENT: Checks, Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover and Debit cards are accepted. For your convenience, monthly tuition may be paid on a recurring basis by providing credit card or debit card information to be kept on file.
CHECKS: Tuition should be paid on or before the first lesson of each month. A $5 Late Fee will be charged for each week a tuition payment is delinquent. Tuition not paid by the 15th of the month will be charged a $15 Late Fee. Please make checks payable to: DANCE STUDIO “B” and include the student’s name and reason for payment in the memo portion. There will be a $35 service charge for all checks returned by the bank. Any account that is more than 30 days delinquent will result in your child having to “sit out” of dance class until the account is brought up to date or other acceptable arrangements are made.
DANCE AREAS: No candy, gum, food or drink (other than water) is permitted in the dance areas. In an effort to make the most of our space, all coats, jackets, sweaters, dance bags and book bags should be hung on hooks or placed in cubbies. Shoes, etc. are not to be left lying around in the hallways as someone may trip over them. Students who were unable to attend our Open House, but still need to purchase dance wear, are asked to do so before or after their scheduled class time.
YOUNG DANCERS: Learning to be a part of a dance class means putting on your own dance shoes. Young dancers are encouraged to practice at home to do this in a timely manner. Please make sure to put your child’s name on ALL of their belongings. Young dancers who are good listeners and try their very best will be rewarded with a hand stamp. Please note, stamps have to be earned and may not always be given to everyone.
OBSERVATION: Parents are invited but not required to stay and observe classes from outside the dance areas. “Parents Week” offers an opportunity to observe your child’s classes and note their progress. Videos and cameras are welcome during this week and parents are invited to participate.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: Students should arrive for class 5 -10 minutes prior to class time and should be picked up promptly. Please inform us ahead of time if any student needs to be picked up before class is over. Parents should not interrupt teachers during their classes. Each dancer will need to be dropped off and picked up at the studio entrance. They are not permitted to move about the mall unattended.
WEATHER: In the event of bad weather, please check email messages and our Facebook page for closings or delays.
SCHEDULE: Every effort is made to follow our time schedule. Your help is greatly appreciated. Please arrive at the studio early enough to begin class promptly. Students are encouraged to use the restroom before class begins so that we may spend class time “dancing”. Dancers are expected to enter their assigned dance room ready to dance with dance attire, including shoes, already on. Dancers’ belongings should be placed in a cubby while they are in class. Classes are scheduled to run 55 minutes in an effort to start the next class on time. Though sometimes our enthusiasm gets the better of us and we may run over, please make every effort to come inside and pick up your young dancer on time.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Dancers’ photos may be taken intermittently throughout the year and posted on the Dance Studio “B” website and social media pages. General information regarding the dance event, name of dance class or team may be posted along with the photograph. If you do not wish for your child’s photo to be used on the website, social media or for promotional purposes, please notify the studio staff and every reasonable effort will be made to ensure that his or her photo is not posted.
PARENT-TO-STUDIO COMMUNICATION: Parental communication is key, but difficult during class time. All questions should be directed to the assistant on duty, put in writing and placed in the payment box, or left as a voicemail. Every effort will be made to answer your inquiry in a timely manner.
WHAT’S HAPPENING?: In order to be “in the know” as to studio happenings, please utilize our many methods of communication: (1) visit our webpage at www.dancestudiob.org, (2) ‘Like’ our Facebook page, (3) check your emails frequently for newsletters and updates, (4) come in the studio at least once a month to pick up any papers with your child’s name on them, (5) check the studio bulletin board or calendar for the latest scoop.
RECITAL: The recital date(s) will be confirmed early during the dance season. Ms. Trish makes every attempt to avoid conflicts with school, sports and other activities the students may be enrolled in when she schedules the recital and dress rehearsals. Once the recital and rehearsal dates are scheduled, please note them in your personal calendar. Attendance is mandatory for the dress rehearsals scheduled the week before the recital. Any student who is unable to attend these rehearsals will not be able to participate in the recital performance.
TERMINATION: DANCE STUDIO “B” reserves the right to terminate the dance instruction of any student at any time, with or without a cause. DANCE STUDIO “B” agrees to refund any unearned tuition. In the event that a student is terminated for a cause, then no refund of tuition shall be made. Cause for termination shall be defined to include any action by a student or parent of a student which conflicts with the stated policies of DANCE STUDIO “B” or any action by a student or parent of a student which is determined by DANCE STUDIO “B”, to endanger the students and/or staff at our school.
A PERSONAL NOTE: You and your child are very important to us. We are always willing to listen and talk. Any time you want to speak to your child’s teacher, please leave a message on our answering machine and the teacher will contact you. This will make it possible for us to run on schedule and allow the teacher and parent to have a less rushed, more productive, private conversation.
Patricia K. Bradshaw
Director, Dance Studio “B”