Studio Policies/Procedures - 2012
Tuition is due on the 1st of the month and considered late (3) business days thereafter. A late fee of $15 will be applied per student.
Membership Fees - A one-time fee of $35 is due per student at the time of enrollment. Membership fees are not required to attend class at the "drop-in" rate.
Additional Fees - Dance & Company will require semi-annual recital and costume fees for all students participating in our performance(s).
D&Co. will not pro-rate tuition for time that the studio is closed for the holidays, for days that you are sick, or for your family vacations. However, you are able to participate in make-up classes that coincide with your schedule and your skill level. If you choose to do this, classes must be made-up within 30 days of your missed class.
Make Up Policy - Students are able to make up for missed class(s) during a (30) day period. However, when we are within 30 days of a studio production, there will be no make-ups allowed. Make-up classes are void in the following month if you haven’t paid that month’s tuition. See Artistic Director for approval prior to dropping in on a class that you are not registered for. Please note that we do not refund tuition due to missed classes.
Dance & Company will be closed for 2012 holidays as noted below:
Monday, January 2nd – Classes resume
President’s Day – Closed Monday, February 20
Good Friday/Easter – Closed Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8
Memorial Day – Closed Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28
Summer Break – Monday, June 25 through Sunday, July 8
Labor Day – Closed Friday, August 31 thru Monday, September 3rd
Thanksgiving – Closed Monday, November 19 through Sunday, November 25
Winter Break – Closed Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Summer Production Schedule
In Studio Dress Rehearsal – Friday, June 22rd
Tech Rehearsal – (MCASD) - Saturday, June 23th
Performance (MCASD) – Sunday, June 24th
Summer Camp/Intensives – Dates to be determined
Arrival to class: Students should arrive to the studio a few minutes prior to scheduled class time and dressed in proper dance attire with hair tied back or in a ballet bun. If possible, avoid entering class when it is already in progress as it is disruptive to the teachers and students. Parents please note that students must be picked up from the studio directly after class. D&Co. cannot be responsible for your child after their scheduled class times unless prior arrangements are made.
Please make sure you child’s dance shoes are marked with their name as this will make it easier to identify misplaced items. See office management for lost items. We will donate “lost and found” items to The Goodwill after 30 days.
Please be courteous of students in class when waiting/preparing for your class to begin, by keeping the noise level to a minimum.
Students are required to sign-in for their classes each day. Your respective sign in sheets will be located at the reception desk before each class begins. We ask that parents pick up their children directly after class by coming into the studio (unless prior arrangements are made with studio management).
Dress Code Standards: We have set some standards for our technique classes as follows:
*Note: these do not apply to our adults, although teens that take adult classes must apply these rules.
* Note: Absolutely NO “bootie” shorts of any kind are allowed in any class without tights underneath. We also do not want to see “cleavage”. Please wear a leotard or sports bra under any revealing top.
Ballet - leotard, tights, ballet skirt or form fitting SOLID shorts, ballet slippers, hair pulled back (preferably in a bun)
Jazz/Modern - Jazz pants, capris, or shorts (but must not come past 1 inch above knee), form fitting top with a sports bra, or a leotard, jazz shoes (optional during warm-up), hair pulled back.
Hip Hop - Comfortable, loose fitting clothing, sports bra preferred, sneakers, hair pulled back.
Combo Classes - leotard, ballet tights and either ballet skirt or form fitting shorts, ballet/jazz and or tap shoes, and hair pulled back.
Please see either Katie or Lisa if you are interested in ordering dancewear or shoes from us. We also have a limited selection of styles and sizes in stock.
Health and nutrition: We highly encourage everyone to be aware of their health and nutrition, and therefore we will have for sale items that we believe support a healthy diet, especially before exercising. Water and protein bars will be sold at the studio. Certain food and drink items (such as fast food, soda, juice, coffee, messy snacks, etc.) will not be permitted for consumption inside Dance & Company.