Our policies are established to ensure the ability to
consistently provide impeccable service. Since many
of our patrons are children, the policies are intended to
uphold our commitment to provide them with an environment
that is conducive to optimum levels of development,
enjoyment and above all, safety.
HOW LONG DO
CLASSES RUN? Classes are offered with a format to
provide students with a continuum from September through
May. Though not required, we highly recommend
attending classes for this duration as it provides
students with the continuity required to optimize
progression and establish a solid foundation.
DO YOU HAVE
RECITALS? HOW MUCH DO THEY COST? Recitals are typically
held toward or at the end of the school year and are very
affordable. Because our objectives differ from other
studios, we are able to present a memorable show that
compliments the students and pleases audiences at a
fraction of the cost, so spending hundreds dollars and
hours is not necessary. Our recital objectives
Focusing on the fun, challenge, and reward of working on a
show and performing.
2) Providing a
reputable, affordable, and memorable venue that uniquely
showcases students’ features, skills, and
3) Instilling an appreciation for
dance in both performers and audience members.
Remembering the show is about the dancers, not the
costumes. Costumes should complement the
dancers and dances and need not be expensive to do
AND OTHER GUESTS OBSERVE THE CLASS? Observation of
classes is a privilege that is allowed, provided the
instructor is able to offer quality instruction by keeping
the environment safe, free of disruption, and conducive to
learning. Therefore, your cooperation is
respectfully requested in the following:
1) Observers must
remain in designated area
Seating is limited – use discretion in the number of
people in your party.
3) Keep voices
down and movement to a minimum.
Electronic devices must be turned to silent.
If you must make or take a voice call, step out of the
6) If a majority of your time will be spent
on laptop or cell phone, please offer your seat to someone
that wishes to observe the class.
gum, candy, snacks, food, or drink (other than
8) Keep floors and common areas
9) Do not engage any class
participants while class is in session.
CAN WE TAKE
PHOTOS AND VIDEO? In the dance world it is not
customary to allow photos and video to be taken in
classes, nor is it a privilege to be taken lightly or
for granted. For many reasons,
permission absolutely must be obtained from the instructor
prior to taking photographs or video. If and
when permission is granted, photos and/or video must be
taken discreetly and without disruption to the class
- with the understanding that any/all photos and
video taken will be utilized appropriately to avoid
matters of consequence.
CAN WE BRING
A FRIEND OR RELATIVE TO JOIN THE CLASS AS A GUEST?
Although we are grateful for the enthusiasm, we cannot
allow any person not officially enrolled in class to
participate due to certain liability issues.
However, guests are always welcome to observe the
DO YOU OFFER
DISCOUNTS? Discounts are offered to Youth Program
students taking multiple classes and/or to multiple family
members also enrolled in the Youth Program. The
discount applies to immediate family only. Discounts
will be given on
the premise that monthly tuition
is paid on time and the participant’s account
remains in good standing. Discounts do not apply to
short term classes such as Moms & Tots or to Adult
Dance and Fitness classes. Please refer to
the Enrollment page for details on discounts.
WHAT DO I
NEED TO BUY FOR DANCEWEAR? Please refer to the Dress Code for
specific information regarding dancewear, where to get it,
and all other dancewear related information.
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IS THERE A
REGISTRATION FEE? Yes, just $15. Because
enrollment is limited, a student’s placement is
secured with the $15 registration fee (nonrefundable) each
school year from September through May during which
student must maintain an “active” status with
consistent attendance and timely payments during that time
period. In the event a student does not attend
classes consistently and/or make timely
payments, their status becomes
“inactive” and they are dropped. If this
happens and a student wishes to resume classes, they must
re-enroll and pay the registration fee again. Read
below for more information that relates to enrollment
status, fees, and other terms.
HOW MUCH ARE
LESSONS - HOW AND WHEN DO WE PAY? Tuition is
priced on a per class genre/per month basis. Tuition
prices and applicable discounts are listed on the website
and most printed materials. Payment is due on the
first lesson of each month – we do not send out
monthly bills. Cash and checks accepted –
sorry, no debit or credit cards. Cash payments in
exact amounts are appreciated. Please make checks
payable to “DANCE”.
NOTE: Unless a student has officially dropped
with written notice submitted prior to the 1st of the
month, a student is considered actively enrolled and
payment for a full month is expected on the first
lesson. Late or non remittance issues are dealt with
on a case by case basis, although these occasions are
rare. Chronic late payments or nonpayment will
result in a student acquiring an “inactive”
status and being dropped. Read below for more
information that relates to enrollment status, fess, and
other terms. .
AND WHAT HAPPENS IF WE MISS A CLASS? Prompt and
consistent attendance is held in high regard in our Youth
Program as that’s what helps us to provide the
quality instruction and rewarding experience we aim to
provide to our valued students. Poor or sporadic
attendance, which is not conducive to our goals, can
result in a student’s dismissal or demotion.
We realize that late arrivals and absences such as
illness, school events, or work conflicts are inevitable,
so we ask that everyone do their best where attendance is
concerned. If you know in advance of an absence,
late arrival, or early dismissal that will occur, please
proactively inform the instructor. With unexpected
absences, please inform the instructor as soon as
possible. Missed classes can and should be made up
in another class within a few weeks of when the absence(s)
occurred, providing notice was given to the
instructor. Note: To ensure quality
instruction and service with competitive prices, we limit
our enrollment and as such, cannot offer refunds or credit
for missed classes nor can missed classes be accumulated
and used as credit or payment. If a student misses 2
or more classes with no notice to the instructor, the
student will be considered “inactive”, dropped
from classes, and payment will still be expected.
Missed classes due to extenuating circumstances such as
extended illness, injury, or family emergency will be
handled on a unique basis.
POLICIES & GUIDELINES
*All students must be potty trained.
students must be able to participate in class without
significant and/or long term separation anxiety
*Access and entrance to the studio
is typically no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the
starting time of the first class of the day.
entering, please remove shoes, coats, etc. and leave in
*For the comfort of our patrons,
please close the door between the foyer and studio when
entering or leaving to keep heat or AC regulated.
belongings should be placed in the designated areas to
keep the common areas and dance floor safe and
unobstructed as per fire code.
shoes should never be worn anywhere other than the studio
and especially never outside.
responsible for lost, stolen, or forgotten
*For safety reasons,
dancers should not wear jewelry or watches.
Student’s name should be written on any and all
dance wear and shoes to avoid loss or mix
*Dancers should be well
rested and all bathroom needs taken care of before
*The studio schedule is full
and busy, so it is greatly appreciated if all students
arrive/depart in a timely manner.
electronic devices to silent and use at a minimum. Step
out of room for voice
observers including parents, siblings, and guests are
asked to keep voice levels down, remain seated and avoid
moving around. Parents, please keep a watchful eye
on those little ones that aren’t in
*No gum, candy, snacks,
food, or drink (other than water).
should wear appropriate dancewear as per dress code and
for safety reasons, wear hair up and away from face.
*Remember, being able to observe classes is a
privilege, so don’t spend all your time on the phone
or laptop - watch your dancer thriving!
*We are happy to address any questions or
concerns you may have; however it is difficult to do so
between classes and remain on schedule! Your
questions or concerns can best be addressed with ample
time and undivided attention during off hours.
Please call or text the instructor at 940 9663 or email
weekdays before 3 pm.
We thank you for considering DANCE Ballroom and
Studio as your studio of choice. Our studio strives to
provide an optimal learning environment with our
clients’ safety, security, and comfort in
mind. We appreciate and thank you for your
assistance in helping us to accomplish this by adhering
to the guidelines and policies.