Performing Arts Center for the Whole Family.
Policies & Procedures
A Message from the Directors:
We are dedicated to the enjoyable task of not only teaching you dance, but also to witnessing the development of your mental and physical growth, coordination, poise, grace and personality. To the parents, we hope that by enrolling your child at Dance Workshop you intend to take an active part in helping maintain an enthusiastic attitude in dancing for your child at all times. You must place your trust in us to make proper decisions in your child’s best interest. We trust that your dance experience with us will be a meaningful one. We are here to teach, inspire and empower your child through the
Art of Dance.
RULES & POLICIES
All students must wear a cover-up over their dance wear to and from the studio.
Dance shoes should not be worn outside of the building.
No horseplay will be permitted in the lobby or studio.
Dancers should arrive five minutes before scheduled class time and be picked up promptly after class.
Please notify the studio if you will be late picking up your dancer.
If you must pick your dancer up early from class, please send a written notice to the instructor and the instructor will dismiss the dancer from class. No parents allowed to disrupt the class.
No smoking anywhere on premises.
All students should arrive to class on time.
If a student arrives late, please check in with the office to receive access to class.
Students should come into class fully prepared, both mentally and physically, with a positive attitude, hair properly secured, appropriately dressed according to the dress code (see below) and dance shoes on.
All students must follow the Dance Workshop dress code.
There will be no food, gum or soda permitted in the studio.
Attention should be directed toward the instructor at all times.
Absolutely no sitting down in class unless permitted by the teacher.
Teachers reserve the right to dismiss any student from class who continuously disrupts.
If a student is dismissed more than once, a parent/teacher conference must take place before a “dismissed student” may return to class.
Don’t forget to smile, be supportive of your fellow dancers and keep a positive attitude!
Due to Costume Manager no longer being in business, Dance Workshop has a new dress code. Order now to get your dance wear/shoes in time for the start of classes!!
Dancer must obtain the required dance wear and shoes within their first month. As a convenience, you will find all of the dress code items in the new storefront on the OUR STORE link. You will be able to order everything that you will need for your classes in just a few clicks or a phone call.
Saturdays Classes!!! Students do NOT have to adhere to dress code but appropriate attire should be worn.
No jewelry may be worn during class other than small earrings.
No short shorts, bras or crop tops that show bare midriff. If you walk into the studio without the proper dress code we will give you something to wear and it may not be pretty ;-)
Registration & Tuition Policies
Registration is accepted on first come first serve basis. There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee plus $5 per additional student per family.
Classes will be closed to further enrollment once maximum capacity has been reached.
An annual registration fee will be collected at time of enrollment.
Initial payment will be collected at the start of the school year.
Auto Pay: We collect our tuition via automatic payment. If you choose not to participate in auto pay, there is a $5 charge per month to cover billing and bookkeeping.
The Dance Workshop Season is like a school year. Monthly fees are due at the first of each month. If you are on Auto Pay, fees are automatically deducted or charged to your credit card on the 1st of each month during the season. Some monthly “sessions” during our season have 5 dance classes, some have 3 (Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Spring Break). Tuition is calculated on a per month basis. ***A $10 late fee will be added after the 15th of the month***
Registration fees and tuition payments are non-refundable.
There will be no prorating or refunds given due to missed classes.
Each student is encouraged to make up missed classes in another appropriate leveled class.
Withdrawal Policy: You must complete a drop form 30 days prior to your upcoming tuition payment. You will be responsible for the next payment if you do not give a 30 day written notice. Please be aware that no prorating or refunds will be issued due to withdrawing from classes.
Inclement Weather: Dance Workshop chooses to close due to inclement weather.
Safety for your child is of our utmost concern.
All young dancers must be escorted to and from the building.
If a health condition exists which will prevent full participation, please notify Dance Workshop in writing as soon as possible.
Recital Fee: There will be a $20 non-refundable recital fee due February 1st, 2019 for all students that would like to participate in the end of the year showcase.
Withdrawals and Refunds: There is a two-month minimum for all classes. One-month notice from the first of the month is required to discontinue any classes. If your child wishes to withdrawal, you must notify the office in person and complete a withdrawal form one month in advance, or you are responsible for that months tuition. All automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month notice period. Classes with less than five students may be canceled, combined, or rescheduled at Dance Workshop’s discretion.
Schedule Changes: Changes to your child’s schedule can be made up until November 1st; Thereafter, a charge of $10.00 will be applied to your account for each request made. There are no changes after February 1st and no drops after April 1st.
Business Matters: Must be directed to our office. To voice any concerns or questions with directors, you must make an appointment for a scheduled meeting. No Instructor or Director is to be stopped before, after or during a dance class with questions. This takes away from scheduled classes and will NOT be tolerated. Under no circumstance should a parent walk into a dance class room before, during or after a dance class.
Extreme Weather or unexpected Interruption of Classes: If the school must cancel classes due to extreme weather or events beyond our control such as power outages, the missed lessons will be added at the next possible date. No refunds for lessons missed due these reasons will be given.
Substitutions: Dance Workshop reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If a teacher is ill and the school cannot arrange a substitute any missed classes will be made-up.
Missed Lessons and Make-Up lessons: Absolutely no make-up lessons will be given for missed lessons unless absence is due to serious illness and 24 hour notice (phone or via email) has been given to the office. Make-up lessons will be limited to 2 per year and will require a doctor’s note. No refunds or prorated tuition are given for missed classes. (School activities such as ski trips or programs, band trips, Spring Breaks that differ from our school’s Spring Break, sports games, etc. do not qualify for make-up classes) You will need to fill out a Make-Up class form and hand it to the instructor.
Dance Class Attendance and Lateness: Repeated lateness may result in termination of lessons. A minimum attendance level will be required. If a student misses more than 4 classes without written notices, the school reserves the right to terminate lessons.
Parent’s Responsibility to be aware of Dates and Events: It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all school activities, such as viewing days, recitals, extra classes, and dates the school is open or closed. The school will post all such notices on the website as well as sending Newsletters via email. The monthly newsletter will also be available at the studio to take home. It is the parent’s responsibility to regularly check these boards to ensure they are informed. It is the responsibility of the parents or adult students to inform the school of any address, telephone, or email address change.
Care of Students: The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for the students. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time before or after classes. Please be prompt when picking up your child.
The Risk of Injury: Please be aware that dancing and exercises associated with it places unusual stresses on the body and carries with it the risk of physical injury. The Dance Workshop will not be held responsible for personal injury.
Medical Emergency Policy: In case of emergency, Dance Workshop will take first aid or emergency measures as judged necessary for the care and protection of the child while under the supervision of the studio. In case of medical emergency, the child will be transported to an appropriate medical facility by the local emergency unit for treatment if the emergency unit deems it necessary. In some medical situations the staff will need to contact the emergency resource before the child’s parent, physician, and or other person acting on the parent’s behalf. The child’s parents or legal guardians shall be responsible for any expenses incurred.
Lost or Stolen Property: The Dance Workshop is not responsible for any items lost or stolen on our premises. Items left overnight in the studios will be placed in the lost and found which will be donated to charity after each semester.
Physical Contact : Teaching dance is a physical activity and appropriate physical contact between students and teachers in class is essential to dance training. Teachers will use their hands to illustrate a concept to a student or to adjust parts of a student’s body (especially with the younger students).
The Dance Workshop recognizes that such physical contact is a potentially complex area; and the School also fully recognizes its responsibilities for safeguarding students and teachers and for protecting their welfare.
The following principles and procedures are in place to fulfill the School’s obligations:
a) Contact by the teacher is made with particular awareness of the needs of each individual, to assist the young dancer in correcting placement.
b) All teachers will treat any physical contact with due sensitivity and care.
c) Contact will not involve force.
d) Teachers will be mindful of location and avoid situations where they are isolated with a student; all classes should be held in studios and dance areas.
Photo Release: The school is hereby granted permission to take photographs of the students to use in brochures, web sites, social media, posters, advertisements and other promotional materials.
Dance Workshop admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs or any other programs.