2019/2020 Policy Informtion

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   Please see that students attend all of their scheduled classes and arrive for class on time. Dancers should arrive with their hair up and in proper dance attire.  Warm-up is a crucial part of each class and if missed, students may risk suffering injury. Students who miss the warm up may be asked to sit out the reminder of the class to avoid unnecessary injury.  Check with your teacher for a make up time if you are unable to attend a class and check the main bulletin board weekly to make sure you have not missed any important handouts!

   –Class time is a time for learning. Children who continually disrupt class may be asked to sit out for that session. For safety reasons, students are not to chew gum or wear jewelry during classes.

   –All parents are responsible for dropping children off and picking them up on time. Parents are required to walk children in and out of the building, rather than wait for them outside. Also siblings of dancers are to be watched at all times and are not permitted to run through the hallways for their own safety.

   –Please do not leave valuables in your car while parked. After 4:30 pm on weekdays and at any time on weekends you may park anywhere around the building. Prior to 4:30 you can park on the street or in designated RCYB spaces only/ Please do not park behind Chin’s restaurant or in other business’ spaces around the building or you will be towed. 

   We do not follow the schedule of public or private schools in Kanawha County. The only dates the studio will be closed are listed below. In case of bad weather, please check our Facebook page or call the studio after 1:00 p.m. weekdays or 8:30 a.m.on Saturdays for an updated message. An early school dismissal or school cancellation does not mean the studio will be closed.  Please check our Facebook page or call if you are unsure.

Classes Start:Saturday August 17
Labor Day:Monday Sept. 2 No class. Will be made up Monday Nov. 25
TBA Trick or Treat:Some classes may be cancelled. (Kanawha County Date)
Fall Break: Tuesday November 26-Sunday December 1 (One week)
Winter Break:Monday December 16-Sunday January 5. (Three weeks)
Spring Break:Monday March 9-Sunday March 15. (One week)
Last Day of Classes: May 1.

 –Non-refundable monthly Installments are based on the number of classes per year/divided into nine months.  As such, tuition remains the same each month from August through April and is due by your first class of the month. A late fee of $10.00 will be applied if payment is not paid by the second scheduled class of the month. Refunds are not given for missed classes. Ask your teacher for appropriate make-up class times. There is also a $70.00 per class costume deposit for the recital. Costume deposits are due by November 7th. Costumes will not be ordered if tuition is not current November 7. Returned checks will be charged a $25.00 NSF fee.

   –The School and Company end of the year recital will be held at the Municipal Auditorium on Saturday May 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm.  There will be a mandatory early afternoon rehearsal for all involved.  Tickets to the evening recital will be general admission.  Price $15.00. Please note that you do not need to purchase tickets for backstage moms or students performing in the recital. 

            We hope that you enjoy your dancing experience! If you have any questions, please contact the office or your child’s instructor.

Class Attire

Class attire may be purchased at Backstage Bodywear at a discounted rate for our students. Call 343-2100 for details.

Pre-ballet Classes:

Girls:  Any colored leotard (may have an attached skirt). Pink tights, pink split sole technique shoes.

Boys: Any colored tee shirt, black pants, black split sole technique shoes.

Pre-ballet Tap Classes:

Girls:  Any colored leotard (may have an attached shirt). Pink tights, pink split sole technique shoes and black tap. 

Boys: Any colored tee shirt, black pants, black split sole technique shoes and black tap.

Jazz, Broadway Classes:

Girls: Any colored leotard, black jazz pants, black split sole jazz shoes or boots.

Advanced dancers may need black character shoes.

Boys: Any colored tee shirt, black pants, black split sole jazz shoes or boots.

Ballet Classes:

Girls:  Pink or black leotard, pink tights, pink split sole technique shoes.

Boys: White tee shirt, black pants, black split sole technique shoes.

Hip-Hop:

Girls: Any color leotard or tank top, black jazz or sweat pants, black split sole jazz shoes or dance sneakers.

Boys: Any color tee shirt, black pants, black split sole jazz shoes or dance sneakers.

Girls: Pink or black leotard, black jazz pants, black tap shoes.

Tap:

Boys: White tee shirt, black pants, black tap shoes.

Pre-professional Ballet Classes:

(Apprentice Classes, Junior Company and Company)

Girls:  Navy blue leotard, pink tights, pink split sole technique shoes, white or pink waist band.

Boys: White tee shirt, black tights/pants, black split sole technique shoes.

Modern:

Girls: Any color leotard, convertible tights, (this class is done barefoot).

Boys: Any color tee shirt, black pants/convertible tights, (this class is done barefoot).

Please have hair securely up and out of eyes and face. No jewelry. No gum.

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