DANCE ATTIRE Dance students must attend all classes in appropriate attire stated below or requested by the teacher. Female Dancers: Ballet, Pointe Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, Pointe shoes when applicable, hair in bun and pinned away from face Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary Tight fitting dance shorts or pants, tight fitting tops, jazz shoes (please check with instructor about their recommended color for the Dance Concert), hair needs to be pulled back. Hip Hop Comfortable clothing, sneakers. No jeans or revealing attire. Tap Comfortable clothing, tap shoes, hair needs to be pulled back and away from face. Dance clothes are preferred. No jeans or revealing attire. Creative Beginner Any color leotard, tights, ballet skirts, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes (Creative Movement II, Pre-Ballet/Tap I and II only), hair needs to be pulled back and away from face. Male Dancers: Ballet White T-shirt, black tights, black ballet shoes. Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary T-shirt, black pants or shorts that allow for movement but are not baggy. Please wear tank under T-shirt. Hip Hop Comfortable clothing, sneakers. No jeans Tap Comfortable clothing, tap shoes. No jeans. Creative Beginner T-shirt, pants or shorts that allow for movement. • No food or gum chewing allowed in any class. • Please arrive to class on time. • Please use the restroom before class begins. • Water bottles are permissible in class. • Teachers are generally not available for lengthy discussions right before and after class. If you wish to set up a separate time to speak with your teacher please contact the office or speak with the teacher directly. • If a student misses a class, any make up must be made in the same Quarter of the missed class. Students may make up classes in their equivalent level or below REGISTRATION AND TUITION • All dance classes have open enrollment and students can register at any time. • Dance students are encouraged to enroll for the entire year with payments split into FOUR Quarterly payments. Please see below for the quarterly breakdown. • NEW – If you have not paid for class by the first day of the Quarter then your credit card on file will be automatically charged for the Quarter. Please notify the office one week prior to the start of the new quarter if not continuing in class. • All payment is due at the time of registration, including the annual $35 registration fee – per family. • No refunds, credits or transfers are given unless a class is cancelled by The School. • Returned checks have a $25 fee. Quarter Dates and Payment Schedule First Quarter: September 6 – November 5, 2016 • Payment due at time of registration Second Quarter: November 9, 2016 – January 23, 2017 • Quarterly payment or drop notice due by: November 2, 2016 or credit card will be charged on November 9th. • Automatic/Recurring billing date: October 19, 2016 Third Quarter: January 25, 2017 – March 26, 2017 • Quarterly payment or drop notice due by: January 18, 2017 or credit card will be charged on January 25th • Automatic/Recurring billing date: January 4, 2017 Fourth Quarter: April 4, 2016 – June 4, 2016 • Quarterly payment or drop notice due by: March 28, 2017 or credit card will be charged on April 4th • Automatic/Recurring billing date: March 7, 2017 PRICING, SPECIAL PACKAGES AND DISCOUNTS High School Orchesis and Poms Members: Provide a letter or performance program confirming your membership in your Orchesis or Poms team and you will receive 10% off your quarterly dance tuition. This discount is not offered in conjunction with other discounted packages or performing ensembles. Ask the office for more details. Adult Class Card $170.00 for 10 Classes: If you are age eighteen and older, you might be interested in purchasing a Class Card. This will allow you to take class in keeping with your busy schedule. Just register for your class of choice, purchase ten classes at a discounted rate, and attend class with less stress! Unlimited Dance Classes $700/ quarter / per student: If your total dance tuition amount exceeds $700, you will be qualified for the unlimited class discount. This means that your student will be able to take unlimited classes at no additional quarterly cost. This is a great option for our students that love to just dance, dance, dance! Quarter Pricing: 30 min class $82 45 min class $122 1 hr class $162 1.25 hr class $202 1.5 hr class $242 Single class fees apply to students who wish to drop in. Single Class Fees: 1hr $20 1 1/4 $25 1 1/2 $30 Multi Dance Class Tuition Discounts: Classes per week; amount deducted from total tuition 2 $5 3 $10 4 $15 5 $20 6 $25 Note: Creative Beginner classes do not qualify for additional discounts, as tuition is already discounted. Dance Ensemble members get special dance package pricing. Members of all Performing Ensembles receive one half off tuition for the Spring Musical Theatre Production. Ask for details upon registration. ATTENDANCE POLICY Students are encouraged and expected to attend class regularly. Dance students are entitled to make up missed classes during the current session at an equivalent level or below. SUBSTITUTES We are proud to have professional faculty who are still appearing and performing with some of the most respected ensembles in their respective fields. Occasionally their professional duties take them away from our classrooms. When teachers are performing, they choose substitutes for their classes. Whenever possible, substitutes are hired from our existing faculty. When this is impossible, substitute teachers are professional colleagues of the teacher. In either case, substitutes are briefed on the class syllabus, so that the progression of study can go on uninterrupted. We appreciate your feedback on substitute teachers. CLASS PLACEMENT Class placement is determined at the time of registration based on the student’s age and experience. Instructors evaluate students during the first few weeks of class to assure proper placement. Where there is any doubt about student level, we place students in a lower level so that the student may be advanced rather than moved back if an adjustment is required. The progress of each student is monitored by faculty and individual level recommendations are made each year in the spring. Note: Dance students should expect to stay in each dance level an average of two years. DANCE CONCERT The School of Performing Arts produces a professional dance concert every spring highlighting every class in the dance department. All dance department students are encouraged to participate in the spring Dance Concert. Information regarding participation in this event will be handed out in class in the early part of the year. Students are not required to participate, but it is highly recommended. OBSERVATION POLICY Parents may observe their child’s class at any time during the year, at the teacher’s discretion. Please speak with your teacher directly if you wish to observe your child’s class. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY The school very rarely closes for bad weather. If the school districts close for inclement weather, make sure you call The School of Performing Arts before assuming that we are closed as well. We will contact you via email or eblast with weather related closings. As always, you may use your own discretion and make up the class if necessary. PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY The School of Performing Arts may use any photograph and video taken of you/your child at The School or any performance for promotional purposes.