POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES SUMMER 2020
PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN RESPONSIBILITY: Please be aware it is the responsibility of parents/guardians to read and follow all policies and procedures. In addition, it is your responsibility to take note of scheduled activities, holiday/studio closings, rehearsal and recital dates & times, extra practices, etc. Please, check our studio bulletin boards and web page often for updated information. It is also the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify ELEVATE DANCE CENTER of any address, phone numbers or e-mail updates. If you are not receiving e-mails periodically, please contact our office.
TUITION: Payment is due in full upon registration. Please note that pricing is for the entire six-week summer session and prorated pricing is available.
*TUITION AND RECITAL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.*
TRIAL CLASSES: There is no fee for trial classes and you may register through our parent portal.
WITHDRAWALS: Tuition payment is expected until the studio is officially notified. Notification of withdrawal request MUST be submitted by email and will result in an account credit only. NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED.
RETURNED CHECKS: All returned checks receive a $35 charge to cover bank fees and processing
NON-REFUNDABLE NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION FEE: $20
DECLINED CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS: Any declined credit or debit cards transactions will incur a $10 charge to cover bank fees and processing. If a card is lost or stolen, please contact us immediately to replace the card on file.
TRANSFERS: Transfer requests can be submitted through your parent portal or by emailling the studio directly.
PLACEMENT: Students will be placed in classes which are most appropriate for their age (as of January 1st, 2020) and ability. It is important that students do not advance too rapidly, missing important training along the way. Placement will be decided by class instructors. Dancers must be evaluated in order to be eligible for a level 3 class.
DRESS CODE: Proper dance attire is important so that our instructors can properly train their students, and is an important part of the discipline instilled in a young dancer. Proper attire and shoes are required for each class. Hair should be pulled back out of your face for all classes. Cover ups should be worn whenever not in the studio.
*Introductory students: Solid black leotard and tights. No attached skirts. Pink leather ballet shoes and black tap shoes with tap ties. Tap shoes should be brought into class in bags labeled with names. Hair must be pulled out of face.
- *Ballet/Pointe: Girls: Black leotard and pink tights for all lower levels. Senior dancers may wear any solid color leotard and pink or black convertible tights. Fitted knit “warmers” are acceptable. No skirts. Hair should be secured tightly in a clean high or low bun, no pony tails. Pink ballet shoes. Split soles are preferred. Canvas shoes may be worn in class, but leather is required for performances. Pointe shoes are selected on an individual basis with instructor approval.
Boys: Black tights or fitted jogger/sweatpants, plain white T-shirt, black or white ballet shoes, and a dance belt.
- *Tap/Jazz/Lyrical or Contemporary: Fitted dance clothing, jazz pants and bike shorts are acceptable, also fitted camisole tops. Be sure that clothing is properly sized. Pants which are too large can be unsafe and over-sized shirts make it difficult for instructors to correct body placement.
- *Shoes: Tap - Capezio CG09 is preferred for older dancers. Jazz - Black leather or canvas shoes are acceptable, either “laceable” or the pull on “gore” boot. Lyrical or Contemporary - Same as jazz for class, but will probably need the tan “gore” boot for performances or foot thongs depending on costumes.
- *Hip Hop: Comfortable clothing. Remember that Hip Hop usually involves floor work, so long pants should be worn to help comfort your knees and to prevent skin rubbing on the floor. Jazz or clean tennis shoes are acceptable, but shoes should not leave scuff marks or debris (such as mud or dirt). Please refrain from black soled sneakers.
ALL STYLES REQUIRE THAT HAIR IS PULLED BACK OUT OF THE FACE.
HAIR BEING DOWN IS NOT APPROPRIATE.