© 2008 by Studio 61

 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT STUDIO FOR YOU

  1. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PUTTING MY CHILD IN DANCE CLASS?

  2. WHAT STYLES DO YOU RECOMMEND TRYING OUT FIRST?

  3. WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN A GOOD STUDIO?

  4. WHAT DANCE BACKGROUNDS DO THE FACULTY HAVE? DO THE CURRENT STUDENTS AND PARENTS HAVE A GOOD RAPPORT WITH THE FACULTY?

  5. HOW DOES THE STUDIO COMMUNICATE INFORMATION TO THEIR PARENTS?

  6. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT LEVEL MY CHILD SHOULD BE IN? IS THERE ROOM FOR PROGRESSION TO ANOTHER LEVEL ONCE CLASSES START?

  7. IS THE STUDIO TAILORED FOR RECREATIONAL OR COMPETITIVE DANCERS?

  8. IS THERE A DRESS CODE FOR CLASSES?

  9. WHAT AREA IS SURROUNDING THE DANCE STUDIO? IS IT SAFE FOR MY KIDS TO BE  LEFT UNATTENDED WHILE IN CLASS?

  10. DOES THE STUDIO HAVE PHOTOS AND/OR VIDEOS OF THE STUDIO AND THEIR PERFORMANCES?

  11. DOES THE STUDIOS SCHEDULE WORK WITH MINE AND MY CHILD’S SCHEDULE?

  12. WILL I BE ABLE TO AFFORD DANCE CLASSES AT THIS STUDIO? WILL I ALSO BE ABLE TO AFFORD ALL THE OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS DANCE STUDIO?

  13. AM I ALLOWED TO SIT IN THE CLASSES OR WATCH THE CLASSES AS THEY ARE HAPPENING?

 

CLASS PLACEMENT

  • Class placement is initially based on age. The levels are separated by, Combo: Ages 3-4, Pre/Lil Level: Ages 5-7, Level 1: Ages 8-10, Level 2: Ages 11-13, Level 3: Ages 14+. 

  • Administration ONLY is responsible for placing students into their appropriate classes, as they are the most qualified to do so.

  • All students will be looked upon individually and administration will place them into a class that will be in the best interest of the student.

  • Ballet is required if your child would like to participate in a technical based class. These classes include Jazz, Musical Theatre, Turns & Leaps and Contemporary. Your child does not need to take Ballet if they are enrolled in Acro, Breaking, Stretch & Strength, Ballroom and Hip Hop. At the same time, Ballet is highly recommended to anyone that wants to excel to his or her highest potential in the art of dance. Since Ballet is the foundation of all technique styles, we would be doing you an injustice by allowing your dancer to take a technique based class without Ballet.

  • If there is a class that has less than 6 kids registered, we may recommend another class to register for, as we cannot have any less than 6 kids in one class.

CLASS ETIQUETTE 

  • Students will not be permitted into class after 15 minutes of class start time unless administration is notified in a timely manner. 

  • We kindly as that proper communication be made to the office staff if your child is not prepared for class or tardy. If your child is consistently unprepared and/or tardy, then your child will run the risk of not being allowed in class.

  • Students will run the risk of being asked to leave class for the following reasons; excessive talking, lack of focus, tardiness and/or improper attire (including hair in bun for ballet).

  • Children in Combo classes are encouraged to stay in class unless otherwise permitted by the teacher. Parents can send their combo dancer into class with all necessary shoes and water, if needed. 

  • Chewing gum in class is prohibited. 

  • Proper dance attire and shoes is to be worn for all classes.

TUITION

  • Tuition is due on the 25th of each month. All clients have the ability to sign up for auto pay free of charge in order to eliminate late fees. Tuition fees can be paid through your online account. Each additional sibling will receive 10% off their tuition. There will be no refunds or prorated tuition rates under any circumstances.

MAKEUP UP CLASSES

  • Makeup classes are available if there is a corresponding and appropriate class that is open. Makeup classes are not guaranteed and depend on a class’s availability. No refunds/prorated tuition will be given for any missed classes due to illness, school, or vacation.

CLASS CANCELLATION

  • If removal/cancellation from a class is needed, written documentation must be sent via email before the 20th of the month in order to prevent charges for the following month. If you do not request to be removed from the class before the 20th, you will be charged for that class regardless of whether or not your child is able to attend. If your child does not attend, Studio 61 Dance Company will credit your dance account for the amount due. Studio 61 Dance Company will not refund or credit any funds if written confirmation was not sent via email before the 20th.

SHOWCASE POLICIES

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