Studio Policy & Prodecures

Regular attendance at dance lessons is very important as the student will learn a great deal faster. If you are not coming for anyreason be sure to call so that class will not be held up waiting for late arrivals.

Dancers should arrive five (5) minutes before starting so they can put on their dance shoes and be ready for dance to start. They are to wait in the lobby for class to start. Please do your best to be on time for class. It disturbs the class when you come in late and could be harmful if you miss warming up. Dancers are to be picked up promptly at the end of class. DC Dance Center is not responsible for dancers once class has ended. The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 5 must remain in the school during the classes. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time periods before or after their classes. Parents may stay during the classes; however, talking must be kept to a minimum and young children must be kept quiet so our office staff can conduct business. Window blinds will be open for viewing on the first class of each month.

The studio will not be responsible for students who leave for any reason. Make sure that your child knows to wait for you inside the studio. Please pick up your child promptly. Parents are welcome to watch class through the viewing windows. Parents please do not enter the dance studio’s during class.Proper exercise clothes should be worn to all classes accompanied by the dance shoes that are required. Leotards, tights, bootyshorts, crop tops, sport bras, spaghetti strap shirts (form fitted only), dance shorts, jazz pants fitted at the waist and unitards. Jeans and baggy clothing are not acceptable dance attire. Required dance wear and shoes must be worn to all classes. Failure to wear requireddance wear to class can result in students being asked to sit out of the class. Repeated failure to wear required dance wear can result in termination of lessons.

Dress code for ballet classes are as follows: black leotards, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes only. Hair must be in a low ballet bun for each class. Dress code for Hip Hop class is exercise pants, t-shirt, stretch pants. Shorts are acceptable and tennis shoes are required.

No Jeans.

Lessons are payable in advance and will be electronically debited on the 5th of each payment month. Lessons missed are notdeductible. When there are 5 weeks in a month, you receive the 5th lesson free. This compensates for an occasional lesson missed due to illness or when a holiday falls on the day of the lesson.

Parking is allowed in all public parking spots.When asked to perform in a show, we must be notified if the student is unable to attend.

*This applies only to FALL DANCE** All students will be required to purchase one costume per dance class in the duration of the dance year. This costume will need to be ordered and paid for in December or January. This costume will be for your individual class. You will wear this costume on several occasions as we do performances at local festivals and our annual recital. All students will participate in our recital using their costumes. The cost of these costumes vary but generally run anywhere from $75.00 to $150.00 each. Instructors will hand out notices as to the cost and the date which your account will be debited. Your signature on the registration form is your acceptance of this policy.

DC Dance Center does a yearly recital. The recital is not free. Anyone attending the show must have a ticket, parents included. Only the dancers in the show will be allowed in without a ticket. Recital information will be passed out after January 1st. Every dancer will be debited a Recital fee. This debit will occur on January 15. See price sheet for Recital fee cost. Recital fee’s include 4 tickets, tshirts and a DVD of the show. Additional ticket sales will be cash only.

Receptionist desk is off limits to all students and parents. The office is private. No food or drinks (except bottled water) are allowed in the lobby or dance studios at any time.

NO GUM CHEWING IN CLASS! Students will be asked to sit out of class if given more than two warnings.

The studio reserves the right to drop a student for excessive tardiness and/or absence, and behavior inappropriate for dancers including: excessive talking and rude behavior towards a teacher. If a student misses excessive amounts (more than three) classes before a competition, performance, or recital, it is at the teachers discretion to determine if that student should be able to participate. This decision will be based on both medical and or ability to successfully perform dance or dances in question. All students must be at the lesson prior to any and all performances. All teachers reserve the right to sit a child out of class if any of the above policies have been violated.

DC Dance Center will be closed Halloween Day, Thanksgiving and the following Friday, the weeks between Christmas and New Years, President’s Day, the week following Easter, Memorial Day and Labor Day. DC Dance Center remains open through the third week of June and then closes until summer session begins.


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