Dorothy's Dancing Unlimited
Studio Policy

We ask that you take a few moments to acquaint yourself with our studio policies. We are pleased that you have selected Dorothy's Dancing Unlimited and pledge ourselves to justify the confidence you have placed in us.

Student Code Of Conduct

  • I am here by choice.
  • I am here to learn, to achieve, and to acquire an appreciation for the arts and the disciplines imparted by the study of dance.
  • I will not chew gum or candy in class.
  • Before entering the classroom my hair will be up, tightly secured and off my neck.
  • I understand that appropriate attire will be required in the classroom.
  • I will respect studio property and the rights of others.
  • I will not make unnecessary conversation or noise, especially while the instructor is talking or working with another individual.
  • I will pay attention to my instructor and stay alert for the entire dance session.
  • I will keep myself and my dance equipment neat and clean at all times.
  • I will be punctual and attend classes regularly.
  • I will practice.
  • I will support and abide by these rules of conduct at all times and expect all others to do so.

Class Size
The minimum class enrollment is six. If the class size drops below minimum the class may be canceled or combined with another class.

Class Recommendation
We make every effort to place the students in the proper class for their age and level. Each student is personally evaluated several times throughout the year.

Absences and Make-Up Lessons

We ask that you please notify the studio if you or your child will be absent from dance class. Make-up lessons are available if a student misses their regular class. This option is offered only to enrolled students whose tuition and other studio payments are current. Make-up lessons must be taken within 4 weeks of the missed class at a comparable level. They must be scheduled through the office, they are subject to space availability, and they ust be taken in a class other than the one the student missed. No refunds will be given if the dancer cannot attend any make-up lessons. No make-up lessons will be allowed in May or June due to recital preparation.If a student has excessive absenteeism, the instructor has the option to drop the student from the class to take a lower level, or tell the student they may not be able to perform in that recital number in the recital (even if a costume has been purchased).

Dress Code

All students are required to wear appropriate apparel. Proper footwear is required for all dancers. Long hair should be secured off the neck. No jewelry. Girls are required to wear leotard and tights for all dance classes. Absolutely no bare legs, bra tops (where the stomach is exposed) or street clothing.

 

Financial Policy

Registration
WE HAVE NO CONTRACTS AND NO ENROLLMENT FEES.
Registration requires only the completion of a short, simple form for our records and payment of the first month's tuition.

Tuition
All tuition is payable monthly in advance and due the first lesson of each month. Tuition not paid on or before the fifteenth of each month will be subject to a late charge of $15.00. All tuition is based on FOUR (4) LESSONS per month. When a fifth week occurs, the extra lesson is considered a "courtesy lesson" or "make-up lesson" at no extra charge. If tuition is not paid by the last day of the month, we reserve the right to exclude the dancer from classes until the account is current. All tuition must be paid by June 10th. Any student with unpaid tuition will not be permitted to perform in the recital.

Refunds & Credit
Refunds will be given if class closes due to low enrollment. You may elect to receive a credit rather than a refund, which may be applied to any other class. Refunds and/or credits will be issued only through the office. No refund will be given if a student withdraws from a class. If a class is cancelled by Dorothy's Dancing Unlimited due to unforeseen circumstances, a credit for that class will be issued by the office. Credit will not be given if a student misses a class. See the Absences & Make Up Lessons section of this policy for more information. Membership fees and the cost of recital costumes are not refundable.

Returned Checks
There will be a $30.00 charge for any checks returned due to insufficient funds.

 

Other Policies

Do Not Leave Valuables in the Dressing Rooms
Valuables may be carried into the classroom and placed in the designated areas. The studio cannot be responsible for any losses of personal property or valuables.

Emergency Weather Conditions
If we feel the weather is severe enough to close the studio. you will receive an email and it will be posted on our FaceBook page and website.

Holiday Closings
The studio will be closed on all holidays listed below:
Memorial Day (Monday, observed)
Halloween (October 31st)
Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)
Winter vacation (Closing December 21st and reopening January 4th)
Memorial Day (Monday)

These holidays have been considered in arriving at the monthly fee.

Parents Observation Day
Parents may observe the last week of every other month. This day enables parents to observe their child's progress and to assist them at home. We respectfully ask that visitors remain quiet as a courtesy to the students and instructor.

Recital Information
The studio presents an annual recital each year on the last full weekend in June. The recital weekend includes three events: a Friday dress rehearsal, and afternoon performances on Saturday and Sunday. A costume will be required and we will shop the markets carefully in selecting costumes to keep them at the lowest price possible (costumes range from $65.00-$90.00). There will also be the cost of purchasing tickets. Read the Recital page on this web site for more information.

Additional Information
The studio maintains proper safeguards at all times, but makes no representation, either expressed or implied, regarding physical capabilities of any student, although activities are planned to meet the overall requirements of each group or class.

The studio cannot be responsible for injuries sustained while traveling to or from class.

The studio and its staff reserve the right to remove any student from class for failure to observe its Rules of Conduct.

Please feel free to call the studio regarding any questions you may have. We encourage keeping the lines of communication open between student, parent and teacher.

You will receive a monthly Studio Scoop via email which will inform you of everything going on at the studio, as well as many simple questions you may have. PLEASE READ YOUR SCOOPS!

Important notices are posted in the lobby - please check regularly.

Ideas and comments are welcomed. Messages may be left by calling or faxing the studio.

 

Release & Waiver
I hereby release and hold harmless Dorothy’s Dancing Unlimited (hereinafter referred to as “DDU”) it’s owners, members and all employees from all liabilities, suits, claims and/or demands of any kind of nature, legal or financial, arising from the participation in, or observation of, any DDU activity or event and injuries to any person or property, whether on or off the premises. The participant(s) and any parent/guardian understand that there are certain risks with involvement with DDU and its various formal or informal activities or events. DDU is not responsible for any lost or stolen property at any time. DDU has the right to dismiss a participant from a class or event if found to be disruptive to either another individual or group. Anyone found violating the rules and code of conduct (as stated in the Studio Policy of DDU) may be asked to leave the premises or off-site location at any time and be refused to re-enter without full or partial refund.

Photo/Video Release
I understand that DDU may record any students’ participation in scheduled classes, activities and/or events by photograph or video. I grant DDU unlimited use of any such recordings with no obligation to me. Such recordings are the sole property of Dorothy’s Dancing Unlimited.

 

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