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Weather Policy

Dress Code

Studio Policies

Recital

Tuition

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Weather Policy

If the Appleton Public School system cancels or dismisses early due to inclement weather, dance classes for that day will also be canceled. If threatening weather occurs after school hours, you will be notified in the following manner:

  • Studio phone (920-470-2500) will have a recorded message as to whether classes will be canceled by 3:00 pm
  • An email will be sent to notify you. Please make sure we have a current email address on file.
  • Cancellation will be communicated to the following radio/TV stations....Fox 11, NBC 26, (CBS)WFRV and WHBY
There will be no make up classes in the event of a closing due to inclement weather.

Dress Code

Proper attire must be worn to all classes. Leotards and tights are made to fit the dancer so that the teacher can easily see the alignment of the body. This allows for correction of positioning that is so important for growth as a dancer. Leotards (or close fitting tops) and tights are required for all classes (with the exception of hip hop). Ballet skirts or dance shorts are allowed. Jazz pants and capris/leggings are allowed for all classes other than ballet and lyrical. Ballet students must wear pink or white tights with pink or white ballet shoes. Hip hop students may wear sweatpants and loose fitting tops. Pajama pants and street clothes (including jeans) are not allowed in any class.

  • Proper shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Hair must be secured back away from the face for all classes and must be in a bun for ballet classes.
  • No jewelry is allowed to be worn in class for safety reasons.

Studio Policies

Private Lessons:

  • Private lessons are scheduled outside of class time and organized by Miss Katie. The times available are dictated by both room and instructor availability. Solos/duets/trios for competition will be given precedence to these types of lessons. Lessons are billed separately from tuition. Any cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled lesson will still be charged the full private lesson rate.

Class Placement:

  • Enrollment is limited in each class. Placement is determined by the ability of each individual student. Advancement is not by the class as a whole. Our primary objective is to place students in the correct classes. The instructor will make the final determination of correct class placement. During the first few weeks of classes, the instructor may make some place adjustments.

Attendance:

  • Regular attendance is important for the progress of all the students. It is the student/parent's responsibility to notify us in the event of an absence. A minimum attendance level of 80% is required. Illness and family emergency will be taken into account.

Tardiness:

  • Please be on time for class. In all classes, we go through a series of movements designed to warm up the entire body. Missing any part of this could result in an area of the body not being ready for the larger movements. Properly warming up can prevent unnecessary soreness and possible injury.

Food/Drink/Gum:

  • No food, drink (with the exception of water), or gum is allowed in the studios. Students are responsible for picking up after themselves in any other area of the facility.

Care of Students:

  • The studio is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students.  Parents with children under the age of 5 are highly encouraged to remain in the facility during classes.

Parents' Responsibility for Dates/Times and Events:

  • The studio provides a yearly calendar with dates of all activities such as observation days, recitals, extra practices, competitions, and the hours the studio is open/closed. We will post advanced notices at the studio as well as on the website, and may e-mail or send home notices with students. It is the parents' responsibility to regularly check these sources to ensure they stay informed. Please inform the office of any changes in address, phone numbers, or e-mail.

Behavior:

  • All students are expected to behave in an appropriate manner during class. Severe discipline problems will be discussed with parents. Any continuous problem with discipline may result in dismissal from the class.

Recital

All students registered for the fall–spring session will participate in our annual spring recital. Students will need to purchase a costume for each class. Our recital will typically be held in late April or early May. Parents will receive detailed information in regards to technical and dress rehearsals for each class. These are held the week of the recital at the auditorium. Tickets for the shows are available at the studio and normally go on sale about 2 weeks prior to the show.

Costumes for recital are ordered in November.  Measurements will be taken in class in mid–October. Parents will need to review and consent to the size ordered for each student. Payment for recital costumes is due no later than the first week in November.

Tuition

Tuition payments are due the first week of classes in September and January. There is a discount for paying in full by the time the classes begin in September. Monthly payments are due the first week of the month. Summer fees are due by the first week of classes in June and in mid-July. Again, there is a discount for paying in full by the beginning of classes in June.

There are no refunds for missed classes or dropping during a session. Tuition and registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Refunds, regardless of the pre-paid amount, are only given in the event of a prolonged illness or injury and must be accompanied by doctor's documentation in order to obtain a refund.

All returned checks are subject to a $35.00 fee. Any payment (tuition, costume, etc.) that is more than 14 days late will be subject to a $10.00 late fee. An additional $10.00 fee will be added every 14 days that the balance remains unpaid. Please contact Katie N. at the studio if you have special circumstances that require a payment plan to be set up.

Staff

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