Amanda’s Dance Center ~ Rules for Student Behavior

In Class Rules

  1. Bring a water bottle to class if you are at the studio longer than 1 hour; however, no food, drink, gum, or candy is permitted in the studio area.
  2. Dancers should use restroom before class.
  3. Dancers will demonstrate self-control by not horsing around or goofing off.
  4. Keep your hands to your self.
  5. Stay focused.
  6. No hanging or sitting on the ballet barres.
  7. Jewelry and/or watches should not be worn in class.
  8. Hair must be pulled back off face and neck, preferably in a bun.
  9. Tap, Jazz, Modern, & Contemporary classes must be accompanied by a ballet class.

Out of Class Rules for Students/Parents and Siblings:

  1. We know dancers may need a healthy snack, so please make good choices and remember ONLY WATER before/after/during class to hydrate!
  2. Clean up your mess. Please do not leave your belongings in the reception/mall area.
  3. Be on time to class. Dancers are expected to be dressed and prepared for class BEFORE class begins.
  4. Students MUST wear cover-up over their dance clothes, to and from class.
  5. No running, horsing around, loud or rough play in the reception room or mall area. This area is meant for you to wait quietly for class to begin and to wait for a parent or guardian to pick you up.
  6. Do not touch other students’ belongings without permission.
  7. Please call the studio if you will be late to class or are not able to attend (so that we won’t worry!)
  8. Please dispose of ALL food trash in the receptacles OUTSIDE of the studio.

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ATTENDANCE

Students should arrive on time and properly dressed for class. If your student arrives more than 10 minutes late, it will be at the discretion of the teacher whether or not the student participates in class or merely watches. Regular attendance is absolutely necessary if your dancer and his/her classmates are to receive maximum benefit from the class. No credits, refunds or make-up classes will be offered for missed classes. In the rare instance when a class is canceled by the instructor, a make up time will be made available. If a student is sick, we ask that the parent notify us that he or she will not attend that day.

WHAT DOES MY DANCER WEAR?

GIRLS: Your dancer will need the following items for their dance class

  • Studio leotard*
  • Pink tights
  • Appropriate shoes
  • Hair up in a bun off face/neck (ponytail is okay for dancers 3-7yrs old and for HH class)

Shoes**:

  • Ballet – PINK Leather Ballet for girls; BLACK for boys
  • Tap – BLACK Patent Leather (Pre-K thru 2nd grade)
  • TAN Buckle “Mary Jane” (3rd gr & up enrolled in jazz)Jazz – TAN Slip-on jazz boot
  • Acro – WHITE Slip-on gym shoe

Hair: Hair neatly tied up off the face and neck, preferably in a bun! NO jewelry, with the exception of earring studs.

Boys:

  • Black shorts/pants (preferably without pockets)
  • White t-shirt or recital shirt
  • Black or white socks
  • Black ballet, tap, and/or jazz shoes

*Leotards, tights, and shoes may be purchased at the studio.

**Please do NOT wear dance shoes outside; they are meant only for the studio floor.

TUITION PAYMENTS:

Tuition is payable by cash or check at the studio or credit card online via the website.*NO Credit Card payments can be taken at the studio.

  • Regardless of the day of the week your child dances; Tuition is due by the 15th of each month. **June tuition may be requested in May due to the Costume Distribution Policy.
  • Tuition has already been adjusted for our holiday breaks- Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break. **June tuition may be requested in May due to the Costume Distribution Policy.
  • Students’ tuition is based on the school calendar year and divided into 10 monthly payments (August thru May.) Payments reflect the year’s tuition and are NOT based on the number of weeks/classes per month. Students finishing the year will be expected to pay the yearly tuition, regardless of missed classes. (For example, if your child misses all of the classes in January, and returns to dance class in February, you will be expected to pay the January tuition.)
  • A $25 service fee will be charged for returned checks.
  • No refunds will be issued for any reason, after the second class of the month.

OBSERVERS

Parents are welcome to observe class during our two observation weeks in October and March. All other classes are closed to observers. This policy is for the benefit of your child. A class free of distraction provides the best atmosphere for learning. No extra children may observe during watch week. Let your dancer have your full attention. Check the website and newsletters for specific observation dates and times.