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 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 support and abide by these rules of conduct at all times and expect all others to do so.
The minimum class enrollment is six. If the class size drops below minimum the class may be canceled or combined with another class.
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. Make-up lessons may be taken at any time during the year. This class may be taken in another class at comparable levels or a different type of dance class (ballet, tap, jazz, acro, etc.)
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). It is not fair to the students who attend classes regularly.
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.
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.
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 $5.00. 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.
There will be a $30.00 charge for any checks returned due to insufficient funds.
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
The studio will follow School District 54 regarding emergency weather closings. This does not apply to after school closings. We do not close when District 54 closes due to holidays or institute days. If we are closed, you will be notified by email. If in doubt, check our FaceBook page or our website.
The studio will be closed on all holidays listed below:
Memorial Day (Monday, observed)
Halloween (October 31)
Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)
Winter vacation (Closing December 22 and reopening January 4)
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.
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 $55.00-$80.00). There will also be the cost of purchasing tickets. Read the Recital page on this web site for more 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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