Studio Policies and Procedures
We are so pleased that you have entrusted us with your child. You can look forward to a wonderful year of learning, growing, and dance. The following policies are in place to enrich the lives of our students and their families through the Art
of Dance. We uphold the values of commitment, integrity, leadership, hard work and a positive attitude. Connolly Dance Arts prides itself on using age appropriate music, costumes and choreography. If you have any questions about our policies please email the studio at Connollydancearts@yahoo.com
*Parents are not allowed on the dance studio floors without permission from an instructor.
*No chewing gum is allowed anywhere in the studio.
*Dancers must use the restroom before class. Leaving during class time is discouraged.
*Students must wear a cover-up to and from dance class.
*Students must come to class in dress code.
*Students must have their dance attire and shoes labeled with their initials.
*Parents must supervise all accompanying siblings in waiting areas.
*Children cannot be left unattended.
*The Connolly Dance Arts staff is not responsible for providing care to students before or after class.
*Any student that is late to class may be asked to sit and watch. Prompt arrival time ensures that your dancer receives full
Code of Conduct
Students and parents will dress and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner while at Connolly Dance Arts studio and at
all performances, competitions, recitals and events in which Connolly Dance Arts is being represented.
Proper respect for the staff and fellow students is expected of all students, parents/guardians and siblings.
Attitudes that are disrespectful, uncooperative, or aggressive do not have a place at Connolly Dance Arts.
Students will not speak negatively about one another or the instructors.
Any parent/guardian or student who disrupts class or approaches a teacher, staff member, another student or parent with the
intent to cause dissent or contravene the policies and procedures of Connolly Dance Arts will be dismissed immediately.
If you have a concern or grievance you must make an appointment with the studio director or you are welcome to send an
appropriate email to discuss the issue.
Connolly Dance Arts will email each family with important information. Please read all emails to stay updated on the latest news.
It is your responsiblity to read all emails from Connolly Dance Arts, so you can stay informed of the latest news and information.
Don’t forget to add Connolly Dance Arts to your contact list so the emails will not go to your spam file.
In addition to email communication, all information will be on the power point in the front of the studio.
Snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the studio.
Snacks are not allowed on the studio floor.
Your child can use a snack card to make purchases. They will be tallied every month and charged to your account.
Parents must set this up for their child before it can be used.
Parents are responsible for paying for anything charged on the snack card.
During the month of your child’s birthday he/she will receive one
free snack from our selection at the studio.
Dressing for Class
Proper attire must be worn for each class. Please see the Class Attire list under the "Our Classes" tab on the web site.
Any missed class may be made up in a similar level within two weeks of the missed class.
Please check with your child’s instructor for their recommendations. No refunds or deductions are made for
missed classes. You must give notification of a make-up class either in writing or by calling the studio
There must be at least six students in a class for that class to be held. If a class falls below the six students during the year, it may be cancelled at any time throughout the year.
The school reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach
classes. In the unlikely event that a substitute cannot be arranged, any cancelled classes will be made up.
Please do not let your child enter the dance studios until the teacher calls them in for class.
Teachers are responsible for students during class time.
Late Policy: Students who arrive more than 10 minutes late will not be allowed into the class that day. This is to eliminate
disrupting the class and to ensure appropriate warm up time for all students.
Instructors will be locking the doors 10 minutes into the class. You will have the option of scheduling a make up class.
Cancellation: You may withdraw from any or all classes at any time by giving a thirty day written notice. No refunds will be given on
tuition payments, however a credit will be put on the account when we are given
a 30 day notice. *Registration fees are non-refundable.
Every year Connolly Dance Arts holds a Holiday Performance and a Spring Recital. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the students to show off their talents. There are various fees associated with both events. The fees are as follows:
Holiday Performance Fee- $30 (includes Holiday shirt to wear for performance).
Spring Recital Fee- $65, Maximum $115 per family.
Recital Costumes- $60 each
*All costume fees must be paid in full by October 1st. An additional $15 per costume will be added if fees are paid after that date.
*If you wish to cancel a costume order after you have paid for it, a $15 cancellation fee will be charged. The remainder of the costume fee(s) will be credited to your CDA account.
*After November 1st, there will be NO REFUNDS or CREDITS given for costume fees as they will have been ordered. If your child does not participate in the Spring Recital, you will still receive the costume(s).
*Costume fitting will be done by the instructors.
*Once costumes are ordered, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN. We will notify you when your costume comes in so you can pick it up.
*Your recital fee is due by February 15th. This fee is used toward the theater rental, sets, stage, stage hands, etc. ·
*If your child is not going to perform, you must notify us in writing no later than October 1st to avoid costume/recital fee
charges to your account.
*The Creative Director, Kathleen Connolly, has full and final approval on all costumes, music and choreography.
Connolly Dance Arts prides itself in choosing age appropriate costumes, music and choreography.
Registration and Tuition
All registration is done online at www.ConnollyDanceArts.com Instructions and additional costs are available on the web site under the "Our Classes" tab and "Registration and Tuition" link.
*There is an annual registration fee of $30 per student or $50 per family.
*New students registering by October 1st will receive a car decal.
*Tuition is due on the 1st of each month. Payments made after the 1st are charged a $12 dollar late fee.
*Tuition must be paid when registering or you will automatically be dropped from all classes.
*No refunds will be given on tuition payments, however a credit will be put on your CDA account when we are given a 30 day notice.
*Registration fees are non-refundable.
*If you choose to pay by the month, payments must be paid by automatic debit or credit card payment.
*Tuition will be debited from your bank account or charged to your credit card on the first day of each month from September to May.
*You may choose to pay in full for the year and will receive a 5% discount on tuition. Paying in full must include tuition for the 9 month session, registration, costume fees, holiday performance and recital fee. Discount is on tuition charges only. To determine the tuition discount take the standard class fee and multiply it by 9.
*A $30 fee will be charged for any returned checks.
*Costume fees are due with the October 1st payment.
Holiday performance fee is due with the November 1st payment.
*Spring Recital fee is due on February 15th.
*All fees will be charged to your debit or credit card on file unless another arrangement is made with the studio at the time of
*To avoid late fees please notify the studio of any card card changes or expiration date changes.