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studio policies & 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 and keeping low instructor/student ratios. If you have any questions about our policies please email the studio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents are not permitted to pick up their children during an emergency evacuation (whether it is a drill or real emergency). Teachers must exit the building with their class roster and will be responsible for keeping track of all students. Children can be picked up once all are accounted for by CDA staff. Parents are free to accompany their children to the evacuation area; however, will not be permitted to take their child until instructors and/or a CDA staff member has accounted for all students in their class. The evacuation area is on the Emergency Procedure document which is posted in the lobby and in every studio.
Code of conduct
Connolly Dance Arts will email each family with important information. Please read all emails to stay updated on the latest news. It is your responsibility 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, information will be on the power point in the front of the studio or on the website While enrolled at the studio, the option “Send email to Family” MUST be selected under the “Opt out of Emails” portion of your Account information. That is our primary way to contact you about information. Important information is sent via email and we don’t want anyone to miss out.
dressing for class
Proper attire must be worn for each class. Please see the Class Attire list under the “Classes” tab on the web site. A Cover Up must be worn when entering or exiting Connolly Dance Arts.
Missed & make-up classes
Any missed class may be made up in a similar style & level within one month 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 by emailing or calling the studio before arrival to reserve your spot due to class availability. You must fill out the MAKE UP form found at the Front Desk prior to entering the class. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the class start time to do so. A student may only make up a maximum of three classes per semester. There will be no make up classes permitted in April or the first week of May due to recital rehearsals.
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.
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.
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. Connolly Dance Arts reserves the right to change teachers at any time during the season. Refunds or credits will not be given due to a change in class instructor.
You may withdraw from any or all classes at any time by giving a thirty day notice, via email. 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. Credit on your account is good for 1 year from date of withdrawal. Credit may only be used for tuition of future classes, camps or workshops. It may NOT be used for performance tickets or online store items.
Every year Connolly Dance Arts holds a Nutcracker 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 followed:
$125 – This includes the $70 performance fee, $15 costume cleaning fee and a $40 rehearsal fee. Tickets to attend are an additional charge. This performance is a requirement for some IDP Dancers. Other dancers will be chosen, via an audition, and will receive an invitation from their instructor. Any dancer who participates in the Summer Ballet Intensive will be guaranteed a part in the Nutcracker. Not all students are chosen to perform every year. If your child is not performing in the Nutcracker you will not be assessed this fee. There is no costume fee for The Nutcracker.
- Spring Recital Fee 2016-2017: $70 or Maximum $130 per family.
- Recital Costumes 2016-2017: Preschool: $70 each * Level 1 & up: $80 each – Charged October 1st
- 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.
- January 6th is the last day to confirm participation in the Spring Recital.
- 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.