At LA Dance, we believe that dance instruction should be enjoyable, built on a solid technical foundation, inspire creativity, and match each individual's goals.  In order to be able to provide a warm, encouraging environment, we ask that all students and parents observe the following studio policies and procedures.

Attitude and Behavior
LA Dance provides a positive and safe environment for your child to experience dance.  We have a zero tolerance policy regarding negative behavior exhibited by any student or parent.  Violation of this policy will result in a student’s automatic and permanent withdrawal from LA Dance.  If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding behavioral issues at the studio, they are to be addressed with studio management in person and in private.

Tuition & Other Fees
Tuition for LA Dance classes is due on the 1st day of every month.  After the 8th day of the month, your account will be charged a $15 late fee.  Costs for costumes, shoes, competition/ event fees, etc. must be paid in a timely manner.  Accounts will continue to be billed until the studio is officially notified that a student has been withdrawn.

Class Absences
If a student is unable to attend class, the parent is expected to notify the studio as soon as possible.  If our voicemail is reached, please leave a detailed message.  Please be advised that you will not be reimbursed for tuition paid for missed classes.

  • Vacation and Emergency AbsencesLA Dance understands that emergencies can arise making it impossible for a student to attend class.  In these situations, please notify the studio as soon as possible so that any necessary arrangements can be made.  If you know that your family will be out of town for a vacation causing your child to miss class, please notify the studio prior to leaving.
  • Absence Due to IllnessIf your child is sick, they are still encouraged to attend their classes at least to observe (unless they are contagious).
  • Absence Due to InjuryIf your child has an injury and is unable to participate in their classes, they should still attend to observe.  Your child will not be allowed to participate in any classes or performances without a doctor’s note releasing your child to return to such activities.
  • Absence Due to Other Sports/ActivitiesLA Dance encourages students to participate in other sports and activities as long as they do not interfere with dance class on a regular basis.
  • Unexcused AbsencesIf your child is absent from classes for 3 consecutive weeks without any notification to LA Dance, your child will be automatically withdrawn for the remainder of the year.


Bad Weather
In case of inclement weather and dangerous driving conditions, please call the studio immediately.  If classes are to be cancelled by LA Dance due to bad weather, you will receive a message to inform you of such.

Refunds, Credits, & Transfers
All funds received for class tuition, costumes, shoes, competition/event fees, etc. are NONREFUNDABLE unless participation in an event is cancelled by LA Dance.  In the event that a student discontinues classes at LA Dance, all funds deposited will be forfeited.
 

General Studio Guidelines & Information

  • No candy, gum, food, or drink is allowed in the studio at any time (with the exception of bottled water if needed).
  • Students must always wear their hair up during classes.
  • Students must always be dressed in appropriate dance attire during classes (see below for individual class guidelines).
  • Students are encouraged to use the restroom prior to the beginning of class in order to avoid interruptions.
  • Students should arrive at class on time and must be picked up promptly after class is over.
  • Parents must park in designated areas as required by law.  LA Dance is NOT responsible for vehicles that are ticketed or towed.  LA Dance is NOT responsible for any damages to vehicles or for any items stolen from vehicles.
  • All students and parents must keep an open mind and a positive attitude.
  • Regular attendance to class is very important to your child’s progression.
  • LA Dance will be closed in observance of the following holidays:  Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Break, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day

 

What Do I Need For My Class?

Ballet – All students must wear pink tights and a leotard.  Ballet skirts are permitted, but shorts and t-shirts are not.  Pink ballet shoes must be worn.  Hair must be up.

Lyrical – All students must wear appropriate dance attire (tight-fitting exercise or dance wear).  Foot thongs or lyrical shoes must be worn.  Hair must be up.

Jazz – All students must wear appropriate dance attire (tight-fitting exercise or dance wear).  Black split-sole jazz shoes must be worn.  Hair must be up.

Tap – All students must wear appropriate dance attire (tight-fitting exercise or dance wear).  Black tap shoes must be worn.  Hair must be up.

Hip Hop – All students must wear baggy clothes, but NO JEANS are allowed.  A separate pair of sneakers to be used for this class only must be worn.  Hair must be up.

Little Movers, Itty Bits, Twinkle Toes – All students must wear appropriate dance attire (tight-fitting exercise or dance wear).  No dress-up clothes, shorts, or denim may be worn.  Hair must be up.  Students in Little Movers classes must have pink ballet shoes, black jazz shoes, and black tap shoes.  Students in Itty Bits classes must have pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes.  Students in Twinkle Toes classes must have pink ballet shoes and black jazz shoes.

Combo I/II/III – All students must wear appropriate dance attire (tight-fitting exercise or dance wear).  All Combo classes require pink ballet shoes, black jazz shoes, and black tap shoes.

Adult Classes – All students should wear exercise clothing.  Hair must be up.

Shoes may be purchased at Payless, any dance apparel store or website, or you may see me at the studio to place an order.  Dance apparel may be found at many regular clothing stores, any dance apparel store or website, or you may see me at the studio to place an order.

Please make sure that you put your child’s name on EVERYTHING that is brought to the studio!!!

Studio Polices & Procedures

Registration:

Come to the studio on August 1st through August 3rd from 12:00 to 7:00 to register for the 2017-2018 dance year!