Policy

                     In the classroom

Dress Code:

Ballet

All ballet students must wear leotards and tights for class. Any color combination is allowed.

Pink ballet shoes for ballet.  Hair must be up in a bun or a pony tail.  Hair must be pulled up off of face and neck even if you have shorter hair. No jewelry, cell phones, or toys should be brought to class. Please no long tutu’s  for the pre-school or kinder classes! It is the discretion of the teacher to allow a student to take class if not properly attired.

Tap - Jazz

Leotards and tights are also preferred for the tap and jazz class. Jazz leggings or capris are accepted. Tancolored tap shoes, tan colored jazz shoes  is what we suggest if buying new shoes. Other colors are allowed if  it is what you already have on hand to start the new dance year. Please label all dancewear with your name or initials.

Class Placement:

Students will be placed in classes according to age and ability and grade. If a student is in between ages or dance levels, we will do our best to place the student in the closest appropriate class. Final placement is up to the director or teacher. Classroom participation and courteous behavior will be expected from each student and their parents.

 

Students:

Students are expected to wait in one of the two waiting areas until called for class.

 Students should be dressed and ready for class as stated by the dress code.

Absolutely no cell phones or I-pads in class. Students may not leave class for snacks or drinks or to check phone calls or text messages. A water break will be given if needed.

 

Parents :

As parents we all want the best for our children and I think we all know life gets busy, some of us even want to direct our children while in class…( where they should stand in line, tell them to pay attention, give them a drink, take pictures while in class, help adjust their tights, etc…) This makes it difficult for the teachers  control in class and is also a distraction  to children that are not your own. Parents, please follow  these  basic  guidelines for your child while attending class.

   *Please call the studio if your child has a fever or is sick for the day.

   *The studio doors may not always be open to observe class.

     Please do not open the doors if they are closed.

  * If the studio doors are opened to observe class…..

                       * Do not correct your child from the sidelines!

                       * Do not send the younger sibling  in the class to dance around.

                        * If you take photos, don’t ask them to pose during class. Wait for a break.

     * The dance studio is not a babysitting  service while siblings are in class.

       Parents are responsible for your other children in the waiting rooms. The living room provides toys, books, TV, DVD player, bathroom,couch and chairs, and a table for work area or snack for both children and parents. Free wi – fi is available . Please pick up after your child.

     *   Please be sure younger children use the bathroom before class.

Other things you need to know.....

Other things you need to know:

Weather closings, Attendance, Newsletters, Facebook, Medical Release, Photo Use Clause, Termination…

Attendance :

Regular and punctual attendance will be expected. If you are late , quietly come into class.

Make up classes for unavoidable absences may be available for some classes if there is one similar to the level and age you are taking. There is No Refunds for missed classes. Classes will be constantly supervised during instruction periods. We cannot assume responsibility for students outside or inside the studio before or after their scheduled class(es).

 

Medical Release:

Please let us know if your child has any special needs, allergies, or medical conditions. Please make sure we have a medical emergency phone  number  on file.

 

Bad Weather Closings:

The dance studio will be closed if FREDERICK COUNTY , VIRGINIA schools are closed due to bad weather. When in doubt, please check our Facebook page of Kay’s School of Dance for updates around 12:30 pm. If you are not a computer  person, please call Kay at 540 – 869 – 0529. Remember if the weather is bad, we will not be at the studio to answer the phone.

  *Please note:

  Each class has one snow day scheduled without a  “ make-up “ day.

     Any days missed after one missed class because of weather will be re – scheduled.

     * Holidays will be posted early September.

       No deductions in tuition for major holidays or missed classes.

    * We do not follow school closings for the” teacher work days”.

 

Photo Clause :

Kay’s School of Dance has the rights to any photos taken at the studio or performance for advertisement or display.

 

Social Media :

Any student / parent  found misrepresenting the studio in ways of bullying, vulgar, bad mouthing, or inappropriate communication is reason to be released from class without refund. This is including phone calls, text, or Facebook type of social  medias.

 

Newsletters :

Miss Kay does her best to communicate with the students and their parents through monthly newsletters. The newsletters will inform and remind you of important dates or deadlines.  It will also let you know what’s going on in the studio or announce new classes forming. Please check your dancers’  bags periodically to see if newsletters are left in there to make sure you’re not missing them. (There is always extra in the waiting area!)

 

Parking :

Please enter the dance studio from the front, right side of the studio entrance. (beside the Funeral Home) Follow driveway around back and park in the rear near the fence line. If you walk to the sidewalk, it will take you directly to the lobby door. To exit, continue the drive way along the sidewalk to Main Street.

PLEASE NO PARKING ON THE GRASS.

 

Student Termination:

Unfortunately it is sometimes necessary to terminate a student’s enrollment for the best interest of the rest of the class. Reasons for  termination are: Disruptive or dangerous behavior by a student or parent, abuse (verbal or physical) to staff or other students, or school property, misuse of social media related to anyone in the studio or classes, or if we cannot meet your child’s needs.