Guidelines

Classes:

Classes begin in September and will run through mid-June. Dance class consists of one hour of instruction each week: 1/2 hour Tap and 1/2 hour Ballet with age appropriate Hip Hop mixed in every week.  If a class consists of three or less students, classes will be held for 45 minutes.  Should your preschool  be closed or cancel class for ANY  reason-weather, holidays, field trips, etc. -we are not responsible for a make-up class.  Should we cancel class for any reason (other than weather), you may call for a prorated tuition if the class cannot be rescheduled.  There are 2 snow days worked into the dance season.  If more than 2 days per dance season are missed due to weather, we will either make-up the dance class or prorate your tuition.  Please see the back of your payment book for a calendar of our holidays.  Registration is closed from February 1st to June 30th of each year. No child will be allowed to participate in dance class until we have received your registration form in our office — NOT at your preschool.  We provide “sweet treats” for good listeners, please let us know if your dancer cannot have certain sweet treat items.

 

Dance Attire:

Students will need both ballet and tap shoes, any color is acceptable; however, these need not be purchased immediately.   Shoes can be purchased through our website -click on the “Order Dancewear /Shoes” link at the top of the page.

**PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PLACE YOUR CHILD’S NAME IN HIS/HER DANCE SHOES!

Dance attire can be purchased through our website -click on the “Order Dancewear /Shoes” link at the top of the page.  Leotards (any color or style) are acceptable for dance class, but not required. Tights: We only allow tights in dance class IF your child already has them on when they arrive to dance. We will not put tights on a dancer (tights take up too much dance time to put on 10 dancers).  Please have your child wear socks on dance day.  Some of the children “dress-out” for dance class, and some do not. If your child will not be changing into dance attire, please have “gym type” clothing on for maximum mobility.

Our teachers will change your child in and out of their dance attire. Please note that a small portion of dance class time is used to dress out for dance class. Please bring all dance items in a separate bag – i.e. a dance bag or a plastic grocery bag, etc.

Please have your child wear a pull-over dress to school on dance day.  This enables your child to receive more “dance time” and less “changing of the clothes time” in the hour you are paying for dance class. IF your child arrives to preschool close to dance class time, feel free to bring your child to school already in her dance attire. Just have your child’s pullover dress in her dance bag; so at the end of class, the teacher can just pull off the leotard and pull on your child’s dress.

Tuition:

You will receive a payment booklet at the beginning of the dance season. Please use this book to record your payments to Dancing Little Stars. TUITION IS DUE IN OUR OFFICE NO LATER THAN THE 5TH OF EACH MONTH (NOT mailed out on the 5th of the month).

If your tuition is late, please add on a $10  late charge. Tuition is based on a yearly dance season (NOT a monthly tuition); the yearly fee is broken down into monthly payments for your convenience. Tuition is not prorated unless your student starts classes mid-month.  There are 2 snow days worked into the dance season.  If more than 2 days per dance season are missed due to weather, we will either make-up the dance class or prorate your tuition.

To mail in your dance payment: please use the envelopes located in the payment booklet you received at the beginning of the dance season. Please be sure to use the payment stubs inside the booklet. Make sure to fill in all of the blanks on both the copy you send in with your check or money order, and the copy in the booklet for your records. This will insure proper credit given to your child’s account.

We accept payments on-line for tuition and fees using your credit card. Simply click on the  “Make Payment” button on the top right of screen. If you are paying online, do not forget to record your payment in your payment booklet.

**DO NOT  TAKE YOUR PAYMENTS TO YOUR CHILD’S PRESCHOOL AND GIVE TO THE DANCE TEACHER! MAIL IT OR PAY ONLINE INSTEAD. (Taking payment in to the preschool WILL delay credit to your account! — Mail it instead).

**Should your account become delinquent and you have failed to contact us to make arrangements for payment, your child is subject to termination from our program.  Any unpaid account will be reported to our collection agency.

Payment Books:

A payment book will be mailed to you upon receipt of your registration form.  It is your responsibility to contact us if you do not receive your payment book within two weeks of registration.  Otherwise, we will assume you have received your payment book.

Parent Observation:

We do not send out progress reports for dance class; however, you are welcome to come and observe dance class at anytime.  We ask that if you are going to come and watch: that you do not let your child know you are there until after dance class, and that none of the children can see you.  Please peek from the other room, through the window or the door.  We have found, through experience, that when parents come into the room to watch class, the children (sometimes yours, and sometimes someone else’s) do not dance or do not dance to their full potential.  This can be disruptive to the dance instruction.  For security purposes, only DLS employees may help the children get dressed or use the restroom.

Withdrawal:

Notification of  dancer’s withdrawal from class must be in writing: via letter or our website.  If notification is NOT given by dancer’s parent/guardian to Dancing Little Stars, then any refund is void and not owed to the parent/guardian.  Your school is not responsible for letting us know the status of your dancer.