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2016/2017 Policies

All class space will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please return your registration form with correct payment early to help ensure placement in your desired class. This schedule is subject to change based upon a minimum number per class. Classes are held during the academic school year. Children are grouped by age and ability level. Classes are offered after school, in the evenings to accommodate working parents. Registration forms must be filled out completely and the tuition fee paid before the classes begin. If not, your child will not be able to participate. En Pointe Dance Company does not offer refunds or tuition deductions due to absence or drop outs. Classes will be cancelled or consolidated if minimum number is not met. A minimum of eight per class is required. A cancellation fee of $10.00 will be charged once classes are in session for the months of October and November; $25.00 charged for the months of December and January; and NO REFUNDS of any kind after January 31, 2017 for dropouts without proper notice.

Monthly Payment Reminder: Monthly payments are always due on the first of each month and always become past due on the 10th and are subject to a late fee of $10.00. As a courtesy, EPDC will be e-mailing or handing out payment reminder statements to students around the last week of each month. Checks need to be marked with the student’s name and what it is for (tuition, dance wear, costume, etc.) If fees become 30 days delinquent your child will not be able to continue class until full payment is made.

Check Writing Policy: There is a $25.00 charge on all returned checks. After one NSF check, you will be expected to pay for classes with cash or money order.

Dress Code/Appearance: A dancer should always be properly dressed and groomed. It is part of the self-discipline, which goes hand-in-hand with dance training itself. Students MUST wear the proper attire listed for their specific class(s). All dress codes will be enforced. Hair MUST be tied back out of their face.

Dancewear/Shoe fitting orders: Students are asked to have their proper shoes/dancewear for each class by their first class session.

Arrival/Departure: To protect the safety of our students, EPDC requires that everyone arrive and depart as close to the schedule class times as possible. Parents are responsible for their child or children until class begins, so please don't leave your child in the waiting area unattended. We are not set up to provide childcare. Please let us know in advance if someone else is picking up your child.

Attendance: Classes begin at the appointed hour. Students must attend classes on  regular basis to progress! Students arriving late for class will not make good progress and are disruptive to the rest of the class. Ant student who misses 8 or more classes during the season will not be allowed to participate in the spring recital performance. If missing a class is necessary, Please notify EPDC before class time that your child will be absent. If a student is unable to dance, we recommend that student attend class to observe what is being taught. Attendance for the two weeks prior to the spring recital is mandatory (No exceptions unless approved by instructor!) Please the importance of class attendance to your dancer and make it a priority.

Talking in Class: Your child’s class time is limited and valuable, talking or goofing around in class is frowned upon. Instructors require the full attention of ALL students. Students are always encouraged to ask questions of the instructor that are dance related. General conversation should be before or after class. EPDC reserves the right to remove any person(s) that we feel is being disruptive to our classroom experience. To have less distraction during class, the door should remain closed unless opened by the instructor.

CODE OF CONDUCT:  DANCERS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AT CLASS ON TIME AND PREPARED IN PROPER DANCE ATTIRE. INSTRUCTORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISMISS ANY DANCER FROM CLASS WHOSE ATTITUDES ARE UNSATISFACTORY. HERE AT EPDC, WE PROMOTE ALL DANCERS TO TREAT EACH OTHER WITH RESPECT, SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT!

                                           

Snow, bad weather & any other cancelation reason: When the Park Falls Public Schools cancel classes or dismiss school early because of inclement weather or icy roads, EPDC will cancel classes also. If an instructor is sick or unable to make it due to an emergency, classes may be canceled if another instructor can't teach the class.  Classes will be made up on a scheduled date if canceled to the best of our ability. It is NOT guaranteed that all classes will be made up due to scheduling conflicts. Make up classes are scheduled for the parents and dancers convenience. There will be NO refunds for students that can't attend the makeup classes.

Lost & Found: En Pointe Dance Company is not responsible for lost or stolen items. If you are missing something, please check the lost and found box. Please put your child’s name on all their dance items (in both shoes).

Recital Costumes: We try our best in determining the correct costumes for each class. They are always age-appropriate and of the highest quality possible. Preschool students will need one costume; all other students will need one costume for each class they train in. Costumes are chosen in October and will need to be paid in full by December. Costumes will not be ordered until they are paid for in full. Parents or guardians accept full responsibility for all expenses, including sur-charges and postage for costumes that are ordered late.  EPDC is not responsible if costumes are not received in time for the recital due to late payments. Most outfits run from $45.00 to $65.00. Your account needs to be paid up to date before your child takes home their costume.

Costume Deposits: In an effort to ensure that costumes are delivered in time for class photographs and organized distribution to our students, costume orders are placed during the December holiday break. Costume manufacturers do not accept cancellations or offer refunds after they are ordered; therefore EPDC does not refund costume deposits after original order has been placed.

*Deposit Schedule – ALL costume's are to be paid in FULL before any costume will be ordered.

Spring Recital Performance: Dance is a performing art. Student productions not only give dancers the thrill of performing, but also provide a strong sense of accomplishment and a chance to showcase all their hard work and talents. Spring Recital dates are TBD.

Handouts & Website Information: EPDC will try it's best to produce monthly newsletter throughout the season. They will be loaded with lots of important information you will need to know about. In the event your child is absent, it will be your responsibility to view our website for any new information that may have been handed out.

Parents and Instructor Communication: Communication is very important to our studio. It is very important for parents and instructors to keep lines of communication open to ensure each student is getting the most out of their learning experience. Most of our information is posted on our website and giving out through emails.

If you ever have any questions, comments, or ideas, please feel free to contact me at 906-285-1704 or email me at enpointedanceco@hotmail.com

 

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