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Policies and Procedures

Heather’s Dance Academy LLC

Policies and Procedures

Please review Heather’s Dance Academy’s Policies and Procedures and let us know if you have any questions. You will then sign the Registration Form stating that you understand and will comply with our Policies and Procedures for the 2021-2022 Dance Season.


Heather's Dance Academy believes that the Art of Dance is of the utmost importance for our Mind, Body and Soul. We strive to build strong, confident, well-rounded dancers through a positive and encouraging environment.


Registration

A legal guardian/parent must be present at the time of registration.

A Non-refundable fee of $30 per student is required yearly at the time of registration.

Attendance

Regular attendance is imperative. Refunds will not be issued for any missed classes. Please be on time! Absences and tardiness will affect an entire class. Please arrive 10 minutes early for your scheduled lesson and begin properly warming up. Please make every effort to attend class unless your dancer is under the weather or an emergency arises. Heather’s Dance Academy is not responsible for providing aftercare outside of dance classes.

Covid-19

Heather’s Dance Academy is following all CDC guidelines on how we handle Covid-19. At any given time, protocols can change and we will adjust accordingly. Barre’s will be cleaned and sanitized between each class. Temperatures will be taken upon entering the studio. Students will be expected to wash their hands frequently. All students will be placed a minimum of 3 feet apart to maintain proper dance space. A parent may enter the lobby the drop off their dancer and to take care of any business matters. For your safety and the spacing in our Lobby, parents will not be allowed to congregate in the lobby while classes are in session. Students must bring their own water bottles!

Tuition

Tuition is due the FIRST lesson of each month. September’s Tuition should include First and Last month’s payment. May’s tuition will be collected at the beginning of the Dance Season.

Tuition will be considered late after the 10th of the month and a $10 late fee will be added to your account.

Payments can be placed in the box in the Lobby, Venmo,  or we can invoice you through your email address.   We accept Cash, Checks and Debit/Credit cards

($2 Transaction Fee for all Credit/Debit).

A $25 check fee will be added for all returned checks.

Accounts more than 2 months in arrears will be frozen and the student may not be allowed to participate until the account is brought current.

If a class is missed, talk with your Instructor about a make-up lesson.

Months with 5 lessons will make up for Holidays when we do not attend class.


Refunds

All Payments made to Heather’s Dance Academy for Tuition, Costumes, or Registration Fees are non-refundable. Any over-payment will be credited to your studio account.


Studio Rules

Please do not leave any children left unattended in the studio.

There will be no food or gum permitted in the dance studio

Dance shoes should not be worn outside of the building

Students should not arrive more than 10 minutes early for class and should be picked up promptly.

Parents are not allowed to enter ongoing classes; this creates a distraction and startles younger dancers.

Restroom is for students and emergency purposes only.


Etiquette

Dancers are expected to respect their Instructor and fellow students and maintain proper behavior during class. Behavioral issues such as Bullying, being disruptive, using profanity, etc. will result in a parent conference. Parents are expected set a good example for each dancer they come in contact with while at Heather’s Dance Academy. We encourage each other! We build each other up! Ongoing behavior issues will not be tolerated and will result in being dismissed from Heather’s Dance Academy.



Class Placement and Observation

Students are placed in classes based on skill level first and then age. Our main interest is to offer our students proper training for each stage of development. Other important considerations for class placement are attention span, which includes stamina for a longer class time, the ability to take correction, understanding of the technical aspects of the movement, strength, the possibility of injury, and confidence. Another key factor in the decision would be that students who advance before they’re ready might become discouraged and thus no longer enjoy their dance experience. Your Instructor will make the final decision on determining which class your student will be placed in!

Parents and visitors are not allowed in the studio during class times.

Parents are invited to watch on Observation Days which are held several times during the year and will be announced on your Monthly Newsletters.


Dates to Remember:

Our Dance season will run from September 7th, 2021 – May 21, 2021

September 6  - Labor Day (Closed)

October 1  - Christmas Parade Costume Fee due (Optional)

November 24-26  - Thanksgiving (Closed)

December 17  - Recital Costume Fee due

December 20-January 2  - Christmas/New Year (Closed)

March 4  - Recital Finale T-Shirt Fee due

March 21-25  - Spring Break (Closed)

May 19  - Mandatory Dress Rehearsal (Time TBA)

May 21  - Recital at Furman (Time TBA)


*Students must attend rehearsal to participate in the Recital.

We do not charge Recital Fees, instead, visitors will need to purchase tickets to attend the recital.

Students who dance for 1 – 4 years will receive their trophy during the last class of the year.

Students who dance for 5 years or more will receive their trophy on stage at the recital.



What to wear:

Students in Combination Classes: Short sleeve black Leotard and Tights (Pink, Tan or Black), Pink Ballet shoes with elastics tied and tucked, Black Tap shoes (students ages 7 and under should have buckles). 

 Form fitting Shorts/Leggings may be worn.

Pointe Classes: Black Leotard and Pink Tights must be worn. Ballet skirts, form fitting shorts/leggings may be worn. Pink Pointe shoes and Pink Ballet slippers. Hair must be worn in a bun or pulled back away from the face.  Pointe shoes must be fitted and purchased from The Sock Basket. Pointe shoes must be approved by your instructor before elastics and ribbons are sewn on. 

 All students must speak with your instructor before enrolling in Pointe.

(Absolutely No street shoes or clothes are to be worn in any dance class)


Parental Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all studio events and Deadlines, such as Observer’s Days, Recital, Make-up classes and when items are due. The school will post all such notices on the Bulletin board in our Lobby as well as sending Monthly Newsletters home via email. It is the parent’s responsibility to read each Newsletter and check our Bulletin board each week. It is the parent’s responsibility to inform the school of any address, telephone or email changes. Please encourage your dancer to stretch and practice at home outside of class and always do their best. 

 Our parent’s encouragement means very much to us!  




Testimonials

"Heather is the best dance teacher anyone could ever ask for!"  ~Christine Tallman


"Thank you for the great time today. We truly appreciate you and all you do not only for my child but all the children at the studio. 🐐" ~Tamara Hefner


"Just saw the spring recital and was thoroughly entertained. Beautiful costumes and great choreography, but more importantly, the students danced with all their hearts. Fun Fun Fun! 👏👏👏" ~Karen Bryant


Upcoming Events/Announcements

Join us any time for one of our upcoming events!

Homeschool Dance Program

Classes are held once a week on Tuesdays from from 11:00 - 12:00 P.M. EST

Includes Ballet, Tap and Tumbling

Tuition is $55 Monthly with a $30 registration fee.


Adaptive Dance Program

A dance Program for students with Special Needs

Includes Beginner Tap, Ballet and Tumbling

Creative Movement and Expression are encouraged

Tuition is $55 Monthly with a $30 registration fee.


Christmas Parades

2018 Greenville Christmas Parade - "Best Dance Unit"

2018 Travelers Rest Christmas Parade - " 1st  Place Dance"

                          AND Overall Grand Prize Winner”

2017 Greenville  Christmas Parade - "Best Dance Unit"

2017  Travelers Rest Christmas Parade- "1st Place Dance"

2016 Greenville Christmas Parade - "Best Dance Unit"

2016 Travelers Rest Parade - "1st Place Dance Team"

2015 Travelers Rest Parade - "2nd Place Dance Team"

2014 Travelers Rest Parade - "1st Place Dance Team'

2012 Travelers Rest Parade - "2nd Place Dance Team"


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