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Just Dance Academy

Policies and Procedures

2019-2020

 

 

1. Attendance & Make-Up Policy:

In order for students to progress, they must attend class on a regular basis. This also includes being on time for class. Dancers should arrive approximately 10 minutes early before their class to prepare for class, use the bathroom, etc. If a dancer is going to be more than 10 minutes late, please call the front desk. All absences require notice to the front desk via phone call to the studio or through email.

 

2. Class Attire Policies:

Proper attire is required for each and every class. Teachers may request dancers to sit out and observe if not properly prepared for class. For safety reasons, no jewelry is permitted in any dance class. 

 

Ballet/Tap/Jazz

Girls: Hair should be in a slicked bun at any height. Pink tights and a leotard are required. 

 

Boys:All male dancers must be in a white or black t-shirt/tank top and either black pants or black shorts. 

 

*All dancers are required to bring and wear their ballet shoes and tap shoes every class.

 

Hip Hop

Girls and Boys should wear comfortable clothing that they can move in. Sneakers are required and should not be everyday footwear. No street shoes are allowed in the dance studios.

 

3. Classroom Policies:

  • There is absolutely NO FOOD permitted in the dance rooms.

  • Water is the only permitted beverage allowed in the dance rooms.

  • No gum chewing in class.

  • Do not enter the dance room without teacher permission; this includes adults.

  • Proper dance attire is strictly required including all necessary shoes. 

  • Ladies hair must always be pulled back in a ponytail, bun or braid(s). If a male dancer has long hair it is expected that it be off the face.

  • Dancers may use the bathroom before or after class. No dancer is permitted to leave in the middle of class unless it is an emergency. 

  • Students should not touch the mirrors.

  • Students should not touch the barres, props, or acro equipment unless specifically instructed to do so. 

  • No street shoes allowed at any time.

  • Dancers should bring their dance bag in with them at the beginning of class.

 

 

4. Locker Room Policies:

The locker room is meant to be a place for all dancers to store their belongings and prepare for class. The locker room should never be used as a game/play room. No food should be eaten in the locker room. Items left behind will be stored in the locker room lost and found. Any unclaimed items will be thrown away/donated at the end of each month. Just Dance Academy is not responsible for any lost/stolen/damaged items that are left in the locker room. 

 

We ask that dancers do their very best to clean up after themselves and leave the locker room cleaner than how they found it. The locker room is your space and your responsibility. 

 

 

5. Picture & Video Policy: 

There should be no photos or videos taken inside of the dance studios unless a teacher specifically says that it is OK to do so. This includes photos and videos of your own dancer. Dancers are responsible for remembering their choreography from week to week. An invitation to watch in the dance room is not an invitation to record on your phone. Our picture and video policy is strictly enforced for the safety and well being of our students and our staff.

 

6. Behavior Policy:

Horseplay, foul language, disrespect, defiance, or disruptive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated inside Just Dance Academy. Teachers reserve the right to drop or remove any student(s) from class if the behavior policy is not followed or abided by. We have zero tolerance for any kind of bullying. Poor sportsmanship, bragging, teasing or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. Parents will be immediately notified of any unacceptable behavior. 

 

7. Enrollment Policy:

Enrollment is based on a first come first serve basis. A minimum of five students is required per groups. The class schedule is subject to availability and change. Just Dance Academy reserves the right to cancel or combine classes at any time. 

 

8. Inclement Weather and Vacation Policy:

Just Dance Academy follows the North Andover Public School system for holidays, vacations, and inclement weather. If you have any questions, please call the studio or send an email. Our social media accounts are always up to date regarding cancellations so we encourage you to follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts. If classes are cancelled due to weather or holiday, a makeup class may be required. 

 

9. Health Policy:

You are the best judge of your child’s health. Please do not bring your child to dance if they are sick. This is for the protection of other dancers as well as our staff. Dancers must be fever free for 24 hours before coming back to dance. 

 

10. Insurance Policy:

Just Dance Academy does not carry medical insurance for its students. It is required that all dance students be covered by their own family insurance policy. If injury occurs it is understood that the student’s own policy is your only source of reimbursement.

 

11. Costume Payment Policies:

  • All costumes are ordered between the months of November and December.

  • Costumes are ordered through costume catalogs or through our own custom designer. 

  • Your child’s exact measurements will determine the costume size ordered.

  • All costumes will require a 50% deposit between the months of October-November. The 50% remaining balance will be due in January. Costumes not paid on time will NOT be ordered. No exceptions.

  • Once costumes are ordered, there are absolutely no refunds. 

  • If your dancer has outgrown their costume size, a small fee will be due to cover any necessary express shipping and handling charges to obtain a new costume.

  • All balances will be processed using the card on file on the due date unless otherwise specified. 

 

12. Tuition Policies:

Tuition is pro-rated on a school year basis (September-June) and reflects that some months have fewer classes and some months have more classes. Absolutely no discounts will be given for missed classes due to vacations, sickness, or personal breaks.

 

Tuition is due on the 1stof every month. Every dancer is required to have an ACH form on file for billing purposes. Tuition that is left unpaid by the 10th of the month will incur a $25 late charge. Tuition that is left unpaid by the 25thof the month will incur a $50 late fee. 

 

All balances must be paid in full by June 10th. Dancers with balances at this time will not be permitted to perform in the annual recital. 

 

All balances will be processed using the card on file unless otherwise specified. If a card is declined for any reason, a $25 fee will be applied to your account to cover bank fees.

 

 

13. Recital and Dress Rehearsal Policies:

  • All studio fees must be paid in full by June 10thor the student will not be allowed to participate in the show.

  • All students enrolled at Just Dance Academy are expected to perform at our Annual Recital.

  • Dress rehearsals are mandatory for every dancer. No exceptions. If a dancer fails to attend dress rehearsal they may be excluded from the recital performance. 

  • Dress rehearsal implies that dancers are in FULL costume, hair, makeup, and accessories. Eyelashes are not required for dress rehearsal. 

  • Recital is held at the end of June and tickets will go on sale in May. Tickets are sold online or at the door on the day of the show. Tickets sold online are $20. Tickets sold at the door are $25.

  • All dancers participating in recital are required to purchase the Finale Costume and Recital DVD. 

 

14. Refund Policy:

Tuition, registration fees, costume payments, competition fees, recital fees and recital tickets, are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

 

15. Returned Check/Declined Card Policy:

A $25 return check fee will be applied for any checks returned for insufficient funds. After two returned checks, only cash will be accepted. 

 

Any transaction that is declined will incur an additional $25 fee. It is your responsibility to notify the desk of any card info changes and updates.

 

16. Forms of Payment:

Checks, Cash, Visa, Master Card, and Discover are accepted forms of payment. Every family enrolled at Just Dance Academy is required to pay tuition through our automatic debit (ACH) program. This minimizes confusion, avoids late fees, and provides complete ease to all of our customers. A credit card or debit card number may be left on file. Accounts will be automatically charged on the first of every month. All other fees will be invoiced separately. All balances will be processed using the card on file unless otherwise specified. 

 

17. Registration Fee: 

An annual non-refundable registration fee of $25.00 per student is required at the time of registration. Registration fees are non-transferable and are not subject to sibling discounts.

 

18. Communication Policy

For documenting purposes, all absences, questions, conflicts, and concerns should be emailed directly to info@thejustdanceacademy.com 

 

Please refrain from using texting and Facebook as methods of commutating with the studio unless there is an emergency. 

 

I will respond to all emails in a timely manner. Please respect that we will not answer any texts, phone calls, or emails, after 9pm. Weekend emails may not be answered until Monday.