Terms & Policies

 

REGISTRATION POLICIES:

Registration without payment is not accepted. A dancer’s spot may be forfeited without payment. To receive early bird discounts, all initial payments must be received before early bird deadline.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Cancellation policies differ among programs. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the cancellation policy of the program you wish to register.

LATE FEES:

Late payments are subject to a $25 fee. Dancer’s may be suspended upon payment failure. A $25 fee is applied for NSF cheques.

CLASS CANCELLATIONS:

In the case of a special weather statement or poor road conditions, please check the status of classes before venturing outside. We try our best to make a final decision on class cancellations one hour prior to the first class of the evening. Cancellations are announced on our Facebook page and studio voicemail. We do our best to email families and send out Remind texts to subscribers, but are not always able to do so. When snowdays take place at The DanceRoom, dancers are invited to participate in any class within the dancer’s age group for free the week following the cancellation. We do not offer make-up classes for snowdays.

CONDUCT

We ask that all students:

  • Demonstrate integrity and follow teachers’ instructions to the best of their ability

  • Respect the differences & rights of others, studio property and the property of others

  • Seek assistance from instructors or other staff members when conflicts must be resolved

  • Use appropriate language towards teachers, classmates and on studio premises

  • Do not chew gum or eat while in class

  • Conduct themselves in a positive, supportive manner both inside and outside the studio and on social media; negative comments or poor behaviour may result in the loss of studio privileges or in dismissal from the program.

  • Silence their phones and place them in the studio cell phone caddy behind the studio doors

ABSENTEEISM/LATENESS

Please notify The DanceRoom by phone, email or text if your dancer will be late/absent. If a recreational student has missed 5 or more classes, a meeting may be arranged. Numerous missed classes may result in the inability to participate in the year-end recital as we want children to feel confident on stage. If arriving late, we encourage dancers to participate in the remainder of the class but they may be asked to warm-up separately

OTHER

  • Parents and dancers should conduct themselves in a positive, supportive manner in the waiting room, in class, and at dance events including, but not limited to, recital. Parents and dancers should be respectful of all DanceRoom students, staff, and families. Negative comments towards dancers, dance families, or The DanceRoom will not be tolerated.

  • Teaching dance is a hands-on practice. Hands-on teaching methods have proven to help students understand proper alignment. If your dancer is uncomfortable with hands-on methods, please notify us.

  • Dancers and their associates are to refrain from sharing photographs/videos of competitive choreography on social media sites (i.e. Facebook, Twitter,etc.) before final performances

  • Dancers may not perform choreographic works outside the studio without permission

  • Please inform us if your dancer is participating at another studio during programming at The DanceRoom.