Guidelines

DANCING LITTLE STARS

GUIDELINES

 

CLASSES :     Classes begin the week of September 5th and will run through the end of May.  Dance class consists of one hour of instruction each week: ½ hour  Tap and ½ hour Ballet 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, you may call for a prorated tuition if the class cannot be rescheduled.  Please see the back of your payment book for a calendar of our holidays.  Registration is closed from February 1st to June 1st of each year.  We provide “sweet treats” for good listeners.  The sweet treat we use is Skittles.  We use them because they are one of the only candies that are made in a peanut free factory and are gluten and gelatin free.  Please let us know if your dancer cannot have Skittles.

RECITAL :      Each class will prepare for and participate in a Full-Scale Dance Recital at the end of the dance season.  Our Dance Recital usually takes place the last Saturday in May in St Johns or Flager County.  There will be a $65 costume charge due in December and $35 recital fee in March in addition to your regular tuition that month.  Costumes cannot be ordered after the deadline.

DANCE ATTIRE :    Students will need both Tap and Ballet shoes, any color is acceptable; however, these need not be purchased immediately.  You can purchase Shoes and Dance Attire through our website – click on the “Order Dancewear/Shoes” link.  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 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 their dance attire.  Hip-hoppers or our older students may wear anything they like that is comfortable and allows for movement in class.

TUITION :    **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, a $10 late fee must be included with your payment.  Tuition is based on a yearly dance season (not a monthly tuition); the yearly fee is broken down into payments for your convenience.  Tuition is not prorated unless your dancer starts classes mid-month.  To mail in your dance payment: please use the envelopes located in the payment booklet you received at the beginning of the dance season.  Payments for tuition and fees can be made online using your credit card.  Simply go to our website :  www.dancinglittlestarsflorida.com  and click on “Make Payment” located to the right of the screen.  To mail in your dance payment: mail check or money order to Dancing Little Stars, 2326 S 52nd Street, Milwaukee WI 53219

***Reminder: payments are due in our office by the 5th of each month, NOT mailed out on the 5th.

   ***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!)

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

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 the Daycare or DLS employees may help the children get dressed or use the restroom.

 

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

SPECIAL NOTE :    We make every attempt to discuss and correct any problem that may arise concerning a dancer’s behavior during dance classes.  However DANCING LITTLE STARS reserves the right to terminate any dancer’s enrollment for any reason at any time.  A parent/guardian may withdraw, with notice, for any reason at any time.  DANCING LITTLE STARS reserves the right to use individual/group pictures taken of your dancer to include, but not limited to our program promotions, displays and material.

Please feel free to contact me, Karissa Tremblay at (386) 747-2810, with any questions or concerns.

Or visit our website at:    www.dancinglittlestarsflorida.com