Inclement Weather The dance center is closed when Harrisonburg City Schools close due to inclement weather, including school dismissals for snow, sleet or ice. Students make up canceled classes by attending alternate classes of similar level offered by the studio. The dance center is not closed when city schools are closed for elections or teacher workdays
Pick-up and Delivery Parents or guardians are responsible for a child’s arrival and departure from the studio. Accompany your child into the studio. In the event you are late for pick-up, instruct your child to await your arrival in the studio classroom-not an emptying waiting area. Notify attending instructor when departing with your child.
Attendance Due to the cumulative and participatory nature of classes, all students are required to attend every class meeting. Excessive absences will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from class. Tuition reductions for absences are not accepted.
Students make up classes by attending alternate classes of similar level. Registration for September classes places student in class until June. If a student withdraws, the balance of that quarter’s tuition is forfeited. We require written notification of withdrawal in order to remove the student from the class roster for the remainder of the year. Expect to continue receiving tuition bills, unless our office receives written notification of student withdrawal,
Spring Concert Students performing in the spring concert are required to purchase a costume. Concert participants must attend all rehearsals for spring concert, held every weekday night prior to concert weekend. Absences place unfair burden on others, and may result in dismissal from cast. Students opting to perform must conform to all rules and procedures concerning concert participation.
Instructional Level Dance & Company strives to ensure student needs are met on the appropriate instructional level. Timelines of development are individual to each student .Variance in skill levels among students within the same age range are normal, should be expected, and will peak and plateau throughout the formative years. If initial enrollment indicates a class population presents large discrepancies in performance; teachers balance class instructional challenge to an average which best serves each student on his/her most positive level of instruction. Toward this goal; classes are split into two sections (providing number of enrolled students allows), current higher functioning student are encourage to advance to classes providing more challenge, and/or curriculum goals are adjusted, within the existing class, to individualize instruction for varying groups and/or individuals, within the class population.