Explore Movement's dress code is mandatory. Black leotard, pink tights, and hair in a bun is required for all ballet classes. Skirts or fitted shorts are not required, but are allowed in ballet classes. Form fitting athletic shorts or leggings, with choice of a leotard or bra top and form fitting tank top are required for all other technique classes and company rehearsals. Appropriate dance shoes are required for all classes. Hair should be secured away from dancer's face. No jewelry may be worn, with the exception on small stud earrings. Parents, please help us to reinforce the dress code as it is vital to dance education, the conduction of productive classes, and your dancer's safety.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
We encourage our students to arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of class. The beginning of each class (warm-up) is very important for dancers. Warm-up is a vital part of improving dance technique and preventing injury.
Attendance is vital to a dancer's growth and development in their training. We expect our company members to maintain excellent attendance. Company members that are unable to keep up with their choreography and/or technique will be removed from a group and/or solo, duet, trio until they can catch up. Recreational students participating in our shows are expected to attend class on a regular basis. Excessive absences may result in suspension from performance.
Please notify Explore Movement 24 hours before a private lesson if a student is unable to attend and needs to cancel their lesson.
Tuition for Company members and recreational classes is due the 1st of each month. A $25 late fee will be applied toward monthly tuition and a $50 late fee will be applied toward Company competition fees. Late fees will be strictly enforced. It is the responsibility of each dancer's parent or guardian to keep tuition payments up to date.
CELL PHONE POLICY
No cell phones are permitted during class, unless approved by an instructor or in case of emergency.
No food, drink, or gum in the studio. All food must be consumed in the waiting area or outside of the studio. All food and garbage must be cleaned up and/or thrown in the trash. Dancers should bring water to class.
ILLNESS & INJURY
If a dancer is ill, please stay home until they are well enough to fully participate in class and non-contagious. Please email us if your dancer plans to stay home. Dancers are encouraged to observe class if they are unable to participate due to injury.
Students who miss a class will have the opportunity to make up that class with a similar class within 4 weeks of their absence. Please email us to assess which class would be the best option for your dancer to make up.
Please notify Explore Movement of any medical conditions or special needs your child may have. All medical information is kept confidential.
Please check your email and social media pages for inclement weather cancellations. We will assess the risk and determine whether or not class needs to be cancelled one hour prior to the first class of the day.
LOST AND FOUND
Please mark all dance wear, shoes, and personal items with your child’s name. We will make every effort to return lost items; however, we cannot be responsible for any items your child brings to class.
Explore Movement reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach class. In the event that we cannot offer an appropriate substitute, the class may be cancelled or rescheduled.
TERMINATION OF ENROLLMENT
Explore Movement reserves the right to terminate enrollment of a student due to certain circumstances. For example behavior that disrupts class, other students, or instructors, abuse of other students instructors, or property, dangerous behavior displayed by student or parents, or the inability to meet a child’s needs.
Company members and their parents are expected to behave in a professional manner at the studio and at competitions/shows. We encourage our team to be supportive and respectful toward one another. Any unprofessional behavior will result in dismissal from the company without reimbursement.
Explore Movement is unable to refund or reduce payments due to injury, illness, absences, or inclement weather.
If a recreational student wishes to drop a class, it must be done on the 20th of the month prior to the month the student wishes to end enrollment. There will be no refunds given for classes dropped after this time due to our billing structure. Company member are expected to commit for the full season. By agreeing to participate in the season you are agreeing to tuition payment for the full year.
Competition fees are subject to the individual Competition's refund policy.
Any merchandise purchased from Explore Movement including costumes, accessories, shirts, jackets, etc. cannot be returned or exchanged. All merchandise will be distributed at the studio
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