Studio Policies

Katie’s Dance Academy, LLC provides professional and challenging classes for students of all levels, but more importantly we offer these classes in a positive, nurturing, and encouraging environment. There are so many challenges that students face today, and we know how important it is to allow them to grow in a loving and accepting space. Our classes provide opportunities for students to build confidence, strengthen their skills, and to reach their individual dance and performance goals. For this reason, we have a Zero Tolerance for bullying. This includes disrespectful comments made inside or outside class and via social media.

 

Society provides an abundance of criticism, and our trained instructors will provide constructive feedback to help each dancer advance to his or her potential, but classmates are expected to respect one another in all circumstances. A student struggling with maintaining a respectful and supportive relationship may reach out to their instructor for mentoring and support in this area. Violations of our Anti-Bullying policy will lead to class suspension or possible dismissal.
 

Covid Safety Procedures
  • Beginning June 28, masks will be optional.  We will no longer require masks to be worn inside the building.   We do suggest for those who have not been vaccinated to continue to wear their mask. 

  • All classrooms and lobby areas will have hand sanitizer stations for student/staff use and we will continue our cleaning procedures of the dance rooms and lobby areas.

  • We still ask for students who show symptoms of illness, to please refrain from entering the building for a minimum of 24 hrs or until cleared by a doctor.  If you have been exposed to COVID 19 you must be cleared by a doctor.

Studio Rules

1. Come with a positive attitude, ready to learn and HAVE FUN!!!

2. No food or drinks, other than a labeled water bottle, are allowed anywhere in the dance room at any time.  

3. No chewing gum allowed in dance class.

4. All dancers should wait for their instructor before entering a classroom .

5. Do not wear your dance shoes outside.

6. Only wear dance shoes inside a dance room.  No other shoes are permitted on the dance floors.

7. Always wear a cover-up when entering and exiting the studio.

8. Do not arrive earlier than 15 minutes prior to your class.

9. Pick up students promptly, but please make sure your student waits inside. 

10. Respect your teachers and classmates by not talking in class.

Payment Policies

 

Annual Registration Fee:  $35/family (non-refundable)

 

Tuition is due the 1st of the month.  Tuition is calculated by the number of hours enrolled for 9 months.  Tuition will not be prorated due to illness, holidays, or inclement weather.  Make-ups can be arranged due to any missed class.  Tuition can be paid by cash, check or credit card. 
**Each family will be required to have a credit card on file
Families will choose to pay by Cash/Check or by Credit Card -- All Credit cards will be auto drafted on the 1st. If a credit card payment is declined, a $35 fee will be assessed.

An insufficient fee of $35 will be charged for check payments, allowing only cash or credit card payments moving forward. If there are any unpaid balances after 30 days, the student will not be allowed to participate in class.  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR TUITION

 

Late Fee: $10 late will be assessed if payment is not received by the 15th of the month. An insufficient fee of $35 will be charged for check payments, allowing only cash or credit card payments moving forward.

 

Costumes:  Costumes for recital pieces are $80 and $90 for competition pieces (unless specified otherwise). Additional charges may apply for sizing and/or selection. Alterations may be necessary at the parents expense. Measurements are taken for sizing only. It is NOT a custom made costume!  Costume payments are due by November 1st to guarantee shipment for our recital. Partial payments are always accepted with payment in full by November 1st. There is a $15 late fee for any costume ordered after this date. There are NO REFUNDS once the costumes have been ordered!  A costume will only be released if the student’s account is current.


Recital fee:  $50/family due with the January Tuition.  The recital fee includes the digital download of the shows as well a souvenir recital program.  Recital is mid-May.  Please let us know if you will not be participating in the yearly recital by NOVEMBER 1st.  More details regarding recital (tickets, shirts, etc) will be announced at a later date.  We hope that each and every one of you will participate since dance is a performing art and the students have worked hard all year long to be able to show you all of their accomplishments.

Dance Class Attire

 

All classes require a leotard, a black color is preferred.  Tight dance shorts may be worn in all classes except ballet, where a dance skirt may be worn.  Hair must be pulled back in a bun or tight ponytail for any style class.  Tights and shoes are listed below.

Adaptive Dance 

  • sneakers, ballet shoes and/or tap shoes

  • (Girls) black leotard and tights/leggings 

  • (Boys) black shirt, sweatpants/shorts

  • Attire is a suggestion

Ballet

  • Ultra Soft Transition Tights, Style No: 1816, pink or black

  • Adult "Zenith" Stretch Canvas Split-Sole Ballet Shoes, Style No: S0282L

Jazz

  • Ultra Soft Transition Tights, Style No: 1816, any color

  • Adult "Neo Flex" Slip-On Jazz Shoes, Style No: S0495L

  • May also wear capris or dance leggings

Tap

  • Ultra Soft Transition Tights, Style No: 1816, any color

  • Black full sole, lacing tap shoes, Bloch "Chloe & Maud" (Tap 1 and above)

  • May also wear capris or dance leggings

Contemporary

  • Ultra Soft Transition Tights, Style No: 1816, any color

  • Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Lyrical Shoes

 

Hip Hop

  • T-shirts are allowed

  • Capri leggings, dance leggings and sweatpants are allowed

  • Any style sneaker with laces, no slip ons

  • Shoes for recital will be determined at a later date

Tumbling

  • Leotard is required for participation in any tumbling class

  • No tights are required

Pre-school & Combo classes

  • Child Ultra Soft Transition Tights, Style No: 1816C, pink

  • Ballet skirts are allowed

  • Child "Dansoft" Leather Full Sole Ballet Shoes, Style No: S0205G

  • Black tap shoe with buckle, Style No: S0302G (only need if in Ballet/Tap Combo and Pre-school)

  • Child "Neo Flex" Slip-on Jazz Shoes, Style No: S0495G (only need if in Ballet/Jazz Combo)

Adult Jazz & Tap class

  • Appropriate workout clothing.  Yoga pants or leggings are recommended.  Dance shoes are recommended but not required.  Socks are acceptable.  If you need help determining the right shoes, we would be more than happy to help.