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Eatonville Dance Center Rules and regulations

Welcome to Eatonville Dance Center ! Justine Reed has been the director of EDC since 2001. Her goal is to provide a unique quality of dance for each student. A positive and professional atmosphere sets the foundation for each student to enjoy dance as they learn and grow in their individual abilities.

 

EATONVILLE AND REGISTRATION

There is a $15 registration fee for each student ($5 per sibling)

 

TUITION:

PAY BY AUTO DEBIT-TAKEN OUT OF CHECKING ACCOUNT THE 5TH OF EACH MONTH:

45 min. Creative movement class - $37.00/month

1 class per week -     $45.00/month

2 classes per week - $80.00/month

3 classes per week - $110.00/month

4 classes per week - $130.00/month

additional classes 20.00 per class

Unlimited classes - $165.00/month

30 min. PG/ COMP. - $15.00/month

Private lessons 20.00 per 30 min. session

 

 

PAY BY CASH OR CHECK EACH MONTH:

45 min. Creative movement class - $40.00/month

1 class per week - $50.00/month

2 classes per week - $85.00/month

3 classes per week - $120.00/month

4 classes per week- $140.00/month

Additional classes 20.00 per class

Unlimited classes - $175.00/month

30 min. PG/ COMP. - $15.00/month

Private lessons 20.00 per 30 min. session

 

OTHER COSTS:

Monthly tuition fees are pro-rated and based on lessons received for the full term, NOT on lessons per month. The full term consists of ten payments (SEPTEMBER THROUGH JUNE). There will be no deductions for holidays or classes missed.

There is a $20.00 fee on all NSF accounts.

 

#1 Yearly Pay the year in full upon enrollment and receive the month of JUNE FREE and registration fee will be waived. This payment option runs through September ONLY.

 

#2 Automatic Debit of your checking. Registration fee is waived. BONUS: Tuition is less than paying by check or cash by choosing this option . All fees are debited on the 5th of the month. This option will guarantee you will never be late paying your tuition. Hassle free and safe. Must sign up at studio for auto debit. Debits will be posted on the 5th- 7th (depending on bank hours) of each month.

AUTO DEBIT AND WITHDRAWAL REFUNDS

A 30 day notice is required to discontinue automatic debit. All automatic bank debiting charges will stop after the one-month notice period.

 

#3 Pay quarterly (10% discount) There will be no discount for payments not received by the due dates of Sept. 1st, Dec. 1st, and Mar 1st—all payments will be divided equally over 3 quarters. Must sign up at studio for auto debit.

Auto debit- Debits will be posted on the 5th- 7th (depending on bank hours) of each month.

AUTO DEBIT AND WITHDRAWAL REFUNDS

A 30 day notice is required to discontinue automatic debit. All automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month notice period.

 

DANCE CLASSES

Jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, and tap classes are available for ages 1 and 1/2 and up. Fall classes start with technique and then a dance is taught, which is performed at the Christmas Recital in December. Starting in February, students are taught a different routine that is performed at our big recital in June. The type of dance that is performed is chosen by Mrs. Justine along with the song selection for that class.

 

REGISTRATION

There is a yearly registration fee of $15.00 for each student. Each student is required to read Eatonville Dance Center ’s rules and regulations and complete a yearly registration form online (click on Register for Classes).

 

SCHOOL YEAR

Classes begin in September and conclude with the Summer Recital in June. The studio will be closed for the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas break, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. Eatonville Dance Studio will  be scheduled to conduct classes on all other holidays. If you are unsure about class cancellations, please call the studio. Classes will not be made up for inclement weather unless the same class has missed two or more weeks due to inclement weather. Each student deserves 100% attention for the class he/she is enrolled in. Therefore, we CANNOT make-up lessons that are missed. It is unfair for students in the class to be consistently interrupted by others coming in to make-up a lesson. We value your time and insist our students’ time with instructors is valued as well.

 

NEWSLETTER

Newsletter come out periodically explaining upcoming events, dance news, and activities. It is important to read these thoroughly, as these always give important dates and other information concerning your student.

 

RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AWARE OF, DATES, AND EVENTS

It is the responsibility of the parent to be aware of all studio activities, such as recitals, extra classes, and dates the studio is open or closed. The studio will post all such notices on the lobby bulletin board as well as our website. It is the parent's responsibility to regularly check these boards to ensure they are informed. It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the studio of any address or telephone number change.

 

PICTURES AND DRESS REHEARSAL ARE MANDITORY!

June we will be taking group pictures and having dress rehersal. Missing one of these will result in your child being unable to perform in recital unless previously approved by Mrs. Justine. Your child MUST come to pictures, even if you are not ordering any.

A parent is required to attend the dance class when Mrs. Justine goes over putting on makeup, as each child is required to be in full stage makeup for the dress rehearsal as well as recital. There will be more to come on this in a future newsletter. Please be aware that there is also a cost to get into the recital. This money goes to pay for the theater where the recital is held as well as sound, lighting, janitorial and videographer fees. The exact dollar amount of tickets will be in a future newsletter.

 

ATTIRE

Students are expected to dress appropriately for each class in the proper leotard, tights and shoes with their hair securely fastened back from their face and no excessive jewelry. Students not wearing the proper attire for more than two weeks will not be allowed to participate in class unless the instructor has been notified of special circumstances. The studio is not responsible for any jewelry left at the studio. Level 4 dancers are required to come to every class in the appropriate clothing or they will not be allowed to participate in class. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!

 

DANCE ATTIRE

Ballet - Students wear leotard and tights and pink ballet shoes and girls should have their hair in a or bun.

Jazz - Students wear leotard and tights and black jazz shoes (jazz pants acceptable). Girls should have their hair in a ponytail.

Tap - Students wear leotard and tights and black tap shoes (jazz pants acceptable). Girls should have their hair in a ponytail.

Hip-Hop - Students wear comfortable baggy clothes and jazz shoes or tennis shoes. Jeans and dark soled shoes are not allowed.

Acro- Leotard, Barefeet, hair in pony or bun.

 

WATCH WEEK

Parents are allowed to sit in the waiting room while their student dances. To limit distractions, the blinds to the dance studio are open the first week of each month only. Parents will also be invited in the last 15 min. of classes when choreography is being taught so parents can record the dance. This will help them practice at home.

WHAT IS EXPECTED

As with any sport activity, commitment is essential. From September through December students learn technical aspects to improve dance abilities. Eatonville Dance Center is committed to teaching dance. We want students who are dedicated to learning! Being committed to practice, showing up on time, having a good attitude, and parent support will make your experience at Eatonville Dance Center a success!

Please keep conversation in the lobby positive and up-beat. Negativity is not appreciated, nor tolerated. Only water is allowed to be brought onto the dance studio. Do not bring food into the studio room.

Proper respect for the directors, staff, and fellow students is expected of all students and parents. The studio reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student whose attitude, attendance or conduct is found to be unsatisfactory. All classes begin with a very important warm-up and stretch. During the first half of the year emphasis is on technique. The latter half is spent preparing a routine for the annual recital. This routine utilizes the technique taught during the year. Regular attendance is necessary in order to make progress in class. If your child is going to be absent, we ask that you call the studio and let us know.

 

SUBSTITUTES

The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If a teacher is ill and the studio cannot arrange a substitute any missed classes will be made-up.

 

INJURIES

Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on studio property resulting from normal dance activity or any other activity conducted by the student before, during or after class time.

PHOTO RELEASE

The studio is hereby granted permission to take photographs of the students to use in brochures, websites, posters, advertisements, and other promotional materials the studio creates. Permission is also hereby granted for the studio to copyright such photographs in its name.

 

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are needed throughout the season. Please see Justine Reed as to where your talents may be best utilized. Organizing recreational activities such as the annual picnic or parade, posting announcements, assisting with newsletters, cleaning the studio, and helping with art projects are just a few examples of where we need additional support. Students and parents, please volunteer! Eatonville Dance Center is dedicated to instruct, encourage, and coach each student in the art of dance and music appreciation. However, EDC reserves the right to refuse instruction to students for any reason whatsoever. If you have any questions, please call Eatonville Dance Center at (360) 832-5555.

 

RECITALS

Dress Rehearsal/ Pictures –Location Eatonville High School.

All dancers must attend pictures, even if you are not purchasing Must stay for all of dress rehearsal.

Recital - There will be two shows due to size of auditorium and limited seating. Location EHS.

Pictures and dress rehearsal are MANDATORY. Missing one of these will result in your child being unable to perform in recital unless previously approved by Mrs. Justine. Your child MUST come to pictures, even if you are not ordering any.1st week of June.

A parent is required to attend the dance class when teachers go over putting on makeup, as each child is required to be in full stage makeup for the dress rehearsal as well as recital. There will be admission charged to get into recital for all parents and family. If you will be helping backstage you will get a free ticket. This money goes to pay for the theater where the recital is held as well as sound, lighting, janitorial and videographer fees. Cost for admission is $12.00 adult ticket and $10.00 child/senior No video recording will be permitted.

Missed classes. If your child misses more then 5 classes during the time that choreography is being taught (Feb. through May) private lessons will need to be scheduled to ensure the dancers do not fall behind due to misses classes. Private lessons are $15.00 per ½ hour lesson. Costumes We will be voting on costumes the last 15 min. of each class Feb. 6- 10th . Costumes will be picked out and need to be ordered by February 15th. Costumes price will range from 40.00 to 60.00 per costume. There are no refunds on costumes and you may not cancel once your child's costume is ordered. If you need to make payments please let me know. If payment is not received by the due date your child's costume will not be ordered and an additional charge for separate shipping will be added. When ordering from costume companies, their process date can take from 6 to 18 weeks. This is why it is so important to order them in a timely fashion to ensure we get costumes in plenty of time for our show!

Thanks for Reading and following the rules!