Attendance Policy

Attendance is vital to success and improvement in dance. Personal progress and classroom achievement is a reflection of regular attendance. 

  • Parents, please use your best judgment if your child has been ill when sending him/her to class. Please do not bring your child to class if he/she is contagious in any way.

  • Students who are absent for more than two (2) consecutive weeks without contacting the dance studio, you may forfeit their place in the class. 

  • All advance payments are absolutely nonrefundable. 

  • Please remember to call if you will be unable to attend a lesson.

  • Frequent absences are unfair to all. Choreography and formations are taught and practiced each week – if a student misses that information, it holds back the entire class. Remember it is not possible to develop a strong dance class if students do not practice together regularly. We would greatly appreciate if parents would try their best to get their child to every class.  Please think of dance as a team sport. Everyone has a position and purpose in a recital routine.

  • If class attendance for any particular day is less than 4 students, the class may be shortened to a 30-minute semi-private lesson. In this case, we will try to contact the parent to let them know of an earlier pick-up time. 

Missed Lessons and Make-up Lessons
If a dancer misses a class and advance notice has been given, that dancer may attend a comparable class given at a different time, if available (the parent must call the studio to schedule). The make-up class must be taken within two weeks of the absence. If a dancer misses two or more classes in a row, it may be necessary to schedule a private lesson with the teacher to learn any missed choreography.

Arriving late to class can be disruptive to other students, distracting to the focus of a learning atmosphere and difficult on the groups’ progression in learning. In addition to disrupting class, tardiness can be a safety hazard for dancers who miss the warm-up and stretching portion of class. Classes will begin on time. If your dancer is late, the front desk personnel may walk your dancer to their classroom depending on age. If you know you will be more than 10 minutes late please consider scheduling a make-up class with the front desk. If you arrive later than 15 minutes past the start time of class, it is up to your teachers’ discretion as to whether or not you will be allowed to join the class on the floor, or be required to only observe.