5 STAR DANCE & TUMBLING ACADEMY
REGISTRATION INFORMATION 2009/2010

Registration: Registration begins starting Wednesday July 22nd till Wednesday August 19th from 5:30-8pm.  If you are new to the studio please try to register in person so we can meet with you and your child in order to place them in a proper class.  Phone, mail, and e-mail registration is available for past students.  Classes start after Labor Day.


Registration Fee:
There is a $5.00 registration fee per child but any family with more than three students will pay no more then $15.00 for registration.

 

Shoes: Shoe sizing kits will be available during registration and must be pre-paid for when ordering.  Some sizes will be already on hand for purchasing.

 

Competition Classes: Those ages 8-18 that would like to try and be in competition classes in the area's of jazz/contemporary, hip hop, pom, lyrical, tap, solo's, duets, and trio's must take summer technique or attend a summer dance camp/conference.  Placement in competition classes will be decided by those classes and past participation.

 

Payments/Fee’s: Payments are due by the 10th of each month.  A $5.00 late charge will be added every month it is late.  A $25.00 charge will be given for returned checks.

 

Withdrawal/Refunds: Must be done by parent in person or over the phone.  No registration refunds.  Students who drop out will not recieve a refund for classes used or classes left for the current month unless they have pre-paid for extra months.  5 Star Dance & Tumbling Academy reserve the right to terminate lessons with any student without notice due to high amount of absences, non-payment, and/or disrespectful behavior.

 

Recital: Recital is held the first weekend in May with stage practices and pictures being held the week before.  Pre-paid tickets go on sale in April and are $5.00 and every family receives two free tickets per child plus one extra for every additional class they are in.  Tickets at the door are $7.00. Parents who stay in the dressing rooms with their child and performers do not need tickets.  Each class will order a ready-made costume in November/December in price range from $35-$75.  Complete payment of outfits is due within one month of billing for them.  There is no additional recital fee.

 

Classes: Students are placed according to age, skill, practicing habits, willingness to learn, and attendance.  If we feel a student isn’t progressing as fast as or faster then other students in their class we will move them accordingly.

 

Attendance: Regular attendance is a must.  Each student plays a roll in the class as a whole.  If you are going to be absent please call.  If you miss a class it is your responsibility to make sure you or your child consults another classmate or come’s early to their next class to catch up on the steps they missed.  New steps cannot be taught again and again because it slows down the class as a whole and is unfair to the other students.  If your child gets to far behind and is not catching up they will be moved to a less advanced class.

Music: It is very important to practice dance with music! You may bring your own blank cd (CD-R) or purchase one from the office for $2.00 (which includes a case).  All students should get/ask for music from the teacher at least twice a year.  We do note those who get/receive music cd’s so we know who is practicing and dedicated.

Bad Weather/Sickness: When bad weather develops we will try our hardest to call and inform you of cancellations either by phone or e-mail.  If BCIG school district cancels classes or lets classes out early due to bad weather 5 Star automatically cancels classes.  We will also have cancellation notices on the answering machine and our website. All classes after teh first cancelled class due to bad weather will be made up however, if a class has more then two classes cancelled due to weather they will not be made up but you will be given a discount on your next bill.  Classes missed by students due to other absences will not be given a refund.  If a teacher is sick you will also be notified and those classes will be made up.

Care of Students: We are not responsible for your child outside of class time.  Please do not leave your child for long amounts of time at the studio before or after class.  If you are going to bring other children to class they must stay in the children’s corner.  If they are disrupting the class you will be asked to leave with them.  Teachers should not have to stop class to deal with outside disturbances.  Students must wait inside the studio door until visual contact of parent/adult is made or if the parent/adult comes inside to pick up the student.

 

Parent Responsibilities: Parents are welcome to class every third class of the month as long as they are quiet and courteous.  (Sheets telling parents which weeks will be watch weeks will be handed out at teh beginning of the year but are subject to change).  All cell phones’ must be turned off or put on silent and talking must remain at a minimum.  I especially encourage parents to watch every third week of the month if there child is 8 and under.  This way you know what is going on in class and you can videotape or take notes of new steps for your child to practice at home.  Please pick up after yourself and your child.

 

**Starting 2008 all students must bring a blank notebook to class.  We will be learning definitions of movements and writing down the steps they learn so they can practice at home.  (Younger kids will be given print outs they will glue in their notebook).


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