Q and A
Many times, when a student begins a new activity, there are questions. We have included many of those FAQ’s. If your question is not listed, please see our office. We want you to be informed.
Q: My child has had previous dance training, but is new to your program. How should I determine the level and
class to enroll in?
A: By answering a few questions, we will determine the best class. If after the first few classes we feel your child would receive benefit from a different level class we will recommend it. This will save you the cost of an audition class. If you prefer, we have a class audition fee for $20.
Q: What is your attendance policy and do you offer make up classes?
A: Attendance is crucial to a positive experience in dance education. Each class builds on the previous class. If you must miss, please call and we will offer you a time to make up your missed class. We request that you make the class up within 2 weeks of the missed class. When a teacher is working on choreography it is important for all the students to attend class regularly. If a teacher needs to continually review, the entire class is slowed down and the entire class suffers. If a student misses three consecutive classes without notification from a parent or guardian, (s)he will be dropped from the class. His or her spot may or may not be available upon return. If a class is not made up in a timely manner, it is forfeited. There will be no refunds for missed classes.
Q: Do you have a concern if a student also studies at another dance studio?
A: Not necessarily. Sometimes cross training between studios is good emphasis on correction and technique. Occasionally, a student may want to take a class or an additional class of a particular dance style that is not offered at Elite Dance Co. We encourage our students to take from reputable studios and teachers. Be sure to check the studio or teacher credentials as well as the reputation of the studio. Learning correct technique is important. Learning incorrectly confuses a student and can take many classes to retrain properly.
Q: Do you evaluate the progress of a student to determine if (s)he should be moved to a higher or lower level.
A: Absolutely! If we feel a child will benefit from a different level of instruction, we will contact you to let you know. The first year a student is introduced to the dance syllabus. It may take between 1-2 additional years for the teacher(s) to feel that the student has reached a level of mastery. At that time the student would then be moved to a higher level class. Only in rare circumstances would a student be placed into a lower level class.
Q: Is there a refund if a student drops a class?
A: We will refund unused tuition if a student has a note from a doctor or is relocating out of the area. Costume monies are not refundable. Once a costume(s) has been ordered, we cannot cancel with the costume houses. You will not receive a refund for costumes. Costumes are a final sale.
Q: Do you adhere to your age requirements?
A: YES! Students are grouped according
to age, maturity and physical capabilities. It is unreasonable to expect a young student to technically perform, or act emotionally, several years beyond their age. We are professional educators and therefore, our class age levels are held to strict standards.
Q: Your studio floors are raised. Why?
A: The studio floors were built for professional standards. The floors are raised approximately 6” with 4” high density foam blocks every foot under the bracing of the entire floor. They are then covered with ¾ inch plywood and marley (solid vinyl) dance flooring. This type of flooring ensures the longevity of a dancer’s body and joints. The floors have “give” for jumps, leaps and the workout a dancer’s body receives. They are considered the “state of the art” in flooring.
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