Policies

OUR MISSION:

The Power Of Dance, LLC is an All-Star Dance Studio offering classes and competition teams based on the guidelines set forth by the United States All-Star Federation (see www.usasf.net).  These guidelines include age divisions, style descriptions and progression recommendations as well as safety protocol.  Our contemporary approach to teaching combines strong technical instruction with fun creative choreography.  It is our mission to create well rounded dancers by offering the highest level of dance instruction in a safe positive environment.  Our teachers strive to not only educate, but to encourage, challenge and inspire dancers of all ages and skill levels to become the best they can be.  The Power Of Dance is located in a large 9600 ft² facility which includes 4 huge professional studios with semi-sprung dance floors, viewing windows in each studio, multiple waiting areas, and the Dancer’s Closet retail store.  The POD currently has over 400 students with more than 135 dancers in our competitive All Star Program.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

All of our performance classes feature technique and choreography taught in a 30 week program beginning Tuesday, Sept 5th and running through Saturday, April 28th.  Students in performance classes dance in our Spring Production at the end of the season.  Non-performance classes, including Adult Classes, Music & Movement, Acro & Leaps/Turns/Jumps may be taken as individual (10 week) sessions.

 

Class and level descriptions are available on our website “Class Descriptions” page.  All students new to a dance style should begin in level I or I/II.   If you are interested in a class that is listed as approval needed, please contact the studio to talk to a director.

 

STUDIO POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

Registration:

**When registering for a Performance Class- you are doing so with the understanding that the commitment is for the entire 30 week session (Sept-April).  Please note that class sizes are limited and once registered you are responsible for all fees for the entire season unless you with draw from class by Sept 23rd (third week of classes).

 

All classes are reserved on a first come/first served basis.  Registration can be done online at powerofdance.com or on paper.  Registration Forms can be mailed in or dropped off at the studio.  For your convenience, a drop box is located outside the studio entrance.  Your place in class will not be reserved without a completed registration form and $25/class deposit.  This fee will be applied to your account, however, it is non-refundable should you drop the class.  Confirmation of your registration will be sent via email unless otherwise stated on your registration form.  Registration for fall/spring classes is due Tuesday, Aug 29th.  Forms submitted or postmarked after Aug 29th will be assessed a $10 late fee.  Late registration is due by Sunday, Oct 1st.  NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE. 

 

Tuition:

Payment is accepted by cash, check or credit card. For your convenience, tuition has been broken up into 3 payments due at the beginning of each trimester (Sept 5th, Nov 13th, and Feb 12th for the 2017-18 season). Trimester dates can be found in our studio calendar- please put these dates in YOUR calendar. As a courtesy, an invoice/reminder for payment will be emailed at least one week before the final due date for each trimester- however, we are not responsible if you miss the reminder email. If we have an e-payment method on file (ACH or credit card) and do not receive an alternate payment from you by the Friday of tuition week- your e-payment method will be charged. If no e-payment method is in our system or your information is incorrect and tuition is not received as scheduled- your account will be charged a late fee of $5 per student per class per week. Returned checks will result in a $25 charge followed by payment in cash. Outstanding tuition may result in the temporary suspension of your child until the account is current. Students with outstanding balances will not be allowed to compete or perform in our Spring Production. To check or update your payment preferences, please log onto the parent portal- link can be found on our home page.

Costumes for Spring Performance

In order to get costumes ordered early, a $60 costume deposit/performance class will be due along with first trimester tuition the week of Sept. 5th.  ($50 for Dance Expressions).  Costumes will be ordered in late October.  Parents will be responsible for measuring and ordering costumes- our staff will help guide you in this process.

Costumes usually cost between $65-$80 per piece.  The remainder of the costume balance is due in full at time of ordering.    No costume will be ordered unless full payment is received.  You are responsible for any alterations that need to be done to costumes.  The POD is not responsible for costumes that do not fit properly.  More info about costume ordering will be sent home the first week of October.

 

Attendance

Attendance is very important for the development of a student and the success of the class.  If a student must miss class, please contact the studio and leave a message (920-661-9212).  Unfortunately, missed classes cannot be made up.  Excessive absences may result in the student being pulled from our Spring Production.  Please have respect for other students and your teacher by coming on time, in proper attire, ready to learn, and with a positive attitude.

 

Refunds

Refunds will only be given if a student withdraws from class by the third week of classes (Sept 23rd).  Refund will be for remaining classes minus the $25 class deposit.  Costume deposit will also be refunded.  Because the POD limits class sizes and therefore ends up turning potential students away, any student withdrawing AFTER the 3rd week will be charged 2nd and 3rd trimester tuition costs.  There are no additional refunds or adjustments for tuition, costumes, or missed classes.

 

Cancellations

Classes may be cancelled or combined if less than 5 students are registered for a particular class.  In the case of teacher illness, a suitable substitute will be sought out; however, classes may be cancelled if one is not available.

 

Family Discount

We offer a family discount for multiple students from the same family or for one student taking multiple classes.  The savings can really add up!  Please see our tuition page for details.

 

Class Observation

Our goal is to maintain an optimal learning environment for our students – parents and siblings can be quite a distraction to young dancers!  All of our studios are equipped with small viewing windows so that you can check on your child at any time.  Parents may observe preschool classes- through our large viewing window, as long as it does not become distracting.  Parents may observe youth/teen classes the last week of each trimester.

 

Dance Attire

Proper dance attire is VERY important to the progress of the student.  Students may be asked to sit out if not in proper attire- including hair and footwear.  Hair must be pulled up entirely away from the face in a non-distracting manner.  Acceptable dance attire includes…

Dance Expressions & Movement– any dance attire that allows for free movement.  Most girls will wear                 leotards,   short skirts, dance dresses, pink leather ballet shoes.  *Boys see below.

Petite Dance- Attire same as Dance Exp.  Tan jazz shoes.

Ballet/ Jazz Combo– Attire same as Dance Exp.  ALL students wear BLACK ballet shoes.

Pom & Jazz– leotard, fitted short sleeve or tank top, fitted dance shorts- tan tights.  Tan Jazz Shoes

Tap – Attire Same as Jazz.  Black Tap shoes (if taking tap as a combo- only one costume is purchased)

Hip Hop– comfortable non-baggy clothing, No-scuff all black dance sneakers

Acro- Fitted tank and shorts or leotard.  Nothing baggy.  Barefoot

LTJ Classes– leotard or fitted top, shorts, tights, jazz shoes preferred- ½ ballets accepted.

Ballet– Any color leotard and tights, skirt or fitted dance shorts are optional, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes.  A black cami-style leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes will be required for our Spring Performance.  Hair for ballet must be in a bun.

Ballet Intensive- black leotard, pink or tan tights, pink leather or canvas ballet shoes, hair in neat bun.

 

BOYS- For most classes: shorts that end at the knee, non-baggy shirt, black dance shoes (style specific to class).  For Ballet – fitted compression shirt, shorts that stop at knee, ballet shoes (all black for Intensive)

 

Restricted Attire- Absolutely no street shoes allowed in the studios or on carpet- proper foot attire is required for all classes!  Please change out of dance shoes before going outside.  Baggy tops and pants, shirts with hoods, jeans, and pants that drag on the ground are not allowed.  Jewelry should be removed.

 

Pictures:

Class pictures will be taken by a professional photographer at the Power Of Dance on the weekend of March 9-11th.  Each class will be given a time slot for pictures that weekend.  Classes will run as usual on Friday and Saturday.

 

Personal Conduct:

No food, gum, or drink is allowed in the studios with the exception of water in a closable/spill proof container.  A lounge area is provided for food and drink outside of class time- please clean up after yourself.  No food is allowed on any carpeted area.   Please show respect for your instructors, fellow dancers, yourself, and for all POD equipment.  No one under the influence of drugs or alcohol is allowed in the building.  There is no smoking in or around the entrance to the POD.  If a student acts in a manner that creates an unsafe learning environment, that student will be dismissed immediately.  No refund will be given if a student is asked to leave class or the studio due to misconduct.

*Parents, please clean up after your children before leaving the studio.  Do not allow children to put their feet on the furniture, run in the halls, or make excessive noise that could disrupt class.  Children should be under parent supervision at all times.  Violators of our personal conduct policy may be excused from the studio.

 

Inclement weather policy

If classes are cancelled due to weather, a notice will be posted on the home page of our website (www.powerofdance.com) and an email will be sent out.

 

Parent Communication:  Most information will be sent via email.  Please make sure we have a current email address on file.  Check our website often and ask your children if they’ve received a handout in class.  If your child misses a class, make sure to ask if they’ve missed information upon their return.  Please feel free to call the front desk, a studio owner, or talk with your child’s teacher about any questions, concerns or feedback you may have.