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 the Tuesday after labor day and running through the end of April.  Students in performance classes dance in our Spring Production at the end of the season (the first weekend in MAY).  Non-performance classes, including Adult Classes, Music & Movement, Acro & Leaps/Turns/Jumps do not perform in the recital and can be added or dropped at any time as long as there is room in the class.

 

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:

Our recreational class curriculum is based on a 30-week program. Classes begin in September and continue through April – ending with our annual Spring Production in May. The first few months of the year, dancers will focus on proper technique, skills, and combinations that will be used in their class choreography.  In November, instructors will announce recital songs and begin choreography in class.

 

All classes are reserved on a first-come basis and MANY fill quickly.  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.  An annual $25 registration fee will be charged at the time of registration.  This fee will decrease to $15 for the second student with a max yearly fee of $50/family.  This fee is non-refundable should you be removed from POD.  Confirmation of your registration will be sent via email unless otherwise stated on your registration form.  We ask that you please register for Fall Classes no later than one week before the Session Start Date.  At that time, any classes with low enrollment will be canceled or combined.  All participants will be notified and can change classes if needed.  NEW classes may also be added to the schedule at this time to accommodate waitlists.  Therefore- IF A CLASS YOU’D LIKE TO TAKE IS FULL, PLEASE PUT YOURSELF ON THE WAITLIST.

 

Tuition:

Tuition is based on the total hours of class taken per week, calculated by the year and divided into 8 equal payments. Our School year program is a 30-week session beginning in September and ending in late April.  By registering for class, you are instantly signing up for automatic payments to be deducted on the 1st of every month using the credit card or checking account information you have provided. If you wish for payment to be made a different way, please contact the studio before the 1st of the month. There will be no refunds for missed classes or dropping during the session. Please note, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. A $20 late fee will be added if your account is not up-to-date by the 1st of the month.  Returned checks will result in a $25 charge followed by payment in cash.  The POD has the right to suspend a student if consistent delinquent payments on accounts are received. The POD also has the right to prohibit a student from participating in the annual recital if the account is past due.  To check or update your payment preferences, please log onto the parent portal- a 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 second month’s tuition, Oct 1st.  Costumes will be ordered in December.  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 in October.

 

Drop Policy

Performance classes can be dropped at any time until the end of October.  Non-performance classes, including Adult Classes, Music & Movement, Acro & Leaps/Turns/Jumps may be added or dropped through-out the season.  If your dancer needs to be removed from a class and you want your tuition payments stopped, a Drop Form must be submitted. You are responsible for tuition during the month you drop. The date on your drop form or the date of your last class will be your last month of tuition. (Ex. If you drop on October 2nd, you will pay for October’s tuition installment, and are able to attend classes that month. This gives us time to fill the open spot in the class.) There is no pro-rating of monthly installments for drops. Therefore, if you can only attend one class in the month you drop, you will still pay the full month’s installment. The annual ($25/family) registration fee is non-refundable at any time after enrollment. If you drop a class after Oct 31, you are responsible for the rest of the year’s tuition and this will be charged at the time of your departure.  If you are dropping after December 1st, please note that a costume has been ordered for your dancer and there are no returns/refunds on costume fees.  We will notify you when your costume is ready for pick-up.

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A DROP FORM

 

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.

 

Cancellations

Classes may be canceled 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 canceled if one is not available.  We do not do make-up classes due to weather cancellations.

 

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!  The first class is full price.  Each additional class per family is 10% off.

 

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.  If you would like to come in and observe or video your child, please ask your child’s teacher at the beginning of class.  We will have specific “Parent Observation Weeks” set up during the year where you will be invited in to observe and record your child’s progress.

 

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 a weekend in March.  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 canceled 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.