Expectations & Agreements – Please bring a water bottle to class
Dress Code: All classes require dance attire and hair secured off the face.
In order for students to have the best possible experience while dancing, the following policies apply:
• See specifics for each dance form below
• No jeans, baggy clothing, or street attire in any class
• Hair should be securely off the face
• No jewelry or hats in any class
• Shoes worn on our dance floors must be dedicated to indoor use; no street shoes
Tap shoes and dance attire. Loose, comfortable, lightweight clothing. Knit activewear. No jeans or long skirts
Jazz shoes, dance attire Most appropriate is leotard and dance pants. Black or tan jazz shoes must be worn in class— bare feet or socks are not allowed. Hair must be secured up, back, and off the face.
Ballet or jazz shoes, dance attire (leotard and tights or jazz pants)
Tap shoes, ballet shoes, dance outfit (leotard, tights, and optional short dance skirt)
Knit activewear. Dance pants, leggings, t-shirts, tank tops, sweats, sweatshirts, are OK. Shoes must be worn in class—sneakers, dance sneakers, and tennis shoes are acceptable. Flats, open-toed shoes, bare feet, or socks are not allowed. Hair must be secured up, back, and off the face. No jeans, street wear, jewelry, hats, or excessively baggy clothing.
Ballet shoes, dance attire (leotard, tights, optional skirt)
Fairly fitted sweats and sweatshirts are OK. Shoes are optional— either black or tan jazz shoes, foot undeez, dance paws, or bare feet are acceptable. No socks. Hair must be secured up, back, and off the face.
Comfortable clothing, easy for moving. For dancing, hair must be secured up, back, and off the face, and jazz shoes would be helpful.
Non-Performing Classes Expectations
Attendance: Students are expected to maintain regular attendance in the class of enrollment.
Absences: Students are invited to make up any missed classes in another class that is appropriate. Consult teaching staff for recommendations. Make-up classes can be taken up to six months after the absence, as long as the student is still enrolled. Notifying studio in advance of absences is appreciated.
Late Enrollment: If joining a class after the term has begun, there are two options: make up missed classes in another class that is appropriate or pay a pro-rated tuition amount. (Consult office staff.)
Payment of Fees: All class fees are due in advance. Drop-in fee of $15 is available as a first class. If the student decides to join, the $15 will be applied to the remaining term fee. Potential students may also observe the first class for no charge.
REFUNDS: There are no refunds for classes unless the School cancels the class.
By submitting my registration, I certify that I accept and agree with school’s Policies/Expectations, as stated above, and I agree that Musical Feet is not responsible for injuries or accidents that occur while I am on the premises, nor for items lost or stolen.
Ten-Month Performing Program Expectations
Enrollment: A non-refundable fee of $25 per student is required yearly at time of enrollment.
Payment of Fees: After payment of the $25 enrollment fee, tuition is collected in ten monthly debits, September through June. Show fees ($95 per class) are due by November 15. The fees are collected in one of three ways: Auto-pay with credit card, or payment in advance of two months' tuition and eight post-dated checks. If the student decides to withdraw from the program before the end of the season, the recurring billing will be dropped after 30 days' notice. (See withdrawal section below for more details.)
Show Fees: A show fee of $95 per class of enrollment is collected on November 15. Students participate in two in-progress performances and a final fully-staged concert. There will be no refunds of show fees, even if the student withdraws from classes, and the school is not required to provide the costume to a student who does not perform in the final concert .
Withdrawal and Refunds: There is a two-month minimum for all classes. One-month notice from the first of the month is required to discontinue payment. Withdrawal must occur within the first 7 days of the month. No withdrawals will be accepted after April 1, as withdrawals are not accepted for the month of June nor for Septemer/October. Withdrawal must be accomplished in person and will not be accepted over the phone. To withdraw from classes, a parent or adult student must:
(1) inform school administration and
(2) complete a Withdrawal Form provided by the school office.
Upon completion of the withdrawal process, the regular billing will be dropped after 30 days. There are no refunds issued for the enrollment fee or show fees. If the School cancels a class, a refund of all unused classes will be issued. No other refunds or credits are provided.
Dress Code: Required dancewear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes. Failure to wear required dancewear to class could result in students being asked to sit out the class. Repeated failure to wear required dancewear could result in termination of lessons. Students are not permitted to wear jeans or shoes worn on the street or outdoors, to any dance class. It is also required that hair be secured off of face during dance classes. See specifics about each dance form above.
Attendance and Lateness: The school reserves the right to have students who arrive late to class sit out the class.
Missed Classes and Make-Up Classes: Students are expected to maintain regular attendance throughout the season, missing only when ill or for family emergencies. Missed classes can be made up in another class; consult teaching staff for recommendation. Make-ups remain eligible for a maximum of six months after the absence, and the student must be currently enrolled in a class. (See also section about Eligibility for Performances, below.)
Care of Students: The school is not responsible for before or after class care of students. Parents with students under the age of 8 are expected to supervise their children until the teacher begins class and to pick them up immediately upon the end of class. Students under 18 are not to be left at the school for excessive time before or after classes.
Responsibility of Students and Parents to be Aware of Important Dates and Events: It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all school activities, including viewing days, rehearsals, performances, and the dates the school is open and closed. The school will post notices of the dates and provide copies of the school's calendar of events. It is the responsibility of students and parents to ensure they are informed of any changes to the schedule by regularly checking the bulletin board and reading the newsletters ("Feetnotes") that are sent home and available in the school hallway and our website.
Injuries: Parents, legal guardians of minor students, and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal class activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during, or after class.
Photo Release: The school is herby granted permission to take photographs of the students to use in brochures, website, posters, advertisements, and other promotional materials the school creates. Permission is also hereby granted for the school to copyright such photographs in its name. Notify the School in the Notes section of the Enrollment Form if you wish not photos to be taken.
Eligibility for Performances: Students are required to maintain regular attendance in classes and rehearsals in order to be eligible for the performances. If a student misses more than 4 weeks of classes after February 1st and/or misses one of the showcase performances, the student might be declared ineligible to perform in the final concert. Signature on the online enrollment form signfies agreement to this policy.
Observation of Classes: Parents and other visitors are invited to observe clases on the last class day each month only and at the last class of a non-performing session. There is a lobby and a small play area where famiy members are welcome to wait during classes. Restricting the visitors to class effectively gives the students and instructors a chance to bond and work together for the growth of the students.