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Recital Information | Tuition/Fees/Costs Policies | Snow/Weather/Holiday Cancellations | Classes | Sick Policy
Placement of Levels and Students | Hands On Teaching Facility | Attire | Observation/Viewing Policies
Attendance | General Rules | Food and Beverages | Birthday Parties | Competition Eligibility
Community Appearances | Monthly Studio Information | Disruptive / Disrespectful Behavior | Behavior by Parents
Behavior by Students

Registration Rules

Recital Information (Back to top)

  • Recital will be held at the end of each season in May or June.Further information will be relased as soon as possible.
  • Each recital class will be required to participate in dress rehearsal.
  • Tuition and costume payment must be paid in full in order for your child to participate in the recital.
  • Tuition and costume payments must be paid in full in order to purchase recital tickets.

Tuition/Fees/Costs Policies (Back to top)

  • Tuition is ran on a monthly basis. It is due on the last class of the month for the following month. If tuition is not paid on that day, a one time late charge of $10 will be included. Unless you verbally state your child is not returning it will be assumed your child will be in the class for the following month. Only first time enrolled students can pay in the middle of the month.

    There are absolutely no refunds or credits given for tuition for any reason.

  • There will be a $35 FEE for all returned checks.
  • Tuition does not include recital/performance costumes, additional rehearsals, registration and recital/performance fees, recital/performance tickets, attire (including shoes, tights, and apparel), private and semi-private classes, traveling/lodging costs or photography/videography packages. There are absolutely no credits given for these fees and costs for any reason.
  • There is a one-time registration fee of $25.00
  • Registration is available in person at The Dance Shop Inc. located at 11025 S. Ridgeland Ave, Chicago Ridge, or by calling (708) 423-6544

Snow/Weather/Holiday Cancellations (Back to top)

  • Cancellations due to weather will b announced on the Facebook page. If you are not on Facebook please call the studio as we will also have a message on our answering machine at least 1 hour prior to the first class.
  • Please check these websites 1 hour prior to your dancer's first class.
  • Make-up lessons will be posted as necessary.
  • We may not always cancel classes when school does.
  • Holiday vacations are listed on the studio calendar. These vacations are subject to change if other cancellations occur during the season.
  • There are no refunds/credits towards and tuition is not adjusted or prorated for holiday/vacation closings.

Classes (Back to top)

  • A minimum number of students are required to hold a class.
  • Make-up classes are available (age and level permitting). However, you must notify the office prior to an absence from a class to be eligible for a make-up class. Missed classes will not be applied toward future tuition. There are no refunds or credits given for missed classes.

Sick Policy (Back to top)

  • Students should remain fever, vomiting, and diarrhea free for at least 24 hours prior to each class they attend.
  • A student's participation in class with slight colds, allergies, runny noses, etc. will be at the discretion of the instructor.

Placement of Levels and Students (Back to top)

  • Each student is placed in the class according to their age and experience. If a child has a skill level above the age group, changes to their class placement may be made at the discretion of the teacher. Dance classes are not always the same as grade levels in school. This placement will occur during the first two weeks of classes.
  • There is an end of the year evaluation taken and issued for the benefit of each student; this is based on the expertise of our faculty. The dancers best interest is always in mind. A student may not always move to the next level, or stay at the same level each year.

Hands on Teaching Facility (Back to top)

  • This is a hands on facility. This means physical contact that is reasonably intended to coach, teach or demonstrate a particular skill or to prevent or lessen injury will be used.
  • Infrequent, non-intentional physical contact, particularly contact that arises out of an error or misjudgment on the part of the student and/or instructor, does not constitute as physical abuse.
  • We have not adopted any specific definition of abuse; rather, it defers to such general sources and definitions for reference and application, depending upon circumstances.

Attire (Back to top)

  • Appropriate dance attire must be worn during class.
  • Students will not be able to attend class without proper attire.
  • If you have any questions regarding proper attire please ask.

Observation / Viewing Polices (Back to top)

  • It is very important to us that you know and are aware of what is happening in the classroom. However, we do not want your child to be distracted in the classroom. For this reason, we will only open the doors on the first class of the month. We may stop this closer to the recital

Attendance (Back to top)

  • It is the responsibility of you and your child to try to attend every class. If you will be late or will be missing class for a legitimate reason, please call the studio ahead of time to notify us. If there is no answer please leave a message, or inform the instructor ahead of time.
  • There are no refunds given for missed classes.
  • Please pick your child up promptly after their class is dismissed.

General Rules (Back to top)

  • The Dance Shop Inc. is not liable for personal injury, loss or damage of any personal property. Every student is responsible to inform their teacher and the front desk of any injury or limitations they may have that may prevent them from participating fully in class. Our student's health and safety is our priority.
  • Students must arrive 15 minutes prior to class. If a student is 15 minutes late or more, he or she will be asked to sit and watch class. This rule is enforced for the safety of your child.
  • Dress code will be implemented in every class.
  • Cell phone use in class is PROHIBITED.
  • No gum, candy, or food allowed during class or on the dance floor.
  • No street shoes allowed on the dance floor.
  • The Dance Shop Inc. is entitled to use videography and photography throughout the year. Pictures/videos may be used for advertising or other events. A professional photographer and videographer will be provided for purchase of recital pictures and videos. By purchasing or using these videos/pictures you adhere to the copyright rules and regulations of the companies. The Dance Shop Inc. is not responsible for any misuse that may go against these regulations.
  • Please check studio bulletin board, FB and studio newsletter for any upcoming events and information.
  • ALL dates and times are subject to change. Notice will always be posted in the studio.
  • Concerns/Complaints should be addressed. Please ask the front desk to speak to the director

Food and Beverages (Back to top)

  • Light and healthy snacks (i.e. fruit, vegetables, nuts, granola, etc.) are allowed only in the front lobby area.
  • Water bottles ONLY are allowed in the classroom.

Birthday Parties (Back to top)

Competition Eligibility (Back to top)

  • In order to be part of The Dance Shop Competition Team you must attend the Summer Competition Program. Date of the Summer program will be made public.
  • You must read, agree to, and sign the competition contract. This contract will set the requirements of being a member of the competition team.

Community Appearances (Back to top)

  • The Dance Shop Inc. believes it is important to be involved throughout the community and embrace other opportunities that may come up. Invitations and information about these events will be presented to students throughout the year.

Monthly Studio Information (Back to top)

  • Please open and read the monthly newsletter thoroughly as very important information will be sent home for your knowledge and convenience to keep everyone informed throughout the year.
  • It is your responsibility to read all information. This information will also be posted in the studio waiting room on the corkboard.
  • Notices will not be sent home with your dancer containing this important information.

Disruptive / Disrespectful Behavior (Back to top)

  • Please treat this facility as if it were your home (i.e. pick up after yourself, your children, and your guests.)

  • Please monitor your children not in class.

  • Please do not stand on chairs or put feet on walls, etc.
  • Any person who shows negative or disrespectful behavior, including but not limited to poor sportsmanship, rude aor aggressive comments, toward any other person may be asked to leave the premises and not to return.
  • This type of behavior may also lead to the student's account being immediately terminated without refund.

Behavior by Parents (Back to top)

  • Please do not interrupt class for any reason. If there is an emergency please inform the office and they will remove your child from class. If you would like to speak to the instructor please leave a note for them at the front desk and they will be sure to contact you at their convenience.

Behavior by Students (Back to top)

  • Unruly classroom behavior will not be tolerated from any student. Students participating in class shall not cause a disruption to the class, including but not limited to not paying attention in class, not listening to the instructor's direction, and/or actively causing a disruption in class. If such behavior occurs, the instructor has the discretion to respond in a manner reasonably necessary to regain the attention of the student and to stop the disruptive behavior, including but not limited to removing the student from class, brief time-out(s) . There will be no refunds or credits given for missed time from class and if a student is asked to leave class, the class will be treated as a missed class.
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