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Dress Code: A dancer’s attire greatly determines the attitude toward their class work. Therefore, we require that the Dress Code is followed at all times. Basic dance attire; leotard, tights, skirt/shorts and proper shoes. Instructors will not allow class participation by a dancer who continually neglects this requirement. This is not a difficult dress code to follow; it is the same for any activity that requires a “uniform”- a leotard, tights and skirt are the dancer’s uniform. It's important for dancers to abide by a dress code policy; a neat and tidy appearance sets an attitude of attentiveness and respect for students, instructors, and the art of dance.
The code will be enforced for the safety of the dancer as well; the instructor must be able to see the dancer's body outline clearly in order to make proper corrections on posture and alignment. Note: It may be necessary for instructors to place their hands on the dancers for proper placement and correction of body alignment, choreography and instructional purposes. Hair must be up - secured and tied up and off the face and neck. Jewelry must not be worn. Gum chewing or candy is not allowed during class. No loose-fitting pants or sweatpants, blue jeans or t-shirts. Pointe: Dancers that have completed 2 years of pre-pointe will need to make an appointment at Dance Line to set up a fitting for their pointe shoes. Please note that we do not allow lambs wool “toe pads” it is more comfortable for the dancer to use gel pads.
Attendance Policy/ Absenteeism/Un-Excused Absences:
It is very important that dancers attend all scheduled classes, rehearsals & make up sessions. Regular attendance is imperative to ensure the dancer receives the maximum benefit from the classes. This is especially true in groups where a student’s continual absence will have an effect on formation involving other students and their placement in the choreographed routines. It is the dancer’s and parent’s responsibility to obtain any choreography or information missed during absences. Tuition is due whether or not your dancer attends classes; credit is not given for missed classes. If a dancer must miss class for any reason, please notify us prior to the class. You will need to present a doctor’s note or inform us if your dancer has a medical issue or condition that prohibits them from participating in class. We need to receive a call from a parent in regards to any medical excuse or it is recorded as an un-excused absence. Attendance reports will be presented to parents by request. Un-Excused Absences: *No call from parent or dancer prior to dance class *Missing a make-up session or rehearsal *Friend of dancer telling the instructor that dancer will not be in class *Arriving over 20 minutes late, without prior notice to instructor *Two or more late arrivals without prior notification will result in the next class marked as un-excused.
Weather & Safety: Weather cancellations will be posted on our FB page and at KELO Closeline http://www.kelo.comhttp://www.keloland.com/weather/closeline *There will be two snow days for each class, anything over 2 missed weather days will be made up, if possible and to the best of our ability. If a make-up is scheduled it is mandatory that all dancers attend, unless they have spoken to their instructor. Safety: All dancers are required to wait inside the studio until they are picked up from class. If you wish for you dancer to wait for you outside, please let the instructor know.
Courteous, Respectful & Kind: All dancers are expected to be well behaved, courteous and respectful to their instructors, fellow dancers, staff and others. Disrespectful, mean or uncooperative behavior or attitude will not be accepted from anyone. Any dancer or parent displaying any of these behaviors will be asked to sit out during class or leave the studio; if the behavior continues the student may be asked to leave the studio and to consider whether they wish to continue with B2B Dance Performance.
The following behaviors will not be allowed...
*Disrespectful behavior towards instructors and/or fellow dancers
*Disruptive behavior; including excessive and loud talking during class
*Rough-housing, running and/or horseplay - No gymnastics in the studio
*Destruction of property and/or theft of property
*Speaking negatively about instructors and/or fellow dancers
*Comparing abilities and/or ridiculing another’s abilities
*Harassment or intimidation of any kind, including bullying
We encourage dancers to...
*Come to class with a positive attitude
*Come to class prepared and dressed appropriately
*Listen with an open mind when an instructor is giving corrections
*Keep trying even when it isn't easy
*Compliment and encourage your fellow dancer
*Work hard so you can achieve your goals
*Be a role model for younger students
Pictures: We will have a professional photographer take our studio pictures; please do not bring your own camera (or phone) and take pictures during the scheduled picture sessions. Dancers will need to bring all their costume pieces and shoes. For pictures ONLY: Hair can be styled to your preference, but do not add any additional colored clips or ribbons; only those that came with the costume. If you want your dancer to wear makeup for their dance photos they may. We do not have pictures scheduled at this time but the date will be posted as soon as possible.
Well Wishes: Every year we offer parents, friends and relatives a change to write a “Well Wish” to their dancers. We will place the wishes” in our program and all money collected from them will be given to a children’s charity. Well Wishes are $2 each and need to be emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org) or turned in the drop box at the desk by May 20, 2023
Recital Costumes: Dancers are measured for their recital costumes in November and costumes are ordered in December. Please note that once a costume is ordered they are non-returnable/ non-refundable; you are required to pay for the costume. Costume payments are due by January 12, 2023.
Recital Rules: Recital May 26, 2023
Time: Arrive on time and ready to go for both dress rehearsal Thursday May 25, 2023 5:30 - 8:00 (closed rehearsal) and Recital Friday May 26, 2023; dancers need to arrive no later than 6:15.
Hair: Hair must be worn off the dancer’s face; preferably in a bun, unless a different style is requested by their instructor. Do not use any additional hair accessories; only those that came with the costume.
Jewelry: No jewelry will be allowed for recital except SMALL stud earrings; dancers will be asked to remove any other jewelry.
Makeup: Makeup should be worn for the dance recital. Please stay clear of “loud” blue eyeshadow and bright red lip stick.
Costumes: Make sure all costume pieces and shoes are labeled with the dancer’s name. Steam and/or press tutus. Tights: All dancers will wear tan tights [Two pairs per dancer will be added into the costume fee]
Photography: No flash photography or video-taping during the recital.
Flowers: It is a custom to present dancers with flowers after a performance...remember to get your dancers flowers.☺
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at the studio during the month of May or at the door the night of the recital. Ticket prices are $10.00 for ages 5 and up. Dancers and those 4 and under are not required to have a ticket.
Doors: Doors will open at 6:30, no one is allowed in the auditorium before that time.
Miscellaneous: Parents are responsible to check in at the studio for information and/or our FB page for any relevant information. *Parents are asked to be prompt when picking up their dancers. *B2B Dance Performance reserves the option to use any pictures and/or videos of dancers for advertisement or performance purposes, which includes but is not limited to newspaper and web site. *If a child has any medical conditions or learning challenges that you feel we need to know please inform Monica, myself or your dancer’s instructor. *B2B Dance Performance (B2B, LLC) is neither liable or responsible for any items lost, damaged or stolen. *B2B Dance Performance (B2B, LLC) is not liable for any injury that may occur on the premises *Bata Bus information