POLICIES & PROCEDURES

ATTENDANCE

Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class. It is important that your child attends dance class every week. Good attendance is imperative, as absences and tardiness can hold back an entire class and the studio cannot jeopardize its responsibilities to the rest of the class for one student. 

 

MISSED CLASS MAKE UP POLICY

If a student misses a class it can be made up in a comparable class during the week. No refund will be given for missed classes. Please contact the front desk to schedule a makeup class. 

 

SNOW OR BAD WEATHER POLICY

If Romeo Community Schools are closed then The Movement Project Dance Center will be closed. An email will be sent by 2:30pm letting you know if we are open or closed. The Movement Project does not give refunds for classes cancelled due to snow or bad weather conditions.

 

DRESS REHEARSAL POLICY

A mandatory dress rehearsal will be held prior to our recital. All students must rehearse their routines at dress rehearsal or they will not be permitted to perform in the recital. Students must bring their entire costume including tights, make-up, and shoes.

 

RECITAL
Will be held in June. More information pertaining to our recital will be emailed to you as we near the recital!

 

RECITAL COSTUMES

All Recital costume payments are due by Febuary 1st.  We use Capezio Caramel tights unless otherwise specified by your teacher. Costumes cannot be ordered unless they are paid in full. Once costumes are ordered there will be NO refunds.

 

RECITAL AND RECITAL TICKET POLICY

All studio fees must be paid in full or your child will not be permitted to participate in the recital.  Tickets will go on sale in May. Tickets can be purchased at the studio or at the front door at the venue of our recital.  Seating is first come first serve.

 

CHRONIC DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR POLICY

We will make every effort to work with the parents of children having difficulties in dance class. We are here to serve and protect all of our children, although; children displaying chronic disruptive behavior which has been determined to be upsetting to the physical or emotional well being of any other child, or teacher, may require the following actions:

  • Initial Consultation - The director may require the parent(s) of any child who attends the studio to meet for a conference. The problem will be defined on paper. Goals will be established and the parent will be involved in creating approaches towards solving the problem

  • Second Consultation - If the initial plan for helping the child fails, the parent(s) will again be required to meet with the director. Another attempt will be made to identify the problem outlining new approaches to the problem, and discuss the consequences if progress is not apparent

  • Suspension - When the previous attempts have been followed and no progress has been made towards solving the problem, the child may be suspended from the studio indefinitely. The studio may immediately suspend a child at anytime he/she exhibits a behavior, which is harmful to him/herself or others. A parent may be called at anytime the child exhibits uncontrollable behavior that cannot be modified by the instructor. That parent may be asked to take the child home immediately.

 

Discard Policy
The studio reserves the right to cancel the enrollment of a child for the following reasons:
1. Non-payment or excessive late payment of fees.
2. Not observing the rules of the studio.
3. Child has special needs which we cannot adequately meet with our current staffing patterns.
4. Physical and/or verbal abuse of staff or children, by a parent or child.

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Our lessons are planned so that dancers will:
1. Be safe.
2. Feel secure.
3. Receive individual attention and encouragement.
4. Develop self-discipline.
5. Experience success in order to develop a positive self-image. 
6. Develop dance skills.

7. Create an understanding of artistry 

8. Learn quality team work, leadership as well as sportsmanship

 

STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

1. We believe in the value of fair treatment of all people.
2. We believe teaching the art of dance is an honor.
3. We believe each student is an individual and should be treated with respect and encouragement.
4. We believe bringing out the best in each dancer is important.
5. We believe that each child has different talents and it’s our job to develop them to the fullest.
6. We believe that dance is a tool which can help children develop a positive self-image.
7. Children are always accepted to our studio regardless of race, creed, national origin or gender.

 

COMMON COURTESY

The staff and management of The Movement Project spends countless hours in bringing you the nicest and cleanest studio. Please respect the property and its belongings.

 

PARKING

The Movement Project reserves the right to have any vehicle towed (at the owner’s expense) that is not parked properly in the parking lot.

 

STUDIO NEWS

All studio news and information will be sent via the email address you give during registration. The Movement Project Dance Center Facebook page is updates daily with updates and reminders, as well as the website.

 

DRESS CODE AND SHOES FOR RECREATIONAL CLASSES ONLY

You can find dress code under class description.

 

LOBBY RULES

1. Students must wait inside the building to be picked up.

2. Students must use the cubbies for their belongings please do not set them on the lobby chairs,or floor
3. Please do not interrupt the teacher while class is in session. If you need to speak to the teacher, please do so before/after class. 
4. Running and tapping on the tile floor are not permitted in the lobby.
5. Please do not let children bang on the walls.
6. No tapping or knocking on the viewing windows.
7. We are not responsible for unsupervised children.

 

CLASSROOM RULES

1. Only water bottles are permitted in the dance rooms. You must keep all food and drinks in the lobby. Students are not permitted to chew gum in the dance room

2. Absolutely no street shoes on the dance floor. (street shoes are what you wear into the building)
3. Dance shoes are not to be worn outside for any reason. They are to be worn inside only.
4. All students must be in proper dress code while attending class. Appropriate shoes must also be worn to all classes.
5. All tap shoes must be checked for loose screws each week to ensure that they will not damage our floors. 
6. Class will be conducted with the doors closed. This will avoid any distraction from the lobby.
7. Children should not touch the mirrors or the viewing windows.
8. Absolutely no running in the classroom.

 

HEALTH
You are the best judge of your child’s health and we trust you will not bring a sick child to the studio. However, if in the opinion of the teaching staff your child is sick, we will call you to come and pick-up your child. The following criteria will be considered in determining if your child must go home:
1. fever of 100 degrees or more
2. inflammation of the eyes
3. vomiting
4. an incidence of diarrhea
5. communicable disease