Email & Announcements
The Academy uses e-mail to announce important information. Please provide us with an updated parent’s email address to be used with the account we have on file. Please check your email regularly including your spam/junk folders. Please add the above email addresses to your list of contacts and REMOVE from any spam blockers. Please contact the Office if you do not receive an email within the first month of classes from the Academy.
Virtual Visitors Days
During the fall season, specific in-person classes will receive online links to view their student’s class remotely. Due to the nature of the online setup & preparation, these will only occur on pre-selected days that will be announced ahead of time. Information & directions for accessing the virtual class will be sent by email.
Private instruction is available for $50.00 an hour and $40.00 for forty-five minutes. Please contact the Office to set up private classes which includes reserving a studio room, instructor availability, & scheduling. Small group lessons are also available with a MAX of 5 Academy students. Please contact the Office for a separate small group fee breakdown.
The Academy urges all parents to understand the importance of faithful attendance whether in-person or virtually. A child who is continually disengaged with either option cannot continue to progress with their dance lessons. If an absence is necessary from either class format, please email us at email@example.com.
Make-up Classes & specially arranged Virtual Class options are available for students that miss their scheduled class times.
NO Refunds or Deductions are given for missed classes regardless of the reason. (This includes vacations, sickness, & any state-wide closures or changes with the pandemic)
Punctuality / Drop Off & Pick Up
Unless your child drives a car, it is the parent’s responsibility to have their child at class on time. All class time is valuable and every minute is a learning experience, so please be punctual. Students should not be brought to the studio more than 5 minutes before their class and should be picked up immediately after class. Prompt pick up is especially important for the last class time of each night. For this season, each classroom/studio room has its own drop off & pick up procedures, please refer to the Academy’s Protocol Handbook for specific information. PLEASE NOTE: Some classes will Enter/Exit from the Side & Back of the building; please do not block the side driveway.
ALL students are placed at a certain level according to their experience. In some instances, factors such as age and grade level will also be considered for initial placement. The instructor will observe the student’s ability for the first 3 to 4 weeks. After this “tryout” period of time, the instructor will make the decision whether the student needs to be changed to a different
level(either forward or back) strictly according to the student’s ability and not the student’s age.
Holidays & Severe Weather
Thanksgiving and Spring Break holidays will be observed according to the dates set by the Muscogee County School System (MCSS). Winter Break will vary each year, please check the studio calendar for Winter Holiday dates. Classes will be held on teacher planning days and other one day holidays. If the dance season is ever extended through May, Memorial Day will be observed and the studio closed. In the event that the MCSS closes due to severe weather (tornado/snow), generally, all classes that day are canceled. For severe weather, please check with the studio (website/email/by phone) on the status of the studio closing.
Summer Dance Events
Typically each summer, the Academy offers a variety of summer dance programs in multiple dance styles. These programs continue our dancers’ training and some sessions feature guest faculty with impressive resumes in dance. For our younger
dancers, we provide our popular ‘themed Princess Camps’ which provide fun and educational dance instruction in Ballet & Jazz/Hip Hop along with crafts, character surprises, and much more!
Proper Dance Attire
Dancers must abide by the Academy Dance Center dress code in all classes. Our dress code is in place for safety, professionalism, and for the optimal training of the dancer. Hair must be pulled back neatly away from the face.
Junior-Level & Up - Ballet classes must have their hair secured in a bun. No jewelry is permitted.
*Please label all belongings. The Academy is not responsible for lost articles.
See the link below for pictures and more information regarding our Academy Dance Center Dress Code