Students’ Rules & Regulations
Welcome to Boogie Down Studio! We are so excited to have you at our studio this year—we can’t wait to get started! We want to make sure our classes run as smoothly as possible… and in order to do that, we’re going to need your help!
Here’s what you can do to help make sure all of our dancers have a great year of dance…
Respect: We expect all of our dancers to be kind and courteous to those around them—including your teachers, assistant teachers, office administrators, parents and, of course, other dancers.
Punctuality: Please do your best to arrive ready to dance and on time for your dance classes. Coming in late not only disrupts the class, but it also takes away from valuable warm-up time to ensure proper training and avoid injury.
Attire: Please make sure you are prepared for dance with the appropriate attire—refer to the “Bodywear & Footwear Guidelines” sheet for more information. No jewellery is to be worn during dance classes.
Hair: For ballet, your hair must be pinned back into a bun. For acro, hip hop, jazz, tap, lyrical and contemporary, your hair must be a in a tight ponytail! If your hair is not long enough for a ponytail or bun, please pull it away from your face with a headband or hair clips.
Tidiness: We are very proud of our beautiful studio! Please help us keep it looking its best by leaving outdoor shoes at the front door, throwing out your garbage and cleaning up any messes you might make.
Behaviour: Each of our students is expected to be on his or her best behaviour both inside the classroom and out. If talking in class becomes a distraction, you will be asked to sit out as a last resort.
No Food in Studios: Only water is permitted in the studios. No food is to be consumed in the studios.
Outdoor Shoes: Please remove wet boots/shoes at the front door on the shoe racks provided.
Supervision: Young children/siblings must be supervised by a parent at all times. Please do not climb or jump on the furniture. Help us to maintain a quiet and respectful front reception area.
Be Punctual: Boogie Down Faculty and Staff are not responsible for students before or after their classes. Students are to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to class, and are to be picked up no later the 15 minutes after their class finishes.
Thank you for your cooperation! We’re looking forward to seeing you in the studio!
-The Boogie Down Team ☺
BOOGIE DOWN STUDIO POLICIES & PROCEDURES:
1. PAYMENT, LATE FEES & CANCELLATION
– Tuition is due on or before the 1st of every month; any payments made after the 3rd of the month will be subject to a $25.00 late fee. This includes cheques that come back NSF and declined credit card payments for any reason, including expired cards.
– 30 day written notice is required for dance program withdrawals. First and last month tuition and registration fees are non-refundable, unless Boogie Down has cancelled class due to low registration.
– After February 1st, clients are liable for all remaining dance fees.
– Clients are responsible for fees throughout the year, for costumes, competitive entry fees, competitive jackets, competitive makeup, competitive showcase tickets, year-end recital tickets (JUNE), photos etc.
Boogie Down provides its clientele with a monthly information newsletter to keep you up to date with special class offers, events and important reminders. All important studio information can also be found on our studio “Call Board” located in our front reception area.
Please report all absences to firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes will not be made up or refunded in the case of a student’s absence, however private makeup classes may be required at discretion of faculty members at an additional cost.
4. HOLIDAYS & STUDIO CLOSURES
In the event of studio closure due to poor weather conditions, Boogie Down is unable to hold makeup classes. These cancellations would be posted on our studio social media platforms (@boogiedownstudio) Instagram & Facebook. Holidays and studio closures are accounted for in our tuition plans. Fees are based on an annual tuition amount per class then broken down into equal monthly instalments and are NOT based on the number of classes per month.