Bliss Academy of Dance Policies
2016/ 2017 **To avoid confusion, please read through completely**
Thank you for choosing BLISS Academy of Dance to propel your dancing education and experience. We look forward to watching each student exceed and excel artistically while building confidence. In order to have consistency and success in our program our policies/procedures have been carefully created. These policies/procedures are listed below in detail.
It is the responsibility of the parents/students to be aware of all dates and events. Information regarding holiday breaks, fee due dates, costumes, performances, etc. are posted on BLISS website. There will be text messages and emails when needed. Notes do not go home with students. It is the responsibility of parent/guardian to keep account up to date to ensure proper communication. If you do not wish to receive text messages, please let us know.
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As a courtesy to the team and instructor, please notify the instructor prior to missing class. Staff information can be found on our website.
All students are expected to treat instructors, dancers, and parents with respect. Parents and students need to keep a close communication with the instructors (regarding absences, tardies, etc.) Please relay absences to instructors (not director)
We want each dancer to excel and reach their full potential! Respect and good behavior in the studio is imperative. Disruptive, disrespectful, or listless students will not be tolerated. Parental support of rules and any disciplinary actions is crucial. When necessary parents will be contacted.
ALL STUDENTS MUST BE DRESSED PROPERLY IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE…HAIR INCLUDED. STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT DRESSED PROPERLY WILL BE ASKED TO WATCH.
Please adhere to attire guidelines below: *note: no jeans should ever be worn to class*
Students are expected to be on time. If a student is over 15 minutes late the instructor will acknowledge the student with instruction on how to proceed. If warm-up has passed please be aware this could result in injury. PLEASE BE ADVISED should the student participate, BLISS (and all staff members) can not be held responsible for any injury sustained. (See the hold harmless agreement) The teacher has the right to refuse participation.
ATTENDANCE POLICY & STUDENT WITHDRAWALS
Attendance is crucial in order to progress. Classes missed consistently may result in student forfeiting right to perform. We do not desire to remove anyone from a routine, as it also affects the spacing and set up for the others teammates. Please remember that the classes held 2-3 weeks prior to a concert are especially critical.
Allowed absences before student is removed from all or part of routines:
These absences should be reserved for illness, family trips, funerals, and the instructor should be notified prior to the absence. For competition students, missing for any reason outside of those listed may result in immediate removal from a routine or team.
No refunds on tuition, costumes, or performance fees will be given.
WRITTEN NOTIFICATION (email is ok) is required for withdrawal from classes. Verbal withdrawals will not be accepted. Until written notification is received, monthly tuition will continue to be assessed. Please be specific as to which class is being dropped. Additionally, if student drops before the semester is over, the remaining balance due for that semester as well as any costume and/or costume fees may be due in full & no reimbursement will be received if the student withdrawals before the end of the month. We understand there will be some circumstances where a class needs to be dropped mid semester and will work as a case by case scenario.
Competition team students are held to a higher standard than other Bliss teams. This will require sacrifice and dedication.
COMPETITION COMMITMENT (COMP TEAM ONLY)
Should a student miss a competition, that student will be spaced out, and will forfeit their original placement. This applies to students with excessive absences as well. Class time should be utilized a to the fullest. Re-working routines is time consuming and unfair to students present.
Attendance is required for the St. George competition.
Other competition requirements include:
In the event of an absence, BLISS Academy of Dance offers the opportunity to make-up class missed. All students are encouraged to make up missed classes, but only competition team students are required to attend make-up class
Make-up lessons must be completed 2 weeks prior or 2 weeks after class missed. With the exception of holidays and prearranged closures, which cannot be made up. Please set up make up class through then director, Cassi Cook, and then inform instructor that class attended is a make up, to avoid confusion and being charged for class.
Dancers must attend a similar style of the class missed. (jazz to jazz/ballet, tumbling to tumbling/acro.) Please keep in mind that make-up classes may not be at students exact level. Not all classes are available for make up.
There are no refunds on missed classes.
PICK UP POLICY
Please pick up students promptly. Students under the age of 10 must wait inside the building to be picked up. All students are invited to wait in the seated lobby. Parents are solely responsible for students after the assigned class time. Please be considerate and swiftly pick up your student. Instructors want to ensure your child’s safety, but can’t always stay past class hours.
Please follow the parking lot pick up route signs in parking lot to avoid congestion.
Each year, students are assessed a registration fee with the exception of male students. ($25 one student, $15 additional student, $10 3+ (August 2016-July 2017). Registration fees are used in yearly music mix charges, new equipment, rewards box refills, extra concert charges, etc.
TUITION AND PAYMENT: See financial agreement
Tuition is due by the 5th and considered late on the 10th after that date a $10 late fee will be added to your account . BLISS reserves the right to withhold entry into class for students whose accounts are not current. This is considered an absence and cannot be made up. Any account 30 days past due will be sent to our collection agency and additional fees will be added. (see financial agreement)
Payments can be made in form of cash, check, (at the Life Center front desk payable to Bliss) or by credit card on our secure website (Blissacademydance.com)
The number of weeks in a month does not affect the monthly tuition. Tuition holds your space in class and is not based on a week to week schedule. Throughout the year extra practices, concert rehearsals will be held along with choreography fees at no additional cost. All of these dues are factored into our monthly tuition pricing. Tuition is not pro-rated when students drop/miss a month.
BLISS Academy of Dance is closed Labor Day, UEA, Halloween, Thanksgiving Break (Tuesday-Friday), Winter Break (2-3 weeks), Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Spring Break (Canyons District), and Memorial Day. There is no make-up for these dates.
You may log onto your Bliss account at anytime to view invoices, payments made, make payments, add or remove classes, etc. Accounts must be current with no outstanding balance for tuition, costumes, or other fees to participate in Winter and Spring Bliss showcases. Contact Blissacademyfinance@gmail.com with account questions.
Photos and/or video may be used for promotional or other materials for BLISS Academy of Dance without consent or payment to the dancer or parent.
Viewing windows are provided by rooms. BLISS welcomes parents to observe their students. Keep the viewing area free of food and trash, keep talking to a minimum as not to disrupt classes or Life Center patrons. Do not allow children to climb on or around ANY equipment.
Please be mindful of walkers/runners before you or your children proceed on the track. Keep benches close to window, children should not play on track at any time.
BLISS Academy of Dance welcomes questions, comments, and concerns regarding your student. We truly value your input and involvement. If there are concerns/comments, feel free to set up an appointment with the instructor outside of class time. Class time is limited and to be as productive as possible, please reach out to instructor at the appropriate time. Instructor information can be found online at Blissacademydance.com.
At BLISS Academy of Dance, we strive to cultivate an enthusiastic and supportive environment. The art of dance lives beyond an eight count. Our goal is to teach life building skills while gaining confidence and personal awareness. BLISS Academy of Dance asks parents and dancers to be trusting and supportive of our teaching staff and artistic decisions. We want the very best for your child. We look forward to working together.
“Shake the soul. Wake the dance. Feel the Bliss”.