Showcase Dance Policies
At Showcase Dance Studio, we are committed to every child’s education, safety, and wellbeing. We provide a safe, child-centered environment to encourage students to explore dance. That is why we have implemented detailed policies for students and parents alike. We maintain these policies to help encourage development, concentration, and inclusivity.
Arrival and Departure
Showcase Dance Studio cannot provide supervision for students outside of class. Students are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes before their class begins and must be picked up immediately after their class is over. I understand that for safety reasons SDS employees will not take students to the restroom. If my child may need assistance please remain in the studio.
Due to safety concerns, students are not to be dropped off and picked up at the curb. Please park and walk your child to and from the studio.
Attending class regularly is pertinent to the growth and development of a dancer. All students are expected to attend class promptly and on a regular basis. Furthermore, regular attendance is mandatory for participation in the recital. If students are excessively absent before the recital, missing more than 3 class rehearsals from (March-June) they will be pulled from their recital dances at the discretion of the Teacher and Director.
To prevent injuries, students that arrive more than 10 minutes late to class will have to watch class from the front of the room.
All students must wear appropriate dance attire and shoes while in class. Showcase Dance Studio has a strict dress code in place to observe body alignment. Please refer to our Dress Code Form for specific attire and shoes for each class.
Only water is allowed in the studios. No food, drinks or gum. There are designated areas throughout the studio where our dance students can eat a snack or dinner meals when needed.
Lost and Found
Please mark all dancewear, shoes, and personal items with your child’s name in a discreet place with a permanent marker. We will make every effort to return lost items, however, we cannot be responsible for any items your child brings to class. Showcase Dance Studio is not responsible for lost and stolen items or unclaimed merchandise.
If you wish to withdraw your student from a class, 30 days notice is required and you must come into the studio to complete the withdrawal form. You will be responsible for full payments until such time as the form is received and reviewed by SDS office staff. Any payments previously collected are forfeited and will not be refunded or prorated.
Parents may observe their child’s class on closed-circuit TVs located in the school lobby or through our observation windows. Classroom doors will remain closed and parents should refrain from entering during class. Teachers are not available for discussion between classes. If you would like to discuss your child’s progress, please contact the studio so we may schedule a meeting time.
Class placement is at the discretion of the Studio Director. Students that are enrolled in levels that they are not recommended for will be withdrawn from the class and transferred to the appropriate level.
Showcase Dance Studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach class.
Termination of Enrollment
In certain circumstances, when it is in the best interest of one or more students, it may be necessary for for the school to terminate a student’s enrollment. Reasons for termination of enrollment include the following:
- Disruptive or dangerous behavior by students or their parents
- Abuse of other children, staff, or school property
- Parent/Student Behavior-gossiping/voicing dissatisfaction with Showcase in public or on-line
Showcase Dance Studio goes to great lengths to keep you informed and up-to-date. The following communication tools are available to you; E-mail, Website, Text Opt-In, Studio Bulletin Board, Office Staff, Facebook, and Twitter. Remaining informed is your responsibility.
Code of Behavior
Students and parents are expected to respect and willingly abide by all rules and regulations of the studio. If a student or parent slanders students or staff they will be dismissed immediately. Failure to adhere to studio policies by parents or students may result in enrollment being revoked and forfeiture of all previously paid fees.
Cell Phone Policy
No cell phones or computers may be used during class time. (This includes texting).
Social Media Clause
Ensure that your social networking conduct is consistent with our Company policies listed in our handbook.
Health & Closing
When your child has a fever, they may return to dance after being fever free for 24 hours. This will ensure that they will be well enough to resume class activities the following week. Please use our absence notification form to inform the staff of your child’ absence.
Parents must notify the Director and teachers regarding children who require an inhaler or other medications during their time at Showcase Dance Studio. Please inform us if your child has special medical needs. All information about our students is kept confidential. Please update the portal with any changes to medication or conditions.
Please see our studio calendar for closings and events.
Inclement Weather Closing
Showcase Dance Studio will not close in accordance with Prince William County Public Schools inclement weather policy. Studio closures due to severe weather conditions will be announced after 2:00pm. Please visit our website, Facebook page, make sure to opt-in for studio text messaging, or call our phone messaging system for up-to-date information concerning studio closures. Tuition refunds or adjustments will not be given in the case of student absences or closures due to inclement weather.
Registration and Payment
Tuition is based on the seasonal cost and divided into 10 equal installments due on the 15th of each month. Membership fees and 1st installments will be charged on the 15th of the month prior to the start of the session. If you register after that date you will be charged within 72 hours. Membership fees and 1st installments are non-refundable.
All tuition will be automatically processed by credit card. Delinquency will result in a $20.00 late fee.
Showcase Dance Studio accepts the following forms of payment:
Cash and Personal Checks
MasterCard, Visa, and Discover
An annual membership fee of 65 per student, or 85 per family covers the cost of postage, insurance, taxes, studio software, on-line newsletters, ASCAP music license fees, supplies, website maintenance fees, on-line portal fees, CAM charges, etc. Membership fees are not refundable.
Returned Check Fee
To offset bank charges, Showcase Dance Studio will charge $35.00 for each returned check.