Policies & Procedures

 

Punctuality is a must.

For safety purposes and out of respect for other students and teachers, anyone arriving more than 10 minutes late will be asked to forfeit that specific class time. Students will have the option of making up that class. If your dancer will be late, you will need to call our studio offices and inform us of their estimated arrival time. (952) 473-0494

 

Class Cancellation due to Weather:

Classes may be cancelled due to weather. Please call the studio directly to listen to our out-going message for class cancellations.

 

Account Charges:

All students will be emailed their billing statement at the end of each month. Payment is due by the first of each month. Accounts will be past due on the 5th of each month and will be subject to a 10% late fee on all fees owed. Payments may be made by check (with your child's name in the memo line) or by credit card. A $35 fee will be applied on all returned checks.  Students with outstanding account balances will not be able to bring home costumes and order recital tickets until their account is paid in full.

 

Make-up classes and Absences:

Attendance is very important for a dancer to learn and advance in dance technique. Dance is a commitment and, like other activities, must be practiced regularly to progress. You should notify the instructor prior to any absence. We understand that all families will have conflicts in their schedules. Please email or call Momentum to inform us of your dancer's absence. More than four missed classes may result in dismissal from our Showcase recital. You may make up  your class by scheduling a private lesson with the class instructor. Private instruction is paid for separately from your monthly tuition. Please see our office staff for assistance in selecting an appropriate make-up class time. There are NO refunds for missed classes.

 

Child Pick-up and Drop-off:

All children will be asked to stay inside the lobby until their ride has arrived. We will not allow any loitering in our parking lot. Children are not allowed to be dropped off earlier than 10 minutes before their class time and must be picked up no later than 15 minutes after their last class. Dancers will also not be allowed to arrive and / or leave with only dance attire on. All dancers will be covered fully before entering and exiting our facility. These precautions are taken for your dancer's health and safety.

 

Lobby:

Our lobby is for the comfort of our students parents and families. We ask that this area be a quiet place for dancers to study and wait for class time. Some toys and children’s videos will be available, upon request, for quiet play. There should be no running in our hallway area. Food and drink may be allowed but we ask that all garbage be picked up and thrown away. Family pets are not allowed in our building.

 

Classroom Etiquette:

No talking while instructor is teaching. Focus on your class during class time. No food or gum allowed in our dance studios. Water will be the only accepted form of drink within our dance studio rooms. Please use the restroom before class to ensure that class time is used for dance time. Students not abiding by our guidelines may be asked to leave class if disruptions continue. We will not tolerate violence, foul language, gossip or disparaging remarks about other students, staff or other studios in our facility or at other studio related events.

 

Injuries and Health Issues:

We strive to provide a healthy working environment for all of our students and staff. If your dancer is ill, we ask that you keep them home from dance class. If serious illness or injury occurs, Momentum School of Dance will need a doctor’s approval in order to allow the dancer back into their dance classes. For the safety of your dancer, Momentum School of Dance reserves the right to assess and determine if a dancer is fit to dance and/or perform.

 

Drug and Alcohol Policy:

We do not allow use of any controlled substances, alcohol or smoking on our premises. We also reserve the right to refuse class to any student if this policy is abused.

 

Rehearsals, Recital Showcases and Performances:

Momentum School of Dance offers two recital Showcases per year. All core and advanced core students perform in our showcase recitals. Instructors will assume that all students will participate in each recital unless notified, in writing, by the 2nd month of the session. All students are required to participate in our rehearsal prior to the showcase in order to perform in our show. All rehearsals are full. This means, that all dancers must have their hair and make up fully done and with all costume pieces at the rehearsal. Students have to be present for their scheduled rehearsal times only. Each dance will have approximately 5 minutes to rehearse on the stage. Recital Showcases are about 2 hours in length.

 

Holidays / Vacations:

In order to provide continual training for all dancers, we will be closed for dance instruction minimally throughout the year. We regret not being able to observe all holidays or school vacation breaks. Please see our schedule for studio closings.

 

Dancers must have the appropriate attire for class time.

Before signing up for a class, please remember to check our policies for the appropriate dance attire. Dancers will be given two warnings on inappropriate attire. After two warnings, dancers will be excused from class until the appropriate attire is approved. ****Please label all of your dancer's clothing and shoes with his or her last name.


Ballet:
Black leotard, black undergarments (if needed), pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Hair must be secured in a bun.

Jazz, Musical Theatre & Lyrical: 
Black Fitted top or Black leotard, pink or tan tights, & appropriate shoes: (tan jazz shoes- Jazz & Musical Theatre)  (Half Ballets- Lyrical). Hair secured up and away from face (bun recommended). Black form-fitting shorts may be worn over leotard. Tights must be worn with all shorts.

Tap:
Comfortable clothing & black tap shoes. (Ages 5-6 Mary Jane style tap shoes.Tie taps will only be allowed without shoelaces and a secure closure) (Ages 7 & up Black lace up tap shoes). Pants may be worn but must be shorter than ankle length. Hair must be secured and off of the face. Socks or tights must be worn.

Hip Hop:
Comfortable athletic clothing. (Ages 7-9 Tan jazz shoes) (Ages 10-12 White clean athletic shoes, no outdoor sneakers). Hair secured out of the dancers face.



(Warm up clothing may be worn in some classes for the first 15 minutes of class. Please see your instructor for proper warm up attire: Sweats, leg warmers, dance sweaters, etc.)

******Logo wear, leotards, tight and shoes may be purchased at Momentum School of Dance

All Parents and Dancers must sign a release form stating that you have read and understand all policies set forth by the Momentum School of Dance, LLC. This release form must be submitted before your first lesson. This contract will be kept on file in our offices at Momentum School of Dance.

Updated Policies & Procedures Manual

For the latest policies and procedures for Momentum School of Dance, be sure to download the Policy Manual (PDF).

 

Policy Manual - PDF