General Policies & Procedures
We are sensitive to family schedules and the busy area in which we all live. Nevertheless, it’s important to get your student to class on time. We ask that students arrive 10-15 minutes before class, if at all possible, to get themselves situated, greet their friends and instructors, and be ready to dance.
The first portion of each class is spent in warm-up exercises and is imperative to the students’ physical well-being. Therefore, for the student’s safety, if a student is more than 10 minutes late for class he/she will be asked to sit out class that day and take notes.
Pick Up & Drop Off
Please do not drop your student off unattended outside or inside the facility, until your instructor is present and supervising. This is for your child’s safety. If your student is young, we ask that you enter the building to pick him/her up. Older students with cell phones may leave when the parent notifies him/her of their arrival, or if prior arrangement has been made with the instructor. Please notify your instructor if your child is leaving with another family as well.
Student Progress Reporting & General Communication
Everyone develops physically and skillfully at a different pace. Rate of growth can greatly influence speed of advancement in dance as well. For example, a student must reach a certain stage of physical growth before ballet en Pointe can be considered. Keep these things in mind and encourage your child. We discourage students comparing themselves to others. Rather, remind your child about where he/she was one year ago, and see how far they’ve come! Instructors will aim to keep you fully updated and aware of your child’s progress, strengths, and weaknesses.
Parents are also welcome to request a conference with their child’s teacher or Kalie Lasley, the Artistic Director, at any time to discuss their dancer’s progress. Please email Kalie at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. We always try to respond within 24 hours to all email and phone inquiries. Generally, you can expect that your child is progressing well, unless you hear otherwise from us.