We want your child to have a wonderful experience at Patty Harper Dance Studio, as well as the opportunity to be as passionate about dance as we are. We ask that you help us by following these policies to keep your dancer safe and to keep classes running smoothly. Feel free to call the studio at any time if you have any questions or need to talk with an instructor. With your cooperation, we will have another fun and productive year!
It is the responsibility of the student to attend all of the classes for which they have registered. Missed classes may be made up in another class of equivalent level. Repeated absences affecting the progress of the dancer will be grounds for dismissal. Students must be on time for class. Tardiness disrupts the class and prevents the student from warming up properly.
Ballet~ Black leotards with pink footed tights and pink shoes. Colored leotards can be worn the last lesson of every month. Short skirts and tutus of any color can also be worn . Hair should be secured into a bun, ponytail, or braid and can be secured with a headband.
Jazz, Tap, and Lyrical~ Any color leotard, any color tights or jazz leggings, any color shorts or skirts may also be worn with proper shoes. i.e. black tap shoes, black jazz shoes, tan half-sole lyrical shoes. All hair must be secured away from the dancers face.
Adult Classes~ Adults have no dress code other than the appropriate dance shoes.
*** No oversized T-shirts or large jewelry in any class.
HOLIDAYS AND CLOSINGS
PHDS begins classes the Tuesday after Labor Day.
Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, and Spring Break dates will be posted on the Studio Calendar.
If the studio should close for bad weather it will be posted on our website and Facebook page.
TUITION, FEES, COSTUMES, AND PERFORMANCES
Tuition is due by the 15th of every month. A late fee of $10.00 will be charged after that date.
Annual registration fee is $35.00 per student and is due at registration.
Once upon A Christmas Eve is performed the second weekend of December. No beginner-level classes are in this performance. Costumes are rented by the dancers and are returned to the studio. There is no performance fee for this production.
Spring Recital is performed the first full weekend of June. All dancers perform in this performance. A recital fee of $25.00 is due with January tuition. A costume fee of $25.00 is due with your February tuition. Costume balances must be paid in full by April 15th.
Parents may observe class the first lesson of December and the first lesson of May. Please check with your teacher for any other observation opportunities.
Patty Harper Dance Studio provides professional and challenging classes for students of all levels, but more importantly we offer these classes in a positive, nurturing, and encouraging environment. There are so many challenges that students face today, and we know how important it is to allow them to grow in a loving and accepting space. Our classes provide opportunities for students to build confidence, strengthen their skills, and to reach their individual dance and performance goals. For this reason, we have a Zero Tolerance for bullying. This includes disrespectful comments made inside or outside class and via social media. Society provides an abundance of criticism, and our trained instructors will provide constructive feedback to help each dancer advance to his or her potential, but classmates are expected to respect one another in all circumstances. A student struggling with maintaining a professional and supportive relationship may reach out to their instructor for mentoring and support in this area. Violations of our Anti-Bullying policy will lead to class suspension or possible dismissal.
1. Absolutely no food or drinks, other than a water bottle, are allowed anywhere in the studio at any time.
2. No chewing gum allowed in dance class.
3. All dancers should wait in the dressing room before their class.
4. Do not wear your dance shoes outside.
5. Always wear a cover-up when entering and exiting the studio.
6. Pick up students promptly, and always have them wait inside. Pre-school dancers must be picked up in their classrooms.
7. Respect your teachers and classmates by not talking in class.