Please contact us at Dreamworkspac@gmail.com with any questions.
If you are a new to us, please contact us directly at Dreamworkspac@gmail.com so we can answer any questions.
We look forward to meeting you and your dancer and are excited to have you join our growing dance family!
IMPORTANT! You must complete all waivers only prior to starting class(es).
By enrolling in classes, you agree to all our terms and conditions. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.
***If you have any special needs/allergies you want us to know about, please reach out****
All policies are located under the Shared Files. Policies are updated as needed.
You agree to all policies and waivers upon registration and/or participation in class or other related studio events.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
We have had ZERO C19 transmissions during our entire in person dance season so far!!
Thank you to all our wonderful staff and dance families for doing such a great job to keep us healthy and dancing :)
UPDATE - May 27, 2021
We will be following the latest state and local guidance. Masks/facial coverings will be at Parent's discretion for their dancer(s) and in line with current guidance. Some students & teachers may continue to wear their masks or shields. We encourage families to decide what is best for your dancer. Everyone will be treated equally regardless of their mask situation. We will remind students of this as well.
Please let us know if you have specifics around this you want us to be aware of. If not, we will ask your dancer and use our best judgement.
Please ensure your dancer(s) understands your wishes on this. If they do have a mask, we will assume they they should be wearing one (with the exception of water and mask breaks as needed).
We will continue to keep our other safety protocols in place at this time. Please continue to be mindful of any illness and contact us if you are unsure. Thank you to everyone who has weathered through this wild storm with us. As always our studio a welcoming and safe space. Please contact us with any questions or concerns - Dreamworkspac@gmail.com
Our industry guidelines are kept current/followed as they updated and progressed in phases...we are now in phase 4.
(Copy of this has been posted to BAND - DPAC Families on 7/20/20. Also posted at front entrance)
Help Keep Our Studio Safe!
Prior to attending class, everyone must complete the Pre-Screening Certification Form (p.5)
This will ensure that all participants are attesting to being in good health and have not been in contact with others with contagious viruses and understand all our safety measures
Please note: our standards are based on local, state and CDC recommendations.
As guidelines are updated, this may affect ours as well. In some cases, our standards are higher
Our studio was part of a joint letter with the Massachusetts Dance Studio Owners to the State Advisory Board addressing our concerns and recommendations. As a result of this, the Board took our recommendations and allowed dance studios to open in phase 2, step 1. We are also a member of the Dance Studio Owners Association which is a global affiliation that has been on the forefront of dance studio ownership
Please contact Miss Heather, our Health & Safety Leader/Business Manager, with any questions or concerns - firstname.lastname@example.org or on BAND.
Entering the Studio (All enter using main front door)
Please arrive promptly to class and wait in your cars until notified on BAND or by the teacher opening the door for class
Teachers will notify dancers on their class BAND when cleaning is completed and they may enter
Social distancing is in place outside the studio per state guidelines (i.e. parking lots, congregating areas)
We recommend using the bathroom prior to class to maximize your class time
We request that siblings or any other non-dancers do not enter the building unless necessary
Only Parents/guardians of young/new dancers or anyone in-need of special assistance will be allowed in the studio.
Please contact us in advance, as feasible, due to COVID guidelines occupancy limits
Dancers should arrive fully in dress code, including hair in a bun (unless instructed otherwise)
Dance bag essentials - dance shoes, water bottle or additional items as recommended by teachers
Everyone must wash hands or apply sanitizer upon entry
Attendance and contact information taken of everyone who enters the studio
Face coverings are necessary when entering (we recommend clear face shields) unless you have a valid medical exemption*. See below for more specifics
During Class/In Studio
Class sizes and total occupancy will be limited to adhere to current safety guidelines
Socially “dis-dance” 6 feet as much as possible and when not dancing
Visual markings will be on the floor to aid in social distancing and traffic direction
Required facial coverings (prior to the state/local mandates)
Medical exemptions apply per BOH. Clear shields recommended
Per state guidelines, face coverings and social distancing of six feet is required when participants are not actively engaged in an activity* (we realize this is opposite from the new norm but it is specific to our industry guidelines)
Breaks can be taken by those wearing face coverings
Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the studio
Disposable masks will be available in limited quantities as needed
No sharing of items - water bottles, face coverings, etc.
The sharing of hand-held props will be modified to either sanitization between uses or if not feasible, dancers will be given a prop that is not to be shared to reuse each week
Tactile/hands on correction will be limited, with consideration of whether or not PPE is being worn by both teacher and dancer, where the correction needs to be made (i.e. foot vs. arm) as well as the comfort level and/or permission of parents. Please address any concerns you may have regarding this via BAND or email in advance
Dancers should eat outside their time at the studio. If they have an underlying condition in which they need to have a snack with them or they have been given permission due to long days/evenings spent at the studio, they will be given a specific area to eat while following guidelines
If anyone becomes ill during class, they will be sent to a separate room and offered assistance and their parent/guardian will be contacted
Staff will use their best judgement when a situation arises while following guidelines to the best of their abilities based on the circumstances
Cleaning & Sanitization
All high touch surfaces will be properly cleaned and/or sanitized following studio use
Bathrooms will be cleaned after studio use and more frequently as needed
Deep cleaning of the studio will occur on a regular basis
Cleaning logs will be kept
Ventilation & Filtration
Whenever possible, our back room (the DePrince room) will have the garage door and back door open for extra ventilation
Our front room (the Fosse room) has 2 doors that can be opened for extra ventilation and/or the HVAC system can be used. It has recently been inspected and cleaned and filters have been replaced with upgraded HEPA ones
Online & Hybrid Classes
Our classes are primarily in-studio classes and the focus will be on those dancers when the studio is open.
Hybrid classes may be offered as an alternative per the approval of the studio owner
Online classes may be scheduled when the studio is closed per the direction of the studio owner
Please refer to our policies on DSP/Parent Portal for more info or contact us with any concerns
We will use our best judgment to help dancers and keep safety as the priority
This may mean we go against guidelines at times to prevent harm or provide aid to a dancer
We will follow our usual safety protocols while maintaining current guidelines as much as possible
Please alert us to any concerns you may have with this in advance
Class Pick Up/Dismissal
Parents/guardians should be prompt in picking up. If you are late, please notify us immediately to make arrangements due to our current reduced occupancy/capacity limits
Dancers will be reminded to socially distance, sanitize and/or wash their hands and wear a face covering as appropriate
Parents/guardians should be available to pick up younger children at the door while socially distancing and wearing face coverings as appropriate
We cannot release anyone without their ride present
Please be patient and courteous to all as we work through implementing all these new guidelines
As we go through this process, we may need to adjust how it works
Dismissal from the DePrince Room (back room) - you may pick up from the back of the building
Please enter around the right of the building (Dollar Tree end)
Dismissal from the Fosse Room (front room) - you may pick up from the main/front door and/or parking lot area is usually only for classes that are held in front (not the majority)
No parking/standing is allowed in front of the studio (Fire Zone) - this is strictly enforced by our landlord/property managers and we will receive a lease violation even after hours
We encourage payments to be made either electronically via Square, Venmo or you may drop a check in the mail slot at the front of the studio. You may also have your dancer use the in-studio drop box for cash or check payments at the entry area but please let us know if you do so. Teachers cannot accept payments. Please ensure your dancer’s info is included and it is in a sealed envelope. We cannot take responsibility for any lost payments. Please refer to our policies for more details.
If you have any questions or concerns with any of these procedures, please let us know prior attending class. We are happy to discuss and clarify any of the guidelines. There is a lot of misinformation out there, even among our industry. We are proud to say we have been very diligent about our efforts and have gone through multiple guidelines (even those of similar industries and populations) to apply the best standards for our studio while meeting and/or exceeding the current guidelines that apply to dance studios. We are excited to be in our new studio and to
INSPIRE YOU to DISCOVER THE ARTIST IN YOU!
You certify that you are answering these truthfully. When uncertain, best to stay home.
You must complete this pre-screening prior to each time you come to the studio
Have you been feeling unwell in the last 12 hours?
Have you traveled outside the state in the last 14 days (excluding neighboring states that have been cleared for local travel?) https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-travel-advisory-july-1-2020/download
Have you been in contact with anyone with a contagious illness?
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
People with COVID-19 may have mild, moderate, or severe symptoms.
Per Boston Children’s Hospital (most updated info for children) refer to this link as symptom list could change BCH - COVID19 Info
At this time, the focus is on individuals with respiratory illness, particularly those with one or more of the key symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; or at least two of these symptoms:
fever or chills
shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
muscle or body aches
new loss of taste or smell
congestion or runny nose
nausea or vomiting
If you’re worried whether you have symptoms of COVID-19, you can check them with Boston Children’s virtual symptom checker
BCH Screener (click here) cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html?CDC_AA_ref CDC Self Checker/Screening Questions
If you have ANY of the above, please DO NOT come to the studio!
Contact us and we can discuss potential alternative arrangements.
We thank you for your cooperation with this policy to
ensure the health of ALL our studio members.
PLEASE NOTE - WE FOLLOW THE LATEST GUIDELINES/SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR OUR INDUSTRY
1.You agree to use BAND, our communication/community tool (full season dance families)
It is similar to social media platforms but it is private for our studio.
---->>>Join here: band.us/@ddw (you can use this online or via the app).
You can customize to set up notifications, synch calendar settings and lots more!
Let us know if you need any help accessing and setting up. There are also great user guides.
• You are responsible for keeping up and responding to information provided on BAND
• Dancer(s) may join under their own profile with parental permission
• All content on BAND should not be shared without the written permission of the studio
• Studio/Class Closings/Breaks and related info will be posted on BAND
• Be sure to join your dancer(s) related class(es) on BAND in addition to the main DPAC Families (Ex: Monday classes or Nutcracker)
2. Any questions regarding policies or financial questions should be directed to Miss Heather/Business Manager.
Please refrain from asking teachers these questions to optimize class time. You can send private messages on BAND.
3. COVID-19 Safety Guidelines - Updated as needed
• We follow all local & state guidelines
• Specific info is posted on BAND
• All staff is trained/will be trained in all related procedures
• Contact us with any concerns or questions
4. For safety, students are not permitted to wait outside the building to be picked up from class. Please notify us immediately if there is an issue with pick up. You may incur a late fee if teachers must wait with your child after pick up time (more than 1x).
5. Attire/Dress Code
• Attire & dance shoes should be ordered through the studio or by our recommendations only.
Please check with us FIRST as sometimes dance stores incorrectly give the wrong recommendation.
All leotard purchases must be made through our link. **Please note, we have found sizes run smaller for leotards so you may want to order a size up. Warm-ups and shoes may be bought at a recommended retailer, following our Dress Code policies on our website http://www.dancedreamworks.com/dress-code.php
• Please arrive in full dress code including proper bun and dance shoes
• No street shoes are permitted on studio/Marley (black) flooring
• Hip-hop students must bring (carry separately) dance sneakers for class. Buns not required
• Shoe Exchange - we welcome any donations or trades for our shoe exchange
• Only bottled/resealable containers
• No sharing of drinks, food, etc.
• Bottled water is available for $1 (when available)
• No food due to COVID guidelines including mints, candy, cough drops or gum (unless otherwise agreed to by DPAC)
7. For safety, please limit jewelry. No loose jewelry should be worn
8. Please also limit chap stick/lip balm as this becomes a distraction with younger ones
9. Only Dance Dreamworks/DPAC staff are permitted to enter the staff-only areas and go behind the desk area.
10. Incident Reports
Any and all incidents (accident, injury, damage, etc.) must be reported to a teacher and/or management.
• This must also be documented as quickly as possible
• Call/text 774-205-9200 or Dreamworkspac@gmail.com
11. Lost & Found
• We are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items
• Please keep valuable items home
• We have a lost & found bin - please check for any items
• Lost & found items not claimed will be donated or become studio property at end of season
12. Class Cancellations/Weather
DPAC generally follows the Silver Lake Schools closure policies in regards to inclement weather. However, due to most classes being held in the evening and some on the weekends, we make our own final decisions.
On days where it is a difficult decision as to whether or not to close, we generally make a final decision by 2:30pm.
This is posted on BAND.
13. Make Ups/Absences
All studio closures, regardless of the reason, do not have automatic makeups.
• Students who miss class due to their own reasons are responsible for learning missed lessons. Please check with your teacher.
• Students who cannot participate in class due to an injury or otherwise, should still attend class to observe
During the months of Sept-Jan, dancers may take a class one level up or down from their own (if there isn’t an equivalent) as a make up. This is not required. Make ups are generally not possible Feb-June as it is focused on choreography.
Please contact us if you wish to schedule a make up to coordinate with their teacher(s).
Our dance season is divided into trimesters. After a trimester has hit three closures for the same class, a makeup will be determined for the entire class at that time. In some cases, a makeup class may be on a different day/time if needed.
We reserve the right to adjust class times & locations as necessary to best continue our dance education.
14. All policies listed on these forms are non-negotiable and must be adhered to at all times.
15. Any issues or concerns should be addressed to Miss Amanda and/or Miss Heather - Dreamworkspac@gmail.com
DREAMWORKS PERFORMING ART CENTER POLICIES
Dance Season (September - June) Full Season
1. Tuition is due monthly by the 15th of September to May. June tuition is due with or before May tuition.
You will be invoiced monthly via Square.
Any outstanding balances are due prior to purchasing event tickets, products/merch, etc.
Tuition is due regardless of absences, closings, scheduled breaks or studio events (Nutcracker and other events) and is non-refundable/no exchanges.
Credit/debit card or bank (ACH) payments can be made 24 hours a day via Square Invoice.
Venmo - Dreamworkspac / 774-205-9200
Cash or check are gladly accepted at the studio during studio hours, with a note or memo line including students name, what it is for, and in a sealed envelope. Cash should be exact change. Teachers cannot accept any payments.
A credit card must be on file and you consent to it being charged accordingly (as a backup payment method). We will charge this card for any past due balances. If you prefer not to do this, we will require a deposit upon enrollment that can be refunded or applied at the end of the dance season.
2. Any tuition and fees not paid by the 15th will be subject to a $10.00 late fee. After 30 days, an additional $10.00 will be added until the balance is paid in full. Payment reminders from Square are automatically generated.
Tuition can be paid prior to 15th.
3. Square invoices are automatically generated each month as a convenience and courtesy each month. Any outstanding tuition/fees are due regardless of whether an invoice is sent and/or received, If you notice any discrepancies in invoices, please inform us and we will look into it for you. You are responsible to notify us of changes to your email and/or billing info.
We are able to add multiple emails to an invoice if needed.
4. All payments are non-refundable, non-transferrable and any payments received will be applied to the current balance due or past due before any extras (i.e. photos, merch, events, tickets.)
5. Costumes are studio property until they are paid for (including any past due balances). If they are not taken at the conclusion of the season, they become studio property.
6. For all participants in our Annual Nutcracker: SEASON 7 (2020-2021) **Amounts subject to change**
$50 Nutcracker Performance Fee - includes audition, rehearsals/teaching, 1 costume (first role) - DUE AT AUDITION or will be invoiced
$20 EACH Additional Roles - includes costume
Family Rates (immediate siblings) $50 1st, $40 2nd, $35 3rd child
$20 1st, $10 2nd, $15 3rd child
7. Costume fees may be paid either:
1) In full at the beginning of the season/upon enrollment. Ex: $150
2) Costume fees are divided in half and split over 5 months with the balance due in January and a $10 fee added
(Ex: $150/2 = $75/5 =$15mth) and remaining balance due in January
(Ex:$75 + $10 = $85).
8. Total costume fee will still be due if a child drops a class after December as the costumes will have been ordered. The costume is property of the customer who paid for it (if your balance is current). You may donate to our costume closet if you prefer.
9. There is a 14 day notice to withdraw/drop from classes. You may still be financial responsible.
This must be done in writing via email to Dreamworkspac@gmail.com. We will confirm this (if we did not, please contact us as we may have not received it)
We reserve the right to remove a student from a class/program
Tuition is due for the month the student withdraws and there are applicable drop fees (January-June).
Ex: Notice must be given in December (14 days prior to drop in January) and the resulting drop fees would apply - 50% (see below)
Any prior or current promotions that fall during this time would be excluded and not applied
Drop in January 50% of the total remaining balance of the season/all remaining payments due
Drop in February 75% of the total remaining balance of the season/all remaining payments due
Drop in March - June 100% of the total remaining balance of the season/all remaining payments due
Although we hate to see any of our students withdraw from classes, it is detrimental to the success of the class and upcoming performances as well as very challenging for our staff and studio to accommodate these changes.
We generally have an open door policy for students to return. If you have extraordinary circumstances for your withdrawal, please speak to us.
You agree to all policies upon enrollment and we reserve the right to amend these at any time.
All students are expected to attend every class.
Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the class start time prepared for the class with proper attire and shoes.
If a student is absent, update on your Parent Portal. You may also contact your teacher on BAND.
Please notify as soon as possible as this could affect class being held for others. We do require a minimum per class.
Multiple absences especially during the second half of the season (January - on) have an impact on our choreography for our dancers and showcase performances.
Please do not come to class if you are sick or have been around anyone with a contagious illness (refer to our Studio Safety Guidelines/Checklist)
Any studio injuries and accidents must be reported to the teacher and via email as soon as possible.
If you have an injury outside of the studio or experiencing some pain, please advise your teacher and email the studio owner
Any injuries will need a doctor's note to resume dance activities
Holidays, Breaks & Important Dates- check on BAND for all current info
We are OPEN on:
First day of classes- September 14th
Martin Luther King
Saint Patrick’s Day
We are CLOSED on:
We reserve the right to cancel and/or reschedule classes as needed.
Online classes will constitute in-studio classes to ensure continuation of dance curriculum.
No Refunds/adjustments will be issued.
Your enrollment is for the entire dance season unless otherwise specified (such as summer classes, clinics, intensives)
Dance Dreamworks, Dreamworks Performing Arts Center, Amanda Singer and associated staff will be held harmless for any studio delays, closures or the related due to Government Shut Down, Emergency Orders, fire, flood, weather, and any Act of God whether physical or otherwise. Additional information can be found in our liability waiver and online class policy.
Physical Activity Risk
My child is participating in dance class offered by Dreamworks Performing Arts Center (DPAC) in which they will receive information and instruction about dance and related activities. I recognize that dance requires physical exertion, which may be strenuous and may cause physical injury, and I am fully aware of the risks and hazards involved. I will disclose any and all medical conditions that could impact my dancer(s) performance, health, safety or those they may come into contact with.
I further certify the additional risk associated with COVID-19. All dancers must self certify they are healthy to be in studio. All dancers/dance families must disclose if they tested posted for COVID or came into contact with anyone who did. All related health & safety guidelines will be followed. I will not hold DPAC responsible for any incidents where my dancer(s) did not comply with these guidelines either intentionally or unintentionally. I understand that all staff will do their best to provide a safe experience but there is no warranty of safety.
I will make faculty aware of any medical conditions or injuries that occur with my child during the season that may affect their ability to safely participate in class as soon as possible.
A doctor's note may be required to return to dance after certain illness or injury has occurred. My child and I will respect the final decision of the faculty in regards to the safety of the child as to whether or not they may participate in class and/or performances. No refunds are given. A credit maybe provided in extenuating circumstances.
I hold harmless Dance Dreamwork, DPAC, Amanda Singer and all associated staff and workers of any liability associated with this risk whether inside the studio, outside or during online classes.
Dance Dreamworks, DPAC is not responsible for students outside studio doors or children that are not current students at the studio.
Dancers agree to maintain proper safety at all times and younger dancers should be supervised during online classes for assistance.
I have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions stated above.
Enrollment in classes automatically provides your consent to all our policies & procedures.
I am aware that all activities in the dance space are available for viewing in the waiting room via closed circuit security camera.I also understand Dance Dreamworks/DPAC staff uses the wifi in-studio camera to monitor classes remotely.
Photography and Videography of my child may be used for advertising purposes including website, social media, etc.
Photos or videos of the registered child may be taken at private and public studio events as part of their participation in our programs.
Photos and videos shared in the BAND app for educational/rehearsal purposes by teachers are not to be shared outside of the app/group.
***Personal Photography and Videography are strictly prohibited DURING our Annual Spring Showcase and Rehearsal for the safety of all dancers****
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THIS POLICY, PLEASE EMAIL US IMMEDIATELY AND ADVISE
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