Welcome to the Rose Pointe Dance Company (RPDC)! It is our sincere desire to provide our students with the most outstanding instructors and challenging dance programs, all within a professional environment. Our dedicated teachers have a genuine desire to encourage students of all ages to develop the discipline and skills that will lead to a healthier and happier future. This can be achieved through the power of dance!
The staff of the RPDC would like to ensure the safest and most positive dance experience for your child. Please read through the following policies carefully and thoroughly before initialing and signing. Thank you!
We appreciate your support and cooperation, as these policies are implemented to ensure the integrity of the studio and its performers.
EMAIL COMMUNICATION: All communication between the studio and our families is through email. Please provide your current email address on the registration form. We ask that you PLEASE check your email on a regular basis to keep informed on updated studio information. It is imperative to update your contact information with our admin at email@example.com. if you change email or mailing addresses at any time. It is the parent/guardian responsibility to check your email for communications from RPDC. Please be sure to check your junk-mail folder, as sometimes our emails can be filtered to the wrong inbox by mistake.
Finance Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Questions can be sent to email@example.com
EXCLUSIVITY: Students may not dance with any other studio or program while attending the RPDC. There can be no posts to any form of social media regarding choreography, costumes, contract information, or fees. This can result in a suspension or expulsion from any class or team. Anyone caught breaking this rule will be dealt with at the discretion of the studio administrator. If a parent or student wishes to make a post to social media, it must be cleared by the studio admin before being shared to any site or forum.
PARENTS/GUARDIAN RESPONSIBILITY: It is the responsibility of the RPDC Admin to notify all students of any schedule change. It is the responsibility of the student/parent to notify the RPDC admin of any illness, vacation, change in schedule, financial issues, or any other factors interfering with the established and hereby agreed upon RPDC policies.
TUITION: Tuition can be processed one of three ways; annually, bi-annually, and monthly. Tuition that is paid annually must be paid in full the first day of class. Tuition that is paid bi-annually must be paid the first class in September and in January. Tuition paid monthly, is due on the 1st of each month. A $20.00 late fee will be automatically assessed for tuition received in our office after the 7th. If paying by cheque, it is the parent’s responsibility to issue RPDC post dated cheques. * If there are failure to pay outstanding fees, RPDC will take necessary steps to rectify the situation, including but not limited to small claims court and collections.
*PLEASE NOTE: We only take payment by credit, cash, cheque, or e transfer. We are unable to accept debit payment at this time. Should the card be declined on the 1st, we will attempt the transaction again on the 5th. An email will be sent out advising you of the declined payment and the reattempt on the 5th. Automatic credit card deductions will ONLY be debited on the 1st of each month. If tuition is not paid by the 1st of the next month, students will not be allowed to participate in class until all fees (including late fees) are current.
The RPDC sends an automatic, email courtesy reminder invoice on the 25th of every month. To participate in any studio function, students must not have any past due tuition. This includes our annual recital, local performances, and seasonal dance competitions. Automatic Credit Card payments that are denied will be charged a $20.00 service fee. Any cheque returned to the studio for insufficient funds will be charged a $45.00 service fee – no exceptions. Parents are responsible for all outstanding fees from both current and previous seasons.
PRE-SCHEDULED HOLIDAYS & TUITION: The RPDC’s pre-scheduled holidays can all be found on our website under our Calendar. Tuition is not prorated for holidays or summer break. If a class needs to be canceled for any reason, you will be notified by email. Important: Canceled classes do not result in a return of tuition fees. Where possible, missed classes will have make-up dates assigned. Please be sure to check the calendar for updates.
CLASSES/DANCE DISCIPLINES: The dance instructor is solely responsible for decisions on dances, choreography, costumes, hair, makeup, and performances. Parents and dancers may have input, but the final decision lies with the instructor. Proper clothing must be worn to each class (see ‘Dress Code’ for specifics).
ABSENCES: There are no refunds or adjustments made for missed classes. Tuition is based on enrollment, not attendance. We ask that parents please notify the office if your child will be missing class so we can inform their instructor.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT: Students are expected to act respectfully to their Instructors, RPDC staff and their fellow students at all times while on studio premises. At no time are students allowed to touch or go through another student’s belongings. No foul language is allowed at any time. Bullying or harassment will not be tolerated in or out of the classroom. Cell phones are NOT allowed to be used inside the studio classroom. No alcohol or weapons of any kind, (including pocket-knives,) are allowed on our premises. Lack of respect in or out of the classroom will not be tolerated. Students who disrupt class will be asked to sit out of class or report to the office, at which time a parent will be notified. Students not adhering to the RPDC’s code of conduct policy will first be given a verbal warning, followed by a written warning, and finally they will be dismissed from our program at the discretion of the studio director. Thank you.
PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT: Parents are expected to be respectful to the instructors, RPDC staff, students, and other parents always while on studio premises or representing RPDC at any event. At no time during class are parents allowed to enter the room, as it is disruptive to both the students and the instructor. No foul language is allowed at any time. We ask that you not take photos or videos during rehearsal unless it has been approved by the studio director. No alcohol or weapons of any kind, (including pocket-knives,) are allowed on our premises. Parents not adhering to the RPDC’s code of conduct policy will no longer be able to attend rehearsals or events. Repeated offenses by a parent may result in the suspension or expulsion of their child. To respect everyone’s privacy, parents who need to speak to the studio director or instructors regarding a personal issue, are asked to please make an appointment to meet with someone. If there is a situation that needs to be dealt with immediately, please wait until the end of the class and ask to speak with the instructor or studio director in private. Thank you.
COSTUMING FEES: Costume fees can vary from year to year depending on the costumes being used as well as how many numbers each student is featured in. $75.00 is the estimated average per dance costume. We charge a primary payment of $37.50, ½ the estimated costume fee, for each costume at the first dance class. Second, and final, costume payment must be paid prior to costumes being released to the dancer. Released costumes are the responsibility of the dancer. RPDC is not responsible for the costume once it is handed to the dancer. Damages or misplacement of costumes or accessories due to negligence or misconduct of dancers or parents must be paid for in full.
TARDINESS: Students should arrive at the studio a minimum of 10 minutes before the start of class. Those who are more than 10 minutes late for class will only be allowed in at the discretion of the instructor. If there is a conflict in timing, please notify the instructor well in advance.
CLASS CANCELLATION: It is the RPDC’s policy that in the event that only 2-3 students show up for a class, the instructor may choose to teach a semi-private class, or outright cancel the class at their discretion.
Acrobatic Classes: Leotard and tights or leggings/dance shorts and a bra top/tight fitted shirt. NO LOOSE CLOTHING IS ACCEPTABLE. All hair must be in a bun or ponytail and tightly secured away from the face.
Ballet Classes: Black leotard, ballet-pink tights, ballet shoes, skirt/dance shorts are optional. All hair must be in a bun and tightly secured away from the face.
Hip Hop Classes: Leggings/sweatpants, clean indoor sneakers, and a shirt/tank. Hair must be secured from the face.
Jazz Classes: Leggings/dance shorts, bodysuit (optional), tight fitted shirt/tank top. Hair must be secured from the face.
Stretching and Conditioning Classes: Leotard and tights or leggings/dance shorts. Most tops are acceptable. Hair must be pulled up but does not have to be in a bun.
Tap Classes: Leggings/dance shorts, bodysuit (optional), tight fitted shirt/tank top. Hair must be secured from the face.
Choreography Classes: Leotard and tights or leggings/dance shorts. Most tops are acceptable, and the hair must be pulled away from the face but does not need to be in a bun. The instructor can specify a dress code on any given day however, depending on what is being worked on during the class. Please be sure to check your e-mail for any dress code changes.
If you have questions regarding the dress codes listed above, please ask the instructor. They will explain the reasons for the dress code in question. Absolutely no jewelry or chewing gum is allowed during any class
THE RPDC DOES NOT PROVIDE CHILDCARE! It is the responsibility of each parent to pick up their child immediately following their class. Parents must always supervise younger siblings while in the viewing area; absolutely no loud or disruptive behaviour will be tolerated! Please be aware that the presence of the parents in the viewing area can be distracting to the students, keep contact with the students to a minimum during class. Under no circumstances are parents allowed to leave a sibling under the age of 10 alone at the studio while another sibling is taking class.
USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY: It is understood that the RPDC reserves the right to use any photography and/or videotaping of student’s performances for purposes of advertising, publicizing and promoting of the studio. All ownership (including copyright) as well as all other rights, title and interest in and to these photography/videotaping shall belong exclusively to the RPDC.
ANNUAL RECITAL: Each year at the end of the season the Rose Pointe Dance Company presents a Recital (normally held in June) which enables our students to showcase their skills and perform dance routines they have practiced over the past year. They will need full costuming and makeup (at the instructor’s discretion), same as they would at any competition. Attending is mandatory.
Please read carefully before signing
I am aware and fully understand that there are risks and dangers associated with participation in dance classes and different dance movements of the varied dance disciplines. These movements and activities could result in bodily injury, partial or total disability or death. The social and economic losses/or damages which could result from these risks and dangers could be severe. I acknowledge that it is standard teaching protocol that students may be physically touched by an RPDC Instructor during his/her instruction, and I will not hold the Rose Pointe Dance Company liable for such physical touching. I understand that these risks and dangers may be caused by the negligence of the participant or the negligence of others. There may be risks not known to us or not foreseeable at this time.
The Rose Pointe Dance Company will do all due diligence to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students while attending outside events. Students, however, must follow all rules and regulations. Failure to do so may allow a situation that may cause risk or harm to the child.
Consent for Emergency Treatment: In cases of emergency, the RPDC is authorized to arrange for medical services for the student and I consent to appropriate medical and surgical service recommended by licensed medical professionals. The RPDC will attempt to contact parents in the case of an emergency at the phone numbers given.
I accept full responsibility for all costs of said medical care and any emergency treatments. The RPDC will not be responsible for the cost of any medical care or emergency treatments. I hereby waive all claims against the RPDC, whatsoever, in connection with such medical treatments. I agree that the RPDC will not be held liable for and agree to hold the RPDC harmless from any and all liabilities, losses, damages or expenses related to the student’s participation in any activities at the Rose Pointe Dance Company.
I HAVE READ THE ABOVE WAIVER AND SIGNED VOLUNTARILY. I HAVE READ THE STUDIO POLICIES AND UNDERSTAND THAT FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THESE POLICIES AND STANDARDS SET FORTH MAY REQUIRE DISMISSAL FROM THE STUDIO.