Parent/Student Handbook

Sep 22, 2020 08:14 PM

DanzStar Dance Studio Parent/Student Handbook


Owner: Star Huger
Office Manager: Felicia Wolf
Teachers: Miss Lily, Miss Thalema
Support Staff: Efrem Huger, Denethia Butts, and Samantha Hatley
Teacher Asst: Leani Thurton and Kaylani Miller

This handbook contains information about our classes, studio, and DanzStar expectations. All of our staff are committed and dedicated to ensuring your child get training with a great impactful experience. We are excited and look forward to this year being monumental and the best in the middle of social distance.

Danzstar will email a monthly newsletter through email, parent portal, Band app, and post on social media for events. For the most effective way to send your questions or concerns, please email . We will do our best to respond to you within 48 hours not including the weekend. Our Director encourage us to use all available communication layout to find your answers quickly through website, Facebook, or even you parent portal front page.

Social Media
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Band app – text Mrs Star at 757-708-3369 for your code to enter

Registration for new and returning members is easy through our parent portal at for enrollment .

First month tuition is due at registration with Registration Fee ($25 per dancer/$5 for each additional dancer) is due at enrollment. Tuition will be withdrawn for the card on file or bank account on the 1st of each month September – June). If your tuition is returned from your bank account, a $30 fee will be accessed to your account. If tuition is not paid by the 5th, your will be charged a $15 late fee. Automatic Payment is required for every dancer at enrollment.. All payments are required to receive your uniform apparel and before participating in class, competition, or recital.

Tuition Breakdown

Class Hours Tuition amount
5o minutes $60 per month/$540 per year
1 hour 50 minutes $100 per month/$900 per year
2 hours 50 minutes $135 per month/$1215 per year
3 hours 50 minutes $170 per month/$1530 per year
4 hours 50 minutes $195 per month/$1755 per year
6 plus $215 per month/$1935 per year
*1 Free uniform and dance shoes
Competition $85 per month
Warm up suit $140
Private Class $65.00 per hour
Sibling Discount 5% discount

Charges to your account
Danzstar is not responsible for any bank return fees due to failed tuition. Late fees will not be reversed unless a mistake on DanzStar Staff behalf. All merchandise transactions are subject to 7% sales tax.

Email us as soon as you know your child will miss class for any reason. Tuition will not be prorated for any missed class because of unavoidable circumstances. Make up class will be given if class is cancelled by instructor.

Withdrawing Enrollment
If you or your student decides in during the season to not continue with a class, we must be notified by email no later than the 15th of the month. If received after this day, you will be responsible for the following month tuition. All withdraw notice must be sent to shuger@danzstar.comNo withdraw in person will not be considered. Any drop after January 1, 2021 will result in full tuition until June unless you have an unforeseen circumstance.

Class cancellations
Class may be cancelled by DanzStar due to inclement weather. There will be an email sent and update on Facebook. Check both for accurate information. The cancelled classes will not be rescheduled unless practice is needed for a performance.

Parent Observation
Parents are not permitted to enter the studio during class hours unless invited by instructor. Observation is only at the last 15 minutes of class for Pre Ballet class ONLY.

No waiting area due to the Coronavirus. Drop off and pick up your child at the door to prevent spread of the virus. There will be no running, yelling, or disruptive communication in the reception area.

Social Distance Guidelines
All staff and students (age 5 and up) are required to wear a mask in the studio. Any students with asthma will be excused. Your temperature will be taken by a touch less thermometer upon entry. Hands will be sanitized upon entry and exit of the studio. Class will be shortened by 10 minutes to properly disinfect the studio. Bathroom will be closed to changing dance attire. Water cooler is closed, so please do not forget your water bottle. Our air purifier will be running during the entire session of class and our UV lamp will run after all families have exit the studio for the day. Spots will be marked on the floor for the 6 feet apart. If you experience any flu like symptoms or encounter a person with COVID 19, please contact Mrs. Star at 757-708-3369. Most importantly, come ready to dance will DanzStar staff keep the studio SPOTLESS for your health. 😊

Class Expectation
Students should be ready and dressed for class. There will be no changing in the bathrooms. Wear hair in a bun and in the appropriate dress code when entering.

Dress Uniform
It is important for your dancer to wear their uniform follow their class dress code. Uniform is created to be dressed as a team, work as a team, be unified, and for the instructor to see the technique with layers of clothes. Our studio dance dress code is located at the end of this package. All uniform and accessories are located on your parent portal under more for you to shop at your own convenience. Shoes are not included.

Purchase Dance Shoes at Dance Outfitters located on 1036 Volvo Parkway Suite 1 Chesapeake, VA 23320. Mention DanzStar and get your 15% discount.

Student Level Information
Our instructors reserve the right to place your child in the appropriate level for class instruction. Students 6 and up will be placed in levels based on their technique, maturity, flexibility, and ability, not their age. After our students are evaluated, an email will be sent to you by March 2020 to give recommendations for the following season. Students in the Pre and Level I class should expect to be in this level for at least 2 years.

Recital Fees/Information
Make up for June 2020 Cancellation - Our performance will be held on December 12, 2020 at 11am -1pm in the studio for safety precautions by class. Your recital fee will include refreshments, video, awards, and photos (T-shirt given at parade). If you are new to DanzStar Studio and would like to attend you will be responsible for $80.00 fee and purchasing photos and DVD at your own expense.

Finale Performance - June 12, 2021 is our time to SHINE and show the TECHNIQUE we have been learning. A recital fee of $175 per dancer is due on January 18, 2021 and additional $50 for each additional dancer. A late fee of $50 will be accessed after February 12, 2021. Fee includes one costume, award, dvd, four entry tickets, T shirt, and tech fee. Photos will be purchased by parents at your own expense at Haley Photo Studio to give you choices of different packages. Recital package will be available on March 1, 2021. Recital season is busy, and we spend many hours to make it FABULOUS for you and your family to remember forever. Recital fee is non-refundable.

One costume is included in your fee. Each additional class is $50.00 (exclude Pre And Level I). Costumes will be sent home a week before recital. Costume fees are non-refundable.

Thank you for joining DanzStar Studio and if you have any questions please email ! We look forward to teaching your child dance education and showing them life lessons, which will enhance their confidence.

Please sign below you agree and understand the Parent/Student Handbook for DanzStar Studio!

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Student Name: __________________________________________

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DanzStar Staff: __________________________________________

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