Villa Dance Company was established in 2005. We provide a safe and positive environment. We believe children can learn to dance and tumble without being exposed to inappropriate movements, choreography or costumes. All music is carefully screen for offensive language. We hope your experience with VDC is enjoyable and rewarding. You may contact us with any questions or concerns at 712-243-4770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023/2024 Season begins the week of Monday, September 11th 2023.
All female students are required to wear appropriate dancewear (leotard, sports bra, dance shorts, skirt or leggings and tights). Cover ups must be removed at the start of each class. Male students are to wear athletic wear. All students must wear appropriate shoes for each style of class.
Tuition Payment Policy
Registration Fee is $25/child and due upon registration. Payment for monthly tuition is due the first week of each month. It may be paid auto pay, online, or mailed to the studio. You can pay your account online though our website www.villadance.com under the online account tab. A $15.00 late fee will be added after the 10th of the month. We accept checks, cash, debit or credit cards. We offer Automatic Payments with a debit/credit card or bank account and highly encourage all families to sign up. All auto pay accounts are ran on the first of the month. To be on our automatic payment list, just let us know. Tuition is based on a yearly amount, divided into 9 equal payments. Holidays, vacations and missed classes do not change your tuition for that month. All payments are non-refundable. There will be a $20.00 service fee for returned checks. Any account that is two months past due, your child’s class placement will be removed. *Family Discounts- 2 or more children enrolled receive 10% off monthly tuition. Any account that is more than one month past due, enrollment will be suspended until the account is current.
Villa Dance Company does not tolerate bullying/harassment in or outside of their studio by their staff, the students or our families at any time. Villa Dance Company reserves the right to terminate employment and enrollment if this rule is violated.
Newsletters and Notices
All important information will be sent e-mail, text, Facebook post and will be displayed in your parent portal. Please inform us if your e-mail address or cell phone number changes at any time.
The studio will be closed during the following dates:
*Trick-or-Treat: October 31
*Thanksgiving Break: November 20-24
*Christmas Break: December 23-January 6
*Spring Break: TBA
Good attendance is vital for success! Absences will not be deducted from tuition fees. Students missing 5 or more classes after February 1st may be ineligible to participate in recital.
All of our classes are closed for in person observation. We will continue to keep the studios professional and free from distractions to the students. Atlantic families will be able to use our secure live streaming service, SpotTV to observe class. Audubon families we are working to be able to bring live streaming observation.
In the case of inclement weather, tune into KSOM/KS95 and KJAN. We will also update our Facebook page, send out a mass text and email.
Villa Dance Co. does not carry medical insurance for its students. It’s the parent’s responsibility to have their child covered on their policy in case of an emergency or illness. Your personal insurance plans are your only source of reimbursement.
Students will be placed in class according their ability, not necessarily by age. Our instructors make the final decision for proper class placement. Our program is not like school where a child will automatically advance each year. Our syllabus is set up so that students will spend a minimum of 2-4 years in each level. One year to be exposed to the curriculum and then the following year(s) to master the steps and add in new skills when presented. If we had students move up a level each year, they would be in the senior-high class at age 9. To be more specific, we cannot have 15 levels of dance, unfortunately there are not enough days of the week to allow for that. When we see a child has shown progression and is no longer being challenged, we add in new skills within that class level. If a child shows great advancement at any time, we may move them to another class. As a rule, we typically like to keep children together with familiar classmates. This creates teamwork, good relationships and solid routines each year.
Lost and Found
Villa Dance Company is NOT responsible for lost or stolen items. Please do not bring valuables. We will keep items that have been left behind for one month. After that time, they will be given to a needy child or the Salvation Army.
Our own instructors come up with their own choreography. We do not pay for or have outsiders come in to teach performing choreography. All choreography created by Villa Dance Company is copyrighted. Anyone wishing to perform a routine or part of a routine that has been choreographed by a staff member, must obtain written permission from the choreographer and director to do so. This includes performing in talent shows, at nursing homes, at school or other places.
If you are withdrawing from a class, please contact the office immediately. You will be charged for tuition for classes until an official drop form is filed with the office. You are registering for a yearly commitment; this commitment can be broken; however, you will need to sign the drop form. Please be aware that the current month tuition at the time of the change, is non-refundable.
Illness & Health Concerns
Please call and inform us when your child will not be attending class. If your child is running a fever, missed school, has an infectious disease or head lice; please keep them at home. Our staff is certified in CPR, first aid and are certified mandatory reporters.
Waiting Area for Students
There will be no waiting area for students, they must be dropped off and picked up promptly.
Annual Recital 2024
"Timeless" Our annual recital displays the wonderful achievements of our students. It is not mandatory, but is the main highlight. Our recital has been requested for the second weekend in June 2024, once the Atlantic High School confirms, we will let everyone know. There will be a $25 non-refundable recital fee for each child, due along with costume deposits.
Costumes for recital will be selected by our staff. We will measure your child for sizing and have photos available to send you for each costume once they are selected. Once you have committed to the dance year, we will file the charges onto your account. Each class/style of dance will have a separate costume with the exception of the kinder & level one ballet/tap/tumbling classes, they have two, a ballet and a tap/tumbling costume. Costume prices range from approx. $65-$100 per costume depending upon the class. We do our best to keep costs at a minimum. All costume costs also will include a pair of tights. Costume payments are due October and November. Your students costumes will not be ordered until payment is made in full.
*Students are to arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to class, dropped off at the door and should be picked up promptly when class ends. Parents will need to wait in vehicles or on sidewalk for class dismissal. We ask you do not park on the grassy areas around the parking lot while waiting.
*No smoking, alcohol or foul language is permitted inside or outside our facilities.
*Student cell phones need kept on silent and inside their dance bags.
*VDC has a no-bully policy. Teamwork, encouragement, kindness and respect is an expected behavior amongst students and staff.
Villa Dance Co. reserves the right to dismiss any student or family at any time for inappropriate behavior. We will not tolerate bullying or vulgar language. We are proud of you for representing your dance company with kindness and respect.
*Audubon Studio Families:
We will closely follow the above procedures with the exception of not having closed circuit TV system to watch your dancer. The company we have purchased the CCTV equipment/program has promised that they are close to offer remote "iOS" recording capabilities that we could bring with us.
Drop off and pick up will also be at the upstairs doors. The basement stairway and the smaller waiting space at the bottom of the steps will be reserved for students only, no adults or outside visitors. This space is where dancers will keep their dance bags/dance shoes and any personal items to relieve needed space inside the classroom. Parents will need to wait outside on the sidewalk or in their vehicles for dismissed dancers. Instructors or assistants will help escort children to vehicles if needed. Payments can be made with auto pay, online or sent with your child in their dance bag.
It is our mission to create a positive, loving & fun learning environment where students become aware of their own unique potential, always feeling self confident & inspired. We are pleased to provide a faculty that strives to enhance a child's life in an encouraging and caring manner. We will create a supportive & enthusiastic atmosphere. We hope your experience with us is joyful and rewarding.
We are so grateful for all of you.
We Love You!