Villa Dance Company was established to provide you & your children with a safe, fun, positive and professional studio. We believe that you can learn to dance & tumble without being exposed to inappropriate movements, choreography or costumes. We use all genres of music, but carefully screen it for offensive language. We hope your experience here is fun & rewarding. You may contact us with any questions or concerns at 712-243-4770, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes will begin the week of September 9th, 2019
Please note that street shoes, jeans, or inappropriate street clothing should never be worn for ANY class. 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.
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 given to the office, paid online or sent by mail 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. To be on our automatic payment list, 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. *Family Discounts- 2 or more children enrolled 10% off monthly tuition. Any account that is more than one month past due, your student will be sent home until the account is current.
Villa Dance Company does not tolerate bullying/harassment in or outside of their studio by their students or families at anytime. Villa Dance Company reserves the right to terminate enrollment if this rule is violated.
Newsletters and Notices
All important information is posted on Facebook, emailed out and displayed at the studio. We will E-mail information this year; please be sure to check it regularly and inform us if your e-mail address changes at any time.
The studio will be closed during the following dates;
*Halloween- Thursday, October 31st
*Thanksgiving Break- November 18th-November 22nd. Classes resume Monday, November 25th
*Christmas Break- December 23rd-January 3rd Classes resume Monday, January 6th
*Spring Break- TBA (in the case of excessive snow days, we will use spring break as make-up classes)
*Memorial Day- Monday, May 25th
Good attendance is vital for success! Absences will not be deducted from tuition fees. Students missing 5 or more classes after February may be asked to sit out of recital routines or pay for private lessons to get caught up.
At our Atlantic studio, the viewing windows & waiting area will remain open during class times. ONLY parents may observe class. NO SIBLINGS, ADULTS ONLY. The viewing area and waiting room must remain calm and quiet without loud conversations. We require any observers to quietly watch from inside the classroom. Our lobby is for the students waiting for their next class. Please keep in mind we are a school of dance. We cannot have other children or siblings running about and noisy visiting parents in our waiting areas. We must be very direct with this policy, to prevent extra noise and most importantly disruptions to the students & teachers. We want our school to be controlled and professional. If viewing/waiting becomes a problem we will go back to closed classrooms. Thank you for understanding that we must be strict with this rule. Our Audubon studio is not large enough to accommodate visitors at any time. Thank you.
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. 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. J When we see a child has shown progression and is no longer being challenged, we add in new skills within the class. If a child shows great advancement at any time, we may move them to the next level. 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.
All choreography at 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 to do so. This includes performing in talent shows, at nursing homes or other places.
If you are withdrawing from a class, contact the office immediately. You will be charged, and are responsible, for tuition for classes until an official drop form to the office. You are registering for a yearly commitment; this commitment can be broken however you will need to sign a drop form. Please be aware that the current month’s tuition 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
We offer a student waiting area for those who have a break between classes. Waiting students are not allowed to leave the facility for any reason. Anyone who has not been picked up within 10 minutes of class dismissal, a $10 charge will be added to your account. **This will be strictly enforced this year.**
We are proud to have an annual recital to display the achievements of our students. Recital is not mandatory, but is the main highlight for the students. Our recital will be held at the Atlantic High School Auditorium in June. There will be a $25 non-refundable recital fee for each child, along with costume deposits.
Recital costumes will be chosen by the staff and a costume fee will apply. A minimum 50% deposit is due by November 15th and the remainder due before December 15th. Your account must be current to receive the costumes in mid spring. If you drop classes or decide to not participate in recital before November 1st you are not obligated to buy costumes. Costumes are non-returnable or refundable. Costume charges can range from $65-$90 for each costume. You will be notified late-October of your actual costume charges. Also included in your recital bill will be a pair of $15 tights for every female student. We will offer a Yankee Candle fundraiser in October for those wanting to help offset their costume fees. Each class/style of dance will have a separate costume with the exception of pre-school and level one ballet/tap/tumbling classes will have 2 costumes, a ballet and a tap/tumbling costume.
*Please arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to class.
*Please be properly dressed for class.
*Students are to quietly wait in the waiting area.
*Stretch upon arrival as to not disrupt the class in session.
*All food and drinks must be kept in the student waiting area.
*Please throw away trash.
*No street shoes are to be worn on the dance floors.
*Place your street shoes and outerwear in a cubby.
*No smoking or foul language is permitted in or around our facility.
*Cell phones need to be kept on vibrate. If phones become a problem in class, they will be collected by the teacher.
*Students aren’t allowed in the classroom without a staff member.
*Students who are not properly dressed in dancewear for class and do not have their hair up will be asked to sit and observe class.
*No bullying of any kind will be tolerated.
Villa Dance Co. reserves the right to dismiss any student or family at anytime 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.