VDC POLICIES

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 villadance@mediacombb.net.

 

2021/2022 Season begins Tuesday, September 7th 2021!

 

Attire

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. 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 automatically, online, placed in the drop box by your child 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, 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, enrollment will be suspended until the account is current. 

 

Bullying/Harassment Policy

Villa Dance Company does not tolerate bullying/harassment in or outside of their studio by students or families at any time. Villa Dance Company reserves the right to terminate enrollment if this rule is violated.

 

Newsletters and Notices

All important information is e-mailed out, sent in text, posted on Facebook and displayed at the studio. We will e-mail all information this year; please be sure to check it regularly and inform us if your e-mail address changes at any time.

 

Holiday Vacations  

The studio will be closed during the following dates;             

*Thanksgiving Break- November 22-26

*Christmas Break- December 24-January 7

*Spring Break- TBA 

Attendance

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 asked to sit out of recital routines or pay for private lessons to get caught up. Atlantic students who are absent from class due to illness or other reasons may join in on class at home with our live stream. 

 

Class Observation

All of our classes are closed to 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. 

 

Cancellations

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.

 

Insurance

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. 

 

Class Placement

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 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. 

 

Choreography

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 office and director to do so. This includes performing in talent shows, at nursing homes or other places. 

 

Withdrawal Policy

If you are withdrawing from a class, please contact the office immediately. You will be charged, and are responsible, 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, been exposed to COVID-19 or a family member have been diagnosed, 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 to minimize the amount of people in the building at any time. Students must be dropped off and picked up promptly. 

 

Annual Recital

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 "Art and Soul" will be held at the Atlantic High School Auditorium June 10-12. There will be a $25 non-refundable recital fee for each child, along with costume deposits.

 

Costumes

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 $60-$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. **NEW DATES: Costume payments are due October and November. Your students costumes will not be ordered until payment is made in full. 

 

Studio Expectations

*Students are to arrive no more than 5 minutes prior to class, dropped off at the door and should be picked up promptly. Parents will need to wait in vehicles or on sidewalk for class dismissal. 

*Social distancing will be encouraged, students are to utilize floor markers to help distance. 

*No smoking, alcohol or foul language is permitted in our around our facilities.

*Student cell phones need kept on vibrate and inside dance bags. 

*VDC has a no-bully policy. Teamwork, encouragement, kindness and respect is expected behavior amongst students, teachers and staff. 

 

Student/Parent Conduct

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 working 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 for social distancing. We will keep those double doors to the classroom open to help with ventilation as well. Parents will need to wait 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 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 believe a child can learn the arts without being exposed to inappropriate movements, choreography or costumes. We use all genres of music, but carefully screen for offensive language. We are pleased to provide a faculty that strives to enhance a child's life in an encouraging and caring manner while creating 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!

~VDC Staff