Rules and Polices

Every parent/guardian is expected to read and follow the rules of Expressions Dance Institute, LLC.
Registration

Expressions Dance Institute requires that each dancer to register by filling out a form for our records that will be used in cases of emergency and scheduling. The completed form must be sent along with the Non-Refundable Registration fee of $15 per person or $20 per family to 901 Harlyn Ave. Rothschild, WI 54474.

Students will be placed in respective classes based upon prior dance experience and/or age and ability at the discretion of the instructor. We will work with you in order to find the proper class for your dancing needs.

Tuition
Tuition is pro-rated and is based on approximately 32 weeks of dance instruction/opportunity.
There are different payment options and you can see all of those options under the tuition page. Applicable charges or discounts may apply.

Payments are the same whether there are two, three, four, or five classes that month. There are no refunds for cancellation of classes due to bad weather.

Late Fees:

Tuition is due by the first day of every month (September through and including June). If payment is not received on time a late fee of $5.00 will be applied for every week it is not received.

Non-Sufficent Funds= A $25.00 fee will be charged for all NSF’s

Tuition Policy:

  • The Expressions Dance Institute reserves the right to drop any student for non-payment of their tuition.
  • If any student wishes to discontinue classes, a written notice is required one month in advance.
  • If you pre-pay and drop in the middle of the year, the balance remaining will be Expressions Dance Institute credit good on tuition only.
  • There is no refund for classes missed. Attendance and scheduling conflicts are up to the dancer.

Please Note: In order to take a solo, duet, or trio you must be in a group class as well. Solo, duets, and trios will be scheduled only after all group classes are scheduled first.

Communication Policy

Throughout the dance year, there will be several important dates, activities and information that will need to be communicated to parents and dancers. Handouts with important correspondence will be given to your dancer at the end of his/her class. An email may also be sent out to those of you who provided us with an email address. Please make sure you add Expressions Dance Institute as a “safe” address on your email account. We will also keep the website updated. We know that information sometimes has a hard time getting from student to parent, so we will have extra copies of all information at the studio. Please check inside the studio regularly to make sure that you are aware of any information that has been communicated. Our main goal is to keep parents informed on upcoming dates and events.

 

Attendance

Attendance will be taken at each class and is extremely important in the progress of each dancer. Every week, the students will be learning new skills and choreography and unnecessary absences are a hindrance to the student, teacher and fellow classmates. If you know that you will not be attending class, please notify the studio by leaving a message prior to the start of your class. If you are injured, you are still welcome and encouraged to come and watch class. Absences from dance classes are non-refundable. Please make sure that students use the bathroom BEFORE class begins.

 

Drop-Out Policy

If for any reason your child stops dancing, you are expected to notify the dance program director immediately. A one month written notice must be given. If your child drops dance class after November 15th you will still be required to pay for the full costume fee and the costume is yours to keep when it arrives. Remember that BOTH the registration fee and the costume deposit are Non-Refundable.

 

Weather Policy

If the D.C. Everest or Mosinee School Districts cancel school due to inclement weather, then all classes scheduled for that day will also be cancelled. If classes are cancelled due to weather or emergencies, we will be placing this information on WAOW, Facebook and our “keep in the loop” page here on our website. Refunds will not be issued in cases of inclement weather. Two snow days are built into the full year program. If a class has more then 2 snow days we will be making that class up.

 

Holiday/School Days off Policy

The Expressions Dance Institute does not necessarily follow the school calendar for holiday/days off. Please see our calendar for the official dates. There are no classes on the following dates:  Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, Spring break, and Memorial Day. Classes will be held the first week of June.

 

Parent Watch Weeks

Parent/s, guardians, friends etc…are not allowed inside the dance studio to watch class. We will have the viewing window open for you to watch your child. The studio is equipped with viewing windows in the waiting room where parents are free to watch their child’s dance class. However, the instructor holds the right to close the shades if the waiting room becomes a distraction to the dancers. Please remember that the viewing windows are a privilege.

 

Dress Code

Dancers are expected to arrive at the studio dressed in the appropriate dancewear and ready to dance at their scheduled start time. In order for each student to fully be able to participate in class and the learning experience, she/he should wear clothing that permits movement and allows instructors to easily view muscles and body lines making for significantly easier corrections. Hair must be pulled back and tied away from the face securely. Gum is not allowed inside the studio.

 

Shoe Requirements

Dancers are required to wear specific shoes for each class to ensure safety and ease of motion. For a complete list of shoe requirements, please call the studio or talk to your instructor. You will be able to purchase all shoes at the Open House in August. After the initial shoe sale in August, we will only order shoes on a monthly basis beginning October 1. Information Sheets with shoe styles and prices are at the studio. Try-on samples are also available.

 

Costumes

The dance instructors will determine the selection of recital costumes and will take all necessary measurements in November. Recital is not mandatory, but a costume is required for all dancers participating. All prices and information can be found on our Tuition page.  Some costumes require parents to do a limited amount of sewing and piecing together. Tights are a seporate fee. The costume fee is included in the monthly tuition price.

 

Recital

All students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Spring Recital. The 2015 recital and dress rehearsals will be held June 5th and  6th, 2015. Mark your calendars now to avoid any conflicts! The Recital location will be the Mosinee Creske Center Auditorium. Participants with outstanding balances will not be allowed to participate in the recital or purchase any recital tickets until the balance is paid in full. Tickets will go on sale in May.

 

Dress Rehearsal

A full dress rehearsal will be held June 5th, 2015. Times will be announced in early spring. This rehearsal gives dancers an opportunity to dance on stage in full costume and make-up prior to the recital. It is extremely important that all dancers attend the rehearsal. Individuals are welcome to take pictures and videotape the dress rehearsal.

 

Dance Pictures

Dance pictures will be taken in the Spring prior to recital. Picture dates and information will be handed out several months in advance so you can plan your schedules accordingly. Even if you choose NOT to purchase a package, it is encouraged that your child takes part in the picture taking. Students will be required to wear their recital costumes and light make-up is recommended.

 

Photo Release

Expressions Dance Institute is hereby granted permission to take photos of the students to use in brochures, studio website, posters, advertisements, or other promotional material. Permission is also hereby granted for the studio to copyright such photos in our name.

 

Substitutes

The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If a teacher is ill and cannot arrange a substitute, the missed classes will be made up.