The policies of Fearless Dance were designed to promote an organized, professional studio and to create a positive learning environment for your child. By following these policies you will help create the best dance experience possible and will help your child to excel at the art of dance.
All dancers are required to have their hair off their face: bun, pony tail, braids, etc. This is less distracting for the dancer. NO GUM OR SNACKS ON THE DANCE FLOOR.
Ballet: Pink tights, black leo, and pink ballet shoes. Hair in bun. Keep in mind, all dancers will need a black tank leo for recitals! For boys: Black ballet shoes, black pants, black shirt.
Jazz: Pink, black, or tan tights, black leo, black shorts, capris, or pants. NO BAGGY CLOTHING. Black or tan jazz shoes, half soles, dance paws, or foot undeez. Keep in mind that for the recital, all dancers will need to be wearing a full coverage tan jazz shoe. For boys: black jazz shoe, black pants, black shirt.
Hip-hop: CLEAN sneakers, athletic wear, or whatever you feel comfortable in. Hats are allowed, unless they become a distraction. NO JEANS.
Fearless dance does not carry medical insurance for its students. It is required that all dance students be covered by their own family insurance policies and if injury occurs it is understood that the student’s own policy is your only source of reimbursement.
Snow or Bad Weather
The studio will usually follow the Bethel School district decision on class cancellation for bad weather. You can check our instagram or Facebook page for updates. Fearless Dance reserves the right to cancel classes at our discretion. We will not put any child in danger due to weather. Any classes that are missed or canceled can be made-up by attending another class close to the same level.
The studio will be closed for the following Holidays: Halloween (Oct 31), Thanksgiving (Wednesday-Friday), Winter Break, Spring Break, and Memorial Day. Children who have class that falls on Halloween can come to a make up class earlier or later that week.
Attendance and Tardiness
Please have your student arrive 10 minutes before class. This give them time to change shoes, pin up hair, go to the restroom and get lined up before class starts. Students coming in late cause distraction, delay, and will not be properly warmed-up for class. Good attendance is imperative, as absences and tardiness can hold back an entire class; and the studio cannot jeopardize its responsibilities to the rest of the class for one student. Please make every effort to attend every class and be on time. Missed classes will not be deducted from tuition payments. Make-up classes can be attended.
If for any reason your child cannot attend class, they are encouraged to attend a make-up class within the month. (No extra charge for make-up.) Contact Annie for options.
Dropping off and picking up dancers
Parents are welcome to drop their child off for dance class as long as they are able to use the restroom completely by themselves. There is no adult supervision during classes in the lobby, as I am teaching, so make sure you are on time to pick up your child.
There is no time for discussion between classes with me, so I will be posting all updates, news, and changes to instagram and facebook. If you have any specific questions about your child please please please don’t hesitate to call, text, or email me. You can also schedule a special “parent/teacher” conference with me in person or on the phone outside of dance hours if you feel there is a need. I want you to be involved in your child’s learning and dance experience and I would love to discuss your concerns with you. Your child deserves the very best, and if you feel like he/she needs different or more difficult instruction, or just a change, please talk to me and I will help you to find a studio that will help them succeed!
We have a television that will display your child’s class. We do this because when the parents are in the room, it distracts the kids and makes them behave differently. However, we set this up because it’s important for you to see how your child is doing, progressing, and acting during class. Please be careful of conversation topics because there are many “little ears” around. Please do not use adult language, talk about adult topics, or other students and parents. This is not appropriate for the lobby area. If you have a problem regarding the teacher, other students, or parents, please call me to discuss it. Talking about things in the lobby will not do anything but hurt the feelings of other dancers and their parents. Please help us to promote the most positive environment and make everyone feel welcome! We are a judgement free studio and want everyone to feel loved.
The dress rehearsals for the recital will be in May . Your account balance must be PAID IN FULL by the last week of classes in order to perform in the recital. We will be measuring for costumes in November and ordering shortly after. Costume fee will be due Nov 15. Recital photos will be taken when costumes come in, sometime in the spring. There will also be a recital fee due in the spring. This will cover the venue and all the other costs that go into putting on the showcase production. Videotaping and photography is encouraged during the recital, however, PLEASE DO NOT use flash photography. This is highly distracting to students.
Tuition and Payments
Tuition is due by the 1st of the month. There will be a late fee of $10 after the 5th. Please understand that I don’t do this to punish late payments, but as a start up, every tuition payment counts MONUMENTALLY. If you pay on time, it helps me be successful. Forms of payment include all major credit cards, paypal, or venmo. I will not be keeping cash on the premises for safety reasons, and cannot give you change, so I prefer to not accept cash or check. We can sign you up for AutoPay, which would mean we run your card for you on the 1st of every month automatically so you don’t have to try to remember. Tuition is non- refundable and is paid to save your child’s place in class. If your child has decided to not attend class anymore, you must let me know IN WRITING (email, text, or letter). If this isn’t done, you will still be billed accordingly.
Discipline in class
I will be treating your kids like my kids and will love them like my kids. When they are in my class I expect to be respected. Our classes will be fun, but class is a place to learn and develop skills, not goof off. There is a time and a place. Please speak to your kids about this before class. If a child will not listen or is acting out, they will be asked to leave class until they can participate in a reasonable way. It’s not fair for the other children in the class to wait for me to persuade or spend time discipling a child who is not participating in class. They will be sent out to the lobby with their parent. Please explain to your child that they have one chance to come back into class. If they need to go out to the lobby a second time, they will be asked to come back and try again next week. With all of this said, there is an “age indulgence”. A 3 year old will have a harder time with this than an 8 year old and that will of course invite leniency.
Forgiveness for my mistakes
Since this is only our second year, I would appreciate some tolerance for my STEEP learning curve. I’ve tried to think of everything and cover all my bases, but I’m sure there are some things that will slip through the cracks. Please feel free to give me feedback. I cannot change things or make them better if I don’t know something isn’t up to par. It won’t be perfect this second year, especially with so many new facesa round the studio, but I’m trying my hardest and would appreciate your support!
The reason I started this studio is because I want a positive encouraging environment for kids to express themselves. Our focus is on age-appropriate attire, music, and movement which is not the norm in the dance world. Age appropriate does not equal boring. You can be classy, talented, engaging, and have fun while dancing without some of the extra stuff that is added (or taken away) in dance culture. We will talk about being supportive to ALL dancers, at our own studio and at others. Just because we don’t dress a certain way or avoid a certain move doesn’t mean other studios who do those things are wrong or less talented. We will talk about being fearless in our dance and in our life. Life is so much sweeter when we aren’t afraid! Thank you for being a part of our dance family. Your support means so much!