Terms of Enrollment

Terms of Enrollment

Enrollment: Open Registration for Fall Semester begins May 1 st. Registration for Winter-Spring Semester begins December 1st. We close enrollment in each class as soon as the class fills to maximum recommended capacity.

Food & Drink Policy: Gum chewing & snacking during class for students is prohibited. Please recognize we have a Volunteer Cleaning Crew once a week – please clean up after yourself and/or your children.

Parent Observation Policy: Instructors and Students only during class times. Parents/legal guardians may contact the Ballet Director on an individual basis to make arrangements to observe class. Such allowances will only be given to parents/legal guardians or other responsible adults (i.e. grandparents). When and if permission is granted by the ballet director, we require the observer to remain silent and to silence cell phones/other devices for the duration of class. Siblings are not invited to attend unless over the age of 21, and again, only with approval from the Ballet Director. Persons are always welcome to observe through the Academy windows. Our policy is important to ensure that all of our students have equal rights to learning without distraction. The board of directors retains the right to ask any person to leave the premises of the studio at any time for any reason.

Payment of Tuition: If tuition is delinquent for more than 30 days, students will be asked to sit and observe class. We will make every effort to contact the responsible party including contact by phone, email, and sending home a reminder note with the student. If tuition is unpaid for more than 60 days, and arrangements have not been made, students will be unenrolled from the school and the balance of unpaid tuition will remain as a debt to the Academy until paid.

Refunds/Payment plans: No prorating or refunds due to absences. If a payment plan is necessary, please make an appointment with the Academy Treasurer. No refunds for registration. Refunds for tuition or only given for extenuating circumstances (a move, a debilitating illness/accident or a death).

Attendance: Parents/Students are expected to report all absences. At the discretion of the board, students may be withdrawn from class and/or performances when lack of attendance is problematic. Consistent lack of attendance can cause problems for the other dancers, most especially when choreography is being taught/rehearsed.

Costumes: Costumes are property of the Academy and are rented to students prior to a performance. Costumes must be returned after the final performance or they will incur a late fee of $1 a day. After 30 days, the costume will be considered lost and the responsible party will be sent a bill for the cost according to that which was listed on the sign-out sheet.

PerformingStudents have the opportunity to perform in at least one production each semester. The same rules apply to performance as to class [tardiness, absence, respect]. Performers, regardless of age, are expected to be able to stay in a contained area and either sit, stretch, or participate in organized activities before, after and during performances. Parents/guardians should plan to purchase tickets for the performances. Ticket prices are announced at least a month prior to the production.

Volunteers: We ask parents/guardians of youth involved in the Academy’s productions to sign up to volunteer and/or bring concessions for at least one of the performances. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, we rely heavily on public support including a large amount of volunteer hours in the making of costumes, props, set/scenery and costumes. Specific volunteer opportunities will present themselves throughout the semester especially as a performance draws near but if you feel you have something to offer today, feel free to contact a member of our board at anytime.

Health Issues: Students who have health problems or injuries are asked to notify the instructor. Health problems will be kept confidential. Please refrain from bringing sick children to class.

Scholarships: We award a limited number of need-based full and partial scholarships each year. Scholarship applications are available online and at the studio for the upcoming school year. Scholarships are not automatically renewable from year to year. Completed Applications must be submitted online. If this is not possible, please contact board@tvadance.org call 435-241-8964 or come by the studio: 291 N Main.

Nondiscrimination Policy: We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, color, disability, and/or national and ethnic origin and grant to all the same rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. Further, we do not discriminate in the awarding of scholarships.

Punctuality: Students should be prepared for class no later than 5 minutes after the start time of class. Being prepared means dressed in compliance with the dress code, including preparation of hair. If students are not ready on time they should quietly sit on a chair and observe class until the instructor indicates they may join class.

Dancers should be picked up within 15 minutes of class ending. For the safety of all involved, dancers should remain inside the studio until transportation arrives.

Tardiness/Absence: When parents/students know in advance that they will be late or absent, they should notify the instructor at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class via text or phone message. They may also send a note or email to the ballet director a day in advance at s.westhora@tvadance.org

Ms. Sarah 435-241-8964; Ms. Melinda 801-910-6520; Ms. Christin 435-224-3529; Ms. Madi 435-840-8802

NOTE: If a student is absent for more than 4 weeks of instruction without communication he/she will be automatically withdrawn from the class and any upcoming performance.

Respect:

Student Mandate

  • I will respect myself and my classmates and will never belittle or berate myself or others in class.
  • I will give everything my best effort  and will allow others to do the same.
  • Unless expressly asked to, I will not correct anyone but myself. If I see corrections that need to be addressed I will speak privately or off to the side with the instructor.
  • I will not talk in class. If I feel the need to express myself I will raise my hand and wait to be called upon. Occasionally I will have a break in which I can speak with other classmates. I will speak only kind, uplifting words. When the instructor speaks, I will quickly and quietly return my attention to her and resume my work at the barre or on the floor.
  • I will respect all adults, student-teachers & volunteers.