General Studio Information
ILLNESS OR MISSED LESSONS:
There are no refunds or credits for lessons missed. Please do not adjust your monthly tuition for missed classes. Payments received with the incorrect amount will be charged the $20.00 late fee. If you know in advance that you will be missing a lesson for any reason, please let us know. Dancers may not attend another regular class as a makeup (it is disruptive to students in a class to have people coming in and out each week). Extended absences need to be discussed and can be worked with. Regular attendance is a must in order to get the most out of your classes!
LOBBY AND DRESSING AREA:
Elite’s lobby is open during operating hours. Family and friends may stay and observe class through the viewing windows. If it ever becomes a distraction for the dancers or teacher, the lobby may be asked to clear out or the blinds will be closed on viewing windows. We ask that all dancers and observers help keep the lobby clean by picking up after themselves and storing all bags, jackets, etc in the cubbies or against the wall. Please keep conversations appropriate and positive while in the lobby. Elite has 4 private restrooms/changing areas available for students to use.
CHANGE REQUESTS – Adding or Dropping Classes:
Any change to your dancer’s schedule, including adding or dropping classes, must be done electronically. On our website please click on the add/drop box under registration to fill out the form. Once your request is processed you will receive an email confirming the change with your updated tuition information. Students wishing to drop a class must do so by the 1st of the month in order for the tuition rate change to go into effect that calendar month. NO EXCEPTIONS!
We order our recital costumes from catalogs. We will send home costume fees in October with payment due in November. We estimate costumes to run $55.00-$75.00 per dancer, per class. All students are required to purchase a costume if they plan on participating in the spring recital. Once a costume is ordered, there are no refunds or cancellations, no exceptions!
We strongly suggest setting up a daily home practice time of 15-20 minutes for each class. All of the younger students need parent supervision and support during this practice time. The most important home practice day is the first day after your lesson. Encouraging home practice will ensure your dancer is getting the most out of their classes.
It is very important for parents to stay informed about all the happenings at Elite. In order to have the most efficient and convenient communication possible, we send all our newsletters, reminders and announcements via email. Please let us know ASAP if you do not receive any Elite emails or Newsletters. We also ask that you notify us if you change your address so we can update our system. We encourage parents to come into the studio and check out the bulletin board and the notes by the studio doors. Our newsletters are archived on our website and you can read them by clicking on this link. Please like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram@elitedancestudio_pdx.
BASIC STUDIO RULES:
Dancers must follow the dress code.
No Street Shoes allowed on the studio floors.
No gum chewing in the studios.
Please store all bags, jackets, shoes, etc in cubbies or against the back wall.
No Gymnastics or horseplay in the lobby area or studios.
Please be respectful in the lobby.
Keep conversations appropriate & positive.
Do not leave younger children unattended.
Please pick up after yourselves and throw away all garbage.
All food/drink must be kept in the waiting area.
Students are expected to treat all teachers, assistants and fellow dancers with kindness and respect.