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Holly Springs School of Dance Policies
Welcome to the Holly Springs School of Dance! We are excited that you have chosen to be a part of our dance family! We are committed to providing our students with excellent instruction in an atmosphere of respect and encouragement. In order to assist you with questions that may arise, we've developed this policy sheet coverning the school's format for the year.

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Dress Requirements
Scholarships
Observations
Calendar
Inclement Weather
Absences
Costume Fee
Tuition
Pre-School Aged Dancers
Nutrition
Break Room
Waiting Area

Dress Requirements

  • Students in Ballet:
    Girls should wear pink tights, black leotard, pink ballet slippers, and hair much be pulled back and in a bun.
    Boys should wear black sweatpants or tights, a white tee-shirt, and black ballet slippers.
  • Students in Ballet/Tap Combination Classes:
    Same as above with the addition of black Tap shoes.
  • Jazz Classes:
    Girls should wear leotard/tights or unitard, jazz pants, and black jazz shoes or boots.
    Boys should wear sweatpants or shorts, a tee-shirt, and black jazz shoes or boots.
  • Hip Hop Classes:
    Same dress code as for Jazz classes with black Jazz sneakers.
  • Modern and Creative Dance Classes:
    Girls should wear a leotard and footless tights. Students will dance with bare feet.
    Boys should wear sweatpants or shorts and a tee-shirt.
  • Tap Classes:
    Leotard/tights or comfortable clothing (no jeans) and black Tap shoes.
    Students in the 7-9 year old and up Tap classes should get black oxford style lace-up shoes.
  • Adult Classes:
    Anything you are comfortable moving in!

PLEASE write your child's name in ALL shoes.


Scholarships

We award numerous scholarships throughout the dance season in the form of tuition grants, discounts, or waivers. These awards are privately funded, gifted by community organizations that support the arts, or donated by the school's director. Awards are given based on individual need, talent, attitude, and commitment to dance.


Observations

Since we know what a joy it is to observe your child in motion, we have installed observation windows in all of our studios. In addition, we will have an informal sharing every couple of months where parents can sit in on an entire class. We will give you plenty of notice as to which class will be shared.


We will always be open on Wake County Public School's Teacher Workdays.

Please follow the monthly newsletter for reminders about when we are open and closed and for any changes to the schedule.  To receive the monthly newsletter by email, please register here on the website.  Click the Register link on the top right of any page.  WeWe have a nine-month dance calendar based on four classes a month.  The two classes in August (tuition is due on Sept 1st) punch into our calendar for months when we are closed for vacation.  Here's how it breaks down...

 Calendar

·         August 19th- September 14th (1st Month)

·         September 16th-October 12th (2nd Month)

·         October 14th-November 9th (3rd Month)

·         November 11th-December 14th (4th Month)

·         We are open Monday, November 25th as a makeup day for Labor Day.  We are closed November 26-30 for Thanksgiving.  This week is not included in our four classes.

·         We will be closed December 23rd-January 4th for Winter Break.

·         December 16th-21st & January 6th-25th (5th Month)

·         January 27th - February 22nd (6th Month)

·         February 24th-March 21st (7th Month)

·         March 23rd – April 25th (8th Month)

·         We will be closed April 6th-April 11th for Spring Break.

·         April 27th - May 23rd (9th Month)

 

Young Dancer Recital will be Saturday, May 16th with Dress Rehearsal on Friday, May 15th.  Performances will be at the Hope Community Church.  One more week of classes will follow the recital for Awards/Post Recital Fun.

All other classes will have Dress Rehearsal the week of May 26th-May 28th.  Recitals will run May 29th – May 31st at the Fletcher Opera House in downtown Raleigh.


Inclement Weather

Please check the website or call the studio when ever there is inclement weather.  We will not necessarily be closed when Wake County Public Schools are closed.

In the event of a class cancellation, information about a make-up class will be passed out at the next class meeting.


Absences

Make-up classes will be given to students by participation in another class. There are no refunds for missed classes. Pleae make every effort to schedule other activities around dance class. Students trying for Perfect Attendance cannot do make-up classes in order to receive the award.


Costume Fee

All costume fees are due by October 15th.  The fee schedule is as follows:

  • ages 3 to 6 - $55.00 per class
  • ages 7 and up - $65.00 per class

Our selection of costumes for older students at this price range will better meet our dancer's performance needs.  If your child is not going to participate in the recital, please let your instructor know as soon as possible.


Tuition Schedule 2019-2020

One hour class that meets four times a month $48.00

Each additional class… $32.00

Sibling discount $2.00 per class

 

Costume Fee due by October 15th Ages 3-6 $55.00 per class

Ages 7 and up $65.00 per class

 

**Tuition due the 1 st of every month. A $5.00 late charge will be applied after the 10th of the month.

**When paying tuition, please include your child’s name on the memo section of your check. If paying online please include this information as well. You may make payments in person from 4-8pm M-F, and 9am-noon on Saturdays in the lobby of studio 144. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover.

 


Pre-School Aged Dancers

Our 3 & 4 year old classes will do a Ballet piece only in the recital. One piece is plenty for them to remember.


Nutrition

Please make sure that your child has a healthy snack before coming to class. Dancers ages 7 and up should bring a water bottle to class. We do have a food/snack vending machine in Studio 148 and water fountains in Studio 144.


Break Room

The area in Studio 136 is intended for dancers ages 10 and up as a place to study, eat, or rest in-between classes. Please do not allow younger siblings to play in this area.


Waiting Area

Please use Studio 132, especially with younger siblings. We have created a nice area for them to play or read books while waiting for their brother or sister to finish class.

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