NFC organization believes and knows that how you dress is a reflection of yourself and your individuality; however, it is important
that the way you dress does not disrespect yourself, others or the values of the organization and society in general.
Please adhere to the following guidelines:
a) Students are to dress neatly, in good taste, and in a manner appropriate for dance. Students are not to wear clothing or jewelry
that condones or advertises drugs, intoxication, sex, racism or violence.
b) Strapless tops, bare midriffs, muscle shirts that are open at the side and clothing that is considered to be too revealing are not acceptable in the studio.
c) Shorts are to be a reasonable length, such as a running short but booty shorts are considered unacceptable. Leggings, capris, track pants and yoga pants are all reasonable options.
d) The inappropriate dress will be addressed by staff and/or the administration; a parent/guardian of the student will be notified. Students may be asked to change, cover, or remove the inappropriate article or be sent home.
If you are unsure of an article of clothing, please check our website under "Dress Code". We will have pictures of acceptable and unacceptable dance attire.
Newcastle Family Connection Inc. (NFC), a non-profit charity, was established in 1990 in recognition of the need for programs and support for families in the Clarington area. Over the last few years, we have made steady improvements and additions to the services we provide. Currently, we offer a recreational dance program for children.
Newsletters and Information Handouts: All newsletters and important information is done electronically via email to our members. It is important to have your current email on file with us to keep up to date with NFC news. Newsletters are put out several times a season and are loaded with great information. All handouts are posted on the dance bulletin board upstairs at the arena and online at newcastlefamilyconnection.ca If you have not received any emails, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that we have your correct email.
Recital: Newcastle Family Connection presents a year-end show every year. It provides an opportunity for every dancer to participate in this entertaining production. No dancer should miss the opportunity to participate. No pictures/video safety policy is in place at rehearsal and recital for all audience members.
Refunds: A $10.00 fee will be charged on all refund requests. All refund requests must be in writing. Refunds will be available up to 14 days after classes begin on a pro-rated basis. No refunds will be available after 14 days.
Late Registration Fee: A late registration fee of $10.00 will apply for students registering after the first class.
Multi-Child Discount: A 10% discount will apply for the 2nd child and 50% discount for the 3rd and subsequent child(ren) in a family.
Multi-Class Discount: A 10% off discount will apply for the second class a child registers in.
Makeup Days: You will be notified if a class is canceled due to bad weather conditions or instructor illness. The class will be rescheduled but may not be rescheduled for the same day and time as a regular class.
Minimum Number: A minimum number of three students is required for a class to continue. A class will be canceled and all fees returned if a minimum number of students do not sign up for a class. If a class is canceled by NFC, a full refund will be available.
NFS Cheques: "Non-sufficient funds" cheques are subject to a $20.00 service charge and must be replaced with cash.
Bathroom Breaks: Due to the location of the bathroom at the arena, the following conditions apply to students using the bathroom:
The movement to Music and Creative Dance Classes: The instructor will stop class when a student needs to use the bathroom facilities and the whole class and instructor will accompany the student. If a parent is present, then they will accompany the student instead.: Grade 1 and Up: A buddy system will be in effect. Two students will go to the bathroom facilities together. The class will continue.
Please have your child use the bathroom facilities before each class to help ensure a smooth class. If you have any concerns about the bathroom break policy, please contact us.
Drop off and Pick up: The Newcastle Arena hosts many events and groups and is accessible by many people. For safety reasons, your child should be escorted to class and picked up at the classroom door.
Shoes: Gymnastic or ballet shoes will be needed for all classes except Hip Hop. Hip Hop requires indoor black running shoes. All students need appropriate footwear. Sock feet will not be accepted due to safety reasons. During class, any colour shoe is acceptable but black shoes will be needed for the recital. Shoes need to be indoor shoes only.
Bodysuits: Bodysuits are not required for classes. Please ensure students adhere to our dress code.
Dance Room Etiquette
* Respect your instructor and fellow dancers by being on time, dressing appropriately and being prepared for class.
*Please use the restroom BEFORE dance class begins.
*No street shoes in the dance area.
*Please adhere to our dress code.
*Please stay in the waiting area until your dance instructor asks you to begin class.
* For safety reasons, no gum in the dance area.
*No food or drinks besides water are allowed in the dance area. If you bring water into the classroom, make sure it has a tight cap on it to ensure it won't spill. Place water bottles against the window wall next to the dance floor, well away from the dance area.
*Please leave the curtains closed.
*Red means stop! Stay away from the mirrors for your safety. *Do not hang, push or lean on the ballet barres.
*No one is to leave the dance area without permission from the dance instructor.
*Stop and listen to the dance instructor when she is talking.
*Pay attention, be open-minded, a good participator, a good sport and remember you are a representative of Newcastle Family Connection.
*Please treat your fellow dancers with kindness and respect.
*If there is another class after yours, please clear out of the classroom immediately so the next class can begin.
*Cell phones are not permitted in the dance area and must be kept in the waiting area. All cell phones must be shut off or on silent/vibrate mode in the waiting area.
Parents: *Please pick up your dancers on time. We are only responsible for your child while they are in class.
*Please do not leave children unattended in the waiting area.
*Please do not allow your children to horseplay in the building.
* All cell phones must be shut off or on silent/vibrate mode in the waiting area.
*If your child is ill or has a fever, please don't bring them to dance class.
*Please make sure that you and your children clean up after yourselves.
*Please respect our no pictures or video policy.
*We are not responsible for lost or stolen articles.