ALL TINY STARS, TWINKLES, STARLITES, SHOOTING STARS, PRE-COMPETITION, COMPETITION, LID, ELITE, & COMPANY STUDENTS MUST REVIEW AND SIGN THE ADDITIONAL COMPETITION INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS POLICY
Welcome to Rising Stars School of Dance and Performing Arts!
The 2017-2018 dance year will begin Friday, September 8, 2017 at 4:30 PM and conclude on Monday, June 4, 2018.
TUITION FOR RECREATIONAL CLASSES: MULTIPLE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE!
YEARLY tuition is 10 installments of $69/credit card (SAVE 3% with cash/check) for one-hour classes and 10 installments of $53.50/credit card (SAVE 3% with cash/check) for 45-minute classes.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT!
Register and pay 1st & 2nd installment on or before, Monday, June 5, 2017 and pay 2016-2017 tuition prices for those classes ALL YEAR!
Note: Multiple class discounts will also apply.
1. DISCOUNTS per family when multiple siblings are ONLY enrolled in 1 class each: (1) 1st sibling's class is full price, (2) 2nd sibling's class: subtract $20 per-class/per-year, 3rd sibling's class: subtract $40 per class/per year, etc.
2. DISCOUNTS per family when 1 or more of the children has one class, and the other child(ren) have multiple classes: (1) sibling #1's first class is full price, 2nd class: subtract $20 per-class/per-year, 3rd class: subtract $40 per class/per year, and so on (2) sibling #2's first class is full price, 2nd class: subtract $20 per-class/per-year, 3rd class: subtract $40 per class/per year, and so on (3) sibling #3, who is only enrolled in one class is discounted: subtract $20 per class/per year. These repeat as per the number of siblings and how many classes they are enrolled in.
3. DISCOUNTS per student, per class are calculated as follows: 1st class/per student is full price, 2nd class/per student: subtract $20 per-class/per-year, 3rd class/per student: subtract $40 per class/per year, 4th class/per student: subtract $60 per class/per year, 5th class/per student: subtract $80 per class/per year, 6th class/per student: subtract $100 per class/per year, 7th class/per student: subtract $120 per class/per year, 8th class/per student: subtract $140 per class/per year, etc.
Installments do not pay for monthly dance lessons, but is a yearly fee divided into 10 installments. Tuition is prorated if registration takes place after classes begin and tuition ends if a student withdraws prior to end of the school year. When you register, 2 installments are due. The remaining 8 installments are due the 1st day of each month beginning October 1, 2017. Payments can be made with cash, checks or credit cards and can also be mailed. Additionally, payments may be conveniently made from home or any location using your personal PARENT PORTAL!
PLEASE NOTE: Amounts listed in the Parent Portal are the higher amounts for CREDIT CARD. To save 3% in tuition, please pay by cash/check.
Please note, your child(ren) will not be able to perform in the recital if your account is not paid in full by Saturday, May 12, 2018.
Tickets purchased for recitals will be voided and used to offset the balance due.
In addition to any other discounts you qualify to receive, every time you pay your tuition installments via cash/check, you will receive an additional discount of 3% off your tuition payment. CASH/CHECK DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED AT TIME OF PAYMENT.
Installments are due the 1st of each month and are late if received after the 15th. A $10 late fee will be applied to all accounts when tuition is not received by the 15th of each month. It helps us when payments are received on time and we appreciate your efforts to get them in promptly. For your convenience, you may use your Parent Portal and pay any time of the day or night. Please note: Your child(ren) will not be able to perform in the recital if your account is not paid in full by Saturday, May 12, 2018. Tickets purchased for recitals will be voided and used to offset the balance due.
Returned Check Charges
There is a $30 charge for returned checks. All discounts will become null and void in the event of a returned check and all total amounts will become due immediately.
Holidays, Snow Days, Absences, etc.
Our dance school year consists of 32 classes per year. Please refer to our school calendar for specifics. All classes will make up any snow days or emergency closing days (probably during a weekend when studio space is available). Emails and/or texts will be sent out when we are closed due to inclement weather. Make-ups may be scheduled for absences, but must be scheduled through the office so that classes will not be over-crowded. Students with an extended absence due to a prolonged illness or physical condition must continue to pay their tuition in order to perform in the recital. Tuition for classes missed during an extended injury or illness with or without a doctor's note will not be refunded or waived. NO EXCEPTIONS! We strongly suggest that students continue to attend class. Students also learn a great deal through observation therefore keeping them current with technique, corrections and choreography.
NONE (Most studios charge a registration fee of approximately $50 per student. That is a savings of $5 per installment per student).
Withdrawing From Class
Your initial 2 installments reserve a class time/day for your child. We do not charge a registration fee, therefore, if your child withdraws from class, then a $40.00 admin fee will be subtracted from any unused installments received, and the balance returned to you within 30 days.
Students dance better when they are properly dressed. When students are dressed similarly, the teacher can focus easily on the student's arms and legs. There are 3 colors for dancewear in our school: pastel pink, black and grey for hip hop. Please check the class requirements when registering. All classes, 18 months-5 years old (not including combined 5 year and older classes) must purchase dance shoes at the studio and are given dancewear guidelines for their classes. All classes, ages 6 years old and older, all JFK classes, pre-competition, competition and recreation classes, are REQUIRED to wear specific Rising Stars dance attire and shoes, in order to be allowed to participate in class. Team spirit & commitment is fostered when students wear the same dancewear. For specifics, please see the office. Shoe requirements differ per class and must also be followed. In order to perform in the recital, all dancers must wear the costume, tights, shoes and other performance accessories designated by the studio. NO EXCEPTIONS. To keep the uniformity of the dance intact, all dance shoes must be of the same brand, color & type. You will receive a list of shoe and dancewear requirements before classes begin in the fall. Hair requirements: Please note, students in all ballet, jazz & tap classes must have their hair in a bun. All other classes must have hair pulled back in a ponytail at all times. In both cases, bangs must be held back with a headband or bobby pins so that they are not in your eyes. All hair must be secured neatly and firmly so that it does not come out in class. You may want to try a hair net around the bun. It works well.
INCENTIVES: You will be allowed 5 excuses per year. Each student must attend class in the appropriate attire every week except during monthly theme weeks. Theme weeks are listed in the VIP section of the website. Beginning before December (watch your emails), if a student arrives to class without the appropriate (1) dance wear, (2) dance shoes and (3) proper hair, the following will occur (see bottom of email for a link to the list of what to wear to each class): 1st occurrence: An email and/or text will be sent to the parent before the next class so that the situation can be corrected. 2nd occurrence: The student's name will not appear in our recital program under the heading, "Rising Stars Diamond Dancewear Students" (an email and/or text will be sent to the parent before the next class). 3rd occurrence: The student's name will not appear in our recital program under the heading, "Rising Stars Ruby Dancewear Students" (an email and/or text will be sent to the parent before the next class). 4th occurrence: The student's name will not appear in our recital program under the heading, "Rising Stars Emerald Dancewear Students" (an email and/or text will be sent to the parent before the next class). 5th or more occurrences: The student can attend class but will sit out and not participate, in addition to 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th above. In addition, their name will not be included anywhere in the recital program (an email and/or text will be sent to the parent before the next class). Dancewear and shoes are non-refundable. Therefore, it is important that you are satisfied with the size you choose at the time of purchase. If your child outgrows an item at anytime during the year, you will be required to purchase a larger size to meet the dancewear requirements. Shoes need to fit snugly and properly, not loose, in order for the student to execute skills safely and properly. Rising Stars staff is available to offer help but will not be responsible for the size you choose. Important: There are no shoes and/or dancewear items available for you to borrow should you not have your required items with you.
Class Size and Teacher Assignment
We limit class size based on age and/or style of dance. However, we may extend that limit based on circumstances. If the need arises to replace a teacher during the school year, no refund or substitute compensation will be issued.
Candid Photos: We schedule candid student photos during the fall. Photographers come into the class and take photos of the students going about a normal dance class. Individual or composite photos are available for review on-line. Dress code: required dancewear.
Photos With Costumes: We schedule class and individual photos during the spring. For your convenience, one dance class at your regular day and time, will be used to take individual and class photos. (exception: Photo day/time for our "WEE" dancers may be adjusted slightly to accommodate their needs.) Time permitting, we plan to use some of this class time to dance in our costumes and have fun.
The costs for photos are not included in tuition and are optional. Please note: Required technique only classes are cancelled during costume photo week and tuition for these classes has already been adjusted accordingly.
FREE Recital DVDs
No matter what recital your child performs in, with the purchase of 2 or more recital tickets, each family will receive one COMPLETE collection of ALL of our recitals to enjoy! This is a savings of approximately $65 per show!
Recital, Recital Dances & Sibling Conflicts
Once again, our 2018 recital is at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick. Our 2018 recital will be held on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27th. Our Wee Dance students will perform their recital free of charge at our dance studio Sunday June 3, 2018. Costs for recital costumes and tickets are not included in tuition. However, there are no additional recital fees at an additional savings to you. Once tickets and costumes are purchased & ordered, they are not refundable. For every class (except Technique classes), students will perform 1 recital routine, with 1 costume. We do our best to schedule classes & siblings together, but there is NO GUARANTEE that they will perform in the same recital. Should this occur, you will purchase tickets for one show, and we will provide complementary tickets equal in number for the remaining recital(s). Additionally, please be aware, that some classes may dance in more than one recital. When this occurs, 1 complementary ticket voucher will be given to each family for the extra recital based on availability. As a courtesy to fellow students, we expect each student to perform in every recital that they are scheduled for. All students are required to perform in the finale and and must wear their costume on stage.
Dress Rehearsals for Recitals
A dress rehearsal will be scheduled at the recital venue before the recitals based on availability. Dress Rehearsals may be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday evening prior to the weekend of the recital. Please reserve those evenings for Dress Rehearsal. We will let you know which evenings out of the four possibilities are scheduled as soon as we get the information from the State Theatre. As the year progresses, we will let you know which evening your class/es are scheduled for dress rehearsal. Due to venue availability, you may have to make some adjustments to your schedules in order to attend. Due to staffing and safety concerns, attendance is limited to two adults & siblings in the dress rehearsal venue. We reserve the right to limit access to non-performing siblings during dress rehearsals if we deem necessary. Admission tickets will be provided to you and must be used to enter the theatre. The safety & security of our students is always forefront in our planning. We have these rules in place to verify that all persons in the venue are part of the Rising Stars family and not strangers!! Safety for all: Please make sure children aren't climbing on the stage, roaming the halls, climbing over auditorium seats, running in front of video cameras, etc. Everyone needs to pitch in to keep problems at the dress rehearsal to an absolute minimum. If at all possible, please schedule babysitters for siblings. You need to arrive in costume on time and ready to perform, since we only run the routine once, no exceptions.
IMPORTANT! For safety and other reasons, ATTENDANCE AT DRESS REHEARSAL IS MANDATORY TO BE PERMITTED TO PERFORM IN THE RECITAL. HELP US KEEP THE THEATRE BEAUTIFUL! PLEASE CLEAN UP ANY ACCIDENTAL MESSES - THANK YOU
Recital Costume/Shoe Requirements:
In order to perform in the recital(s), all dancers must wear the costume, tights, shoes and other performance accessories designated by the studio. NO EXCEPTIONS: To keep the uniformity of the dance intact, all dance shoes must be of the same brand, color & type. You will receive a list of shoe requirements before classes begin in the fall. No costume money will be refunded after the costume payment cut-off date. Costumes will not be ordered unless they are paid in full. Once a costume has been ordered, it can't be cancelled for any reason. Due to many factors, costumes can-not be changed after they have been ordered. Costumes sometimes do not come fully assembled, and you may be required to attach a ribbon or feather, etc. Costumes are not custom made and therefore may need some alterations which are the parent's responsibility. IMPORTANT - Costumes ordered after 1/1/2018 may not arrive in time for photo day, dress rehearsal and/or recital.
WE ARE DELIGHTED THAT YOU CHOSE Rising Stars School of Dance and Performing Arts
IT IS OUR GOAL TO PROVIDE YOU and your child with a very happy, fun-filled and educational dance experience.
JOELLE & JODY, DIRECTORS
I have read & agree to the Rising Stars School of Dance and Performing Arts Policy for the year 2017-2018
I understand the following key points of this policy:
I have read about tuition, registration, late fees, returned check charges, FREE DVD, holidays, snow days, absences, withdrawing from class, class times and dancewear requirements, class photos, dress rehearsals, Competition & Pre-competition and recital information (if a pre-comp. and/or comp. student). I understand that every possible attempt will be made to keep siblings and multiple recital routines performed by one child scheduled in ONE dance recital, but there are no guarantees.
Rising Stars is not responsible for missing items. Please put your name on the INSIDE of all shoes and dancewear garments.
All rules, policies and regulations are expected to be followed by all students and family members.
We reserve the right to discontinue our relationship with any student/family where circumstances require us to do so.
I give my permission to allow Rising Stars to use any photos/videos for advertising/promotions in various media formats.
The following applies to "JFK" Twinkles, Starlites, Shooting Stars, Pre-Comp, Comp, LID, Elite & Company ONLY
To be GUARANTEED a spot in the 2017-2018 programs listed above, registration MUST take place by Monday, June 5, 2017. After that date, these classes may be re-configured, combined & unregistered student spots eliminated. Also, in recent years, we have seen an influx of new students wanting to compete & we need to be able to accept them into these programs in a timely manner. NOTE: You must be registered for more than 1 class to participate in these programs (except "JFK" - Tiny Stars, Twinkles, Starlites, Shooting Stars & Mini Pre-Comp)
TUITION: YEARLY tuition is 10 installments due the first of every month in the amount of $71.06 when paid by cash/check per hr class for "JFK" - Twinkles, Starlites, Shooting Stars, & Pre-Comp Classes, $73.97 per 1 hr or $92.40 for 1¼ hr when paid by cash/check for Competition, LID, Elite & Company class for the school year. PLEASE NOTE: Credit Card Payments on the Parent Portal & at the studio will incur a 3% Fee, which will be charged the following business day.
Required technique classes are discounted at $40.25 when paid by cash/check. PLEASE NOTE: Credit Card Payments will incur a 3% Fee, which will be charged the following business day. Required technique classes are not eligible for multiple class discounts. All required technique classes are cancelled during costume photo week & are not eligible for make-up.
1.DISCOUNTS per family when multiple siblings are ONLY enrolled in 1 class each: (1) 1st sibling's class is full price, (2) 2nd sibling's class: subtract $20 per-class/per-year, 3rd sibling's class: subtract $40 per class/per year, etc.
2.DISCOUNTS per family when 1 or more of the children has one class, & the other child(ren) have multiple classes: (1) sibling #1's first class is full price, 2nd class: subtract $20 per-class/per-year, 3rd class: subtract $40 per class/per year, & so on (2) sibling #2's first class is full price, 2nd class: subtract $20 per-class/per-year, 3rd class: subtract $40 per class/per year, & so on (3) sibling #3, who is only enrolled in one class is discounted: subtract $20 per class/per year. These repeat as per the number of siblings & how many classes they are enrolled in.
3.DISCOUNTS per student, per class are calculated as follows: 1st class/per student is full price, 2nd class/per student: subtract $20 per-class/per-year, 3rd class/per student: subtract $40 per class/per year, 4th class/per student: subtract $60 per class/per year, 5th class/per student: subtract $80 per class/per year, 6th class/per student: subtract $100 per class/per year, 7th class/per student: subtract $120 per class/per year, 8th class/per student: subtract $140 per class/per year, etc.
Installments do not pay for monthly dance lessons, but is a yearly fee divided into 10 installments. Tuition is prorated if registration takes place after classes begin & tuition ends if a student withdraws prior to end of the school year. When you register, 2 installments are due. The remaining 8 installments are due the 1st day of each month beginning October 1, 2017. Payments can be made with cash, checks or credit cards, mailed or conveniently made from home or any location using your personal PARENT PORTAL!
PLEASE NOTE: Amounts listed in the Parent Portal are for Cash/Check payments. Credit Card Payments on the Parent Portal & at the studio will incur a 3% Fee, which will be charged the following business day.
Please note, your child(ren) will not be able to perform in the recital if your account is not paid in full by Saturday, May 12, 2018.
Tickets purchased for recitals will be voided & used to offset the balance due.
Costs for costumes in these programs usually run more than recreational classes. NOTE: There will be NO ADDITIONAL FEES for costumes or props. Any delays by a student in ordering costumes, which prevents a costume from arriving in adequate time for any performance, will result in any adjustments to choreography deemed necessary so that the missing student will not affect the routine.
WITHDRAWING FROM ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS AFTER A COSTUME HAS BEEN ORDERED: A competition class is a TEAM. When a student leaves a competition class after a costume has been ordered; the TEAM & the choreography suffer! Many times, a replacement student must be found to salvage the choreography. Whenever a student drops a competition class AFTER a costume has been ordered, their costume payment will not be refunded & the replacement student will "alter & use" the costume (for competition & recitals). The last (10th) installment will also be forfeited and applied to competition fees & other expenses the TEAM may incur due to this unfortunate situation. If the costume(s) is/are not returned to the studio in sufficient time for it/them to be altered & distributed to a replacement dancer & /or the circumstances surrounding the withdrawal necessitates the purchase of any additional costumes, props, etc, the cost of these items will be the responsibility of the family who is withdrawing. This amount will be deducted from any refunds (if applicable). Any and all outstanding balances remaining will become due & payable to the studio within 15 days of the date of withdrawal
We generally participate in three competitions per year (March-June) & possibly one National Competition. All Twinkles, Starlites & Shooting Stars classes will attend 1 competition per yr. (possibly Nationals), Pre-Comp classes will attend 2 competitions per year,(possibly Nationals) while all other programs listed above attend all 3 competitions per year (possibly Nationals). Travel distance is normally within 1 to 1-1/2 hours, or less (not guaranteed).
1. COMPETITION FEES: Each competition requires a fee of approx. $42 - $47 per group routine. These fees are non-refundable & can be paid in cash check or credit card. This amount must be paid to the studio by the date indicated in order to perform in the Competition. A $10 late fee per routine will be added to payments made after the due date.
2. MAKE-UP, EARRINGS & EYELASHES: All classes performing in any competitions are required to purchase a Rising Stars recital makeup kit. Rhinestone earrings are $10.00 (pierced or clip) & Performance Eyelashes $5.00 (current prices). EXCEPTIONS: ("JFK" - Twinkles, Starlites, Shooting Stars, Mini & Petite Pre-Comp have other make up requirements & are not required to purchase eyelashes) It is mandatory for all other students.
3. COMPETITION ATTIRE: All pre-comp & competition students are required to wear a clean tidy & properly fitting full set (jacket & pants) of the designated warm up. If your child outgrows it, a new one must be purchased. EXCEPTIONS "JFK" - Twinkles, Starlites & Shooting Stars students are required to wear any type of Rising Stars logo attire (Warm Up is recommended). All required items will be brought to in-studio dress rehearsal to insure all requirements are met. No student will be permitted on stage at the competition to receive awards without their required competition attire.
Except for "JFK" - Twinkles, Starlites, Shooting Stars & Mini Pre-Comp, all students MUST attend intensives based on their individual requirements which is determined by level & # of genres. See intensive info email for details.
NOTE: Payments made by required date. Information is sent to you early in the year outlining your required intensive hours & requirements to earn discounts. IMPORTANT: Intensive hours must be complete by the required deadline in in order for your child to continue to attend their pre-comp &/or competition classes. Private lessons (additional cost) may be needed in order to complete hours. 2017 Intensives are scheduled for August 20-27.
Students NOT attending regularly and/or catching up with their make-up classes MAY result in suspension or removal from the class. Requirements (attendance, as well as any other required classes, dress code, attitude, etc.) will be reviewed as needed. An unsatisfactory review will be discussed with the student's parent. Three unexcused absences are permitted throughout the year. You must provide a doctor's note (or note from the school if school event) for all additional absences.
If you can't attend all required, classes or comply with all the other requirements, please register for recreation classes.
THIS INCLUDES AND IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR ALL TECHNIQUE CLASSES.
Competition students will be required to transport their props (if any) to and from the Competitions and Recital.
"JFK" JUST FOR KIX PROGRAM
Tiny Stars (4 Yrs Old), Twinkles (5&6 Yrs Old), Starlites (7-9 Yrs Old) & Shooting Stars (10-14 Yrs Old). This program is Ballet/Tap/Jazz or Ballet/Jazz and/or Tap and/or Hip Hop. Teacher recommendation is not required This program requires students to have completed a minimum of 8 hours of summer or one full year of Ballet, Tap, Jazz and/or Hip Hop. IMPORTANT: If your previous dance experience was other than the previous year and other than the same style you are registering for, you must consult with the teacher in order to register for this program. Please call the office at (732) 462-5505 to schedule your consultation. Classes in this program attend one competition per year.
PROMISE TO PERFORM:
All students enrolled in any programs listed above are required to inform all their teachers and the office of any problems in attending any of the competitions and/or recitals by the date indicated on the Promise to Perform form, or earlier (let us know as soon as you are aware of a possible conflict). This form will be issued shortly after classes begin in Sept. Once you indicate that you can attend these events, it will be expected that anything coming up after, will not prevent you from fulfilling your promise. To that end, it is important that you set aside the entire recital and competitions weekend. These classes may be scheduled to perform in more recital shows after the initial schedule comes out. Important! We will not know the day and time your class/es will perform at the competitions until approx. 1 week prior to the competition. Special requests as to day and time are not considered by the competition organizers.
NOTE: Competition dates will be given ASAP after school starts in Sept. Competition fees will be paid early in the Year.
Any student, who cannot commit to 1 or more of the competition weekends is subject to the following:
1. All competition fees must be paid for each competition whether or not you attend.
2. An understudy dancer, similar to but not restricted to, your child's size and ability level will be chosen.
3. The understudy dancer will learn the routine throughout the year, replace your child at the competition you cannot attend, use your child's costume, accessories, props, etc. and perform at the competition using the fees you've paid.
4. The understudy dancer will not be responsible for cleaning the costume or repairing it (if need be) after using it at the competition. (Some temporary alterations may be necessary, and can be done with pins, etc.
This PROGRAM is in place to cover your child's absence without having to create multiple routines per class. Learning a second routine IS UNFAIR to the class because it takes up valuable instruction time. If this continues for more than one year, we will suggest to that student that it might be better to stay in a recreation, non-competitive class.
Pre-Comp & Competition Class Requirements:
Acceptance into the classes below is based on teacher recommendation, ability, age, attendance in class, competitions, performances, etc. and/or audition.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some descriptions and/or requirements may have changed.
Except for MINI Pre-Comp, these classes must take a 2nd. Dance class (note: in some cases, technique classes are required as well). The 2nd class does not have to be at a pre-comp or comp level unless otherwise noted. All Pre-Comp classes will perform at two competitions per year and possibly Nationals. All competition classes will perform at 3 competitions per year and possibly Nationals. If not already required, we strongly recommend Ballet/Jazz and/or Tap technique.
See below and Pre-Comp & Competition Policy for all program requirements
See 2017 Intensive Camps dates & Information for Intensive requirements
If You Are In: For Your 2nd Class You:
ACRO Pre Comp or Comp MUST Take any level Jazz class
BALLET LYRICAL Pre Comp CAN Take any class including another Ballet Lyrical Class, see*
HIP HOP Pre Comp or Comp CAN Take any class including another Hip Hop class
JAZZ Pre Comp MUST Take the corresponding or any level Ballet Lyrical class, see*
POINTE Comp MUST Take a Ballet Lyrical class and have had a minimum of 3 years' ballet training, see*
TAP Pre Comp CAN Take any class including another tap class or Broadway tap, see*
LID, ELITE & COMPANY REQUIREMENTS:
These classes will go to all competitions and possibly Nationals
• TAP ELITE & COMPANY PROGRAM: These students must take a total of two classes and one tap tech class. The first 2 classes must be tap and tap tech. The 3rd class can be any other style of dance or level, including Brdwy tap performing in a recital.
• JAZZ/CONTEMPORARY - LID, ELITE & COMPANY PROGRAMS: These students must take a total of three classes and one Ballet tech class. The first 3 classes MUST be contemporary, jazz and ballet tech. The 4th class can be any other style of dance or level performing in a recital.
• HIP HOP COMPANY PROGRAM: In addition to their hip-hop class, students must take 2 additional classes, which can be any other type of dance class, or level performing in a recital.
• ACRO COMPANY PROGRAM: In addition to their Arco class, students must take 2 additional classes. The 2nd class MUST be any level Jazz class & the 3rd class can be any other type of dance class or level performing in a recital.
*Taking an additional technique class is highly recommended
We reserve the right to discontinue our relationship with any student/family where circumstances require us to do so. We also reserve the right to not allow a student to perform if we find it detrimental to their or another student's health and wellness.
I have read & agree to BOTH the Rising Stars School of Dance & Performing Arts 2017-2018 Policy and the additional
COMPETITION INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS POLICY FOR 2017-2018.
I understand the following key points of this policy: I have read about tuition, registration, late fees, check charges, holidays, snow days, absences, withdrawing from class, class times, Competition makeup & dancewear requirements, costumes, class photos, dress rehearsals, Competitions information, competition & Pre-Comp recital information. I understand that every possible attempt will be made to keep siblings and multiple recital routines performed by one child scheduled in one dance recital, but there are no guarantees.
I give my permission to allow Rising Stars to use any photos/videos for advertising/promotions in various media formats.
From the Directors of Rising Stars..................
2017-2018 Parent & Student Conduct Rules
Directing and teaching at Rising Stars has been a dream come true for us. We have been involved with dancing and the arts in one form or another since we were about 4 years old. As we went from students to teachers to directors, we have used our life and work experiences to mold this studio into the learning center we have always wanted. As we begin our 31st year, it's important for our student families to review the parent and student conduct policy again.
We expect all parents to be very careful about what they say and how they say it when speaking to the staff and directors in front of their child and other students.
Set good examples - your children are learning from them.
Please remember the following:
• Use courtesy when speaking with the staff or directors. There is never an excuse to yell or be rude to anyone. We can always work everything out nicely.
• Use courtesy when sitting in the lobby. Please don't block someone's view of the TV and try to keep other siblings as orderly as possible. Please clean up after yourselves and throw away your garbage since someone else will be sitting in your chair after you are gone.
• Remember that a class is a team. Getting students to class on time and fostering friend-
ships within the class helps the students learn and perform better
Friends dance better together than strangers!
• Please refrain from being critical of the teacher, the choice of music, the costumes, etc. especially in front of your child and other students. Students need to adore and respect their teacher and an example of that will come from you.
• When sitting in the audience during rehearsals, recitals and competitions please don't make any negative comments about the students dancing on stage since their relatives may be sitting in your vicinity.
• Please understand that we have rules in place that you may not agree with, but that these rules and requirements exist for the betterment of all our students and must be followed.
• We would like everyone to be happy here at Rising Stars. We expect all parents to act in an appropriate manner. We are not saying you cannot bring concerns to our attention, we are just asking that you do it in a respectful way.
• Please refrain from making inappropriate and/or negative comments about the studio, teachers, students as well as any other studio or its students, etc. on any social media such as facebook, etc.
• And lastly, please remember that this is a private school and something that we both treasure. If anyone, including a student, is disrespectful, breaks rules and/or acts inappropriately, then unfortunately, they will be asked to leave and/or be unable to register for classes the following year
We reserve the right to discontinue our relationship with any student/family
where circumstances require us to do.
Scatter seeds of kindness everywhere you go,
Scatter bits of courtesy - watch them grow and grow.
Gather buds of friendship; keep them till full blown, Sincerely,
You will find more happiness then you have ever known. Jody & Joelle
~Amy R. Raabe
I have read and understand the Parent & Student Conduct Policy
The parent/guardian of the below named student, a minor, agrees that I and the student will abide by the Rising Stars' parent and student policies and requirements. In consideration of the student's participation in the Rising Stars program intending to be legally bound, parent and student hereby release and indemnify Rising Stars School of Dance and Performing Arts, the owners and operators of the facilities used for the Programs and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives from and against all claims, liabilities, damages or causes of action arising out of or in connection with student's participation in the Rising Stars programs and activities, without limitation, student's transportation to/from any activity which transportation is hereby authorized.