As the legal parent or guardian, I release and hold harmless Studio V Dance/Lil Harvard Private Learning Center, its owners and operators from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the participant and/or the undersigned, while in or upon the premises or any premises under the control and supervision of Studio V Dance/Lil Harvard Private Learning Center, its owners and operators or in route to or from any of said premises.
Studio V Dance is a competitive dance studio; it is expected for all families to follow studio policies and rules to ensure a progressive Dance year. Please carefully read and understand the following policies and procedures required of all members of Studio V Dance.
Dancers must adhere to the dress code with appropriate dancewear and secure hair. All dance clothing must be neat. Holes and frayed edges must be mended. No underwear should show.
Attendance, Illness, or Injury
Attendance is imperative for consistent progress. If a student is going to be absent from class due to unforeseen circumstances, call the studio and leave a message before class time.
If students know in advance that they will be absent from class, please let the Director know before the day of the class.
If students are too ill to participate in class, they should remain at home and rest.
If they are injured, they should come to class and observe. Many students find that they learn more from observing class! This will also keep them apprised of the class' progress.
Only students with commendable attendance records will be permitted to participate in the
Placement and Evaluation
For some new students it may be necessary to take the first week of classes in a "trial" level in order for the instructor(s) to assess the proper class level. The Director has the final word on evaluating levels and casting for rehearsals and performances. Please be respectful of her careful decisions.
Student / Instructor Interaction
Please be advised that the study of dance involves physical contact. Instructors will often need to make hands-on contact to adjust students' alignment and to demonstrate proper motion.
Students should keep the faculty informed of any recent illness, injury, or other condition that may interfere with their classwork.
All students are expected to be well-behaved, courteous, honest, and to abide by the rules of Studio V Dance.
Attitudes that are disrespectful, uncooperative, or aggressively competitive do not have a place at Studio V. Any parent or student exhibiting these attitudes will be asked to leave. Studio V expects all dancers to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful to others and to themselves. They will not make comparisons to each other or speak negatively about one another or the instructors.
There will be no rough-housing, loud voices or running in the building. Parents need to be sure that younger children are supervised in the waiting areas.
Students are expected to keep the bathrooms, cafeteria, waiting areas, and classrooms neat and clean. Dancers and visitors are expected to pick up after themselves.
• Anyone under the age of 18 may not chew gum in the building. We need to protect our floors.
• Dancers should not use the emergency exit doors unless there is an emergency.
• Dancers are expected to wait in the building for their rides.
• Parents, please pick up your children on time.
• Refrain from bringing pets into the building.
• Street clothes and shoes must be worn over dance clothes when outside the Studio V Dance. Under no circumstance should a student ever wear dance shoes outside.
If students are more than 10 minutes late for class, they may be asked to sit and observe. Latecomers can be a distraction to the other dancers and proper warm-up is important to prevent injury. If there is a scheduling conflict getting to class from school, please notify the Director.
No gum, candy, food, or beverages (other than water) are allowed in the classroom.
Please bring a water bottle to class if you feel that you will need water. There will be limited permission to leave class to go to the drinking fountain.
Dancers should use the restroom before class. There will be limited permission to leave class to use the restroom for the older students.
During class, students are expected to listen closely when an instructor is correcting another student so that they may also learn from the correction.
Students will not talk during class and will raise their hands to be called on.
The only jewelry permitted to be worn in the classroom are small earrings.
All cell phones must be turned off during class.
Dancers need to ask permission before using the stereo equipment.
Parents are invited into the classroom to observe class on Parent Observation weeks. Parents must remember to turn off all cell phones while in the classroom.