These guidelines are to acquaint you with our classroom expectations, as well as our business procedures. They have evolved over 19 years. Their purpose is to create a smooth flow of personal and business procedures between students, parents and teachers. Your cooperation is appreciated
Children are not permitted to run around the lobby or the outside hallway. It is disturbing to the other businesses and a distraction to the teacher and to the students who are in class learning. Please do not let your children walk on the benches, sit on the windowsills or play in the bathroom. We ask that your children have respect for other people's property and to behave here as you would like them to in your own home. No street shoes, food, drink, or snacks are permitted in the studio. No gum chewing is permitted. We are a "water only" studio!
Be ready to enter the class Hair up and fully dressed in appropriate dance attire at the time class begins. Students may be required to observe the class if not dressed appropriately or if more than 10 minutes late. Attend class regularly. There is no talking in class; raise your hand to ask a question. Stop what you are doing when the teacher is talking and listen. Refrain from touching the mirrors or hanging on the ballet barres. Respect studio property and the property of others. Put your name in all dance shoes and bags. Do not leave valuables in the dressing room. T he Ballet Box is not responsible for lost or stolen property. A note on corrections: It is important to remember that a correction is a gift. A teacher's job is to help you learn and improve, and when they correct a student they do it because they care. Listen and learn from all corrections even if they are not directed specifically at you.
Dancers work harder and stay more focused when properly dressed for class. We know and appreciate the fact that dancewear is an investment; therefore we offer a practical, long -lasting, and reasonably priced product line that is fashionable and durable. All students are required to wear a studio uniform leotard for each class.
Regular attendance is necessary to maintain steady progress in the class. Poor attendance will result in poor training. Absences and tardiness can have a negative effect on the entire class. Please make sure to be on time: it is disrupting to a class when a student comes in after the lesson is In progress or needs to leave early. If you are frequently late or absent, you will be dismissed from the class. Please make this a consideration when the time comes to join another activity. Missed lessons are non-refundable. If a class should be cancelled due to the weather you will be notified by email or a direct phone call from the teacher. If your dancer will be missing a class please tell the teacher ahead of time or leave a message (voice/e-mail).
Enforcing our Policy
To make sure that we record and resolve any issues, the classroom is stocked with forms that allow teachers to document any disregard for studio policies and guidelines. The director will then contact the student and parents to make them aware of a situation, and come up with a plan for resolving it.