Harmony School of Creative Arts, dba online as "harmonyarts.org" will:
• not distribute or share your name or contact information (including your postal or e-mail address) with third parties except as necessary to fulfill your orders or requests;
• require organizations that provide fulfillment services to harmonyarts.org to abide by the privacy policies of harmonyarts.org;
• collect personally identifiable information from you ONLY if it is provided by you on a voluntary basis;
• use cookie technology only to identify returning guests for processing of voluntary information or orders;
• not collect personally identifiable information through cookie technology;
• use e-mail addresses for communication only on an opt in basis;
• immediately, upon your written (e-mail, mail or fax) request, remove your e-mail address from our records;
• limit the publication of any information about children to:
o the first name
o the first letter of the surname
o the city and state of residence
unless parents or guardians consent in writing to publications of full names or photographs.
If we are aware that a child visiting our site or sending an e-mail to us is under the age of thirteen we will:
• not collect personally identifiable information about the child without consent from a parent or guardian;
• not accept orders from the child.
Although we require that any organization linked to us, or providing service to us, follows our guidelines we have no control over their operations and cannot ensure compliance. If you are aware of violations of our policy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. These violations would include:
• solicitations of business through telephone, e-mail, fax, or direct mail;
• providing your contact information to another party;
• distribution of your personal information;
• initiation of contact with your children
CODE OF CONDUCT for all Dance Classes
Uniform Dress Code
• All dance classes have a set color code for their tank or long sleeve leotard based on their level of advancement. (No cutaway, halter, or bike-short). Tights, shoes, jazz wear specific to the style of dance technique are to be worn in every class.
• No bras showing. No bare midriff. No jewelry, except post earrings. No shorts, t-shirts, sweaters, skirts or pants in class other than specific to your style of dance.
• Hair must be in a bun. Unsecured hair slaps in the eyes and face of the dancer or others.
• Always wear a cover-up over your leotard before going outside the studio. Modesty is always the best policy.
• Follow the dress code policy. It allows the teacher to see your physical movement and to make corrections where necessary.
Correct Etiquette for Dance Class
In accordance with our Excellence in Dance Training, we present this proper etiquette training so dancers can go anywhere and be comfortable and successful and proud.
• The universal code of conduct for dance - and the proper etiquette - is that you dance at one studio only. This ensures quality of technique and safety of the dancer. Your teacher will guide you to summer programs or other studios when she/he feels you are ready and will benefit from outside instruction.
• You are expected to arrive on time for class and stay until class is dismissed. Teachers carefully plan lessons and arriving late/ leaving early is disruptive to the flow of class, teachers and other students. No partial class permitted.
• You are expected to treat all teachers, assistant teachers, fellow students, guest artists and Harmony staff with respect at all times.
• Arrive ready with a positive attitude!
• Arrive ready to focus on being a student, a team member, a performer, as well as a positive audience for your fellow students.
• You are expected be ready for class in proper uniform, hair in bun and with water bottle. (Water is the only drink allowed into the classroom)
• Do not disrupt class. Raise your hand for any questions, listen and observe teachers' instruction, learn from watching the other dancers as they attempt a step or combination and be aware of any corrections. Apply the corrections to your dancing so you will not make the same mistake.
• Our trained and professional staff is the finest in the community and is to be treated with the respect due their extensive backgrounds and prestigious experience.
• Traditionally the class applauds the teacher at the end of the lesson and curtseys or bows before they exit.
• Regular class attendance is mandatory for progress and improvement. If you are unable to make a class please notify your teacher through the front desk
• Parents drop your children off and wait for them in the waiting room. Observation may take place through observation window any time and Parent observation days are arranged for you to enjoy their progress. Siblings and parents in the class room is distracting to your child and others.
• Infractions of respect will not be tolerated and you will be dismissed from the class immediately, and parents contacted. Any second behavioral problems, you will be expelled from the class study completely and will not be allowed back into the studio without a written letter of apology signed by the parent and student. Any further infractions will call for dismissal from the school.
• Uniform will be adhered to strictly, however we understand the occasional instance and unless it becomes consistently occurring we will extend grace.
MUSICAL THEATER Participation Policy and Behavioral Standards
RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER- Our acting community depends on mutual respect. Students need to respect the authority of the directors, choreographers, musical directors, costumers, teachers, parent volunteers and other students. Defiance, verbal abuse, foul language, or any disrespect has no place in our organization. Bad attitudes, gossip, mocking and other forms of disrespect have no place in our organization.
RESPECT FOR OUR SPACE- As other Harmony classes use the same studio spaces, all students in Musical Theatre need to respect their physical surrounding by keeping the spaces clean and by helping out when asked by the adults in charge. The performance venue, as well, is used by other people, and the same policy applies.
FOLLOWING DIRECTION - The artistic directors of our productions need full participation and attention from every student involved. Rehearsal time is limited and needs to be used efficiently, with the students participating fully. Students are expected to study their lines, learn their songs, and know their dance steps. Those who cannot follow direction will be spoken to, and their parent will be notified in the event that this behavior is compromising the program as a whole.
BEING PREPARED - Being on time, dressed appropriately, and ready for rehearsal benefits the whole team. In the event of absences, the Director expects to be notified. Students and families will have access to the schedule of rehearsals and a means of knowing of any changes. Most communication for large productions is done by email. Any family without access to email should notify the Director, and an 'email buddy' will be assigned to share all communications in a timely manner.
SAFETY - Harmony School strives to provide a safe environment for all participants. All rehearsals and performances are monitored by responsible adult volunteers. Each participant is expected to behave in a safe and responsible manner that demonstrates respect for themselves and respect for others. Any activity that is deemed unsafe or potentially hazardous will be reported to the Director. Serious or repetitive unsafe activity will result in the dismissal of the participant from the production. Possession of any hazardous item will result in immediate dismissal of the participant and notification of their parent or guardian.
Any participant that behaves in a manner that is inconsistent with these expectations will be spoken to immediately by a parent volunteer, producer or director. If no change of behavior is evident, the participant's parent or responsible adult will be notified. If necessary, the student will be asked to not participate in the production or workshop.
Harmony School reserves the right to limit the involvement of any participant who cannot reasonably comply with these behavioral standards.