Please read the attached policy as RVDS reserves the right to modify our handbooks, amend or terminate any policies, procedures, or programs whether or not described in the handbooks at any time, or to require and/or increase contributions toward this programs.
All policies contained herein were adopted by RVDS and supersede previous policies. We periodically review policies in part or as a whole, to ensure that they continue to reflect current thinking in the field of Dance Studio Management and are consistent with trends and requirements.
No jewelry may be worn in ANY class or performance. Please remove bracelets, watches, rings & necklaces before entering your classroom. Students will be asked to remove them and we are not responsible for lost items.
No long or fake finger/toe nails. Nails must be sports length. Long nails and fake nails present potential safety hazards in class that can cause injuries to oneself or other students.
Clear nail polish only on finger and toes during all performances, photo shoots, productions. Nude (must match your nail bed) nail polish is ok, no nail designs or accessories.
Family, friends, and other observers may not enter classrooms. This protects our flooring from street shoes and debris brought in from outdoors, as well as ensuring that the class time & attention are spent on learning material.
Teachers have been instructed by the administration to remove disruptive students from classrooms. Because our classes move quickly, this is extremely rare, but the policy ensures that ALL students have an equal chance to participate in a highly motivated and positive environment. The opportunity is extended to every member of the class as it begins each week, and is only interrupted when the disruptive student themselves chooses not to take advantage of the chance to participate appropriately. We will not issue no longer verbal re-directions to students who are disruptive in class.
To ensure the smooth, safe running of Reigning Victory Dance Studio and an enjoyable experience by all, below you will find our code of conduct. As always we are open to feedback, so if any of the requirements outlined below are unclear or concerning, please give us a call to discuss further. Following a formal meeting, we do reserve the right to dismiss or take disciplinary action on any students or parents who breach our studio's code of conduct.
Families who do not comply with their fee or costume payment obligations may be charged a late fee, and/or excluded from class/performances. External debt collection may occur when fees remain overdue and this will be at the expense of the client. Costume expenses are the responsibility of the parent, and costumes will not be issued to students with unpaid class fees.
No classes (including private lessons) or teachers are to be disturbed unless it is an emergency. Parents are not to approach teachers or students during class and if messages or food/drink/medication needs to be passed on to a student, it must be done through a Reigning Victory Dance Studio staff member. All parents must wait in the waiting areas or outside of the studios until classes have been dismissed.
We are unable to take responsibility for our students before or after their scheduled classes and it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure their child is picked up and dropped off on time. In the case of an emergency or unavoidable delay, please contact the studio immediately to inform us of the situation so we can keep your child calm and safe until they can be collected. Late pick-up fees will be accessed.
Any questions or complaints must go through reception - parents and students are not permitted to contact Reigning Victory Dance Studio teachers via phone, in person, or via email / social networking with studio issues unless it has been broached with the Director first. Personal meetings with the studio Director can happily be arranged via reception.
In the rare case of a parent or student showing disrespect or defamation to any parent, staff member or student, a meeting will be called immediately and dismissal may be considered at the discretion of the Director. Physical, mental, emotional or cyber bullying by parents, staff or students will not be tolerated and may result in dismissal from the studio.
Reigning Victory Dance Studio takes no responsibility for any stolen or misplaced property on the studio premises and we encourage our families to avoid bringing valuable items into the studio where possible.
Reigning Victory Dance Studio management reserves the right to change teachers or timetabling when necessary at any time throughout the year.
Choreography, costuming and studio policies remain the intellectual property of Reigning Victory Dance Studio and may not be reproduced or sold by any students, parents or staff without permission of the Director/s.
-For the safety of your child, please drop off and pick up your dancer inside the building, before and after class.
-Please be on time to pick up your child. There is a $15 late pick-up fee after the first 15 minutes, $1 a minute after that. This fee will be assessed to your account as a late pick-up.
-Early drop-off fees apply for children who are dropped of more than 15 minutes before their class starts. $15 early drop-off fee for up to 15 minutes, $1 a minute after that. This fee will be accessed to your account as an early drop-off.
-Adults and siblings must remain in the waiting area during class. Parents can observe class during designated observation events only.
-Only students are allowed in the Changing room. Parents who need to change their child must do so in the restroom.
Tuition is based on the total cost for classes for convenience and affordability it is payable monthly on or before the 1st of each month. Our season runs from September to August. There will be no reduction in tuition for months with holidays or due to illness. In the case of an extended illness, please call the studio to make special arrangements. Acceptable methods of payment include cash, check, or credit card. All checks should be made payable to Reigning Victory and include the student's name. There will be a $35.00 fee charged on any returned checks.
Payment for classes must be made On-Time.
CAMPS/WORKSHOPS/INTENSIVES - Full fee is due and payable at registration.
All sales are final and are not refundable or transferable.
There is a $35.00 fee for returned checks.
Enrollment classes missed must be made up within 1 month of absence.
TUITION balances will be billed automatically using the card on file on the 1st of each month. If another payment method is preferred, balances must be paid using another method before the 1st or else the card on file will be charged.
All accounts will receive an emailed receipt after any payments are made.
Monthly tuition is never pro-rated but determined from an average of entire Session. Fees and/or tuition are NOT refunded. Tuition will be AUTO DRAFTED on the 1st of each month using the card provided at registration. Should a parent wish to use another method for payment, they are welcome to do so but payment MUST BE MADE before the 1st to avoid the auto draft. (NO EXCEPTIONS). Tuition and/or registration fees cannot be refunded.
If a student account is one week behind, student will not be allowed to attend class until account is current. Parent is financially obligated by the terms of this agreement to pay tuition for the entire Session Period (please see [program details for start and end dates)
Student will be dropped after 30 days of unpaid fees. Re-registration ($50) is required after a child has been dropped from the program along with any unpaid balance and one month tuition.
Unpaid balances will go into debt collections.
There is a $35 fee for any returned checks.
All Fees are Non-Refundable: including REGISTRATION, DANCE TUITION, PROUDUCTION FEE, COSTUME FEE, EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, FUNDRAISERS (garment costs), (summer), etc.
Dance Academy students follow parent and student handbook for other policies related to their program. This Tuition policy supersedes all other policies in the event that tuition payments are, excessively late, unpaid, etc.
I understand that I have enrolled myself/the above child(ren) in a program of physical activity for Reigning Victory Dance Studio, LLC (RVDS). I have provided current health status to RVDS I realize that participants are under no pressure to physically exert themselves beyond my/his/her capacity and it is the parents and/or participants responsibility to use personal judgment concerning the degree of their participation in all activities. I, the child(ren)'s parent and/or legal guardian represent that I understand the nature of the activities and that the above named child(ren) are qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such activities and that I am authorized to sign this Release and Waiver. I acknowledge that if I believe event conditions are unsafe, I will immediately discontinue participation in such activities. I fully understand that the activities involve risks of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death, which may be caused by my own actions, inactions, those of others participating in the event, the conditions in which the event takes place, or the negligence of the "releases" named below; and that there may be other risks either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, cost, and damages I incur as a result of my participation in the activities. I hereby release, discharge, and covenant not to sue Reigning Victory Dance Studio, LLC and/or Reigning Victory, LLC, their respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, managers, members, volunteers, and employees, other participants (the "Releases") from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages, on the child(ren)'s account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence or the Releases or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations and future agree that if, despite this release, waiver of liability, and assumption of risk I, the child(ren) or anyone on my or the child(ren)'s behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releases, I will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the Releases from any loss, liability, damage, or cost, which any may incur as the result of such claim, including without limitation litigation expenses and attorneys' fees. I have read the Release and Waiver and understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect. I give RVDS permission to photograph my child and I understand that pictures maybe used for publicity purpose including brochures, advertisements, social media, and/or RVDS' website. Names are not used in any promotional material.
My signature below indicates my certification that I have medical insurance on the dancer(s) listed herein and will maintain continuous medical coverage while he/she is a student of Reigning Victory Dance Studio, LLC. I also authorize Reigning Victory Dance Studio, LLC, and its officers, directors, employees, faculty and/or other assigned representatives or volunteers to use standard first-aid procedures on the dancer(s) listed on the reverse side and I consent to any other medical procedure that is deemed necessary in the case of an emergency. Furthermore, I certify that I personally will be responsible for all expenses which are incurred in relation to any injury sustained during any class, program, show, or event offered by or attended by Reigning Victory Dance Studio, Inc.
I ACKNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTAND, AND ASSUME ALL RISKS INVOLVED IN ANY ACTIVITIES ON THE PREMISES OF REIGNING VICTORY DANCE STUDIO, LLC SITES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DANCE/DRUMMING/PHYSICAL FITNESS ACTIVITIES.
I FURTHER AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS REIGNING VICTORY DANCE STUDIO, LLC THE OWNERS OR STAFF TEACHERS, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, SUITS, LOSSES,
OR DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE WHAT SO EVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SUCH CLAIMS THAT MAY RESULT FROM MY CHILD'S INJURY OR DEATH, WHETHER IT BE ACCIDENTAL AS A RESULT OF NEGLIGANCE OR OTHERWISE, DURING OR ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM THE DANCE/CHEERLEADING/TUMBLING PROGRAMS.
I HEREBY GRANT PERMISSION TO LICENSED HOSPITAL AND/OR STAFF MEMBERS TO ADMINISTER IMMEDIATE MEDICAL TREATMENT AS DEEMED NECESSARY TO MY CHILD SHOULD HE/SHE BE INJURED DURING ANY EVENT HE/SHE IS LEFT IN THE CARE OF REIGNING VICTORY DANCE STUDIO, LLC STAFF. FURTHER, I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM
RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF EXPENSES INCURRED RELATING TO MY CHILD'S MEDICAL TREATMENT.
All Students are to be properly dressed, neat and clean for class at all times-Students (no matter of age or size) must not walk around in public (outside the studio/theatre) dressed only in leotards and tights! Students in ALL levels are to enter and leave the building in a complete cover-up. A complete cover-up: dress, slacks, tee shirt, shorts (not dance shorts) street shoes (not dance shoes)
We pride ourselves in having uniformity and cooperation when it comes to our dress code/hair policies.
Hair must be in a bun/natural puff for all Ballet classes. Hair should be neat and groomed.
NO BEADS, BARETTS, HAIR BALLS, ETC. THEY ARE DANGEROUS IN CLASS. YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASS WITH BEADS ON. THEY WILL HAVE TO SIT OUT. (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Hair must be neat and pulled back out of the face for jazz, modern, hip-hop.
Please freshen up before coming to class if at all possible, or carry wet wipes with you to do so.
Panties should not be worn. Tights must be worn at all times. If panties must be worn they should not be seen and be skin-toned. All female students 8 and up are required to wear a camisole.
Please see the dress code for each class your child is enrolled in.
Please remember that your anonymity on Social Media is never guaranteed and to exercise particular caution when posts, images or videos identify children in your care.
Remain mindful that your behavior on Social Media remains in keeping with RVDSs code of conduct.
Any comments or posts perceived to be obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, discriminatory or hateful towards RVDS staff, students or families may subject the owner to disciplinary or legal action.
Should you wish to engage on Social Media while identifying as a studio volunteer or employee, you may only do so with integrity, respect, and adhere to privacy and confidentiality policy.
Any content revealing or referring to sensitive studio information is not allowed to be shared online.
Intellectual property laws (for example, costume design and choreography) must be observed by all studio patrons when posting online.
While affiliated with our studio, (for example, images of your child in RVDS uniform) we will not tolerate any posts that are racially, sexually, physically or religiously offensive.
All matters pertaining directly to the studio - whether it be fees, scheduling, placements or performance opportunities - may not be communicated via Social Media. We have an open door policy and encourage all communication, complaints and feedback to be communicated to the principal directly.
We discourage parents / students and teachers from becoming 'friends' or 'followers' on Social Media, unless there is an existing relationship. We consider all studio members to be family and as such feel the obligation to respect and monitor personal boundaries.
Families found to be engaging in 'hidden' or 'private' groups formed for the specific purpose of discussing studio matters will be encouraged to join our closed Facebook group for public discussion and warned against discussing Studio matters in their private online groups.
Photos or Videos taken from performances or rehearsals may NOT be posted online.
You may not post photographs / videos that feature RVDS dancers other than your own online without the proven consent of their parent/guardian.
Identifying information of any featured minors - including names, ages or location - must be removed when posting on Social Media.