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The Dance Place, Etobicoke & North York
Terms of Registration and Acceptance
When registering for dance classes, you are making an agreement with the studio to attend the lessons for which you have registered. If there is insufficient registration in any course, the staff will suggest an equal or higher level alternative. If this is unacceptable, your application will be refused.
It is essential that all persons participating in programs at the Dance Place, are familiar with, and agree to abide by the basic rules of good behavior and school policies, including the dress code
These policies are in place for the following reasons:
(a) to ensure that all students receive the best possible learning experience.
(b) to ensure that our professional teachers can do their work unimpeded, focusing on the needs of all students.
(c) to establish a respectful and caring environment for all staff and students.
Please read carefully, to familiarize yourself with the following:
All registrations must be made in person and endorsed by a parent or an authorized guardian. In the case of separated or divorced parents, if visiting rights coincide with lesson days, both parents are expected to fully co-operate ensuring the student maintains good attendance. No one is permitted to attend classes until registration is completed and signed with payment of fees arranged and approved. An annual $30.00 non refundable regisration fee is applied to all registrations.
Please note: Notice of discontinuance must be in writing and signed by the same person(s) who signed the registration. Being absent from classes does not constitute notice.
In the event a student is withdrawn, cancels or discontinues during the first two months of the school year, full payment of fees is required up to and including the month in which notice of cancellation is given. Loss of initial deposit will apply. Costume deposits are non-refundable after January 1st. An administration fee of $50.00 is charged on all cancellations
There are generally no refunds after November 1st. The exception is in the case of serious medical reasons confirmed in writing by a family physician.
There is no financial adjustments for late registration, family holidays, extra curricular activities or accidents, causing a student to be withdrawn from an important activity such as the competition program orannual showcase.
NOTE: All fees must be paid in full by May 1st, after which monthly interest charges will apply to outstanding balances. This interest will be charged at 7 1/2% per annum, accumulating until the balance is paid.
The school reserves the right to remove any student from classes and programs if that student:
1. Is habitually late (more than 3 times), constantly requesting washroom leave, leaving a class without the teacherís permission, and consistently distracting and interfering with the purpose and progress of the class.
2. Refuses to accept the authority and direction of the teacher in charge of the class, whether regular staff or substitute. Aggressive and rude behavior will not be tolerated.
3. Refuses to adhere to the established dress code and rules of acceptable behaviour.
4. Parental interference. If and when a parent disrupts a class or rehearsal demanding the teacherís immediate attention, they display a lack of concern & respect for the comfort of the students as well as the authority of the teacher in charge. Aggressive and rude behavior will not be tolerated.
Parents wishing an interview are requested to make appropriate arrangements by calling the dance office to schedule an appointment.
Calendar: Please be familiar with all dates and events published, especially the end-of-season showcase when announced. The school calendar is published on the back cover of the Course Guide, and is also on the website www.danceplace.ca
Notices may be handed out in class if considered necessary by the staff. Parents, always check your childís dance bag for notes, receipts and unsanitary dancewear. Also check the notice board on the website.
(a) It is important for all students have good attendance especialy in the two months prior to the showcase. Try to avoid conflicts such as family vacations from late April to mid June when the End of Season Show takes place.
(b) Every student must attend the Photo Call even if not purchasing the pictures, as well as the stage rehearsal for the annual showcase of dance.
(C) All teachers hold a place of authority. If a student is late for class, except in special circumstances, or does not appear properly attired and groomed, the teacher has the final word on whether or not the student may participate in, observe or not attend the class.
The student who grooms and dresses correctly for class is also properly prepared mentally to focus and and achieve greater benefit from their lesson.
Co-operation and Support: The Dance Place is a family oriented school. If everyone co-operates and is observant of the above terms, the study of dance will be a fun, pleasurable and rewarding experience for all ; Student, Teachers and Family Members
All concerns and complaints must be in writing and directed to the attention of the studio Manager. It is inappropriate to
approach the receptionist or any teacher who can only channel your concern since they are not in a position to help you with issues concerning administrative policies.
Head office 416 633 2726
Etobicoke studio line 416 234 9771
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LAST UPDATE Sept 18, 2012