Studio Code of Conduct

Studio Code of Conduct

Dancers are to:

To conduct oneself with honesty, integrity, courtesy, respect, and consideration for your fellow dance members and faculty. This includes a willingness to be held accountable for the way you participate in all dance activities and behavior while at AVANTI.  Conducting yourself in manner which is supportive and encouraging other dancers, to not gossip or engage in any act which could be considered bullying or inappropriate and recognize yourself as a role model at all times.  Students should be able to voice their opinion to a company director or staff member about a concern anytime.

Negative attitudes and/or behavior will not be tolerated at AVANTI Dance Company. AVANTI Dance Company and its management reserves the right to refuse services to any person who does not act in accordance with the ADC Rules and Code of Conduct.

Parents are asked to support and encourage their dancer both in successful and challenging times.  During this era of instant gratification, dance is an art form in which attaining new levels and reaching goals must be earned through hard work, a good attitude, willingness and consistency.  The discipline required by dance comes the participation of not only from the dancer, but from his/her parents. The qualities learned through dance are something that your child will take with them and use throughout their life.

 

Studio Rules:

  1. FOOD AND DRINK are allowed in the lobby, patio and parent lounge areas only. Only bottled water is allowed in the dance rooms.  NO GUM IS ALLOWED AT AVANTI.
  1. LABELING DANCER’S ITEMS: Please put your DANCER’S NAME on all dance items, especially shoes. The lost and found box is located at the Girls DRESSING ROOM – please check this often as students can leave belongings in several areas of the studio.  Only dance bags and water bottles are allowed in the classrooms. School bags, jackets and street shoes should be kept in your car or the cubbies provided in the dance or dressing room.  Items left at the studio will be donated at the end of each month so be sure to check the Lost & Found by the last Friday of each month.
  2. LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS: Please encourage your dancer to leave valuable items at home AVANTI is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Items such as cell phones can be left with the front desk staff or locked in the office until the dancer is out of class.
  3. ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTOGRAPHING OR RECORDING on cell phones of yourself or fellow students while in the dressing room or bathrooms.
  4. DANCE EDUCATION requires “hands on” instruction for the safety of dancer, the instructor may help put student into proper body alignment or “spot” a student during tumbling tricks. This will include touching arms, legs, back, hips, feet and head.  Instructors will also give verbal cues to correct students during class as well as praise and encouraging students.
  5. DISRUPTING CLASS: Parents and visitors are not permitted to enter any classroom or tap on the viewing windows to get the attention of a student taking class. If a parent needs to remove of child from class, he/she is to ask for assistance from the front desk staff. Toddler students who have difficulty leaving their parent and following class instruction independently will be recommended to enroll in a class that is structured for parent participation (Parent and Me). Any student who has difficulty listening or is disruptive in class will be asked to leave the class and the parent will be called.
  6. ARRIVING LATE: To avoid class disruption, dancers may not be permitted to enter the class if arriving 10 or more minutes after the class has started. Permitting any late entry will be at the discretion of the instructor.  Students may be invited to observe class only.  If you are going to be late, please call the studio and ask for the teacher to be notified.  
  7. TEACHER CONFERENCE: Parents if you need to talk to your dancer’s instructor, please speak to the front desk staff to coordinate a teacher conference. Please do not engage in conversation during or between classes as the instructors are on a tight schedule and cannot take time away from the instruction of other students.
  8. IMPORTANT: Avanti Dance Company is a dance education facility only. ADC does not provide child care.  It is the responsibility of all parents to pick-up their child immediately following their last class.  We advise parents of younger dancers (ages 2-6) to remain at the studio while their child is in class.  Absolutely no loud or disruptive behavior will be tolerated by siblings of students. Younger siblings must stay in the viewing areas with their parents where they can be supervised while their older sibling is in class.  

 

Studio Logistics:

  1. DROP OFF/PICK UP: Parking may be difficult during the hours of 3:30-5:30 pm on weekdays. Parents are encouraged to drop off older dancers (ages 7 and up) outside the front of our building in the designated drop off zone especially when the student is taking more than one class. For the safety of our younger students, dancers ages six (6) and under should be picked up and dropped off inside the studio. Young dancers may not leave AVANTI without an adult.  Please park in the parking spaces directly in front of the studio. Help us be good neighbors to the other area tenants; before 5:30 pm please do not park in spaces which are not designated for AVANTI, these should remain open for the neighboring tenants and their customers.
  2. PARKING LOT SAFETY: For everyone’s safety, young dancers may not walk across the parking lot unsupervised. ‘Playing’ in the parking lot is prohibited. AVANTI Dance Company will not be responsible for injuries of any students who leave the studio without staff or parent permission and engage in activity in the parking.  AVANTI Dance Company will not be responsible for injuries incurred in the parking lot areas by Teens and Teen drivers who attend classes at AVANTI without parents on the premises.
  3. EARLY ARRIVAL: Come a little early to class; 5-10 minutes should give your dancer enough time to use the restroom and get prepared for class. Dancers should be ready to start dancing at the time their class starts. This means dancers should be in “proper attire” have their shoes on, hair ready and are inside the studio.  If your dancer needs to change clothes at the studio, use the restroom, please allow ample time.  Dancers who are not in proper attire may not be permitted to take class.  Please review the dress code information on our website about specific attire and hair requirements for your dancer’s classes.
  4. STUDENT SELF SIGN-IN: Parents please check in dancers under the age of six (6) at the front desk using the available iPads. Remind older dancers (ages seven (7) and older) to check themselves in. Our front desk staff will be happy to help older dancers learn to do this.  This helps us quickly take attendance before class starts and avoid losing valuable instruction time in class.
  5. WATER FOR STUDENTS: Staying hydrated is very important. Don’t forget to send your dancer with water!!!  There is a water dispenser in the parent lounge for students to refill their water bottles and we also sell water at the studio for $1.00.  If your dancer needs water but does not have a water bottle, we will provide this to him or her and apply the costs to your account to ensure students are drinking enough.
Enrolling in Classes at Avanti

Toddler/Kinder and Youth Students who wish to take classes at Avanti will be required to complete the enrollment process.  Students are not enrolled on a month to month basis, instead they are enrolled for the season (September-June) or remainder, depending on when the student joins.  This secures the student’s place in class as classes fill quickly and without “enrollment” there is no guarantee of availability.  Tuition, which is set based on the number of classes taken over the season, not per month, will be billed monthly on the 1st of each month.  Only adult and advanced/industry level classes are offered on a drop-in basis and do not require the student to enroll.  Class cards are only applicable to adult/advanced/industry level classes.

 

    • A $25.00 registration fee per student is due at the time of registration for dance or aerial classes.
    • A credit card must remain on file for the term of the season and will be billed on the 1st each month.  
    • Students may cancel at any time with 30 days written notice prior to the billing cycle. See Cancellation Policy
Class Changes and Enrollment Cancellation Policy

When dropping or adding a class at any time during the year, please communicate this to the front desk personnel. It will be the student’s responsibility or parent if student is a minor, to complete a “Drop-Add” request form to ensure the student is properly enrolled in class(es). Teachers are not privy to any tuition amount the student pays and therefore can unknowingly allow students to take their class who are not properly enrolled. If a student commences taking additional classes without having properly enrolled into the class, the student and/or parent will still be responsible for any fees related to such additional classes.

Cancelling Enrollment

Not showing up for a class(es), does not constitute a withdrawal from class. Accounts will continue to be charged for tuition even with absences until the change has been properly completed. If the dancer or parent wishes to discontinue classes indefinitely and stop the auto- payment schedule for tuition, notice must be given in writing thirty (30) days prior to the next billing cycle. Cancellation of any enrollment in classes will not be accepted by phone.

 

Cancelled Classes and Full Classes

Not showing up for a class(es), does not constitute a withdrawal from class. Accounts will continue to be charged for tuition even with absences until the change has been properly completed. If the dancer or parent wishes to discontinue classes indefinitely and stop the auto- payment schedule for tuition, notice must be given in writing thirty (30) days prior to the next billing cycle. Cancellation of any enrollment in classes will not be accepted by phone.

Full Classes

A waitlist will be started for any classes which are closed due to reaching maximum capacity. Students will be waitlisted on a first come first serve basis. Students will be notified of available openings based on this list.

Tuition Policies

Tuition is due to ADC on the 1st of each month and is non-refundable. Tuition for classes is billed per month, not per class. Tuition remains the same regardless of absences, holidays and whether it is a long (five-week) month or a short (three-week) month. Tuition credits may be considered on a case by case basis in situations of serious injury or illness which mandates prolonged absence as substantiated by medical documentation. Families must give a 30-day notice if you chose to take a break from ADC. If the student takes a break mid season he/she will be required to re-enroll and pay the $25 re-registration fee.

Payment

Auto-payment via credit or debit card is mandatory for tuition payments. Options for alternative dates to charge your account such as the 5th or the 10th are available. If you need this option, please communicate your request to admin@avantidancecompany.com . For those who are unable to comply with the auto- payment requirement, there will be a $10 fee per month added to their monthly tuition. MAKE-UPS: No tuition refunds will be given for missed classes.   ADC will make every effort to allow a student to attend make-up classes for scheduled classes he/she has missed but cannot always guarantee this privilege. Students must make up any missed classes within one month of the absence during the Fall-Spring Season or make up any missed classes within one week during the Summer Session. Students may only attend the same number of make-up classes as the number of classes missed. Students may not drop into a class for a make-up without prior permission. All make-ups must be approved by the front desk staff and a recommendation of classes to take for the make- ups will be provided.

Late Fee

We have a very fair policy regarding the assessment of late fees. Payments are due on the first of each calendar month. There is no late fee assessed until after 15th of the month. Any account unpaid after the fifteenth of the month will have late charges assessed for 10% of the total monthly tuition and/or account balance. If you make a payment late, you will need to make this at the front desk with the Avanti staff. Please include your late fee or you will be billed the following month. There is a $25.00 penalty fee charged for any returned payments. Any student with an overdue balance of more than 45 days will not be allowed into class until payment in full is received.

 

Attendance Policy

If a student has an unexcused absences of three or more classes consecutively or missed the same class five or more times within a two month period for any class which is at maximum capacity, ADC reserves the right to drop the student from the class and make his/her spot available to another student who has been on a waitlist for said class. HOLIDAYS: The studio will not necessarily close regardless if area schools are closed. If in doubt call the studio or check our website before coming to class. If classes are canceled notification from the studio will be sent via email or posted on the website www.avantidancecompany.com

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