Helping your child know what to expect when they attend dance class for the first time can greatly help put their mind at ease. Let us walk you through everything you need to know so you can make sure your child’s first dance experience with us is a success!
We always have a friendly smile to greet you with Miss Ashley at our front desk. She is happy to help you with anything you need and answer any questions you have.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, we have closed our lobby for waiting parents. If you need to come to the front desk for assistance, please do not hesitate to come inside. However, when waiting during your child’s class, we ask that you remain in your car. We have also implemented detailed protocols to keep your child safe. Click here to view a video of the new protocols for entering and exiting the studio. A pdf of the details of our protocols may be viewed by clicking here.
Our teachers will announce the beginning of each class and welcome their students into the studio with their class demonstrator or teaching assistant. Students will enter the dance school independently. If your child is nervous or needs another reassuring moment with you before beginning class, our staff will let you know right away.
All dance room floors are marked for social distancing, allowing even the youngest of students to easily see where to stand to have their own space.
Students ages 7 and younger will have an individualized Prop Kit that is filled with props to engage their imagination and inspire creativity. Each child will have their own kit that will be kept at the studio and sent home with the student at the end of the season.
Our class demonstrators and teaching assistants will escort all younger students out of the classroom if they need to use the restroom. They will show them to the restroom and assist them only as needed. Our staff members have all been trained on how to provide supervision without compromising a student’s modesty or privacy. Class demonstrators or teaching assistants will assure students wash their hands thoroughly and sanitize before returning to the classroom.
When class ends, students are dismissed to the lobby where they will be given hand sanitizer after changing into their street shoes. They will then be dismissed to parents waiting in the parent pick-up area.
If you are unexpectedly delayed while picking your child up after class, please call the studio so Miss Ashley can greet your child after class and explain you will be arriving soon.
During Parent Observation Weeks, you are invited to join the ten minutes of your child’s class via Zoom. Each teacher will start their Zoom class with fifteen minutes remaining in the class. This will allow parents the opportunity to see the class and logout in time to walk over to the parent pick-up area.
Zoom links will be provided to you at the beginning of the season and will be accessible through your email or Parent Portal. Observations will be held in October, December, February, and April. The dates will be listed on the calendar found on our website.
Parents will also be provided access to a Dropbox folder specifically for their child’s class. Videos of the class’s recital routine will be added to this folder throughout the spring semester to assist with practice at home.
We use Remind.com to text all of our dancer’s parents with periodic reminders of events such as Parent Observation, weather delays, and more.
Email is sent through Constant Contact to distribute newsletters, share important recital information, and additional less urgent information. Individual emails, specific to one family or class, will be sent through Jackrabbit and are also accessible through your Parent Portal.
If you have any questions about your child’s dance experience with us, please call the studio and speak to one of our staff members.