Policies & FAQ's
Good communication is KEY to a wonderful dance experience for YOU and YOUR CHILD!
•Studio Posts – We will post updates, events and important information in the studio
•Facebook – We utilize Facebook for studio closures (this includes inclement weather closures), event and class updates. Please like and follow our page: https://www.facebook.com/beatzdance03/. We also recommend that you follow us on the Beatz Parent Page. This is a private group with more detailed information.
•E-Mail – The studio will NEVER share your e-mail information and will utilize ONLY to communicate with you regarding studio updates. We will share a studio newsletter several times throughout the year; however, other e-mails will relate directly to you or your child’s class.
PLEASE KEEP US POSTED OF CHANGES TO CONTACT INFO OR HEALTH CONCERNS:
Please contact the studio if you have moved, change your phone number, dropped your home phone, want to change your emergency contact, or have any new medical or health concerns.
Class Levels and Opportunities:
All of our dance classes focus on sequence learning to safely develop dancers from beginning levels through more advanced technical classes. If we suggest changes to a student’s class, it will always be with their best interest in mind. It is important that children have good attendance for growth and consistency. This is critical for those in recital based classes.
If your child has any health related concerns that the staff should be aware of please let us know. If your child has an elevated temperature, missed a day of school for illness, head lice, or any other infectious disease, please be considerate of the other students and staff and keep them home. This will help reduce the spread of illness throughout the studio.
If you have traveled out of the country or to any state other than those on the MA low risk list; please quarantine for 14 days
Class Observation and Visitors:
Students will be able to concentrate better when they are not distracted. For this reason we request that classes are closed to dancers only (w/exception of parent/dancer classes). We understand parents like to watch the younger children in a class setting but suggest after the first few classes to utilize the parent waiting room. We will offer opportunities throughout the year for class observation.
Drop-Off and Pick-Up:
Please drop your children off 5 minutes before the class is to begin and pick them up promptly after their class is dismissed. We are fortunate to be in a building that is bustling with children and activity. This; however, sometimes creates a challenge for parking. Parking is available in front as well as behind the studio. In addition, there are ample parking spaces around the town common. We make every effort to make eye contact with all adults picking up their dancers. We also understand that as dancers get older, they walk themselves in and out of the building - in this case; we ask the dancer to notify the teacher when they are leaving the building.
No Class/Weather Policy
Beatz Dance Studio follows the Grafton Public School District Calendar. In the event of a non-scheduled early release or day off, we will make every effort to hold class. Many classes have make up alternate options should we need to cancel. (i.e. inclement weather, etc). We will notify families by 8am for morning classes and 2pm for afternoon classes via our Beatz Dance Facebook Page and Parent Page.
Instructors need to be able to see students’ arms, legs, hips, knee joints, and muscles to insure proper movements are being made. This is to prevent injury, and to give proper correction to form. We will notify you of any required clothing if it is necessary for a class at the time of registration. All Ballet students must wear ballet shoes. All tap students must wear tap shoes. This includes Creative Movement classes. In most cases, we prefer leotards or form fitting top with tights or leggings for ballet, jazz, tap and acro classes. Comfortable (not baggy) clothes are appropriate for hip hop.
IN ALL CASES HAIR MUST BE TIED BACK FOR ALL CLASSES
No Street Shoes We ask that only dance shoes be worn on the dance floors
Beatz welcomes new friends into our family!! Refer-A-Friend to receive a $5 credit towards children or adult classes, any session or birthday party when your friend registers and pays for 1 month or session. This credit is given 1 time and we allow up to 5 referred friends per family*.
Does every student perform?
Beatz Dance offers both performance and non-performance-based classes. Our year end recital will be held in early June.