Placement is made according to age and/or ability. Each class will increase its level of difficulty according to the ability of the class as a whole. You will be notified if a change in placement needs to be made.
Please be on time for your class. No gum will be allowed in class. Please pick up after yourselves and your children in the waiting area. You will be responsible for any damages made to the studio by your child. Younger children will receive stamps or a sticker for good behavior. Children may not receive their stamps or sticker if they have not behaved.
Observers are not permitted in the classroom during class. We have televisions in the waiting area for you to watch the classrooms. There will be an end of class observation at the end of the month. Please keep the doors closed and the noise down while waiting. If parents do not stay, please be on time for pick up.
There will be no deductions for missed lessons except in cases of prolonged illness; however, classes may be made up in another class of similar age and ability level.
BAD WEATHER CANCELLATIONS
In case of bad weather, we will post all cancellations on our website, also our social network pages (facebook & twitter). We will also text those individuals signed up for the text alert system for the classes affected.
We hope that you are happy with all your classes, but understand if you want to be move or removed from a class for any reason. In order to make class changes, you need to notify Miss Jen by either email or phone 724-515-5064.
Costumes will be selected by the instructors. You will need to submit the require deposit of $30 per costume and be current with your payment for them to be ordered. Costume fees are in addition to monthly tuition. All students will be measured during class time by the instructors, usually in early December. All students will be required to try on costumes upon arrival, to verify they fit. If an exchange needs to be made, you will be responsible for the related shipping or rush charges. Costume companies require a $10 restocking fee. Please note because of the long lead times for the costumes, we might not be able to exchange in time.
If your student is enrolled in our Elite classes they will get to participate in the various local Pittsburgh area competitions we attend. By being an elite student, it is required you are registered for Technique & Conditioning. Costumes for competitions will be selected by the instructors, and you will need to submit the require deposit and be current with your payment for them to be ordered.
Dancin J’s Studio likes to do some small performances around the Holidays at local retirements homes. This is a great opportunity for the students to get some performance time under their belt, as well as put smiles on faces of the residence. Once dates are booked, we will notify the classes that are performing. There are simple costumes that you need to purchase.
Each year we hold a recital to showcase what was learned during the year. It is always the 3rd Saturday in June. We have a dress rehearsal the Thursday (Matinee) / Friday (Evening) night prior. The recital is not mandatory, but highly encouraged. Tickets will be sold in the beginning of May via our online ticketing system.
DJS does not provide monthly invoices. It is the parent/guardian responsibility for paying the monthly payment on time. Billing periods are based on a 4 week month, which equals 10 periods for the fall season. Payments are due on the 1st lesson of each month, there will be a $20 late fee added after the 15th of the month. You can pay online through Studio Director with PayPal or at the studio by check or cash. If paying at studio, it can be placed in the drop box located in the lobby. Envelopes are for cash only. Mark name, class time and amount paid on the envelope and enclose the payment. If paying by check no envelope is necessary, but please marks the student’s full name and how your payment should be applied in the memo portion of your check. There is a $30 service charge on returned checks.