Students are expected to behave appropriately during all dance classes and functions. Students are also expected to listen to the instructor, follow directions at all times and maintain a quiet noise level in the studio. Excessive talking will not be tolerated.
Instructor has the right to dismiss any student if she feels the student is disrupting the class by any means. If the parent is present, the instructor will explain the child's actions. If the parent is not present, the child will remain in the waiting area until the parent arrives.
No food, gum or candy will be allowed in the dance area.
Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle and a towel to class.
Students are expected to be present for every class.
Attendance will be recorded. If a student is absent for three or more consecutive weeks without notification, a staff member will notify the student's parent(s) by a telephone call, email or by a letter in the mail. Excessive absences may result in the student being dismissed from the class. Make-up classes will not be offered for personal absences.
Tuition is due at the beginning of each month. After the 10th of the month, a $5.00 late fee will be applied. Tuition remains the same whether it is a long, 5-week, or short, 3-week month. A make-up class will be scheduled if classes fall under 3 weeks/month. If a make-up class is unavailable, a credit will be given. Credits will not be given for personal absences. A non-refundable registration fee of $20.00/student will be required when signing up as a student at the Miami Valley Dance Academy.
In the event of extremely bad weather (i.e. snow, threatening thunderstorms, etc.), classes will be cancelled. When Springboro Schools are closed due to bad weather, the studio will also be closed. A schedule of studio closings will be posted at the studio. You can always check the home page on our website (www.miamivalleydanceacademy.com) for special announcements and closings.
All Ballet Students:
Solid print leotard with tights. Wrap skirts will be permitted.
Leg warmers will also be allowed, but only during barre work.
Pink ballet shoes (Revolution brand-available @ studio)
Hair in a bun
All Tap and Jazz Students:
Leotard or unitard
Wrap skirt, dance shorts and dance pants are allowed.
Appropriate shoes (see list below)
Preferably dance pants. We will also allow shorts or sweats.
Fitted white or black T-shirt or tank (tucked in)
Appropriate shoes (see list below)
Please keep hair pulled back and secured for class.
No jewelry except for starter earrings.
All students are responsible for purchasing their own dance shoes. Shoes need to be kept in good condition in order for them to be worn in the recital. For your convenience, you may order discounted dance shoes at the studio.
All Shoes Need to Be Revolution Brand-Available @ Studio
Children's Tap-Tan tap shoes with buckles (2 1/2-7 yrs.)
Intermediate/Advanced Tap- Tan, slip-on tap shoes (8+ yrs.)
Ballet- European pink (preferably split-soled for ages 7+)
Pointe- European pink...must be professionally fitted at a dance shop
Jazz- Tan, slip-on jazz shoes
Ballet/Jazz Combination Classes- Tan slip-on jazz shoes
Lyrical, Contemporary and Modern-Tan Foot Undeez
Hip-Hop-Revolution split-soled hip-hop dance sneakers
Students must abide by this dress code to participate in the class.
Recital (Costumes and Recital Fees)
At the end of the season, a recital will be held in May (the weekend before Memorial Day weekend / Location TBA). We will be ordering recital costumes in October. Students are responsible to purchase their own recital costumes. Each class will have at least one costume. Combination classes may have two costumes. Costume prices usually range between $75.00-$85.00 each.
There will be a $50.00 recital fee per student (due by March 10th) to help cover the costs that are involved in putting on a recital. Tickets will NOT be sold. We will have an open attendance policy so all family members and friends who wish may attend.
April and May fees will be combined and will be due by April 10th.
Videotaping and photography will only be allowed during the dress rehearsal. A professional edited DVD by Flipbox Productions will be available to purchase at a minimal cost.
Parents may monitor classes through our viewing windows.
Please send form to:
Miami Valley Dance Academy
273 West Central Avenue / Springboro, OH 45066
Please include your $20.00 registration fee.
Make checks payable to Miami Valley Dance Academy or M.V.D.A.