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School Policies

Attendance: Consistent attendance is extremely important for a student’s development as a dancer and for their understanding of responsibility and commitment. If a student is injured we highly encourage them to observe class. NO REFUNDS or CREDITS ARE PROVIDED FOR MISSED CLASSES .

Make-Up Classes: Only students who call the office within 24 hours of an absence are allowed to make-up missed class(es). You may choose any same-age, same length class as a make-up. YOU MUST CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR MAKE-UP CLASS IN ADVANCE OR YOU MAY NOT BE PERMITTED TO TAKE THE CLASS, AS IT MAY BE TOO FULL.

Late Arrivals: Students arriving late may be asked to observe class, as missing warm-up can cause injury. This is up to the teacher’s discretion. Make-ups are not given for students who arrive late. Students entering late should enter during a stoppage in music/activities. PLEASE, be respectful of this.

Dress Code: Dressing appropriately for class is of utmost importance for the safety of students, to allow for proper instruction, and to show respect to the art form of dance. Students who are not dressed appropriately will be asked to observe (no make-up class will be provided). WHEN OUTSIDE THE STUDIO, STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR COVER-UPS & NON-DANCE SHOES.

Observation: Please do not enter the studio room during a class session for any reason. The instructor will contact parents/staff if assistance is needed.

Lost and Found: Lost and found items are placed in a designated bin in the bag area. Unclaimed items are donated at the end of each semester. MAD Dance faculty and staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please check the bin frequently.

Safety: Safety is of utmost importance at MAD Dance! To ensure a safe experience please instruct your child to remain inside the facility for the duration of their time at dance. Students younger than 7 should be met at the LHCC lobby door when exiting, as opposed to them walking through the parking lot alone. They should all be in cover-ups!

Class Cancellation: All classes in the Children’s, Youth, and Pre-Professional Divisions require a minimum of five students enrolled per class. An assessment will be made after the third week of each semester with regard to enrollment. Classes with low enrollment are subject to cancellation after the third week of each term. In the event of a class being canceled, the students in the Children’s, Youth and Pre- Professional Divisions will be notified by email with at least 24 hours of notice. The Academy of Dance maintains a policy of offering no refunds, credits, or transfers. If a class is canceled, students are encouraged to take a different class in the appropriate division at the same level or a lower level.

  • No jewelry (stud earrings are okay)
  • No food or drink is permitted in the dance rooms at any time (bottles of water with lids/caps are okay)
  • NO GUM anywhere in the studio
  • Teachers reserve the right to dismiss any student who continuously disrupts class
  • Please pick up after yourself in the lobby area, restroom… Thank you for your help with this!
  • Siblings waiting in the lobby must be supervised at all times.
  • Empty dance rooms are off-limits as they are not play areas.
  • No running, yelling, climbing or rough-housing is permitted.
  • Absolutely No street shoes in the dance studios