FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
We are located at:
1018 West Highway 80
Unit 405 & 406
Pooler, GA 31322
*Behind O'Reilly Auto Parts in Commercial Park West
CAN I WATCH MY CHILD IN CLASS?
All classes may be observed through a viewing window that will be open optionally at the discretion of the instructor. Please be mindful of our younger students as they can become easily distracted. Separation anxiety is normal, and sometimes it is best to keep the window closed. We will also hold one or two scheduled parent observation days throughout the season.
DO I NEED TO STAY WHILE MY CHILD IS IN CLASS?
We only ask you to stay if you feel your child might have a problem separating. As long as you leave us a cell phone number (listed in your online registration) in case of an emergency, you can leave. Please remember to take little ones to the bathroom before class begins.
WHAT IS THE DROP OFF/PICK UP POLICY?
We ask that you let us know who is authorized to pick your child up. We cannot release any child for any reason to anyone other than those who have authorization. Please be prompt both when dropping off and picking up. 5-10 minutes early is sufficient for drop off. If you are more than 15 minutes late, a $1 a minute charge will be assessed. Please call the office regarding late pick-ups. (912) 748-4199
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?
Tuition is an hourly price which we have divided into 10 equal installments each month. We utilize an automated billing system for all payments. Each account holder must provide the studio with a debit or credit card that we bill tuition to on the first day of each month. Checks are accepted but must be received before the first of the month to avoid charges going on your credit card. It is the account holder’s responsibility to keep payment information current. A $25 late charge will be assessed for any missed payments. No refunds will be given for registration fees or tuition. We do not pro-rate or refund for missed classes.
In October you will receive your costume bill. Costumes will be broken down into one or two installments (November and December). All orders will be placed during the holiday break. This might sound very early, but there are only a limited amount of companies that mass produce recital costumes, and most dance studios follow the same timeline. We order early to ensure shipment prior to our end of season production. If your child will not be dancing in the production for any reason, we must be notified before Thanksgiving break to avoid having your card automatically charged. Since we must pay the costume companies in full upon placing the order, we cannot order any costume that has not been paid for.
Production participants will also be responsible for a recital fee of $60. (Two payments of $30 in March and April) This includes rehearsal, T-shirt, and keepsake program.
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
- STAR IS BORN:
- Hair must be pulled back out of the face.
- Ballet slippers must be pink leather. Walmart ballet slippers are not permitted.
- Black Mary Jane tap shoes with tap ties, or elastic closure. Shoe changes can take up class time and slip on shoes are the easiest on our instructors and students.
- Please keep an eye on student’s shoe sizes. If they are outgrowing shoes, please replace them. Students must have their ballet shoes and tap shoes for every class.
- Write your child’s name in all their shoes and belongings. This way we can ensure shoes do not become lost or go home with the wrong student.
- Make sure students have a dance bag to carry all their belongings. We do have ACADC bags available for purchase.
- All levels of Ballet are required to wear a black leotard and pink tights.
- Ballet slippers with elastics sewn.
- Hair pulled back in a bun. A bun requires bobby pins and a hair elastic to make sure it is secure. A hair net may be needed. No "hair-dini's" or buns tied with elastics permitted.
- No leotards with attached skirts are permitted for petite, junior, or advanced levels. Ballet skirts may be worn as long as they are not attached to the leotard at the discretion of the teacher.
- Black leotard, tan or pink convertible or stirrup tights. (Students must be prepared to dance barefoot.)
- Hair pulled back into a neat ponytail, or a bun from ballet class.
- Black leotard, tan or pink tights and jazz pants are acceptable. Any other "junk" worn will be at the discretion of the teacher.
- Tan tap shoes. Please ask your instructor about this standard.
- Hair must be pulled back into a neat ponytail or left in a bun from ballet class.
- Black leotard, tan or pink tights and jazz pants acceptable. Any other "junk" during class will be at the discretion of the teacher.
- Tan jazz shoes.
- Hair must be pulled back into a neat ponytail or left in a bun from ballet class. If hair is extremely long a bun may be required to practice pirouettes.
- Bare feet
- Black leotard
- Shorts, tan or black tights
- Hair must be pulled back into a neat ponytail
ALL DRESS CODES ARE POLICY AND STRICTLY ENFORCED
HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT EVENTS ARE COMING UP DURING THE SEASON?
Most of our communication is now done via email so it's important that we have a valid email address for each family. Information will also be posted on our website, aclassactdancecenter.com, facebook page, and in lobby as well.
WHAT WILL MY CHILD BE LEARNING? WHY ARE THEY WORKING ON THINGS THEY'VE ALREADY BEEN TAUGHT?
As any athlete will tell you, physical movements must be repeated many times in order to achieve one's personal best. You will see much repetition in the pursuit of helping our students "be the best they can be". Imagine how many free throws Michael Jordan has practiced over the years. He probably couldn't even begin to count. You will see them execute the same steps many times hoping for improvement each time. In our program, we will follow a syllabus which we have compiled ourselves in order to instruct your child in movement appropriate to their age group. It is possible to physically damage a child if they are introduced too early to certain skills. Developing a dancer is a process. You might be thinking "my child is only doing this for fun, not to train for a career". We believe the children should be trained properly in all aspects of dance regardless of whether or not they are training to dance professionally. They will be asked to say "good afternoon" to their teachers and to applaud each other and their teacher when class is over, as well as say "thank you". We will ask that they respect each other, their teachers and their studio. We thank you for trusting us to train your children properly. We encourage their (and your!) questions! We are educators, and are proud of what we are teaching our students ..... whether its how to do a plie’ or shuffle, or basic dance studio etiquette.
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