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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

WHAT IS THE CLASS STRUCTURE LIKE?

While ACADC implements a standardized curriculum, progress is on a personal level. We're happy to know and recognize each dancer as an individual! Our staff takes the time to understand how each child learns individually, as well as, how each class learns as a whole to tailor their class experience to suit specific needs. This is why we stick to our small class standard, to ensure each child receives one-on-one attention each week.

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. The purpose of the windows is so you may take a peek in, not observe the entire time. Please refrain from being a distraction, tapping on the windows, videoing, or talking to your children during instruction.

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 and run errands as you wish. Often times this is also best for siblings that may become restless waiting for the full hour of class. 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) 257-8182

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?

Tuition is the cost of the total year (August-May) which we separate into 10 equal installments for your convenience each month. We also 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, insufficient funds, or expired cards on file. No refunds will be given for registration fees or tuition at any time. We do not pro-rate or refund for missed classes due to illness, vacations, or inclement weather. If a class is cancelled a make-up day will be provided. 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.

DO YOU HAVE AN END OF THE YEAR SHOW

The annual ACADC production is a second to none, it’s a professional show. Each years' show has a theme and is held at the historic Lucas Theatre for the Arts with the same union stage hands, professional lighting, scenery, backdrops, and sound systems found at all the touring shows that grace the lovely Lucas stage.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT EVENTS ARE COMING UP DURING THE SEASON?

You will receive a newsletter each month by email. It is imperative that you have a proper address on file, and please inform us if you are not receiving this information. Updates will also be posted on our website: aclassactdancecenter.com, facebook page, Instagram, and in lobby bulletin 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 for their age group/class level. 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 all students should be trained properly in all aspects of dance regardless of whether or not they are training to dance professionally. This instills confidence, camaraderie, and life skills that will carry over into all aspects of their life. They will be asked to say "good afternoon" to their teachers, to encourage one another, to applaud each other and their teacher when class is over, as well as say "thank you” each day. We will ask that they respect each other, their teachers, and their studio at all times.

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

ALL DRESS CODES ARE POLICY AND STRICTLY ENFORCED

  1. STAR IS BORN:
    - Leotard (any color) with or without an attached skirt
    - Pink tights
    - Hair must be pulled back out of the face.
    - Ballet slippers must be pink leather. Walmart ballet bedroom shoes 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.

  2. BALLET:
    - 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 any level past age six. Ballet skirts may be worn as long as they are not attached to the leotard at the discretion of the teacher.
    -If undergarments are necessary they much be flesh colored, or black.

  3. CONTEMPORARY:
    - 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.

  4. TAP:
    - 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.

  5. JAZZ:
    - 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.

  6. ACRO:
    - Bare feet
    - Leotard-Any color (No bare mid-drifts)
    - Shorts, leggings, or tights (pink or tan)
    - Hair must be pulled back into a neat ponytail

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