We are asking that no one send a child in with any cold/flu symptoms. When possible, we would like to keep the waiting room clear and drop off dancers without parents coming inside. When this is not possible, please wear masks in the lobby and common area. Masks are mandatory for ALL in the lobby, but will be optional for dancers when taking class in the studio. We are asking that dancers store their belongings in the dressing room off of the studio instead of the lobby, to ensure more space in between. We will have a hand sanitizer pump in the lobby and will ask that everyone use it upon entry and exit.
There will be footprint stickers in the studio for dancers to stand on that indicate 6 feet of space between bodies, and electrical tape on the barre to mark spots to stand to maintain proper distance. We will be making sure to run classes so that social distancing is maintained throughout the class, and using no-contact critiques. We will also be cleaning before and after every class, wiping down all points of contact with disinfectant.
Consistent and prompt attendance is crucial to your child’s success. Missed classes and tardiness can hold back an entire class and the studio cannot jeopardize its responsibilities to the rest of the class for one student. Please make every effort to have your child attend every class.
No refunds are issued for absences. In the event of absence, a student may attend a make up class. To arrange a make up class, please contact the studio by email, phone, or in person. In the event that a student will be absent for illness, emergency, or vacation, we strongly encourage you to contact Infinity Dance Studio and notify us of your child’s absence.
There will be a one-way mirror in the waiting area for occasional parental observation of classes. Use of this tool will be at the discretion of the Director.
Arrive on Time
Students should be ready for class and dressed in required attire and shoes no less than five minutes before class begins. Small children should be taken to the bathroom prior to class. In the interest of the child’s safety, students arriving more than 15 minutes into class will be asked to observe.
Pick up Time
Our staff does not guarantee supervision of a child picked up late from class. If you are running late, please contact the studio as soon as possible. This will ease the child’s nerves as well as allow us to make special arrangements as needed.
Filming, Photography and Choreography
As a courtesy to our students, there is no filming or photography allowed in the studio unless authorized by the Director. The Director must authorize any reproduction, representation or performance of choreography learned in class or rehearsal.
The Director should be notified by written note or email immediately if a child must withdraw from a class. Until such time, the space will be held for the student and the charges invoiced to the parents. Any fees in arrears will also be assessed. Early withdrawal will also result in the loss of the $30 deposit paid at the start of the season.
All students, regardless of age or years of training, will be placed according to their degree of accomplishment, ability, maturity, enthusiasm, physical stamina/strength, and commitment as decided by the director. Students will be placed in such classes, as the director deems appropriate and safe. It is good parenting to support the teacher’s placements and trust that it is in the student’s best interest to be in, or repeat, a particular level.
Placement decisions are derived from many years of teaching experience. Often a child is placed in a particular group or class where he or she will feel confident in order to promote the development of self-esteem. Some dancers who are placed in a higher level become discouraged, only to lose their passion for dance. Others respond to the challenge of being in a class with dancers who are more proficient by pushing themselves to work harder. Placement is a highly individual and the factors that go into the decision are complex.