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Important Information and Release Form
The Important Information and Release Form must be completed and signed, along with September tuition payment, before dancers can participate in their first class.

Tuition and Payments
Tuition can either be paid in full in September (5% discount) or nine monthly installments (September through May). When paying monthly, all payments must be received the 5th of the month. All balances after 10th of the month are subject to a $10.00 late fee. There is a $20.00 return check charge.

Payments can be made by credit/debit card processing on-line (Online Payment Instructions)  or by cash/check (please place your check or cash with your child’s name and class day/time in the memo section and deposit in the white Tuition Box in the waiting room). Do not mail tuition to the studio. If you need to mail tuition payment please send to: 75 Timberview Drive, Sanatoga, PA 19464.

NEW TUITION POLICY: All payments must be paid by the 5th of the month. If not received an email reminder will go out. If not received by the 10th of the month a $10 late fee will be charged.

Attendance and Tardiness
It is important for each dancer to attend classes regularly. There will be no refunds for missed classes. Please check with Denise to schedule a make up class. Dancers should arrive 5-10 minutes prior to class time to have adequate time to prepare. While we understand emergencies occur, repeated late entries are distracting and disrespectful to teachers and fellow dancers.

Attire and Personal Care
Attire and hair should be in accordance with the attire guidelines. There are no scheduled rest room or drink breaks during class. Please be sure dancers take care of their personal needs prior to class. Dancers may bring water in a spill proof container. No gum chewing, no food in the studio. Please store belongings in waiting room.

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Child Drop Off & Pick Up
The foyer/hall area is a common area and shared by other tenants. Please do not leave your child(ren) unattended and please make sure you escort your child(ren) to and from the dance studio. For the safety of our dancers and families, and to maintain the high quality of instruction, only students may enter the studio. Parents of 2 ½ year olds may stay in the studio on an as needed basis. Other parents are welcome to use the waiting room outside of the studio.

Class Schedule
If a schedule change becomes necessary, you will be notified. If you are unable to make the change, you will receive a refund.

Minimum Class Enrollment
Each class has a minimum number of dancers that must be registered prior to its start in order for it to be offered. If that minimum is not reached, the class will be cancelled. All registered dancers will receive a phone call from our studio canceling the class as well as a refund.

Class Cancellation/Inclement Weather
In case of inclement weather we may be forced to cancel our classes. Please call our studio ½ hour prior to class when it snows to see if classes will be held (215-262-4938).

There will be no refund for cancelled classes.

Lost Articles
The studio is not responsible for lost or misplaced articles. Please have your dancer’s name on everything. A lost and found box will be kept for all articles left at the studio.

Recital 
Our annual recital is held in June. Place and date to be announced. Attendance is especially critical 6 weeks prior to the recital. If a dancer has two or more absences during this period, he or she may not be permitted to perform in the recital at the discretion of the teacher and Director. Recital and costume fees are nonrefundable.

Photo & Video
At times the studio will capture, during regular and special dance activities video, photo and digital camera images of the dancers for the sole purpose of Denise Gucwa’s School of Dance promotional material and publications.

Dancer Conduct Code
 Our goal is for your child, and all of our dancers, to have fun while enjoying the experience of dance. In order to make this happen, dancers, parents, and teachers must work together to create a safe, positive and supportive learning and teaching environment.

Each dancer has the right to an uninterrupted and safe instructional environment where he or she can pursue opportunities, both artistic and social, and achieve their greatest potential. With this right comes the responsibility to be law-abiding citizens and to be accountable for actions that put at risk the safety of others or oneself.

We recognize the need to clearly define expectations for acceptable conduct, to identify the possible consequences of unacceptable conduct, and to ensure that discipline when necessary is administered promptly and fairly. To this end, we have adopted a basic code of conduct, which we’d like you to review and reinforce with your dancer.

Respect Dancers, Teachers and Self!

1. Dancers will show respect for fellow dancers by:

– touching classmates only when and as directed
– not participating in teasing
– supporting efforts of fellow dancers

2. Dancers will show respect for their teachers by:

– listening attentively and quietly while the teacher or assistant is speaking
– raising a hand and waiting to be acknowledged by the teacher before     asking a question
– following direction and remaining in assigned positions