At Terpsichorean Dance Studio we have a philosophy that the task of providing dance education requires work from three parties: The Office, the Instructors, and the Students. In keeping with this concept we have established a Dedications to the Art which is a mission statement for the Terpsichorean Office and Instructors. In following with this we have a clear set of Policies for students and families to follow. Note that our instructors DO have a Faculty Hand book that educates them on how to function in the lines of our Dedications to the Art and the family Policies. Below you will find both the Dedications and the Policies.
Terpsichorean Dance Studio Policies
To Be Followed by Students and Family Members of All Ages
REGISTRATION: All Terpsichorean Dance Studio students must complete our online registration process and sign all liability waivers in order to participate in our classes/programs.
TUITION: All tuition is due between the 1st and the 5th of each month. NO REFUNDS. Tuition rates are the same for all ten (10) months of the academic year. Tuition for the Terpsichorean Dance Studio Youth Program must be paid via a Tuition Agreement (automatic credit/debit charge) or paid by check in two halves: Sept.-Dec. and Jan.-June. One month notice is required to drop classes. Once costume fees are collected they are non-refundable if classes are dropped. All Kids and Adult classes collect tuition at the time of registration or via a monthly finance plan. See Office for installment options.
ATTENDANCE: All Terpsichorean Dance Studio students are expected to attend no less than 80% of their classes; roughly no more than 12 absences over the course of an academic year. Missing more than this amount of classes can lead to your child being removed from one or more of their classes. Every time a student misses a class they are taking time from those that are there; the teacher will have to repeat instruction for those that missed. Be fair, be there.
RECITAL ATTENDANCE: All Terpsichorean Dance Studio students are expected to participate in the June Recital. Participation in this performance requires attendance for all classes in the month of June, attendance at the rehearsals prior to the show, and attendance at the shows themselves. Missing any of these will result in you/your student not participating in the Recital. We do take into consideration if a family has a tragedy that conflicts with one of these obligations.
COSTUME FEES: All Terpsichorean Dance Studio students performing in the June Recital are required to purchase their class costume. Costume fees are $60 for all single hour classes; $75 for select advanced level classes.
DRESS CODE: The following requirements for dance attire should be met by each Terpsichorean Dance Studio student.
Creative Movement/Combos: stretchy dance clothes, a leotard, tutus optional, hair out of face, tights, ballet flats.
Ballet/Pointe: A leotard, tights, ballet flats or pointe shoes, hair in a bun. Skirts and sweater shrugs are allowed in levels I and II. All tights and leotards may be in flesh tone, ballet pink, white, or black according to your preference. Note: certain performance costumes and works may call for a traditional matching set of ballet pink or white tights for all students in order to stay to the art form.
Tap/Funk: stretchy clothing, tap shoes (Tap), clean chuck sneakers (Funk), hair out of face.
Jazz/Modern/Contemporary/Company: stretchy fitted clothing, jazz shoes, foot undeez, or bare feet depending on the class. Hair up. Sports bras recommended. No crop tops, shorts, sweat pants or jeans. Leggings or tights required.
Boys/Men: stretchy dance clothes. Ballet tights and top upon request. Appropriate shoes for genre of dance class.
PROHIBITED IN ALL CLASSES: Loose jewelry, street shoes, exposed (bare) midriffs, exposed bras or underwear, jeans or constricting pants, clothing with inappropriate words or images, any article of clothing that impedes a dancer’s ability to practice.
INJURIES: if a student sustains an injury at anytime during the dance season then they must provide a doctor’s statement that they cannot participate for a time. If no affective end date is provided in the note then a second note must be submitted stating that your student can participate in dance classes at Terpsichorean Dance Studio once more. Tuition charges will remain unless the student cannot participate for the remainder of their classes (see TUITION above).
CANCELLATIONS/RESCHEDULES/SUBSTITUTIONS: Terpsichorean Dance Studio takes 1 week of classes off for Thanksgiving, 2 weeks for Winter Break, and 1 week for Spring Break. All dates match the Bend-LaPine School District schedule for holidays. Classes ARE held on all 1-day holidays and school conferences. Terpsichorean Dance Studio will observe any district SNOW DAYS. If a snow day occurs then Terpsichorean Dance Studio will promptly create a reschedule for the classes missed. Tuition is not prorated for holidays or reschedules.
COMMUNICATIONS: Most communications between the Terpsichorean Dance Studio office and students/families are done via email. Make sure to check your email regularly for notices and offers.
BEHAVIOR: Students, Parents, siblings, staff, and guests of the Terpsichorean Dance Studio are ALL held to the same expectations regarding behavior. Fighting of any sort, whether in the class room or the hallway, gives reason for immediate dismissal. Gossip regarding any students, family members, faculty, or guests can create unneeded pain and embarrassment. Terpsichorean Dance Studio is a safe place, do your part to keep it a sanctuary for artists of all sorts.
PARENT/TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES: If your student is too young to use the restroom by themselves, and their parents/guardian is not present, then our Terpsichorean Dance Studio staff are authorized to escort your student to the restroom. Terpsichorean Dance Studio staff will not enter the restroom unless the student specifically asks for the staff member’s help. If your student is too young to use the restroom on their own then we recommend that a parent/guardian stay for the duration of the student’s class.