Policies

Dance for Joy's 
Policies and Procedures

New lower school information for the 2021-2022 dance year:
When you register, your dancer(s) will be signed up for the whole 2021-2022 dance year. The dance year is still 12 weeks in the fall and week 12 in the spring with an opt out option at the end of the fall semester. We know that sometimes children need to take a break or want to try new things, no pressure to stay all year. If you would like to only dance in the fall, we would be happy to open those spots to new families in the spring. In hopes to be fair & respectful to everyone in this process, we ask that you email us your withdraw request via email 30 days before the start of spring classes. Since the spring semester starts on Jan. 10th the withdrawal deadline will be Friday, Dec 10th. If you need to withdraw your dancer from the spring semester after Dec 10th you will be charged an administration fee of $30.

We are going to try something different for the two year old class this dance year. The class will be a 6 week session with a showcase on the last day of class. There will be two different six week sessions this fall. The first session will be the week of Sept 6th thru the week of Oct 11th. The second session will be the week of Oct 18th thru the week of Nov 29th. The session is $70 (this includes tuition and costume). In hopes to create an opportunity for all who would like to participate in a two year old class, we ask that you join us for only one session.

 

Sick policy:

  • If your dancer is sick, please keep them at home. Please do not send your dancer to class if they are sneezing, coughing, have a runny nose, or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms: Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher · Dry cough · Shortness of breath · Chills · Loss of taste or smell · Sore throat · Muscle aches · Any other symptom identified by the CDC as associated with COVID-19.
  • Children who are sick (ie. Strep throat, ear infection, flu, UTI, clear non-COVID-19 viral illness, allergy flare up, diarrhea, vomiting) may return to class once properly treated for their condition AND fever-free for at least 24 hours without medication.
     

Covid policy:

  • For the first 30 days of classes, all upper school dancers and all teachers/assistants will be wearing masks. We prefer all K and 1st grade dancers wear mask. Please email us if your K or 1st grade child will not be able to wear a mask. For all 2 year olds - PreK masks are optional. Masks are also needed for those that would like to wait in the waiting rooms. We will reassess the situation every 30 days and make adjustments to our Covid polices as needed.
  • We are asking for 100% transparency with any illness concerning dancers or family members. If a dancer or family member tests positive for Covid-19, we ask that you notify us immediately. We will then notify all dancers in the class of the possible exposure.
  • We recommend each dancer bring their own water bottle if they would like to drink water during class.
  • Please try to have all students come to class dressed and ready to dance.
  • We are encouraging all parents and guardians to drop off their dancer to minimize the amount of people in the building. However, if you need to remain in the building during your child’s class the waiting rooms will now be opened. Please wear a mask while using the waiting rooms. Lower school dancers need to be dropped off upstairs at their dance rooms. Upper school dancers may be dropped off downstairs but please make sure your child gets in the building before leaving the parking lot. Walking up with a buddy is best. Reminder: the main door into the dance rooms at the top of the stairs remains locked for security purposes therefore timeliness is important. If your dancer is late, it is required that an adult walks them upstairs. 
  • We realize that even with safety procedures in place there is a chance your dancer could come into contact with Covid 19. Therefore, we will be asking you to sign a liability waiver during registration.

Missed classes

  • If your dancer missed a class, they may make up the class by attending any of our other classes for their same age group. For example, your 3 year old missed her/his normal Monday class time. Your dancer can attend any of the other 3 year old classes on the schedule.
  • Please let us know via email which class you have selected for a make-up class. This way the dance teacher can be informed and expecting your child.
     

Withdrawing

  • To withdraw, please email us 30 days before your dancer’s last class. A $30 admin charge will occur if withdrawing without a 30 day notice.
     

Costumes

  • Lower School - There is a recital at the end of the fall semester and a recital at the end of the spring semester. You will get to keep your child’s costume. Your dancer will need their own white or black leotard, pink ballet tights and ballet shoes for the recital. If you child does not wish to be a part of the recital or cannot attend the recital, please let us know as soon as possible. Once costumes have been order, the costume fee cannot be returned but you will still get your child’s costume.
  • Upper School – In the spring, costumes are rented for $10 per class per dancer. Please keep all hair pieces, arm bands, or parts to a costume together in the bag it came in. All costumes will need to be returned the night of the recital.
     

Fees & Tuition & Refunds

  • Please see a full list of our fee’s and tuition prices here.
  • Refunds are on a case-to-case basis, a $5 processing fee will be collected for any refund given.
  • Once costumes have been order, the costume fee cannot be refunded.
  • The registration fee ($30 per family) is paid once each dance year and is non-refundable.

 

We understand that some seasons of life can be more challenging than others. If you would like finical assistants, please fill out our form here.