Welcome to Aimee’s Dance Academy!

This handbook will serve as your guide to Aimee’s Dance Academy and its philosophy of dance/gym/cheer education.

We take our roles as mentors and teachers in your child’s life very seriously. It is our objective to inspire a passion for the art of dance/gym in every child who passes through our doors. In the process, we strive to set the right example and help your child (and you) create memories that will last a lifetime.

Philosophy

Aimee’s Dance Academy is committed to providing high-quality dance classes to enhance the overall development of the child. We provide a safe and child-centered environment to encourage our students to explore dance with qualified, nurturing teachers.

We believe that dance training encourages young people to develop a positive self-image as they increase awareness of their physical being. Along with improving coordination skills and developing muscular awareness, dance classes give children the freedom to express themselves through movement.

The highest educational standards are expected from all Aimee’s Dance Academy faculty members. They are lifelong learners who continue to educate themselves through certification programs, teacher-training schools, conferences, and other learning opportunities.

For Our Students

The first step to becoming a successful dancer is making a Solid commitment to your classes. Strong technique is a key Ingredient and class is where you develop that technique. Come to each class prepared to learn and without personal distractions. Class time is your chance to focus on yourself, so try to leave your concerns or worries at the studio door. True progress is made when you look at each class as an opportunity to become better at what you love to do. Dance full-out, stretch a little further, become more aware of you Technique, and make the most of every class.

  • Arrival Time:
    Students should not arrive to the studio more than ten to fifteen minutes early and should leave the studio within ten of dismissal. The studio is not a place for “hanging out.”  The studio will only open 10 minutes before the first class starts.
  • Tardiness:
    For safety reasons, students arriving more than ten minutes late to class will only be permitted to observe class and not participate.
  • Attendance:
    In order to keep our tuition payments and classes accurate please make sure your child attends their class each week. After a student has three unexcused absences the student will be removed from the class. Parents will also be asked to re-register their child. Class attendance is very important to learn the fundamentals, routines, and structure of each class.

Attire

Make sure students wear the correct attire to each and every class. They will not be allowed to participate while wearing incorrect clothing. Dance attire is not regular, every-day attire. NO T-SHIRTS WILL BE ALLOWED.

  1. Classical Ballet – Pink tights, ADA black ballet leotard, and pink ballet shoes.
  2. Tumbling – ADA tumbling leotard and black biker shorts, no shoes. (DO NOT WEAR TIGHTS.)
  3. Hip Hop – Sweatpants, bra tops, leotards, biker shorts, tennis shoes etc. may all be worn.
  4. Technique & Contemporary – Black ADA leotard, pink convertible tights for Technique only, and black shorts with assigned shoes (gore boots, turners, or bare foot).
  5. Jazz/Tap or Ballet/Tap – Any leotards, shorts, and certain assigned shoes:
    • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced: black slip-on taps and tan jazz shoes.
    • Preschool Ballet/Tap: pink ballet shoes and black tie-up tap shoes.

Privates

Private Lessons are always available at ADA. Each teacher will be able to schedule their private lessons according to their personal agenda.

The fee for privates must be paid when scheduling the private in order to reserve your spot on our calendar. Click here to see open times/dates in order to schedule.

Tuition

Monthly tuition is due on the 1st of every month. After the 10th, a $25 late fee will be added. If the studio is closed due to a holiday, weekend, etc. payments must be received thru mail, studio drop box, online payment, or early pay. Tuition is based on 10 instalments. All students are required to pay tuition August thru May. All classes and tuition will end after the recital in May.

Recital Fee

The studio charges a recital fee per student in order to cover the cost of the venue, music, recital t-shirts and end of the year trophies. This will be charged to every student whether they choose to participate or not because each child will still receive a recital t-shirt and their end of the year trophy.

Costumes

We spend many hours determining the correct costumes for each class. They are always age appropriate and of the highest quality possible. Two year old students will need one costume; all other students will need one costume per routine. Costumes do not include shoes.

In an effort to ensure that costumes are delivered in time for picture day and an organized distribution to our students, costume orders are placed during the December holiday break. Costume manufacturers do not accept cancellations or offer refunds; therefore the studio does not refund costume deposits. For this reason, you will be given the total for costumes by October and you’ll have until November 2nd to pay costumes in Full.

Our Refund Policy

No refund will be issued for any classes or payments.  No refunds will be issued for any merchandise purchased unless the product was damaged prior to the purchase.  A credit maybe granted depending on the circumstances, but it is not guaranteed.

General Policies

  • Parent and students exceed into the desk space of the studio. This area, behind the front desk, is for employees ONLY.
  • No cell phones or computers may be used during class time. (This means no social media, calling, or texting.)
  • In order to keep our studio clean, please watch your children and make sure they are respectful of our building. Let’s keep our studio beautiful!
  • Please be sure to be courteous of other families at the studio. Parking will be hectic for back to dance/gym so please be thoughtful of other drivers during studio hours.
  • NO FOOD OR SODA WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO!