Handbook

OUR SCHEDULE

No matter which day your lesson is on, you will have received 36 lessons at the end of 9 months. Some months have 3 lessons, but others have 5, therefore; you will average 4 lessons a month. This totals 36 lessons for year – 4 lessons per month x 9 months = 36 lessons. Tuition rates are the same each month, regardless of the number of lessons received. (Stage practice, dress rehearsal, and recitals count as 2 lessons.) The Studio Calendar on the preceeding page shows all Holidays when lessons will not be held. Please keep this calendar handy so you are aware of the class schedule.

REGISTRATION

A non-refundable fee of $30 per student (to a maximum of 2 per family) is required yearly at the time of registraion. The registration fee covers administrative expenses and is paid by all students.

PAYMENT OF FEES

We offer an auto-withdrawl from your bank account for your monthly tuition payments. At your first class in September, you will remit payment for September tuition, fill out the necessary auto-withdrawl forms (including a voided check) and your auto-withdrawl will begin on October 5th. 

Tution can be paid monthly by check, money order, or cash. Payment must be received by the 7th of the month or you are charge a $10 late fee. We do not always have a secretary in the office, so please put the exact amount of your tuition in an envelope. Put your child’s name of the front of the envelope and place the envelope inside the office window on the desk. You can also mail your payment to us, but remember we must receive it by the 7th. 

All non-sufficient funds checks or auto-withdrawl returns will be charged a $30 fee, per return. If any account becomes three months past due, your child may no longer participate in class until the account is current.

FAMILY DISCOUNT

We offer a $4.00 discount for each additional family member or each additional 1 – hour class taken ($2.00 discount for ½ hour class).

DISCONTINUING CLASSES AND REFUNDS

Withdrawl from classes must be done by the parent in person or over the phone. After speaking with your child’s teacher, your auto-withdrawl account will be terminated. HardCor Performing Arts reserves the right to terminate lessons to any student without notice. In such a case, a refund for unused lessons will be given.

PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES

Parents are welcomed and encouraged to attend classes to observe their child’s progress, especially children under the age of seven. Taking notes or use of video is highly recommended in the dance room. We expect your courtesy to keep talking to a minimum. The outer lobby, with large viewing windows, is provided for those of you with small children so classes are not interrupted. Our studio is unique in this program of parental participation. We feel it greatly benefits your child’s dance or tumbling education. 

CLASS PROGRESS

Another unique feature at our dance studio if the way we set up our classes. Students are grouped according to age, skill, practicing habits, and attendance. If we feel a student isn’t keeping up, or could progress faster, we will move them to another class. We are always re-evaluating our classes and making improvements. We ask that you try a class for at least a month before consulting your teacher about moving to a new class.

ATTENDANCE

Attendance records are kept each year. Regular attendance in a must if you are to benefit the most from your training. Each student is important to the progress of the whole class. Interest is kept when there is progress and development. Irregular attendance slows both. If your child is going to be absent, please call the office or inform our teacher the week prior. If you are absent from a dance lesson, you are responsible at the next lessons for knowing the steps taught in the class you missed. Consult a friend, or come early to find someone to help you. 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons will be given only to students interested in entering dance competitions and talent shows. This is for the serious student willing to put forth the extra time and energy into practicing, not to mention the traveling expenses and entry fees. Talk to Cory if interested.

CARE OF STUDENTS

HardCor Performing Arts is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Students are not to be left at the studio for excessive amounts of time.

BAD WEATHER

When bad weather develops, all cancellations will be posted on our Instagram, Facebook, and website (www.hardcorperformingarts.com). Sometimes we are unaware of road conditions outside of the Denison area. If you feel driving is unsafe, please call to advise us of the weather in your area. If you are not coming due to weather, please let us know. Any classes canceled due to bad weather will be rescheduled and made up. If school has been cancelled or let out early, do not assume there will not be classes.

RECITAL

Your teacher will order one ready-made costume through the studio. Price range will vary from $50-$80 a costume. Although the recital is not until May, we will order costumes in December. Complete payment for the costumes will be due at this time. You may wish to keep this in mind as you plan your budget, as you realize December can be a tough month financially. Tuition and other fees on your account must be paid first before any payment can be applied to costume fees.

Recital dates for 2019 are May 25-26-27. Dress rehearsals, pictures, and stage practice days are May 20-21-22-23-24-25. Please keep these dates in mind when you plan your summer vacations. 

COMPETITION FEES

If your child is in a competition dance class, entry fees are generally due a month ahead of the competition date. These must be paid before we send the entries. Your teacher will advise you of all payment due dates. Tuition and other fees on your account must be paid first before any payment can be applied to competition fees.

INJURIES

Parents, legal guardians of minor students, and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on Studio property resulting from normal dance or tumbling activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during, or after class time.

DIRECTIONS

The main studio is located on the east side of Denison on Highway 30. We are across from El Jimador Mexican Restaurant. To get to the Methodist Church location; from Hwy 30, turn north on 14th Street and go three blocks. It is on the left. All phone calls, money transactions, shoe purchases, etc. will be handled at the main studio. (712-263-6677)

DRESS CODE

Required dancewear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes.

Female dancers and tumblers: Leotard or tight-fitting cami, tank, or sports bra top and booty shorts are required. No gym shorts, sweat pants, pajama pants, or t-shirts. Hair must be off the face and secured. 

Male dancers and tumblers: Any well-fitting athletic wear. Tees or tanks should be tucked in. No jeans, jean shorts, or oversized gym shorts.

Footwear: Black or tan tap and jazz shoes for dancers; Barefoot, without socks for tumblers. All tights must be stirrup or footless, as the students slip on the carpet or mats during tumbling. 

Download the full 2018 Handbook

The file below contains all information you have read above and the registration forms.

HANDBOOK 2018 (pdf)

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