Overview of Studio Policies

 

  • PSPA has an Open Viewing Policy, which means you may watch your child dance at any time that is convenient for you during class time at the studio! The only exception is “dress rehearsal” for our June performance which is closed.
  • Required Dress – Assigned Class leotards and tights must be worn to each class. NO Street Clothes! Hair should be always be pulled up. These leotards are also required attire for dance workshops and community events eliminating the need to unnecessarily purchase additional costumes or dance wear.
  • Class Absence
    • General Division students may “make up” classes missed due to illness or inclement weather in their scheduled “Sister Class” free of charge.  But, please call ahead so the instructor can be notified. Class size is limited to twelve dancers in the Primary thru Elementary Levels. Occasionally, as we approach our June performance we will choreograph large production numbers that require two or more classes getting together. These productions will affect class/rehearsal schedules. 
    • Company and Advanced class students Do not have “sister” classes available for makeup and are expected to participate at their regular class times. We understand there may be absences that cannot be avoided, and will be addressed on an individual basis. Choreographic roles are directly related to attendance as they impact the entire class.

     

  • June Performances
    • PSPA has an annual performance in June of each year, offering the aspiring artist the opportunity to share their love of dance with family and friends. This is optional, but we must be informed prior to January, as it will impact choreography planning, costume orders, and other members of the class. All participating dancers are required to attend rehearsal week. Students unable to attend may not be allowed to perform as this impacts both the performance as well as the safety of other dancers.  Student accounts must be up to date or arrangements made in order to perform.

 

Attire

All students are required to wear class leotards along with ballet, tap, jazz shoes as assigned to their class. We will use the class leotard in our upcoming performance. Their leotard and shoe wear is available at Little Shoes in Plymouth. Arrangements for our dance wear has been pre-arranged with Little Shoes, parents only need to inform them of your childs class time and the necessary items will be made available. No worries about stock running out. Please wear this leotard to each and every class with hair up and proper dance shoes.

 

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  • Scholarships and Payment Plans – PSPA was founded with the belief that ALL children with the desire should have the opportunity to learn the arts and be able to explore and develop in their chosen field. We offer scholarships and flexible  payment plans to those in need. Please inquire in confidence with Miss Kathleen should you have the need for these services, and we will work to ensure your child is not deprived of this opportunity.
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  • Tuitions & Fees
                                       
    • Registration Fee is one time per year per family (July 1st through June 30th)
    • Monthly Tuitions are due the first day of each month (September through June). Please notify the office in Sept if you would like your account to be on a monthly schedule.
    • Quarterly Tuitions - After the initial Sept payment quarterly payments are due Oct 2nd, Dec 2nd, and April 2nd. Most of our general division one class per week students are on this program.
    • Private / Semi private tuitions are due at time of class checks should be made out to PSPA
    • Summer Classes / Dance Camps / Specialty Programs / Master Classes – Tuition is due prior to first class
    • Returned Check Fee - Returned checks will incur a $25.00 late fee
    • Family Discount – Families enrolling a third dancer or program receive a discount of 50% for the least expensive program tuition for the school year. Team Program and our Hip Hop Programs and Adult Programs do not apply because enrolled students already receive a reduced rate.

o       “Bring a Friend” Program – Existing students will receive a $25.00 tuition credit when an incoming student indicates they were referred by you to our studio. Your name MUST be listed as referral on their registration form in order for you to receive a credit of $25.00. This amount will be credited to your tuition once the incoming student has remained for at least 2 months.

    • Costumes for June Performance – Costumes are ordered during the first week in January. These must be paid in full prior to placing the order with the costume companies. We have divided this into payments to assist our students and families. Costume payments are due Nov 15 and Dec 15th. You will receive additional information as it pertains to your class and specific costs. All costumes are paid for in full by Jan 1 No costumes will be ordered for accounts in arrears. All student accounts most be closed and all final payments received by June 1st. Students with outstanding accounts will not receive their costumes and are unable to participate in the June performance.
    • Scholarships and Payment Plans – PSPA was founded with the belief that ALL children with the desire should have the opportunity to learn the arts and be able to explore and develop in their chosen field. We offer scholarships and flexible  payment plans to those in need. Please inquire in confidence with Miss Kathleen should you have the need for these services, and we will work to ensure your child is not deprived of this opportunity.

                       

Its important to allow our young people experience the entire theatre experience, therefore we  bring in a professional video and light crew, use backdrops and props as one might see in a professional show. PSPA rents a theatre for the entire week giving our dancers the benefit of rehearsing at least twice before performing. PSPA believes once dancers are comfortable with their new surroundings they can focus on their inner artist and perform! Our stage crew is a combination of professionals and volunteer parents. There are no performance or rehearsals fees for students. All dancers are required to attend rehearsal week. Students unable to attend are unable to perform.

 

 

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