Policies 

Studio Drop Off and Pick Up

Child Care is not available on studio premises. Dancers and parents should not arrive more than 10 minutes before their scheduled class.  Dancers under the age of 13, should be picked up at dismissal time. Unity and their teachers are not liable for your child’s supervision outside of class time.

Class Observation

All of our classes for children ages 4 and older are closed to observation until the final 10 minutes of class, where  you are welcome to sit along the mirror. Spectators can be a distraction and we want to respect our dancers and their desire to express themselves freely. We allow parents to stay and sit quietly behind the wall in our lobby area,  but ask that you do not interact with your child or their teacher until class is dismissed.  We encourage you to cheer and show your support for our dancers during that last 10 minutes of class.  We would also appreciate you refrain from taking pictures or videotaping of the whole class without permission.  Anything you do post with permission, please tag us!  The studio and it's teachers will be taking pictures or filming their classes throughout the year.  Follow us on Facebook & Instagram for these clips.  

Registration and Class Commitment

We have open house and registration September 7th, 2017 from 4:30-6:30pm for the season that runs September - June.  You can come meet our teachers and .sign up for classes.  Many of our classes will fill up on registration day, so we advise you enroll on that day to avoid being wait-listed. Online registration will not open until after our open house but you can mail in your registration if you can not make it that evening. Registration is $25 for a single dancer or $35 for a family.  This fee is collected from all incoming dancers regardless of what month you begin and is not prorated. If you begin and pay your registration fee in September, your June tuition is waived.  This is because classes begin mid-September but are not prorated. We also do not prorate for holidays, winter or spring break but we also do not charge beyond our recital fee for extra rehearsals in preparation for performances.  Your enrollment is month-to-month however, in order to not be charged for a class, you must drop it before the month begins.

Payments

We accept cash, personal checks and debit/credit cards.  We also accept payments online through your parent portal.  Tuition is due on or before the 5th of each month.  A late fee of $10 will be accessed to your account for any payments made after the 5th. Any dancer with a balance of more than 60-days late, may be dropped from their classes and their spot filled from the wait-list, they will also be asked to use auto pay for the remainder of  the year (credit card fees will apply).  Dancers with outstanding balances are not able to perform at our recitals or company shows.  A fee of $25 will be accessed for all returned checks. There are additional fees for debit/credit card payments made either online or in person, and for auto-pay.

Prorated, Refund Policy and Missed Classes

If you do not register in September, you will still pay the full registration fee but will be prorated for the month you begin.  You will then also be charged for a partial month in June.  Unity does not offer refunds. We also do not prorate for missed classes.  For missed classes, we encourage you to take a make-up class.  If you miss too many classes, you may want to schedule a private lesson with your teacher. Those rates per hour vary and should be scheduled directly with the teacher.

Canceled Classes

All classes that do not have a minimum of 5 students enrolled, may be canceled at Eileen’s discretion.  If a class is canceled, you will be asked to enroll in another class that is age/level appropriate.  If this new class schedule does not work for you, you will be issued a prorated refund.

Holidays and Canceled Lessons

We are closed for Thanksgiving,  winter and spring break.. If we must  close due to weather, we will send out an email as well as update social media.  We do not refund/prorate for weather closure and our make-up policy still applies.  If we  have to cancel a lesson due to studio conflict or due to illness, we will attempt to schedule a make-up day and time for that class.  If you are unable to make the new day/time, you may ask about taking a different class as a make-up.  We do not offer discounts or prorate tuition for these very rare occasions.  

We are closed for:

Thanksgiving (November 23 - 26)

Winter Break  (December 18 - January 2)

Spring Break (March 26 - 31)

We are OPEN:  Veteran’s Day (November 10),. Martin Luther King Day  (January 15), President’s Day (February 19)

We are NOT closed and DO operate on our regular schedule on all other holidays, school holidays or in-service/conference days.  You should check our Facebook page for updates but just because you don’t have school, doesn’t mean we are closed.  We are generally holding regular classes.

Communication

Most of our information is sent out via email and/or made available through your parent portal.  It is important that we have a current email address on file. We can send to multiple email addresses, so please talk to the Office Manager about setting this up to your liking.  We ask that you have our email address listed in your contacts to prevent information getting sent to your spam file.  We also post updates to our Facebook account and will keep important information available at the studio as well as posted on our bulletin board in the lobby.  Please follow us Facebook and on Instagram for updates, pictures and more.  Instagram @unityschoolofdance @kingskrew You may email us at unityschoolofdance@gmail.com or call/text us.  Contact information below.

Parent Portal

Information regarding the new Parent Portal will be emailed to our dance families.  If you have questions, please contact Michelle for assistance.

Unity Costumes and Fees

Costumes are approximately $50 per dance.  Each class will typically have 2 dances in the spring recital in June.  Please budget to pay this costume fee in April.  (Should we have a winter recital, one costume will be ordered and that payment due in November.) We also have a $30 recital fee per dancer that is due each May. Parents will be asked to verify the dancer’s costume sizes.  If we must exchange your costume for a different size, a fee of $20 will be charged.

Newsletters

We try to have a newsletter out by the middle of each month.  This will be emailed out but we will also have a few hard copies at the studio if you would like to pick one up.  Other information will be pinned to our bulletin board and posted to social media.  The new parent portal should also be used to stay up to date on studio and class news.

Discounts

Family Discount:  First dancer will pay full tuition then one  additional dancer will receive 15% off their monthly tuition.  If you have more than 2 dancers in your family, the dancer with the least number hours per week will receive the discount.  One discount per family.  Families also have a discounted registrations fee.

Company Dancers:  For the 2017-18 season, Kings Krew and/or Evolve dancers receive a discount on their tuition. 

What do you need for class?

Appropriate clothing and shoes. Clothing should be comfortable and modest. For technique class, dancers typically wear more form fitting choices, such as, shorts, leotards, spandex pants, tank tops, more fitted shirts, etc., so that the teacher can see and correct your lines.  For Ballet, please wear ballet shoes - we typically ask for pink ballet shoes for performances. For Jazz class, you may wear socks, pirouettes or jazz shoes - we typically ask for black jazz shoes without laces for performances but at times have requested nude.  For Hip Hop class, we prefer shoes that are not street shoes and without black soles but at a minimum should be clean and dry and should not leave markings on the dance floor - we typically ask for all white shoes without color accents or logos.  For company classes (Kings Krew); you will have your company shoes for performances but for class, you may wear any comfortable shoe as well as pirouettes or socks for your technique section.  You should also bring your own water bottle.  We have a water cooler you may use to refill your bottle.  We generally have water bottles for sale at the studio should you forget.

Lost and Found

Each month, we have an abundance of really nice items left behind.  We ask that you please take home all your belongings with you after each class. Anything left behind, including your expensive water bottles, will be placed in the lost and found.  If you have labeled all your items, we will attempt to get them back to you.  However, on the 10th of each month, all items will be donated to charity..

Dancer’s Belongings

We ask that you store your dance bags in the dressing room during your classes.  Please refrain from using the lobby as your changing room. If you have brought in outside food or drink, please be mindful of any messes you may create and place all trash in the garage receptacle.  We ask that dancers DO NOT check their phones during class, including during water breaks.  Leave the outside world at the door!

Merchandise

We will have a “menu” of items for you to order from periodically throughout the season.  Beyond ordering at these times, we carry a  limited amount of merchandise.  We appreciate you showing your support by wearing our gear! 

Recital and Show dates for 2017:

We generally perform in the public once during the holiday season.  Information for that will be given once received.

We usually do not have a winter recital but should we, that date will be announced as soon as possible.

Kings Krew Winter Show (Company Dancers ONLY) January 27th  @ 7:30pm LCC Ragozzino Performance Hall

Spring Recital and Kings Krew Spring Show, dates will be announced at a later time.  They will be during the weekend of June 15-17th.

 

Printable Policy Sheet

Company Policies for King's Krew/ Evolve

 

Contact Information:

Unity School of Dance  543 Centennial Blvd Springfield, OR 97477

Website: www.UnitySchoolofDance.com   Facebook: Unity School of Dance  Instagram: @unityschoolofdance and @kingskrew

For general information or questions, please email: unityschoolofdance@gmail.com

If you need an immediate answer or are reporting an absence, please text or call:

Eileen King - Owner and Director  (541) 954-5740

Michelle Jacobson - Office Manager (541) 517-2274