Registration is complete once Revolution Dance has received your non-refundable first month’s tuition and registration fee.
Tuition Payments will be processed online through our online software. You will be charged on the 1st of the month. RDS accepts all major credit cards or you can pay by pre authorized withdrawal. You can update your payment option at anytime through the portal. Please check your online account at any time to print off monthly statements.
There will be a $30.00 late fee for any accounts that are 15 days overdue
Returned Payments: Any payments returned NSF will be charged an additional $30 per transaction. If you have more than two NSF charges, remaining class fees must be paid in full by credit card, money order or certified cheque. NSF fees must be cleared immediately otherwise the dancer may not continue in their class(es).
Withdrawals: If you wish to withdraw your child from Revolution Dance, one months written notice must be provided to the Studio Director on the 1st of the month. One full month after notification of withdrawal, automatic payment will be terminated. We do not refund fees for partial months. Dancers are welcome to attend classes within the cancelation period if they wish. There will be no cancellation accepted after April 15th due to performance preparations.
Costumes: Costumes will be ordered or made for all dancers participating in competition events. If a dancer withdraws from a class after November 1st, not only is the costume fee non-refundable, dancers are subject to clear any remaining costume or prop fees. Recreational Costume Rental Fees are nonrefundable and will be charged in April
Competition Fees are non-refundable for any reason.
Classes will be conducted with the doors closed to protect the privacy of the students in the class. We understand the excitement you have. All you want to do is watch your child progress and snap those adorable photo's of them. There are a ton of reasons why we close our class doors to parents, and here are the top reasons.
It makes most other students uncomfortable - While your child might be okay with you peeking through the window, other children may react in a different way. We are dealing with all types of personalities in one room, and to make sure all of the students feel comfortable enough to express themselves, is one of our top priorities. In the mindset of kids, they even sometimes feel as though they are being judged by other parents on their dancing. This is sad but very true.
They learn independence in a safe environment.
This is especially true and beneficial for the pre-level classes. It is important to teach kids that "parents will drop you off for class, and be back in a few minutes", (that parents always comes back) and this is a safe thing to do. This starts the process of them not being too needy, and venturing to explore what it is like to be on their own, but obviously still safe with a teacher and surrounding staff. They can make decisions on their own in class, without looking over their shoulder for approval.
You lose the element of surprise
If you are constantly watching the classes every time your child is training, you lose the great element of surprise. There is nothing more thrilling than coming in for parent's week or recital, and seeing your child complete all of these amazing steps and tricks. If you are always watching classes, the parent might feel as though their child isn't really getting there, or disagree with the teaching methods and want to insert their opinions. I am telling you from firsthand experience, hold off on the peaking in class and wait to be surprised at the next viewing event ! You will be so much more proud and impressed with your child.
At various times throughout the year parents are invited into the class to serve as a practice audience for the dancers (parent viewing).
Dress Code Policy
Hair must be pulled back and secured for ALL classes.
Proper attire, including tights and shoes, must be worn for each class as outlined in the studio dress code.
All absences are to be reported to the studio prior to the student missing via email. Attendance is taken at the beginning of each class and kept track of throughout the year. It is important that your child attends dance class every week. Good attendance is imperative to the success of your dancer.
Absences and tardiness can hold back an entire class, and the studio cannot jeopardize its responsibilities to the rest of the class for one student. If a student misses too many lessons they may fall behind the rest of the class and may be asked not to perform the recital or competitions. If attendance becomes a problem you will be contacted by the studio via email.
Recital and Recital Ticket Policy
All studio fees must be paid in full or your child will not be permitted to participate in the recital. Tickets will go on sale at a predetermined date prior to the recital and will be rush seating. Tickets are only available at the studio office prior to the show. There will be NO photos and/or video recording allowed at the recital to protect the privacy and safety of the dancers.
1. Students must wait inside the building to be picked up.
2. No student is permitted to leave the building without an adult.
3. All students must use the restroom BEFORE they enter class.
4. Please try to keep the lobby as quiet and clean as possible!
5. Students must use the shelves and the hangers for their belongings located in the back hallway. The front lobby is for shoes and waiting parents only.
6. Please do not interrupt a teacher while a class is in session. If you need to speak to the teacher, please do so before or after the class.
7. Running and Tapping on the lobby floors are not permitted.
8. Please do not let children bang on the glass door.
9. We are not responsible for unsupervised children!
1. No food or drinks (apart from water) are permitted in the dance studios. You must keep all food and drinks in the lobby!
2. Students are not permitted to chew gum in the dance studios.
3. Absolutely no street shoes past the lobby. This includes parents and guests. (Street shoes are what you wear into the building)
4. Dance shoes are not to be worn outside for any reason.
5. All students must be in proper dress code while attending class. Including appropriate shoes.
6. Parents are not permitted to walk their children into the dance room. The teacher will greet them at the door and bring them into the classroom. Please do not go into the classroom to pick them up. After the class the teacher will bring them out to the lobby.
7. Class will be conducted with the doors closed. This will avoid distractions from the lobby.
8. Please make sure you arrive 5 - 10 minutes early for class.
9. Children should not touch mirrors or windows.
Disruptive Behavior Policy
We will make every effort to work with the students to encourage personal responsibility for their actions. We do take into consideration their age, but do respect the rules to be followed. In the event that behavior is disrupting class it may result in the following:
-Not Getting A Sticker
At the end of each class students who obey all of the rules (under a certain age) are rewarded with a sticker. This includes listening to the teacher, and dancing when instructed.
The director may require the parent(s) of any child who attends the studio to meet for a conference. The problem will be defined on paper. Goals will be established and the parent will be involved in creating approached towards solving the problem.
Revolution Dance Studios reserves the right to refuse business to anyone. The studio reserves the right to cancel the enrollment of a child for the following reasons:
1. Non-payment or excessive late payment of fees.
2. Not observing the rules and/or policies of the studio
3. Child has special needs which we cannot adequately meet with our current program.
4. Physical and/or verbal abuse of staff or children, by a parent or child.
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Your personal information may be used by us (or third parties engaged by us) to: (1) customize the advertising and the content that you see, (2) fulfill your requests for products and services, (3) contact you, (4) conduct research, (5) respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process, and (6) establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
We will never sell your information to any other third party. Personally identifiable information used for marketing purposes will always be presented as anonymous, aggregate data. No individual will be singled out.
Revolution Dance Studios will from time to time conduct voluntary surveys of visitors to the site to obtain demographic information about them. Such information may be compiled and shared in an anonymous, aggregate format, with advertisers and other third parties, but no personal details will be traceable or associated with specific individuals. If you provide your email address, Revolution Dance Studios may contact you periodically with special offers, updated information and new services. Any emails sent to you by Revolution Dance Studios offer you the option to be removed from the email mailing list.
Types of non-personally identifiable information include IP addresses, browser Information, advertising Information, and cookies.
All anonymous information is used only to measure site activity and to develop ideas for improving our sites. So, when you come back to visit us again, we can tailor information to suit your individual preferences. We use anonymous information to customize information for our users and to help us display information in the best format for you. The goal is to save you time and provide you with a more meaningful visit.
Links to Other Websites
Our websites will link to other websites and services from time to time. Revolution Dance Studios will always attempt to associate with only the most trustworthy partners who share our high standards regarding privacy. Nevertheless, we are not responsible for the content of and privacy practices of any other companies or websites.
Security and Disclaimer
Security of your personably identifiable information is of prime importance to all of us at Revolution Dance Studios. Access to this information is limited and will be used according to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Although we use security that we believe to be appropriate to protect your personal information, we do not guarantee that our security precautions will protect against, and we expressly disclaim any liability for, any loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.
ALL students are required to accept the studio policy and have their waivers signed off on at time of registration each year whether they are new or returning.