Handbook

Fall Session

Classes begin Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and continue through May 2017. Classes will not run following the recital. Upon enrollment there is a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee per student and the first month’s tuition to reserve the student’s placement in a class. Please see the Financial section for further information.

Summer Session and Summer Camps

Summer 2017 Classes and Camps will be held in June, July and August 2017.

Class Placement

Students are evaluated on an individual basis. Placement in levels is made with each student’s best interest in mind. The school faculty meets regularly to discuss the student’s progress and/or placement. It is our policy to offer appropriate opportunities to every child. Placement decisions are derived from many years of teaching experience. Placement is highly individual and the factors that go into the decision are complex. All levels at Longwood Performing Arts are two-year levels, unless advised by the instructor.

Attendance

The importance of attending class on a regular basis cannot be stressed enough! Students learn and progress with consistent attendance.

Class Make-Up Policy

When a student must miss a class due to illness, vacation, etc., it is your responsibility to make-up the class on your own. If there is not another class of the same level, speak to your instructor about another make-up class. Please be aware that the studio bases its schedule and finances on a student’s commitment to the class and we cannot deduct for classes missed. Please notify the front desk when you are making up a class.

Code of Conduct

It’s our philosophy to encourage our students to feel, think, and act respectfully to their peers, the adults in their lives and themselves. Proper respect for the directors, faculty and staff is expected of the students and their families. Longwood Performing Arts reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student whose attendance or conduct is found to be unsatisfactory.

Additional Guidelines

Cell phones are not permitted in the dance studios at any time. Cell phones must be on silent and remain in dressing rooms.
Only water is permitted in the dance studios. No food, drinks, or gum.

Dress Code

Please see the Class Descriptions and Dress Code Section for specific dress requirements. All belongings should be labeled with the student’s name. Cover-ups should be worn at all times outside of the studio. Do not wear dance shoes outside of the studio.

Pick-Up and Drop Off

Please escort students in and out of the studio for safety reasons. Students are not permitted to wait outside the building at any time. Do not park in front of any studio entrances. Ample parking is provided around the building. The studio is not responsible to care for children who are not picked up on time. Please notify the front desk if you will be late.

Bulletin Boards and Website

Important studio notices and schedules including changes are posted on the bulletin boards in the lobby of the studio. Please check the bulletin boards and website regularly for any new or adjusted information.

Withdrawals

Please notify the studio immediately if a student discontinues attending Longwood Performing Arts. If we do not receive notification, we will continue to charge your account. You will be responsible for all tuition due up until the time of notification.