At Stepping Out Studio of Dance, we love your children and want every child to have a positive experience. Dance class is education and fun, however, an important part of class work is developing an attitude of discipline and respect for teachers and fellow students. We trust that following our classroom etiquette will provide an environment whereby classes at Stepping Out Studio of Dance will be a pleasure for all concerned.
*Parents must not leave children unattended before and after dance class. Our staff is not responsible for your child once they are dismissed from a class or before a class begins.
*The studio is not responsible for students once they leave the studio.
*Students may not be dropped off more than 10 minutes early for class.
*Students must remain inside the building once they are dropped off and until they are picked up.
*Please make every effort to get your child to class on time and to pick up promptly, especially if your child is in the last class of the day.
*Please drive cautiously around the studio at all times.
*Good attendance is necessary for students to progress in their classes.
*Please keep absences to a minimum, especially when we are preparing for recital dances.
*If your child needs to leave class early for any reason, please notify the instructor prior to the start of class.
*If your child misses 7 or more classes from January until May they may not be able to participate in the recital. This decision will be made by the instructor and the director and will be discussed with the parent before the 7th absence occurs. We are having to enforce this rule due to many absences in the past. When one child continually misses class, it makes it difficult on the other students in the class to learn and perform their routine. (This is for the older classes)
*Please watch your personal belongings at all times as we are not responsible for valuables left around the studio.
*There is a lost and found for those items left at the studio. Please check here for any item you may have lost.
*To avoid distractions, family and friends are not allowed to watch class except on those days set aside as "visitor days."
*If you feel you need to discuss certain issues with your child’s teacher, you may do so by reserving a conference time. Our teachers like to keep communication open with our parents and will be more than willing to speak with you. However, we have a very tight class schedule and do not have breaks between classes. Please try to schedule a time for this.
*No food, drink, candy, snow cones or gum allowed in the classrooms. This will be strictly enforced!
*Students will not be allowed to leave the studio to go to the coffee shop unless parents notify the office staff at the front desk.
*Absolutely no cell phones in class. They will be taken away if they are seen.
*Parents please do not let your children run around the studio and hang on the barres or mats before class begins.
*Positive reinforcement is used to guide our students toward acceptable behavior. Behavior which is unacceptable includes but is not limited to;
-Failure to follow the instructors’ directions.
-Disruption of the class and other students.
-Failure to adhere to studio policies.
*If discipline becomes necessary, a child is first corrected several times, if that does not correct the issue, they will be asked to sit in time out. If that is not successful, a parent conference will be scheduled.
*Cover-ups can be worn to and from class but will not be permitted during class.
*If you have Stepping Out Shirts or Shorts they can be worn OVER your regular class attire, not in place of it.
*Students (especially Pre-School students )must use the restroom BEFORE class begins.
*The studio reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.