Lake Orion, MI 48360 Phone No. (248) 393.1339
Fall Recreational Program Tuition and Discounts
Group Rates (minimum of 4 students):
The following is the amount owed each month for weekly classes:Tuition is paid on a monthly basis regardless of the number of weeks per month. There is no penalty if you choose to drop a class, however, tuition will not be refunded.
For families with more than one child dancing, the first child will pay full price while the second child will receive 20% off their tuition, the third child will receive 30% off their tuition and the fourth child will receive 40% off their monthly tuition. Family discounts do not apply to the summer session.
If you get one new family to enroll, you will receive half-off one month's tuition. If you get two new families to enroll, you will receive one month Free of dance. The new families must write your name on the registration form and they must be enrolled for a minimum of 3 months in order to receive the discount.
Boys dance FREE in recreational classes with paying sibling. (Excludes competition and intensive ballet classes).
Note to competition : For those students that also dance in a solo, duet, and/or trio, an additional fee will be applied on top of your group rate. The fees are as follows:
Solos - 1/2 hr. Class - $80 per month
There will be no make-ups or credits given for practices missed due to competitions and/or performances.
At L.A. Dance students are to wear their required uniform to class each week. Each class has a different color leotard that must be worn at all times. The dress code rule is meant to create uniformity yet still allow creativity, therefore, any shade and style of each color leotard listed below is acceptable. For your convenience, all leotards, shoes, tights and accessories are sold at the studio.
Following is a list of shoes needed for each class:
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:BALLET CLASSES:
Hair must be in bun. This does not include Preschool classes or Combo classes.
Boys are to wear black cotton shorts or tight fitting pants (no baggy clothes) and a white t-shirt. Ballet shoes must be black.
ALL OTHER CLASSES
All hair, shoulder length and longer, must be secured tightly away from face.
No street shoes are allowed on the dance floor at any time.
No jewelry is to be worn in class.
Tuition is due by the 10 th of each month. Any payments made after the due date will be assessed a $10.00 late fee.
No refunds or make-up classes will be given to those who miss due to vacations or illnesses. Tuition is non-refundable.
All costume deposits are non-refundable . If you drop out in the middle of the dance year, you will still be responsible for the balance of your costume.
Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before class time. Students are to be picked up in the lobby at the scheduled time.
Gum chewing is not allowed at any time during class.
Children are not allowed to attend the adult class.
Parents are welcome to wait in the lobby while their child is in class. There is an observation window in each dance room to allow parents to see how their children are progressing class to class. Children are not allowed to stand on chairs to look through the window, this includes siblings.
We will follow the Lake Orion school schedule as far as holiday vacations and snow days. We do not recognize half-days or end of marking period days. There will be no make-ups or refunds for vacations or snow-days.
Video taping is strictly prohibited.
No pets allowed in the studio at any time unless it is a service dog. This policy will be strictly enforced to protect students with severe allergies.
Please check the bulletin board in the lobby for any newsletters or special announcements. When letters are issued, the instructor will distribute them to the class on the first day of the month only. You are responsible for obtaining a letter if you are absent or have lost it. Please check the website each month for the monthly newsletters at www.ladance.us
A $15.00 per family non-refundable registration fee is due at time of enrollment.
There is a $25.00 returned check fee.
Please make sure to keep your account up-to-date. Students with outstanding balances will not be allowed to participate in the recital.
DANCE IS FUN! It lifts the spirit, strengthens the body, and stimulates the mind...”
-Wayne Sleep, b. 1948
At L.A. Dance we feel it is important that students learn to work efficiently as a group and behave in a respectable manner. We have organized a time out policy to control any type of disruptive behavior that might affect the learning process for other students.
Costumes and Annual Recitals
A non-refundable $40.00 costume deposit per costume is due by November 15th . Remaining balance must be paid by January 15th . Any late payments will be assessed a $10.00 late fee . This assures that costumes will arrive in early Spring in time for pictures. An annual recital will be held in June of each year at Lake Orion High School. An annual vocal recital will be held in June of each year at Upland Hills school Auditorium. Video taping and flash photography is strictly prohibited at all recitals. There will be a professional video service recording the recital and you may purchase recital DVD's.
Picture day will be held in the Spring of each year.
A Dress Rehearsal will be held in May at Lake Orion High School. A musical theater/vocal dress rehearsal will be held in May at Upland Hills School Auditorium. Dress rehearsal will be closed to the public. Only parents and siblings are allowed into the auditorium on dress rehearsal. You may video tape dress rehearsal.
Recital tickets will go on sale one month prior to the recital date.
At the beginning of each year students will learn basic technique and stretching exercises. They will develop correct posture and dance terminology. It is very important to have a strong technique class before learning combinations. Choreography will begin around November of each year.
We encourage students to practice at least fifteen minutes every day to insure that they will progress satisfactory. At the end of each year, every student will receive an evaluation. This is similar to a report card in school. The purpose of the evaluation is to inform the parents what areas their children need work in and what level they should be placed at the following year.
Students are allowed to have 5 un-excused absences throughout the dance year. Examples of un-excused absences may include sleep-overs, parties, school dances, or sporting events. To have an excused absence the parent or guardian must call in advance to let the teacher know of the absence and why. Excused absences may include illnesses, funerals, weddings, or family reunions.
We feel that education must come before extracurricular activities, therefore, if a student misses school because they are sick, they should not come to class that night.
Note to Competition: If a student misses any classes during a two week period before a performance or competition, that student will not be allowed to perform in that event. Fees will not be refunded. If a student is ill, then a doctor's note must be given to the instructor in order for the dancer to participate in that event. If the student is not sick enough to make a doctor's visit, then that student must come and observe the class. Absences will not be tolerated for school field trips, birthday parties, or anything other than illnesses and family emergencies.
For extra practices, a $10.00 additional fee for groups per hour per student will be required. Extra solo practices will cost $30.00 per hour and duets/trios will cost $15.00 per hour per student. This will most likely occur from January through April of each year.
Competition students are required to attend at least one dance workshop per year. You will have at least two workshops to choose from. All workshop fees are non-refundable.
Summer classes will begin in June/July of each year. The summer session will focus on technique in each class. There is no recital with the summer program. The summer program is a great time to try a new discipline without the full year commitment.
Note to Pre-competitive and Competitive students: Summer technique classes are MANDATORY.
To sing well and to dance well is to be well educated."
-Plato (c. 428 - c. 348 B.C.)
Costume and College Scholarship Fundraising
L.A. Dance offers a fundraising opportunity for every student. Whether you are a recreational or competition student everyone is invited to participate. Since the costume deposits are due right before Christmas and the balance is due right after Christmas, L.A. Dance will offer a fundraising program that will be used for costume money.
A portion of each child's costume money will be set aside into a College Scholarship Fund. At the end of the year the money in the scholarship fund will be given to a select few graduating high school seniors to put towards their college education.
Even if your child is not a graduating high school senior, we recommend your participation because when your child becomes eligible, this opportunity may be offered to them. We ask for everyone's participation in helping to further a child's college education!
"If all children in every school, from their entrance until their graduation... were given the opportunity to experience dance as a creative art, and if their dancing kept pace with their developing physical, mental, and spiritual needs, the enrichment of their adult life might reach beyond any results we can now contemplate."
-Margaret N. H'Doubler