RISE Dance Co. Policies
Courtesy & Respect:
At RISE Dance Co. our mission is to create beautiful dancers and inspirational individuals. We strive to instill Respect, Integrity, Strength and Excellence into each of our dancers while inspiring passion and commitment to the art of dance. Our dancers will be held to the highest standards of conduct. Communicating negatively about anyone in or outside our studio will not be tolerated. Our dancers are expected to show courtesy and respect to all instructors and other students. RISE dancers are always respectful, supportive, encouraging and are positive in spirit, attitude and behavior. We are a family-friendly studio that instills strong technique, developmentally appropriate movement, and creates well-rounded dancers. We are committed to spreading the love of dance.
Please be sure to read RISE emails, return forms as requested, and refer to the website/parent portal for additional information. Instructors will publish and distribute information as it becomes available and will give notice in advance to keep all parents well-informed. In order to ensure all parents/guardians receive information in a timely manner, it is the parents' responsibility to keep mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers up-to-date with RISE.
Placement in classes is based on the following criteria: technique, potential, commitment level, enthusiasm, attitude and behavior in class, attendance and stage presence. Your dancer(s) will receive student evaluations to assess their strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement. Placement for the following year will be based on the criteria listed above.
Attendance & Time Commitment:
Just as sports teams require all players to attend practices, dance studios require their dancers to attend all classes and rehearsals. Absences will not only affect the individual dancer, but the class as a whole. Punctuality is just as important as attendance, please be on time and prepared for class. Parents/guardians should be prompt at drop-off and pick-up. Dance requires consistent ongoing training, and dancers who excessively miss classes will not be able to perform at the same level as those who have attended all classes regularly. If absences are becoming an issue, it is the teachers right to remove a dancer from any piece for recital or performances.
Rise Dance Co. will follow Jefferson County weather school closures. If the district cancels school for the day or has early dismissal due to the weather, RISE will also cancel classes for that afternoon and evening. For all other non-school days and Saturdays, we will follow weather reports and CDOT updates. We will notify you if classes are canceled via website, Facebook, email, and/or the studio voicemail, no later than 2 hours prior to the start of classes. As always, you can use your best judgment for your own personal comfort and the safety of the students. Makeup classes are always available for missed classes due to weather.
RISE Dress Code
It is important that our instructors can see the body placement of our dancers in the classroom setting. All dancers must wear appropriate dance wear to every class. Forgetting dance wear, shoes, proper hair and/or wearing inappropriate clothing is not acceptable. Ballet Class: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (not satin slippers) *required for recital, hair out of the face in a bun. A short dance skirt is optional. Jazz: Form fitting top, shorts/jazz pants/leggings, tan jazz shoes *required for recital. Tap: Form fitting top and shorts/jazz pants/leggings, black tap shoes *required for recital. Lyrical: Form Fitting Top, Shorts (showing the knee)/Jazz Pants/Leggings, tan pirouettes *required for recital Hip Hop Class: Comfortable dance clothes, hair securely pulled up, tennis shoes are required.
Tuition is due on the 1st of every month, payments received after the 10th of each month will be charged a $25 late fee. If a class is missed, making up a class at the same class level, or a level below, is strongly encouraged. Make-up classes must be taken within the current recital session. Classes begin on August 1st and continue through June 24th, there is no extra charge for 5 week months and no refunds for scheduled holiday breaks. Tuition is calculated on a full season of classes from August 1st, 2022 to June 24th 2023. Tuition payments are made in equal monthly installments and are non-refundable. Accounts must be current with no outstanding balance for tuition, costumes, or recital fees to participate in the recital. Recitals are held in December and June.
I agree to pay my child's tuition in a timely manner. I understand that tuition will be posted on the 1st of every month and that all fees not paid by the 10th of each month will be subject to a $25 late fee.
We will follow local and state COVID-19 guidelines and protocols at RISE. Please check emails and our website regularly for the most current updates. If your child has any symptoms, illness, or lives in a household with someone exhibiting the following, please STAY HOME: -Fever, sore throat, cough, upset stomach "unrelated to allergies", or COVID-19 symptoms. -Exposure to someone that has COVID, please notify us!
Waiver and Release
I have chosen to have my child participate in dance instruction given by RISE Dance Co. I acknowledge that I understand the nature of the activities my child will be participating in and that my child is in the proper physical condition and capable of participating in the related activities, understanding that RISE Dance is not in any way responsible for making such a determination. In consideration of my child's enrollment in any dance instruction program, I understand and agree on behalf of myself and my child, to release, hold harmless, and discharge RISE Dance from all claims, costs, liabilities, expenses or judgments, including attorneys' fees and court costs for any occurrences in connection with any dance instruction. I assume all risks to my child in connection with any instruction and further release RISE Dance and its owners and employees from liability for any injury sustained by my child while he or she is enrolled in any dance instruction program, including all risks reasonably connected with such activity whether foreseen or unforeseen. I understand that RISE Dance is not responsible for my child or other children under my supervision who are left unsupervised in the common areas and areas surrounding the dance studio and that RISE Dance will only be supervising my child when he or she is participating in scheduled dance activities, programs or instruction. I understand that RISE Dance is not responsible for personal property that is lost, damaged or stolen while I or my child is at or on RISE Dance property. I acknowledge and agree that it is my responsibility to maintain my own accident and health insurance coverage that provides adequate coverage for myself and my child participating in RISE Dance activities and that RISE Dance is not required to provide accident or health insurance for those participating in its instruction, activities or programs. I authorize and agree that RISE Dance may take and use photographs, videos or likenesses of myself or my child as needed for its record-keeping, advertising and/or public relations projects and that I have no rights to the same and will not be compensated for the same.
I understand that my child will remain enrolled at RISE until written notice is given. If notice is not given by the 25th of the month, I understand that I will be responsible for the following month's tuition.
Annual Registration Fee - $50/student - annual payment due in August or at time of registration. The registration fee covers the cost of administrative hours setting up students in the attendance and billing system. It also covers your dancer's insurance, music license fees, and studio communication costs, all separate expenses from class tuition.
Performance Fee - Two payments of $30/family - due November and in May. This performance fee is non-refundable and covers the cost for two venue performances. This fee is used towards the venue rental, venue and studio staffing, lighting designer, music and photographer. Recital tickets are sold separately.
Costume Rental Fee - is dependent on the number of dances, per dancer. This fee will be due February 1st and goes towards the renting, cleaning, maintaining and the storing of our costumes for the spring recital and future stage performances. This fee is non-refundable. I agree to pay my child's additional fees in a timely manner. I understand that if fees are not paid at the time they are due, my child will not be able to participate in the recital.