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Regular attendance is highly recommended. Students should arrive to class on time, 10 to 15 minutes prior to class is best. Students should attend each class for maximum benefit and progress. Absence due to illness must be reported by phone or email to the studio, prior to class time in order to qualify for make-up classes. Students are encouraged to make up absences by attending another class of an appropriate level. Students must be currently registered and in good standing in order to take a make-up class.
Make Up Policy
All make-up classes must be done within the month in which the absence occurs, unless otherwise approved. No refunds or credit will be given for missed classes. These make-up classes must be at a level of equal or lower level to the class in which they missed. Lower level classes are always a benefit to a student as they provide extra base of the technique knowledge as foundation to the style in which the student is learning. As a courtesy to our teachers, students and staff we ask that whenever possible please give advance notice of taking a make-up class. We will try to keep class size at a maximum with the exception of the occasional addition of students making up missed classes.
Attendance Individual Classes
Out of respect and courtesy to teachers and staff, we require 48 hours notice of cancellation for all private classes. Last minute cancellations and no-shows will charged. No refunds or make-ups will be allowed. After 2 no-shows your permanent placement will be forfeited and given to the next person on waiting list.
There is a three student minimum for a class to be held. Each class has a limit and will be closed to registration once filled. We reserve the right to cancel any class without the required three student minimum.
RC Dance Center is not responsible for injuries sustained during class, rehearsals and performances. We do have First Aid Kits available in case, including ice packs and bandaids if necessary. All students must sign a Release and Indemnification form with the start of each new session registration. If an injury occurs and a student is not able to continue monthly attendance, prorated fees will be applied/credited until student resumes regular attendance. Office must be notified if this occurs without notification no credit will be applied.
Placement for students is determined by department head teachers. Conferences with teachers and/or staff can be arranged at any time for those who have questions or concerns regarding classes and placement.
The RC Dance Center and The Red Chair School of Performing Arts, Inc. does not discriminate in enrollment on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, or sexual orientation.
Class Placement will be determined by the Department Heads at RC Dance Center. A conference can be requested at any time to discuss your dancer’s level placement. In your first trial lesson, RC Teachers and Staff will assess you for your appropriate level. Please see below to get a general idea of appropriate class placement for your dancer, but remember that placement may change based on experience and not age alone - we want your dancer to feel comfortable in their level and get the most out of their classes!
Pre-Primary Dance - 3-5 years old. Must be independent and potty-trained by this level
Primary A/Kinderdance - 5-6 years old. Must be independent and potty-trained by this level
Ballet Primary B - 6 years old minimum
Ballet Primary C - 7 years old minimum
Ballet Level 1 - 8 years old minimum
Ballet Level 2 - 9 years old minimum
Ballet Level 3/Beginning Pointe - 10 years old minimum
Ballet Level 4, 5, and 6/Intermediate/Advanced Pointe - 11 years old minimum
Pee Wee Hip Hop - 4-7 years old
Level 1 Tap, Jazz, Contemporary - 6 years old minimum
Level 2 Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop - Director’s approval - 8 years min. (Ballet = Level 1 or higher)
Level 3 Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop - Director’s approval- 12 years min. (Ballet = Level 4 or higher)
Acting Scene Study - 7 years old minimum. Must be able to read
Jr. Kickettes - 8 years old minimum
RC Kickettes - 12 years old min. (by audition only) 2017 Auditions will be held on September 11th, 2017 at 4pm
Adult/Teen Ballet & Yoga - 15 years old minimum .
Stretch/Conditioning - 8 years old min. At Director’s approval
Pointe work requires a high level of strength, focus, and physical development. At age 10, young ladies can request to be evaluated for Pointe Shoes. At this stage of a young dancer’s life, bones and muscles are still forming, thus the decision must be approached with care and caution. It is RC Dance Center’s policy that young ladies under the age of 14 must agree to complete a minimum of 1-year of curriculum classes of their level during their first year on Pointe. The Director and Faculty will also determine the appropriateness of students performing on Pointe on a case by case basis. Each student will be handled on a case by case basis as deemed appropriate by their personal physical development. The Director and Faculty have created this policy in order limit injuries and to ensure the safety and well-being of each student.