I agree to follow Studio Code of Conduct Policy:
Below is a summary of our Code of Conduct. These policies are in place to ensure that everyone has a smooth, safe, and enjoyable experience. As always we are open to feedback, so if any of the requirements outlined below are unclear or concerning, please give us a call to discuss further. Following a formal meeting, we do reserve the right to dismiss or take disciplinary action on any students or parents who breach our studio's Code of Conduct.
Families who do not comply with their fee or costume payment obligations may be charged a late fee and/or excluded from performances. External debt collection may occur when fees remain overdue and this will be at the expense of the client. Costume expenses are the responsibility of the parent and costumes will not be issued to students with unpaid class fees.
No classes (including private lessons) or teachers are to be disturbed unless it is an emergency. Parents are not to approach teachers or students during class and if messages or food/drink/medication needs to be passed on to a student, it must be done through a Relevé Academy of Dance staff member. All parents must wait in the waiting areas or outside of the studios until classes have been dismissed.
We are unable to take responsibility for our students before or after their scheduled classes and it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure their child is picked up and dropped off on time. In the case of an emergency or unavoidable delay, please contact the studio immediately to inform us of the situation so we can keep your child calm and safe until they can be picked up.
We have an "open door" policy here at Relevé Academy of Dance and want you to feel comfortable coming to us with anything. With that being said we would appreciate all questions and/or concerns to go through the office staff so as they can be addressed in a timely and accurately manor.
In the rare case of a parent or student showing disrespect or defamation to any parent, staff member, or student, a meeting will be called immediately and dismissal may be considered at the discretion of the Owner. Physical, mental, emotional or cyber bullying by parents, staff or students will not be tolerated and may result in dismissal from the studio.
Relevé Academy of Dance takes no responsibility for any stolen or misplaced property on the studio premises and we encourage our families to avoid bringing valuable items into the studio when possible. We also highly recommend that you mark all dance shoes with your child's name since most students wear same brand and size dance shoes.
Only private lesson students are permitted to enter solo competitions and it must be with the permission of their teacher and choreographer. Relevé Academy of Dance management reserves the right to change teachers or timetabling when necessary at any time throughout the year.
Choreography, costuming, and studio policies remain the intellectual property of Relevé Academy of Dance and may not be reproduced or sold by any students, parents, or staff without permission from the owners.
I agree to follow Studio Attire Policy:
Cover-ups are required to be worn when entering or leaving Relevé.
Dancers should never be seen in just tights and leotards outside of the studio. Minimum required attire for all classes for girls is black leotard, pink tights, dance shoes. Minimum required attire for all classes for boys is black shorts, white t-shirt, dance shoes.
Many students take more than one style of dance per day. If you have ballet on the same day, please wear ballet clothing as your style of dress for the day.
Otherwise, please refer to dress code below.
Please mark all personal items which are common, such as shoes, leotards, and tights, clearly with student's full name. Items without names will be held in the lost and found for a short period and then will be taken to Goodwill. Putting your garments in a dance bag rather than leaving them strewn about the studio will greatly decrease the loss of clothing through mix-ups.
**WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, STOLEN, OR MISPLACED BELONGINGS**
Lockers will be available to rent on a first come first served basis. Please see Linda for locker rental availability and rates.
No jewelry, except small earrings, may be worn in class (absolutely no earrings in acro). Please do not bring valuable jewelry or large amounts of money to the studio.
Hair: MUST be pulled back away from the face and neck into a bun. Short hair must be pinned or clipped out of the way. If your child comes directly from school, please be sure to provide the proper pins or elastic band. We will be glad to show parents and students how to put hair up properly.
All female ballet students need the following: PINK LEATHER or CANVAS SPLIT SOLED BALLET SHOES, PINK TIGHTS, and BLACK LEOTARD. Ballet skirts permitted, NO SHORTS, solid color leotard for advanced students only.
All male ballet students need the following: BLACK TIGHTS, BLACK BIKE SHORTS, WHITE T-SHIRT, WHITE SOCKS, DANCE BELT, white or black split-soled ballet shoes.
Jazz and Musical Theatre: Female students need black leotard, black/pink/tan tights, and black slip-on jazz shoes. Males need white t-shirt and black dance pants or shorts, with tan or black slip-on jazz shoes.
Tap: Female students need a black leotard, and black/pink/tan tights. Students in pre-ballet/tap may wear mary-jane patent leather tap shoes. Students in Tap I or above must have black, lace up split-sole leather tap shoes. Black dance shorts are allowed over leotard. Males need white t-shirt, black dance pants or sorts, black lace-up split-sole leather tap shoes.
Lyrical/Modern/Contemporary: Female students should wear black leotard, black/pink/tan tights, and bare feet or, if teacher allows half shoes may be worn. Students may wear dance shorts over leotard. Males need white t-shirt, black dance pants or shorts.
Dance Acrobatic: Students should wear black leotard black/pink/tan convertible tights. Long hair should be in a low bun and shorter hair should be secured away from the face. Male students should wear white t-shirt, black shorts or close fitting black pants.
Hip-Hop: Female and male students should wear comfortable shorts that are not baggy, close fitting shirt, and black jazz sneakers. All female students should wear a leotard and tights under clothes.
Rack Training: Students must have refillable water bottle, sneakers, work-out gloves, and CLX Band (connected loop exercise resistance band - see Linda for correct band resistance)
I agree to follow Studio Social Media Policy:
Relevé Academy of Dance's Social Media Policy refers to all social networking sites, video/photo sharing sites, blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, podcasts, forums, instant messaging and geo-spatial tagging (for example, Facebook check-ins). Please see below for our regulations regarding Social Media and feel free to contact our office staff if you have any questions.
- Please remember that your anonymity on Social Media is never guaranteed and to exercise particular caution when posts, images, or videos identify children in your care.
- Any comments or posts perceived to be obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, discriminatory or hateful towards Relevé Academy of Dance staff, student, or families may subject the owner to disciplinary or legal action.
- Should you wish to engage on Social Media while identifying as a studio volunteer or employee, you may only do so with integrity, respect, and adhere to privacy and confidentiality policy.
- Any content revealing or referring to sensitive studio information is not allowed to be shared online.
- Intellectual property laws (for example, costume design and choreography) must be observed by all studio patrons when posting online.
- While affiliated with our studio, (for example, images of your child in Relevé Academy of Dance uniform) we will not tolerate any posts that are racially, sexually, physically or religiously offensive.
- All matters pertaining directly to the studio - whether it is fees, scheduling, placements, or performance opportunities - may not be communicated via Social Media. We have an open door policy and encourage all communication, complaints and/or feedback to be communicated to the owner directly. Please see the FAQ section under communications.
-All matters pertaining to the Relevé Academy of Dance Competition Team must be kept confidential. Photos or videos taken from rehearsals may NOT be posted online. Choreography, music, and costumes should not be discussed outside of the studio.
We know and understand how important communication is. Here at Relevé Academy of Dance, it is our goal to respond to inquiries within 24 hours and we will never leave a query unanswered. You are more than welcome to contact Linda during office hours between 10am-6pm Monday-Friday; or in the case of emergencies, Samantha or Sammy at any time.
Our primary means of communication is via email. You will receive regular updates and important information via email so please ensure that you have provided the studio with an up-to-date email address that is checked on a regular basis. We are, of course, happy to include multiple email addresses per family, if you would like your correspondence sent to numerous recipients. Don't forget to add our email address, email@example.com to your contacts so we don't end up in the dreaded Spam Folder!
In the event of urgent information, (for example, unexpected class cancellations or performance changes) we will send an e-mail, SMS and/or telephone call to all families. So, for this reason, please make sure the mobile phone number you have provided to the studio is correct and up-to-date.
We will frequently display important information, dates, and studio details on our notice board in the lobby, so please have a quick look when dropping off and picking up in case there is anything you may have missed. We are always happy to chat in more detail about communications you may receive from the studio, so if you need any clarification please don't hesitate to call or email.