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(610)-642-4630

19 W Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

Studio Information



First Position Dance Arts


Children’s Program Studio Information 2018-2019

Registration

Register early because class size is limited to 15.  The first tuition installment payment and registration fee ($25 for new students and $20 for returning students) are due upon registration. If your dancer is registering later than our start date of 9/15/18, monthly tuition installment fees are adjusted accordingly. If your dancer participates in performances other than the recital, there may be additional costs associated.

Tuition

First Position’s tuition is not based on the number of classes per month. It is a total fee for the classes provided from September through our recitals in June. Tuition is paid in ten monthly installments. These installments are deducted from your DEBIT or CREDIT card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express) on the same designated day of your choosing each month from September 1st through June 1st. A non-negotiable fee of $20 will be assessed for any declined credit card charge. A non-negotiable fee of $35 will be assessed for any rejected check.

Any classes that are missed during the month are NOT deducted from any installment. It is the sole responsibility of the parent/dancer to make up the missed classes at another time. Dancers must make up missed classes during the 2018-2019 studio season. Use this opportunity to test drive a new dance style!

Tuition Fees

    Class Length          10 Equal Installments of                           Discounts

     3/4 hr; 1 hr  -$600         $60.00            - 10% discount is offered for three or more classes per week per family.

    1 ¼ hr - $750                  $75.00            - 20% discount if tuition is paid in full by June 30th - FIRM

    1 ½ hr - $900                 $90.00            - 15% discount if tuition is paid in full by July 31st - FIRM

     2 hr -$1,200                $120.00            - 10% discount if tuition is paid in full by August 31st - FIRM

Attendance

Dancers are expected on time (to receive the proper warm-up/technique) and expected at all scheduled classes!! Dancers must practice at home! Using class time as a dancer’s only practice time is not enough. Dancers must practice at home! Yes, said twice! Poor attendance may lead to increased risk of injury, inability to retain movement vocabulary, and difficulty in sustaining the same level as the rest of the class.  In addition, it is disrespectful to both fellow dancers and the dance educator to be repeatedly absent.  In addition to regular attendance, DANCERS SHOULD PRACTICE AND STRETCH 15-20 MIN. DAILY. When a child is learning to play a musical instrument, he/she is strongly encouraged to practice daily. In dance, the body and brain are the instruments! Dancers will retain, improve and excel at a much faster rate if they PRACTICE AND STRETCH DAILY. Dance has been proven to enhance brain development, academic studies and time management skills.

Dance Attire

Please ensure that your dancer is properly dressed for class. He/She will not be permitted to participate in class in the event that they are not       wearing the proper attire!! NO JEANS EVER!!!!

Creative Dance:    Whatever makes the tiny dancer feel beautiful or comfortable and pink ballet slippers (we sell them here).
Ballet:    Class level specified color, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, and hair in a bun. NO SHORTS!!
Modern/Jazz:    Jazz shorts, capris or biketard, fitted top and bare feet or foot undies.
Tap:   Loose fitting clothing and tan tap shoes
Urban Choreo:    Black pants or capris, black fitted top and black dance sneakers, NO JEANS.
Hip-Hop/Breakin’:    Loose fitting clothes and CLEAN dance sneakers (SNEAKERS THAT ARE NEVER WORN OUTSIDE), NO JEANS.
NO STREET SHOES OR OUTDOOR SNEAKERS ALLOWED IN STUDIOS!!     NO JEANS!! HAIR MUST BE SWEPT BACK NEATLY OFF OF FACE.

Recital

All dancers are in the recital unless otherwise noted.  A one-time costume fee will be incorporated into your total tuition fee. Costume fee is either $60 or $75 depending on age and size.  You need to purchase 2 costumes for any Dance Team. There will be an In Studio Leotard Rehearsal on May 4th, 2019.. There will also be an In Studio Dress Rehearsal on  May 19th, 2019.

June 2019 Dress Rehearsals and Recitals are June 8th and 9th at Bryn Mawr College.  The recital packets are made available in the Spring.

There are additional costs for the recital which help to cover the cost of the Hall, videographer, sound technician, printed materials, etc.

Important Dates

Classes will begin Saturday, September 15, 2018 and will continue through Friday, June 7, 2019.*  Expect that classes are in session on a
weekly basis regardless of general holidays and school closings..  Exceptions to note are as follows:  Halloween (10/31; classes resume 11/1,Thanksgiving (11/27-12/1; classes resume 12/2), Winter break (12/23-1/1 ; classes resume Jan 2), Spring Break (4/15-4/21; classes resume 4/22), and Memorial Day Weekend (5/24-5/27; classes resume 5/28).

*Classes continue through to the Friday immediately preceding the recital. Recital date is not considered firm until after April 15th due to Bryn Mawr College Conferences and Events.

Inclement Weather

The studio adheres to Lower Merion Township-related weather directives (NOT Haverford or any other township). Always call the studio for any and all studio-closing information, check our Facebook page, Twitter feed or website. In the unlikely event that an instructor’s class is canceled , the students are expected to find a time to attend a make-up class in any style that is age appropriate. Once again, no refund will be given, so use this opportunity to test drive a new dance style!

 JULY 2018 LW