ARE THERE ANY EXTRA COSTS?
The only extra costs are optional exams and recital tickets which are kept to a minimum.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE 'ADD BUNDLE' COST?
There will be a small cost for a recital bundle (from $90). This will be due around April/May.
AM I GUARANTEED RECITAL TICKETS?
IS THERE AN ANNUAL COSTUMED RECITAL?
Yes and best of all the costume rental is included in your regular monthly tuition fees.
This recital is for all classes from Yellow level (age 3) upwards. This recital takes place at Bert Church theatre in Airdrie.
There will be a dress rehearsal as well as a day of recitals.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD NEEDS TO QUIT?
Just one month’s notice is required by email for us to discontinue your monthly payments.
WILL THERE BE OBSERVATION WEEKS?
Yes.You will be notified by email as to when.
WHAT IS DANCE THEATRE?
Dance theatre is our performing group which does extra performances beyond the recital. This group requires extra rehearsals and benefits with workshops, outings and other fun events!
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACRO AND GYMNASTICS?
Acro is a dance form whereas gymnastics is a sport. Acro has artistic interpretation and is flexible in the way it is performed .
WHICH SCHOOL DIVISION DO WE FOLLOW FOR BREAKS?
The Calgary Board of Education
WHAT’S INVOLVED WITH EXAMS?
It depends on the type of exam. In school exams are prepared for completely in regular classes. ISTD exams require 1 extra practice and one mock exam, which takes place on the weekend.
WHAT IS THE ISTD?
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing is an internationally recognized system of training for children to adults in various dance styles.
You will be invited to two observation weeks a year, during your dancer’s regular class time to observe their progress.
LATE PICK-UP AND MISSED CLASSES
Please know that a missed class entitles you to a make-up class not a refund.
We encourage all parents to be on time in picking up their children. Continual late pick-ups will be charged to their account.
NOTICES AND CONTACT INFO
Notices will be sent out via email (with a few exceptions) to the email provided at registration.
Please notify the office immediately should your personal information change. Please be sure to add us to your contacts as we use a server as well as mailchimp to send emails.
WAITING ROOM POLICY
The waiting room is designed for students as a transition space between classes. There is not a surplus of space. For the younger classes (6&under) we understand if you wait in case your help is required, (i.e. bathroom trips)
LOST AND FOUND
There is a lost and found bin located in the waiting room. Please know IDA is not responsible for lost or stolen items that are left in the waiting room. We encourage you to leave your valuables at home.
To ease parking congestion, we ask that you drop off and pick up your dancer instead of waiting and/or parking. Please be considerate of other businesses as this is a shared parking lot. There is no parking in front of the building.
SCHOOL EXAMS / ASSESSMENTS
In March we offer optional exams at all levels (except for Storybook and Preschool). Exams take place outside of regular class time so it does not affect the children who are not participating. The examiner will be a qualified dance instructor who understands the capabilites of all age groups. The dancers receive a graded certificate and a report form, where written feedback is provided.
Exams/Assessments provide motivation and an important incentive for children to work hard. Successful completion builds confidence and develops abilities. The younger children start taking exams, the better they tend to deal with stress. Exam fees will range from $40-50.
More information will be sent out in January.
The Imperial Society of Teacher of Dancing offers dance exams for many levels and ages. These exams usually take place between February and May; the dates are set by the I.S.T.D.
Please know that I.S.T.D. exams often take more than one year of prepartion. We will inform you if we feel your child is ready to take their exam.
Prices vary according to level and are set by the I.S.T.D. These exams range in price starting from $175. The exam price will also include 2 MANDATORY practices at the studio and WILL take place outside of regular class time.
If at any point your child wishes to quit, please contact the office in writing (email/letter). One month’s notice required.
There will be no refunds given for half months. For example, if you quit mid month, the next month’s payment will be taken and you will be entitled to continue until the end of the month.
After the final payment, the payors information will be deleted from our baking system. Please know that the fees for January onwards are non refundable.
DANCE THEATRE (Performance Group)
Dance Theatre is designed for children who want to gain extra performing experience and a broader knowledge of dance and its various styles. As we are a non-competitive studio, this dance company offers more serious dancers the chance to increase their skill and be exposed to new and different styles of dance.
The company often does theatre trips and workshops. It is required that students take a minimum of ballet and jazz to be in Dance Theatre, though all other disciplines are recommended.
We prepare shows at Christmas time and in June. Students must have been dancing with our school for a minimum of 1 year in Ballet and Jazz, be at least seven years old and have shown dedication in their attendance and attitude. Most importantly we are aiming to develop team spirit and hope that children will form long lasting friendships within the group.
Information is available upon request.
- Respect the space and others
- Remove any outdoor footwear
- Only clean indoor shoes inside studios
- Do not put up your feet & shoes on seats, walls, or mirrors
- No gum in studios anywhere at anytime
- Use recycling – waste bins provided
- All items should be left in the waiting room or designated area
- Be mindful of others during practice
- Refrain from wearing belts & pants with zippers by the ankles as they can scratch the floors
- Use storage room for bags & jackets (leaves more space for dancing)
- Lost & found is emptied every two weeks
- Theft of any kind will not be tolerated
- Lastly, dress code in effect!