DIAMOND DANCE ACADEMY

 WHERE EVERY DANCER SHINES WITH THEIR OWN bRILLIANCE AND FIRE 

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

DRESS CODE


Pre-dance: (Ages 2-3) A half hour class exploring basic movement skills to develop a sense of rhythm, coordination, and self-confidence.
 
Creative Movement: (Ages 3-4) A half hour class designed to introduce dance to the young dancer and prepare them later to join a full hour class. Focus will be on teaching children basic movement skills, class disciplines and building self-confidence.
 
Pre-ballet & Tap: (Ages 3-6) This class is geared to the growing dancer. With a half-hour of Pre-ballet and a half-hour of Tap. Students are given the basic fundamentals and class disciplines in a structured environment.
 
Jazz & Tap: (Ages 6-8) This class is a great combination, it provides a variety for students looking to move and groove. The Jazz portion will consist of a center warm-up to strengthen the body and increase flexibility. Both Jazz & Tap will consist of traveling steps across the floor and center combinations.
 
Ballet & Lyrical: (Ages 6-8) This class is for the growing dancer with half ballet and half lyrical. It is a great way to ease your future Ballerina into the disciplines of Ballet by combining it with the less structured Lyrical class.
 
Ballet l - V: (Ages 9 - adult) These classes are designed for the beginner through advanced students. Barre work is used not only to warm and strengthen the muscles, but for speed and flexibility. Balance, endurance and the proper way to carry the body are also learned through barre and floor work. Ballet is required for all advanced levels.
 
Pointe: (Ages 12- adult) This class is by teacher and Director  recommendation only and is designed for advanced dancers that currently participate in a minimum of 3 hours of Ballet class per week. At least 3 years of intensive ballet is required for appropriate muscular strength.
 
Lyrical: (Ages 9 - adult) Lyrical is a combination of Ballet, Jazz  and Modern. Although Lyrical is similar to ballet, it is less structured and often thought of as one of the most expressive style of dance available today.
 
Contemporary: Similar to Lyrical however considered a bit more abstract.
 
Tap: (Ages 9 - adult) This class explores Tap in a whole new way, bringing tap dance into a new millennium, students dance to many different styles of music while learning clean, fast tapping. Students enrolled in tap must be currently participating in Jazz and /or Ballet.
 
Modern: (Teen - adult) Although expressive like lyrical, modern has a  free form to it's movement, often described as abstract.
 
Video Jazz (Ages9 and up) Video Jazz  is a form of Hip Hop that is often seen on the latest Videos. Since this form does combine the funk of Hip Hop and the technique of Jazz, students are recommended to be enrolled in Ballet or Jazz class.


Creative Movement and Pre-dance students should be in a light pink leotard, with light pink tights & pink leather ballet slippers.                    
 
Pre-ballet and tap classes should be dressed in a light pink leotard with light pink tights - White tyette  or mary jane style tap shoes AND pink leather ballet slippers.  
 
Ballet & Lyrical (ages 6-8) should be in a light pink tights and a solid
black leotard with light pink tights. pink leather ballet slippers.
 
Jazz & Tap (ages 6-8) Dancers should be in a solid black leotard with tan tights. Tan jazz shoes and Tan tap shoes.
 
Jazz & Hip Hop (ages 6-8) Dancers should be in a solid black leotard with tan tights and tan jazz shoes.
 
Ballet & Tap (ages 6-8) Dancers should be in a solid black leotard with pink tights. Pink leather ballet shoes & tan mary jane style (buckle style) tap.
 
All Ballet Classes (ages 9 and up) should be dressed in a solid black leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Split-sole ballet shoes are recommended. Ballet skirts are allowed at the discretion of the instructor.   
 
A solid black leotard and tan tights are required for Lyrical;Tap; Jazz and Contemporary Classes (ages 9yrs and up). Ballet skirts or dance shorts may be worn only at the instructors discretion. Dance pants and warm - ups may be worn only during the first few minutes of class.   Tan Jazz Shoes for all classes. Tan Mary Jane style taps (ages 9-12 yrs). Tan Jazz Taps for all Teens/adult.
 
Video Dance & Urban Hip Hop students may wear dance pants or shorts during class over a black leotard & tan tights. Black hip hop sneakers.   (ages 9 years and up)
 
All boys may wear a solid pair of sweatpants and a solid colored T-shirt to class.  
 
To assure safety, dancers should not be dressed in baggy, oversized cloths. This makes it difficult for the instructor to see body placement which can result in injury.  
 
DDA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PERSONAL ITEMS LOST, STOLEN, OR DAMAGED. DO NOT LEAVE PERSONAL ITEMS UNATTENDED.
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 CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE STORES for your class attire.
 
 
WHY IS THE DRESS CODE IMPORTANT ?
A class dress code teaches students disapline; helps with overall focus and allows your Instructor to see the dancers alignment and positioning. Dress Codes minimize distractions and also creates unity amoung the dancers. 
 
Help us to help your Dancer get the most out of class.
 
Join us at our new location a 10 Continental Dr. , Exeter, NH

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POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

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PROGRAM GUIDELINES...

January 24, 2014

LEVEL AND STAFF: For student safety, dancers are only permitted to register and attend classes at the level that DDA staff places them in. No student or parent may promote themselves or their child into a higher level. Parents may request a written evaluation of student progress by placing a request in the payment box. Staff is subject to change without notice.
 
RECITAL: A separate Dress Rehearsal is mandatory for all students participating in the Recital.
If you would like to volunteer to help during the performance please let us know. We’d love to have you.
 
DISCONTINUING STUDENTS: The studio requires 1 MONTH written notice  if your child must withdraw from a class. Until such time the space will be held for the student and charges will be invoiced to the parents. To withdraw from a class, written notice on our "Discontinuation Form" (including a parents signature) is required to be hand delivered to the front desk. You will receive notification once your request has been processed. This will prevent you from being billed, and aids in keeping our records current.
 
INFORMATION AND HOLIDAYS are posted on the bulletin board and our website. Stay informed by checking the bulletin board. It is the parents responsibility to follow up and stay informed with studio current events. Regular email reminders are sent to those who give us email addresses.
 
Vacation/Holiday Schedule
Diamond Dance follows the North Hampton Public schools Vacation/Holiday Schedule. A complete list can be found on our website.

 
Snow Cancellations
Diamond Dance classes will be cancelled when the North Hampton Public Schools are closed due to weather conditions. Cancellations will be posted on the website. Make-up classes will be scheduled.

 
Make-up Policy
If classes are missed make-ups may be taken in a class that is the appropriate age and level for the dancer. Make-ups must be made within 2 weeks of absence. Please do not make-up classes during observation weeks or after April 22nd due to recital preparation.
 
DDA PROTOCAL: At the end of the day, if children are not picked up within 15 minutes of studio closure, we will call all available phone numbers from your registration form.
MAKE UPS: Make ups for missed classes due to illness may be made up within 2 weeks only. A make-up card is required to attend.
 
DANCE ATTIRE is required for all dance classes. This enables the teacher to properly observe the students body movements for correct form and technique. Hair must be pulled off the face and in a bun for all Ballet classes. Absolutely NO JEWELRY as it is a hazard. Dance shoes should only be worn inside the studio. Street shoes are not permitted on the dance floor at any time. Please see the DDA website or information booklet for detailed information. Students must be dressed according to dress code to participate in class. Students not adequately prepared, or late to class due to lack of preparation will observe class only. Students should have their name on all belongings. The staff will assume no responsibility for lost or missing items.
 
PHOTOS: I understand and acknowledge that, from time to time throughout the school year, my child's picture might be taken while participating in dance classes and/or functions involving DDA. I do hereby authorize the Diamond Dance Academy to use these photographs for the purposes of illustration, advertisement and publication in any manner whatsoever.
 
FOOD POLICY: Due to students allergies and overall studio up keep -  No food in the studio.  Water and drinks are OK. Please NO NUTS.
 
Please keep the studio clean, place all trash in the trash cans. Do not leave food laying around. Drinks must be in containers that can be closed tightly to avoid spilling. Any damages caused by ignorance of this policy are the parents responsibility.
 
Thank you for your support and cooperation :)
 
 
THE YEAR begins the day after Labor Day and ends with Recital. All enrolled students must re-register for the Summer Programs and for the following year.
 
EVALUATIONS: Evaluations of student progress are available during the month of June. These evaluations are used to determine class levels for the following dance year.
 
DDA PROTOCOL: IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A POSITIVE INSPIRATIONAL ATMOSPHERE FOR OUR STUDENTS, WE ASK THAT THERE BE NO GOSSIP IN THE STUDIO. ALL ADULT CONVERSATIONS SHOULD BE RATED "G". DDA TEACHERS AND STAFF ARE TRAINED PROFESSIONALS. WHEN YOU ATTEND DDA, WE ASK THAT YOU TRUST IN US. IF YOU HAVE PROGRAM OR PROTOCOL CONCERNS, PLEASE EMAIL OUR STUDIO DIRECTOR.
 
Children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. Small children should be taken to the bathroom prior to class. In the interest of child's safety , students arriving more than 15 minutes into class will observe only. Our staff does not guarantee the supervision of children picked up late.  If you are running late to pick up your child, please call the studio as soon as possible. This will ease the child's mind, as well as the staff.
 
Once class has begun the door will be closed to avoid distracting the class. Parents are not permitted to watch class or "sneak a peak" during class time.  It may distract your child or the other children in class. Please keep all waiting room conversations to a minimum, small children should be taken for a ride or walk during class time. Parents are responsible for any damage done to the studio, by their child.
 
Proper respect to studio policies, facilities, staff and fellow students is expected, behavior is as important as your ability to dance. If children are disrespectful to anyone in class they will be asked to sit out for the day. If this continues or the student physically harms anyone at the studio (ie. hitting, shoving) the student will asked to leave and be removed from enrollment by DDA immediately .
 
Class will be dismissed by the teacher. If class begins late, it may be dismissed late. No child will be released from class  on their own accord. If a child needs to be dismissed early, please let the instructor know ahead of time.
 
Please keep the studio clean, place all trash in the trash cans. Do not leave food laying around. Drinks must be in containers that can be closed tightly to avoid spilling. Any damages caused by ignorance of this policy are the parents responsibility.
 
DDA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE YOUR BUSINESS WITHOUT NOTICE.
 
Recital
 
The Recital is mandatory for all students enrolled; performance and commitment is an important part of a dancers educational experience.
 
Recital Costume orders will be placed in November. A $40 deposit per class/per student is due November 15th . The Costume Balnce is due January 15th. There will be no refunds on costumes. Costumes will be ordered for all dancers, parents will be responsible for all costume/recital fees. If students enroll after that date costumes will be paid in full at time of enrollment and parents will be responsible for additional shipping fees.
 
Since Competition season begins in January, competition costumes will be ordered in October and will need to be paid in full at that time.
 
The  $80 Recital fee (per family) is due April 1st. The recital fee includes 4 tickets (per family) Additional tickets will be available.
 

 

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2016-2017 VACATION /HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
and other important studio dates
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 September 2016
1st Tuition Due
6th Fall Classes Begin

March 2017
1st Tuition Due
1st-4th Winter Break-Studio closed

April 2017
1st Tuition Due
1st Recital Fee Due $80 per family
23rd-29th  Spring Vacation - Studio Closed

October 2016
1st Tuition Due
10th Columbus Day - Studio Closed

 November 2016
1st Tuition Due
11th Veteran's Dat - Studio Closed
15th Costume Deposits Due ($40 per costume/per Dancer)
23rd -27th Thanksgiving Break - Studio Closed

May 2017
1st Tuition Due
29th Memorial Day -Studio Closed

June 2017
1st Tuition Due
Dress Rehearsal - TBA
Spring Performance 2016 - TBA

December 2016
1st Tuition Due
24th-Jan 2nd Holiday Break - Studio Closed

January 2017
1st Tuition Due
1st-2nd Holiday Break -Studio Closed
15th Costume Balances Due
16th Martin Luther King jr. Day/Civil Rights Day - Studio Closed

July 2017

August 2017

February 2017
1st Tuition Due
26th-March 4th Winter Break -Studio Closed

 SAVINGS FOR MULITPLE CLASSES!

2017-2018 Tuition Rates


Welcome to the Diamond Dance Academy! Please take a moment to review the fees below.  We are a small business and  want to continue to provide a positive experience for our Dancers and their Families. Today’s families are very busy so DDA offers the ability to log into your accounts at anytime of the day or night. Tuition and account balances will be charged to the credit card you’ve provided on file on the 1st of each month.  If the payment is declined a 10% late fee will be applied and balance is due in full before participating in class.
The Registration Fee ( $30 per Student/$50 per family ) along with the first and last months Tuition is due at time of Registration. The fees below are for Tuition only this does not include Recital; Costume; Performance Team or Competition expenses. There are NO REFUNDS of any kind (including but not limited to Registration Fees;
Tuition ; Costumes; Performance Teams; Competition expenses ; and Merchandise).

Tuition Rates are based per student/per week.
We offer a 10% discount for families.
30 minutes = $30 month
45 minutes = $45 month
1 hour = $60
1.5 - 2 hours = $112 month
2.5 - 3 hours = $156 month
3.5 - 4 hours = $192 month
4.5 - 5 hours = $220 month
5.5 - 6 hours = $240 month
6.5 - unlimited = $252 month
Unlimited Family Rate : $352.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                           
** The above fees are for group classes only.  For Privates please ask Miss Sue


Tuition is paid in monthly payments. Unpaid students will not be admitted into class. Tuition remains the same regardless of the number of weeks in a month or holidays. Tuition is non refundable, non transferable between dancers, and not credited due to missed or dropped classes. Dancers ARE permitted to transfer from one class to another without fees. Unpaid students will not be permitted to participate in any recitals or competitions.  Any coupons or discounts can only be redeemed by registering in person.




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