DIAMOND DANCE ACADEMY

 WHERE EVERY DANCER SHINES WITH THEIR OWN bRILLIANCE AND FIRE 

Policies and procedures


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 Exeter Public schools Vacation/Holiday Schedule. A complete list can be found on our website.
 
Snow Cancellations
Diamond Dance classes will be cancelled when the Exeter 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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