Policies & Procedures

Important School Policies

First Class

Returning Students will be provisionally placed in class based on an evaluation from the previous academic year. However, the teacher has the authority to reassign a class level, following an evaluation of the student’s first class.

Observing Classes

Family and friends are invited to observe the last 10 minutes of classes. Unless a special invitation has been granted, individuals not registered for the class will be expected to remain outside the classroom during instruction in order to help our dancers and instructors maintain focus.

Absences

Good attendance is imperative to a dancer’s progress. The Dayley Dance Academy’s administration and faculty appreciate advance notice of necessary absences. Students will be allowed four make-up classes at or below their level. Students with inconsistent attendance may be dismissed from their class and/or moved to another class. Failure to attend regularly may result in being removed from performance.

Tardiness

The slow warm-up of muscles is crucial to the prevention of injury. Students more than 10 minutes late without previous notice may be asked by their teacher to sit and observe the class.

Make-Up Classes

Students are entitled to 4 make-up classes per class they are enrolled in. Make-up slips should be obtained from the Dayley Dance Academy front desk prior to the make-up class. make-up class forms 2017 2018

Dancers may not use make-ups to enroll in a new class. Make-up classes cannot be used during May prior to June showcase, unless dancer is making up in a non-performance class.

Injury or Loss of Property

The risk of injury exists in any physical activity. Please consider this before enrolling your child. Dayley Dance Academy cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss of property. Valuable personal possessions should not be left in dressing rooms, lobby, or restrooms under any circumstances.

Bullying

If you feel you are a victim or witness of bullying, tell an adult you trust; your teacher, parent, or administrator in the Dayley Dance Academy office. Do not fight back or join in any bullying. The Dayley Dance Academy is a Bully Free Zone.  Those individuals who choose to be violent or intimidate others verbally or by using harsh body language, will be suspended from the studio with an obligation to continue paying tuition for 30 days until a decision is made by DDA regarding a return to classes.

Photos and/or Videos Policy

In registering your child, we have your permission to use class, studio or performance photos/film in marketing, publication, editorial, art projects, or other uses deemed appropriate by DDA, and Agree to the “Photograph/Film Release” below. If you object, please submit your objection in writing at the time of registration. Parents may only take photos or videos on observation days with the approval of the instructor and Dayley Dance Academy Administration.

Photograph/Film Release: I grant Dayley Dance Academy, Mark Dayley Photography and Associates (“DDA”) the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission concerning any photographs that DDA has taken or may take of me or my minor child (“Dancer”) or in which Dancer may be included with others, to use, reuse, publish, and republish the photographs or video (“Photographs”) in whole or in part, individually or in connection with other material, in any and all media now or hereafter known, including the internet, and for any purpose whatsoever, specifically including illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, and trade, without restriction as to alteration; and to use Dancer name in connection with any use if DDA so chooses. I release and discharge DDA from any and all claims and demands that may arise out of or in connection with the use of the Photographs, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy. This authorization and release shall also inure to the benefit of the heirs, legal representatives, licensees, and assigns of DDA, as well as the person(s) for whom DDA took the Photographs.