Now Registering for Summer Classes
Our full season will run from October 5th to June 12th. Recital students will perform on June 11th &12th. Those who decide not to participate in the recital may take classes until Saturday, June 5th.
Attendance and temperatures will be taken at the beginning of every class. Ensure that your child is arriving to class in a timely manner. Each student needs time to prepare for their class – change their shoes, pull up their hair, etc. There are no tuition refunds for missed classes. If you foresee an extended absence, as a courtesy to the instructor and their recital choreography, please notify your instructor as soon as possible. Missing class should not be something that is taken lightly. We have just one class per week to teach students technique, musicality and choreography. It is important for every student to be present each and every week and that every family places equal importance on their scheduled weekly classes.
**COVID or any other pandemic POLICY-Classes will resume on Zoom and full tuition will be expected. If the emergency situation goes on for an extended period of time, withdrawals from class will be accepted.
DRESS CODE POLICY
Every student is required to wear proper attire and shoes to every class; hair is pulled back and no jewelry is allowed except stud earrings. No denim, street or school clothes are permitted. See Class Specific Dress Code Requirements on the bulletin board at the studio. Also note that IDT is a retailer for Revolution shoes and dancewear. We appreciate you purchasing your dancewear with us as it benefits the studio and is convenient for you!
HOLIDAY/SCHOOL BREAK OBSERVATIONS
All breaks and special events are detailed on our studio BAND app as well as our calendar page. Please make sure you have joined our BAND so that you may stay informed of all studio events and announcements. URL: band.us/@idtgeneral
Picture Days are scheduled for April 9th & 10th, 2021. All recital students will be invited and encouraged to take part.
The Inspire Dance & Tumble recital will be Friday and Saturday, June 11-12 at the Knox County Memorial Theatre in Mount Vernon and most students will only perform in one show. Families with more than one child or students taking multiple classes may be required to attend more than one rehearsal AND more than one show. Rehearsals will be held at the theatre or the studio the week leading up to recital so please consider when scheduling appointments. Detailed Rehearsal & Recital information will be distributed after the first of the year. All recital costume fittings will begin at the first of November. The Costume payment listed below is for each class the student is in, and the entire balance due must be paid before December 1st or the costume cannot be ordered. Attention: Tights will not be included, must be purchased separately from IDT in the office. This will ensure every dancer has the exact same color and style of tights for their performance. Tumblers will not need tights.
Youth Size Costumes $65
Adult Size Costumes (we’ll let you know if you are unsure of size) $75
Competition Costumes start at $75
XL Size Costumes Add $15 (we’ll notify you)
PARKING AND WAITING AREAS
DO NOT use neighbors’ driveways for turn around and DO NOT park too close to STOP signs. There are several alleys that can be used to switch direction. Please leave the area immediately in front of the main studio entry door free of cars for curbside pick up and drop off. Parking options include the studio lot or street and around the town square. Do not leave trash in the outside areas around the studio. We strive to keep our community clean and respected in the community.
DANCE RECITAL PARTICIPATION
Recital participation is assumed for all students enrolled in dance, BUT there will be an opportunity to opt out before December 1st . All students that choose to opt out of our spring recital are invited to remain in dance class but should understand that there will be times when we must try on costumes in class and work on recital choreography. Non performing students will be invited to learn recital choreography along with the other students but may be asked to step to the side occasionally when we’re working on spacing and formations.
ACRO AND TUMBLING STUDENTS
ALL acro and tumbling classes will be considered non-recital classes at the beginning of the season. In the Spring, all tumbling students will be invited to join an optional Saturday rehearsal to learn a routine for our Spring Recital if they wish to be a part. This will be IN ADDITION TO their weekly class. This is because learning recital choreography takes too much time away from our skill work and testing opportunities toward the end of our season. We know you want to see results and we want to give them to you!
WITHDRAW OPTION (read carefully)
If you must withdraw from any class prior to the end of May, please submit a withdrawal form 30 days prior to your final class. This will give us time to try and fill your empty spot in class to ensure we are not losing necessary income to keep that class on the schedule. When you submit your withdrawal form, you should be prepared to make one final tuition payment before you are released from your commitment. Please plan ahead and request the form in the office to ensure it is turned in on time.