2017 – 2018 Policies and Procedures

Class Times || Dance Attire || Fun Weeks || Fundraisers || Holidays || Parking
Payment Sessions || Portraits || “Ready-Set-Recital!” Bundle (costumes and fees) || Recital Dates
Recital Tickets || Registration Process || Severe Weather Policy || Watch Weeks || Web Site

Class Times

Younger students are to arrive no sooner than 5 minutes before class time, unless specific arrangements have been made with their teacher. We do not have the staff available to watch over these little ones prior to the start of class. Also, parents should arrive promptly to pick up students from class for this same reason.

 

Dance Attire

Dance shoes, tights and leotards can be purchased (at competitive prices) at the Southgate studio during office hours.

All Classes

    • Hair should be secured back away from face and up off of neck.
    • No jewelry other than small pierced earrings.
    • Street shoes will not be permitted to be worn on the dance floors, with the exception of hip hop classes, during which students can wear gym shoes that have not been worn outside.

Tiny Tunes and
Dance Buddies
  • Dance or play clothes
  • clean gym shoes or pink ballet shoes
One hour,
1 1/4 hour and
1 1/2 hour classes
  • Plain black leotard
  • pink tights
  • pink ballet shoes
  • tan tap shoes (buckle or velcro, Mary Jane style tap shoes)
1 3/4 hour classes
  • Any color leotard
  • Tights worn below the knees
  • Pink ballet shoes
  • Tan tap shoes
  • Jazz shoes may be required for recital. A decision will be made once the recital costume is picked out.
2 hour classes
  • Any color leotard
  • Tights worn below the knees
  • Pink ballet shoes
  • tan jazz shoes
  • Black tap shoes
  • Students approximately age 12 and older may be required to also purchase tan heel taps or dance paws/foot undeez, depending on recital dance.
Junior Jazz
  • Any color leotard and tights
  • Tan jazz shoes
Tumbling
  • Leotard
  • Tights are optional, stretch shorts with leotard are acceptable
  • Bare feet
Girls Hip Hop
  • Fitted top or leotard
  • Exercise pants, capris or long shorts (dancers often do floor work and may prefer pants that cover their knees)
  • Gym shoes (must be a pair that has not been worn outside)
Boys Hip Hop
  • T-shirt
  • Basketball shorts or sweats
  • Gym shoes (must be a pair that has not been worn outside)
Male Dance Students
  • Black stretch shorts
  • White t-shirt
  • Black ballet shoes
  • Black tie taps
Adult Students
  • Comfortable dance or exercise wear

 

Fun Weeks

This is a break from the normal routine.

  • October 25th through October 31st – (all classes) Students may wear old recital costumes or any color of dancewear to this class if they wish. We incorporate fun and educational dance and coordination activities into these classes.
  • December 15th through December 21st – (all classes) This is our Christmas party time. More details will be in our December newsletter.
  • For the younger classes, an additional Fun Week may be scheduled by individual teachers.

 

Fundraiser

Every year (around September) Manyet Dance holds a fundraiser to earn credits towards FREE RECITAL ITEMS in the Ready – Set – Recital! bundle. Student participation in this fundraiser is optional. Students can earn recital bundle credits for each pre-determined amount of merchandise sold. The credits will help to earn free recital items such as costumes, t-shirts and DVDs. This is especially helpful for families with more than one dancer or students taking multiple classes. Money should be collected at the time the order is taken. All orders must be paid for with one check, or money order, when the order is turned in. We will only accept checks from our dance families and any checks from our dance families should be made out to Manyet Dance.

 

Holidays

  • Thanksgiving Break
    • Wednesday, November 22nd through Saturday, November 25th
    • Classes resume on Monday, November 27th
  • Winter Break
    • Thursday, December 21st through Wednesday, January 3rd
    • Classes resume on Thursday, January 4th
  • Spring Break
    • Monday, April 2nd through Saturday, April 7th
    • Classes resume on Monday, April 9th

 

Parking

Southgate – St. Therese is permitting us to use the northwest parking lot directly behind our studio building. The parking is available to us weekdays after 4pm. We have put in a lit walkway to make walking easier. There are no restrictions on Saturday parking times. Please be courteous to our neighbors and do not park in or in front of their driveways.

Highland Heights – Please do not stop at the door to drop off. You may stop at the rear corner of the building or pull around and drop off on the other side at the front of the building.

Wilder – There is ample parking in the Town & Country parking lot.

 

Payment Sessions

  • First Session
    • Wednesday, September 6th through Tuesday, October 31st
    • Payment due by Friday, September 1st
    • Late fee applied on Wednesday, September 13th
  • Second Session
    • Wednesday, November 1st through Saturday, January 13th
    • Payment due by Wednesday, November 1st
    • Late fee applied on Wednesday, November 9th
  • Third Session
    • Monday, January 15th through Saturday, March 10th
    • Payment due by Monday, January 15th
    • Late fee applied on Monday, January 22nd
  • Fourth Session
    • Monday, March 12th through Recital (TBA)
    • Session 4 may be slightly altered depending on recital dates
    • Payment due Monday, March 12th
    • Late fee applied on Monday, March 19th

There will be a $25 charge on all checks returned from the bank. Payments made after the grace period will incur a $15 late fee charge. Students will not be permitted to advance to the next session if their previous session is not paid in full.

Family discounts are offered at 10% off of one class per child.

**NEW** For your convenience, we also offer the option for you to pay ONLINE by credit or debit card by simply logging into your Manyet account and choosing which charges to pay.  If you would like to enroll in automatic payments, you can choose “yes” from the drop down menu under “recurring payments” or you can fill out the Automatic Credit Card Payments form and turn in to the Southgate Office.  By choosing this option, you are authorizing us to charge your card for each session’s tuition. If you wish to have all other charges automatically charged to your card on file, you must submit the paper form with the appropriate boxes checked.  (You do not need to fill out the actual credit card info on the paper form if you have entered that information in your online account.) This form MUST be filled out each year. We WILL NOT automatically use your information from the previous year. Last year’s information has been destroyed.

 

Portraits

Every year we make arrangements with a company that specializes in dance photography, to photograph our students. Full length portraits will be taken at our studios on two separate dates. The picture dates are Saturday, April 14th, 2018 and Sunday, April 15th, 2018 with Dance Troupe pictures on Friday, April 13th, 2018. Please sign up for an appointment time that is convenient for you, as soon as the sign-up sheets are posted in March. Sign up for separate time slots for each costume change. Also, on the day of, please notify the photographer in advance if there will be costume changes. The dance studio usually receives a 5×7 complimentary portrait of each student photographed to be displayed in our waiting area.

 

“Ready-Set-Recital!” Bundle (costumes and fees)

All dance students are invited to perform in the annual recital. In order to simplify your life, we are once again combining some of your dancer’s needs with your dancer’s memories in our Ready – Set – Recital! bundle. If you choose to NOT be in our spring 2018 recital(s), you must notify the office by October 14th, 2017 so that we do not bill you for the bundle and so that a costume is not ordered for you.

What does your Manyet Dance Ready – Set – Recital! bundle include?

  • one custom recital t-shirt
  • one recital DVD
  • recital tights
  • recital costume fees

What does this mean for your family?

  • Your dancer’s recital t-shirt is already ordered.
  • Your recital DVD is already ordered.
  • Your dancer has the correct color, size, and style of recital tights already ordered.

And the BEST part???

  • The total cost for ALL included items is divided into 3 easy payments (see the list of dates below!).
  • This will help you budget accordingly to be prepared for the recital.
  • No last minutes trips and payments to get the correct recital tights!
  • By organizing this bundle for you, you are getting the best price on tights, t-shirts, and DVDs.

As always, we consciously try to keep costume costs to a minimum. If desired, see our fundraiser packet to help with these fees. Students with unpaid fees will not receive their costume until their account is up to date. Any student with an unpaid balance on rehearsal day will not participate in the rehearsal or the show.

Click here for the cost break down for each class type (updated on 8.24.17). This break down includes everything mentioned in the Ready – Set – Recital! bundle. This does not include your tuition cost or any dance shoes.

Due dates for “Ready – Set – Recital!” bundle payments coincide with tuition due dates and are as follows:

  • Payment 1 (50% of bundle fee) – Due November 1st, 2017
  • Payment 2 (25% of bundle fee) – Due January 15th, 2018
  • Payment 3 (25% of bundle fee) – Due March 12th, 2018

If a student chooses to quit classes or not participate in the recital once they have been billed for the Ready – Set – Recital! bundle, they are still responsible for payment of the items that have already been ordered for them and will receive those items once payment has been received. There are no refunds on Ready – Set – Recital! bundle payments.

Click here for the Ready – Set – Recital! bundle FAQs.

 

Recital Dates

Every year we hold an end of the year annual recital. This enables the dancers to show off their abilities and talents in routines choreographed by their individual instructors. All dance students are invited to perform in the annual recital.

Our recital dates are tentatively scheduled for the first two weekends in May. We are in the process of finalizing the contracts and will notify you with more details as soon as we have a confirmation.

 

Recital Tickets

Dance recital tickets are handled with a lottery pull. Because many students order several tickets we feel it necessary to fill orders with two ticket pulls. This method gives everyone a fair opportunity to receive their preferred seating first. In this way, we can assure that all of our parents get their choice of seating before all others.

The first draw is for a limited amount of tickets (which will be listed on the order form). Keep in mind that you may order as many tickets as you like in the second draw. Payment for all tickets ordered must accompany the order form. All seats are reserved. And, before fulfilling ticket orders, all outstanding balances in your account must be paid.

Recital ticket order forms will be distributed in March/April. Any student with unpaid balances will not receive tickets until balance is paid in full. Again, please keep up to date with your payments. Any student with an unpaid balance on rehearsal day will not participate in the rehearsal or the show.

 

Registration Process

All students wishing to enroll must complete our online registration. that will open in May each year. There is a yearly registration fee of $15 for registrations submitted and paid before July 1st and $20 for registrations submitted and paid after July 1st.

 

Severe Weather Policy

In case of severe weather (heavy snow, ice or tornadic activity), please check the home page of the website, our Facebook page or call the studio no earlier than one hour before the scheduled class time.

When there are multiple classes for the same age and level, your child can make up a missed class during another regularly scheduled class time. Refer to the class schedule to view the other available class times. Please call the office to confirm the make-up class for your child.

If the following classes are cancelled, the teacher will be responsible for scheduling a make-up day for the class: pointe, Dance Troupe, tumbling, hip hop and adult classes.

 

Watch Weeks

Southgate Studio B (SGB, upstairs classroom)
Highland Heights Studio 2 (HH2, back classroom)
Wilder (WLD)
Southgate Studio A (SGA, downstairs classroom)
Highland Heights Studio 1 (HH1, front classroom)
October 10th – October 15th
January 16th – January 21st
April 17th – April 22nd
October 17th – October 22nd
January 23rd – January 28th
April 24th – April 29th

Parents wishing to view the entire class are welcomed. Only one (1) observer per child will be permitted during any of the watch weeks. Please arrange for childcare since babies, other siblings and family friends will not be permitted inside the classroom. Your special performer deserves your undivided attention. We do not make exceptions. Classroom doors will be left open at the teacher’s discretion. Recital procedures will be discussed during the last half hour of the April watch week.

 

Web Site

Student pictures (no names) may appear on our Web site. If you do not want your child’s picture to appear on our web site or in advertising, please notify the office in writing.