Studio Information & Policies

STUDIO INFORMATION AND POLICIES

CLASSROOM STRUCTURE: From time to time there may be parts of class, which do not include constant movement or dancing. Our instructors are teaching your dancer about musicality, which includes introducing and modeling new techniques, choreography, discussing dance etiquette, stage presence and learning to interpret music. Learning to dance includes understanding ones ability to receive, comprehend, be sensitive to, and have a working knowledge of musical concepts such as rhythm, tempo, phrasing, and even mood. The warm-ups and exercises across the floor are also important parts of dance. All of the aforementioned are part of your child’s dance education.

CLASSROOM VIEWING: The observation window will be open the last week of each month, to allow you to get a glimpse of your child dancing. We want dancers focusing on their dance teacher and learning technique and choreography, instead of worrying about being in front of the window. There will be times throughout the year, when parents will be asked to step in at the end of class to see the great things your dancer is learning.

COMMUNICATION: As your children become involved in the dance program at Urban Impact Dance Studio, they will experience some of the most rewarding moments of their lives. It is important to understand that there may also be times, when things may not go the way you or your child wish. At these times, discussion with the director is encouraged.

There are situations that may require a conference between the director and the parent. Please do not confront or discuss a dance concern with the director or staff during dance class instruction, competitions, events, etc., or at the front desk. When these conferences are necessary, the following procedure should be followed to help promote a positive resolution in the issue of concern. If you have a concern to discuss with the director, Stephanie Duranski, or Jennifer Chambers, please call the studio to set up an appointment. The studio number is 402-933-7777 or email us at [email protected]

RECITALOur annual recital for the 2018-19 dance season will be early June 2019 TBA.  The recital is held at the Bennington High School Fine Arts Center, 16610 Bennington Rd.

Recital Costumes for the 2018-19 dance season are $75.00 (per dancer, per class). Costume fees are broke down in three equal payments. The first deposit of $25.00 is due October 1 (per dance, per dancer), second deposit of $25 is due November 1 (per dance, per dancer) and the final deposit of $25.00 is due by December 1 (per dance, per dancer). The recital fee is $60.00 per family and is due March 1. The rectial fee pays for the rectial venue and includes 4 recital tickets. The recital finale t-shirt fee is $20.00 per dancer and is due April 1. Extra tickets can be purchased for $10.00. All Costumes are made to order and non-refundable.

RESTROOM USAGE:  Please try to use the restrooms before or after dance class. We understand there may be times using the restroom during class, cannot be avoided, however, please try to minimize distractions during class.

TUITION: The monthly tuition for your first class is $45.00. Additional classes (siblings included) are discounted $5.00 each. Drop in (trial) fee is $10.00.  This $10.00 fee will be credited to your tuition fee at time of registration. We have an annual family registration fee of $15.00. Dance class will meet an average of 4 times a month. There may be months your class will meet 5 times a month and sometimes 3 times a month (due to holidays, etc.) Class meetings average out throughout the dance season. Keeping this in mind, we do not prorate monthly tuition for classes missed due to a child’s illness, holidays, etc., and we do not charge extra for classes which may have an extra 5th week. Tuition is due on the 1st of each month and considered late after the 5th of the month. A late charge of $15.00 will be added to your account after the 5th.  No cash refunds (only class credit applied).

MAKEUP CLASSES: If Urban Impact Dance cancels a class due to instructor illness the class will be rescheduled within a week to 10 days. There may be circumstances, in which, we will not be able to reschedule. Classes cancelled due to inclement weather will not be reschedule. We follow Omaha Public Schools regarding cancellations due to inclement weather.

MUSICMusic used in classroom instruction will be edited clean versions of music you hear on popular radio stations.

GUESTSOut of town guests, such as grandparents, aunts and uncles, may request to visit throughout the year (please contact the director). We don’t generally have parents, etc., sit and watch inside the classroom during regular class time, to avoid distractions. Thank you for understanding.

CALENDAR 2018-19

Fall Classes Begin:  Monday, August 6

Labor Day Closed:  Monday, September 3

Halloween Closed: Wednesday, October 31

Thanksgiving Break Closed: November 21 –  November 23 (classes resume Monday, November 26)

Winter Break Closed: December 24 – January 4 (classes resume Monday, January 7)

Spring Break Closed:  March 11 – March 15 (classes resume Mondy, March 18)

Recital Photos: May TBA

Recital Rehearsal: Early June TBA @ 5:00p.m.

Annual Recital: Early June TBA @ 2:30p.m.