LEVEL AND STAFF: For student safety, dancers are only permitted to register and attend classes at the level that To the Pointe. faculty places them in or according to their age. No student or parent may promote themselves or their child into a higher level. Parents may request a written evaluation of student progress. Faculty is subject to change without notice. To the Pointe. Faculty members are trained professionals. We ask that you trust in our expertise and Dance Education knowledge.
INFORMATION AND HOLIDAYS are posted on our website and social media pages. Stay informed by checking for important dates and updates. It is the parent's responsibility to follow up and stay informed with studio current events. Regular email reminders are sent to those who give us email addresses.
MAKE UPS: There are no class make ups. Exception: when class is cancelled by To the Pointe. i.e. Instructor Illness/Emergency (every effort is made to find a substitute first) and Snow Days. One Snow Day per class is built into our school year season. **Please take note of additional protocols & COVID policy.
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. Absolutely NO JEWELRY as it is a hazard. Dance shoes should only be worn inside the studio, NEVER outside. Street shoes are not permitted on the dance floor at any time. Please see class descriptions for your class dress code or ask your teacher for more detailed information. TO THE POINTE. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PERSONAL ITEMS LOST, STOLEN, OR DAMAGED. DO NOT LEAVE PERSONAL ITEMS UNATTENDED.
We have a CLOSED CLASSROOM policy. This means that no family and friends (unless approved) will be allowed into the classroom while the class is in session. This will allow the students to focus on the instruction instead of the distraction of having others in the studio. There will be times during the year when others are invited to come in and watch, even participate. Students and parents coming in for the next class are asked to wait outside the classroom until class is over. **Please take note of additional protocols & COVID policy.
ATTENDANCE is vital to a dancer's ability to learn and retain technique. Please be sure to arrive on time. Students who are even 5-10 minutes late miss important warm up exercises and risk injury. Dancers who arrive more then 10 minutes late will not be permitted to participate but must observe. Please feel free to contact Ms. Bri if you have any questions. **Please take note of additional protocols & COVID policy.
PHOTOS & VIDEO: I understand and acknowledge that, from time to time throughout the school year, my child's picture or video might be taken while participating in dance classes and/or functions involving To the Pointe. I do hereby authorize To the Pointe. to use these photographs and videos for the purposes of illustration, advertisement and publication. TTP will never publicly post the names of our dancer's associated in pictures unless given express consent by the dancer's guardian and in the instance of press releases for the local newspapers. To the Pointe. has an exclusive agreement with George Burkhead Photography for all portraits, press releases and performance photography. All rights and sale of such photos are reserved for the photographer and studio. We also have an exclusive agreement with Les Lentz Videography for rights to record and sell our annual recital videos. Purchases of either portraits or videos are not required. They are an option available to our TTP families. We do not authorize the commercial use or sale of photographs or videos of our dancers while under the care and direction of TTP (such as a performance or event) by any other professional photographer or videographer. We discourage others from publicly posting pictures and video to social media without a an expressed release from the dancer's parent or guardian. If at anytime you have a concern or wish to refrain from this policy, please send an email directly to Ms Bri at email@example.com.
FOOD POLICY: No food in the studios. Water is allowed. **Please take note of additional protocols & COVID policy. These will be emailed out prior to the start of our season.
RECITAL: An annual recital is held in June. Parents are welcome to volunteer to assist with our performances. We truly appreciate our Volunteers!!
TO THE POINTE. 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 teen and adult conversations should be rated "G." Please be kind to all of our TTP family members. To the Pointe. reserves the right to refuse your business without notice if your participation in our program does not align with our studio culture or policies.
All class days/times, descriptions , and policy subject to change if necessary.
If you have any concerns, please email Ms Bri at firstname.lastname@example.org.