GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR STUDIO
When does the fall season start?
Our fall season dance classes will start on Monday August 28, 2017 and go through the year until Saturday, June 16th 2018.
When does the summer dance camp start?
Our summer Princess/Frozen dance camp start Monday June 26 -30th 2017. Princess Camp 2 is July 3-7th 2017
Workshop classes on July 3,5,6,
Regular Summer Class start July 10, 2017
Parents or adult students must register their child or themselves for enrollment for each new school year. A $25.00 non-refundable registration fee is required per student. Renewal registration for returning students is $15.00.
Annual Studio Show
The annual June Dance Show will be on Sunday June 11,2017 Time 2:00p.m.
With a mandatory dress rehearsal on the Saturday June 10, 2017.
Costumes are selected for the June show and Payment is due January 2017
Initial tuition fees are prorated and are due the first day of your child’s or your attendance. Monthly tuition payments are due on the 7th of each month. A late fee of $15 will be charged to your balance if tuition is received after the 7th day of the month. There will be no invoices mailed or sent home about payment unless it is past due. It is your responsibility to remember when payment is due. If the school is closed please drop off payment in mail slot or have it mailed in advance to avoid a late fee. There is a $20.00 fee for all returned checks. Tuition is prorated on an average annual basis to ensure the continued quality operation of the school. Therefore, no tuition credit is given for any of the days when the school is closed or any days a child or adult student is absent due to vacation or illness. Make up classes are available for any missed classes. If classes are not made up within the 30 days the classes missed are forfeited. A schedule for make up classes is available at the front desk.
Guides For Parents
General information and guidelines for dance parents.
What makes your school special?
Our dance floor is professional floating dance floor offers additional cushioning and support to help prevent injuries and fatigue. We also have a full time office staff, which means the person teaching the class is not distracted with administrative details, and there is always someone available to assist you with your customer service needs. We also keep our class sizes appropriate to the age and style. If a class is a little larger they will have a dance assistant in that class.
Can I sit and observe my child in dance class?
We find it to be disruptive to the teaching and learning environment when parents observe class from inside the classroom. Both studios provides viewing window so the parent may observe their child from the waiting room without interrupting the class. Sometime the parents sit and watch can become to distracting for the students. There are too many authority figures and the children either lose class time looking for Mom and Dad’s approval, or they act out to see what reaction they will get. From time to time our curtains to our viewing windows will be closed to have less distractions for the class. Entrance doors to both studios will be closed during class time. Parents may look through viewing windows only. Please do not sit at the doors. Our third and fourth studio have a sitting area in the front for parents.
At what age can my children start dancing at the school?
We recommend students starting at 2.5 years old or when they are potty-trained and out of diapers. There is not a perfect time to start a class dance. A perfect time to start is if you want to dance. That is why we offer classes 2.5 year to Adult.
What if I have questions or concerns?
Please keep in mind that the faculty/instructors always have the best interest of the students in mind. Our main goal is to see our students learn and progress. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress or class schedule, please make an appointment with the school director Pam Rossi.
How do I register?
We hold our annual registration on Thursday, Friday August 10,11, 2017 from 10-1p.m. and 4:00-7:30p.m. and Saturday August 12th 2017 10:00-1:00p.m. for fall placement in classes. Our existing customers have priority registration along with new students on a waiting list. Please contact us at the school or on our web site to complete registration paperwork to guarantee that you get the class day and time that works best for the family.
Do you offer discounts for families with more than one child wanting to dance?
Yes, all of our families that take are charged by how many hours of dance taken at the school which has been prorated per class taken. The more classes taken the less expensive the classes become per class. Please call for to the pricing and any further questions.
What type of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard and auto debit. Please fill out the Credit card authorization to run each month.
What if I miss a class?
We do offer make up classes. Students have 30 days to make up any missed classes or the class is forfeited.
How do I know which level of class to take?
Even if you have previous dance experience the director and teacher will evaluate the dancer in a class. Then they will suggest a class that will have the dancers best interest. Place that student in the best level and that will also be the best learning environment for that student.
How long is the dance season?
If your student is registered for monthly dance classes, the Fall Season runs from August 2017 to June 2018. We then prepare for our Dance Camps and regular summer dance classes and Musical Theater Camp. Summer classes and Camps will start at various days and times from June 26, 2017 through August 12, 2017. After that time we will answer our phones messages if you have any questions about registration or classes for the new season that start August 10th 2017.
What do students learn in dance class?
In our classes, we try to incorporate many things in the learning environment in addition to dance steps. Students build confidence, grace, poise, musicality and increase friendship-building skills. They learn control and discipline. Overcome what may seem hard and challenging in time with fun and patience becomes easier. That builds the “I can do it and feel good about me.”
Do we have to sign up for monthly classes or can we just drop-in here and there?
We at Pam Rossi Dance Ten feel that instruction needs to be on a consistent basis in order for a dancer to learn at any level. New students to Pam Rossi’s Dance Ten can pay for a single class to take and try out before registering for monthly classes.
Do you offer private lessons?
Yes, we do offer private lesson in half-hour and hour increments. Please contact the front desk for further information.
Proper dance attire is require for all dance classes. This enables the teacher to properly observe the student\'s body movements for cirrect form and technique. To \"look\" like a dancer, encourages one to \"BE\" a dancer.
For All Classes
- No jewelry except for stud earrings permitted.
- Hair must be pulled up off the face and neck in a secured hair tie. (Ballet classes are required to wear buns secured with hairpins and a hair net).
- Dance shoes are required (exception for Pilates or lyrical bear claws).
- Tennis Shoes are permitted in Hip Hop Only (Please do not wear dance shoes in the street).
- No jeans, jackets or short street shorts.
- Pink Leotard, any style
- Pink Tights (no pantyhose)
- Pink Ballet Shoes
- Black Tap Shoes (inquire what style is needed)
- Ballet Skirts are acceptable (no tutu’s)
- Hair is required pulled up in a secured hair tie
Ballet & Pointe Classes
- Black (solid) Leotard, any style.
- Pink Tights (no pantyhose).
- Pink Ballet Shoes (inquire what style is needed).
- Pointe classes will have a private fitting for their shoes; Skirts are allowed only if teacher permits.
- Hair is required to be in a bun secured by hairpins and in a hair net.
Tap/Jazz/Jumps and Turns Classes
- Leotard any style or color.
- Tights (black, tan, or pink).
- Tap Classes need tap shoes (inquire what style is needed).
- Jazz Classes need jazz shoes (inquire what style is needed).
- Jazz Pants or Jazz Shorts optional.
- Hair is to be secured in a hair tie off the face and neck for girls.
- Leotard (any color) or fitted dance top (any color).
- Fitted dance pants or shorts.
- Tights are optional.
- Foot Thongs.
Hip Hop Classes
- Workout Wear only (dance clothes, sweats, basketball shorts, shirts and tank tops) No jeans or short shorts.
- Tennis Shoes (only to be worn in class).
- Knee Pads (floor work).
- Sports Bras (Girls).
- Combo classes – loose gym shorts or sweat pants (No jeans) and tee shirt (not too baggy) - black ballet shoes and black oxford tap shoes.
- Ballet class – black shorts or dance pants - black ballet shoes.
- Tap class – loose gym shorts or sweat pants (No jeans) and tee shirt – black oxford tap shoes.
- Jazz class – loose gym shorts or cut off sweats (No jeans) and tee shirt or tank top Or black sweat pants.
- Lyrical – loose gym shorts or cut off sweats (No jeans) and tee shirt or tank top – foot thongs.
- Hip Hop – workout wear (sweats, basketball shorts, tee shirts and tank tops) No jeans – knee pads (floor work).
If you wish to withdraw your child or yourself from Pam Rossi’s Dance Ten immediate notice is required. You may either contact the front desk via phone or supply a written notice. Note: Your account will be charged of the next month tuition if no notice is received.
Vacation and Illness
Parents or adult students are required to pay tuition fees for each week their child or themselves is enrolled at the school whether or not the child or themselves is in attendance. Please call into the office if your dancer will be missing class. Please due not send your child to class if they have a temperature above the normal 98.7.
Care For Students
The school is not responsible for providing care before or after any class. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time before or after class. If a parent is running late please call the school so we can notify your child where to wait for you to pick them up. If you are the last class of the evening please be no later then 15 minutes to pick up your child as a courtesy to the staff members that waiting for you. Because we are conducting phone calls and business at the front desk we need to have siblings to please stay quite and no playing in the dressing rooms or running in the studio. No Food is Allowed in the Dressing Rooms or any other part in the studio. The area that is the TV area is for eating only or outside on the bench.
Students participate at their own risk
If a student is injured it is up to the student and the parent to notify the school of the injury. Although we teach proper technique as with any other sport, injuries can happen. We encourage students to participate in watching the class so they can still be learning until healed.
Attendance and Tardiness
The studio reserves the right to have students who come in late, sit out and watch.
Students arriving late disrupt a class and the other students learning. Please be on time. It is up to the teacher of the class if the student can participate if late arriving. Stretching is done right at the beginning of each class and every dancer must be properly stretched. We at Pam Rossi’s Dance Ten are invested in your child and take injuring and your child’s training very seriously. Attendance in class is very important to us to continue the growth and education of your child.
We hand out notices periodically on up coming events at the school please check your child’s dance bag to see if any notice was sent home. To keep yourself updated make sure you are receiving our monthly newsletters via email and you can also pick it up at the studio. Please keep informed as much as you can you can also view our web site at Dance-Ten.com. Please make sure that all of your information address and phone numbers stay very current and notify us immediately if any changes occur.
The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach class.