Studio Policies

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is prorated and paid in nine monthly installments, September-May (These payments are the same each month regardless of the number of weeks). Each year is 30 total weeks of classes.  All payments are non-refundable. View full tuition requirements.

Medical Release/Waiver Form

All students are required to have a medical release on file before participating in classes at Elation Dance Center.  Please sign and return the medical release form with your September tuition payment. 

Visitation

We know, as parents you want to be actively involved with your child's dance classes. We offer three times during the year in which you are able to come and observe your child's entire class. Those dates are noted on the "Schedule at the Glance". Observation at other times will not be permitted.

Attendance

Regular attendance is important.  Poor attendance effects the performance and progress of the class.  Dancers should arrive 10-15 minutes before class to prepare and warm up.  Please plan to have your child attend classes if they are only mildly ill, and not contagious.  They will still learn by watching.  In respect of the class, the instructor, and your safety (student's safety), students arriving 20 minutes or more late, are asked to enter their classroom and sit to watch class.  Please call or email in advance to inform of any and all absences.  Makeup lessons for missed classes must be made up within 2 weeks of absence. Students should have a written permission slip to leave class early.  During the last 6 weeks of class it is imperative that no more than 2 lessons are missed.  Children missing more than 2 should speak with Ms. Marja to determine eligibility for Spring Recital. Private lessons are available as make-up, but additional fees will apply.

Parents of young children, please have them use the restroom before class.  Please be prompt in picking students up after class.  For your child's safety, please come inside to pick them up. Dancers are allowed to wait up by the door, but we ask that they wait inside until they see your vehicle.  Do not leave siblings unattended at any time.

Cancellations

In the event of inclement weather, Elation Dance Center will follow the Kettle Moraine School District closings.  Closings will be recorded on our voicemail by 2 p.m. If classes are cancelled, dancers may make up the class by attending an alternate class within one month of the cancellation.

Class Placement

Dancers are assigned classes based on experience, technique and progress. Company Classes require an audition and additional requirements.  Auditions are held annually in July.  Enrollment is required.  Register Now.  

Pointe Class Requirements

1.       Pre-Pointe Class Completion

2.       Instructor's Approval

3.       Ballet Class at least once a week

Dancers are required to take ballet at least once a week in addition to their pointe class. They also must enroll in a summer ballet or pointe class before going en pointe in the Fall in order to keep up their strength and technique.

Pre-Pointe Class Requirements

1.      Eleven years old with at least three years of ballet or instructors approval

2.      Enrollment in ballet class

This is preparatory class for students wishing to dance en pointe. Most dancers will need a year or more of this prep course before being ready to dance en pointe.

Company Class Requirements

1.      Audition

2.      Weekly Rehearsal

3.      Enrollment in ballet and jazz class

4.      Attend one convention (additional fees apply)

5.      Purchase of company leotard, warm up, tights, shoes, and any other required costume pieces

6.      Attend community performance commitments as scheduled

7.      Attend extra rehearsals as needed 

8.      Winter Show Participation

9.      Finale Performance Participation (Costume fees apply)

10.    Competitions (additional fees apply)

Dress Code

Dancers should be dressed appropriately for all classes at Elation Dance Center. Dancers will not be allowed to participate in class unless they are dressed in the required dancerwear. Hair should be in a secure pony tail away from face for all classes. For safety reasons, no jewelry or gum is allowed in dance class.

Preschool Classes

1.  Light pink leotard, pink ballet skirt optional

2.  Capezio tights in ballet pink, Style No: 1916C

3.  Capezio Daisy Ballet Shoes in pink, Style No: C205

4.  Balera Beginning Tap Shoes in white, Style No: D800

Elementary Classes

1.  Black leotard, black ballet skirt optional

2.  Capezio tights in ballet pink, Style No: 1916C

3.  Capezio Daisy Ballet Shoes in pink, Style No: 205C

4.  Bloch Tap-On Tap Shoes in tan, Style No: SO302G

Ballet/Pointe Classes

1.  Black leotard, black ballet skirt optional

2. Capezio tights in ballet pink, caramel, or black, Style No: 1916

3.  Bloch Prolite II Ballet Shoes in pink, Style No: S0208

Jazz Classes

1.  Black leotard, black demi-shorts optional

2.  Capezio tights in ballet pink, caramel or black, Style No: 1916

3.  Bloch Super Jazz Shoes in tan, Style No: SO401

Tap Classes

1.  Black leotard, black demi-shorts optional

2.  Capezio tights in ballet pink, caramel or black, Style No: 1916

3.  Bloch full-sole Tap Shoes in tan, Style No: SO302G or SO389L

Hip Hop Classes

1.  Black pants or capris (make sure kness are covered for floor work), form-fitting tank top

2.  Sparkle Converse Style Low Tops (Beginner and Intermediate 10-13)

3. White High Top Converse (Intermediate 13+ and Advanced)

Contemporary Classes

1.  Black leotard, black demi-shorts optional

2. Capezio tights in ballet pink, caramel or black, Style No: 1916

3.  Capezio tan half sole ballet shoes, Style: H063W

Company Classes

1.  Black leotard, black demi-shorts optional

2.  Capezio tights in ballet pink, caramel or black, Style No: 1916

3.  Bloch Super Jazz Shoes in tan, Style No: SO401

Boys & Men

1.  Black pants or shorts

2.  White tank top or T-Shirt

3.  Black ballet, tap and jazz shoes


 

Year at a Glance 2019-2020

September 16 First Day of Classes
October 7-10 Bring A Friend Week (Company Class Not Included)
October 14-17 Visitor's Week (Company Class Not Included)
October 21-24 Fall Break - NO CLASSES
November 1 Costume Deposit Due ($50 per class)
November 25-30 Thanksgiving Break - NO CLASSES or Rehearsals
November 29 Moscow Ballet - Great Russian Nutcracker
December 12 2019-2020 Season Registration Closes
December 16-January 5 Holiday Break - NO CLASSES or Reherasals
Februrary 1 Costume Balance Due (Please check your statement)
February 10-13 Visitor's Week (Company Class Not Included)
Februrary 17-23 Winter Break - NO CLASSES
February 22 Student Choreography Showcase (Tentative)
March 17-27 Spring Break - NO CLASSES
April 13 Easter Monday - NO CLASSES
May 18-21 Visitor's Week/Costume Pick-Up (Mandatory Adult for dancers under 13)
May 25-28 Memorial Week - NO CLASSES/Company Audition Week
June 23-24 Picture Days (Tentative)
June 25-26 Rehearsal at OAC - Mandatory (No classes at Elation this week)
June 27-28 Recital - Oconomowoc Arts Center (Saturday Matinee, Saturday Evening, & Sunday Matinee)