We work hard to keep the dance experience fun and organized so keeping you informed is one of our goals. Please read all emails and handout information. If you have any questions about any of the information, we encourage you to contact us during business hours or by email. "Like" the Showcase Dance Centre page on Facebook and Twitter (ShowcaseDanceCentre) for additional information about events.
Three year olds work on listening skills and following directions. They begin developing basic motor skills such as balance, coordination, rhythm and mimicking an instructor’s movement. Dancing also helps the mental maturity of a child, helping them to become self-motivated and confident. It takes a good studio with strong beliefs and good teachers with their heart in what they do to make all of this happen and Showcase Dance Centre has done it and will continue to improve and excel!
Acrobatics Arts is a set standard professional cirriculum to promote technique and progession for acrobatic dance. Acrobatic Arts starts at the very beginning, we teach proper placementand technique so students will have the building blocks to progress safely and quickly from one level to the next. Dancers who train through Acrobatic Arts have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and fearless. Studios that implement this program will see dancers with more skills, who have fewer accidents, and are less likely to develop chronic injuries.
The majority of our students are elementary to high school age. Our youngest dancers start as early as 2 1/2 years old (they should be 3 by January of the dance year) and should be working on potty training and comfortable with being away from their mother for the duration of the class. We also have a variety of classes for adults.
Classes are still in session on teacher workdays unless otherwise posted.
In case of inclement weather, there will be a message on the our web site or our Facebook page pertaining to the classes. However if you feel that it is not safe to travel during these times, we encourage that you stay home.
Recital & Recital Fee
We encourage all students to perform in our end of year recital, so that they have the opportunity to display all that they have learned during the year.
1. Recital Fee: The recital fee covers the cost of the auditorium and allows students to invite as many guests as they like by eliminating ticket sales. If your dancer withdraws from classes after February 28, the recital fee will not be refunded.
2. Opting Out of Recital: Students must participate in recital for all classes or not participate in the recital at all. Students cannot pick and choose particular classes for recital. Students and parents are responsible for informing SDC in writing no later than October 31, if a student is not going to participate in recital. Notice must be provided directly to the office.
Absences & Inclement Weather Missed Classes
There are no refunds for missed classes.
In case of inclement weather, you will most likely receive an email, also check the studio Facebook page, pertaining to the classes. However if you feel that it is not safe to travel during these times, we encourage that you stay home.
Classes begin on time. Late admittance to a class is at the teacher's discretion. For their safety, your child will not be able to participate in class if arrive more than 15 minutes late. They will, however, be able to observe the class. Tardy students are asked to enter the studio between exercises.
Waiting & Lobby Guidelines Parking Lot
Please NO double parking (Double parking is where you park directly behind someone.) and NO blocking the side driveways, there is an additional parking area in the rear of the building. The Veterinarian office is not our parking lot so please be respectful and not block them in.
Student Drop Off
Students should arrive to class 5 minutes early and should be prepared for class with shoes and a trip to the potty to cut down on any trips during class. Please walk your student in to make sure they get into class and to see if there is any information that you may need on the board.
Student Pick Up
Parents must arrive on time to pick up their students. Parents must come inside to pick up their children. We will have students waiting in the hallway for parents to pick up.
We utilize email as our main course of communication. It is the parents' responsibility to provide a valid email address and read all email communication.
All students are expected to adhere to the dress code (see shoes and attire) Female students should wear their hair tied back, preferably in a bun/ponytail and loose hair should be pinned back to show face clearly. No jewelry should be worn. Students not dressed and/or groomed properly may be asked to observe class. Dance shoes should not be worn outdoors.
Food and Drinks
Please keep food, drinks and gum to a minimum. You are required to clean up after eating/drinking in the studio at all times. This includes throwing away any trash, sweeping up crumbs, wiping and cleaning up any spills. Please help by doing your part to keep our studio nice and clean for you and others.
Parents are to keep students and siblings from horsing around in the hallways. Students can hear what is going on outside the classroom and excessive noise is distracting.
Students are not to be in any classroom at any time without a teacher present.
Occasionally a substitute is needed due to a teacher's professional duties, illness, etc. Whenever possible substitutes are hired from our existing faculty. When this impossible, substitute teachers are professional colleagues of the teacher or teacher assistants that are briefed on the class syllabus, so that the progression of study can go on uninterrupted.
Time Between Classes
The premises of SDC outside of the classroom studios are not supervised. Students under the age of 7 may not be left unattended by a parent/guardian at any time before, after, or between classes. You are responsible for arriving on time for drop-off and pick-up, for coming into the studio for drop-off and pick-up, and for instructing your student that they may not leave the SDC building without you. Students left over five minutes past class end time will be charged a late pick-up fee of $1 per minute. If a student is 7 or older and is participating in multiple classes on the same day, the student may remain on the premises of SDC unattended by a parent/guardian between classes provided that the student abides by the Waiting Room & Lobby Guidelines and Homework & Quiet Hallway Rules.
Schedule Changes Withdrawals
Any student wishing to withdraw from any class must provide Showcase Dance Centre with a 30-day written notice of withdrawal. A student simply not showing up for class does not establish a withdrawal. You will be billed until written notice is provided.
Private Lessons: Showcase Dance Centre offers private lessons. Please contact studio for prices and availability.