STUDIO RULES AND GUIDE LINES

Kelliís Kreative Dance LLC, is a studio that offers experience, skill and professional integrity through its dedicated faculty. We provide a family oriented atmosphere, which ensures a quality dance education for every student. Our school focuses on building self-esteem and character amongst the students.

CODE OF CONDUCT

All students and parents are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous and respectable manner at all times. Gossiping by a student or a parent about other students, parents, staff members or other studios is not tolerated. Disrespecting a faculty member or another student or being discourteous to a fellow student is grounds for disciplinary action that may result in probation, suspension or being asked to leave the studio permanently. In the event that you are asked to not return to the studio there will be no reimbursement for any classes, collected fees for the revue or any other fees collected by the studio. If your costume is paid in full but has not come in yet, we will call you when it comes in and you can come pick up the costume or costumes.

Legal Disclaimer

Kelliís Kreative Dance LLC. , Faculty and Staff members will not accept responsibility for any injuries sustained by any dancer during the course of dancing. Common Dance injuries that occur at studios are Broken Ankles, Sprained Ankles, Chins being fallen on and split open and so on. Kelliís Kreative Dance LLC., Faculty and Staff members will not accept responsibility for any injuries sustained by any dancer during the course of any exhibition, competition, or convention in which he or she may participate, or while traveling to or from an exhibition, competition, or convention, or class time. All students and parents are required to sign a legal disclaimer.

DRESS CODE FOR CLASS

Combination Class: Dancewear, any color of leotard and tights, Jazz pants, bike pants and crop tops. Hair should be off from face. No baggy cover-ups, students that abuse the dress code will be given a warning not to attend class again without appropriate dancewear. If they abuse the policy again, they will be asked to sit out from class. This applies to ALL classes.

Ballet Class: Black leotard and pink tights only. Hair must be pulled all of the way off from face. Example; pony-tail or bun. Skirt is optional. Pink or white Ballet shoes.

Dance Shoes: Ages 2 Ĺ - 8 should have the flat, white or suntan leather Tap shoes and pink Ballet shoes. All ribbons on Tap shoes must be removed and replaced with elastic. Ages 7 & up should have the tan or white (Mary Jane) with the buckle for Tap and suntan or black gore boots for Jazz. Lyrical students should have suntan gore boots. Competition students will be notified on specific colors and styles. All shoes must be labeled with dancers names.

TUITION

Tuition is a set yearly fee per class and divided into 10 payments paid at the 1st of each month from September through June. Tuition Bills will not be mailed out monthly. It is your responsibility to make tuition payments on time. It is due by the 1st and considered late on the 2nd of each month.

Checks may be mailed to:

Kelliís Kreative Dance LLC.

467 Browning Loop

Mandeville, LA 70448

Tuition may be dropped off at the studio. If payment is turned in at the studio, please drop it in the polka dotted mailbox. Please do not turn any payments in to the teachers. Checks are the best form of payment. When paying with a check please put the name of the student on the memo portion of the check. There are no receipts for cash payments. If you pay with cash, please put payment in a sealed envelope with the studentís name on the outside of the envelope.

** Every family that has NO outstanding account balances will be eligible for the Lottery. **

LATE FEES

There is a $10.00 late fee if tuition is paid on or after the 2nd of each month. Tuition is considered late if it is not in the polka dotted mailbox before the studio closes on the 1st of each month, regardless of absences or holidays. If the payment is brought to the studio after the studio has already closed on the 1st, the payment is considered late. The tuition is also considered late if it is received in the mail after the 1st. If you mail your payment to us, please mail it at least three days early to make sure it will not be late. Payment must be in hand by the 1st to be considered on time. (NO EXCEPTIONS.) All costume deposits, costume remainders, and revue fees are subject to late fees if they are not paid by the due date on the invoice. If paid after the due date, a $10.00 late fee will be mailed out and applied to your account. At the end of the year you will not be able to get your revue seats if you have any outstanding late fees or balances. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your invoice, please call Braton at 504-467-4404 or 985-624-5371.

NON SUFFICIENT FUNDS CHECKS

All NSF checks will result in a $25.00 fee.

HOLIDAYS

Holidays will be announced throughout the year. Please check the Bulletin Board in the waiting room for posted notices and other information that will occur during the course of the year. We will also have information posted on our website at www.kelliskreativedance.com.

Kelliís Kreative Dance

Competition Students and Parents Guidelines

Competition Goal

Our goal is to have a first place winning, competitive, positive, and extremely self driven group of dancers that are very focused in dance and desire to better themselves while being team players.

COMPETITORíS OBLIGATIONS

If a student is selected for a competitive number there will be evening and weekend practices involved, as well as rehearsal fees. All competitors will be expected to make all practices and all competitions including solos. When competition team members sign up, it is with the understanding that their being a member of the competitive team comes before All other activities in which they may be involved. We suggest that dance be their Only activity Ė no cheerleading, no sports, no school plays, etc. Competition is extremely time-consuming, and to commit to outside activities has a strong affect on the student as well as the other team members, when a student is absent. Remember the team is judged as a TEAM when competing, and one student with bad attendance hurts the entire team. Occasionally there are required school events that may interfere with rehearsals, if this is the case, bring a copy of the school calendar and other arrangements will be made. Of course classes may be missed due to illness or a death in the family. If any student or parent feels they can not see this commitment through without any absences, we suggest they bow out of competition before the year begins. We do offer revue classes for those who wish to pursue other activities outside of dance. Competitors are not allowed to back out of numbers that they are already in to be in other numbers.

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

  1. Everyone is expected to work as a team player and help in the growth of their fellow students.
  2. Gossiping will not be tolerated amongst the students and Parents, or about other students or parents within Kelliís Kreative Dance.
  3. Gossiping will not be tolerated amongst the students or parents about other dance studios.
  4. Gossiping will not be tolerated amongst the students or parents about other competitors during competition as well as conventions.
  5. While representing Kelliís Kreative Dance, students and parents are expected to display good sportsmanship conduct to everyone they are in contact with.
  6. During competition, whether we win or lose, we are expected to have a winning attitude.
  7. It is mandatory for all students to come to all rehearsals, unless approved 48 hours prior to the choreographer with the permission from the choreographer.
  8. All competitors must be members of Broadway Bound Booster Club.
  9. All competition dues must be paid on time; otherwise we will not attend the competition.
  10. All competitions Regional and National are mandatory including soloist. It is all or nothing.
  11. It is mandatory for all competitors to wear a cover-up with Kelliís Kreative Dance on it for all competitions and conventions.
  12. All students are to respect the teachers and to do what is asked of them.
  13. All students and Parents must abide by the Code of Conduct.
  14. All students and parents understand that Kelli and Braton Manville have Final say about placement and All other matters concerning the school and competition.

COMPETITION TEAM CODE OF CONDUCT

All Competition teams students and parents are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous and respectable manner at all times. Gossiping by a student or a parent about other students, parents, staff members or other studios is not tolerated. Disrespecting a faculty member or another student or being discourteous to a fellow student is grounds for disciplinary action that may result in probation, suspension or being asked to leave the studio permanently. In the event that you are asked to not return to the studio there will be no reimbursement for any classes, collected fees for the revue, collected choreography fees or any other fees collected by the studio. If your costume is paid in full but has not come in yet, we will call you when it comes in and you can come pick up the costume or costumes. All Competition Students and their parents will be expected to both read and sign the Competition Guidelines. In the event that a student is excessively talking during class, being disrespectful, or is just not focusing, they will serve detention upon the choreographerís discretion such as cleaning mirrors, sweeping floors, writing essays, or being dismissed from class.

Modeling Consent

Staff members of Kelliís Kreative Dance LLC., Fellow students and Family members that go to Kelliís Kreative Dance often take pictures of classes and events that go on inside and outside the studio during the year. Often the staff of Kelliís Kreative Dance uses these pictures on the Internet, to let people know what goes on at Kelliís Kreative Dance. We also use these pictures in the newspaper and in advertisements. Competitors are required to let us use their pictures due to the groups being in so many pictures.

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