ARRIVAL & ATTENDANCE – Please arrange for students to DROP-OFF students using the Drive-Thru 5-15 minutes before class already dressed. A student arriving late seriously disrupts a class & the student will miss out on a part of the lesson not to be repeated, including injury preventing warm-ups. Please inform the teacher if you are going to be even five minutes late. Parents are welcome stay in the parking lot or leave while students are in class. Students are allowed to wait in our lobby between classes when they are on the same day.
DSUP DRIVE THRU - The drive begins on Academy Street by the white house and Exits on Lafayette Street. There will be supervision for students under the age of 10. You will be given a piece of paper with student’s name on it to place in passenger window to help us with pick-up.
CLASSES CANCELLED OR MISSED may be made up during another class time during the week until we begin recital dances. Classes cancelled or missed while learning recital will not have make-ups unless instructor deems it necessary. Illness – If a student is contagious, miserable, or showing symptoms of COVID or other possible contagious illnesses, do not bring the student to class. Please inform the teacher before the class begins of the absence as a courtesy. Injured students should come to class to observe.
CLASS DROP/WITHDRAW – If a child is considering dropping, please inform the teacher to discuss the problem in hopes we can work together for a resolution. To be removed from a class roster, we require a “Drop Form” which must be turned into the office. The form can be downloaded online or picked up in the office. The person listed under “Billing Name” will be responsible for all costume, recital, tuition, and late fees charged until the form is turned in. If turned in before the 1st of the new month, tuition will not be charged for that or future months/weeks of the season.
PICTURES/SOCIAL MEDIA - DSUP has a Facebook Page & Instagram. Posts sometimes share pictures of students and we always try to tag all parents so you know what’s out there and you can share it also. If you do not wish for your student’s picture to be allowed online please inform us IN WRITING by letter or email prior to the first day in any class.
LIABILITY/INSURANCE: The nature of dance/tumble is considered an activity that may expose students to risk of injury. All students are required to be covered on their own insurance policies. it is understood neither The Dance Studio of Union Parish nor any of the staff will be held responsible for injury, illness, or for property lost, stolen, damaged while on the property or at affiliated activities.
CLOSED - NO CLASSES
November 23-27 Thanksgiving/Fall Break
December 21-January 1 Christmas/Winter Break
March 15-19 Spring Break
April 2-5 Easter Break
OPEN - REGULARLY SCHEDULED CLASSES
September 21st - 1st Day
We do not let out of classes for school in-services, Election Day, Veteran’s Day, MLK Day, or President’s Day
1-3 CREATIVE DANCE & TUMBLE: Any color leotard, pink footed tights, pink ballet shoes. Any skirt/tutu optional.
3-6 BALLET, TAP, TUMBLE & 6-7 BALLET, TAP, PREJAZZ: Black leotard, pink footed tights, pink leather ballet shoes, white taps with button ties (Absolutely no laces). Any skirt/tutu optional.
LEVEL 1-5: Black leotard, pink convertible tights, pink canvas ballet shoes, Tan split sole tap shoes, tan jazz shoes. Optional jazz pants/shorts and ballet skirt.
ACRO: Short-all or leotard with shorts/leggings, or shorts/leggings and fitted top. No baggy clothes. T-shirt?s allowed if tucked in. No Shoes.
HIP HOP: Leotard/t-shirt/tank top with shorts or pants. Student should be able to move freely & comfortably. No school clothes or jazz shoes. Must wear appropriate clean sneakers or boots that are reserved for studio use
CHEER&TUMBLE: Our DSUP White and black tank tops and shorts must be ordered & paid through DSUP before the first class. Any white tennis shoe reserved for studio use.
Absolutely no footless tights in ballet/tap/jazz classes, only acceptable for acro or lyrical. Bulky coats/jackets not allowed in classes. Light jackets must be removed after the class warm-up. If you need to attend without proper attire, our teachers will allow students to participate unless it becomes a habit.
COVERUPS REQUIRED OVER DANCE/ACRO ATTIRE WHEN WAITING IN THE LOBBY FOR CLASS OR EXITING TO LEAVE AS WELL AS WHEN TRAVELING AT DANCE EVENTS
Appropriate cover-ups include tank tops, t-shirts, sweat shirts, jackets, etc. AND shorts or pants. Please remember that not everyone in or outside our studio understands dance/acro attire and we always want to present ourselves as professional and appropriate.
COVID-19 POLICIES & PRECAUTIONS
We plan to follow all mandates set forth by the Louisiana State Governor’s Office. We will update by e-mail and on Facebook as changes are made. As of the date of the production of this information that includes the following mandates and precautions.
-Masks are required for all staff and students age
8+ and recommended for all.
-Our lobby & office is closed except by appointment.
-Students must be dropped off and picked up using the drive-thru (see drive thru info on back).
-Students may not change in the studio. We also ask that when possible, students use the restroom at home before coming to class. The bathroom is a high touch area we’d like to avoid.
-Students must wash or sanitize their hands
entering and exiting using soap or sanitizer we provide unless they bring their
-Students must not wear class shoes outside the studio. They will leave those shoes in the lobby and put on their class shoes once they have entered the studio rooms. We highly recommend slip on shoes for entering and exiting.
-We are allowing 15-30 minute breaks between every class where the groups completely change in order to aid in drop off, pick up, and cleaning the floors and high-touch surfaces. If there is not a break between classes we are anticipating the classes to have the same students enrolled in those classes though new students might join the 2nd class. We may need to adjust these after enrollment begins.
-Students will be spaced 6’ or more apart using a grid on the floor. We will suspend prop sharing or partner work & hand holding generally used in classes until we are advised it is safe to do so.
While all of this may sound overwhelming, we promise to do our very best to provide a high quality of service and as much normalcy as possible. Our June and July classes were highly successful in providing the same quality of service as before while utilizing most of these precautions. I know for many of you the mask mandate is an issue, and we want you to know ask soon as that mandate is lifted it will become optional. Our staff will continue to wear masks as long as it is recommended in an effort to protect students, but we are very aware that activity in a mask can be difficult for some. We will allow for breaks as necessary and hope that you are all willing to work with us within the mandates and recommendations we are receiving.