Studio Policies and Frequently Asked Questions:
LOST AND FOUND: A Lost and Found box is located in the TSD hallway. Please check it regularly. Please label all of your dance wear and shoes. TSD is not responsible for missing items. BEHAVIOR: Students are expected to show respect toward their teachers and fellow classmates. Disruptive and/or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated. We will create a safe and enjoyable environment for all students, staff, parents and guests.
SCHOOL CALENDAR: The school year begins in September and runs through June. Refer to the calendar for important dates, breaks and events.
REGISTRATION: Students may register for classes as space permits. New students are accepted until February 1st.
STUDENT PLACEMENT: Students age 2.5 through 4th Grade are placed by age. This allows us to present lessons that are developmentally appropriate. Dancers ages 10 and older are evaluated and placed into technique classes based on their skill level. Progression to a higher level is based on technical ability, skill mastery, attendance and maturity. Some classes will contain a mix of ages. Students are progressed to the next level with teacher recommendation.
STUDENT PROGRESS: Regular attendance and at-home practice greatly affect the rate at which your child will learn and improve.Teachers and the director are happy to discuss your child's progress and answer your questions. Please be respectful of other student's time and do not interrupt or delay a class that is in session. Send an email to set up a time to talk.
ATTENDANCE: Attendance is taken at every class. Good attendance is crucial to the progress of the entire class. Make-up lessons are offered, check with the front desk to find a suitable make-up class. Perfect attendance awards are given to students at the end of the year who attended every class.
PRIVATE LESSONS: Private lessons are available to any student who would like more challenging work or the opportunity to refine technique in a particular discipline. Private lessons also provide reinforcement of class material for any student who would like extra help. Private lessons are open to all students ages 10 or above and may be scheduled with any available teacher. Please check with the office to request more information.
CLASSROOM VIEWING: At TSD we offer 4 parent observations days during our season. This is time for you to view your child in class and observe their progress. Please make time for these opportunities and show your dancer that you care about their dance education. Dates for observation are listed on our calendar.
IMPORTANT NOTICES: Important notices and updated information will be distributed via email. This information is also available on our website and in our lobby. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to obtain and read this information.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: TSD does not follow any specific school district for snow cancellations. If the weather is questionable, please call the studio, check your email or check our website. Classes canceled due to weather or poor road conditions will not be made up, however you can take a make-up class at your convenience.
TUITION POLICY: Tuition is calculated for the entire dance season and divided into 10 equal payments. All classes receive the same number of lessons throughout the school year. Monthly tuition payments are due the first week of class and no later than the 15th of each month. Full tuition is due each month regardless of absence or the number of weeks in a month. We cannot give refunds or adjustments for absences. Pro-rating is not permitted except for new students registering mid-month. Payments may be made in person or by mail. We accept cash or check payable to Tammy's School of Dance. TSD reserves the right to refuse lessons to any student whose tuition has not been paid. There is a $20.00 fee for all returned checks. If we receive two NSF checks, you will be required to pay all future balances with cash, money order or certified check. Payments can be made by cash, check or online monthly bill pay.
WITHDRAWAL: The school year runs ten months beginning in September and ending in June. Students may withdraw at any time. To withdraw, parent/guardian must notify the director immediately for tuition charges to stop.Any recital costume fees must be PIF.
USED SHOES: TSD will re-sell your old dance shoes. This is a FREE service offered only to registered TSD students. TSD does not sell on consignment or take commission on used shoes. All transactions must be cash. All money collected goes directly to the shoe seller.
ANNUAL PERFORMANCE: TSD presents an annual performance each June. The performance provides our students with an exciting opportunity to showcase their hard work, dedication and progress. We strive to produce family-friendly entertainment using age-appropriate music, costumes and choreography. Our performance is not mandatory. However, learning through performance is an exciting and educational experience in which all our students are encouraged to participate.
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Where are you located?
We are located in Wexford, PA. Our address is 10994 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090.
What types of classes do you offer?
Please visit our class descriptions page. We offer classes for ages 2.5-18. If you have any questions regarding where you child should be placed please email Tammy @ email@example.com.
What should my dancer wear?
Please visit our dress code and studio policies page to find more information about what your dancer should wear to class.
How long do classes last?
With the exception of our preschool/kindergarten classes which meet once a week for an hour, classes are 30-45 minutes. Your dancer can take as many classes as they would like.
Are there recitals at the end of the year?
Yes! We are proud to offer a full recital at the end of every dance year. Our recitals generally span over 2 days with multiple shows. We offer a recital booklet so that your dancer can be featured as well as flower purchases, dance medals, and awards for perfect attendance. To see more information about our recitals please see our recitals page.
Is there an economical way to keep my dancer in shoes?
We understand that dance shoes, with how quickly our children grow, can be a big expense! At TSD we offer a used dance shoe program for our students. Current TSD dancers have the option to consign their shoes they no longer need or donate them to the studio. We offer these shoes to TSD students only in an effort to recycle shoes and keep costs low.