Studio Policy

2020 - 2021 Studio Policy

       *Classes begin on Wednesday, September 9th 2020

  • No Food allowed in studios and wait areas. Water will be allowed labeled with student's name. all water cooler have been removed from the studios.
  • Please pick up students at their correct times, as the studio is not allowed to have them stay in the wait area due to the state guidelines. If you are running late, please call the studio (978-343-7700) to see if we can have someone wait outside with the student, but we cannot guarantee that we will have extra staff to do that.
  • No Smoking in or around the building.
  • Please do not park in the middle of the parking lot or near any of the businesses in the plaza.  Use designated parking spaces in Miss Tanya’s School of Dance parking lot (parking spaces with white lines).
  • Good Attendance is VERY important to ensure progress in class. If a student misses 4 or more classes within a two month period or 6 or more classes in a dance season (Sept - June) a student may be asked to drop to a lower level class. If a student is injured, please still come and watch class.
  • Beginning in the month of February until the month of June, students may not miss more than three classes in order to participate in the recital.
  • The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if a teacher is absent for any reason.  In the event that a substitution cannot be arranged, class may be canceled, rescheduled or moved to Zoom.
  • Cell phones are allowed into the dance rooms, but must be turned off.  Miss Tanya's School of Dance is not responsible for lost or stolen cell phones.
  • All payments received will be applied to the oldest charge due on accounts.  If tuition is past due, and a payment is received for a costume deposit, that payment will be applied to the outstanding tuition balance first.
  • Tuition for the school year is based on an ANNUAL FEE divided into 10 equal monthly payments from September to June.   These payments are the same each month regardless if it is a short month or a long month (5 weeks).  Annual tuition is based on an average of 34 weekly classes per season (Sept - June). If you take advantage of the Seven Free Make-up class policy for your first class, your average weekly classes for the annual season will be increased to 42 weekly classes. Tuition is due on the 1st of each month with a grace period until the 15th of each month, with the exception of the month of June when tuition is due on or before May 22  2021.  Reminder that June tuition is a FULL MONTH. A $15.00 late fee will be added to accounts after the 15th of the month (this policy will be strictly enforced). We do offer a Family Discount.  When two or more children under age 18 are taking class, a 10% discount will be given to the second, third, etc. family members, on the lower priced tuition.
  • Payments can be made by cash or check sent in an envelope with the student or you may go on our website www.Misstanyasdance.com and make a payment. You may also come into the studio by calling 978-343-7700.
  • If tuition is delinquent over 30 days we reserve the right to withdraw the student from class. Credit cards on file will be charged if an account is 30 days delinquent.
  • No refunds for tuition, yearly registration fees, recital costume deposits & final recital costume payments, competition costumes & Competition entry fees. .
  • Recital Costumes will be ordered in the beginning of the month of January or February.  A costume deposit of $50.00 per costume will be due by November 28 2020.  If costume deposits are paid after November 28th 2020 a Late fee of $10.00 will be applied per costume to outstanding costume deposits. Costume deposits are NON REFUNDABLE. If we cannot have a recital costume deposits will be applied to tuition only.
  • If a students drops a class after recital costume/costumes have been ordered, you will be responsible for the balance of the costume/costumes.  Recital costumes can not be cancelled once they are ordered even if the state guidelines do not allow us to have a in-person recital.
  • Invoices will be given out in February with the remaining balance of costumes. The second installment of Recital costume balances will be due in April.  If paid after the due date a Late fee of $10.00 will be applied per costume.  No refunds will be given for costume payments, including deposits if student drops out of a class and is also not transferable to another student or sibling.   Parents are responsible for costume balances, even if a student does not participate in the recital.  Costumes cannot be canceled once they are ordered.  The average cost for recital costumes are $68.00 - $90.00 without tights. Costumes deposits and balances are NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE and NON RETURNABLE. If the state guidelines change and we are not allowed to have an in-house recital, we will do our best to try and have a virtual recital.
  • If June tuition is not paid by May 22nd  2021 students will not be allowed to participate in Dress Rehearsal or Recital. Credit cards on file will be charged if June tuition or any other outstanding balances are not paid by the above date.
  • Students may schedule up to Seven FREE Make-up Classes in advance for their First class and One FREE Make-Up Class for each class taken from the months of OCTOBER to FEBRUARY 2021 to offset any missed classes due to illness, Snow Days, Holidays (Memorial Day) Thanksgiving Break and Recital dates. Make-up classes will be done via Zoom as class size is limited this year. Make-up classes must be scheduled by calling the studio to schedule a class, date and time. A Zoom ID and password will be given to log onto the class scheduled. Please note that February & April school vacation weeks are not included in make-up classes, as they are not part of your yearly tuition charges. Students may only schedule three make-up classes per month and cannot be scheduled in the same class for two consecutive weeks. It is your responsibility  to schedule make-up classes. Students who miss classes between the months of February and June will not be allowed to schedule a make-up class due to the fact that each class works on different routines.
  • If you choose to have your dancer drop a class, you will be responsible for the remainder of the tuition for that month.  Withdrawal from a class must be done before the 1st of the month or you will be charged for that months full tuition.  Withdrawal from the studio must be done in writing.   No refunds or transfers on Tuition & Registration.
  • Monthly newsletters will be distributed via email. Please update your email on file as no paper newsletters will be given out. Newsletter will be posted on our website.
  • Class cancellations will be posted on the web-site, Facebook and also on the answering machine at the studio, one hour prior to the start of the first class of the day.
  • Lost & Found - is located in a basket in the second wait area. Lost and found will be cleaned out monthly and its contents will be donated to charity.
  • Miss Tanya's School of Dance reserves the right to dismiss, any student or parent, who does not adhere to our policies, without refund.
  • Signed registration pink forms for dance season 2020-2021 allows Miss Tanya's School of Dance to use any class photos or videos to be published on our web-site and or Facebook page.
  • A new Covid 19 waiver form will be required to be signed by parents enrolling their students in class.
  • Miss Tanya’s School of Dance and its staff are not liable for injury or loss, damaged or stolen property.

 

                                                                                      Class Guidelines
*Please look at the studio that your child/children will be in, as this will be the entrance in and exit out of the studio.  

There will be a drop-off and pick-up only policy for students, as the wait area is closed due to the state guidelines. Please read the guidelines listed below for Creative Movement and Pre-school classes. If a parent would like to come into the studio to make a payment, they will be required to call the studio 978 -343-7700. Only one person at a time will be allowed in the studio and also must follow the rules to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer.  Temperatures will also be taken. Payments can be sent in with students in a sealed envelope and there will still be the option to make payments online for tuition only or you can call the studio to make a payment. Recital costume deposits, company payments and final recital costume payments will be cash or check only.

*Guidelines for students moving from classroom to classroom. The instructor will let the students out one at a time to allow for social distancing into their next class, if they have back to back classes only. Students will be required to wear a mask. Students will not be allowed to stay in the wait areas if they have a class that has a time difference of 15 minutes or more.

*Guidelines for the Creative Movement class (35-minute class) – One parent will be allowed in the class with their child. Parents will line up around the perimeter of the studio 6 ft. apart and must wear a mask at all times. Parents will be responsible to keep their child within a 6ft square that will be marked on the studio floor. All parents and children must wear a mask to enter the studio and temperatures, including the parent will be taken upon arrival at the studio. Students will wear a mask while dancing. No neck gaiters or face shields are allowed. Parents must wear a mask at all time. If a child needs to use the bathroom, masks must be worn and there is a sign in and sign out sheet for bathroom use at the front counter to allow for cleaning.

*Guidelines for Pre-School class ages 4&5 – The first & second week of class, one parent at a time with their child will be allowed in the studio to get the child settled in the class. All parents and children must wear a mask to enter the studio and temperatures, including the parent will be taken upon arrival at the studio. Students will wear a mask while dancing. No neck gaiters or face shields are allowed. Once the student is in class, the parent must leave. We are asking that parents remain in the parking lot, just in case we need to call you regarding any issues with your child, such as bathroom use as our staff is not allowed to take them to the bathroom. These are the guidelines as of September, but this could change in the fall and we will keep parents updated. We hope that we may be able to open our wait area for one parent per child and allow for the 6ft social distance rule, but as of now we cannot have any wait areas open.

 

COVID 19 GUIDELINES 2020 – 2021

There will be many new guidelines that we must follow, as the safety of our students, families and staff is our number one priority. We are closely monitoring policy changes and public health organizations and will continue to make changes, as necessary. Please keep in mind that these guidelines mentioned in this letter could change tomorrow. 

*Please look at the studio that your child/children will be in, as this will be the entrance in and exit out of the studio.  

  1. Students may only be dropped off 5 minutes prior to the start of their class and must wait outside the studio door using the 6 ft. social distancing rule when entering and exiting the studio through their designated door.
  2. There will be a drop-off and pick-up only policy for students. Please read the guidelines listed above for Creative Movement and pre-school classes. If a parent would like to come into the studio to make a payment, they will be required to call the studio 978 -343-7700. Only one person at a time will be allowed in the studio and also must follow the rules to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer.  Temperatures will also be taken. Payments can be sent in with students and there will still be the option to make payments online for tuition only or you can call the studio to make a payment. Recital costume deposits, company payments and final recital costume payments will be cash or check only.
  3. Upon entering the studio all temperatures must be taken including staff and students. Once taken and cleared students will then go into their assigned classroom and assigned spot. If a students or staff has a temperature of 100.4 or greater is considered a fever. We are asking when parents drop - off their child/children they wait in the parking lot at least 5 minutes to make sure that we do not have to send them home due to a temperature.
  4. Students will be required to use hand sanitizer as they arrive and wear face masks in the lobby areas, bathrooms and classrooms. Students are required  to wear a mask while dancing. No neck gaiters or face shields are allowed. We will give a mask break for students that dance multiple hours.   Faculty members will wear a mask at all times.  We will have a touchless sanitizer stations that will be in the lobby for use and there will be touchless sanitizer stations in each classroom and throughout the studio. We will follow the CDC guidelines for cleaning and sanitization. We have purchased the correct cleaning products recommended by the CDC and are EPA approved for all hard surfaces, bathrooms and also for our Marley floors and will clean the studio surfaces in between classes. Each day the studio will be thoroughly cleaned, including the carpeted area.
  5. Dancers or staff experiencing any health symptoms should not attend class. The symptoms include; fever, cough/shortness of breath, excessive sneezing, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, body aches or headache.
  6. We have purchased H13 HEPA Air purifiers for all three studios and one in the lobby area.
  7. There will be no chairs in the wait areas, all water coolers will be removed from the classrooms. Students may bring in their own water (ONLY) labeled clearly with their name.  The NO FOOD policy will be strictly enforced.
  8. Students will be required to sign-in and sign-out for bathroom use, to allow us to clean in between each use and must wear a mask. The bathrooms will have anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer. 
  9. The changing room will not be used, so students will be required to come in full attire. We are asking that students bring in their own small bag, which will be brought into the classroom with them. Cubicles will not be used. Dance shoes will be required to be worn (no bare feet will be allowed)
  10. Students may not gather in the back area near the bathrooms and changing room.
  11. Each classroom with have 6ft floor grids and markers to allow for social distancing.
  12. Class size will be smaller and we will have separate entrances and exits when classes begin and end. We may not be able to offer all of the classes that we have in the past due to the new guidelines that we must follow. 
  13. We will use different entrances and exits for each class. Please look at your schedule to know how to enter and exit.
  14. We will offer virtual online line classes for students that do not want to come into the studio or cannot get in a class that may be full. Please let us know if you may be interested in that option.
  15. If a student has traveled in any areas in the US or out of the country that have elevated Covid 19 cases, they must self-quarantine for 14 days, or have a Covid 19 test within 72 hours to show that they are negative to return to dance. The state list changes daily, so please check the CDC guidelines.
  16. If there is a Covid 19 positive exposure at the studio, we will notify all students and families immediately. The studio will be required to close for 14 days from the last date that the person was in the studio. During that time the studio will be thoroughly cleaned and classes will be held via Zoom.
  17. All parents will have to sign a Covid 19 waiver for in studio classes and online classes. Separate waiver forms are on our website www.misstanyasdance.com

 

Additional Covid 19 Policies:

  1. In the event that we are required to close in-person classes per a state order, we will continue to offer Zoom classes and regular tuition prices will remain the same if this should occur.
  2. We will be postponing observation weeks scheduled for the 2020-2021 season until further notice.
  3. Once recital costumes or competition costumes are ordered, they are non-refundable.
  4. In the event that we are unable to have an in-person recital due to state guidelines, we will try to have a virtual recital.

Even with all of the above precautions, Miss Tanya’ School of Dance Inc. cannot guarantee that you or your child/children will not become infected with COVID-19.