Main Street Dance Hammond, Louisiana

Main Street Dance

Student Guidebook

2017

Mission Statement

Our mission at Main Street is to provide each student with a quality dance education in a positive atmosphere while building grace, poise, discipline, self-confidence and encouraging them to reach their goals in life.

Goals

1.To build self-esteem by praising positive behavior and actions.

2.To create a strong foundation in dance technique by teaching proper formation, vocabulary and placement of movements.

3.To encourage an appreciation for the art of dance.

4.To encourage respect of peers, teachers and self.

Attire

Students are expected to follow the dress code set by the Main Street staff.

Baby Dolls-Black ruffled leotard, tan tights, pink ballet shoes, hair up off of neck

Angels- Black ruffled leotard, tan tights, tan tap shoes, pink ballet shoes, hair up off of neck

Lil Sweethearts: Black Main Street ruffled leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, HAIR BUNNED

Princesses: Black Main Street ruffled leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, tan tap shoes, tan jazz shoes, HAIR BUNNED

Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 (Showstoppers, All Stars, Superstars, Supermodels and Divas):

Ballet Class- Black Main Street leotard, pink tights down through the feet, pink split sole ballet shoes, HAIR BUNNED

Tap & Jazz Classes- Black Main Street leotard, tan or pink tights, black hot shorts, black capri or full length pants may be worn over leotard, tan slip-on jazz shoes, black lace up tap shoes, HAIR BUNNED

***All Ballet strings should be tucked in children’s shoes.***

Hip Hop:

Any attire with tennis shoes allowed for Hip Hop. Hair must be up off the neck.

Boys: Shorts and solid t-shirt or Main Street t-shirt (clothes should not be too baggy)

How to do a proper bun-

Supplies needed: Hair pins, Hair net and Hair spray

Spray back ponytail, split pony tail into two sections. Wrap first section around and secure with pins. Repeat with second section. Wrap hair net and place pins to hold in place. Spray once more to finalize a GOOD BUN!

General Information:

Students should not arrive to the studio more than ten to fifteen minutes early and should leave the studio within ten to fifteen minutes of dismissal. The studio is not a place for “hanging out.” Only students who are doing private lessons should come directly after school.

Outside food is not allowed in the studio.

Parents are allowed to drop students off; however, they must arrive on time for pick up. Staff is usually in class and cannot be responsible for children left in the lobby. If you plan to stay in the lobby while your children are in class, please do not allow siblings to be disruptive. Repeat--- Please do not allow your dancers and/or their siblings to be disruptive. Maintain control of your children. No running. No yelling. It is very disruptive to class and other students/siblings can be hurt. Please do not bring in outside food in the studio.

No gum will be allowed in class.

Bottled water only allowed in the studio.

No jewelry should be worn in class. Stud earrings only.

Please label all shoes with student’s first and last name.

Small students are encouraged to use elastic in their tap shoes in order for them to get them on and off in a timely manner.

Students are encouraged to wear cover ups when entering and exiting the studio.

Students are expected to be ready, in proper dress code, when class begins.

Observation windows are available for parents to observe class. The blinds will be closed once recital routines have been started at the first of the year. The blinds are also closed for Thursday company classes as well as privates and rehearsals. If you are viewing in the observation area, please do not leave any children unattended in the lobby. Children should never be left to run around the studio, lobby, observation area or bathrooms.

Gossiping about other students, parents, teachers, or other dance studios is not tolerated in the Main Street studio. At Main Street, we strive to keep a positive, healthy and happy atmosphere for everyone, and we expect the same from everyone.

Parent conferences will be scheduled mid year to discuss children’s progress.

Yearly Expenses

Tuition is due at the first of each month. A $10.00 late fee will be added to accounts not paid by the 10th of each month. There will be a $25.00 NSF charge on any returned checks. Anyone writing an NSF check will be placed on a cash only account. We take cash, check and credit cards. There is a 3% swipe fee on credit cards. Label all checks and cash. Please be sure to place the dancer’s name on the memo line of the check.

Costume deposits are collected beginning in October. Costumes will be ordered in December. Deposits are non-refundable once costumes have been ordered. PLEASE WRITE COSTUME DEPOSITS SEPARATELY AND LABEL YOUR CHECKES .

Baby Dolls- 1 deposit ($50.00 due in Oct.)

Angels, Lil Sweethearts, Princesses- 2 deposits ($50.00 each: 1 due in Oct., 1 due in Nov.)

Showstoppers, All Stars, Superstars, Supermodels, Divas- 3 deposits ($60 each: 1 due in Oct, 1 due in Nov, 1 in Dec.)

Hip Hop - 1 deposit ($60.00 due in Oct.)

October- 1st costume deposit

November- 2nd costume deposit

December- 3rd (and all remaining) costume deposit(s) (for students with three or more routines)

*Balances will be due in January.

There is a recital fee that is assessed to each student who participates in the end of the year dance recital. Each student must purchase a picture/ad in the recital program. Prices will be given for ads and recital fees in the spring. Pictures are taken here at the studio.

Attendance

Attendance to class is highly encouraged at all levels. Technique, combinations and class routine is a continual process and will be revisited weekly.

Monthly Packets

Each student will receive a packet of information that will go out the last week of the month including newsletters, notes about upcoming events and any open invoices.

Spirit Week

The first full week of every month is Main Street Spirit Week. Students are allowed to wear any dance attire as long as it has the Main Street logo on it. If a holiday falls during spirit week, we will resume this event the next month. This gives the students a chance to show their Main Street spirit and also to change up the attire. They work so hard to maintain proper dress, we feel as though they have earned this privilege. Of course, regular class attire is allowed.

Calendar

Main Street follows the calendar set by the Tangipahoa Parish School for holidays and school closings. Dates will be posted in the newsletter and on the bulletin board in the observation area.

Website

Main Street will post important monthly news on the website. Feel free to visit the website at www.mainstreetdance.net or email questions to bethfagan1@gmail.com.

Parties

Main Street will celebrate some holidays in the studio with a small party at the end of class. Information will be given out with the monthly packets. Sign up sheets will be on the bulletin board for parents interested in sending items for the party. Birthday celebrations are acceptable and will only be done during the last five minutes of class. Cupcakes are preferred so that the students can take them as they leave.

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