WELCOME TO THE DANCEDNA ACADEMY

Starting your journey into dancing is an exciting and wonderful experience that we are happy to share with you.

The welcoming staff at Dance DNA is committed to making sure that each dancer that waltzes through the door, finds a life long passion of dancing. You will feel empowered to start dancing at anytime, to any song, anywhere. Our goal is to create a more positive and uplifting place for dancers to feel like they truly found a home on the dance floor. Dancing is a beautiful endeavor that take patience, practice and time to master. This guide, along with your instructor is here to help you with your continuous success.

OFFICE HOURS: By appointment. If you contact the studio during teaching hours or when we are closed, we will return your call by the next business day.

RULES & REGULATIONS

Preparing for your dance lessons

Proper attire is strongly enforced to provide the best learning environment.

Dresscode for kids

Pre-dance GIRLS - pink bodysuit, hair in a neat bun away from the dancers face, ballet shoes or any comfortable indoor shoes.
BOYS - black shorts, black or white plain T-shirt, black socks, ballet shoes or any comfortable indoor shoes.
Pre Ballroom GIRLS - dance shoes, white or black bodysuit, hair in a neat bun away from the dancers face.
BOYS - black shorts, black or white plain T-shirt, black socks, dance shoes.
Contemporary GIRLS - black socks (for contemporary) or bare feet, black leggings or shorts, black bodysuit or T-shirt, hair in a neat bun away from the dancers face.
BOYS - black T-shirt, black jazz shoes or bare feet and black shorts or black sweat pants.
Hip-Hop GIRLS & BOYS - indoor running shoes, sweat pants, tank top or T-shirt, hair in a ponytail for girls.
Latin / Standard GIRLS - black bodysuit, black short skirt, Latin or Standard shoes (depending on the level), hair in a neat bun away from the dancers face.
BOYS - dress pants, black T-shirt or shirt, Latin or Standard shoes (depending on the level).
Stretch & Strength for Dancers GIRLS & BOYS - indoor running shoes, sweat pants, tank top or T-shirt, hair in a ponytail for girls.
Ballet Fitness GIRLS - ballet shoes, ballet tights, black or pink bodysuit, black or pink skirt or shorts, hair in a neat bun away from the dancers face.
BOYS - black fitted shorts or pants, black or white plain T-shirt, ballet shoes.

HAIR FOR ALL CLASSES: Hair must be firmly secured away from the face and up off the neck.

Dresscode for adults

We are a relaxed atmosphere. Please wear clothing that makes you feel comfortable and gorgeous while dancing. The following articles of clothing are not permitted:

  • Clothing with inappropriate holes
  • Flip flops or shoes that are not secure to your foot
  • Cowboy Boots, Work Boots
  • Shoes with a Spiked heel

Business Casual attire is preferable for dance parties.

Dance Shoes

Investing in a pair of dance shoes will aid you on the floor. They prevent knee injuries and allow your feet to slide and create support for your foot. Dance DNA has many varieties and options for your dance wear. Please see your instructor for more details.

DANCEWEAR FOR SALE & RENT


We offer dancewear for sale and rent so that you can shine on the floor during the performances and feel comfortable in the training. Choose the shoes and clothes you need for dancing, and success will be inevitable!

CHECK WHAT WE HAVE FOR YOU

What we expect of from our students:

  • Arrive on time and be ready to go for class
  • To have a positive and encouraging behavior
  • Make sure that you are scheduled for your classes
  • To follow all studio policies and guidelines, includes the 24 hour cancellation policy
  • To help nurture and encourage new dancers
  • To try their best in every class
  • To try something new
  • To give yourself time to learn that something new
  • Don’t be hard on yourself when learning something new
  • Come to parties, and other studio events- squeeze fun into every moment
  • Communicate with your instructor
  • Always keep learning
  • Leave your ego or your bad day at the door
  • Be Consistent in your classes

DanceDNA Policy

PAYMENT POLICY

We accept cash and personal cheques. We do not accept credit or debit cards at this time. Payment is due on the first day of a program, and is payable before the end of the first class. There is a $25.00 fee for all returned cheques. Administrative fees may apply to any changes in the account.

Kids Group Class Payments:

Every year no refundable registration fee of $50 (this fee will include participation in our two kids Talent Shows, one in December and another one in May).
We have the following options available for group class payments:

  • One-time payment for the full season from September to June. (If you choose this option a 10% discount* will be given). Payment by cheques or cash. No refund during the season. Cheques should be payable to Dance DNA.
  • Three-time payments for the three sessions by post dated cheques only, cheques should be payable to Dance DNA. No refund if session has started. 5% discount* is available for siblings.
  • Monthly payments plan (only for student who take three classes a week and more) by post dated cheques only, cheques should be payable to Dance DNA. No refund if month started. 5% discount* for siblings.

*You can use ONLY one discount per child, discounts can’t be combined. Late registration is accepted if there is space in a class. Fees will be prorated.

Group Class Attendance

We hope you won’t miss any classes but of course we realize that things can come up. Please don’t bring your child on class if he or she is sick. You can make up missed classes by asking your teacher, all missed classes should be taken within the same month, so there is no carry over to following month, year, or dance session. If there is less than 5 students in the class teacher can reduce lesson to 45 minutes instead of full hour. All the classes are weather permitted so in case of the bad weather conditions classes can be cancelled, please follow up us in Facebook for any short notices, no refunds and no make up classes will be available. There are NO GROUP CLASSES on the official holidays.

Private Lessons

Many students who attend Dance DNA take private lessons in addition to group lessons. If you are interested in booking a private lesson, please let us know. You have the option of paying per each class as you go, or purchasing a package of 10 lessons. Once you choose an option, you can choose the time of your lesson and continue to keep that time slot as long as needed. Please note that we can not guarantee the same time unless you choose a package option.

Private Lessons Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy for private lessons is 24 hours prior to your scheduled lesson. We realize that things can change at the last minute, but please try to cancel your lesson at least 24 hours in advance if you must to do so. If a lesson is for a couple, and one person is sick, we strongly recommend that the other partner still attend the lesson. If your lesson is cancelled within 24 hours you still will be charged.

COMMITMENT POLICY

The kids will be working on the show routines to perform at our Two Dance DNA Talent Shows, which are the Christmas Party and the Summer Party. If you choose to participate in the Show Performances, it will encourage students to attend the same class throughout the year, so that your child will be fully prepared and ready for the performance.

Important information:

  • It will be the teacher decision as to which students will participate in Competition, exams, etc.…
  • Students leaving money or valuables in the dressing rooms do so at their own risk. We suggest not bringing valuables to the studio, as we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • There is NO SMOKING anywhere in the studio.
  • There will be NO FOOD or drinks allowed in the dressing rooms. No gum chewing or peanut products allowed in the studio or in class.
  • Students must show respect to teachers and peers at all times.
  • Students must not vandalize dressing room areas or studios. Anyone caught will be responsible for damages.
  • Children who are not dancing may not be left unsupervised at the studio. Students should be picked up within 15 minutes from end of class time.
  • Students ONLY are allowed in ballrooms. Parents and friends are permitted common areas only.
  • All students must follow the dress code. If teacher finds grooming and dress inappropriate for class, they may be asked to leave.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent to make sure they are responsible in receiving all newsletters/emails and information given out at the studio.

Thank you for choosing Dance DNA! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call 905.597.3362

219 CONNIE CRESCENT, VAUGHAN, ON CANADA L4K 1L4

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