REGISTRATION & POLICIES
We desire for our programs to be affordable in order to provide greater opportunities for students to experience and share the love of Jesus Christ through participation in class training, outreach, and performance. We are therefore committed to maintaining low tuition costs for our families as an aspect of our ministry.
Registration for each dance class/level is for the entire school year, September through May. Payment is made by semester:
Fall Semester: September – December
Spring Semester: January – May
The Classes page features class descriptions, which are also available on the Tuition Schedule below.
Registration will open for Fall 2020 Classes August 21st.
Evaluations are required for children ages 7 and older, using the guidelines below. This process helps us to place children according to their abilities and learning styles to ensure a successful and rewarding experience.
To set up an evaluation:
Determine which class to take your child to by using the guidelines below.
Check the class schedule for times and room locations.
Let us know that you are attending an evaluation class by contacting Heather Keckeisen at firstname.lastname@example.org She can also help with any questions you may have.
Unfortunately, attending an evaluation class will not guarantee a spot in our program. Many of our lower levels fill up fast and have a waiting list.
Age 5 & 6 - Evaluation is not needed for automatic placement in Level 1.
Age 7 or 8 with NO dance experience - Attend a Level 2 class for evaluation.
Age 7 & up WITH dance experience - OR - Age 9 & up with NO dance experience - Contact Heather Keckeisen to arrange an evaluation time. Placement will be decided on a case by case basis.
Please arrive a few minutes early for your evaluation to locate the classroom and introduce yourself to the teacher before class begins.
What to wear to an evaluation: Acts 17:28 Dance has a dress code, so please don’t purchase dance attire for the evaluation class. If you have dance wear, have your child wear tights, a leotard, and ballet slippers. Otherwise, leggings, a longer T-shirt (sufficient to cover the belly when arms are raised above the head) and socks will work just fine. Please have your child’s hair up and away from their face in a bun or ponytail.
If you register for a class after being evaluated, please review the Dress Requirements document and place your order before classes begin.
ATTENDANCE & REPORTING AN ABSENCE
Students should arrive 10 to 15 minutes before class begins. Students may use this time to change, use the restroom, stretch, and prepare mentally. We encourage students to be on time and not miss class.
Absence & Make-up Lessons
Please let us know by email if a student won't be attending class due to illness or other obligation! Doing so helps us stay connected with your family and arrange for make-up lessons if needed. We also take time as a class to pray for students when they are unable to attend. Students can make up a missed lesson in a class level below theirs, with permission from the instructor.
Heather Keckeisen email@example.com
Karen Marinin firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Struebing email@example.com
*To reach all other instructors please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass along the message!
Please take a few moments to become familiar with our school policies regarding payments, classroom etiquette, and dress code to ensure the best possible experience for your family.
Tuition for classes is paid by the semester, not per class, and must be paid in full according to the payment dates listed on the tuition schedule. Spring semester has more weeks of classes than fall, which is reflected in semester tuition rates. The registration fee paid in previous years has been absorbed into tuition rates for a seamless payment.
Classes that meet once a week must be paid in full at the time of registration.
Classes Level 5 and up will pay 50% of Fall Semester fees upon registration, with balance due on October 23rd.
Spring Semester fees will be paid 50% upon registration in December, with balance due on February 26th.
All cancellations must be requested of the Director of Student Development in writing prior to the date in which the next payment is due (by the end of the semester). No further payment will be required for the upcoming semester if cancelled prior to that date. All previous payments are FINAL. Refunds will be granted ONLY for students who cannot continue taking classes because of medical reasons or family transfer out of the area.
*Please note that due to COVID, there may be a need for any or all classes to shift to virtual for a time. With continuing expenses whether classes are in-studio or online, (rent, insurance, payroll, and administrative costs), we are unable to provide refunds outside of our standard policy. Thank you for understanding!
If a class is cancelled because of inclement weather or facility closures, students will be allowed to participate in another class as a make-up lesson. Weather cancellations will follow the Elmbrook School District and will be posted on the home page of our website.
We have the privilege of using St. Luke Church for our classes and wish to be good stewards of all of our resources. An outline for general etiquette follows.
In addition to the School Guidelines document, a few facts:
We maintain our own lost and found bin separate from St. Luke Church. Items are stored for one semester in a bin on the cart outside of Studio A. Unclaimed items are donated at the end of each semester.
We also keep two swap boxes on the cart; one for dance attire and one for ballet slippers. Gently used dance items that your child has outgrown may be placed in the box for other students, in hopes that you might find the next size up for your child. Please: no holes, stains, or shoes without a mate!
Each class level is assigned a different leotard. Please check the Dress Requirements document for specific colors and styles. We use matching leotards so there is no need to purchase costumes later in the year. We want to be sure the brands of shoes, tights, and leotards are of high quality and will wear well. Theatricals-brand leotards have been chosen for this year for their adjustable straps.
Students in Tiny Tots through Level 6 must wear their class leotard for every class.
For leotard order information, dress code guidelines, and further information click the Dress Requirements button below.