Class Information & Student Needs

General Information For All Students and Caregivers:

 

Arrival Procedure- please arrive promptly for classes. Late arrivals are very distracting for students and teachers. Also, please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before class time. This will help give the previous class time to clear out before new arrivals need to park and enter. If it is your first class with us, we will check our class list to make sure your child is on it and make sure we have your contact information. It is preferred that children enter the studio independently. This sets the tone for them being independent and responsible for their actions during class. If your child is hesitant to come in, you can walk them in and help get them settled, however all of our classes are drop off classes so you should make your way out the door as quickly as possible.

 

Pick Up Procedure- please arrive promptly for pick up. Students will be dismissed one at a time by the teacher. Parents should wait outside and be ready to receive their child from the teacher. Being just a minute or two late for pick-up can cause confusion and stress for both the teacher and student. All students will be expecting to see their caregiver when coming out of class. A caregiver not being there as expected is very disappointing for a young student. Once all students have been dismissed the teacher steps back inside to prepare for their next class. Having students come back into the studio with the teacher is upsetting for the student and can result in the teacher not being ready to receive their next class. If a caregiver is late to pick up a student more than once, a $5 per minute late fee will be charged.

 

Parking- Everyone please be mindful and respectful of our neighbors when parking for pick up and drop off. Everyone must park legally for every drop off and pick up! There is to be absolutely NO parking on the corner outside the door. Parking on the corner causes safety concerns for traffic, our neighbors, and your children. Please also make sure you are not blocking driveways or garages. Student will not be allowed to leave the sidewalk and get into cars that are blocking traffic. Do not pull up in front of the studio and motion for your child to get it. We do not offer a car pool line. Please be respectful of our neighbors, their gardens, their privacy, and their right to peace outside of their homes. Dumaine is a very busy street, be mindful not to block it. Also, keep a close eye on your little one when arriving and departing, as the traffic tends to move quickly down Dumaine.

 

Communication - Our main form of communication with parents and caregivers is email. Please make sure to read all emails sent from us. If your email address changes, make sure to notify us via email. If you have a question or concern please contact us through email.

 

Zero Tolerance Policy- City Park Movement and Art has a Zero Tolerance Policy. Children should be respectful and kind at all times. We strive to provide an environment where all children feel safe and welcome. Children will receive one warning for unkind or disrespectful behavior, after which they will be asked to leave. It takes everyone’s cooperation to create a peaceful and kind environment where we all feel safe and welcome. Thank you for playing your part in spreading kindness in our community! No refunds are given for students who are asked to leave due to the zero tolerance policy.

 

Sick Policy- We strive to keep our studio a healthy environment in all ways. Please keep sick children home so they can heal! After a sickness, your child must be fever, vomit, and diarrhea free for 48 hours. Children under 6 with runny noses should stay home. If your child has a wet cough or a cough that is worsened by physical activity, they should not attend class. We have students and teachers with compromised immune systems and want to make sure that our space is a safe space for all. If your child arrives at the studio and is obviously sick you will be called for pick up. Please help us to keep our community healthy! 

 

Unexpected Closures- When severe weather happens, we follow the same schedule as schools and camps. If schools and camps are canceling for the day or closing early, the general rule is that we are too. An email will be sent if a cancellation happens. Classes cancelled for severe weather will not be rescheduled or refunded.

 

Refund Policy- If a student's class registration is cancelled for any reason, a 50% refund will be given if we are notified of the cancellation 14 days before the first class. If we are notified of a cancellation less than 14 days before the first class, no refund will be given. 

 

All classes for children ages 2-6 years- We are pleased that you have chosen us to help educate and enrich your young child. We understand that many children under 6 may still be struggling with separation anxiety and we will help by inviting them into our space in a calm and welcoming manner. All of our classes are drop off classes. Set your child up for success by letting them know they are going to have a great time and that you will be outside waiting for them when class is over. If your child seems hesitant to come in for the first class you can walk them in and help them get settled but then say goodbye and head back out the door. If your child can sense your anxiety about drop off then they will feel it too. Please do not leave a child in our care that is inconsolable, crying, or screaming. While we do have adult assistants in every class, they are needed to help teach the class and help the children who are participating. We cannot use our assistant or teachers to console crying children during class. If you are unsure of how to handle an anxious child at drop off, just ask the teacher. We'll be happy to help guide you through the process.

Dance Students

Ballet & Tap Combo Classes 3 - 6 years.

All students should wear dance attire to every class. This can include but is not limited to leotard, tights, jazz shorts, etc. These can be any color or style. Students in these classes will need ballet slippers and tap shoes at every class. Ballet shoes should be pink for girls and black for boys. Tap shoes should be black and students must be able to change and fasten their own shoes. This means you should opt for shoes with elastic or velcro rather than complicated buckles. Students will also need a special dance bag to keep their shoes in. Students should recognize their bag and be able to open and close it without assistance. 

Ballet, Tap, & Jazz Combo Classes 6 - 12 years.

All students should wear dance attire to every class. This can include but is not limited to leotard, tights, jazz shorts, etc. These can be any color or style. Students in these classes will need ballet slippers and tap shoes at every class. Ballet shoes should be pink for girls and black for boys. Tap shoes should be black and students must be able to change and fasten their own shoes. Jazz at this level will be done barefoot. Students will also need a special dance bag to keep their shoes in.

Ballet I, II, & III.

Black Leotards. Ballet Pink Tights. And an optional black or pink ballet skirt. Male students should wear black dance shirt and pants. Female students should have pink ballet slippers or pointe shoes and male ballet students should have black ballet shoes.

Jazz & Tap I, II, & II.

Dance attire of any color or style must be worn to every class. No T shirts, running shorts, or fashion leggings will be permitted. Jazz students at this level need black jazz shoes. And tap students at this level need black lace up or slip on shoes that can bend with the foot. No stiff patent leather mary janes.

Contemporary Dance

Dance Attire of any kind or color. No T shirts, running shorts, or fashion leggings will be permitted. Footwear will be discussed at the first class.

Modern & African Dance

Dance Attire of any kind or color. No T shirts, running shorts, or fashion leggings will be permitted. Class will be done barefoot.

Acrobatics

Athletic Attire must be worn. Suggested attire: leotards, acro shorts, bike-a-tards. No T shirts or loose fitting tanks. No jeans or clothing of any kind that inhibits movement. Class will be done barefoot.

Theater Students

All theater students will have their script emailed to them to print out and place in a labeled folder or binder.

Students will be responsible for their own costumes and will receive guidance from their directors. 

Students should dress comfortably ready to move. If special shoes are required, they should be brought to every rehearsal.

Art Students

Art I & II 

Students will need a standard size spiral bound mixed media sketchbook. 

Art Explorations

Students need to come in clothes that may get dirt and that they can move in. No sketch book required.

Day Time Programs

Toddler Time & Early Explorers

All students will need a full leak proof water bottle and healthy packed lunch everyday. Please no juice or milk in water bottles or sweets in lunch boxes. Students should be able to open and close their lunch boxes and lunch containers. They should also recognize all of the containers and their lunch box. If students are still working on potty training, please bring all necessary supplies such as diapers, wipes, and a change of clothes. 

Home School Students 

Students will need a full leak proof water bottle and healthy packed lunch. Please no juice or gatorade and no sweets in the lunch box. Other session specific needs such as notebooks or sketch books will be emailed out.