General School Policies

Staying Informed

Throughout the year we send emails with important information. We are constantly updating our website. News, important parent and student information, contact information and more are available online 24 hours day at www.seymourdance.com.

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Weather Cancellations

School closures due to severe weather conditions will be announced by noon that day. Notifications of weather cancellations will be emailed and announced on the schoolʼs voicemail. There are no refunds for missed classes or classes cancelled due to inclement weather or cancelled for reasons beyond the control of Seymour Dance. Students can make up the class in another class offered that is of a similar level.

 

Dress Code

Hair must always be off the face and no dangling jewelry allowed. Students are expected to observe good personal hygiene habits. Deodorant is required for students age 11 and up. Students without proper attire may not be able to participate in class.

 

Lost and Found

The lost and found is located in the upstairs dressing room. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity over the Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks or if it is overflowing.

 

Attendance / Lateness

All students are expected to attend their regularly scheduled classes. Each class offers a step forward in the educational process. A missed class could leave a child one step behind the other students, and inhibits the following class to teach the child what was missed in the class before. It is important for children to feel confident with choreography for the year-end recital. Missing classes can result in frustration for the students, their teachers and classmates. Students who are more than 10 minutes late may be asked to sit out as it is not safe to dance without warming up in a safe way. After April 1st, if a child misses more than 3 classes they will not be able to participate in our year end show. It is hard for the class to work on the spacing, timing and cleanliness of their dance when students are frequently absent.

 

Late Pick Up 

 We close promptly at 9:00pm with our office closing at 8:45pm. If you are going to be late, please call ahead and let us know. If you are late beyond 9:00pm more than 3 times, late pick-up charges may apply.

 

Emergency Evacuation

Emergency/Fire evacuation plans are posted on every floor of the dance school. Students are to evacuate quietly and walk in single file as quickly as possible to the designated area (the far side of the parking lot across from the school), where teachers will check their class rolls.

 

Recital Policies

Only students and volunteers are allowed backstage at Centennial Theatre. There will be designated pick-up/drop-off times and areas for each age group scheduled for before and after the show. If you would like to volunteer, we welcome you to join our costume/parent committee.

No photography nor videotaping is permitted during our recitals. It is distracting to both our audience members and are dancers onstage. The performances are professionally photographed and filmed by GTFX.

 

Summer School Expectations for Festival Students

All students wishing to participate in any of our competitive classes are required to take summer school. The students will be auditioned and placed in the appropriate class during this time. Results will be emailed and placement is not up for discussion.