At Legacy Dance Studio our program is designed for your dancer to grow individually. We are dedicated to offering classes with a high standard of technique, style and performance. Through discipline, encouragement and hard work, excellence can be achieved by gradually increasing subjects studied and expanding performance opportunities for our students. In order to accomplish these goals, core values in integrity, respect, responsibility, character and professionalism must be maintained.
It is the philosophy of Legacy Dance Studio to embrace movers at all levels and ages. Our intention is to create a structured, loving, creative environment where students are inspired to express themselves through the art of dance. We use a process oriented curriculum that builds upon the foundations of ballet, tap and jazz dance to create a safe, strong foundation for our students to flourish as they grow and discover their inner dancer. Dance education goes further than just the dance steps, at Legacy students will learn proper body alignment, technique, terminology, and the basic fundamentals needed to pursue dancing in college or professionally.
Liability, Tuition and Media Release Form
Please sign and bring with you on your first day of class!
The Legacy Dance Studio reserves the rights to change policies at any time, with or without notice (subject to applicable law).
These policies were last updated 9/10/2020.
Continuing to attend The Legacy Dance Studio Classes, Events, Functions, or Performances is binding acceptance of these terms.
- Always remain outside the building
- Watch class via Zoom if you would like to
- Continue to call or email with any questions/concerns
- Pick up your dancer at the appropriate time and building exit location, form the social distant line towards the next-door café, or wait in your car
- Bring Updated liability waiver
Restrooms will be sanitized after each use. The door handles, faucets, light switch, and toilet will be cleaned by an employee every time the restroom is used.
What about masks?
This is a personal decision for each family and masks are not required. While Legacy classes are going to be modified to learning choreography, light stretching and light cardio, it is very difficult to breathe while exercising with a face covering. We are also aware of health issues that can occur due to rebreathing CO2 instead of fresh air while exercising.
But what if my dancer isn’t ready?
If for any reason you are not comfortable or confident in these safety measures, please keep your child home and continue doing class via Zoom. We feel very fortunate that we can offer both options to meet everyone’s needs. The following families should keep their dancer home for class:
- Anyone uncomfortable with sending their child to the studio for any reason currently
- Any family with multiple dancers enrolled that finds Zoom more convenient for scheduling
- Anyone with a dancer or family member that feels ill
- Anyone living with an immune compromised family member
- Anyone who thinks their child will have problems with social distancing, please continue to do Zoom
We cannot wait to see everyone again and look forward to safely continuing to prepare for this year’s recital. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We will send a follow up email before classes begin on Monday that addresses any frequently asked questions.
First Day of Class
Students should come dressed in their proper dance attire.
Dancers should all bring a small dance bag with their shoes and a water bottle
Please label your child’s dance shoes and bag with his/her initials.
No Tap Shoes in the Lobby, they are to be put on and off in the dance room ONLY.
Class Attire (Visit Dance Depot for all of your Dance Wear Needs)
1.Each child must have his/her dance shoes at each practice.
2.Dance shoes should not be worn outside and street shoes are not to be worn on the studio floors. Please take off your street shoes before walking into the studio.
3.Any jewelry or extra accessories should be left at home and are not permitted in class.
4.Please put your name on all articles of clothing and shoes. The Legacy Dance Studio is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
Legacy Payment Installments are an annual payment based on the number of weeks out of the season, including Holidays and Breaks. This annual fee is broken into 10 monthly payments for your convenience OR you can pay the annual fee in one lump sum. Installments are DUE by the 1st of each month, please pay online or submit payment to the front desk.
Monthly Installments are for The Legacy Dance Studio Professional Services rendered, including the securing of your child’s placement in curriculum, instruction, and performances.
You will Pay Installments for the Dance Season for the Months of August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, and May (MUST PAY MAY INSTALLMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN SHOWCASE.)
There is an annual Registration fee of $30 per student and $15 for each additional sibling. Registration fee and 1st months payment installment is due at the time you register
Please make sure to include your child’s name and payment details with each check to ensure your payment is applied properly.
Payments can be made online or can be submitted to the front desk at the Studio.
A $30.00 fee will be charged for all returned checks.
LATE FEES: After the 15th of the month, late payments will be assessed a non-refundable $15.00 late fee. This fee will rise if not paid after 30 days and continue to rise until paid.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE CAN THE LATE FEE BE REVERSED UNLESS THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS APPLY.
- Medical – Note from Dr. that dancer cannot participate or hospitalization for medical problems
- Life Change- Loss of job, family status change, death of a family member
Payment Installment Refund Policy
If a student decides to not continue dance classes and the monthly installment has already been paid, refund will only be given under these explicit circumstances.
Moved Out of Area/Out of State
Illness or Medical Condition/Family Emergency
Withdraw from Classes
If a Legacy family decides to withdraw their student from any and all classes for any reason other than a qualified medical or family life change, any balances past due or any installment payments missed, even while inactive, would need to be paid in full to return and participate in the end of year Showcase or Re-register in the Fall.
Medical – Note from Dr. that dancer cannot participate or hospitalization for medical problems
Life Change- Loss of job, family status change, death of a family member
Our Showcase will enhance performance skills to complete the overall dance experience at The Legacy Dance Studio.
See Showcase Information Here: https://thelegacydancestudio.com/legacy-showcases/
The Legacy Dance Studio is not responsible for venue, date or time changes regarding our June Showcases.
If you have any dates in the month of June you are considering vacationing, please let Mrs. Shannon know as the dates are subject to change for all of our Showcases, Performances and Competitions.
Due to COVID restrictions, our options have been cut in half and dates for our June performances can and will vary.
FEES WILL POSTED TO YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT BY OCTOBER 1ST: All Full Costume Balances will be posted to your online account, you can pay online, or pay cash or check at the studio.
Each class orders a costume, except for Leaps and Turns Technique classes.
Costume Deposits Due: October 25th or Your Child Will Not Have a Costume Ordered
We cannot under any circumstances, refund money for costumes once they are ordered.
*Ballet and Tap Combination Class Share ONE Costume for Ballet AND Tap.
If FULL payment is not received by OCTOBER 25TH, your child will not have a costume ordered and we cannot guarantee one will be available. Please store each costume and its accessories together in a safe place.
$80 Per Costume For All Classes accept Leaps and Turns, Friday Pointe Classes and Home School Ballet.
- The purchase of and ownership of showcase costumes doesn’t guarantee you will participate in the end of year showcase.
- Being a part of the end of year showcase is a privilege. Behavior and studio policies will be upheld to a highest standard for all legacy dancers and especially legacy stars.
- Costumes must be taken home/picked up by June 1st or it will be come the property of The Legacy Dance Studio
To reach full potential in class, a student must attend on a consistent basis. We expect regular attendance from all our students at The Legacy Dance Studio. Please make sure your child arrives approximately 10 minutes prior to their scheduled class time to ensure preparation for class. If a student must miss a class, please notify the studio. Poor class attendance may result in dismissal from performances at the discretion of the instructor. There are no credits or refunds for classes missed.
IMPORTANT: We do not automatically cancel dance classes if there is no school, please refer to our monthly calendar below for no class dates.
The Legacy Dance Studio Payment Installment Reimbursements are only available if 2 or more classes in a month are cancelled and make up classes are not offered live or through ZOOM Live Stream or Pre-recorded YouTube Videos.
- This refund policy DOES NOT include closures due to weather or other unanticipated closures due to circumstances out of The Legacy Dance Studio’s Control (weather/natural disaster/unnatural disaster/act of God).
- This refund policy DOES NOT include Local, State or Federal Mandated Closures.
- This refund policy DOES NOT include withdraw from classes because they are online. With Virtual Options available – All reasonable steps will be taken by The Legacy Dance Studio to continue to offer classes, no matter the circumstances of the situation.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Please do not bring gum, food, or drinks into the studio.
Make sure to dispose of any trash that may be left behind.
Please remain quiet in the waiting room until your class.
No Cell Phone or Social Media use while in the dance studio or during class time.
Please be respectful of yourself, your classmates, and your instructors.
Positive attitude and willingness to work with others.
No whispering in dance class.
If you have questions or concerns–please TELL US! If instructors are busy with classes, we will call and plan to speak or meet with you at a convenient time. Click Here to contact us or call 386-295-9298.
- Please only contact Mrs. Shannon directly for comments, questions, or concerns as the sole owner, director and choreographer of The Legacy Dance Studio.
Please come into the Studio and make sure you have received any current information that may have been handed out, this is especially important at recital time.
- Notify instructors of any difficulties your child may have.
- Please call if your child is going to be absent or needs to leave early.
- Pay monthly installments and fees on time.
- Please make sure to review this handbook and all guidelines with your child.
- No parent is allowed in the dance studio at any time, unless invited by Mrs. Shannon
Any competition, costume, performance fee, rehearsal fee and any other vendor fees are non negotiable and non-refundable.
If you leave or are asked to leave the Stars Team, any and all refund policies are at the discretion of vendors.
At the Legacy Dance Studio, we are striving for a positive and respectful environment for our Instructors, Students, and Parents. We will not tolerate bullying or disrespectful behavior in any way. Such behavior can result in dismissal from the program.
Email newsletters will be available online and by email. All correspondence will be posted in the newsletters to ensure that you will be up-to-date with Legacy news and events. Please make sure you list a current email address on your child’s registration form, so you may receive all updates. You can also follow us on our social media accounts to ensure you have the latest and up to date information.
The waiting area at The Legacy Dance Studio is for the convenience of our students and to make payments on your account. As of 5/2020 our lobby is closed for viewing and spectators.
Please utilize our live stream viewing through Zoom, password protected. Legacy is the only studio in the area offering Zoom viewing for parents while dancers in the classroom on a regular basis.
Calendar of Holidays 2021-2022
*Legacy Payment Installments are based on the number of weeks out of the season, including all Holidays and Breaks. 10 equal payments for the year.
August 23 (Monday)……………………………………………Dance Classes Begin
September 6 (Monday) ………………………………………Labor Day Holiday
November 11 (Thursday) ……………………………………..Veterans Day Holiday/Fall Break
November 12 (Friday)……………………………………………….Fall Break
November 22 (Monday) ……………………………………..Thanksgiving Holiday Begins
November 29 (Monday) ……………………………………….Classes Resume
December 17 (Friday)…………………………………………Teacher Duty Day/Student Holiday
December 20 (Monday)………………………………………..Winter Holiday Begins
January 4 (Tuesday)…………………………………………..Classes Resume
March 11 (Friday) ……………………………………………..Teacher Duty Day/Student Holiday
March 14 (Monday)……………………………………………Spring Holiday Begins
March 21 (Monday)……………………………………………Classes Resume
May 30 (Monday)………………………………………………Memorial Day Holiday
June TBA …………………………Showcase Rehearsal and Performance *subject to change
Calendar of Fees
Annual Registration- -$30 registration Fee (pay with 1st payment installment)
August 1st – Payment Installment 1
September 1st – Payment Installment 2
October 1st – Payment Installment 3
October 1st – Costume Deposits Posted to Online Accounts ($75 each)
October 25th – Costume Deposits Due ($75 each)
November 1st – Payment Installment 4
December 1st – Payment Installment 5
January 1st – Payment Installment 6
February 1st – Payment Installment 7
March 1st – Payment Installment 8
April1st – Payment Installment 9
April TBA – 7pm Showcase Tickets on Sale Tututix.com
May 1st – Payment Installment 10
May TBA – Showcase Tickets on Sale Tututix.com
Food and drink are not permitted in the studios or the dancer waiting area. Absolutely NO street shoes are permitted on the dance floors. Dirt, dust and debris from street shoes can lead to falls and injuries and may harm dance floors. Students are not to lean on or touch studio mirrors. The dance barres are for educational purposes only. Students are not to hang or swing from barres; nor should clothes or towels be hung from the barres. All teaching tools, props, visual aids, and sound equipment are property of The Legacy Dance Studio and should not be used without permission of the instructor.
Children must be potty-trained to participate in The Legacy Dance Studio. We ask parents to remind students, especially young students, to use the restroom prior to class time. If a child needs to use the restroom during class time, students need only ask permission from their instructor. Please help us in keeping the restrooms clean.
The dance performance readiness or event readiness of any dancer is at the full discretion of The Legacy Dance Studio Management. At The Legacy Dance Studio, the dancers safety is the number one priority.
Drop off and Pick up OUTSIDE OF OUR BUILDING UNDER THE AWNING. Lobby is closed to dancers only until further notice.
Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from class on time. Students must wait inside the building until their ride arrives. If there is an issue with being on time, please plan to ensure your child is dropped off and picked up in a timely manner. If this issue becomes persistent, you will be assessed a late pick up fee at the owner’s discretion.