In order for a student to progress, regular attendance is needed and expected. If a student knows in advance that he or she will not be able to attend class, he or she should notify the staff. Make-up classes are available for most levels.
No food, drink, or gum chewing is allowed in class. All students must be potty trained.
If inclement weather causes cancellations, tuition will not be adjusted, nor will classes be made up. Essentials Dance Company follows the Collierville Schools inclement weather policy. If Collierville schools are closed due to inclement weather then classes are canceled for that day.
Tuition is due on the 1st of the month. A $10 fee will be added to late payments. Prices are based on a 4 week month. If a holiday causes there to be only 2 weeks in a month, then tuition will be half. If there is only 3 weeks in a month, and 5 in another month, tuition will not be prorated. If tuition becomes a month overdue the student will not be able to return to class until payments are made. No adjustments for absences.
Payments can be made by the month, session, semester, or year.
Payments can be made by cash or check.
Dropping - IN ORDER TO DROP FROM THE PROGRAM A WRITTEN DROP FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED AT LEAST 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR DROP TO AVOID PAYING TUITION FOR THE NEXT MONTH.
For example: if you will not be able to attend classes in February you must notify us through a written statement by January 1st in order to avoid paying February's tuition.
Class Placement and Student Evaluation
Initial class placement will be made by Essentials Dance Company's staff based on age, previous experience, and a placement class. Parents may observe classes before enrolling their child.
Parents can watch class on the monitor outside the studio doors.
Dress Code – All dancewear and shoes must be purchased from Essentials Dance Company. Our dress code is one of the many ways we are able to create a family feel among dancers. Dancewear requirements are as follows:
Mini Movers Technique: Light blue leotard, gray shorts, pink ballet shoes
Mini Mover Tap: Light blue leotard, gray shorts, tan taps shoes
Mini Mover Hip Hop: Light blue leotard, gray shorts, tennis shoes
Properly Petite Technique: Royal blue leotard, gray shorts, tan jazz shoes, pink ballet shoes
Properly Petite: Tap: Royal blue leotard, gray shorts, tan tap shoes
Properly Petite: Hip Hop: Royal blue leotard, gray shorts, tennis shoes until you get your Spring Show Performance Shoe
Preteen/Teen Technique: Navy leotard, gray shorts, tan jazz shoes, pink ballet shoes
Preteen/Teen Tap: Navy leotard, gray shorts, tan tap shoes
Preteen/Teen Tumble: Navy leotard, gray shorts
Preteen/Teen Hip Hop: Navy leotard, gray shorts, tennis shoes until you get your Spring Show Performance Shoe
Please make sure to label all dancewear and shoes with your child’s name. Students should enter the dance studio completely dressed in required attire with shoes on, ready for class. Students not adhering to the dress code are not eligible to participate in class.