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Register

Register online by clicking the portal link below. Once you are to the Studio-Pro homepage, log-in to your account or click the "Create an Account" button to create your family's login and password. Please note that all parents, including returning families, will need to create a parent account. Once the account is created you may add your existing or new student that will be linked to your account.

On this site, you'll be able to view your invoice, pay your tuition, enroll in classes, and more.

Before you come to class, we ask that you complete the Waiver of Liability, Photo Release, and COVID-19 Procedures Agreement below. Please complete one for each of your dancers. 

 

Essentials Dance Company and FII Waiver of Liability, Photo Release, and

COVID-19 Procedures Checklist and Agreement

The coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact and has also been found to spread on surfaces. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend

social distancing.

Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc and Essentials Dance Company have put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc. and Essentials Dance Company cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending sessions and/or classes at Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc. and Essentials Dance Company could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc. and Essentials Dance Company and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I

understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc. and Essentials Dance Company may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc. and Essentials Dance Company employees, volunteers, and program participants and their

families.

I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance at Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc. and Essentials Dance Company or participation in Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc. and Essentials Dance Company programming (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc. and Essentials Dance Company, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc. and Essentials Dance Company, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any Club

program.

By signing this agreement, I recognize that exercise involves an inherent risk. I hereby agree to assume the risk of injury and death in its entirety regardless of cause. Essentials Dance Company and its employees, Becca Marino, Fitness Inspiration Inc, its employees, and any contractors shall not be liable for injuries or damages to participants, or their property, or by subject to any claim, demands, injuries, actions, causes of action, or even death. 

The parent/guardian and participant, in consideration of participation in this program, activity and/or class indicated on this form shall not hold Essentials Dance Company or its employees, Becca Marino, Fitness Inspiration Inc., or any of its employees or contractors liable for any injury or death that results from active or passive negligence on the part of Becca Marino, Inspiration Inc and employees or contractors. 

 

Essentials Dance Company has my permission to use my or my child’s photography and videos publically to promote Essentials Dance Company and Technique Transformation. I understand that the images may be used in print publications, online publications, presentations, websites, and social media. I also understand that no royalty, fee, or other compensation shall be payable to me by reason of such use. I agree to allow Fitness Inspiration Inc to use any photographic image or video of me taken while participating in my program. These images may be used in promotions or other related marketing materials.

By signing this agreement, I acknowledge that in order to participate in in-person sessions or classes at Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc and Essentials Dance Company, I agree to perform all of the following required practices and any additional that may need to be added to what is defined below in this COVID-19 Procedures Checklist.

COVID-19 Procedures Checklist:

  • Cancel session if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient and/or if you or someone you have been in recent contact with are experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, new loss of taste/smell, headache or sore throat.​

  • Read and sign both agreements prior to the start of the first session.

  • Sanitize all equipment used at the end of your session. When cleaning the equipment you have used, spray it and let it sit. Do not wipe it off.

  • Students may enter the building no more than 10 minutes prior to class. Parents may enter the building no more than 10 minutes prior to class to help students prepare for class. We do not have a parents/sibling waiting area at this time to limit the possibility of COVID-19 germs spreading, so parents may drop off and pick up via their car or a quick walk in. Parents may come in to pick up child(ren) no more than 10 minutes prior to the end of their child’s class, session, or rehearsal.

  • When arriving for your session, park on side of the building and come through the open bay door or enter code at side door beside bay doors if closed. The code will be provided to each family. The front door will remain locked.

  • Leave all unnecessary belongings in your vehicles as you will need to sanitize any area you place your belongings on.

  • Wash hands upon entering and exiting your session.

  • Upon completion of session sanitize ALL equipment used and anything else you may have touched—a light switch, toilet handle, doorknob, etc.

  • CDC recommends the use of a cloth face mask, however, Fitness INSPIRATION! Inc and Essentials Dance Company will not require them due to the fact that exercising while wearing a mask may lead to risks of its own.

We also ask that our Pre-Team students and parents/guardians read and sign the Pre-Team Handbook below. Only one per family is necessary. Competitive students can expect to receive their Competition Team Handbook via email.

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Essentials Dance Company Pre-Team Handbook

Dear Parents,

Thank you for choosing Essentials Dance Company!

 

Our esteemed faculty has over one hundred years of experience in the dance education field. With extensive training in early childhood education, our instructors are able to package the information, instructions, and dance steps in a fun and creative way to meet each child's learning style. The keys to our success are our love of children, passion for the art of dance, and the joy we experience every time that passion is sparked in a young dancer. We are dedicated to delivering cutting edge choreography, strong fundamentals, and an array of various dance styles in a supportive and nurturing

environment. Our teaching strategies remain current and up to date through our continuing education in pedagogy in the dance industry. Lastly, our staff is a family. We have known, loved, and supported each other for many years. Every Essentials student becomes a part of this family.

 

This handbook contains information on all things EDC. Please always reference your handbook, newsletters, and website first, as most answers can be found in one of these places, but feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

 

We are looking forward to working with and getting to know your child. It is going to be a great year!

 

Sincerely,

Scarlet Ryals Owner and Artistic Director

 

 

Dance Calendar 2020-2021

September 1st - Classes Begin

October 1st - Discount Spring Show Fee Due Pd in Full $100

October 1st - Spring Show Fee, 1st Installment Due

TBA October - Fall Break, No Classes

November 1st - Spring Show Fee, 2nd Installment Due

November 23rd-29th December 1st - Thanksgiving Break, No Classes

December 14th-January 3rd - Holiday Break

January 4th - Second Semester Begins

TBA - Spring Break, No Classes
TBA - Spring Show Mandatory Dress Rehearsal
TBA - Spring Show

 

Communication

Communication is very important to us at EDC. COVID has limited in-person interaction so our primary form of communication will be email. You can request a phone call or in-person meeting via edcdanceco@aol.com.

 

Essentials Dance Company Spring Show

Since 2001 when Essentials Dance Company was founded, our annual Spring Show has always been a highly anticipated event for dancers and families alike. This end of the year performance is a great opportunity for dancers to showcase what they have learned. Throughout this process, dancers will gain stage experience, learn to work as a team, and build self- confidence, all while having fun! While participation is optional, we highly recommend all dancers participate in this exciting event to get the most out of their EDC experience. The Spring Show fee can be paid in full at the discounted rate of $100.00 by September 1st or in three monthly installments of $50.00 each due September 1st, October 1st, and November 1st. All dance classes will perform one routine and have one costume. If your dancer would like to perform in multiple dances, simply sign up for additional classes or join our prestigious competitive team. Due to COVID-19, the Spring show may be performed virtually, in-studio, or in a theater. More info provided as COVID develops and social distancing needs lessen.

 

Tuition

All tuition is due the first of the month and may be paid by check, cash, Venmo, or PayPal. Checks should be made payable to Essentials Dance Company. Full tuition is due September, October, & November while only half is due in December. Full tuition is due in January, February, March, and April. May tuition will be determined by Spring Show date. If COVID causes shutdowns of businesses, classes may be held over zoom and/or pre-recorded class videos made available to students. Tuition is due even if in-person classes are not possible.

 

Attendance

Attendance is very important for your child, as well as, the teacher and fellow students. If a student misses more than 6 classes, she/he may NOT be able to participate in the Spring Show. Fees will not be refunded due to absences. Students should arrive 5-10 minutes before class. Every child should visit the restroom before class starts, as restroom breaks are limited to emergencies only. The teacher cannot leave the classroom during class to assist with potty breaks.

 

Make-Up Classes

If a dancer must miss a class, you can check with your teacher to see if another class is available. If your teacher becomes ill or has a conflict, she will either provide a substitute teacher or a make-up class will be scheduled.

 

Inclement Weather Policy

If inclement weather causes cancellations, tuition will not be adjusted, nor will classes be made up. Essentials Dance Company follows the Shelby County Schools inclement weather policy. If Shelby County Schools are closed due to inclement weather then classes are canceled for that day.

Curriculum

Our base pre-team class for any age is a ballet/jazz combo technique class. For ages 3-4 we focus on this technique in a creative, fun, and stimulating atmosphere, while learning dance steps, terminology, and developing age-appropriate motor skills. At age 5, dancers can add tap, and or hip hop to their training plan. Ages 7 -10 may additionally add contemporary.

 

Dance Technique for Gymnasts Curriculum

This curriculum includes ballet, turns and leaps specific to gymnastics, jazz technique, jazz isolations and combos, hip hop combos, and flexibility training

Class Placement

Initial class placement will be made by EDC Staff, based on age, previous experience, and class performance.

 

Dress Code

All dancewear and shoes must be purchased to the requirements of Essentials Dance Company. Our dress code is one of the many ways we are able to create a family feel among dancers. Simply access the link below to purchase the items you will need for your child’s class(es). Once you access the link find your child’s class listed by age and style. https://www.discountdance.com/search/teacherid:65262?tp=65262

Tiny Tots (ages 3-4) choose either a pink or purple leotard as well as ballet shoes from the store link.
Tiny Trainers (ages 5-6 ) and Trainees (ages 7-10) choose leotards or two-piece outfits from the selection.

Shoe requirements:
Ballet shoes required and technique (Sophia Lucia half-sole turner shoe optional) if you are signed up for the technique (ballet/jazz combo class).
Tap shoes if signing up for tap.
Tennis shoes of your own (no need to purchase new ones) for hip hop.

Any student that needs teen or adult sizes should simply choose the category for teens and adult sizing.


Gymnasts may wear a leotard, sports bra and spandex shorts or briefs, or the Trainee dress code. Pink Canvas Split sole Ballet shoes are required, nude Sophia Lucia shoes are recommended. The required shoes and trainee dress code options can be found by clicking the following access link: https://www.discountdance.com/search/teacherid:65262?tp=65262. 

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. 


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Essentials Dance Company

1360 Rebel Road, Cordova, TN, 38018 United States

 (901) 605-0777

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