Policies

Registration Information

To register your student for dance: 1. create an account 2. click on Class Registration and fill in the blanks.

We will contact you by email (mkdancingllc@gmail.com) with class details and season information after we have approved the application. MK Dancing is not required to accept all registration applicants. MK Dancing gives priority acceptance to seasonal students. Seasonal students, just like all applicants, are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have a limited amount of student spots.

Waiting List

If a class you are interested in is full and you would like to be put on our waiting list, fill out the class registration form and select the waiting list under the class options. We will send you a confirmation email that we have received your information and that we have put you on our waiting list. As spots become available, we will notify you through email. Make sure to respond before the deadline that is given to you in the email! (Our contact information is under “Contact” on the website)

Forms

A liability form must be signed and approved before a student can participate at MK Dancing. A parent or legal guardian must sign it before the student can start class. Policies and the honor code must be selected as “YES” on the registration application to be considered. So, please make sure you read and agree to all the terms on the page.

The MK Dancing Student & Dress Code

Students must use the restroom before class begins. Do not wear dance shoes outside. Students MUST take their street shoes off and put their shoes on the shelf before entering into the dance space. Student’s hair must be pulled back out of face before class if the student’s hair is short pin back with Bobbi pens or wear a headband. No jewelry is acceptable except small stud earrings. Students with Fitbits or similar devices are not to mess with them during class. *Students are to silence cell phones or any electronic devices before they enter their class. Finally, students will be required to follow the studio honor code (written on the end of the registration form).

We take our dress code seriously for the benefit of our students. If your student is out of dress code, we will send a dress code report card home. This is given to the student at the end of class and is never pointed out or addressed in front of others. It is just a friendly reminder that we want to see out students be responsible for their uniforms for class. Here are some of the reasons we implement a dress code:

  1. It helps instructors see the alignment and positioning of dancers. Loose and restricting clothing makes corrections harder to find/fix, creating bad habits that can be hard to break.
  2. It helps create the discipline to be responsible for uniform and its importance. It creates fewer distractions and helps the dancer to focus.
  3. It helps each class feel more like a team. Being in uniform and not street clothes make students feel like a dancer. The more unified the look of the group/team, the easier to spot mistakes and make corrections quickly.
  4. It helps boost confidence when all participate in the uniform. No student feels out of place or uncomfortable for not looking the part.
  5. TIP: Dedicate ONE dance outfit specifically to class. It helps the student recognize that it’s time to focus on dance.

Student Placement

Placement is the assignment the instructor sees as the best fit class for your student. Your child’s age or grade does not always define what class level best suits your student. If it is your first-time joining MK Dancing and your student is age 6 or under or age 3-15 signing up for dance for the first time, please go by your student’s age. If changes need to be made, we will work with you to do so at that time. If your student is 7 and up and has taken dance before, please contact us to set up an appointment for placement. Current dance families at MK Dancing are to follow the instructor placement for your student. If you ever want an update on where your student should be, send us an email.

Student Withdrawal

If you want to withdraw your student’s registration, please call or send us an email letting us know. If you have been enrolled in MK Dancing and wish to remove your student, please contact us to set a meeting with the director to finalize and hear why you are leaving the studio. We do care about your student’s attendance and participation with us. Possible payments may need completing.

Student Attendance

Attendance in classes and rehearsals are an essential part of your student’s progress. If your student misses four or more classes or rehearsals without a valid excuse such as sickness, travel, a doctor’s appointment, etc., their spot will be taken away. This policy will be applied to all students participating in recitals and special events as these things take a lot of dedication and preparation from the student. We want to make sure they are progressing. Notify us about any absences so that it doesn’t count against the student.

If you are opting out of recital, but your student takes dance seriously, please keep the above in mind if your student wants to progress with the rest of their class/level.

If your student has an injury, please have them come and observe the class. If your student is unable to go to their regular class one week, please ask to see if they can participate in another class. Notify us about any injuries so that it doesn’t count against the student.

Class Participation

For classes ages 10 and under, we must have at least eight students enrolled with active participation to keep the class available. If we do not receive 8 or more registrations for the class, the class level will be canceled. This policy is in place to be able to create the right environment for your student for them to feel a part of a class. This number has proven to help understanding, confidence, focus, and determination, all qualities we want for our students in our classroom environment.

Payment

MK Dancing takes payment in cash, check, and online. All invoices will be sent to your email where you can pay online. If you choose to pay ONLINE there is an extra fee to pay. A notice about this percentage is listed in the message sent to you and on your invoice. Be sure to review your invoice for how you would like to pay. Thank you!

If you choose to pay in cash, please make sure it’s in exact change. Checks can be written to MK Dancing, LLC. We offer one-time and monthly payment options.

Refunds will not be given for missed classes, weather cancelations, injury in class, costumes, recital fees, or to an unsatisfied parent or student without an approved reason by the director. The director will give refunds for necessary causes as listed: an illness or injury that prevents the student from completing the rest of the dance season. Must have a doctor’s report of health — a dance family who has to move during the dance season and will be unable to commute.

Due to so many inactive registrations, we require all families to pay one month’s tuition as soon as the registration is confirmed. You will have a week to pay the partial tuition; otherwise, their spot will go to the next student. Late fees and any previous unpaid payments are applied in addition to down-payments. We do not want our families to pay any additional fees to the tuition, only a down payment to the classes! This fee is non-refundable & non-negotiable. This agreement will result in the early completion of monthly tuition payments.

Tuition invoices will be sent two weeks in advance from the first week of classes. Tuition invoices will be applied to start the first week of the season.

One-time payments must be received by the first day of the student’s class. Down-payment deducted.

Monthly payments must be received by the first day of the student’s class each month. Down-payment deducted.

Any other required payments must be received on the specified due date. Due dates are listed under billing and on an invoice. Payment for recitals is mentioned under events & recitals and billing.

Security

MK Dancing has a kiosk security system. After your student is enrolled, you will receive a personal 4-digit code for your student(s). ANYONE dropping-off or picking-up your student must know your student’s code. WE WILL NOT MAKE EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE.

You will enter your code on the provided iPad and follow the steps on the screen. You can update who is on your security list by emailing us names and phone numbers of those individuals. We will take your security information from your registration form.

The front door will be locked during classes. The door will only be unlocked 15 minutes before classes and 15 minutes before time to dismiss. If you need to exit the building while the door is locked, please notify the office staff. If you need to come in at any time during class ring the bell for assistance.

We have a fire, weather, injury, illness, and safe studio policies in place in case of any emergencies. We will do everything in our power to keep our students safe.

Pick- up & drop-off

When you drop off your student, they must be checked in on our kiosk with your family’s security code. Anyone picking up or dropping off the student must know their code. If they are ten years or older, they may check themselves in class. No student may be dropped off until 15 minutes before class begins. No student may check themselves out of class until they can drive themselves to class.

When picking up your student from class, please sign them out through our kiosk. If you need to dismiss your student early, please let someone know in the office. Please wait as we dismiss students and for everyone’s safety, remain in the lobby until students are sent out to you. If you are waiting for an extended amount of time or are late picking your student up, please ask someone at the desk to come in and get your student, after you have checked the student out on the system.

Facility

We rent our dance space. We move in and out of the facility. Therefore, we cannot provide all the looks and amenities of a dance studio for this reason. We are grateful to have space to hold our classes. So, please be sure to clean up after yourself in the parking lot, on the lawn, and inside the building. We want to have a clean space for our dance families. Please be safe and look out for children when pulling into the parking lot. Any persons who cause damage to the building or studio equipment will be held responsible.

Smoking is prohibited on-site and in the facility.

No food, candy, or chewing gum is allowed in the dance space.

No food, candy, or gifts are to be distributed to students in the dance space.

ONLY water bottles are acceptable in the dance space. All other drinks will have to stay outside of the classroom.

Students can get worn out and bored waiting too long for their class. We recommend not arriving until 15 minutes before class. As previously stated, students can’t be dropped off to the studio until 15 minutes before class. Students and families must wait in the lobby until the instructor comes to get the students at the start of class time until then they are your responsibility.

Family and friends may wait in the parent waiting room or leave until the class is completed.

EVERYONE (students, parents, guests, and staff) MUST take their street shoes off before entering into the dance space. Rocks, mud, rain, and other outside materials tracked in on shoes are damaging to the dance floor.

Events & Recitals

Students are not required to participate in recitals/showcases/events but are highly encouraged to participate. If your student is not able or opting out of participating in an event or recital, please notify the director by the set deadline for the season. If the director is not notified, costume and event fees will NOT be applied, due to the no return costume policy and our payment deadlines for events. You will be able to select your choice on the registration form.

Dance families and students are asked to please take our events as a serious commitment. It requires a lot of time, people, patience, and so much more to put each event together. If a family or student cannot cooperate, you will be asked to walk away from the event with no refund.

If your student struggles with performance, please take your concerns to the director.

Payments include costumes and a recital fee. IF ALL PAYMENTS ARE NOT MADE, STUDENTS WILL BE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN RECITAL.

We provide a garment bag and hangers for each student free of charge. These items must be returned to the studio; otherwise, a $15.00 fee will be applied. If you would like to use a garment bag and hangers from home, please bring your own when picking up your student’s costumes and accessories.

Weather

Weather updates will be emailed out to families. Decisions on weather will be made by 2:00 p.m. If weather cancels a class or rehearsal be prepared to come to the make-up class or rehearsal.

MK Dancing is not associated with the public school system; therefore, we have our weather policy unassociated with the schools.