This Page has been updated for 2021-22

2021-22 STUDIO POLICIES

  • What it we have to shut down due to Covid-19?  We have the ability to utilize Band for livestreaming classes, and Zoom for interactive classes. 

  • MASKS: Miss Vivette and Miss Sharon are fully vaccinated. Due to the surge in the Delta Variant Miss Sharon and I will wear masks.  Children under 12 are currently not able to receive the vaccine so if their parents want the student to wear a mask we will comply with their wishes. Adults entering the studio should wear a mask for student safety. 

  • COVID PROCEDURES: Dancers will be able to bring in dance bags this year! We will still use the hospital grade floor treatment on a quarterly basis, run the air purifier daily, steam mop daily, and sanitize barres, and touchable surfaces as usual. We will try to maintain social distancing. 

  • REGISTRATION IS NOW DONE ONLINE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE.  If you do not have access to a computer and are having trouble with your smart phone please contact us  and we will do it for you.  

  • We will also ask you to fill out a hard copy so that we have access to information in case of power failure or other circumstances.

  • MEMBERSHIP FEE: $20.00 single student, $10 each additional student in family - covers studio year  September  2021-August 1, 2022.  Session classes do not have a membership fee. 

  • TUITION. The yearly tuition is broken into 9 equal installments. Each Installment fee is due the first class session of every month beginning in September and continuing through May. ,late fees applied after the 10th of the month If a family is enrolling more than one dancer, the first dancer’s 's instruction is full price. Additional siblings receive an $8/mo. discount. The fee is the same for all months.  There is neither reduction for “short months”, nor an increase for months with 5 lessons.

  • Our combination classes make it much less expensive for our members to take different styles of classes.

 

  • Installment fees are per month

30 minute class $30.00  

45 minute class $ 40.00,

60 minute class $45.00, 

90 minute class $60.00

120 minute class $70.00

Some students may wish to do a solo or duet for recital. Solo, duet/ trio fees are priced by rehearsal $20 per half hour. A $50 choreography fee is charged when choreography is completed. Special rehearsals will be held on Saturdays. Usually 6-8 rehearsals are needed to learn the choreography. 

  • LATE FEE: There is a $20.00 late fee per month for tuition paid after the 10th of the month. Unpaid fees result in student not being allowed into class, expulsion from the recital, the inability to sign up for future classes, and your debt being turned over to a collections agency on June 1st.

  • SESSION CLASSES - such as Twinkle Tots have a set fee. This fee is due on or before the 1st class meeting of the session. 

 

  • PAYMENT METHODS - All clients must be on autopay. We have a limited number of spaces available per class and must be able to guarantee a number of students per class for the season. All contracts are for one dance season – Sept 2021-June 2022..

 

Each account must have on file either a credit/debit or checking account number. You are free to pay by check or cash prior to the 10th . If fees are not paid by the 10th  the fees will be paid  through autopay to the account on file. Declined cards will be subject to late fees, just like a bounced check. 

All payments may be brought to the studio during business hours, mailed in or paid through the Parent Portal.  Payments may be made by Credit card, check, or money order. Cash payments should be made to our desk personnel so they can write out a receipt

 

  • ALTERNATE LOCATIONS  - In the event where we are unable to hold classes in person at the dance studio alternate arrangements will be made. This could include but not limited to, outdoors, an alternate location, or online using a service like Zoom. Your contract is for dance classes not the location of the classes.

 

  • Any parent or child refusing to adhere to safety guidelines will not be allowed in the dance studio.

  • WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASSES: You must give me written notice of your dancer’s withdrawal from classes 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the month.  A withdrawal from studio form is available. Not showing up anymore does not count.  If you do not notify me in writing, of your withdrawal, you will continue to be billed for classes for up to two months at which time we will remove you from our enrollment and turn the unpaid account over to collection

  •  Termination of services by the parent/guardian must be done in writing and dated in order to avoid future billing, by filling out a withdrawal form.

  • DROP-OUT FEE - Students withdrawing from Vivette’s Dance Studio the 2nd semester (Jan. 1st- Recital) create problems for the other dancers as well as the teachers, as choreography must be changed to accommodate their absence. Therefore, a Drop-Out fee equal to a month's tuition for the number of classes dropped will be assessed to your account.

  • RECITAL FEE - $50 single student/ $70.00 family is due by November 1st for those who want to participate (non-refundable after Jan. 1st).

  •  We do not sell tickets for our recital.

  • RETURNED CHECK FEE - There will be a $35 charge on all returned checks.

  • ABSENTEES, TARDIES: Roll will be taken at each lesson.  Please assist your child in having regular attendance so that they will not fall  behind the rest of the class.   Your absence does not reduce our cost of doing business; there are no adjustments for missed lessons.

 

  • DRESS CODE: All dancers are expected to abide by the dress code for safety and instructional reasons. Disregard for the dress code on a continuing basis may result in a student not being admitted to class. 

 

  • NOTICE: Vivette’s Dance Studio takes photos and videos of our dancers in the studio and at performances.  Vivette’s Dance Studio has the right to use these images for publicity and commercial purposes on our website, newspaper ads and TV commercials. No compensation will be given for the use of these images.  If you do not want us to use your dancer’s image you must notify us in writing.

 

  • FUNDRISING  I, Miss Vivette, loathe fundraising. I will occasionally offer an optional fundraiser to help parents raise funds. When /If we do these the studio will keep 5% of the profit to offset costs of shipping, etc incurred with a fundraiser. The rest will be applied to the dancers account towards recital expenses. If no circumstance will I write you a check for the amount earned.

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  • CONTACT INFORMATION

  • WEBSITE: our website is www.vivettesdance.com Please check for newsletters, schedules, studio news etc.

  • STUDIO EMAIL:  Vivettesdance.com@hotmail.com

  • STUDIO PHONE: 785-827-3396 Daytime calls will call forward to my cell phone but I may not be able to answer right away, so please leave a message

  • OFFICE HOURS: Mon-Thurs. 4:00-9:30pm. Staff are at the desk Mon-Thurs. 4:30-7:30.

  • The Studio's address is Vivette's Dance, The Temple, 336 S. Santa Fe, Salina, Ks 67401

  • STUDIO CLOSINGS: If USD 305 closes due to weather, the studio will be closed also.  Other emergency closings announced by radio, phone, email, on the website, face book and if possible on the answering machine.

 

  • HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:

HALLOWEEN:              Halloween is on a Sunday this year so will not affect any classes 

THANKSGIVING:         Studio closed Wed Nov 24 and Thur Nov 25

CHRISTMAS:               Studio closed  Mon Dec 20- Sun Jan 2. Reopening Mon Jan 3rd. NOTE: this is not the same as USD305 schedule

SPRING BREAKS:        Studio Closed March 14-18

EASTER                        April 17th, does not affect studio

 

  • RECITAL INFORMATION: 

  • We will have a "Casual Winter Recital" on Sat. Dec. 18th 

  • Our 48 th annual recital will tentatively be held on Saturday June 4th trying to avoid conflicts with graduations, etc  Our theme will be announced later in the year 

  • There is no admission charge for the recital, no tickets to buy.

 

COSTUME INFORMATION:

Each student will be required to purchase one or more costumes for the recital. 

 

  • A charge will be posted to your account in November towards the actual cost of the costume.

  • You may prepay any amount to your costume deposit at any time. Costumes average $50 apiece. We try not to buy more than 2 recital costumes, a 3rd dance may be costumed from Wal-mart, or dancers own clothing. Miss Vivette looks for bargains and sales to get the prettiest costumes for the dancers at the most reasonable prices for parents. We try to hold costs down for those who have multiple costumes though various means like rental costumes or creative costuming.

  •  After all costumes and accessories are ordered and received, you will either be billed for the remainder due if any, or receive a credit on your account for the difference between the deposit and the actual cost. We usually come very close to the deposit amount! We try very hard to keep costume costs reasonable, reusing and recycling when possible.

  • The costume deposit is due by Dec 15, 2020. You may pay the deposit in full or in payments.  We are suggesting that parents prepay a portion each month towards their costume deposit. 

  • A $15.00 per costume late fee will be assessed after that date. Miss Vivette does not have the funds to pay for your students costume, costumes ordered late will also owe any shipping handling charges incurred for single orders.

  • Voluntary fundraisers to help parents pay for dancer’s costumes will be held in the fall.

 

Please budget accordingly so that ordering your dancers costumes in December is not an issue. Deadlines are important, if you do not order by the deadline, you risk not having your dancers costume for photos.

  • Solo’s, Duets, Trio’s are available for students who would like to perform more. Students will rehearse weekly. Students will perform at recital and outside performances.

 

  • DRESS CODE: All dancers are expected to abide by the dress code. The Dress Code was implemented for the dancer’s safety and education. You wouldn’t wear a swimsuit to basketball practice, you don’t wear play clothes to dance class. Most items may be ordered through the dance studio or online from information provided by the studio.

 

  • All dancers - black leotard, pink or tan tights, optional black booty shorts or skirt , pink ballets, tan taps, tan jazz shoes. When all students have a black leotard we are able to costume our casual shows from our collection of skirts.

  • All items may be ordered from the studio, discount dance.com and other sources

 

  • Hair:  Bun (preferred) braid or ponytail.  Loose hair is a safety hazard and a distraction to the dancer.  We will be happy to teach you how to make a simple bun. A ponytail whipped across the eyes by centrifugal force during a turn is painful and dangerous.

 

  • OTHER PERFORMANCES: In the past we have performed at many nursing homes, clubs, malls, and basketball games throughout the year.  I do not know what Covid-19 will do to this but we will continue to try to bring joy to others through dance as we can. These performances are very important to the dancer's growth as a performer and also to the audience.  I expect the dancers to attend as many of these performances as possible.

 

  • We use holiday themed music for our 1st semester dances. If you have religious objections to these songs please be aware that this is what we do.

  • Dancers usually perform Halloween themed dances at care homes in November.

  • Dancers usually perform their Christmas dances at several nursing homes in Dec. and early January.

 

  • Our final week of the studio year will be an in studio dress rehearsal where dancers will wear their costumes.  We may combine this with photo taking.

  • Logo Wear - We will take orders periodically for Studio shirts, jackets or other items.

  • Recital T-shirts are passed out to each student in the spring. All students receive a recital T-shirt as part of their recital fee.

  • The Temple is a historic building. Many businesses are located within the building.  Please do not wander around the building. Parents are welcome to sit at the tables outside of the studio unless a group is using the space. For example Mutt School is held on Thursday evenings. 

  • PARKING:  There is ample parking in the Temple lot. 

 

  • NO STREET SHOES IN THE STUDIOS PLEASE! They bring in dirt and sand, which is very unpleasant for the dancers, when they work on the floor.  We have a locker-room in our studio if needed to change from or into street clothes.  Street shoes and coats should not be brought into the studios.

 

  • ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: All students who complete the year of study will receive an achievement award. These achievement awards are a gift from me to my students as recognition of their hard work this year. Awards are usually passed out during the last week in studio in May.

 

  • NOTICE: Vivette’s Dance Studio takes photos and videos of our dancers in the studio and at performances.  Vivette’s Dance Studio has the right to use these images for publicity and commercial purposes on our website, Facebook, newspaper ads and TV commercials.  No compensation will be given for the use of these images.  If you do not want us to use your dancer’s image you must notify us in writing. Please be sure to notify us if there is a situation where child could be harmed by image exposure such as foster care, protection orders etc.  We take our students safety seriously.

 

  • ALLERGIES: We have several students who are allergic to peanuts, and one to eggs so if you choose to bring a treat for your child’s class for a birthday or something please make sure it is wrapped for the safety of all students.