WELCOME TO STUDIO 56 DANCE CENTER!
OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE THE BEST DANCE EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE. BUT WE CAN’T DO IT ALONE. WE NEED THE SUPPORT OF EVERYONE INVOLVED: DANCERS, TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND YOU.
Please review this brief overview of the policies found in the Studio 56 Dance Center Membership Guide. (You will be emailed a copy of the guide upon registration.)
Submit the First-of-Year Membership Form (Due by your first class.)
Studio 56 Dance Center maintains a dress code to create uniformity, minimize distractions, and allow the teacher to see how well students are implementing technique and give placement corrections. Students are expected to be in dress code for every class. Hair and shoes are part of the dress code. Please review the dress code requirements for your child’s class. We understand that occasionally a dancer may be out of dress code due to unforeseen circumstances, and we encourage them to attend class anyway.
Studio Store: Studio 56 Dance Center offers dancewear and shoes for purchase. Visit the online store HERE or stop by the studio to get fitted for leotards, tights, ballet shoes, biker shorts, jazz shoes, dance bags, studio t-shirts, and more!
In an effort to maximize both instructional time and observational time, parent observation will be permitted for the entire class once per year. Dates are noted on the event calendar. Other observations are at the teacher's discretion. We ask that you observe quietly with cell phones turned off, and that siblings are monitored and quiet during observations.
RESCHEDULING, TEACHER & CLASS SUBSTITUTION
Studio 56 Dance Center reserves the right to reschedule or combine classes.
Studio 56 Dance Center reserves the right to provide a substitute or replacement teacher as deemed necessary.
Studio 56 Dance Center reserves the right to deliver class content via an online system if classes are not able to be conducted live for any reason including, but not limited to: weather, teacher absence, or governmental advisory.
SAFER STUDIO POLICY
Studio 56 Dance Center requires all staff and students to stay home when they are ill. To reduce the community spread of Coronavirus, we follow best practices and recommendations from our local health department and our industry associations. Studio 56 Dance Center focuses on a hierarchy of measures beginning with keeping ill people home, followed by frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and curricular and facility adaptations to minimize contact and mingling where possible. Classes are backed up on an online learning platform. In the event a class is unable to be held at the studio, classes will convert to an online learning platform until in-studio classes can resume.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
School closures due to severe weather conditions will be emailed and announced on social media by 8am for morning classes, and 2pm for after school classes. Please note that we do not necessarily follow school closings as roads are often cleared by the time studio classes begin. Any cancelled classes may be made up on your own time from our regular schedule of in person and online classes, based on availability. In the event that there is not a makeup class available, a replacement lesson will be scheduled.
WITHDRAWAL FROM CLASS
To withdraw from classes, you must give 30 days written notice to discontinue classes and stop payment. To withdraw from class a parent must: 1) Email the studio, and 2) complete the official withdrawal form we email you. Automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the 30-day notice period. Tuition will not be refunded for classes dropped outside the 30-day window.
For your convenience, and to reserve a space for the following season, annual membership fees will be automatically renewed and applied to your account on May 1st unless a withdrawal form is completed before April 15.
REFUNDS/CREDIT ON ACCOUNT
Tuition, membership fees, class fees, and performance fees are not refundable for any reason. Refunds are only issued when we cancel a class due to low enrollment. Account credit will be issued to students who are deemed “unready” for classes. Studio 56 Dance Centerl does not give credit and/or refunds for class(es) missed due to holiday, vacation, illness, weather, etc. No refunds will be given if a similar online class is provided in place of an in-studio class.
Studio 56 Dance Center offers no refunds for students who are unable to attend class. Students who miss a class may have the opportunity to make it up with another similar class. Makeup classes are based on availability of space in other classes and are not guaranteed. Please check with the office to determine the possibility of scheduling a make-up class. The class must be made up within one month of the class missed. Four makeup classes are allowed per season.
At Studio 56 Dance Center we go to great lengths to keep you informed and up to date. Please read all newsletters and other school information.
Monthly Newsletter, Email, Website Calendar, Facebook, Instagram and Lobby Communication.
Join the ST56 Community Page group on Facebook to connect.
Questions – We are happy to answer any questions you have regarding your dancer or our programs. Let us know if we can help you in any way!
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Please be punctual. We encourage students to arrive five minutes early so they can be ready to start when class begins.
For their safety, children should be picked up immediately after class. A $10 fee may be charged for every five minutes a child is late being picked up.
Parking lot safety: There are a lot of people coming and going when classes begin and end. As such, please enter and exit our parking lot with extreme caution. Never park your vehicle in any area that is not a designated parking space. Please do not allow siblings to play in the parking lot.
STUDIO DISCIPLINE POLICY
In order to maintain a happy, healthy, professional environment, students are taught the importance of being a part of the group by reciting “Classroom Rules” at the beginning of each class. These rules encourage students to have respect for other students, the teachers and staff, and studio property, and help to foster the development of good habits and compliance with rules of conduct. Our staff and faculty are trained to use constructive techniques of discipline to maintain class control and handle individual misbehavior.
Our Studio Discipline Policy provides a consistent and predictable way for teachers to manage the behavior of dancers who do not follow classroom rules. The Discipline Policy will be reviewed with all classes during the first two months of classes and whenever dancers need to be reminded.
This policy allows teachers to be committed to creating a classroom that is conducive to learning.
Listen and follow directions the first time
Always do my best
Be on time and prepared
Respect, respect, respect—myself, my teachers, my class and my studio
Remember the “Thumper Rule”—If you can’t say anything something nice, don’t say anything at all
TUITION, PAYMENT AGREEMENT
Monthly tuition does not include the annual membership fee, dancewear, shoes, performances, costumes, recital tickets, or special events.
Tuition, fees, and performance payments are non-refundable
Studio 56 Dance Center does not give credit and/or refunds for class(es) missed due to holiday, vacation, illness, weather, etc. No refunds will be given if a similar online class is provided in place of an in-studio class.
A $45 membership fee per student or $70 membership fee per family is due annually each season for September-June.
I understand that membership fees and current month tuition will be processed immediately to the card on file.
Tuition rates are for the full season (September-June, including studio holidays), not by the number of classes in a month. A full season includes a minimum of 34 weeks. Tuition fees are monthly or annually.
Tuition and account balances will be processed on the 1st of each month.
Performance fees will be added to my account unless I choose to not participate and fill out the opt-out form.
I understand that payment amounts may vary as classes are added/dropped and as other charges/payments are applied to my account. I will pay the charges incurred by me at the posted prices, including any applicable taxes, fees, and penalties.
Should I dispute a charge through my financial institution, this will constitute a breach of contract possibly resulting in, but not limited to, penalties, additional fees, collection legal action, and/or termination of any and/or all current and future services.
Withdrawal From Class: To withdraw from classes, you must give 30 days written notice to discontinue classes and stop payment. To withdraw from class a parent must: 1) Email the studio, and 2) complete the official withdrawal form we email you. Automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the 30-day notice period. Tuition will not be refunded for classes dropped outside the 30-day window.
Rollover Membership: Studio 56 Dance Center runs a continuous enrollment model where your child's registration automatically rolls over to their next year classes. For your convenience, and to reserve a space for the following season, annual membership fees will be automatically renewed and applied to your account on May 1st unless a withdrawal form is completed by April 15.
Discounts: Siblings receive a $5 monthly discount on tuition. Dancers are encouraged to take advantage of our multi-class discounts for maximum progress and value.
Late Payment Policy:
On the 2nd of the month, a $25 late fee will automatically be added to the tuition amount of those accounts with an inactive or declined card.
Accounts 30 days past due are subject to an accruing 5% monthly finance charge until paid.
Accounts more than 60 days past due may be submitted to collection services and dismissed from the studio. In the event payment under this agreement is not made at the time and in the manner required, the undersigned agrees to pay all cost of collection, including court cost, attorney fees, including charges and collection agency fees which would be 35% of the balance assigned, with or without suit.
A big part of dance training includes learning through performance. These experiences help build self-esteem and confidence, retention skills, and more! We believe that performance opportunities contribute to children’s success in non-dance activities.
Diaper Dancers: June Concert (with a parent on stage)
- Tiny Tots: June Concert (independently)
Preschool & Pre-K Dance: Holiday Performance, June Concert
Tumbling: Tumbling Exhibition
Stars Jazz/Ballet: Holiday Performance, June Concert
Hip Hop: Holiday Performance, June Concert
HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE: "CHRISTMAS COOKIE SOCIAL" DEC 17, 2022 @ WEST MURRAY STUDIO
Our in-studio Christmas Cookie Social offers students a low-key, fun, and simple performance that allows them to get time in front of an audience to help them become more comfortable performing! Participation includes a cookie (of course), and a simple costume accessory rental (skirt, tutu, hat, etc.) given to dancers when they arrive. Stars dancers will wear their class uniform as their base costume. Preschool/Pre-K dancers need a black leotard for their base costume.
Participation is $30 and families will sign up online for a show time.
Free admission for up to 4 spectators per participant.
Tumbling classes, Tiny Tots, and Diaper Dancers do not participate in the Holiday Performance.
TUMBLING EXHIBITION: JUNE 7, 2023
Our Tumbling Exhibition in June offers students an opportunity to shine in front of family and friends. They will anticipate this day with nervous excitement as they prepare to show off the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress. The Exhibition will give each class 20 minutes of demonstration time. Each group will demonstrate skills together as a class, and each student will get to showcase a few of their favorite “harder” tricks with their instructor’s supervision. At the conclusion of their class demonstration, tumblers will receive a certificate and can take pictures with their teachers and supporters. The Exhibition costume is your own black bikers or leggings and the recital shirt.
Participation is included in the End-of-Year Concert Package for all Preschool, Pre-K, and School-aged tumbling students.
Free admission for spectators
JUNE CONCERT: JUNE 17, 2023
Our June Concert offers our students a professionally-directed performance that allows them to present the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress to their family and friends.
Costumes: We spend many hours determining the correct costumes for each class. They are always age appropriate and of the highest quality possible. Students will need one costume for each of their classes. Costumes include all accessories (tights, hats, gloves, etc.), but do not include shoes. In an effort to ensure that costumes are delivered in time for recital pictures and an organized distribution to our students, costume orders are placed months in advance. Costume manufacturers do not accept cancellations or offer refunds; therefore, the school does not refund performance payments. Expressions Dance is not responsible if costumes are not received in time for the show due to late payments.
Concert Pictures: One digital class image is included in the performance package. Class photos will be taken during dress rehearsal. Arrival times will be in the final information. After the group photo, students will have individual portraits taken. Instructions for ordering individual portraits will be sent home in advance and must be pre-ordered. There is no obligation to purchase additional photos. *The toddler class performance package includes an individual photo, not a class photo.
Participation is included in the End-of-Year Recital Package for all Toddler, Preschool, Pre-K, and School-aged dance students.
Dad Dance: Each year we have a special dad dance in the recital. Dancers and dads of all ages are invited to join us for this special occasion. This is one of the most looked forward to numbers of the show by moms! The participation fee for the Dad dance is $35 and includes the performance shirt and rehearsals. Dads are not required to attend all practices, but should attend as may as they can. A video link will be shared for at-home practice. Rehearsal times for dad groups will be announced in March. The performance shirt will allow dads access backstage. Dads who want a seat in the auditorium will still need to purchase a ticket online.
Tickets for Concert: Tickets will be available online for $12-16 beginning in May.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND ACTIVITIES
Bring-a-Friend Week: The last week in September and the last week in January is “Bring-a-Friend Week.” Students in select classes will be invited to bring a friend (similar in age) to experience a fun class designed for them and their guests. Students’ friends attend class free of charge during this week.
Summer Program and Camps: Each summer, Studio 56 Dance Center offers summer programs and camps for both current and new students. A complete brochure of all summer programs will be distributed in January. We suggest early registration as these programs do sell out, especially the camps. For more details, please visit the SUMMER PAGE.
Studio Rental: The studio is available for rental for meetings, rehearsals, and other activities. Tables, chairs, sound systems, and microphones are also available upon request. Whether you’re planning a one-time, weekly, or monthly event, give us a call to determine whether we can accommodate your group or activity.
Birthday Parties: We offer several birthday party options for both boys and girls. Parties are themed and can be dance related or not. Most birthday parties are scheduled for Friday or Saturday afternoons or on Sundays; however, limited space is available during the week. Please contact the office for a complete brochure or visit the BIRTHDAY PARTIES page on the website for details.
WELCOME TO STUDIO 56 DANCE CENTER! We look forward to an exciting, rewarding season with you!
Studio 56 Dance Center's Two Murray Locations:
170 W Winchester St Murray, Utah
700 East 5600 South Murray, Utah