Youth Calendar and Policies

2019 – 2020 Studio Calendar

 

Dates to Remember: All Classes

November 10th, 2019                                       – Informal Show (Adult Program Only)

November 27th – 30th, 2019                          – Thanksgiving Break

December 22nd – January 5th                       – Holiday Break

June 2020 (Date TBA)                                    – Studio Showcase and end of season

 

Dates to Remember: Youth Only

December 9th – 14th, 2019                             – Informal In-house Show

February 17th – 23rd, 2020                             – Winter Break

April 13th – 19th, 2020                                    – Spring Break

 

Other Montage Events

December 7th and 8th, 2019                          – Onyx Dance Competition and Showcase

 

Class Registration, Tuition, and Other Fees

Adults: Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes before first class to register. Click here for adult policies.

 

Youth Program: Register and pay registration and class fees online here.

 

Trial classes must call, text, or email to sign up. We can only schedule trial classes 2 weeks in advance. Please come 10 - 15 minutes early to fill out a waiver and to pay your fee.

You may also reserve your Trial Class spot here!

                                                                                                              

Tuition Rates:

Registration Fee per Family: (must live in same household)

One Student

$25

Two Students

$40

Three Students

$50

 

Class Enrollment Fees:

30-Minute Class

$55

45-Minute Class

$65

1-Hour Class

$75

5% off total for 2-class enrollment

 

10% off total for 3-class enrollment

 

15% off total for 4-class enrollment

 

$400 for unlimited class per family

 

One-Time Trial Class Fees:

30 Minute Class

$15

45 Minute Class

$18

1 Hour Class

$20

Adult Class Enrollment for Youth Under 18

  • With approval of the Montage Dance Studio Director and class instructor, a student between the ages of 13 to 18 may take an adult class.

  • Registration and tuition fees are at Youth Program rates.

  • Students and parents are subject to the Youth Program policies and the responsibilities therein.

 

Tuition and Payment Policies

  • Tuition rates are based on a per-month basis regardless of the number weeks within a particular month.

  • Monthly tuition must be paid by the 1st of the month.

  • After the 10th of the month, your account will be considered late and a $25 late fee will be applied.

  • Dancers will not be allowed to participate in class until tuition is paid.

  • Tuition is non-refundable. There are no refunds, exchanges, or credits for missed classes.

  • Payment can be made with MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards.

  • A $30 service charge will be applied for returned checks.

Studio Recitals and Other Events

  • December 9th - 14th, the Youth classes will hold an informal, free, in-house recital, which will take place during the last 20 minutes of class, or last 15 minutes of class for 30 minute long classes.

  • In June 2020, the Studio will hold a formal end-of-year showcase.

  • Other possible performances at Montage Dance Productions and community events may be scheduled depending on interest and program availability.  Costumes are low-cost or reuse of the formal recital costumes.

 

 

Informal Recital - December 2019

Location                               In-House

Costume                              $0 - $20

Tickets                                 Free

 

Formal Recital - June 2020

Date and Location              TBA 

Costume                             $50-$95 per class

Dance Shoes                      Per dress code

Theater Tickets                   $25-$30 per ticket

Recital Photo Package       Optional

Recital DVD                        Optional

 

 

Class Policies

Drop Off and Pickup Policies by Age

  • Children ages 2 - 6 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when arriving and leaving class.

  • Children ages 7 - 9 are recommended to be accompanied by a parent or guardian when leaving class. Please notify the studio if your child must wait inside to be picked up.

  • Children ages 10+ will be released after class.

If a parent or guardian is 10 minutes late to pick up their child, a $15 fee will be charged to their account plus $1 per minute thereafter.

 

Dress Code by Type of Class

Please have your child dressed and ready to start class on time.

Long hair must be pulled back into a ponytail or bun for all classes.

  • Pre-K Ballet (ages 3-5): Preferred attire is leotard and tights. Ballet shoes necessary. 

  • Ballet:  Black leotard and pink tights. Ballet shoes. Hair in bun.

  • Tap:  Fitted top and bottoms.  Tap shoes.

  • Hip Hop:  Loose fitted top and bottoms to allow for freedom of movement.  Tennis shoes.

  • Jazz:  Fitted top and bottoms (yoga type pants).  Jazz shoes.

  • Lyrical/Contemporary:  Fitted top and bottoms (yoga type pants).  Bare feet or jazz, ballet, or lyrical shoes.

  • Creative Movement: Comfortable clothing and tennis or dance shoes.

Late Arrivals

  • All classes start with warm-up techniques to avoid injury and muscle soreness.  Students arriving more than 15 minutes late may be asked to limit their participation for their physical safety and the class as a whole.  (This will be done in a gentle and non-shaming way, so your child feels loved and appreciated.)

  • As days get closer to the in-house and end-of-year recital, prompt arrival is very important.  We want your child/children to have the necessary time for rehearsals so they feel confident and excited about performing.

  • Arriving late to class denies your child the benefit of full class participation and interaction with other students and takes time away from other students while the instructor prepares to include your child.

 

Absences, Make-Up Classes, and Dropped Classes

  • One makeup class can be made per month, in a class that is the same length as the class your child missed.

  • Makeup classes must be scheduled after your child's missed class.

  • The makeup class must be taken within 4 weeks of missed class. Makeup classes will not be permitted 4 weeks before studio showcase or any time thereafter. This benefits the children who are already in the class as well as your child.

  • Please notify the studio if you are unable to attend a scheduled make-up class. If your child does not attend a scheduled make-up class without prior notification, he or she will be unable to reschedule a make-up class. 

  • All requests to drop a class/classes must be submitted 7 days BEFORE the 1st of the month. Please note, if notification is not received 7 days before the 1st of the month, you will be billed on the 1st and become responsible for payment of that month’s non-refundable tuition.  You may email a drop notification to info@MontageDanceProductions.com. Only email us from your email provider. Emailing through our website is not an acceptable way to drop your classes. Any changes to your account need to be sent in email format.

  • If your child misses a disruptive amount of classes, participation in the June Showcase will be at the discretion of the class instructor.

Staff Conduct

  • Montage’s foremost concern is for the safety and well-being of your child.  Our staff is carefully selected to provide excellent dance instruction and nurturing of your child’s self-esteem.  Please contact the Studio Staff immediately at info@MontageDanceProductions.com or 408-857-3121 if there are any concerns.

 

Student Conduct

  • If your child is having difficulty adjusting to the class environment or curriculum, we will work with you and your child to create an environment that is safe and joyful.

  • In rare cases, where disruptive and/or destructive behavior persists, your child may be asked to leave Montage Dance Studio permanently.

 

Observation/Photography of Classes

  • Only instructors, students, office personnel, and special guests are allowed inside the dance area while classes are taking place.

  • Children, both yours or the other students, can be easily distracted or feel self-conscious with parents watching.  In addition, they can become upset or excitable and cause injury to themselves and/or others.

  • Photography and videography of classes are not allowed for same safety concerns as above.

 

General Studio Policies

  • Studio does not inform students and parents of temporary or unexpected permanent change in class instructor.

  • No street shoes on dance floor. Only tennis or soft-soled shoes are allowed

  • No food, soda, or gum is allowed in the Studio.  Bottled water is acceptable.

  • Studio is not responsible for items that are lost, stolen or left behind.

 

Report of Injuries and Property Damage

  • Please report any injuries to persons in and around Studio property and damage to Studio property immediately to the Studio staff at 408-857-3121.  All injuries and property damages require documentation and prompt correction of any issues that may have caused the situation.