Youth Calendar and Policies
2022 - 2023 Season
Student COVID- 19 Class Safety Protocols + Policies:
- Masks are optional but recommended.
- Dancers are to wait outside until class begins.
- Our lobby is currently closed to help avoid a large group of people in a small space at one time.
- We reserve the right to change these policies at any time for any reason.
2022 – 2023 Studio Calendar
Dates to Remember: All Classes
November 23rd – 27th, 2022 – Thanksgiving Break
Dec 23rd 2022 – Jan 8th 2023 – Holiday Break
June 10th, 2023 – Studio Showcase
Dates to Remember: Youth Only
December 5th - 10th, 2022 – Informal In-house Show
February 20th - 26th, 2023 – Winter Break
April 17th - 23rd, 2023 – Spring Break
June 10th, 2023 – End of the season and Showcase
Class Registration, Tuition, and Other Fees
Adults: Please arrive no more than 5 mins before class. We recommend signing up prior to class. First time registration should use browser instead of app. Click here for adult policies.
Youth Program: Register and pay registration and class fees online here.
Youth Trial classes must call, text, or email to sign up. We can only schedule trial classes 2 weeks in advance. You must register and pay credit card online through Studio Director web portal.
Yearly Registration Fee per Family: (must live in same household)
Class Enrollment Fees:
5% off total for 2-class enrollment
10% off total for 3-class enrollment
15% off total for 4-class enrollment
One-Time Trial Class Fees:
30 Minute Class
45 Minute Class
1 Hour Class
Adult Class Enrollment for Youth Under 18
With approval of the Montage Dance Studio Director and class instructor, a student between the ages of 16 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.
If the dancer turns 18 years old while enrolled in any Adult classes, he/she is still subject to Youth Program policies and rates until the end of that dance season.
Tuition and Payment Policies
Tuition rates are based on a per-month basis regardless of the number weeks within a particular month. This includes June where there may only be one or two classes.
June tuition must be paid in full. June tuition helps pay for the showcase, which is why we don't have additional performing fees outside of student costumes.
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
In December, the Youth classes will hold an informal, free, in-house recital, which will take place during the last 20 minutes of class, or last 10 minutes of class for 30 minute long classes.
In June, the Studio will hold a formal end-of-year showcase in a theater.
To view dates, please view our calendar.
Informal Recital - December
Costume $0 - $20
Formal Recital - June
Costume $50-$110 per class
Dance Shoes Per dress code
Theater Tickets Price TBA
Recital Photo Package Optional
Recital DVD Optional
Our "age range" is defined as your child's age when the dance year starts in August, not necessarily when they join. For example, if your dancer becomes 6 years old in January, they would still be in the "ages 3-5" range, as they were 5 years old when the dance year started in August.
If the teachers feel your dancer is ready and mature enough to be in the next “age range”, then they may join an older age range. This option would be considered a level up, and both the current and potential teacher need to approve that the dancer is ready. This will be a rare occurrence and it's more appropriate for a dancer to level up instead of move age ranges.
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. The default is to have the child wait inside if their parent or guardian is late to pick them 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 (ages 6+): Black leotard and skin-tone tights. Ballet shoes. Hair in bun.
Tap: Fitted top and bottoms (yoga type pants or shorts). 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 or shorts). Jazz shoes.
Lyrical/Contemporary: Fitted top and bottoms (yoga type pants or shorts). Bare feet or jazz, ballet, or lyrical shoes.
Creative Movement: Comfortable clothing and tennis or dance shoes.
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 age range of the missed class and at the correct level for the student.
Makeup classes must be scheduled after your child's missed class.
The makeup class must be taken within 4 weeks of the 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.
The dancer doing the makeup class must be currently enrolled in our program at the time of the makeup class.
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.
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 408-499-8180 if there are any concerns.
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.
Changes in our policy can be made at any time.
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 408-499-8180. All injuries and property damages require documentation and prompt correction of any issues that may have caused the situation.