2022-2023 NDC Parent Handbook

This handbook contains information about classes, the studio, and student and parent expectations. We look forward to making this year of Nolensville Dance Company the best and most impressive yet!

 

Studio Communication

For the fastest and most thorough answer to any questions you may have, please contact us via email at NolensvilleDanceCo@gmail.com. We will do our best to respond to all emails within 48 hours except for weekends. We encourage you to use all available resources (i.e., our website, Facebook page, Parent Handbook, etc.) to find readily available answers to your questions prior to emailing the studio.

 

Facebook & Instagram

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to for important information and fun updates from the studio

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/NolensvilleDanceCo          

Instagram: Nolensvilledanceco

 

 

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is $70 per month billed August-May.  Your first month’s tuition will be charged to your card on file on August 1st or upon later registration and set up for auto draft on the first of each month (August-May). Our Tuition is based on the total number of dance hours and then split into convenient monthly payments. It is NOT based on the amount of classes in each month.  Please contact us if you would rather pay in full or by semester.  A $25 late fee will apply to any accounts not paid in full before the 7th of the month.

 

Attendance

We do not offer make ups and tuition will not be discounted for missed classes. 

 

Withdrawing Enrollment

If you or your student decides mid-year not to continue with a class, we must be notified by email no later than the 10th of the month prior. Any withdraw notifications received later than this date will still be subject to the following month’s tuition payment. All withdraw notifications must be sent by email. No withdraw requests can be made in person to any staff of Nolensville Dance Co.

 

Class Cancellations

NDC may cancel class due to inclement weather. We will send out an email and update our studio’s Instagram/Facebook page. Check both outlets for the fastest and most accurate information. The cancelled classes will not be rescheduled or refunded until 3 missed classes.

 

Drop off/Pick Up

Parents are permitted to enter the studio with their dancer before class and to pick up at the end of class.  They may also be dropped off and picked up at the door.  We ask that you arrive no more than 5 minutes before the class start time.  We ask for all parents stay with their child until their dance teacher has greeted them for their class.

 

Parent Observation

As of May 2022 we do not have a waiting area and parents are not permitted to stay during class as it is a distraction to the dancers.  It is our hope that we will be able to add a small waiting area in the near future that will give parents the option to stay during class.  Parents will be permitted to join class during our watch week (October 3-7) to see what their dancer has been working on.

 

Classroom Expectations

At Nolensville Dance Company we strive to create a positive and comfortable environment for dancers.  We want all students to have fun as well as respect other students and their teachers.  If problems arise in class, the teacher will discuss the issue with the parents.  If the problem is ongoing or disruptive to the class, the teacher reserves the right to ask parent to come and pick their child up.

All dancers must be potty trained.  We encourage dancers to be on time, have used the restroom, with hair up and dressed for class.

 

Dress Code

Below you will find a description of what we recommend dancers wear to class.

Ballet & Tap Combo Classes

Leotard and ballet pink tights should be worn with pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Hair must be pulled back.  We recommend tap shoes with Velcro straps for our preschool classes.

 

Ballet & Hip Hop Combo Classes Ages 4-11

Leotard and tights should be worn.  For ballet, pink ballet shoes and for HipHop street shoes (sneakers) are required.  Dancers may bring shorts, leggings, etc. to slip on for that portion of class.  Hair must be pulled back. 

Contemporary & Hip Hop Combo Classes ages 11+

A fitted tank top, t-shirt or leotard should be worn with tights, leggings, or shorts.  Tights should be convertible (these have a small hole in the bottom so they may be pulled up off their feet). For ballet we recommend dance paws and for HipHop street shoes (sneakers) are required.   Hair must be pulled back.

Recital Information

Nolensville Dance Company will hold their annual dance recital at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center in Franklin, TN on Saturday, May 13. Each family will receive a digital recital handbook in April with detailed information. We ask that you read this information completely and thoroughly.  Recital season is incredibly busy, and we dedicate many hours to putting on an incredible and unforgettable performance for your family and your dancers to remember for years to come.

 

Costumes

Students will be sized for costumes during the month of October. All measurements will be adjusted to account for growth before your student receives the costume. Costumes will be sent home throughout the entire month of April. We will not send home costumes until all students in the class have received their costumes. All costume fees are non-transferable or refundable.

 

Recital Fees

We want your dancer’s day to be as special as possible with a professional performing experience. A recital & costume fee of $175* per dancer will be billed on October 1 and will be due no later than October 15.   This fee covers the rental of the venue for rehearsal and performances as well as 2 costumes and new tights for the performance.  More information regarding tickets will be included in our Recital Handbook which will be available in April. Recital fees are non-transferable or refundable. *Ballet/Creative movement classes for age 2.5-4 will only perform one dance in our recital and the recital fee is $125.  

 

2022-2023 Calendar

JULY 30 - NDC Open House

AUGUST 15-19 - First Week of Classes

SEPTEMBER 5 - Labor Day: No Classes 

OCTOBER 3-7 - Family Watch Week & Costume Measurements

OCTOBER 11-15 - Fall break: No Classes 

OCTOBER 15 - Recital Fee Due

OCTOBER 25-28 (Tuesday-Friday Classes) - Halloween Dress Up Week 

OCTOBER 31 (Monday Classes) – Halloween Dress Up Day​

NOVEMBER 21-25 - Thanksgiving break: No Classes

DECEMBER 19 - JANUARY 6 - Winter break: No Classes

JANUARY 9-13 - Classes Resume

MARCH 13-17 - Spring break: No Classes

TBD - Picture Day

MAY 2-5 - Last Week of Classes (Tuesday-Friday)

MAY 9 - Last Day of Classes (Monday)

MAY 11 & 12 - Dress Rehearsal 

MAY 13 - NDC Recital