Check in/Dismissal Procedures
Please remember social distancing and remain 6ft spacing from others. Any students showing signs of COVID-19 and/or respiratory illness (or living with someone with symptoms), will not be allowed to attend class. Masks or face coverings are required for EVERYONE to enter the studio, including students, instructors, parents, and guests. Students should arrive no more than 5 minutes after the beginning of their class time and wait outside until a staff member notifies them to enter for check-in. During check-in, students will be required to sanitize hands. Students will be required to sanitize hands during and after class, in the event they touch their face, door knobs, etc. Students are discouraged from bringing personal belongings, bags, etc. Should a student absolutely need to bring one of these items, there will be a bin at the door for these items.
Dismissal: Classes will end 5 minutes early to reduce dancer overlap and allow for disinfecting between classes. We will dismiss them individually where you will pick them up from outside. Students for the next class will remain outside (6ft apart) until a staff member calls for that class. We ask that everyone please use the spacing tape on the ground.
Students must remain in class until dismissed by the instructor. If a student needs to leave early, he/she must inform the staff member prior to class. WDC staff cannot be held responsible for unsupervised children. There is no one to supervise children when they are not in class. Siblings may not wait inside nor outside the studio when they are not in class, nor can they wait in the dance room during their siblings’ class time.
All information concerning events, class cancellations, and important dates are posted on our website (winterdanceco.com), Social Media Pages (Winter Dance Co and Winter Dance Company). We will follow East Baton Rouge Parish School closures due to bad weather. Make-up classes will be announced. If in doubt, please give us a call or check the website and social media pages for more information. Our site and social media pages function as a way to keep students and parents informed and up to date on studio events and activities. Please visit this site and social media pages often to receive current studio information as it is updated regularly.
In addition to the website, a monthly newsletter will be given out to keep you informed of upcoming events and dates.
No refunds or deductions are given for missed classes. Good attendance is essential to the student’s progress. Arriving late for class is disruptive to the class and it is unfair to the students and instructor. All students must arrive on time.
WDC honors the following holiday: one week for the Thanksgiving Holidays, two weeks for the Christmas/New Year Holidays, Martin Luther King Holiday, two days for Mardi Gras, one week for Spring Break & Memorial Day. (See Important Dates Section)
If, for any reason, it becomes necessary to withdraw a child from class, please notify the studio by submitting a withdrawal form or completing the withdrawal form on our website before the first of the next month to avoid tuition being charged. Tuition and other fees will continue to be charged until a letter of withdrawal has been received. No refunds will be given.
Donate Dance Attire
Donate any new or gently used dance bags, dance attire, and dance shoes that are too small. These items will be available for students that may need them.
All of our classes are recorded and posted on ClassDojo by class. You will receive your child’s ClassDojo code via text message. (More info TBA)
Community Service Involvement
We encourage our students to be a positive asset to the community. We will have quarterly community service projects that will be open to all students and parents.
Studio & Team Paraphernalia
Order studio and team paraphernalia will be sold exclusively at the studio (More info TBA).