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Office Policies

Inclement Weather Policy - Cancellation information will be available on our telephone message machine.

Registration - You are encouraged to register early to ensure a space in a class. We reserve the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment. If Triangle Academy cancels a course, you will receive a refund. Please allow 2-4 weeks for your refund to be processed.

Payments - Please manage payment information via the TAD Family Portal.  Monthly fees are drafted from your account on the 1st of every month.

It is your responsibility to keep our credit/bank card expiration date current. Late fees will incur if we are unable to process your card on time.

Fees are based on a calendar year, and therefore some months may have more or fewer classes. There are no deductions for shorter months.

Drop Policy - Our classes follow an August to June schedule. Please provide written notice prior to October 1st.   You will be financially responsible for all class fees regardless of attendance. We do not give credit or refunds for missed classes. Pre school and adult students can drop with 30 days written notice.

Dress Attire for Class

Ballet

Girls: Pink ballet slippers, pink tights, leotard color according to level; Dance Magic: hair in ponytails; all other levels: hair in neat bun, secured away from neck & face.

Boys: White or black ballet shoes, white socks, white shirt, black tight, or shorts.

Ballet Leotard Colors:

Dance Magic: Pale Pink

Kinder Dance: Pale Pink

Pre-Ballet: White

Ballet I: Pale blue

Ballet II: Lavender

Ballet III: Periwinkle

Ballet IV: Seafoam

Ballet V: Red

Ballet VI: Blackberry

Jr. Div. Level I: Maroon

Jr. Div. Level II: Navy Blue

Senior and Adults: Black

* Note: No t-shirts, leg warmers, skirts, or jewelry allowed in class.

Jazz - Bare feet or jazz shoes, footless tights and any color leotard or bike shorts or jazz pants and a t-shirt, hair in neat ponytail.

Tap - Black tap shoes, any color leotard, and tights or jazz pants and a t-shirt.

 

Make-up Policy

In order to better accommodate our students, Triangle Academy of Dance offers a generous make-up policy to dancers who miss class due to sickness or other personal reasons. Additional make-ups are also granted to dancers whose classes fall on certain holidays, so that each student has the opportunity to receive the same amount of instruction.

Observation

Parents are not allowed in the classrooms while class is going on. Parents may observe from the lobby windows but we ask for your cooperation in not disturbing the students by waving or banging on the glass. This disrupts the class by distracting the students and the instructor. Permission to observe classes other than those specifically designated for observation may be obtained by special arrangement with the office and should be scheduled in advance.

One class each semester will be designated for observation by parents, family and guests. Guests are welcome to bring cameras and/or video recorders.

Parents, family and guests are allowed in the lobby only. This is also the only place where dancers may warm up and focus prior to class, so please be considerate. Chatting should be kept to a minimum, and voices should be modulated to prevent disrupting classes.

 

Performance Opportunities

Performance opportunities allow students to work with professional dancers and guest choreographers in high quality productions. Such unique experiences add a depth to dance education usually only experienced in professional companies.

Carolina Youth Ballet's repertoire include a November production of The Nutcracker and a full-length ballet in the spring. Ballet levels V and up are traditionally invited to perform in these productions. Selected roles for younger dancers may also be available by audition.

Separate recitals are held for Pre-ballet and Ballet I students, Ballet II and III students, and Tap and Jazz students. We do not have recitals for Dance Magic and Kinderdance students. We feel these young dancers are better served by having an observation day in their studio where they feel more secure.

Procedures for Performance Participation:

A performance fee and/or costume fee and signed contract is required of all participants and must be received prior to casting deadlines. All dancers must attend all studio and theater rehearsals.

Family Participation:

Dancers' families are encouraged to aid in productions. The hours involved may vary according to the scheduled performance. Production opportunities include costumes, dancer supervision, load-in, props, boutique staffing and sales and many other essential projects.