Studio Hours & Closing Info

Studio Hours:

Monday 
9:00-10:30am / 3:15-9:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:45-9:00pm
Friday 3:30-7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm

 

Holiday Closing Dates:

  • Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 22- Sunday, November 26, 2017
  • Winter Holiday: Thursday, December 21- Wednesday, January 3, 2018
  • Winter Break: Thursday, February 15- Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Easter Break: Friday, March 29– Sunday, April 1, 2018
  • Spring Break: Sunday, April 8- Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 28, 2018

Please note, the studio will remain OPEN for ALL other one day holidays, i.e. Columbus Day.

 

Inclement Weather Cancellations:

  • All class cancellations due to weather will be posted on the studio answering machine and the CDC Facebook page.
  • Please call the studio one hour prior to your child’s class time, or check our Facebook page regarding class cancellations.

Rescheduling of classes will only be made if there are three (3) OR MORE of the same classes canceled. We encourage your child to make up any missed classes, in any style, in their level or the level below.

What are the factors that determine the studio being closed for weather conditions?

When determining to close the studio due to weather, we rely on the conditions around 2:00pm and what the weather report is for the remaining evening. We also take into account that many of our teachers travel quite a distance and we try to predict the weather for their travel at the end of the evening. We do our very best to make the right decision for everyone.

 

CDC Annual Student Recital

  • Music & choreography will be chosen by the teachers and will be age appropriate.
  • Recital costume fees are due at registration. All costume payments are refundable through November 1, 2017, if for any reason your dancer does not continue with classes.  No refunds will be given after this date, no exceptions.
  • Costumes  Students will not receive their costumes if there is an outstanding balance on tuition and/or costume fee has not been paid.
  • Costs   Individual recital costumes are $75 per costume. Junior Combo I & Intermediate Jazz/Lyrical are $80.  Junior Combo II are $165 and Junior Combo III are $175.  CDC will order recital tights needed for your child’s costume. The cost of the tights will be added to the costume cost.

 Important Recital Dates:

  • Picture Day  Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Technical Rehearsal Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Dress Rehearsals Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Recital Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Full recital information, by show, will be handed out to each family by February as we begin preparations for the performances.

 

Scholarships & Awards

Perfect Attendance Award

  • Students must attend all of their classes to receive a certificate.

Participation Trophies and 3,5,10, 15 Year Awards

  • A trophy will be given to students who have danced at CDC for 3, 5 , 10 or 15 years.
  • All students will receive a recital participation trophy if they are not eligible for the 3, 5, 10 or 15 year awards.

Tuition Scholarships

  • CDC has given over $100,000 in scholarships in the past 17 years. Each year we give out up to 8 scholarship awards. Scholarship nominees will remain private and winners will be announced at the annual recital.

Scholarships nominations are given by the teachers and are based on the following:

  • Commitment: approach, understanding and willingness to learn the essence of class material
  • Effort: the work ethic a student brings into the classroom and their class attendance
  • Technique: the ability to execute and comprehend the technical aspect of their dance training
  • Improvement: the student’s personal growth from September to May
  • Positive Attitude: bringing a positive attitude into the studio, someone who compliments other students, is respectful to all staff members and parents, is happy to be in class each week and is open to learn from peers and support them in their learning.

 

General Studio Policies

  • CDC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Parking is available to the right or left of the building.
  • Parent observation will be allowed throughout the year via our two way viewing windows.
  • Children/Siblings must be supervised by their parent/guardian while in the waiting area.

 

Classroom Policies

TARDINESS:

  • Promptness is essential due to the importance of a complete warm-up. It will then be up to the teacher’s discretion if there is an adequate amount of warm-up left for the student to participate in class.

Dance Etiquette: When entering into a class tardy, the student should ask permission to participate.

ABSENCE:

  • Please call the studio if your child will be absent from class. Your instructor will give you optional classes for a make-up class.

Dance Etiquette: Technique is a progression that builds from class to class. Excessive absences will inhibit a dancer’s growth.

APPEARANCE:

  • Student’s hair must be securely fastened away from the neck and face. Dance Etiquette: Hair in Bun is preferred.
  • Jewelry should not be worn to class.

Dance Etiquette: Jewelry becomes a distraction to younger children and hazardous to older children due to more intricate dancing.

  • Refrain from chewing gum; it is a choking hazard.
  • CDC maintains a specific Dress Code (Click Here to view dress code)

Dance Etiquette: Uniformity is important to the discipline and development of a dancer. Absolutely NO T-shirts, shorts, sweatpants or sweatshirts are to be worn in class.

Dance Etiquette: Hiding behind over-sized clothing inhibits the teacher’s ability to correct body placement.

  • CDC offers, at competitive prices, all appropriate dance attire. This is a service that is provided however; you are under no obligation to purchase your dance attire at CDC. CDC recommends Stage Center in Monroe as an additional source of dance-wear.