Main Street Conservatory of Dance
(715) 384-8584

Policies and procedures

Registration Fee

A $7.00 registration fee per family is required upon registration to reserve class space. This fee is non-refundable. A registration is not considered complete and class space is not reserved until this fee is paid. Students registering for our school term are assumed to be registering for the entire school year (September -May).

Dropping a class

If you wish to drop a class at anytime, you must fill out and submit a "Drop Class Form", available at the front desk or as a download. You are responsible for all class fees until we receive a drop slip.

Payment

Session payments are due at the first class of each session. A newsletter will be sent home with your child the week prior to the start of a new session as a reminder that payment is due.

A payment drop slot is located in the lobby for those who wish to make a payment when there is no one available at the front desk.

Payments may also be sent in the mail to:

Main Street Conservatory of Dance
1008 South Cedar Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449

Accepted forms of payment include:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money Order
  • Visa or Mastercard

There will be a $5.00 late fee charge for tuition payments not received by the fourth week of class.

Class Placement

The Main Street Conservatory of Dance staff makes all placement decisions. Placements are reviewed for accuracy and adjustments may be made after classes begin. Students may not be promoted to a higher level annually. Promotion is subject to each individual students' development and it is at the discretion of the instructors.

Classroom Rules
  • No gum chewing
  • No food or drink allowed in the studios (water bottles are ok)
  • No street shoes allowed in the studio
  • Students with injuries or illness should notify the instructor before class
  • Students who are tardy should enter class as quietly as possible, trying not to interupt class
  • Additional class rules may be provided by the instructors on the first day of class
Attendance

Attendance is taken at each class. Good attendance is imperative, as absences and tardiness can hold back an entire class, and the studio cannot jeopardize its resposibilities to the rest of the class for one student.

Please make every effort to have your child at every class. Make-up classes are allowed for some classes. Please check with our office for make-up options. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. If your child cannot be at his/her class, we ask that you notify the dance studio so as to keep the instructor informed.

Classroom Attire

Ballet:

  • Leotard (solid - balck, navy, forest, burgandy)
  • Pink leather ballet shoes for girls, black shoes for boys
  • Hair must be worn up in a bun or other secure method
  • Ballet skirts and legwarmers may be worn part of class
  • Please write your name inside shoes, skirts, wraps, etc.

Classical Ballet Program

  • CBP I - Pink leotard
  • CBP II - Burgandy leotard
  • CBP III/IV - Brown leotard
  • CBP V/VI - Black leotard

All CBP students must wear pink leather or canvas ballet shoes, pink tights and hair worn in a bun.

Jazz/Modern/Tap

  • Leotard and tights or jazz pants (any color)
  • Jazz - Black jazz shoes, or pink ballet shoes
  • Modern - Barefoot or modern sandals
  • Tap - Black tap shoes
  • Hair must be pulled away from face
  • Name written inside shoes and warmups

Pre-Ballet/Tap and Creative Movement

  • Leotard and tights, skirts are okay (any color)
  • Pink leather ballet shoes for girls, black for boys
  • Black tap shoes (with sewn elastic or velcro)
  • Hair should be pulled away from face
  • Name written inside shoes
Insurance

Main Street Conservatory of Dance does not carry medical insurance for its students. It is required that all dance students be covered by their own family insurance policies and if injury occurs it is understood that the student's own policy is your only source of reimbursement.

Class Observation

Parents are welcome to observe class through the viewing windows. No one is allowed to observe class from inside the studio, as this is a distraction to the class. Those observing from the lobby are asked to keep noise to a minimum because this too becomes a distraction to the class.

Parents with young chidren are asked to keep children in the playroom, since running, yelling and playing in the hallways is very disruptive to class.

Parents who choose not to stay and observe class are reminded to pick up their children immediately following their class. MSCD is not responsible for students before or after their class time. The "Late Pick up Fee", for students not picked up after the last class is $5.00 every 15 minutes after the class is over.

Holidays

Holidays often, but not always, follow the Marshfield school schedule. Holiday dates are posted in the brochure, session newsletters and on our calendar of events web page.

We do not close for school closings due to teacher conferences, etc.

Bad Weather

Cancelled classes due to bad weather will be announced on our telephone answering machine and will be posted on the studio's front door, and posted on this Web site's Calendar of Events page.

Recital

The dates for our Annual Dance Recital are, May 14 - 15, 2011, at the Marshfield High School Auditorium. We have five total shows:

  • Saturday 3PM
  • Saturday 6PM
  • Sunday Noon
  • Sunday 3 PM
  • Sunday 6 PM
Teacher Meetings

Because our instructors teach one class right after anohter, they are not usually available to speak to parents during class hours. If you wish to speak with an instructor about your child, it is best if you call the studio to make an appointment, or send an email request.

Phone: 715-384-8584
Email: info@mscdance.com
Contact Form

Please title your Email "ATTN: Name of Instructor" your message will be forwarded to the instructor.

Please do not call instructors at home.