Attendance Policy GDS expects all students to attend all classes they have enrolled in, consistently, barring any unforeseen illness. We do keep track of attendance week to week and if a student is absent, we do appreciate a message letting us know that they won't be in class. If a student does miss a class, a make up class may be taken in another level. We do understand that many of our students participate in other activities and we at GDS do support our dancers in all of their interests. On that note, we do ask that if a student knows they will be away from dance class for an extended period of time, that they conference with their teacher to find the best way to make up the classes they will be missing in a timely manner.
Snow Day Policy GDS usually follows the Fayetteville Manlius School District on snow days and after school cancellations. If we close for a snow day, we will have alerts on our social media and local news sources as well as on the studio answering machine.
Financial Policy Each student is charged a $15 registration fee which guarantees their spot in class. When signing up for class, it is signing up for the whole year (September to June). Tuition may be paid in full by September 30th for a discount of 5% or made in 3 installments over the course of the year. Installments are due September 14th, December 11th and March 5th. If choosing to pay in installments, customers must have a credit card on file. If check or cash is not received by the payment date, the credit card will be charged. There is a $25 dollar returned check fee. All payments are non-refundable and all installments are expected regardless of the student's status in class. Late fees may be charged for payments not received within 5 days of the installment date. No student will be permitted to perform in the June performance if there are outstanding balances on the account.
Dress Code Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Tap Girls : Pink convertible tights, pink ballet shoes/black jazz shoes/black tap shoes, leotard (see chart below) and hair must be in a bun. Boys : Black shorts or black jazz pants, white tee shirt and black ballet shoes/black jazz shoes/black tap shoes. Flamenco Girls : Leotard or shirt, mid to ankle length skirt, tan character shoes or Flamenco shoes Boys : Black pants, white shirt, hard soled shoes or Flamenco shoes Musical Theater Girls : Leotard, tights, tan character shoes Boys : Black pants or shorts, white tee shirt, black jazz shoes Hip Hop Girls : Leotard or solid color shirt, black jazz pants or solid color shorts, jazz sneakers or non marking outsole sneakers Boys : Black pants or shorts, white or black tee shirt, non-marking outsole sneakers or jazz sneakers
Leotard Color Chart Creative Movement = Pink Pre-Ballet = Light blue Ballet 1 and Ballet 2 = Navy Blue Roots Division consult your teacher for specific color