All studio information is posted in the lobby, emailed home, and also on our website. It is your responsibility to stay updated with deadlines and all other information.
All students are placed into a class level based on age and ability. Previous dance experience does not determine level placement. If the instructor and director feel that a student is incorrectly placed, he or she will be notified and moved to the correct level.
Please call or email the studio if your child is going to be absent. Strong attendance is a very big part of teamwork. We encourage the student to sit and watch class if an illness is non-contagious. Refunds are not available for missed classes. If a class is cancelled more than twice due to a snow day, we will schedule a make-up class.
Proper classroom etiquette is expected during all dance classes. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to your scheduled time so as not to disrupt the class, and to take full advantage of warming up.
Proper dress code is required for the instructor to see and correct proper body alignment and to prevent injury.
Classes can be viewed each week through our observation window or closed circuit TVs in the lobby! Watch week will happen twice a year, when the parents can come into the dance room for the last 10-15 minutes of class and see what their children have been working so hard towards! Watch weeks will happen in December and May.
When North Reading public schools are closed due to bad weather, East Coast Dance Center will also be closed. However, there are exceptions to this rule, such as roads being cleared by class time. Cancellations will be announced through email, social media, and the studio voicemail. If a class is cancelled more than twice due to a snow day, a make-up class will be scheduled.
East Coast Dance Center reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. In this event, another class will be suggested. If you are unable to continue in the new class and withdraw, any unused tuition will be refunded. Any late registrations/start dates will not be pro-rated. Withdrawal from any class at East Coast Dance Center must be in writing and given to director, and there will be no refunds for remaining weeks.
Costumes are priced per student/per class $75 for Creative Movement and Kindermoves, $80 for ages 7-18, and $85 for Adult XL sizes. Full costume payments are due November 10th. Alterations are the responsibility of the parent, should something need to be adjusted. *Size exchanges are subject to an additional $15 shipping/handling fee if the costume does not fit. Failure to pay costume fees will result in delayed ordering of your child's costume and $25 shipping and handling late fee will be charged to your account. If your account balance is not paid up to date with tuition or any other associated dance fees, your child will not be allowed to take home costumes. Costume Fees are non-refundable.
The Recital is our annual performance held in May of each spring, typically the second or third weekend. Final date is finalized late November. Please check our Tuition tab for our costume description required for Recital. This is truly a joyful experience for all dancers to showcase their hard work and dedication throughout the season. All classes age 2.9 Creative Movement and higher will perform. Dress Rehearsals are mandatory for all students, no exceptions. There will be at least two performances at NRHS, and all students age 5 & up will perform in both shows unless otherwise noted by director in April. Ticket Sales begin ONLINE 4/24 & 4/25. Time slots for each family to purchase will be assigned via lottery style early April for your designated show, $20 ea.
By registering and enrolling online, I fully understand that East Coast Dance Center and its staff cannot and will not be held responsible for any injuries that may occur while attending or participating in any studio activities including classes, rehearsals, recitals, & birthday parties. East Coast Dance Center and its staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items including personal belongings, dance shoes, costumes, accessories, etc. I give ECDC permission to use dance photos or videos of my child for internet & social media publicity or advertising purposes. I also understand that I am responsible for tuition payments and account balances. I have read the above policy statements and waiver of liability and hereby agree to comply with them.
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