ATTENDANCE

IN THE EVENT OF ABSENCE, MAKE-UP CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE. WE ENCOURAGE DANCERS TO MAKE UP THE CLASS WITH-IN THAT SAME MONTH IF POSSIBLE, OR IF YOU KNOW IN ADVANCE YOUR CHILD WILL BE ABSENT, HAVE THE MAKE UP DONE BEFORE JANUARY 1ST. Make up classes are available september through March. Make up classes are not allowed after March 1st! THERE ARE NO DEDUCTIONS ON MONTHLY TUITION DUE TO ABSENCE.PLEASE SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH MISS COLLEEN WITH QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

 

BEHAVIOR

OUR HOPE IS TO BUILD COMMUNITY INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE STUDIO. WE WANT YOUR CHILD TO FEEL SAFE. NO TEASING, HORSEPLAY, FOUL LANGUAGE OR DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR IS ALLOWED. MPAC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISMISS ANY STUDENT(S) FROM CLASS FOR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR.

 

CLASS ATTIRE

A NEAT APPEARANCE HELPS YOUR CHILD FEEL LIKE A DANCER, AND REALIZE THAT DANCE CLASS IS SPECIAL. DANCERS SHOULD WEAR FORM FITTING work out CLOTHES THEY FEEL COMFORTABLE MOVING IN. It is our goal to get your child moving and hopefully sweaty! Leggings, Tank Tops and a long sleeve shirt works perfect! LEOTARDS ARE ENCOURAGED BUT NOT REQUIRED. PLEASE NO JEWELRy! Please no dresses! Denim Jeans, shorts and Jeggings are not allowed! Please bring your dance shoes to every class!

 

STUDIO HOLIDAYS

THE STUDIO WILL BE CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY, THANKSGIVING,BLACK FRIDAY (THE FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING) AND MEMORIAL DAY! MPAC WILL NOT HOLD CLASSES ON THESE DATES AND MAKE UP CLASSES WILL NOT SCHEDULED. PLEASE ATTEND ANY OTHER CLASS TO MAKE UP THE CLASS TIME. WE RECOMMEND ATTENDING A MAKE UP CLASS BEFORE JANUARY 1ST WHEN CLASSES ARE WORKING ON CHOREOGRAPHY FOR THE RECITAl.There are no make up classes after MArch 1st!

 

SNOW DAYS

SNOW DAYS WILL BE CALLED FOR THE SAFTEY OF EVERYONE! MAKE UP CLASSES WILL NOT SCHEDULED. PLEASE ATTEND ANY OTHER CLASS TO REDEEM THE MISSed CLASSES TIME.

 

 

Studio Rules

 

  • Only dances registered for the class are allowed on the dance floor during class & disco time.

  • Student should not touch mirrors, hang on ballet bars or Jump on the mats.

  • Please have all dancers use the rest room before class.

  • No food or drink is allowed on the dance floor.

  • Only water will be allowed during class. There is no eating while class is in session.

  • Pink Ballet and black Tap shoes are required for all Ballet/Tap combo classes.

  • Dancers should have hair pulled back in a ponytail, bun or braid. There should be no hair hanging in the dancer’s face. We provide hair ties at the front desk.

  • Please no sitting during class (unless asked). The chairs are for the audience (parents) and the window ledge is for no one.

  • students need to be officially registered for the class to preform in the recital! Dancers can not use make up classes to join another class.

  • MPAC staff is happy to help dancers change from Ballet to Tap shoes but we do ask that if you are at the studio with your child please help your child change their shoes.

  • The audience should be respectful of the dancers and keep the volume down and distractions to a minimum.

  • class time is for dance instruction, not for discussing bills or for sizing dance shoes.

  • No Street shoes are allowed on the dance floor.

  • No gum allowed in class.

  • Students must wait inside the building to be picked up.

 

Health

You know your child best!  Please do not bring your child to dance class if they are sick. 

Your child should NOT come to class if he or she has/is:

A fever of 100 degrees F (orally) or higher in the past 24 hours WITHOUT fever-reducing medication

Vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours

An undiagnosed skin rash

Untreated live head lice

 

Our policies follow the Minneapolis school system.