Attendance Policy: There is no penalty for an absence however; it is in the best interest of the student to attend all classes. We ask that you communicate with your child’s teacher about any future absences you may know about or any previous absences, so a makeup class can be arranged (for REC Program).
MakeUp Policy (ONLY FOR REC PROGRAM): In the event of an absence your child is allowed to makeup a class within the same quarter. Students may only make up the same style and level class or level lower. You are welcomed and encouraged to travel to different YMCA/Anytime Fitness branches. Please email sara@CarolinaDanceCollaborative.org to notify CDC Staff of the day and location you would like to makeup.
Refund Policy: CDC has a no refund policy. There will be no refunds for any missed classes, class cancellations due to weather, acts of God, anything outside of our control, or if your child chooses not to participate.
Performance Policy: It is at the discretion of the teacher to determine if the student will or will not be able to perform in any performances. Any child who misses more than half the program’s duration will not be able to participate in a performance/ studio demonstration.
Class Cancellation: Notification regarding class cancellation due to weather will be announced through your school or through parent portal email. No money will be returned for class cancellations. Please note our makeup policy.
Crying Child Policy: We will work with you and your child to achieve success in bringing happy dancers into the classroom without mom. This is a gradual process for most babies. From our previous experience a crying child can create a domino effect, therefore we will escort all crying babies out of the room or ask them not to enter until they are comfortable in doing so. Any crying child will need to wait outside the classroom with their parent/guardian, watching in the window until they feel confident to come back in. Sometimes it takes our little dancers a couple of weeks to warmup. Before the first day of class we ask that you speak to your child about any fears they may have and assure them that you be able to see them through the window. We will not actively invite parents to come into the room but if you think your child will have greater success by your walking them in than we understand.
Potty Training Policy: Teacher and Students are not allowed to leave the classroom until dismissal unless it is an absolute emergency, therefore we ask that your child be potty trained before beginning dance. This is to ensure minimal interruptions, safety of students, and comfort for both parent and student!
YMCA & Anytime Fitness House rules (only for recreational program)
FACILITY ● Respect the space.
○ Do not allow children to touch or play with any exercise equipment
○ Pick up after yourself; throw away all trash
○ No pets are allowed in the space
○ All girls (even if adult is supervising) must use the Girls Bathroom at the Caine Halter and Eastside YMCA branches.
○ If you have misplaced an item please check YMCA Lost and Found at the front desk of each branch.
Items only stay in their lost and found for 2 weeks.
PICK UP/ DROP OFF ● Children must ALWAYS be supervised.
○ Please watch your child before class and while entering the dance room.
● Beginning of Class:
○ Students are not permitted to enter the dance studio until the teacher is present. If you arrive early, allow teachers to get set up for the class. They will open the doors 5 minutes prior to class starting.
○ If you are running late please enter the room with discretion as to not interrupt the flow of the class.
○ In the event that you are 15 minutes late or more your child is still welcome to join but will be ask to sit and observe class. They will have missed warmup which is essential to participating, but can still absorb information while observing.
● After Class:
○ Please come inside the YMCA/Anytime Fitness facility to pickup your child. Students are not permitted to exit the facility on their own.
○ The teacher will open the door and watch each child go to their parent/guardian
○ Please inform your teacher ahead of time if someone else other than a parent/guardian will be picking up your child.
○ If you are not outside the room directly at the end of class, students will be asked to to wait with the teacher either inside the studio (if there is another class) or in the lobby with the teacher. Please be on time!
○ If there is not a class immediately following, teachers will wait up to 5 minutes after your child’s class.
The safety of our staff, families, and students is our #1 priority; their health and wellbeing is of utmost importance to our organization. Carolina Dance Collaborative has adopted measures as recommended by the CDC to reduce the spread of COVID-19 where applicable. Please read our protocols below for how we are handling COVID-19, you will be asked to sign the agreement before registering for classes. Those who disregard the following will be asked to leave class.
Sanitation & Temperature Checks:
Hand washing/hand sanitizer will be required upon entering and exiting the building. Hand sanitizer will be available at all times throughout class.
Instructors will sanitize barres and props before and after class
Temperature checks will be taken by the YMCA when coming into the facility. The Carolina Dance Collaborative will be taking temperature checks of each instructor before classes begin as well as parent and student temperatures prior to entering the classroom if a facility does not do this for us.
Student Social Distancing and Masks:
Students will have assigned spots for dancing and their things. These spots will be marked off by tape or square spots on the floor and be more than 6 feet apart.
Masks are not required but highly recommended to and from class and for times when social distancing is less likely. I.e. bathroom breaks, pickup and drop off. Unless government mandated, masks are not required when dancing as teachers will place their students 6 ft apart throughout class.
Masks are not required for parents during drop off and pick up but are also highly recommended. We understand with the beginning of the session this drop off is harder for our younger students. Please read below for more information.
Parent Wait Time During Classes and Interactions with Other Families:
Parents are not allowed inside the classroom during class times and are asked to wait outside the building unless you are a member of the gym and would like to workout during that time (We are adhering to the guidelines set by the YMCA and Anytime Fitness facilities). PLEASE KNOW THAT IF YOU HAVE A YOUNG CHILD YOU ARE MORE THEN WELCOME TO BRING THEM INTO THE CLASSROOM UNTIL THEY ARE COMFORTABLE BEFORE LEAVING. WE ASK THAT YOU TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE BATHROOM BEFORE CLASS. UPON ENTERING YOUR TEMPERATURE WILL BE CHECKED, PLEASE COME BACK OUT TO OUR DROP OFF ZONE WHEN YOU ARE DONE.
Only Anytime Fitness members are allowed to stay within the facility ($85 enrollment fee waived), otherwise parents are asked to watch from the outside window (you should still be able to see your child). When watching from the outside we ask that you maintain 6 feet apart from all other households. You are able to become an Anytime Fitness member with no enrollment fee ($85) and exercise while your child is taking class. Memberships are offered on a month to month basis.
YMCA locations are similar in that no guests are allowed inside the building except for members and non-member parents who would like to take their child to the bathroom or drop them off inside the classroom. They will be asked to wait outside during class times as explained in detail for each location below:
George I. Theisen (GIT)> parents cannot watch outside the studio as congregating is not allowed, no common areas are open at this time. You will be asked to drop off your child at the entrance and can come back after class to pick up your child. We apologize that you won't be able to view your little dancers, trust us... we wish this so much for you.
Verdae> parents will be asked to drop off their child outside the entrance and watch from the outdoor windows into the studio. When watching from the outside we ask that you maintain 6 feet apart from all other households. There is a wonderful park/playground as well as sand volleyball court that can be used to entertain your other children while waiting for your dancer to finish class.
Caine Halter> parents cannot watch outside the studio as congregating is not allowed, no common areas are open at this time. You will be asked to drop off your child at the amphitheater space next to the fountain right outside the entrance. We apologize that you won't be able to view your little dancers.
Powdersville> parents cannot watch outside the studio as congregating is not allowed, no common areas are open at this time. You will be asked to drop off your child at the entrance and can come back after class to pick up your child. We apologize that you won't be able to view your little dancers, trust us... we wish this so much for you.
We ask that all people on property practice the CDC guidelines of a 6 ft distance (no handshakes or embraces) in their social interactions with those not in their family. Please be especially mindful of supervising children’s social interactions and their practice of social distancing.
Drop off and pick up procedures will be emailed to all registered students by September 12th
Any enrolled student or family member of a student who has symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19 must notify Carolina Dance Collaborative staff immediately to inform other exposed students. Said student will not be allowed to participate in taking classes until after he or she self quarantines and is cleared to be no longer contagious by his or her doctor. Online virtual class options will be given for these individuals enrolled, but no refunds will be given.
If either staff or student (or family) tests positive and came to class without knowing, that particular class will move to an online platform for one-two weeks (14 days from when symptoms started for that individual, or 10 days after testing positive). The timeframe of this depends on when the individual came to class as well. If the individual noticed symptoms prior to class and decided not to come then in-person option would remain.
If either the YMCA or Anytime Fitness facilities close due to an increase in COVID cases, classes will move online to a Zoom platform. Refunds will not be given and classes will finish out the session online. We do not for-see this happening again but we must follow the guidelines of the facilities that we hold classes in.
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending dance classes with the Carolina Dance Collaborative and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including but not limited to, Carolina Dance Collaborative, participants and their families.
I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child or myself including, but not limited to illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind. On my behalf, and on behalf of my child, I hereby release, covenant not to sue Carolina Dance Collaborative, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Carolina Dance Collaborative and its employees whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any dance class/program.
As a parent/guardian, you will be asked to sign this waiver upon completion of registration
Student Code of Conduct
CDC after school programming should demonstrate high standards of ethics and promote the development of good character and other important life skills. The highest potential of dance is achieved when participants are committed to pursuing integrity with honor according to five core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, and caring. This Code applies to all students involved in CDC after-school programming. Students must also adhere to the Code of Conduct and attendance policies at their specific school’s site. TRUSTWORTHINESS
Trustworthiness — be worthy of trust in all I do.
Integrity — live up to high ideals of ethics and always pursue honor; do what’s right even when it’s unpopular or personally costly.
Honesty — live and compete honorably; don’t lie, cheat, steal or engage in any other dishonest conduct.
Reliability — fulfill commitments; do what I say I will do; be on time to classes and performances.
Loyalty — be loyal to my school and classmates; put the class above personal glory.
Respect — treat all people with respect all the time and require the same of other students.
Class — live and dance with class; be a good team player; compliment and encourage extraordinary performance, show sincere respect.
Disrespectful Conduct — don’t engage in disrespectful conduct of any sort including profanity, obscene gestures, offensive remarks of a sexual or racial nature, trash-talking, taunting, boastful celebrations, or other actions that demean individuals or dance itself.
Respect Teachers — treat Dance Teachers with respect; don’t complain about or argue with teachers or their decisions during or after a class or performance. Do not speak while the Teacher is talking.
Role-Modeling — Remember, participation in dance is a privilege, I am expected to represent my school, teachers, and CDC with honor, in and out of the classroom. Consistently exhibit good character and conduct yourself as a positive role model. Suspension or termination of the participation privilege is within the sole discretion of the school administration.
Self-Control — exercise self-control; don’t fight or show excessive displays of anger or frustration; have the strength to overcome the temptation to retaliate.
Healthy Lifestyle — safeguard your health; don’t use any illegal or unhealthy substances including alcohol, tobacco and drugs or engage in any unhealthy techniques to gain, lose or maintain weight.
Integrity — commit yourselves to class by focusing on directions and the exercises and combinations at hand.
FAIRNESS: Be Fair — live up to high standards of fair play; be open-minded; always be willing to listen and learn. CARING
Concern for Others — demonstrate concern for others; never intentionally engage in reckless behavior that might cause injury to myself or others.
Classmates — help promote the well-being of classmates by positive counseling and encouragement or by reporting any unhealthy or dangerous conduct to an adult.
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