Hair should be SECURELY pulled away from face and neck (bangs allowed - see pictures below).
Attire must consist of a sleeved leotard, tights & skirt or pant and pink ballet shoes. (For proper fit, shoes & leotards are available at Standing Ovation. Tights are available through RDC. All items may be purchased at our Open House for your convenience.) You can view a complete explanation of our attire on our Dress Code page.
Long hair can be pulled back in a bun or ponytail (or secured with clips - not shown).
Bobbed hair can be pulled back with a hair band or secured with hair clips.
Studio Etiquette -
Use Door #1for all entrances and exits to the church building.
Arrive 15 minutes early and be dressed & ready for class five minutes prior to the beginning class time. Hair should be pulled back and required rehearsal garments should be worn [see above].
Prior to class, students must check-in at the welcome desk to confirm attendance and proper attire.
Parents and guests may observe class when invited into the classroom space by the instructor ON THE FIRST CLASS DAY OF EACH MONTH. This is the last 10 minutes of class.
No chewing gum in the studio.
Rowdiness, rough-housing, destruction or defacing of property will not be tolerated. Lack of courtesy, sarcasm, insolence, foul language, insults, malicious teasing, and rude remarks are prohibited.
Family members may wait in the designated waiting area until such time to retrieve students.
A parent or other responsible adult or sibling is required to pick-up students from the reception area. For the protection of your child, no one will be allowed to pick them up unless their name is listed on your registration paperwork.
Financial Policies -
Tuition is due the first of the month and will be considered late if not received by the 10th. LATE FEE FOR TARDY TUITION PAYMENTS IS $10. We encourage you to pay in a timely manner.
Returned checks will result in a $30 NSF fee.
Accounts must be paid in full by April 1st. You may pay your entire account at any time, though doing so does not provide for a discount. Your monthly tuition includes class lessons, performance garments and use of RDC property.
Discounts for multiple-student families are as follows: 10% 2nd student, 15% 3rd student, 25% 4th student, 50% 5th student, 6th and subsequent siblings FREE! (Subject to enrollment in same dance season.)
Any withdrawals from classes after September 30th must be communicated in writing to the RDC business office. As per financial covenant, withdrawing after this date does not release you from financial responsibility. As we require a season-long commitment, we ask that you carefully consider your commitment level. Withdrawing before the September 30th date releases you from further financial responsibility.
Annual Registration Fee - All students pay (once each year) a registration fee to accompany their registration form. Fees are as follows: $35 registration fee for a new student; $25 for returning students. Registration fees are non-refundable.
Missed lessons - We do not reduce tuition for missed lessons due to absence. In the event of inclement weather, make-up classes will be scheduled if more than one class has been canceled.
The River Dance Company c/o Central Church 5801 Schwartz Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46835 260.267.0664