Tracks of Study
Studio Track – Classes in this track are open to all interested students. Multiple sessions throughout the school year allow those who enjoy the performing arts to participate without long term commitment. This track is ideal for students new to dance as well as those who enjoy the performing arts, but who are also busy with other activities. Each session in the Studio Track concludes with an in studio observation so you can see the progress your young artist is making. There are no performance or costume fees for this track. Any classes missed can be made up during the same session in any appropriate studio track class as long as the office is notified in advance of the absence. Make up classes cannot be carried over to the next session and there are no refunds for missed or unused classes.
Conservatory Track – Young artists are invited to participate in this track based on their desire and dedication to participate. Placement is determined by a combination of age, ability, and maturity. The following expectations are made on those participating in this track:
1 – Regular class attendance.
2 – Trying your best. Focus, hard work and a positive attitude in class are the key components to striving for excellence.
3 – Adhering to the class dress code. With the exception of small stud or hoop earrings, no jewelry may be worn in class. Proper attire and footwear is important for both safety and the artist’s ability to see their alignment and develop body awareness. Dress code requirements for each class will be provided before the season begins.
4 – Participation in this program is a commitment from September 12, 2020, through June 12, 2021. Young artists accepted into the conservatory track agree to make their class times a priority in their schedule. Registration in this track is accepted until November 14, 2020, space permitting.
5 – Tuition will be paid as scheduled. For your convenience 1, 3 and 9 installment payment plans are available. Payments not made by the 5th of the month they are due will be assessed a $25 late fee. Payments returned for any reason will have a $35 bank charge added to the amount due. There will be no refunds on payments made unless the remaining classes are cancelled by The Conservatory of Performing Arts. If an account becomes 2 months delinquent, the young artist may not participate in classes until payment is arranged.
6 – Performance experience is required for the growth of the artist. Young artists are expected to participate in the end of season performance(s). Attendance at dress rehearsal is required for performing in the show(s). Accounts must be up to date before the performance for the young artist to be allowed to participate.
7 – If the young artist is unable to commit to the days / times of the class(es) recommended or there are additional requirements they are unable to meet, the artist may choose to register for a lower level class in the same style. Young artists accepted into the Conservatory track may request to be leveled in additional styles of dance.
8 – Young artists who do not want to or cannot make the commitment for the conservatory track for any reason are welcome to participate in the studio track. A request can be made to be considered for the conservatory track for the next season if circumstances change.
Student Assistant Program
Students aged 13 and older in the Conservatory Track are eligible to apply for the Student Assistant Program. This is an opportunity for students to assist in classes for younger students and learn more about teaching. Student assistants will earn credits towards their tuition for every hour they are assisting. Monthly classes to enhance their training will be provided. Student assistants 18 or older may also be hired as substitutes for their class upon the recommendation of the regular instructor. Please let us know if you are interested in more information on this program.