8060 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22153 |
703-440-9000 | staff@hbeats.com

Summer 2017 Dance Policies

Registration / Tuition

A registration fee of $25 per family is due at the time of registration along with the first month of tuition. The registration fee holds your place in the class and is non-refundable.

Dance Tuition for the Summer Session is due in its entirety at the time of registration. All returned checks will be subject to a $35 fee. Please make all checks payable to "HeartBeats Music and Dance."

Make-Up Classes

If you miss a class due to illness or family emergency you may call or email the studio to set up a time to make-up in another similar class if one exists. Please notify the studio as soon as possible if you are going to miss a class. This opens up make-up spaces for other students and ensures the availability of a make-up class for you. Please note that attendance is important to the learning process and you are expected to be in your assigned class each week unless an unavoidable problem arises. Excessive absenteeism may result in your inability to participate in upcoming performances and will inhibit your advancement to the next class level.

Cancellations and Refunds

Withdrawal from a class requires a two week notice and must be given directly to the desk staff, NOT TO THE TEACHER. Refunds for any pre-paid tuition will be issued in the form of a studio account credit for the full amount of any remaining classes after the two week notice period, or in the form of the original payment for the full amount of any remaining classes minus a $25 administrative fee.

Parent / Guardian Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all school activities such as viewing days, recitals, extra classes, and dates the school is open and closed. The school will post notices primarily via email. It is the parent's responsibility to regularly check to ensure they are informed. It is also the responsibility of the parent or adult student to inform the school of any address, phone or email changes. HeartBeats is a technology-based studio and our primary method of communication is via email for notices and receipts. It is the responsibility of each family to ensure that they are receiving and reading studio emails.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, Perfect Pointe class cancellations generally follow Fairfax County School District closings. We will also post cancellations on our website and Facebook page for your convenience. If school has been cancelled we may still open for afternoon and evening classes if road conditions improve. When in doubt, always check the website - we try to make closing decisions at least 2 hours prior to any affected classes. You may schedule make-ups for these missed classes - refunds will not be given.

Care of Students

The school cannot provide before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 5 are asked to remain close to the school during classes. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time before or after lessons. Please provide a cell phone number in case of emergencies.

Injuries

Dance is a physically challenging activity. While all due care is taken to provide proper warm-ups and instruction, parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal lesson activity or other activity conducted by the students before, during or after lesson time.

Photo and Video Release

HeartBeats is hereby granted permission to take photographs and videos of students for use on its web sites and printed promotional materials. Permission is also hereby granted for the school to copyright such photographs and videos in its name.

Dress Code

Students who are not properly attired may be asked to sit out of class. Teachers may request students wear specific items from this list if they feel it is beneficial for their specific class. All students are expected to be respectful of these requests. No loose jewelry or gum chewing will be permitted in any class.

Creative Movers Adults

Comfortable clothes that you can move in. Bare feet or ballet slippers.

Creative Movers Toddlers

Dance leotard and tights, with or without skirt, pink ballet slippers and hair pulled back recommended for girls. Comfortable clothes that you can move in and black ballet shoes recommended for boys.

Jr. and Sr. Pre-school Combo Girls

Black dance leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black patent leather tap shoes (please replace ribbons with elastics to facilitate shoe changes or purchase elastic or buckle shoes), black, pink, or purple skirt optional (no tutus please), hair pulled back.

Dance Combo (Age 5 & 6 and Age 6 & 7) Girls

Black dance leotard, pink tights, black ballet slippers, black leather (not patent) Mary Jane or U-shell style tap shoes, black, pink, or purple skirt optional, hair pulled back.

Jr. and Sr. Pre-School Combo, Dance Combo Age 5 & 6 and 6 & 7 Boys

Black sweat pants, stretch pants, or shorts, black, white, or purple t-shirt, black ballet slippers, black leather lace up tap shoes.

Acro / Hip Hop & Tumble Girls

Any color/style leotard with fitted shorts and/or footless tights, bare feet, hair pulled securely back in bun/braid/twist (no loose ponytails). T-shirts, tank tops, jazz pants, loose shorts will NOT be permitted due to safety concerns. Students who are not properly attired WILL be asked to sit out of large portions of class.

Acro / Hip Hop & Tumble Boys

Any color fitted shorts and fitted tank top or t-shirt, bare feet. Loose t-shirts, tank tops, jazz pants, loose shorts will NOT be permitted due to safety concerns. Students who are not properly attired WILL be asked to sit out of large portions of class.

Ballet Girls Level I-III

Black or purple dance leotard, pink tights, black, pink, or purple ballet skirt or dance shorts optional, hair in a bun or twist (no loose ponytails), pink split-sole ballet shoes.

Girls Jazz, Modern, Dance Combo Age 7+, Musical Theater, Contemporary/Lyrical Level I-III

Black or purple dance leotard, tights (pink, tan, or black), black or purple shorts or leggings optional, hair pulled back, appropriate shoes as listed below.

Boys Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Dance Combo Age 7+, Musical Theater, Contemporary/Lyrical Level I-III

Black tight fitting jazz pants, shorts or tights and dance belt, tight fitting black, purple, or white t-shirt or tank top, appropriate shoes as listed below.

Level IV & V

May wear any colors they wish! (pink tights still preferred for ballet)

Hip Hop, Tap

Any color dance leotard or tight fitting t-shirt or tank top, tights and shorts or leggings, hair pulled back, appropriate shoes as listed below.

Adult Classes

Please see style guidelines above, but also feel free to wear leggings or other work-out clothes - whatever you feel comfortable in so long as instructors are able to see alignment. Hair pulled back, appropriate shoes as listed below.

Shoes

  • Dance Combo 7+ girls: Black leather (not patent) Mary Jane or U-shell style tap shoes and black split sole jazz shoe, no laces
  • Dance Combo 7+ boys: Black leather lace up tap shoes and black split sole jazz shoes
  • Acro / Hip Hop & Tumble: Bare feet
  • Ballet Boys: Black split-sole ballet shoes
  • Tap I/II girls: Black Leather (not patent) Mary Jane or U-shell style tap shoes
  • Tap I/II boys: Black lace up tap shoes
  • Tap III/IV & Adult Tap: Black Tap Oxfords or Jazz Taps
  • All Jazz & Musical Theater classes: black split-sole jazz shoes, no laces
  • Hip Hop/Adult Hip Hop Jazz Funk: Black Hip Hop dance sneakers
  • Contemporary/Lyrical: Half-sole ("pirouette") lyrical shoes