2019-2020 Handbook

Be an Inspiration: Inspire children and young adults to “BE” the change in human kindness. Enhance self-esteem and foster a positive environment that promotes bettering themselves and bettering the community we live in. We want to provide an inclusive environment that inspire students and gives them the opportunity to get involved in special inclusive programs and community projects.

Be an Encourager: We rise by encouraging others. At Just Be, we strive to encourage our dance families to reach beyond their potential, strive for excellence in themselves, and enjoy the journey! Physical, Emotional, and intellectual help for all ages is provided in many forms along the way to promote strong self-confidence, self-respect, discipline through their love of dance!

Be an Innovator: We want to be an industry leader by providing programs, seminars, and workshops that are more than just dance. We strive to stay ahead of the ever-changing dance industry by continuing our education and creating innovative syllabi and curriculum’s that are fun and engaging while also mentors and inspires!

*Proud to offer a Certified dance program for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and other learning differences and special needs!

*We offer dance families seminars, and workshops through a certified program that provides parents confidence and life changing opportunities for students.

*Proud Youth Protection Advocates in Dance studio:

As a YPAD Certified Studio, we strive to hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and accountability by implementing safe boundaries and healthy artistry within our dance settings.

Being YPAD Certified Means All Staff and Faculty Are:

  • Background Checked/CPR
  • Certified Mandated Reporters/ Trained in Prevention of Abuse,
  • Positive Role Models in Body Image,
  • Language and Behavior Trained in Emotional Health,
  • Physical Safety and Psychology of Injury,
  • Understanding of Nutrition and Eating Disorders,
  • Committed to Age Appropriate Artistic Choices in Music, Costumes, Movement and Concepts
  • Healthy and Safe Social Media Practices

 

Monthly Tuition and Fees:

30 min weekly class: $50

1 weekly class: $65

2 weekly classes: $85

3 weekly classes: $105

4 weekly classes: $125

5 weekly classes: $145

6 weekly classes: $165

  • Family Discount: 1st student regular price, 10% off 2nd child, 3 or more additional savings will be applied.
  • We use an easy sliding scale to calculate tuition rates.
  • Tuition Consists of 9.5 monthly installments for the 2018-2019 season.

TUITION DUE: 1st auto drafts or 10th of each month. Please select e-payment option in the billing section of the parent portal.

Fees:

  • Registration Fee *non-refundable: $35 Student – $70 Family max
  • Recital Fees: $55 per student, $25 additional family fee.
  • Costume Fees: $70 per student/ **$25-$65 Extra apply per class TBD

Attire: We have partnered with Lebo’s and Curtain Call Online

Rock Hill: 2349 Cherry Rd Suite 73 or Pineville: 8326 Pineville-Matthews Rd

For Questions or Concerns Contact:

Info@justbedanceacademy.com or call 704-519-6618

Register Online: www.justbedanceacademy.com

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JBDA Important Dates

August 19, 2019 – May 31, 2020

 

August 1st– 10th Tuition Due
August 17th Week following Classes Begin
September: All Month Long Bring A Friend
October 5th Indian Land Fall Festival
October: Mon. 21st – Sat. 26th Parent Preview/Halloween Dance Party
October 31st Afternoon Classes Closed/

FM Trunk or Treat event

November :1st or 10th w/tuition *Costume fees due
November :24th Company Dancers Southern Christmas Show
November: Mon. 25th– Sat. 30th **Closed for Thanksgiving Break**
December 5th Christmas Parade
December: Mon.14th– Sat. 20th Parent and Student Holiday Dance Party
December: Sat. 21st- January Fri. 3rd *Closed Winter Break**
January: 17th-19th Company Dancers optional Convention: Showstoppers
February 15th: Recital Fees Due
February:  10th -15th Sweetheart Dance Week
February 15th Daddy Daughter/ Mother Son Dance
March 23rd-28th Parent Preview
March: TBD Student Movie night
March for JBDA mommas All month we celebrate and highlight JBDA Moms
March and April TBD Company Dancers Competitions
April 6th-14th **Closed for Spring Break**
May 4th – 9th Picture Week
May 15th or May 29th Production Rehearsals
May 16th or May 30th Recital (TBD)

 

 

* Recital Date and Time will be determined by September 1st.

*Fees include costumes and tights

*Recital package includes tickets for up to 6 family members and a digital download video.

*JBDA is planning some awesome community events, parades, studio family fun events, fun class weeks and more. Events and Dates to come!

Tuition:

* Our payment schedule is divided up into 9.5 monthly payments.  There are no make-up days for holidays. JBDA’s in-session classes are a total 37 weeks, this excludes weeks off for holidays. The session is then divided into 9.5 payments. August will be prorated!

*Classes must meet a minimum number of enrollments, should a class not meet that it will be canceled. We will work with the students enrolled in canceled class to find another great fit!

Auto-draft/E-payments – This is our most popular and simple payment method, in which you pay your fees monthly installments through our Auto Draft provider.  This convenient draft will be drafted on the 1st or the 10th of each month.

*If payments decline you have 2 days to pay to avoid the overdue fees.

 Overdue fees will accrue a late fee of $15 and if fees remain unpaid in week 4 of classes students will not be permitted to participate in their lessons.

**Please note: All students are invoiced based on 9-monthly basis/per term so your invoice will be the same each month unless you change classes. If you decide to withdraw from classes mid-month for any reason, you will still be charged for the entire invoiced period. No refund will be made after tuition is paid. If you would like to withdraw please notify the office through e-mail with proper notice before the start of the next month.

Refunds will NOT be issued for missed classes due to cancellation or public holiday – where possible, we will endeavor to arrange make-up lessons for classes cancelled by Just Be Dance Academy or will offer an alternative class. We encourage all students to participate in our end of the year recital as it a great way for children to build confidence, however if for any reason you decide to drop the class you may do so. You will not be charged for any months after you drop, we encourage one to at least finish out the month as the only time you will not be refunded is if you drop mid-month.

Registration Fees are non-refundable!

Recital: $55 per student, $25 for addition siblings. Just Be Dance Academy will hold its annual recital either May 16th or May 30th.  Date and time will be determined by September 1st, 2018. Students are encouraged to participate but are in no way obligated to do so, however if you decide not to participate in the recital, you must notify the studio by Feb. 1st.

Costume Fees: Recreational Classes – $70.00 per class. Company Costumes –  Average $75- $105

*See calendar for recital fee due dates.

*Each class has 1 costume per class. JBDA will try hard to keep costs down for 2nd or 3rd costumes.

*Our payment schedule is divided up into 9.5 monthly payments.

*There are no make-up days for holidays.

*Classes must meet a minimum number of enrollments, should a class not meet that it will be canceled. We will work with the students enrolled in canceled class to find another great fit!

Code of Conduct

To ensure the smooth, safe running of Just Be Dance Academy and an enjoyable experience by all, below you will find our code of conduct. As always, we are open to feedback, so if any of the requirements outlined below are unclear or concerning, please give us a call to discuss further.  Following a formal meeting, we do reserve the right to dismiss or take disciplinary action on any students or parents who breach our studio’s code of conduct.

Families who do not comply with their fee or costume payment obligations may be charged a late fee, and/or excluded from performances. External debt collection may occur when fees remain overdue and this will be at the expense of the client. Costume expenses are the responsibility of the parent, and costumes will not be issued to students with unpaid class fees.

No classes (including private lessons) or teachers are to be disturbed unless it is an emergency. Parents are not to approach teachers or students during class and if messages or food/drink/medication needs to be passed on to a student, it must be done through a Just Be Dance Academy staff member. All parents must wait in the waiting areas or outside of the studios until classes have been dismissed.

We are unable to take responsibility for our students before or after their scheduled classes and it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure their child is picked up and dropped off on time. In the case of an emergency or unavoidable delay, please contact the studio immediately to inform us of the situation so we can keep your child calm and safe until they can be collected.

Any questions or complaints must go through reception – parents and students are not permitted to contact Just Be Dance Academy teachers via phone, in person, or via email / social networking with studio issues unless it has been broached with the principal first. Personal meetings with the studio principal can happily be arranged via reception.

In the very rare case of a parent or student showing disrespect or defamation to any parent, staff member or student, a meeting will be called immediately and dismissal may be considered at the discretion of the principal. Physical, mental, emotional or cyber bullying by parents, staff or students will not be tolerated and may result in dismissal from the studio.

Just Be Dance Academy takes no responsibility for any stolen or misplaced property on the studio premises and we encourage our families to avoid bringing valuable items into the studio where possible.

Just Be Dance Academy management reserves the right to change teachers or timetabling when necessary at any time throughout the year. Choreography, costuming and studio policies remain the intellectual property of Just Be Dance Academy and may not be reproduced or sold by any students, parents or staff without permission of the director.

Safety:

With the safety of our families a number one priority, Just Be dance Academy is very serious about upholding Child Protection laws and policies within the studio as well as at public performances and in the online arena (website and social media). As a YPAD Certified Studio, we also strive to hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and accountability by implementing safe boundaries and healthy artistry within our dance settings.

As part of your registration, you will have read and signed a media waiver allowing us to proudly use images and video footage of your student for advertising and promotional purposes. Should you have any concerns whatsoever with signing this declaration, please see our reception staff who will happily assist you.

We have several viewing windows / parent viewing sessions / and will be installing CCTV cameras within the studio rehearsal space which can be checked by parents and family members from the comfort of our waiting area.

Just Be Dance Academy is a Youth Protections in Dance (YPAD) certified studio.

Being YPAD Certified Means All Staff and Faculty Are:

  • Background Checked/CPR Certified
  • Mandated Reporters/ Trained in Prevention of Abuse
  • Positive Role Models in Body Image, Language and Behavior
  • Trained in Emotional Health, Physical Safety and Psychology of Injury
  • Understanding of Nutrition and Eating Disorders
  • Committed to Age Appropriate Artistic Choices in Music, Costumes, Movement and Concepts
  • Healthy and Safe Social Media Practices

The directors and staff at Just Be Dance Academy are educated in the negative impact of inappropriate music and costume selection when it comes to performing dance routines and are wholeheartedly committed to ensuring children in all of our dance routines are not subjected to any inappropriate songs or costuming. We recognize that songs with sexist, explicit, violent, racist, homophobic or criminal content may influence our dancers and/or audience and will strive to avoid using such music.  We are committed to restricting costumes that project sexuality, contain explicit graphic or textual content.

Our staff members have all been trained in first aid. We enforce a nut-free policy at the studio to ensure the safety of any students or parents with allergies to nuts or nut products and encourage gluten and dairy free foods when involved in fundraisers or studio events.

Just Be Dance Academy’s Social Media Policy refers to all social networking sites, video/photo sharing sites, blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, podcasts, forums, instant messaging and geo-spatial tagging (for example, Facebook check-ins). Please see below for our regulations regarding Social Media and feel free to contact our office staff if you have any questions.

– Please remember that your anonymity on Social Media is never guaranteed and to exercise caution when posts, images or videos identify children in your care.

– Remain mindful that your behavior on Social Media remains in keeping with Just Be Dance Academy’s code of conduct as outlined in page 8 of this handbook.

– Any comments or posts perceived to be obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, discriminatory or hateful towards Just Be Dance Academy staff, students or families may subject the owner to disciplinary or legal action.

– Should you wish to engage on Social Media while identifying as a studio volunteer or employee, you may only do so with integrity, respect, and adhere to privacy and confidentiality policy.

– Any content revealing or referring to sensitive studio information is not allowed to be shared online.

– Intellectual property laws (for example, curriculum, costume design and choreography) must be observed by all studio patrons when posting online.

– While affiliated with our studio, (for example, images of your child in Just Be Dance Academy uniforms) we will not tolerate any posts that are racially, sexually, physically or religiously offensive.

– All matters pertaining directly to the studio – whether it be fees, scheduling, placements or performance opportunities – may not be communicated via Social Media. We have an open-door policy and encourage all communication, complaints and feedback to be communicated to the director directly.

Image Release:

I, the undersigned, give permission for Just Be Dance Academy to use video footage and / or photographs of my child. This usage may include (but is not exclusive to) displaying publicly, distributing, or publishing, photographs, and/or video of my child for use in materials that include, but may not be limited to:

– printed materials (eg – brochures and newsletters)

– online and offline advertising and promotion

– videos and digital images such for use on Social Media.

As a YPAD certified studio we are committed to healthy and safe social media and marketing practices.

I acknowledge that I am giving unrestricted permission for my child’s image to be used in print, video, and digital media. I agree that these images may be used by Just Be Dance Academy for a variety of purposes and that these images may be used without further notification. I do understand that any identifying information including surname and location will not be used in conjunction with any video or digital images.

 

 

Signature________________________________ Date ______________________

 

Hold Harmless Agreement

I, by acknowledgement and complete agreement below, hereby declare both personally and/or as parent and/or legal guardian of the child that is or maybe less than 18 years of age (either party hereafter referred to as I and/or We) the following:

So that I and/or We can enjoy activities for which I may not be skilled I and/or We are informed that there is some inherent unavoidable risks, known and unknown, that may cause harm, loss, personal injury and in the most extreme cases even potentially death, in participating in any course of physical activity. Some risks cannot be avoided without destroying the unique character of these activities and can also be the cause of loss or damage to others, equipment and/or others personal property. Certain risks are indigenous to physical contact sports that involve any form of dance and any other activity that student, client, or spectator willfully engages in relation to or in affiliation with Just Be Dance Academy.

I and /or we expressively agree that I and/or we fully assume 100% complete and full responsibility for all risks described above and/or any of others known or unknown. And hereby hold harmless and release 100% of all and any liability and discharge Just Be Dance Academy LLC, and/or each and every student, client, Owner, Operator, Officer, Partner, contractor, teacher, employee, agent, representative, and/or assessors or assigns from any and all manners of action or actions, lawsuits, debts, liens, contracts, agreements, promises, insinuations, liabilities, claims, rights, obligations, negligence, damages, loses, and expenses of any nature whatsoever, known and unknown for which I and/or we have may have or may ever hereafter against each and/or every of the above referenced persons and/or entities by reason of use of any of the facilities, participating in any course of exercise , and/or any affiliation whatsoever with the all above.

I and/or We represent that students/Participants are in good physical and/or mental condition and that He/She has no impairments, ailments, disabilities or special circumstances to prevent them from undertaking any activity. And that if I and/or We have or become aware of a medical history, disorder, condition, concern, or any other doubt regarding any physical or mental issue that I and/or We should seek the consultation and/or examination of a Professional licensed physician before engaging in any and all activity or affiliation.

Furthermore, none of the parties above can unfortunately be held responsible, accountable, or liable for any and all personal property or public property in care of the undersigned. This includes but is not limited to damage, theft, or destruction of the same thereof and that I and/or We assume 100% full responsibility and risks of such property.

I and/or We finally acknowledge carefully reading, completely understanding, and agreeing 100% with the entire document releasing and discharging all and any future claims known and unknown expressively waiving any rights I may have against any of the above. I and/or We fully realize and understand that this is a binding legal document which completely eliminates any claims and effects any rights I may have with any affiliation specifically with Just Be Dance Academy LLC, all above, successors and/or assigns.

Student:_____________________________            Parent:____________________

Signature:_____________________________        Date:______________________