Policies

Rules and Regulations 

Please read and remember these guidelines to ensure the safety of the students, to maintain a disciplined environment and help our Dance school to function in an efficient manner. 

FEES

Each student has to register online. This is mandatory

  • Fees to be paid at the beginning of every session and are due on the first class of each session.
  • There will be a late fee of $20 if fees are not paid on the due date. No exceptions.
  • Payment of fees can be made online or by check.
  • No REFUNDS will be issued under any circumstance.
  • Entry fees or ticket amount for competitions are non-refundable and should be paid when due.
  • Costume and accessories will be rented to the students by Starrz Company and the rental amount will be charged separate as per complexity of the costume.
  • There will be separate charges for Dance Property and will be notified accordingly.

Dress Code

  • All students are required to come in StarrzTee shirts and comfortable pants (Active/sports Wear)
  • Do not wear Jeans to the class.
  • Closed toe shoes comfortable for dancing.
  • Knee pads at all times.
  • Hair must be properly pulled back from the face and tied neatly in a pony.
  • Big jewelry or watches should NOT be worn.

Class / Studio Rules

  • All students must arrive on time to the class.
  • SMILE  and Dance with full energy.
  • Water bottle and knee pads to be carried at all times
  • No chewing gum, candy or any snack during the class
  • Please keep silence when waiting outside the studio. Do not disturb other classes.
  • Only students allowed in the class. Parents are not allowed inside the studio.
  • Parents are not allowed to discuss any matter with the Dance Instructors at the time of the class.
  • No parents are allowed to instruct or comment on positioning of the kids in the dance
  • No siblings or friends allowed during the class
  • Teacher reserves the right to dismiss any student from the class who continuously disrupts

Attendance 

  • All classes including extra practices are mandatory
  • If for any valid reason a kid cannot attend please notify the teacher in advance
  • If any student misses more than two performance practices, that kid will not be allowed to perform that particular act. This applies to all groups
  • Cancelled classes will be made up at a later date
  • If you miss the class, there will be no make-up class.

Competition/Performance Selection & Rules

  • All kids,new as well as existing ones, will be auditioned to be placed in the competition groups
  • Each student will be assessed after every session to determine their level and will be placed in the groups accordingly
  • Starrz reserves the right to select and decide which kid will perform in what competition / show
  • Starrz reserves the right to determine if a kid is ready to perform on stage
  • If any kid joins back after a long break then that kid has to audition again to be placed in the competition or advanced group
  • Once a kid is selected in the competition group, he/she has to attend the all classes including extra practices
  • If a kid in the competition group misses more than 2 classes the kid will be replaced by another dancer
  • When a student signs up for competition group, he/she has to commit for all the classes and extra practices.
  • Parents are responsible to remember the dates of the practices and competitions of their kids and arrive on time at the venue
  • If any student has not paid the dues like fees, costumes or props etc. that student will not be allowed to perform
  • Everyone is expected to work as a team player to ensure success in the performance. This applies to both students and parents.
  • While representing STARRZ, students and parents are expected to display good sportsmanship & conduct in all situations
  • The parents are responsible for the costumes and accessories to be maintained properly once they rent from the company. If anything damaged or lost, extra charges will apply for any damage/lost item.
  • Starrz Company reserves the right to each dance track used for competition / show and cannot be used outside for solos or shared with anyone. Please contact Starrz for any other clarification or information.

Liability Waiver, Media Release & Hold Harmless Agreement

In consideration of permission granted by STARRZ DANCE ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS (SDAPA) allowing me to participate in dance classes which will occur on a weekly basis, I (together with my parent or guardian, if I am under the age of eighteen or under a legal disability) represent, covenant, and agree, on behalf of myself and my heirs, assigns, and any other person claiming by, under or through me, as follows:

I acknowledge that participating in dance classes involves certain risks (some of which I may not fully understand) and that injuries, or other harm could occur to me or others. I accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages, or harm which arise during or result from my participation in dance classes, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of SDAPA or its employees.

I waive all claims against any of the Released Parties for any injuries, damages, losses, or claims, whether known or unknown, which arise during or result from my participation in dance classes, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties. I release and forever discharge the Released Parties from all such claims.

I agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from all losses, liabilities, damages, costs, or expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and other litigation costs and expenses) incurred by any of the Released Parties as a result of any claims or suits that I (or anyone claiming by, under, or through me) may bring against any of the Released Parties to recover any losses, liabilities, costs, damages, or expenses which arise during or result from my participation in dance classes, regardless of whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other fault of any of the Released Parties.

I release/hold harmless SDAPA, including all staff, instructors, and volunteers, from any and all liability to the student caused by or resulting from the student’s participation in any classes or programs conducted by SDAPA. Even when every precaution has been taken to avoid any injuries, any time a child participates in any physical activity, there is a chance of injury and parents/guardians should be aware of this fact.

I do hereby grant permission to SDAPA to use images of my child in promotional materials. Such use includes the display, distribution, publication, transmission, or other use of photographs, images, and/or video of my child for use in materials that include, but may not be limited to, printed materials (such as brochures, newsletters, posters, and other print advertising), digital materials (such as SDAPA website, electronic newsletters, blog, and emails), and social media (such as the SDAPA Facebook page, Twitter feed, or other social media platforms).

I understand that my child’s name will NOT be used in conjunction with any video or digital images for security and privacy purposes.

Agreed to Waiver* By checking this box, I am affirming that I have carefully read and reviewed this Liability Waiver, Media Release, and Hold Harmless agreement. I understand it fully and I execute it voluntarily.

Furthermore, I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the policies set forth by SDAPA.

PRINT STUDENT NAME: ______________________________________________________

PRINT PARENT NAME: ______________________________________________________

 

Signed: ___________________________________________________________

 

Date: _________________________