Studio Policies

 
The following studio policies have been established to ensure the environment at the Academy is safe for all students and staff, and is conducive to students' learning and development. Please call us directly with any questions or concerns regarding these policies.
 
Tuition Fee Payments 
  • Tuition rates are for the full season (Sept-June, including studio holidays) NOT by the number of classes in the month. A full season includes a minimum of 35 lessons. Paying in full for the year ears a 5% discount. 
  • NOTE: Tuition fees are spread over 10 equal monthly installments. The first is due at registration, with the other 9 paid monthly- Sept 15th to May 15th. 
  • After registering (paying the first tuition installment and your registration fee), monthly tuition installments must be paid by automatic bank debit or automatic credit card payments. Tuition will be debited from your account on your credit card. 
  • Accounts not paid within terms are subject to a late fee of $25 charged on the 1st of the month after the missed payment. Accounts more than 60 days past due may be submitted to collection services. 
  • Recital costumes will be paid by automatic bank account deb or or automatic bank account credit card payment on November 1st. 
Refunds/Credit On Account 
  • Refunds are only issued when KAPA cancels a class due to low enrollment. 
  • Account credit will be issued when the student initiates the schedule change. Credit will be applied to any KAPA tuition or fees due in one year.
Discounts
  • Dancers receive a 10% discount on a 2nd class and a 20% discount on the 3rd class. We encourage you to take advantage of these Multiclass Discounts for maximum progress and value. Please refer to the Class Tuition Card. 
  • Siblings receive a 10% discount on the smaller tuition account. No sibling discounts on Nutcracker. 
NSF Payments
NSF on paper checks, auto-debit, or auto-charge payments will incur a $20 NSF fee which will be paid at the front desk along with the tuition. 
Drop From Classes 
There is a two month minimum for all lessons. One-month notice from the 15th of the month is required to discontinue any payments. To drop from class, a parent must: 1) inform the studio in person, and 2) complete and sign a withdrawal form. Automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month notice period. 
Class Transfer Charges
Changing class sections is allowed within one week of registration without a fee. There is a $10.00 charge for changes or cancellations made after the initial registration period (one week after registering.) 
Attendance and Make Ups
Regular Attendance is vital to student progress and group choreography. Please make every effort to attend each class. Students may make up misses classes until May 1st. If you miss more than two of the final eight classes before recital you may be dismissed from participating in the recital routine at the discretion of the teacher. 
 Tardiness
Being on time for class is essential.Students who are late may enter class at the instructor’s permission only. Classes begin with warm up exercises to prevent injuries that might result from more difficult steps to follow. Students who are more than ten minutes late may be asked to observe the remainder of class, as it may not be possible for them to be properly warmed up.
 Music Lesson Cancellation Policy 
  • All private lesson cancelled with more than 24 hours; notice will be eligible to receive a make-up lesson. No-show lessons or lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours; notice will be forfeit. 
  • Students eligible for make-up lessons will be called for a makeup when the teacher has an opening in their schedule. Students are allowed 4 makeup lessons per academic year. Any missed lessons after that will be forfeit. 
 
Dance/Drama - Make Ups
Make ups for missed classes may be made in any class at the same or lower level. Please call the studio to schedule your make up class. Please note that we do not give refunds for missed classes.
 Communication
  • At KAPA we go to great lengths to keep you informed and up to date. 
  • E-News, Facebook, Lobby Displays, Monthly Newsletters, and Class Emails. 
  • "All Things Recital" - Emailed and published at www.KenoshaDanceMusicDrama.com 
  • *Studio App
  • *Text Messaging
  • Questions? We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your dancer or our programs. Let us know if we can help you in any way. 
It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all studio activities, such as viewing days, recitals, extra classes, and dates the school is open or closed. The studio will post all such notices in the monthly e-newsletter, on our website and Facebook pages. It is the parent’s (or adult student’s) responsibility to regularly check these to ensure they are informed. It is also the parent’s (or adult student’s) responsibility to inform the studio of any address, telephone or email address change.
We are always happy to discuss concerns or your child’s progress with you. Please leave a message for the appropriate teacher with the desk staff or you may leave a phone message.We ask that parents not engage teachers in these types of conversations in between classes.This delays the start of the next class and is unfair to the students.
 
Parent Portal Login
To use the Login feature, go to the home page of our website. Click on Current Students and  then Your Account. You will be asked for your email and password. If it is your first time logging on, click on “I don’t have or know my password.” Follow directions.
 Class Placements
Class placement is by staff discretion only. In order to maintain the high quality of our instruction, we place students according to their ability, not by age, outside activities, or carpools. At the end of every school year we will post placements for the following year on your account page accessible through the family login on the website. Please understand that at the beginning levels (1, 2 and 3), students should expect to spend 2-3 years in each level as they build a solid foundation of technique. It is highly recommended that students in Ballet 1 and up take a minimum of two ballet technique classes per week in order to progress.
Studio Hours
The studio is open a half-hour prior to the first class of the day and 15 minutes after the last class of the day. Please note this when arranging drop off and pick up times for your child. The studio is not responsible for providing childcare before or after any class. Students are not to be left at the studio for excessive time before or after class. Students should not arrive earlier than 15 minutes prior to their class time and must be picked up within 15 minutes after their class has ended.
Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, a message will be left on the studio answering machine after 2:00pm regarding the status of classes. A text message and email will be sent as well. Please note that we do not necessarily follow school closing as roads are often cleared by the time studio classes begin. Any cancelled classes may be made up on your own time from our regular schedule of classes. 
Parent Observation
Parents and outside observers are not permitted during class times.We have found this to be distracting to students and disruptive to the learning process. We set aside 1 week per year as parent observation week. This gives you the opportunity to see your child’s progress and makes it a very special occasion for your child to perform.We have large screen, closed circuit TVs in the waiting area so parents may watch their children during class.
Parent Etiquette
Parents, please drop off and pick up your child promptly. Above all else, we want your child to be safe. Please instruct them to wait inside the studio for you. If your child has any specials needs, please notify us immediately. This includes allergies, disabilities, and injuries. Remember that you are a role model to your child. Always be supportive and respectful to our students and staff. Please be quiet in the lobby during class times. Please label all of your child’s belongings. Please make sure younger children have gone to the bathroom prior to class time.
 Student Etiquette
  • Please be on time for your classes.This means that you are in the classroom, dressed appropriately, focused and ready to learn. If you are late please wait for the teacher’s permission to enter. Attend class regularly. Practice makes perfect, right?
  • Please do not leave class without permission from your teacher. Please show respect and courtesy for each of your teachers.
  • Your fellow dancers are your team. Please treat them with respect and be supportive. No mean spirited comments or gossip will be tolerated.
  • Excessive talking or misbehavior will result in dismissal from class.
  • There is no gum allowed in the studio, lobby or dressing areas.
  • Please do not bring valuables to the studio.
  • Please be quiet in the lobby while other classes are going on.
  • Adhere to our studio dress code policy. You can find dress codes for your specific class on our website.
Privacy Policy
The Academy is committed to online security. You can be confident that your payment and personal information will not be shared with anyone.Your personal information is for The Academy’s use only. We will use this information for our e-newsletters, and other important email communications that contain information pertinent to the studio (i.e. events, closings, calendar updates, reminders, parent observation weeks).
Substitute Teachers
The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teachers is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If a teacher is ill and cannot arrange a substitute, the missed classes will be made up.
Photo Release
The studio is hereby granted permission to take photos of the students to use in brochures, studio website, posters, advertisements, or other promotional material. Permission is also hereby granted for the studio to copyright such photos in our name.
Lost and Found
Please check our lost and found basket regularly. On the first of each month we donate the remaining articles to charity.
Registration
Register online at www.KenoshaDanceMusicDrama.com 
You may also mail or drop off your completed registration form and your first tuitions payment to: Kenosha Academy of Performing Arts, 7600 75th St. Ste.121, Kenosha, WI 53142. We will send written confirmation of your enrollment. 
Dress Codes
Proper dance attire is required for all dance classes. This enables teachers to properly observe the student's body movements for correct form and technique. To "Look" like a dancer encourages one to "Be" a dancer. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us adhere to our dress code policy. 
Annual Winter Progress Performance 
KAPA's Winter Progress Performance is your opportunity to experience your student's progress firsthand. This is a very informal, fun, onstage experience that the whole family can enjoy! All classes are included; however, individual participation is optional as it is the holiday season. There are no costumes, theatrical sets or specialized lighting for this performance. Students wear their class uniform. It is a great way for new dancers to get comfortable with being on stage! 
Annual Spring Recital 
  • Each June we end our season with our fully-staged, professional Annual Spring Dance Recital. We encourage, but do not require, participation.
  • Recital dates and show times are published in the October newsletter. Specific show assignments are published in the March Newsletter. Specific rehearsal assignments are published in the April newsletter.
  • Special requests to adjust rehearsal and recital times are accepted until February 1st. We attempt to accommodate every school's activites while children for the performance experience of a lifetime.