MoonDance Studios

Policies and Guidelines

Covid-19 Procedures:

Dancer Dropoff - 

Dancers will wait outside the Studio on the sidewalk until they are welcomed in by an instructor.  Parents may wait on the sidewalk with younger dancers, but will not be able to enter the Studio.  Please do not drop your dancer off more than 10 minutes before their class start time.  Dancers will have their temperatures taken upon entry, then our instructors will assist them with getting their items hung up and shoes on.  

Dancer Pickup - 

Parents of younger dancers may wait outside on the sidewalk(similar to dancer dropoff).  At the end of class, instructors will assist dancers with their belongings and send them out to you one/two at a time.  Parents of older dancers are asked to park in the parking lot, then upon completion of class, you may drive up and pick your dancer up curbside if you wish. 

Masks - 

Per CDC guidelines anyone who enters the studio is required to wear a mask.  Dancers will be required to wear a mask on their way into the Studio and on their way out.  Dancers will not be required to wear masks while dancing.  This will only change if it becomes required by the Governor or the CDC.  Each dancer will have an assigned bin to place their water bottle and mask in while dancing.  These bins will be disinfected after each class.

Payments/Late Fees:

Monthly payments are expected by the 5th of every month. Payments that are received after the 10th of the month will incur a $15 late fee.  Payments may be made by cash in a labeled envelope or check made out to "MoonDance Studios."  Payments are to be placed in the mesh basket just inside the door of the first Studio room or can be mailed to PO Box 563, Mapleton, ME 04757.  There will be a $35 fee for any check that bounces due to insufficient funds.  Additionally, payments may be made via PayPal or Venmo using the email gilsonkelsey@gmail.com.  

All payments are non-refundable - this includes registration fees, monthly fees, costume fees, etc.  All balances must be current by 05/31/2021 to participate in our annual recital.  

Pertinent Information:

Please notify us of an pertinent information regarding your dancer's health.  This includes but is not limited to food allergies, medications, special needs, medical diagnosis, injuries, sickness, etc.  

Attendance: 

Regular attendance to class is important to a dancer's development.  While we understand our dancers participate in other activities outside of dance, it is important that they make every effort to be at all of their classes.  Please show up to class on time.  Participation in warm up exercises is important to a dancer.  At the instructor’s discretion, dancers that arrive too late to class may be asked to only observe for their safety.  

Dress Code:

If dancers are not properly dressed for class they may be asked to sit out.  The dress code for each class is as follows.  

Combo - Leotard/biketard with tights.  Shorts, skirt, and leggings are also acceptable over the leotard/biketard.

Ballet/Pointe - Leotard with tights.  Shorts, skirt, and leggings are also acceptable over the leotard. 

Jazz - Form fitting athletic clothing, with something over the knee (ex. tights or leggings).  Ex. 1 - Form fitting shirt with shorts and tights or leggings.  Ex. 2 - Leotard with shorts and tights or leggings.  

Tap - Comfortable athletic clothing.  No long pants with a flare. 

Clogging - Comfortable athletic clothing. No long pants with a flare. 

Hip Hop - Comfortable athletic clothing.

Lyrical/Contemporary - Form fitting athletic clothing.

Hair - Dancers must have their hair back and off their face for all classes.  This could be a low/high ponytail or a bun.  Ballet and Pointe dancers are required to wear a bun for class.  

Jewelry -  NO necklaces, bracelets, or dangle earrings.  Watches and studs are acceptable. 

Boys - All classes require a t-shirt and shorts.  Pants are acceptable, but not overly long.

Footwear: 

The required footwear for each class is listed below.  To order footwear through the Studio please send us an email.

Combo - tan jazz gores AND tan tap shoes

Ballet - pink ballet slippers

Pointe - pointe shoes

Jazz - tan jazz gores

Tap I, II, and III - tan tap shoes

Tap IV - black tap shoes AND black character tap shoes

Clogging - black clogging shoes

Hip Hop - tan jazz gores

Lyrical/Contemporary - nude turners

Communication:

Communication is the key to success, no matter the activity!  Email is our primary point of contact, so please be sure you provide us with an email address that you check daily!  We will also post important updates on our Facebook Page and here on the website.  

Annual Recital:

We hold an annual recital every June at the Caribou Performing Arts Center.  All classes participate in the recital.  We typically hold two or three rehearsals at CPAC prior to the show.  Each class will have their own costume.  Costume balances are due by the beginning of March.  

Additional Information:

No outside shoes are allowed past the entryway of the Studio.  

Cell phone use is not permitted during class time.  Phones should be in the dancer's bag and placed on silent.

Spectators are not permitted during classes.  We hold a "Peek Week" each year which is the only time during the year that parents are invited to sit in and observe their dancer's class(es).  

In the event of inclement weather the instructor may choose to hold their class virtually over Zoom, or to cancel their class for the evening and make it up at a later date.  We do not automatically cancel class even if school is cancelled.