Policies

What we practice...

While we have included select information here on our website, please know that a full DWHS Handbook will be provided upon registration (or request) that includes detailed policy information outlining commitment, expectations, etiquette, dress code, competition team information, social media policy, and more.

 

Season

Our season runs from September to May

  • Manchester: 35 Weeks

  • Adrian: 35 Weeks

Summer School and Dance Camp options are available; please contact the studio for details.

 

Dress Code

Each class carries its own specific dress code (shoes, tights, pants, hairstyle, etc.).  Prohibited attire includes: bare midriffs, visible undergarments, loose T-shirts, sweatpants/shirts, pajama pants, and exposed boxer shorts.

 

Please feel free to contact the studio for our full dress code.

 

Inclement Weather / Closings

DWHS does not always close when area schools do; in-service days, weather delays, and some holiday closings do not affect studio classes.  If there is inclement weather, an e-mail will be sent from DWHS before 11am (on the day of classes) if we will be closed.  If we are not closing, no email will be sent.

Scheduled Closings

  • Labor Day (1st Monday in September)

  • Halloween (October 31st)

  • Thanksgiving Week (November)

  • Holiday Break (2 week hiatus in December…TBD)

  • Spring Break (1 week…TBD)

  • Memorial Day (Last Monday of May)

 

Visitor Week

Held during the weeks of Halloween and Valentine’s Day.  Parents are encouraged to come and watch their child’s progress in-class during these dates.  These 2 weeks are also designated for “bring a friend” in which the children are allowed to bring a friend to their dance classes (for free) so their friend may dance with them.

 

Expected Etiquette

  • Be on time and ready to dance when your class begins

    • Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to warm up and prepare for class

  • Be attentive in class

  • Students should refrain from excessive talk during class

  • Raise your hand and ask the teacher if you need help

  • No electronic devices, food, or gum in class

  • Use the bathroom before class begins

  • Please contact your teacher regarding any issues relating to your class

    • Teachers are eager and willing to help you and are available to meet with you privately or talk on the phone

  • Missed classes are expected to be justified and made up by taking another class or scheduling a private lesson with your teacher

 

Registration, Tuition, Late Fees, Etc.

Registration Fee: $50.00 (includes all members of the immediate family)

New DWHS students can register as late as January 15th.

 

Tuition is due by the 1st of every month and is paid in advance.

 

Refunds are not issued for tuition, costumes, or registration fees.

 

Late Fees: A $10.00 fee will be added to accounts that are 2 weeks delinquent.
                   An additional late fee of $10.00 is applied every week thereafter until account becomes current.

 

Returned Check Fee: $30.00 (subject to change without notice)