and Class Guidelines for Classical & Contemporary Programs
Dancesport’s dance season runs from September through June. Tuition is based on
the total dance season, not the number of classes per month, and is conveniently
divided into 10 equal monthly payments.
Please call for pricing 610-363-8679
student accounts are set up on a convenient Automatic
month’s payment must be submitted with your Registration by cash, check or
credit card. At that time, you will
choose to have your Visa, Debit Card, or Master Card
automatically charged for your tuition payment each remaining month
of the dance season. Sorry, we do not accept rewards cards.
You can also opt to pay the remaining tuition by three
post-dated checks. *For adults enrolled in multiple-week sessions, payments
are due in full. Adults choosing to continue throughout
the entire dance season will be set up on the Automatic
- There is no such thing as taking a montth off. Monthly payments are for a
portion of the year, not a specific month of lessons, and a space is reserved
for your child in a specific class based on this schedule. Therefore, tuition
payments will be charged every month regardless of whether you attend the
scheduled class, or until we have received your written discontinuation notice. BMD offers no refunds, deductions or credits for missed or discontinued classes.
Although the studio will be closed for some holidays during the dance season,
these are not paid classes and do not need to be made up.
Insufficient funds: A $30 Insufficient Funds
Fee is assessed for any checks returned for Insufficient
Funds or credit cards rejected by the financial
a class: If, for any
reason, you need to cease your year's tuition obligation to Blue Moon
Dancesport, simply submit a written notice to the office by the 15th of the
month prior to when you plan to discontinue. Once notification has been
received, your automatic payment plan will be inactivated. You will not receive
a refund for classes you did not attend if you discontinue in the middle of the
Please mark your calendars so you don’t forget these dates!
Dance Season Begins
Oct 24 – 29:
Parent Observation Week
Nov 22 – 26:
Thanksgiving Break ~ No Classes
Dec 20 – Jan 2:
Winter Break ~ No Classes
April 2 – 7:
Spring Break ~ No Classes
May 26 – 28: Memorial Day Weekend ~ No Classes
Last day of classes
Friday, June 8:
Dress Rehearsal – Tentative
Sunday, June 10:
Spring Performance; 1:00pm
Although the studio will be closed for some holidays during the
dance season, these are not paid classes and do not need to be
the season off right! Class Guidelines
minutes prior to class
studio rules and respect the right of others to work in a class environment
personal and studio property and show responsibility for their own property
clean, safe and healthy environment
Behave in a
polite, responsible and courteous manner at all times
correct dance attire
classes regularly and attend every rehearsal
to giving 100% effort in class
"A dancer that looks like a dancer, dances like a dancer…"
Neatness of appearance is required by all students to assist with discipline and
standard of BMD. A Dress Code creates equality amongst students, and makes
the dancer take the training we provide more seriously. Therefore, all students
must abide by the "Required Class Attire" for their level. Dancers not in the
proper attire may be asked to observe class.
should never be worn onto the dance floors. Please change into your dance
shoes before going into class.
Dance shoes should never be worn outside. Walking on gravel,
pavement, or any other rough surface can ruin dance shoes, and in turn, can also
ruin the dance floor.
Hair must always be neat and placed in a bun for ballet, ponytail (hip hop,
cheer, jazz, tap, and theatre), or pinned back with no hair ornaments. No
jewelry except for studs.
Whenever possible, try to be dressed & ready upon arrival to the studio.
a student needs to change before or after a class, please do so in the
bathrooms. The waiting areas are public area and we request you exercise modesty,
even with the youngest of children.
Students are expected to conduct themselves with a sense of pride,
self-discipline and a strong commitment to the studio in all areas of their
performances. A responsible attitude and a respect for others are to be
reflected in the students’ behavior both inside and outside the studio.
Students, whether very young or adult, should always treat their teacher and
each other with respect. They should be courteous at all times and not be
disruptive to the class. BMD reserves the right to bar any student from entering
class or to remove any student from class due to disorderly conduct/disruptive
behavior or for any other reason determined by management as unsuitable
Dance classes require a lot of energy. Healthy snacks prior to class help keep
energy levels. Please avoid foods high in sugar before dance class. Send
water with your child in plastic bottle/container for hydration.
ATTENDANCE & ABSENCES
Students are expected and encouraged to undertake classes for the full dance
year. Please make sure to arrive a few minutes prior to class to get ready. Warm
ups are conducted the first part of the class and are very important in order to
prevent injury. Tardiness can result in the instructor asking the student to
As dancers, students are part of a team and are required to attend all classes,
extra practices, and dress rehearsal. Missed classes and practices affect
personal progress as well as class progress, so please try not to miss more
than 4 classes during our dance year. If a student knows he/she will be absent,
please notify the studio ahead of time via phone or email.
Keep in mind that you are paying to hold your place in a class, as well as for
choreography in the June Show. If you need to miss class due to outside
activities, sports, etc, you are still required to pay the full amount for
tuition whether you attend or not.
Between January and June, all classes are working on different show
choreography. Students who miss classes between March and June may need to
schedule a paid private lesson to learn the missed choreography at the
discretion of the teacher. If a student misses a class or rehearsal just before
a performance, the student will not perform.
If you're sick, please stay home until the symptoms have stopped, without
the need of medication, especially when it involves active infections, runny
noses, sneezing, coughing, vomiting, fever, or flu-like symptoms.
DROP OFF & PICK UP
BMD is only responsible for your dancer when class is in progress. Parents of
young children must remain with their child until the students are invited
the dance room by their instructor, and should be waiting for them when the
class is dismissed. Please pick your child up promptly after class inside of
the studio as it is unsafe for dancers to run out into the parking lot
unattended. Chronic lateness to pick up a student will be addressed, and can
result with a baby-sitting fee of $1 a minute. Parents please do not use the
waiting areas to hang out and socialize after your class has finished.
Only dancers with the proper attire are permitted on the dance floor when a
teacher is present. If for some reason you need to walk onto the dance floor,
please remove street shoes first. This will help keep the floor clean and extend
We ask that you do not walk across the front studio’s dance floor to get to and
from the back rooms.
Please walk along the carpeted area.
No food, chewing gum, or open drink containers are allowed in the dance rooms.
are welcome to remain in the waiting areas during classes, we ask that you to
keep the noise to a minimum. The studio is not a playground. If you
have young children, please bring some quiet and clean activities to occupy them
while they wait. Absolutely no screaming, running around, or gymnastics in our
facility. This is an educational
and office environment. Excessive noise can
become a distraction to the classes in progress, and to the office personnel, so
a quiet environment is much appreciated.
If snacks are brought, please be neat and carefully clean up after yourself so
that the next group can come in to a clean environment. Cleaning supplies are
available if necessary.
Please do not diaper your baby in the studio or use studio wastebaskets to
deposit used diapers. We do not have baby changing facilities or diaper
pails. Please change your child before coming into the studio, or go out
to your car to take on the task.
Blue Moon Dancesport maintains a closed door policy throughout the year. Parent
Observation Weeks will be offered several times throughout the year to allow
parents to see how their child is progressing. Click on the Calendar
button for details.
Please do not come into the dance room during class unless it is a true
emergency. Trust that we will make the proper corrections to your child based on
the skills we are working on at the time.
Do not interrupt class by opening the classroom door, coming into the
dance room, or calling out to your dancer in order to get their attention - this
startles and distracts the students. If you will be picking up your
dancer early from class, please inform the instructor prior to class
A class may be cancelled or combined if there are less than 6
Call the office at
If classes are cancelled, there will be a message informing you of the
cancellation. If you do not hear or see a message regarding cancelled classes, our
classes will still be held. If our teachers can make it to the studio, classes
will be held as usual.
Students will be measured for recital costumes in December, and orders will be placed in January. Parents
should let the studio office and instructors know if their child will be
participating in the Spring Recital by January 10th. Costumes cannot
be returned or exchanged, and it is your responsibility to get costumes altered.
If for some reason a student cannot finish the dance season or attend the
recital after a costume has been ordered, then the parents/student are
still responsible for paying the remaining balance for the costume.
Blue Moon Dancesport
has a professional photographer come to the studio to take individual and group photos of
students and their classmates. Photos are taken in late May or early June. As time gets closer,
your family will be given order forms with a variety of photo packages available
for purchase. Although students are not required to purchase photos, it is nice
to have everyone attend for the class group photo.
DRESS REHEARSAL AND
Each year, Blue Moon Dancesport holds a “Spring Performance” in June. This year,
the dress rehearsal is tentatively scheduled for
Thursday, June 8th
and the recital on
Sunday, June 10th.
are not required to perform in our end of the year performance, it is highly
recommended as it is a great experience which helps them to build
self-confidence, work together as a team, make new friends, and show family and
friends what they have worked hard on all year.
The studio will not release a recital costume or sell tickets for the recital if
payments for the classes are in arrears. Once payments are up to date, costumes
and tickets will be available.
WHEN YOU HAVE QUESTIONS…
Throughout the year, you will receive newsletters & reminders to keep you posted
on all important information. Please take the time to read this information
carefully and mark your calendars. For any other questions, please feel
free to contact us by email at
recommend that you add Blue Moon Dancesport to your favorites list at the start
of the season, so we’ll always be just a click away:
Thank you for choosing Blue Moon Dancesport. We look forward to dancing with
you this year!