Kick It Out! Dance studio offers classes for students ages 2.5 – adult for competitive and non-competitive dance classes. We accept new students into our non-competitive dance classes July – December. Dance classes run September – May during the school year and we have summer classes in June. Kick It Out! Competitive Dance classes will travel to Michigan area competitions from January – May each season; schedule to be determined by director. Out of state travel is necessary for nationals in June or July.
STUDIO PICTURE INFORMATION
Studio picture date is Saturday April 22, 2017 beginning @ 12:30 PM. All dance students and instructors are expected to be present for their group pictures. Timeline schedule and information will be emailed to all KIO! Parents & Instructors. Infomation will also be posted in studio. Students may wear hair as they desire for pictures and natural make-up. Students ONLY permitted in the studio room during group photo sessions, parents PLEASE wait in the lobby. This is to ensure the best possible group photos.
DRESS REHEARSAL & RECITAL INFORMATION
Kick It Out! 2017 dress rehearsal Friday May 19, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ East Lansing High School. Volunteers and Kick It Out! Instructors ONLY in the backstage area please. If you wish to come backstage please volunteer.
- Dress rehearsal fees are included in regular tuition fee.
- Dress rehearsal times/dates will be listed on monthly student calendar and are subject to change at any time!
- Make-up and hair instructions for dress rehearsal and recital will be e-mailed out.
- Volunteer sign up for dress rehearsal and recital in the studio office.
- Instructors and volunteers only in the backstage area with the dancers during dress rehearsal and recital.
- PLEASE label all items belonging to you/your dancer.
Kick it Out! 2017 recital Saturday May 20, 2017 showtime is 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ East Lansing High School. All students competitive and non-competitive are expected to participate in the recital. Volunteers and Kick It Out! Instructors ONLY in the backstage area please. If you wish to come backstage YOU MUST volunteer.
Absolutely no video or photography will be permitted during the recital; this is for safety purposes and best possible viewing for all patrons. If you are taking photos or taping you will be asked to refrain from such activity during the recital and possibly escorted from the auditorium, again this is for safety purposes and the best possible viewing for all patrons!
There is a $25.00 per costume deposit due in October and the balance is due in November. Please refer to your studio monthly calendar for shoe order dates, per costume deposit/fee due dates, costume balance due dates, competition fee due dates and important information. Parents/Students will receive a copy of the studio monthly calendar by e-mail.
It is preferred that students order dance shoes from the studio to ensure the proper shoe is purchased for their class. ALL students will be required to purchase proper dance shoes, dance wear, accessories, make-up and costuming for performance and competition classes. We accept checks, cash or credit cards. Dance shoes can be ordered at open house dates in August to ensure they are received in time to begin class in September. Refer to our website www.kickitoutdance.com KIO! Dance class attire under KIO dance class information link or ask for our dance shoe & tight list.
TUITION PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Tuition is due the 1st of each month September through May and payments can be made to the drop box in the studio, mailed in or payable by credit card online right from your invoice! The first month is due upon enrollment. Tuition can be paid by cash, check or charge. A late fee of $15.00 will be applied to your account if not paid by the 7th of each month.
KIO! DANCE CLASS ATTIRE
Please see dance class attire under Dance Class Information link for current information.
STUDIO CALENDAR INFORMATION
Each family will be e-mailed a monthly studio calendar, please note the calendar is subject to change.
STUDIO SAFETY INFORMATION
For safety purposes, parents please pick up your child(ren) promptly after class and please come inside to pick them up! NOTE: If someone other than you or a recognized parent/guardian arrives to pick up your child, they may be asked for identification and a phone call may be made to you to ensure the child is going home safely with the proper parent/guardian. Parents if you have pre-arranged for someone other than yourself to pick up PLEASE your child be sure to inform an instructor at the studio, this is for everyone’s safety!
The studio generally opens 15 minutes prior to the first class of the day and is closed on Friday & Sunday. Parents are encouraged and welcome to stay in the lobby during class time, please do not leave your children unattended at any time as Kick It Out! is not responsible should they get injured in any way. Children waiting in the lobby must be supervised. All patrons waiting in the lobby area are expected to remain calm and cooperative as not to distract from the instruction going on in the studio rooms. This will help to create a positive learning environment for our students.
Students should not be unattended in the studio room, they are required to wait for their instructor to prompt them that it is time for class to begin and to then come into the studio room in an orderly fashion. Students that are disruptive or distracting class will be dismissed to the lobby to sit with their parents until they are able to participate in class properly. If a parent is not present the student will be asked to sit out quietly in class or in the studio office.
Parents and students should not bring valuable personal items to the studio or events. Kick It Out! is not responsible for any personal items lost or stolen on premises, at competitions or at any events Kick It Out! attends.
In case of inclement weather or other emergencies, please call the studio@ 517-582-6784 after 1PM (Monday – Thursday) and after 9AM (Saturday) for DANCE class cancellation information. DANCE Class cancellation information can also be found on our Facebook page & our families will receive email notice of any cancellations. Kick It Out! will not issue refunds for classes, events or competitions cancelled due to inclement weather, illness or other emergency situations that alike.