KOLOTOV 
DANCE STUDIO

Classical Ballet in the Russian Tradition

STUDIO POLICIES

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CLASSES

Classes are grouped by age. Placement in classes for students ages 7 and up  is determined by age and ability. Pointe class participation is by teacher approval only. Students may not move up between levels during the year, unless at the discretion of the directors. 
For steady improvement and proper training, we strongly recommend the following frequency of classes:
Ballet III: 2 classes per week
Ballet IV: 2-3 classes per week
Ballet V: 3 classes per week
We also recommend our Stretching & Conditioning class for students ages 7 and up.

POINTE

Students usually start pointe between ages 7-9. The starting age is determined by the amount of ballet training a child has had, as well as her coordination and strength. Once your child has been approved to begin pointe, you will be instructed on what shoes and accessories she will require. Our Pointe I classes start slowly to gradually improve the student's strength and technique. For students in Ballet IV and Ballet V, pointe is included in class time.

UNIFORM

Pre Ballet, Ballet I, Ballet II: Pink leotard, pink skirt, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Ballet III, Ballet IV, Ballet V: Black leotard, black skirt or shorts, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Boys: White t-shirt or tank top, black leggings or tights, black socks and slippers

During warm weather only, students may wear socks with their ballet slippers instead of tights. In cold weather, black or pink dance sweaters and legwarmers are permitted. No t-shirts, hoodies, or jackets allowed. 
Students with long hair must have their hair pulled off their face in a bun. A tight ponytail or braid is permitted for students with short hair. If the hair is above the chin, a headband or clips are necessary. 
No jewelry or watches are permitted in class or during performances. 
If a student is not prepared for class with the correct uniform (including hair), the instructor may as her/him to leave class in order to do so. 

TUITION

Payments can be made in full, or in three monthly payments. There are no refunds for portions of tuition paid. 
Late tuition fees are subject to a fee of $25 per month past due. Returned checks are subject to a $25 fee. 

PERFORMANCE FEES AND ROLES

A performance fee is charged for each performance that students participate in, which covers costume rental, choreography and rehearsal, and venue fees. The fee is determined by the role(s) the student will perform. 
The performance fee for the end-of-year Spring Performance is added to tuition upon registration. Performance fees are calculated based on a student's level and number of classes attended per week. All students are expected to participate in the Spring Performance. 
Performance fees for The Nutcracker are  separate and will not be charged in conjunction with your tuition. 
If the performance fee is not paid by the deadline given, Kolotov Dance Studio reserves the right to revoke the role(s) offered. Roles are assigned by the directors. Kolotov Dance Studio reserves the right to re-assign a role at any time. 

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals for The Nutcracker take place on Fridays, Saturdays and/or Sundays (depending on the role) from October to December. All rehearsals are mandatory, and Kolotov Dance Studio reserves the right to remove a student from a role if several rehearsals are missed. 
For the Spring Performance, students in Pre Ballet, Ballet I, Ballet II, and Ballet III will prepare their pieces in class, and will not require additional rehearsals. Students in Ballet IV and Ballet V require additional rehearsals, which may take place on Fridays or Saturdays from February through June.

CHANGING ROOM

Students are permitted to use the changing room to prepare for class. The room is not intended as a play area for chidren. Do not leave children unattended. No men are allowed in the dressing room. 

STUDIO ETIQUETTE

Students should arrive on time to class, but no more than 15 minutes prior to the class. 
Children should be picked up immediately after class. If you will be late to pick up your child, please call to let the receptionist know. Kolotov Dance Studio is not responsible for children left unattended before or after class. 
We ask that parents not remain in the office during class, as it is small, and your presence distracts the children from their lessons. In addition, please do not wave or talk to your child through the observation window, as this is a distraction to both the children and teacher. The use of cell phones is not permitted in the office area. 
The office should remain a quiet space so that students can concentrate. Anyone speaking loudly will be asked to wait in the hallway. 
Siblings of students accompanying parents to dance class must be watched and occupied by the parent. Children are not permitted in the studio unattended. 
No food or drink, except for water, is permitted in the studio.

We recommend that parents not watch their child's class every week. You will notice progress much more if you are not there each time. The development of ballet technique is incremental, and you will likely be more impressed if the improvement is obvious. 

MAKEUP CLASS POLICY
 
Students are encouraged to attend classes regularly. By missing several classes your child will miss new material presented. Each student is allowed two make up classes over the season. 
Call 201-444-3223 to schedule your makeup classes.

WEATHER POLICY

In the event of inclement weather, our website will indicate a closure. We also send out emails and a text message notification.
If we close due to weather, students may make up the class, which  will not count as one of their two yearly makeups. 

To join our text message notification system, please email us at kolotovdance@gmail.com