Welcome to Piqué Dance Studio! In an attempt to make registration as simple as possible, we have put together this letter outlining our programs. We hope that it will answer many of your questions. If you have further questions please call us at the studio at (613) 692-0520.
Classes start Monday, September 9, 2019.
We are a B.A.T.D. and A.D.A.P.T. school. This means that we teach classes according to the British Association of Teacher of Dancing and the Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers Syllabi. Our students progress year by year through grade and/or medal levels and attain certificates and medals after having successfully taken an examination held each Fall and Spring. An examiner comes to our studio, either from another part of Canada or from Britain, and spends the week assessing the student’s work. Each child is assessed individually, and has the potential to follow through to professional levels. The examinations are standardized and therefore if your family moved to another area, your child could fit into another B.A.T.D. or A.D.A.P.T. school with ease.
Examinations are optional and students may take examination classes without taking the exam. We feel, however, that examinations give the students a personal sense of accomplishment and a goal to aim for. To date we have achieved 100% pass rate. We encourage students to start exams at the Primary level as it increases their confidence in exams as they get older.
Please note that:
- Jazz exams are taken in late November, early December, using the ADAPT Syllabi. You must take the ADAPT class plus the Jazz Technique class to participate in this exam.
- Our Teen Recreation program is set up to allow teens, who have not danced at progressive levels, to take classes in a fun relaxed atmosphere with students their own age.
- Our Hip Hop classes are recreational.
|Photo Day||Sunday May 24, 2020|
|Rehearsal Dates||Wednesday May 27 & Saturday May 30, 2020|
|Recital||Sunday May 31, 2020|
The studio will be closed during the following times:
|Thanksgiving||Monday October 14, 2019 (closed)|
|Halloween||Thursday October 31, 2019 (closed)|
|Christmas Break||Closed Tuesday, December 17, 2019 – Sunday, January 5, 2020|
|Family Day||Monday, February 17, 2020|
|March Break||Monday, March 16, 2020 – Sunday, March 22, 2020|
|Easter Holiday||Closed Good Friday April 10, 2020 and Saturday April 11, 2020. |
Open Easter Monday April 13, 2020
|Victoria Day||Monday May 18, 2020 (closed)|
Policies and Procedures
Fees and Discounts
Our year is divided into two terms.
Term I: September 9, 2019 – February 1, 2020
Term II: February 3, 2020 – June 13, 2020
Our class fees are charged per term for starlite and tiny classes. Classes mini level and higher are charged per year with payment made in two instalments, HST must be added in all cases.
If registering for more than 1 class within a family, a discount is applicable. When registering in September we will collect fees for Term II, in the form of a post dated cheque for Feb. 1, 2020.
Exam fees are separate and paid to us and then directly to the examiner to cover costs, as well as for medals and certificates. They start around $40.00 per exam. They are due one month before exams.
A refund will be given if your child decides not to stay with us (this doesn’t happen very often); however, after 4 weeks no refunds will be given. An administration fee of $25.00 will be charged for refunds given for children that have tried classes but are not happy. There is no fee to switch into a different class.
Second term payment is refundable if your child does not return to the studio for the second term. Please notify the office prior to the start of the second term if your child is not returning. A $25.00 administration fee is charged if you do not notify the office by January 15.
We charge a $20 registration fee, per family, on the first registration of the school year. Classes mini level and higher that will be in recital will have a pre-paid costume fee due in September. The costume fee is refundable up until Nov 1.
Policy for Closing During Bad Weather
In cases of bad weather it is sometimes required that for the safety of dancers and staff the studio be closed. If we are closing the first thing we do is place an announcement on the telephone answering machine, and post an announcement on our website, Instagram and Facebook fan page. If you are unsure if the studio is closed please call and listen to the message, or visit the website. We try to make decisions regarding closing by 3:00 pm so that no one is driving.
Recital and Parents Evening
In the month of December, we invite the parents of Starlite, Tiny and Mini students to come and watch your child(ren)’s classes . This has become, over the years, a very popular event and gives you the chance to see what your child has learned. Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019 – Monday Dec. 16, 2019.
At the end of the Winter/Spring term we have our annual recitals. Date for Recital is to be confirmed and will be posted as soon as possible. A costume deposit and recital commitment will be requested in January, for Starlite and Tiny classes. Each class performs one routine. We try very hard to keep the cost to you for costumes and tickets as low as possible. We generally provide the costumes for the younger students on a rental basis as well as the older students whenever possible. We have a fabulous studio wardrobe which grows by the year. The cost for older students can be as much as $70.00 per costume, however, we try to incorporate rental costumes for our Junior, Intermediate and Senior dancers as much as possible. We strongly believe that you should not have to spend a fortune for something that your child will wear for five minutes. The tickets for the show are intended to cover the cost of the hall rental, lighting and sound system. There will be a deposit requested and confirmation of participation in recital once the date has been confirmed.
The studio produces two different recitals.
We hope that this has been useful. Please call us if you have any questions (613) 692-0520.