Academic Year

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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 8, 2020.

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 Pre-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 jazz class in order 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.
  • Our modern classes follow Horton, Graham and Limon technique and do not take an exam.

Holidays

Photo DayTBD
Rehearsal DatesTBD
RecitalSaturday May 29, 2021

The studio will be closed during the following times:

ThanksgivingMonday October 12, 2020 (closed)
HalloweenSaturday October 31, 2020 (open)
Christmas BreakClosed Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021
Family DayMonday, February 15, 2021
March BreakMonday, March 15, 2021 – Sunday, March 20, 2021
Easter HolidayClosed Good Friday April 2, 2021 and Saturday April 3, 2021.
Open Easter Monday April 5, 2021
Victoria DayMonday May 24, 2021 (closed)

Policies and Procedures

Fees and Discounts

Our year is divided into two terms.

Term I: September 8, 2020 – February 1, 2021

Term II: February 2, 2021 – June 12, 2021

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, plus HST.

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, 2021.

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.

Refund Policy

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 $25 registration fee, per family, on the first registration of the school year.

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 we will place an announcement on the telephone answering machine, post an announcement on our website, Instagram and Facebook fan page. We try to make decisions regarding closing by 3:00 pm so that no one is driving. Classes will continue at their regularly scheduled time virtually via Zoom.

Recital- End of Year Showcase

At the end of the Winter/Spring term we hold our annual recital showcase performance. A costume deposit and recital commitment will be requested in February. Every class with the exception of Tap Technique and Stretch and Strength will perform in 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 in the new year.

The studio produces two different recitals.

We hope that this has been useful. Please call us if you have any questions (613) 692-0520.