HELPFUL INFORMATION

Studio Policies

 

Below you will find our studio's policies and procedures. If you have any questions about these policies or require further assistance, please feel free to contact the studio.

 

A printable copy of our Studio Handbook can be downloaded here.

 

Classroom Policies

 

  • Students are expected to be on their best behavior at all times, respecting their instructor as well as the studio.
  • Please encourage small children to use restrooms before or after their class.
  • If class has begun, please refrain from any questions or concerns that do not require immediate attention. Questions can be answered between classes or by reaching Karrie at (978) 671-0400. If questions or concerns require immediate attention, please approach your instructor.
  • Dancers are allowed to arrive early for class and wait in the waiting area for class to begin.
  • The waiting area will remain closed to anyone other than teachers and dancers during afternoon classes.
  • Please be prompt in arriving to pick up your child, in order to make the transitional periods between classes run efficiently.
  • Parents/Guardians of dancers in our morning classes and afternoon classes (with dancers under age 7), may stay in the waiting area if wearing a mask.
  • Parents of older dancers are encouraged to wait in their cars in the parking lot. Or, they may leave after drop-off and return to pick up at the appropriate time.
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to drop children off. Socializing in the waiting area can be very distracting the class and instructors.
  • For safety concerns, children will not be released from class until a parent or guardian arrives inside the building to escort them out.

 


Personal Items

For the health and safety of our dancers, all students should bring the following to class:

  • Reusable water bottle (with full name written on the bottle).
  • Dance bag tagged with the dancer’s full name and emergency contact name and number.
  • Personal hand sanitizer.

 


Attendance Policies

 

  • Students are expected to attend class regularly.
  • Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class.
  • Refunds will not be given for absences or weather cancellations.
  • Attendance is mandatory for the Dress Rehearsal in order to perform in the Annual Recital Performance.

 


Closings and Refund Policies

 

  • Gotta Dance runs alongside the Chelmsford Public School System. If there is a school closing, early dismissal or school holiday, the studio will also be closed.
  • Classes can be made up by attending any other class equivalent to your own.
  • Refunds will not be given for absences or weather cancellations.

 


Withdrawal Policies

 

  • Students must notify the studio in writing (via email) if you intend to withdraw from class(es).
  • The withdrawal will take effect from the date that your email was sent, not the date that the student last attended class.
  • You are responsible for the tuition balance due on your account prior to your withdrawal.
  • If tuition is paid in full for the year and a student withdraws after January 1st, no refund will be given.

 


COVID-19 Policies

 

  • Masks are currently OPTIONAL for all dancers and family members.
  • Any individual who wishes to continue to mask will be supported in their choice.
  • We highly recommend masking for unvaccinated dancers and family members who come into the studio.

 

Gotta Dance follows the Chelmsford public schools masking requirements. Although we are operating as a small business, we feel that we are education-oriented and want to follow as closely as possible the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at our schools. Please keep in mind that in the future, if Chelmsford public schools or the Town of Chelmsford makes the decision to implement a mask mandate, a mask policy will be put back in place at the studio. Thank you for your understanding and continued support and cooperation.