studio policies

DRESS CODE 

  • All dancewear is available locally at Ellman’s in Carytown (Richmond, Virginia) and Pointe Dance Boutique (Midlothian, Virginia), or it can be purchased from the link on our home page.
  • Combination classes may wear economy ballet and tap shoes as long as the ballet shoes have a suede or leather sole. DO NOT WEAR BEDROOM SLIPPERS!
  • All dancers must have their hair secured back for class. A bun is mandatory for ballet class, and ponytails and braids are acceptable for combination and all other classes. Hair must be secured back for any class, so please make sure your dancer is prepared when she/he arrives for class.
  • Cheer style shorts are not appropriate dance attire. If shorts are worn, leotard and tights MUST also be worn.

CONDUCT AND BEHAVIOR
We strive to provide an encouraging, nurturing environment for all dancers. To ensure each dancer feels safe and comfortable during class, we have a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior that may cause a disruptive learning environment or emotional harm to students and instructors in a class. Teachers reserve the right to dismiss any student from a class due to discipline problems or verbal disrespect.

ATTENDANCE 
Regular attendance is essential for progression in dancing. Tardiness and excessive absences are inexcusable and not tolerated. All students are responsible for learning the choreography, which requires regular attendance. To be fair to all students, class time will not be used to review material missed. If you miss more than three classes after Jan. 15, your may be required to take private lessons in order to participate in the recital. Make-up classes are very difficult to arrange, so please make class attendance a priority.

CANCELLATION/WITHDRAWAL
Student withdrawal will only be accepted through November 1. Medical release will be necessary to terminate the account after the final drop date of November 1. If a student drops or cancels registration, prior to the start of class, Encore Studio will refund half of the registration payment unless refund is needed for class cancellation. Every effort will be made to find alternate classes in the event of class cancellation.  Refunds will not be given if a student decides to withdraw.  Student withdrawal will be effective the last day of the current month to ensure termination prior to another billing cycle. Proper notice must be give to the office to terminate account prior to November 1. Cancellations and withdraws will not be accommodated for students in the Summer session after June 1. 

REGISTRATION: 
ALL REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS.

Class enrollment must exceed 8 students.

Register early for the best selection and availability. We will close, add or change classes as registration demands, but we will not be able to add students to a class once it has closed.

If a class does not meet minimum enrollment we will notify you prior to confirm an alternate selection. We confirm classes through email so please notify your spam filters.

Class times may adjust prior to the first class, so please make note of your pass code and check your schedule and account through your student profile prior to the first class.

The most up-to-date schedule is available through your student profile. If you do not have one, please create one.

2017-2018 Registration

For available classes, call 804-794-2646 or email us at encore@encorestudio.com. Or register online here.


Important Dates

September 16:  
2017-18 Season Begins
October 31:
No Classes  
November 20-26:
Thanksgiving Holiday, No Classes  
December 23 - January 5:
Winter Break, No Classes  
April 1 - April 7:  
Spring Break, No Classes  
May 12, 2018:  
Tentative Dress Rehearsal  
May 18-20, 2018:
Tentative Recital Performances