ADFS Studio Policies & Frequently Asked Questions
Our mission at Arabesque Dance & Fitness Studio (ADFS) is to use dance & fitness to change lives. We are dedicated to helping our students, both children and adults, set goals and achieve success. We provide a happy and healthy environment where families can enjoy life together. We strive to deliver quality dance and fitness education in a positive and inspirational way.
How young can my child start dance classes?
We offer You & Me classes for dancers under the age of 3, with a guardian. Independent dance classes begin at age 3 (dancer must be fully potty-trained). Your dancer must meet the appropriate age guidelines for each class by December 31, 2019.
What is the Registration Fee?
Please see our Tuition/Registration page for registration fees.
How long is the dance season?
Our dance season starts August 5, 2019 and ends June 27, 2020. Please see our Tuition/Registration page for rules and restrictions regarding our dance season.
How do I pay tuition?
Please see our Tuition/Registration page for instructions on paying tuition.
What is Dance Studio-Pro (DSP)?
DSP is our online system you use to view class schedules, make payments, and register for classes. Please contact us if you did not receive your login information at registration.
What happens if I miss a dance class?
If you miss a class due to illness or vacation, you may make up during another class of the same level within two weeks. Email email@example.com to schedule a make-up class or visit the Front Desk. A doctor’s note may be requested for frequent absences. If your dancer is going to miss class, you can log their absence in your Parent Portal to notify the ADFS Staff. ADFS reserves the right to refuse make-ups for frequent absences. Regular attendance ensures the progression of not only your dancer but the entire class. We appreciate your dedication to making dance a priority.
Why is there a Dance Dress Code?
By enforcing a dress code, dancers learn responsibility and self-awareness, and are not distracted in class by clothing or hair. Proper dance attire allows teachers to properly see the dancers’ bodies. Without a dress code, dance class can quickly turn into a dress up party! You can purchase all the items needed for dance class at our studio boutique. Please see the Dress Code Section for complete details.
Can I watch class?
We have observation windows for viewing. Please do not be a distraction to your dancer by talking to them or tapping on the windows. Do not open the classroom doors during classes. If you need to speak to your dancer or the teacher, please ask the Front Desk Staff. Please check the studio calendar, for our Parent Observation Weeks where you can watch from inside the classroom (Limit two observers per student).
Can dancer’s friends watch class?
We will host Bring-A-Friend events for friends to join in the fun with no commitment. We offer free trials for friends interested in registering for the class. Please see the Front Desk for more information. Liability Release Forms must be completed before dancing with us.
May I leave the studio while my child is in class?
Absolutely! We hope you find comfort in knowing that your child is in good hands while you run home, do errands, or enjoy some quiet time in the car.
Do you have a Lost & Found?
Yes, it is in the Studio Lobby. Please remember to label ALL your dancer’s items to help us return lost items to your dancer. The Lost & Found is donated on the 1st of the Month. ADFS is not responsible for lost items.
What if I want to discontinue a program?
30-days written notice is required to unenroll from a dance class during the season. We will pro-rate the tuition if your notice falls between billing dates. Cancellation Forms are at the Front Desk or email us your request.
How do I receive studio information?
All correspondences will come through email, from DSP. “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay connected. Please check your dancer’s bag for any paper handouts that are sent home. Please call or email the studio if you have any questions.
How do referrals work?
Referrals are the #1 way we grow our dance and fitness family! Please spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. As a token of our appreciation, we are happy to reward you with a $5 studio credit for every referral!
What is the ADFS Company?
ADFS Company is our competitive dance team by audition only. For more information contact us!
What is the ADFS Company, Inc.?
This registered 501c3 is a parent led organization for fundraising events benefiting our dance competition team. Look out for exciting events they put on each season and for opportunities to support our dance team.
What are the camps, parties and events?
Do you host Birthday Parties?
Yes! We love celebrating your tiny dancers and their friends. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Who can take Fitness Classes?
Participants must be 14+ years of age, or 10 with a guardian. No experience needed and all fitness levels are welcome. Please inform the instructor if you need modifications.
Do you offer Adult Dance Classes?
Yes! Join us for recreational Adult Ballet, Tap, or Jazz. You can drop-in, use punch cards, or enroll for just $25/mo (enrollment fee applies).