At Mobile Bay Dance Academy, we teach in a Christian, encouraging, yet structured dance environment. We want our students to learn to love the art of dance. This is what we will teach them to do. In return, students should be respectful to all of their fellow dancers and instructors. They should come to class prepared to dance. All students should arrive ready to dance with a ready-to-learn attitude. They should wear dance-appropriate attire and dance shoes. See our dress code for more information about appropriate dance attire.
***The dress code will be strictly enforced.
Class fees are invoiced by the term. The full-term invoice must be paid, regardless of the number of classes the student wishes to attend (or actually attends). There will be no refunds, credits, or transfers if the full term isn't completed. For your convenience, the term can be broken down into 9 monthly payments. When enrolling in our classes, you are committing to a service contract for a complete term. Mobile Bay Dance Academy does not offer refunds for cancellations.
***Please be aware that if we move to virtual dance classes, tuition is still due and classes will be held during regular class times. We are committed to offering you the best dance experience possible, and thanks to technology, we will be providing online dance classes to keep your dancer moving, learning, and having fun if we have to dance virtually.
We strongly believe at MBDA when you start something you finish it. If you feel it absolutely necessary to withdraw your child from class you MUST provide a written notice to MBDA within 30 days of your child's last day counted for attendance you will be charged the following months of tuition along with a $50 fee. Until we have written confirmation your child will be considered absent for that month and monthly tuition will continue. Commitment to dance is very important. Teachers spend multiple hours on each dance lesson and dance. They must work on choreography, formations, groups, ripples, etc. These parts of the dance are based around the dancers that sign up for the class.
a**WHEN WITHDRAWING FROM THE MBDA DANCE PROGRAM PRIOR TO RECEIVING YOUR COSTUMES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU WILL FORFEIT THEM**
No Parents or visitors are allowed in the dance classroom. Dancers are more focused and perform better with fewer people in the room. Dance is also about learning independence. You will see your dancer grow so much in confidence from their dance classes. If your child is feeling anxious about being in class without you, you can help by explaining to your child that they can show you what they learned after class.
We work hard to make the dance experience organized and fun. Keeping you informed is one of our primary goals. Please read all newsletters and other dance class information. The studio's primary method of communication with parents is via e-mail. If you are not receiving any e-mails from us, then please contact us to ensure your current e-mail address is on file. Please add the studio e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org to your e-mail contact list so that all communications will display in your e-mail Inbox and not a spam folder.
***Please Note: While all of our student/parent concerns or questions are important to us, we ask that you respect our staff's personal time and not contact them via Text or Facebook messenger after 7 p.m. or on holidays. You may email us at any time!
We bring the studio to you! Classes are held at your dancer/dancers' school during or after school. Send a separate dance bag with their dance attire to school or daycare with them in the mornings. If they have a morning class, you will just bring them to school in their dance clothes with a change of clothes for after class. We will teach them to dance, and return them to their classroom. It’s easy, it’s convenient, the children have a blast learning to dance with friends, and no hassle for You!
It is the responsibility of the parents to be aware of all dance studio activities, such as recitals, opening or closing, and picture days. When public and private schools close due to weather, the studio will also close. Dance classes will resume when school resumes. The studio notices are posted on the website, in our newsletter, and in your email. We also post to Facebook! Please notify us if your address, e-mail address, or telephone number has changed
Mobile Bay Dance Academy has set up and will maintain safe dance environments for our students. Appropriate emergency procedures exist and staff understand the procedures relevant to their location. Our staff has the responsibility and authority to ensure that health and safety objectives are achieved. They will identify and eliminate unsafe acts, procedures, conditions, equipment, and hazards of all kinds. Behavior from students, parents or visitors that may cause an unsafe environment, will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of the student or parent/guardian to inform Mobile Bay Dance Academy of any prior or current illnesses or injuries prior to enrolment or prior to class. MBDA MUST be notified of any allergies that a student may have.