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Studio Policies

Dance requires structure. And our studio has some solid guidelines in place. Please familiarize yourself with our policies below.

Studio Policies

Techniques In Motion School of Dance – Where Everyone IS a Star!

Please refer to this information or contact us at the studio 799-3223 with any questions.

  • The Village @ Myrtle Grove Shopping Center
  • Suite 5543-100 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington, NC 28412
  • 5,040 sq feet. Home Depot/Staples Parking lot, behind Buffalo Wild Wings
  • (910) 799-3223

Understanding Dance Education:
Dance has been called a sport but more importantly it is AN ART! Dance lessons develop strength, endurance, flexibility and artistry based upon participation with others in a GROUP setting. Students are taught the value of movement with others to develop individual expertise. With adequate interest, students will not only learn an art form, but will develop an increased amount of self and peer respect, physical agility and fitness, social skills and an appreciation for music and art. Dance is something students can and should, enjoy for a lifetime even if they choose not to earn a living as a dancer. As a parent, the financial support of your student is important, but of equal, perhaps even greater, value is your emotional support. Encourage your child to be the best that he or she can be without regard to what others achieve. Dance is an individual art form; each child needs to achieve at a pace that’s comfortable for him or her. No two students will progress at the same rate, even if they experience the exact same training. It’s important to encourage the children to focus on themselves, give their all, and be satisfied with their own accomplishments. Dance education encompasses far more than technique or the steps your children will learn. We believe the discipline of dance training gives young people a better understanding of commitment by offering them the chance to learn, experience teamwork, and understand what hard work can accomplish. Our goal is to educate the minds, bodies and souls of each student and to teach them the skills needed for a successful life, whether or not they stay involved in dance.

Monthly Newsletters & Website:
Monthly news is available to all students enrolled at T.I.M. School of Dance through our News blog. Monthly news is also distributed via the Email addresses provided on registration forms at the time of registration to all studio families at the beginning on each month and paper copies available in studio observation areas. Please take the time to read all information provided and take note of the announcements that are periodically posted throughout the studio regarding due dates, fundraisers, special workshops, studio closings, etc. This will help to eliminate confusion or missed due dates at a later point. Newsletters, class schedules, announcements, handbooks, and registration forms are also posted on studio website. Studio events are posted in newsletters, on front door and throughout studio, website and answering machine.

Holiday Closings & Cancellations:
The studio will generally follow the holiday schedule observed by the traditional New Hanover County School System (not year-round schedule). There are some school holidays and teacher workdays that are NOT holidays at T.I.M. If a class is canceled due to unexpected and/or unannounced circumstances such as an illness, family emergencies etc., we will provide a make-up class. The studio does not provide make-up classes for inclement weather, power failures or any other natural act that is of no fault of our own. Any and all studio closings will be announced in the monthly newsletters, on studio website and/ or on the studio answering machine. (910) 799-3223 prior to the closing date.

There are no tuition adjustments, deductions for vacations or short months or missed lessons

Injury/Accident Waiver & Photo/Video Release:
I hereby, for my child and myself, waive and release any and all claims for damages which may be suffered by the student, person(s), in connection with any participation in or for Techniques In Motion School of Dance. I further release any representative of this Dance School for any damages incurred while this student is in their care.

I hereby give permission for images of my child, captured during regular classes, rehearsals, performances & special activities through video, photo and digital camera, to be used solely for the purposes Techniques In Motion School of Dance promotional material, newsletters, websites and publications, and waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto. NO names will be used.

Techniques In Motion School of Dance limits the use of photography of any sort by any persons or parents of dancers inside the Dance School. Techniques In Motion School of Dance will not be held responsible if a child is photographed or filmed by other persons or parents. Students can only be photographed or filmed by persons unaffiliated with the Dance School if permission is authorized. If authorization is granted, the child can be individually photographed/filmed at the end of the class session.

I have received, read and understand the studio information and policies stated in the studio handbook & on studio website.

T.I.M. Philosophy:
Dance at any age is important work that provides lifelong values and is a joyful experience for most. When dance classes are fun, students develop a love & appreciation for the art. A well balanced class addresses the whole person. If applied Dance Classes can provide a positive environment and variety of experiences that promote physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth. The physical benefits of dance class are widely accepted, but the social, emotional, and even academic learning promoted by a good dance program are less popularly understood. But it is a two way street. Dance Classes and Instructors can only do so much. Dancers are responsible for absorbing information and applying information to their academic, social, emotional lives.

Our goals

  • to instill a loving of moving & dancing
  • to help students appreciate & understand the art of dance
  • to create a positive experience from which students can grow and learn
  • to promote the development of age-appropriate physical skills
  • to promote development of social skills: participating & sharing within a group, leading & following, appreciating the work of others, developing an awareness of personal space & respect for the personal space of others
  • to develop body wellness: understanding & respecting one’s own body, learning how to move safely
  • to educate all families & communities about the importance & benefits of dance

Thank you so much for your time, cooperation & support! Please download, complete and return this policy document to studio. As the owner of Techniques In Motion School of Dance, I want to thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you & your family.

Sincerely,
Terrie Batson (Owner) and Techniques In Motion Staff Members

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