Studio Policies

Regular attendance is necessary for proper growth and allows class members to progress at approximately the same pace. A message should be left at the studio (847-382-6333) if a student is to be absent for a class. Missed classes should be made up within the session in the same or lower level class.

Please arrive five minutes early for class if at all possible. Late students will not be admitted to class, as a proper warm-up is necessary for health reasons. If an instructor deems it unsafe for a student to participate, the student should observe class for that day.

No one other than the students and instructor(s) are allowed in the studio during class unless special arrangements have been made. There are five observation weeks per year.

Parents Week is generally the last week of the session. Specific dates will be announced to students & families. Registration for the consecutive term is generally due during the preceding week. Please check the school calendar for specific dates.

Tuition is non-refundable and payable in advance.

Please take any valuable items with you into the studio. BDA is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Please advise us of any health problems we should be aware of (such as asthma, diabetes, allergies, etc.) as soon as possible. Young dancers may be given a treat so we need to know about any food allergies or diabetes.

We encourage parents of young dancers to take them to the rest room prior to the start of class.

Parents of young dancers must chaperone their children before and after class. Hanging off studio barres, running and climbing on equipment are examples of hazardous behavior.

Please register your student according to the teacher’s recommendation. This is important for injury prevention, the child’s self-esteem, and positive group dynamics.