Studio Dates & Policies
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2023 Fall: September 11, 2023 - January 27, 2024
2024 Winter/Spring: January 29, 2024 - June 20, 2024
UWS / UES In-Studio
2023 Fall: September 11, 2023 - January 27, 2024
2024 Winter/Spring: January 29, 2024 - June 15, 2024
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Piano & Voice
Note: Baby Bop! Music session dates may differ from those of dance classes. Please check the Baby Bop! Music schedule for session dates.
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DWMR now conveniently sells everything you need for your first day of class! Stop by the studio to choose from our selection of leotards, skirted leotards, tights and shoes!
At DWMR we like to let our dancers' creativity shine! We ask our ballerinas to dress in a leotard, tights, skirt, and ballet shoes. Any color or style is acceptable. For our tiniest ballerinas who may not have ballet shoes just yet, socks are acceptable. (Socks with grips are even better!). Boys are asked to wear a t-shirt or tank top and comfortable pants. Ballet or jazz shoes are required. Our Tutu Tap dancers should dress as they would for a ballet class. Tutu Tap dancers should bring ballet AND tap shoes to class each week.
FUTURE BROADWAY STARS
We ask our Broadway dancers to wear a leotard and tights or leggings/jazz pants. Ballet or jazz shoes are required
Our Tutu Tap dancers should dress as they would for a ballet class (leotard, tights, skirt, and ballet shoes in any color or style for girls, t-shirt or tank top and comfortable pants for boys; socks or socks with grips are fine for our tiniest dancers who may not have ballet shoes just yet).
Tutu Tap dancers should bring ballet shoes AND tap shoes to class each week.
HIP HOP TAP
Leave your ballet skirt at home! Dancers are asked to dress in a leotard, leggings or shorts. Jazz/ballet shoes and tap shoes required.
Boppers are asked to wear anything they are comfortable Bopping in! Socks are requited for Boppers and caregivers.
Dancers are asked to wear a t-shirt or tank top and comfortable leggings/pants. Shoes required as appropriate to the class (see above for each).
GENERAL DANCE POLICIES
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REGISTRATION FEE, DEPOSIT, DECLINED CARDS
There is a one-time registration fee of $25 per new student for all class formats (including Baby Bop! music), spring and summer programs, and piano lessons. (This fee does not apply for special events, single drop-in virtual classes, or birthday parties).
For Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer classes and programs, a $100 non-refundable deposit will be charged at the time of enrollment, with any remaining balance due charged the week before class begins.
There will be a $5 fee for declined cards.
There is a 5% sibling discount applied to the second child and any additional children from the same family. Discounts cannot be combined and do not apply to special events. When enrolling online, discounts will be reflected in an emailed receipt and not during online registration.
TRIAL CLASSES & WAIT LISTS
A one-time, complimentary virtual trial class* is offered for students who are new to DWMR. Please submit a request or call ahead of time to set up a trial. NOTE: There are no trial classes for spring or summer short programs/camps or outdoor classes.
No fees are charged if registering for a wait list. Should a spot open up to which you agree, appropriate fees will be charged at that time.
*Altered COVID-19 Policy: All trials will be offered virtually.
All dancers are entitled to two in-person makeup classes per Winter/Spring or Fall sessions. In addition, all dancers are entitled to unlimited virtual makeup classes per session broadcast from our Tribeca studio. Makeups must be scheduled in advance in age-appropriate, available classes. Please note any makeup class cancelled within 24 hours of scheduled class cannot be rescheduled. There are no make ups or trials during spring or summer short programs, and no make up classes for holidays, weather closures, or other instances in which classes do not take place. Due to recital preparation, no makeup classes will be permitted in the month of June. Dancers are entitled to one makeup class during the Summer session. Please submit here to request a makeup ahead of time. Makeups may only be scheduled after the class has been missed and must be taken within the same session in which the class was missed, as makeups do not carry over from session to session.
REFUNDS & SESSION ROLLOVER
All sales are final. Should you move out of town, you will be required to present proof of new address. Should you need to cancel your enrollment prior to the start of a class session, you will be charged a $100 deposit fee. No refunds for withdrawals from Summer classes or programs after June 1st. In special circumstances where a class credit is issued, credit may only be used for a student within the same family for which it was originally applied. DANCE WITH MISS RACHEL cannot and shall not be held responsible for extreme weather or other unforeseen events beyond DANCE WITH MISS RACHEL's control, including, but not limited to, natural disasters, pandemics, wars, acts of terrorism, or other force majeure events that, by their nature could not have been foreseen by DANCE WITH MISS RACHEL or, if possible to have been foreseen, are unavoidable, and DANCE WITH MISS RACHEL shall not provide a refund or credit for classes canceled in the case of such events. Should regulations dictate that In-Studio classes transition to DWMR at Home virtual classes or a hybrid model at any point, or should you decide to transition from In-Studio to DWMR at Home virtual format, there will be no adjustments to tuition, discounts, credits, or refunds for any students beyond stated refund policies. DANCE WITH MISS RACHEL will follow the guidance of the NYC public schools, City, State, and local governments, the Federal government, and/or the safety advisories from New York City (as applicable) in making class cancelation decisions.
OUTDOOR CLASS WEATHER
In the event of inclement weather, there will be no refunds (see Refund Policy), but class may be rescheduled based on availability. In some instances, if DANCE WITH RACHEL determines it appropriate and families consent, outdoor class may be moved to an appropriate indoor space while following appropriate social distancing measures during COVID.
FALL ENROLLMENT ROLLOVER
Students enrolled in Fall in-person and virtual dance classes will be automatically re-enrolled into their same classes in the next session unless they opt out, in order to guarantee their spot(s) in the next session.
In both cases, no less than two (2) notices will be sent to enrolled students via email reminding them of this rollover and providing opportunity to opt-out of the next session. Should students not opt out by the provided deadline, they will be re-enrolled and their credit card on file will be charged for the published rate of the following session. Should student withdraw from the next session after the provided deadline, a $100 non-refundable deposit fee will be subtracted from their refund.
Winter/Spring and Summer classes and programs do NOT automatically rollover to the next session, and students must re-enroll themselves into the next session.
LOST & FOUND
Dance with Miss Rachel (including its staff and teachers) is not responsible for lost or stolen items at the studio, its facilities, or other locations used for studio functions such as recital venues or party locations.
All dancers enrolled in Winter/Spring session will have the opportunity to participate in our year-end recital held in the spring each year. An additional recital fee will be charged in order to participate. Please note, recital fees are non-refundable.
ONLINE CUSTOMER PORTAL
After you are enrolled in a class, you will be able to register for and use the Customer Portal. You will create a Customer Portal account by entering the email address you provided at registration and clicking the button that says, “Reset Password”. A temporary password will then be emailed to you to be used to login to your account. From there, you may change your password -- be sure it has a minimum of 8 characters, 1 of which must be a number.
If you experience any issues logging in, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Dance with Miss Rachel may use photographs and/or video that includes our students in promotional / advertising / website materials. If you prefer your student NOT be included, please let us know by contacting us at email@example.com and we will make a note of your preference.
VIDEO RECORDING OF CLASSES
With the exception of your dancer’s solo, video recording is prohibited during classes.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS / IMPORTANT DATES
Dance with Miss Rachel follows the official NYC Board of Education school calendar in observance of holidays in most cases. Students will be reminded ahead of time when class will not be held. Please note important dates below under IMPORTANT DATES.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS/DATA FEES
DANCE WITH MISS RACHEL will provide reasonable guidance for participating in virtual class enrollments offered through Zoom or YouTube communicated via email. It is the enrollee's responsibility to ensure software or app is properly installed and functioning prior to class time. Any applicable data fees for accessing class content are the sole responsibility of the enrollee and not DANCE WITH MISS RACHEL.
As of Fall 2022...
To best ensure the safety of our dancers, their families and caregivers, and our staff, (and in accordance with New York City and NYC Dept. of Education requirements and guidelines), Dance with Miss Rachel has put in place preventative/social distancing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 that include the following: