Each dancer is required to register by filling out a form for our records that will be used in cases of emergency and scheduling. The completed form must be filled out online. There is a Non-Refundable Registration fee of $10 per person per year.
Once registration form is filled out online you can login into the parent portal and enroll in classes. Age ranges are used as a guide. Please remember that the owner of the studio must approve classes your dancer wants to take. Please email or call the owner to further discuss this.
Platinum Dance Studio holds classes from September 2022- the first week of June 2023. Payments are due the first week each month. Payments are the same whether there are two, three, four or five classes that month. If payments are not received on time there will be a $10.00 late charge for every week it is not received.
There is a $45 charge for NSF/returned checks.
We are proud to offer online payments, but please understand there is a 3% Convenience Fee per transaction using a credit card, debit card, or bank draft.
Dancers with an outstanding balance will not be able to participate in our yearly recital or compete in competitions until their accounts are brought to a current balance. Please Note: In order to take a solo, duet, or trio you must be in a group class as well. Solo, duets, and trios will be scheduled only after all group classes are scheduled first.
Throughout the dance year, there will be several important dates, activities, and information that will need to be communicated to parents and their dancers. Handouts with important correspondence will be given to your dancer at the end of his/her class. An email may also be sent out to those of you who have provided us with an email address. Please make sure you add The Platinum Dance Studio as a "safe" address on your email account. We will also keep the website updated. We know that sometimes information has a hard time getting from the dancer to you, so we will have extra copies of all information available at the studio. Please check inside the studio regularly to make sure that you are aware of any information that has been communicated. Our main goal is to keep parents informed on upcoming dates and events.
Attendance will be taken at each class and is extremely important in the progress of each dancer. Every week, the students will be learning new skills and choreography and unnecessary absences are a hindrance to the student, teacher and fellow classmates. If you know that you will not be attending class, please notify the studio by leaving a message prior to the start of your class. If you are injured, you are still welcome and encouraged to come and watch class. Absences from dance classes are non-refundable.
If for any reason your child stops dancing, you are expected to notify the dance program director immediately. A one month written notice must be given. If your child drops dance class after November 15th you will still be required to pay for the full costume fee and the costume is yours to keep when it arrives. Remember that BOTH the registration fee and the costume deposit are Non-Refundable.
If the Bessemer School District cancel school due to inclement weather, then all classes scheduled for that day will also be cancelled. If classes are cancelled due to weather or emergencies, we will be placing this information on Facebook and our “announcements” page here on our website. Refunds will not be issued in cases of inclement weather. Two snow days are built into the full year program. If a class has more then 2 snow days we will be making that class up. There are no classes on the following dates: Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, Spring break, and Memorial Day. Classes will be held the first week of June.
Parent Watching Policy
Parent/s, guardians, friends etc…are not allowed inside the dance studio to watch class. We will have the viewing window open for you to watch your child. However, the instructor holds the right to close the shades if the waiting room becomes a distraction to the dancers. Please remember that the viewing window is a privilege.
Dancers are expected to arrive at the studio dressed in the appropriate dancewear and ready to dance at their scheduled start time. In order for each student to fully be able to participate in class and the learning experience, she/he should wear clothing that permits movement and allows instructors to easily view muscles and body lines making for significantly easier corrections. Hair must be pulled back and tied away from the face securely. Gum is not allowed inside the studio. Please ensure your dancer uses the bathroom prior to dance beginning.
Shoe Requirements: dancers are required to wear specific shoes for each class to ensure safety and ease of motion. For a complete list of shoe requirements, please call the studio or talk to your instructor. You will be able to purchase all shoes at the Open House in August. After the initial shoe sale in August, you will be able to order directly through Second Skin, which is located in Marquette. Camilla will have all the information regarding your dancer’s shoe needs on file. To reach her by phone call 906-226-2263. Click this link to be directed to her website: https://secondskinshop.com
Costumes: The dance instructors will determine the selection of recital costumes and will take all necessary measurements in November. Costume fees will need to be paid no later than December 1st. Some costumes require parents to do a limited amount of sewing and piecing together. Tights are a separate fee.
All students are strongly encouraged to participate in our Annual Spring Recital. Mark your calendars now to avoid any conflicts, our recital is usually the third weekend in June! Participants with outstanding balances will not be allowed to participate in the recital until their balance is paid in full.
Our studio aims to participate in 2-4 competitions per dance year. Dancers will know which competitions with dates within the first few weeks of classes. The expectation is all Senior level classes are required to attend. We encourage all other levels to participate, if you/your dancer know you will not be able to attend a certain competition it is your responsibility to update the owner ASAP. Many of the competitions we attend require early registration. When we know a dancer will not be able to attend, we must relock the dance number to accommodate those who can attend.
In order to do a solo, trio, duet during competition the dancer must be registered in at least (1) group/class
Please see the "competition FAQ" tab for more information.
*Competition fees are not included in tuition dues*
Dance Etiquette/ Behavior:
Platinum Dance Studio expects each and every parent/dancer to treat one another with the utmost respect. This policy will also be enforced during competitions and when the dancer/parent is in public. We ask that each parent/dancer keep negativity to themselves, as many view dance as their family. Platinum Dance studio reserves the right to dismiss a dancer/parent based off of poor attitude/behavior. When a circumstance arises the parent/dancer will be notified and given (1) verbal warning. After the (1) verbal warning is given and a second offense occurs, Platinum Dance Studio reserves the right to dismiss the dancer/parent without refund. Any money remaining in parent/dancer account will be available good only for a Platinum Dance tuition credit, at the owners’ discretion.
Personal belongings/Cell phones
Platinum Dance Studio asks that each parent/dancer decide which personal items their dancer brings into the studio. We as a studio cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items. We also ask that each dancer who owns a cellphone puts their cellphone away prior to the start of their dance class. When the class is over the dancer may resume to utilize their phone.
The studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If a teacher is ill and cannot arrange a substitute, the missed classes will be made up.
The Platinum Dance Studio is hereby granted permission to take photos of the students to use in brochures, studio website, posters, advertisements, or other promotional material. Permission is also hereby granted for the studio to copyright such photos in our name.
Release of Liability:
Dance, like any physical activity comes with the risk of potential injury. I understand and accept this risk, and hold Platinum Dance Studio, its owner, teachers, assistants and volunteers harmless, from any and all costs and causes of action of any kind, associated with such injury, whether at the studio during class, or any other dance related activity, or at a dance event outside the studio. Furthermore, I release Platinum Dance Studio from any and all liability associated with my child’s attendance at Platinum Dance Studio.
I represent that my child is in good physical condition and does not suffer from any condition or disability that would prevent or limit participation in the dance program at Platinum Dance Studio. If that should change at any time, I will immediately communicate such change in writing to Cheyenne Bull directly.
I hereby give permission for any and all medical attention to be administered to my child in the event of accident, injury, sickness etc. under the direction of the physician listed below, or at any necessary emergency facility, until such time as I can be contacted. I also assume the responsibility for the payment of any such treatment.