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Special Projects

Solos / Duos / Trios

Special Projects are an option for competitive dancers only and the finished routines are reserved for presentation during the current dance competition season. Any public showing of the routine must be pre-approved by the Studio Director.

Special Projects are not normally performed in the studio’s Year-End Performances; however, in special circumstances, the Studio Director may invite a project to perform in the Competitive Showcase or Recital. Students wanting to register for a solo, duet, or small group performance are encouraged to do so at the time of registration. Project requests must be in a discipline of dance that the student is currently studying at the studio.

Special Project dancers are responsible for pre-selecting three (3) possible music choices for the instructor to choose from and present them at least two (2) weeks prior to the first special project class taking place. The studio director will be responsible for approving all music, and in the case of students selecting the same music as a fellow dancer, the director will make all final decisions as to whom will be assigned what music.

As it relates to costumes for Special Projects, the Director will be responsible for purchasing/ordering all costumes. Dancers are welcome to investigate potential options on their own, but they are discouraged from purchasing anything unless it has been pre-approved. Purchasing prematurely is a financial risk! Costume prices traditionally range from a low of $70.00 to a high of $175.00 per costume.

Special Projects will be comprised of six (6), forty-five (45) minute classes in total. Projects will not be given standing appointment times or recurring blocks of practice time. Appointments are to be booked directly with the Special Project Instructor, and under no circumstance, will instructors be held responsible for coordinating appointment times. Teachers will do their best to accommodate specific appointments requests, but it is important to recognize, that teachers are scheduling multiple appointments with multiple students. Therefore, students/parents attempting to book an appointment must be flexible in accepting appointments. In the event a student does not use the six (6) classes that he/she is intended to receive, there will be no refund of tuition. (Tuition covers more than just studio time.) There should be no excuse for not being able to coordinate 4.5 hours of dance time between September and March. No choreography will be started after February 1st and no practices held after March 15th.

Students arriving late for their appointment will not be given a time extension. All classes are to start and end on schedule. If an appointment is canceled with less than 24 hours notice given, the appointment will count as one (1) of the six (6) classes allotted for in the tuition. A “no show/no call” appointment will count as one (1) of the six (6) classes allotted for in the tuition and there will be a $25.00 charge added to the student’s tuition account.

If a Special Project student requires additional studio time to learn/perfect a routine, instructors will try to accommodate this request if time permits. There will be a $25.00 charge for each additional 30 minute class. Students, who have not received their initial six (6) classes, will be given scheduling priority over those who are requesting additional practice time. For those seeking extra time, requests will be considered based on the order of request, an identified need by the instructor, and the overall commitment shown to the project by the student making the request. The Studio Director, in consultation with the Special Project Instructor, has the ability to pull a Special Project out of a competition if it is felt that the student is not ready to compete.