The Bravo Academy's policies are in place to provide safety, consistency, and expectations for families and staff. All families registered for any Bravo Academy of Dance class are required to read and acknowledge by signature the polices listed below.
Holidays and Inclemate Weather
Classes begin on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Bravo does not observe most Monday holidays or teacher workdays. We do this so that the students who dance on Mondays do not lose class time. Closings for vacations and holidays are listed below and will be listed in a monthly newsletter that is posted on the website. It is the parents' responsibility to read the newsletter as it contains the information each family will need for the coming months. Any parent requiring a hard copy of the newsletter will receive one upon request. There is also a News Tab on the website to help keep everyone informed.
Thanksgiving Break- Sunday, November 18, 2018 through Sunday, November 25, 2018. Classes will resume on Monday, November 26, 2018.
Winter Break- Friday, December 21, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019. Classes will resume Monday, January 7, 2019.
Spring Break- Monday, April 15, 2019 through Sunday, April 21, 2019. Classes will resume on Monday, April 22, 2019.
Scheduled closing as published on the website and in the newsletters are not eligible for a make-up class or tuition reimbursements.
Bravo follows the Chatham County School System for their inclement weather cancellations. If there is an inclement weather event as determined by the school system, Bravo will close as well for the safety of all families and instructors. All weather-related cancellations will be posted on the website and emailed to families as soon as the decision is made. Parents should check the Chatham County School System website or local TV stations.
Due to scheduling difficulties, makeup days will not be offered, however students are welcome to make up a canceled class in a comparable class within one month. There are no tuition reimbursements for inclement weather closings.
Class Withdrawal and Dissenrollment
Any student wishing to withdraw from any class may do so in writing via email or postal mail at least on month in advance. All recurring payments will stop the month after notice is received. Any fees related to the Recital or other Bravo events will not be reimbursed. Bravo Academy of Dance reserves the right to disenroll any student due to conduct of the student or family at the discretion of the owner. Any concern will be addressed with a parent prior to a disenrollment decision.
All information provided to Bravo is confidential. This includes credit card information. Bravo is not able to access existing credit card information for any purpose.
Telephone numbers, addresses, or email addresses will not be given to any person for any reason. Contact information is exclusive to Bravo Academy of Dance and used only to contact students or families as necessary.
Parents who choose to drop off or pick up students are solely responsible for ensuring that the student enter and exit the building as required to attend classes. Once inside the building, a Bravo employee will be available to act as chaperone weather in class or in the lobby areas. All pre-combo, combo, and level 1 student must have an authorized adult escort them in and out of the building for any purpose. Bravo employees are responsible for facilitating the safety of every student once inside the building.
Every family must sign a liability release form upon registration or prior to any trial class. Bravo takes every precaution necessary to provide a safe environment for all students, however as with any physical activity, there are inherent risks. In the event of an accident regardless of cause, the dancer's personal medical insurance must be used for any doctor visits or treatments. Bravo Academy of Dance maintains liability insurance available to any parent wishing to review.
Bravo requires each family to sign and photo release form to acknowledge the use of any photo or video for any reason. Parents have the sole decision for allowing student photos to be used for any purpose. There may however, be circumstances where Bravo does not have control over the pictures or videos taken by outside entities. If a parent does not wish a student to be photographed during a public event (for example a holiday parade or birthday party) the parent must rely on their discretion in allowing their child to participate in the event.
New students are eligible for one free trial class available for each genre based on the age or level of the student. A parent must sign a liability release prior to the student entering the studio.
Returning students are eligible for one free trial class for any genre not already registered for to determine level of interest and the correct placement. Returning trail students must have a signed liability release on file before attending any class.
A trial class is required for all students considering dancing in a Senior Level class. The trial class will serve as a placement class. The participation of any dancer in a Senior Level class is at the discretion of the instructor and the studio Director or Owner.
Consistent attendance and promptness are important to student development and teamwork. Tardy students miss important warm-up exercises and conditioning. We expect some absences are unavoidable, especially those due to illness. A missed class may be made-up in a comparable class at a comparable level. Tuition reimbursements are not typically eligible for missed classes.
Level 3 and Senior Level classes move at a faster pace and consistent absences and tardiness effect the progress of the entire class. If a student has a mild injury that would hinder their dancing, we expect students at this level to make every effort to attend class as an observer.
Private lessons are available to students as an adjunct to weekly class time or for the purpose of performing a private or duet in the recital. Each individual instructor works with the family for scheduling and payment. Please discuss directly with the instructor of your choice if you are considering private lessons.
Bravo does not practice a regimented dress code but we do expect all students to be appropriately dressed for each class based on the genre. Dancers of any genre are not allowed to wear anything to class that does not completely cover their stomachs and mid sections.
Pre-Combo and Combo students need to wear a leotard of any color and tights of any color, pink tights are required for the recital. These dancers may also wear skirts or spandex shorts. Pink ballet shoes, in leather or canvas are required. Black patent tap shoes are required. Hair must be pulled back and off the face.
Ballet students need to wear a leotard of any color and tights of any color, pink tights are required for the recital. These dancers may also wear skirts or spandex shorts. Pink ballet shoes, in leather or canvas are required. Hair must be pulled back and off the face.
Lyrical students need to wear a leotard of any color and tights or leggings of any color. Tan tights that do not cover the feet are required for the recital. These dancers may also wear spandex shorts, no sweatpants or pajama pants are allowed. Foot undees or half ballet slippers are required. Hair should be pulled back and off the face.
Jazz and tap students are welcome to wear tights, leggings, spandex shorts, or dance pants of any color. Tan tights that cover the feet are required for the recital. Students level one and higher in tap and jazz need tan shoes for recital. Black jazz shoes of any style are required. Black tap shoes of any style will be required for the recital.
Hip hop students may wear a leotard or top and short or pants. Hair needs to be pulled back and off the face. Black dance sneakers will be required for the recital.
Acrobatic students need a leotard of any color with tights, spandex shorts or leggings of any color. No sweat pants or pajama pants are allowed. Hair must be pulled back and off the face. No shoes are required. Acro students may need tights for the recital, to be determined by the coach.
Boys may wear short-sleeve shirts and exercise shorts or dance pants of any color. Black shoes for the appropriate genre are required.
Food Drink and Cleanliness
Food and drinks are allowed in all lobby areas. Food and drink are not allowed in the studio. Water is available for all students. We ask that dancers come to class with a reusable water bottle in order to decrease the waste from paper cups.
We expect parents and students to help keep the studio as clean as possible. We spray Lysol everyday throughout the studio.