Attire and shoes.
Dancers will need to have their hair pulled back, away from face. Dancers need to wear tights and a leotard or tight leggings such as yoga pants and a tight-fitting tank tops for ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theatre class. NO T-SHIRTS! Hip Hop dancers may wear comfortable, stretchy and close to the body fitting street clothing and gym shoes. Please purchase dance shoes for class including hip hop. Dance shoes can be bought at Apparel For Dance (Vicki Furnas is the owner and previous owner of VJDS) 8609 Dayton Cincinnati Pike, Miamisburg, OH 45342 and phone number (937) 859-6511. Vicki will have the type of shoe, and shoe color needed for recital and your dancers’ class. I send all my dancers to her shop.
Please respect our studio and its belongings. No food, drinks or gum chewing allowed. Dancers may bring water bottles, but please keep them in our waiting area. Please have your dancer use the restroom before, after, or in-between classes. We have a Kid’s Corner filled with books and toys for children to play with. Please pick up toys and put toys away after your child is done playing with them.
Our logo and studio name.
We worked hard on creating our logo and our name has been around since 1958. We ask, please do not copy or use our name and or logo for personal usage, such as apparel, or accessories. VJDS sells apparel, accessories.
Monthly tuition and fees.
There is a $10.00 registration fee for all dancers.
Tuition is $30.00 a month per subject. There is a late fee of $10.00 if payment is not paid in full the month it’s due. Payments can be made any time in the month it’s due. We do not have a set due date. Late tuition notices will be passed out monthly. All payments from September- December must be paid in full before Christmas break. And, all payments and fees must be paid in full by June 1st in order to be in the recital. For any returned checks there is a $7.00 fee. Payments can be made by cash or check only. Make checks payable to VJDS, VJDS LLC, or Vicki Jo Dance Studio.
Costume fee is $50.00 per costume/per subject. Costume fee is due November 1st. Costume fee is nonrefundable. Dancers will be measured during class in October and costumes will be ordered in November. We order from several dance costume companies. Costumes can come in anytime from December-April. Once we receive the costumes, we will try them on in class and send them home with the dancers.
Recital Fee is due in May. We have our recital at Centerville Performing Arts Center (Centerville High School) usually the first weekend in June on a Sunday. Dancers must be at Leotard rehearsal (Friday night) and Dress rehearsal (Sunday morning) in order to be in the dance recital (Sunday evening).
Photo and video permission.
We will be taking photos and videos to post on our website and social media accounts. (Facebook and Instagram) VJDS reserves the right to publish photographs and videos of students unless otherwise noted. If you do not want your child’s photo/ video taken, please contact Sierra and fill out a “Do Not Post Form” located in our waiting area.
Make up lessons.
Make up lessons are included in your monthly tuition. If a dancer misses a class, they can come in 30 minutes prior or stay 30 minutes after their scheduled class to work one on one with a teacher. The make-up lesson needs to be in the month the dancer missed. Make up times and scheduled TBA.
Starting in November, we will begin Visitors week! Visitors week is when parents/guardians can come observe the last 10-15 mins of class every month! One of our staff members will let parents/guardians know when it’s time to come up and watch. We hand out Visitor announcements and going over everything you need to know about upcoming events and recital.
Please check our Facebook page, or call the studio to see if lessons have been canceled in case of bad weather.
Dates we are closed.
Halloween (Beggar’s Night)
Christmas/ New Years Break. We are closed for two weeks.
Dates are TBA, since some dates change yearly. We do not make up these days nor is there a reduction in tuition.
We have several National Champion Competitive Teams. Auditions are held every year towards the end of August. Our Auditions are invite only. We do not do an open call audition. For more information about our competition teams, please call the studio or email us.
Injuries/ Lost or stolen Items.
Please see Waiver form.
Unable to follow policies and rules.
Our goal is to always do the best for our dancers. With that being said, if dancer(s) or dance family members are unable to follow our policies and rules, you will be ask to leave. We will not tolerate disrespect or inappropiate behavior.
VJDS NEW POLICIES AND RULES- COVID-19. Updated November 1, 2020.
**We now have a drop-off and pick up policy.
**All dancers and parents need to wear a mask when entering and exiting the building. If a parent is staying in the waiting area (Thursday ) please wear a mask while waiting. Dancers may wear a mask while dancing however, it is not a requirement at this time.
**Drop off. Please stand outside with your dancer and social distance. Walk your dancer to the front door. We will have one staff member in the waiting area, helping students line up and get ready for class! Parents can come into the studio to drop off payments in the tuition drop box.
**Once dancers enter the building, there will be a hand sanitizer station to the left, before they go down to the waiting area. All dancers must use hand sanitizer before they enter the waiting area. Or they can wash their hands. We have hand sanitizer set up in each studio. We encourage lots of hand washing as well!
**The waiting area is closed unless you’re a Thursday night parent. Again, If you feel comfortable dropping off your student that is perfectly fine.
**If you are a Thursday night parent and your dancer is 3, 4, 5 years old we will allow only one parent per dancer to sit in the waiting area. No siblings or other family members can be in the studio. Thursday night parents are also required to use hand sanitizer before going into the waiting area.
**We will be taking the last 5 minutes of class to get the dancers ready to leave, and sanitizing the space properly for the next class. We are asking parents to pick up dancers from their scheduled class 5 MINUTES Early. This hopefully will eliminate some front door traffic and give us time to clean the studio in between each class.
**Limit what the dancers bring in. One small bag with dance shoes and water bottle only. Absolutely no FOOD or toys.
**Our kid’s corner has been removed. So sad, we know...
**We will have spots on the ground in the lobby for each dancer to stand on while waiting to go up the steps for class. (social distancing)
**In each studio, we have 6x6 squares for each dancer to stand in. Following the CDC Guidelines, we have to stay 6 ft apart. This unfortunately means no lifts, no tricks and no touching.
**We will not have visitor’s week at this time. Emails will be sent with important information. "Visitor's Week" was the first week of each month. Parents could come into class and watch their dancer dance.
**We will not have make up lessons the first couple of months. We will start make up lessons in November.. (Refer to our website about Make up Lessons)
**Dancers are not required to wear mask while dancing, but if the parent would like their dancer to wear one, that’s perfectly fine. VJDS staff is required to wear mask.
**Staff will clean and sanitized the restroom every two hours per CDC guidelines. Please have your dancer use the restroom before they come to dance. In addition, we will be cleaning ballet barres, door knobs, rails, and any highly touched area in the dance studio between each class- every 30 minutes. Acrobats mats will be cleaned after each class.
**Payments can still be dropped off in the tuition drop box located in the waiting area but please do not loiter. You also can pay using our PayPal link.
**If VJDS has a positive COVID-19 case, and email will be sent to that class. We have emailed our Positive COVID-19 case policy to all of our VJDS families. If you need to refer back to it, please let us know and we will be happy to email it!
**If your dancer's teacher decides to have props in class, each prop will be sanitized and placed in individual sealed bags with your dancer’s name labeled on it. This way, your dancer will only touch the prop!
** We have signs and posters posted through out the studio. If you are experiencing any flu like symptoms please stay home!
We are family here at VJDS. We are a very positive, encouraging dance studio that not only teaches dance, but builds confidence in each dancer. We work together as a team. We help each other. We support each other. Bad attitudes, negativity and gossip will not be tolerated. I welcome and encourage you to come to me with any issues or concerns. We want your VJDS experience to be the best.