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 you're dancers’ class.
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 $35.00 a month per subject. (NEW PRICE FOR 2021-2022 DANCE SEASON) 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 $10.00 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. If class is cancelled, you will receive an email.
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 March 1, 2021.
Positive COVID Cases.
~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!
Stay home If..
~We have signs and posters posted through out the studio. If you are experiencing any flu like symptoms please stay home!
~Everyone entering the building must wear a mask, including dancers.
~Masks need to be worn in the waiting area.
~Dancers can take off masks while dancing, but we encourage dancers to wear a mask while dancing if they can.
~All staff members are required to wear mask.
~Our waiting area is closed.
~ Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, we prefer DROP OFF AND PICK UP ONLY. You may walk your dancer into the waiting area help change shoes then leave. Same with pick up. Or walk your dancer to the front door and pick them up outside by the front door. We will also have two staff members downstairs in the waiting area to help with shoe change and keep an eye on everyone. Please work this out with your dancer! If you are worried about shoe change, dancers can bring their shoes upstairs, and a teacher can help put their dance shoes on.
~Thursday night dancers (ages 3-5 years old) we will allow ONE parent in the waiting room while your dancer is in class. No siblings. Mask must be worn while waiting in the waiting area on Thursday nights.
~No food in the waiting area.
~You may however, come in to drop off payments in our tuition drop box located in the waiting area during normal business hours.
~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.
Cleaning and sanitizing.
~ Staff will be cleaning ballet barres, door knobs, rails, restrooms, and any highly touched area in the dance studio between each class, every night. Acrobat mats will be cleaned after each class as well as empty chairs in the waiting area.
~In addition to the above, the studio is sprayed with disinfectant spray every night.
~Once a week, the studio gets a “deep clean” with both dance floors sanitized.
~We will have spots on the ground in the waiting area that are spread out, for each dancer to stand on while waiting to go up the steps for class.
~In each studio, we have 6x6 squares for each dancer to dance in. Following the CDC Guidelines, we have to stay 6 ft apart. This unfortunately means no lifts, no tricks and no touching at this time.
~Please use hand sanitizer before you go down the steps into the waiting area. We have hand sanitizer in several spots in our waiting area, and in each studio.
~Dancers need to use hand sanitizer before and after class.
~We encourage lots of hand washing as well!
~ Visitors is canceled at this time. We will be sending monthly announcements via email the first of each month.
~If your dancer has a dance prop- props have been sanitized and placed in individual bags with the dancers’ name on it! They will be placed back in their own bags at the end of each class.
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.