Instructors reserve the right to place students in the appropriate class(es). Placement auditions will take place in August to evaluate students abilities and to help instructors tailor their lesson plans.
Please respect that all classes are closed to parents, family, and friends. Classes held in Studio A at the Creative Arts Studios may be observed at any time through the observation window. Classes will rotate and an observation schedule will be distributed on the first day of class and will be posted on the bulletin board. For student’s safety, please do not take photos or videotape classes. There is not an observation area for classes held in the Schauer Center's dance studio.
An evaluation will be emailed or mailed out at the end of each semester. This report allows you to see how your child is doing in his/her class, and will also include the recommended class placement for the upcoming semester. Please understand that our curriculum is based on an entire year. There are certain techniques and skills each student should master before moving on to the next level. Each student is different and may require more or less time to master these techniques and skills. Students are not moved to the next level just because s/he has completed a year of class. Often a student will stay in the same class level for several years. Students will only be moved up if they are physically and mentally ready for the next level. If at any time during the year you have questions on your students’ progress please contact us, and we will be happy to provide feedback.
Commitment, Participation & Attendance
Students are expected to attend all classes and rehearsals. Excessive absences hinder the individual student and the rest of the class. Students are expected to be in class, unless we are notified by a parent through the online absence report form. If a student is injured, it is best to sit and observe a class, but please notify the instructor when you arrive. Contagious students please stay home and rest; the instructor will update parents on what occurred during class.
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For questions or to request a School of the Arts brochure, call 262-670-0560, ext. 4.