Dance Policies

Dance Policies

Information concerning missed classes, school closing, class withdrawal, classes changes, emergency information and media releases.

Missed Classes and Ensembles
Students are charged for all classes and ensembles for which they register, including those missed through student absence.

Dance classes
Dance classes missed under extenuating circumstances may be made up within the current term.

Student Withdrawal
All tuition will be refunded if notification is given before the first lesson or class. Refunds for cancellation after the opening of each term or semester will be made as follows:


  1. Refund if notice is received before the second class: 75% of the tuition charged.
  2. Refund if notice is received before the third class: 50% of the tuition charged.
  3. Refund if notice is received before the fourth class: 25% of the tuition charged.



There will be no refund after the fourth lesson or class. There are no refunds for summer camps.

Class Cancellations
In the event a class day is canceled due to teacher illness or emergency, a sign will be posted on the door. If time permits, students will be called.

The FSPA will credit, refund or reschedule only if a class is canceled due to instructor absence.

School Closings
School closings may occur in the event of a snow emergency or other natural occurrence and will be announced on television, radio and online at TheFIM.org. The School will not automatically close when the Flint Community Schools close.

Materials
Students must provide their own instruments, music, supplies and dance attire. Costumes for Flint Youth Ballet and Nutcracker performances are provided by the FSPA.

Attire for Discover Dance, Ballet and Modern Dance Classes


  • Hair must be neatly fastened off neck and away from the face.
  • No baggy clothing permitted. Wrap sweaters in class color are allowed.
  • Leg warmers in color of tights. Skirts may be worn for variation class and some rehearsals.



Girls
Discover Dance and Pre-Ballet - White leotard, white footless tights.

Elementary Ballet I, II and III - Light blue leotard, white tights, white ballet shoes.

Elementary Ballet IV, Intermediate Ballet I - Black leotard, pink/flesh-colored tights, pink/skin-tone ballet and pointe shoes. Barefoot for Modern Dance.

Intermediate Ballet II and III - Burgundy leotard, pink/flesh-colored tights, pink/skin-tone ballet and pointe shoes. Barefoot for Modern Dance.

Advanced Ballet I and II - Royal blue leotard, pink/flesh-colored tights, pink/skin-tone ballet and pointe shoes. Barefoot for Modern Dance.

Boys and Men - Discover Dance and Pre-Ballet: White t-shirt, black sweat pants, bare feet. Elementary Ballet & Up: White t-shirt, black tights and dance belt, or black jazz pants, dance belt, black ballet shoes.

Adult Women - Leotard, tights, ballet shoes. Skirts may be worn in Adult Ballet class.

Hip Hop - Clean sneakers, leggings, sweat pants or basketball shorts. T-shirt or sweatshirt. May NOT wear just spanks or tights with a sports bra.

 

FSPA Closing & Make-up Policy

Are there make-ups for:Labor Day (M) Building ClosedHalloweenMLK (M) Holiday Building ClosedPresidents DayGood FridayMemorial Day (M) Building ClosedIndependence DayOfficial Closing for Inclement Weather
Music LessonsYES MakeupsFSPA is openYES makeupFSPA is openFSPA is open, unless it falls during spring break.YES makeupsYES makeups, building closedYES makeups
Music Classes, EnsemblesNot applicableFSPA is open for classes. It is teacher's desicion to cancel. If canceled, Yes, will be made-up.NO makeupsFSPA is openFSPA is open, unless it falls during spring break.Not applicableNot applicableNO, until 2 classes missed per year. YES, beginning with the 3rd class missed. If class meets 2 days per week. Makeups begin with the 3rd class missed for each day.**
DanceNO makeups*FSPA is openNO makeups*FSPA is openFSPA is open, unless it falls during spring break.Classes meet Monday, June 1Not applicableNO, until 2 classes missed per year. YES, beginning with the 3rd class missed. **


 

* Make-up dance classes may be available by attending another class during the week; check with the instructor.
** Credit or refunds are not given unless a make-up class cannot be scheduled by the instructor.

Media Releases

Registering at the FSPA allows the FSPA, Flint Institute of Music, affiliated organizations, and collaborators the right to use you/your child's name, picture, photograph, voice, comments, etc. on any film, sound track, recording, video tape or other means of recording sound or pictures in any promotional, print, broadcast or online material. You/your child waive the right to any compensation for such use. The FSPA Office must be notified in writing prior to attending if you/your child do not wish to consent to this policy.

Parental Responsilbility

Parents are responsible for students before and after class. It is required that parents arrive on time for pick up.

Emergency Cards

Emergency cards are kept in the Public Safety Office. Although it is not required, we encourage you to fill one out for each student. You can pick up an emergency card in the Public Safety or FSPA Office.