Rhythm Street's Policies
Rhythm Street does not send invoices as to when tuition is due. Tuition is payable on a bi-monthly basis. Payments are due before the first class of the months of Sept, Nov, Jan, March, and May. If payment is not received by the 9th of the month, a $10.00 late charge will be applied. There is also a $35.00 charge for returned checks. There will be no deductions in tuition for absent lessons. Tuition not paid by the third class of the month will result in dismissal of the student. The student will be allowed to return to class when tuition is brought up to date. Payments can be placed in the slot directly under the bulletin board by the office. If the name on the check does not match the last name of the student, please put the students name on the check.
Regular attendance is essential for your child's progress. There will be no deductions in tuition for absent lessons, regardless of the reason. However, make-up classes will be provided if a one-week notice is given prior to the absence. If the student does not attend the makeup class then it is no longer the studios responsibility.
Notice of a child dropping a class must be given in writing, two weeks prior to the cancellation. Failure to give sufficient notice will result in space being reserved and being responsible for payments and late charges. Please keep in mind that we hold a space for your child whether or not he or she attends.
Attire For Class
All students are required to wear proper attire for classes. Girls attire for jazz and tap classes must be leotards and tights or dance pants; boys should wear dance pants and shirts or warm-up suits. Please do not wear T-shirts, baggy pants, or any other garments that may hinder the instructor's observation of proper movement and body alignment. Attire for ballet classes must be a solid color, short or long sleeve leotard with ballet pink tights. Ballet wrap skirts may also be worn. All students must have the proper dance shoes required for their classes in order to participate. Ballet shoes must be pink. Tap shoes must be black. Jazz shoes must be tan. Hair should be pulled back from the face for all classes.
Class placement is based according to the age, ability, experience, and ambition of the student. We want every student to feel challenged without being overwhelmed. This will ensure maximum progress and enjoyment for the student and the entire class. If for any reason, you feel your child is not in the correct class, please notify the instructor by placing a note in the drop-box.
Observation for Creative classes only will be held the first 15 minutes on the weeks listed below. Observation for all other classes will be held the last 15 minutes of the last class of the following weeks:
Nov. 11th - Nov. 16th
Jan. 13th – Jan. 18th
March 24th – March 29th
Rhythm Street will hold a recital in June. Students must attend the dress rehearsal in order to participate in the recital.
There is a recital fee of $40.00 per family that is applied to help cover the expenses of the auditorium rental, technicians, sets, props, etc. Each family will be issued four recital tickets. If your family is in multiple shows, you may divide the four tickets however you choose. Additional tickets may be purchased at the studio or at the auditorium.
If students choose to be in the recital, they will be required to purchase a costume. Costume costs average between $45.00 and $70.00 each. The costumes usually will require some alterations and each parent is responsible for their child’s costume. The orders are placed in December or January to ensure timely delivery by June. Full payment will be required before the costume orders will be placed.
No classes will be held on Labor Day, Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday thru Sunday), Fairfax County Winter Break, Fairfax County Spring Break, and Memorial Day. These days are not made up.
Inclement Weather Closings
Please call the studio during inclement weather for a recorded message. The message will explain if we are closed or not. We do not follow the Fairfax County Public Schools decisions to close. However, when we do close due to inclement weather, the classes will be made up.
Information notices are posted on the bulletin board in the waiting room. Please check it regularly to be fully informed. We will be launching our website soon to help keep everyone informed and up-to-date. This year we also plan to begin utilizing email to send out important information. Please keep us updated with your current email address.
Pick-Up and Drop Off
Students are required to wear street clothes over their dance clothes when going to and from the studio. All students should arrive with enough time to be dressed properly for class before their class starts. Please ask your child to stay inside the studio after class while waiting to be picked up. We do not want any children waiting outside the studio.
Parents should make every effort to pick up children on time. It is important to remember that no supervision takes place for your child once class has ended.
We offer a large, spacious room that is available for parties and other events. The room is 55’ x 40’ and can be extended by adding an adjoining room which is 32’ x 40’. The space features its own kitchen and bathroom, as well as professional raised dance floors. Please come and share your next event with us. For more information, availability and prices please contact us.