Make-ups must be made with in the semester at either an alternate class or a student can bring a friend to class
There are no refunds after the first 2 weeks of class. The registration fee will be deducted from the refund.
MK Dance reserves the right to cancel any class that is under-enrolled.
TOTS and TODDLER CLASSES - Please come to class comfortable to dance. Class is taken in bare feet for both child and adult.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT- Dancers must have hair pulled back off the face. Clothing worn to class should be comfortable and easy to move around in. Girls can wear leotards, footless tights, leggings, sweatpants or shirts. No costumes, tight skirts, dresses or denim. Boys can wear sweatpants and t-shirts. Classes are taken in bare feet.
BALLET- Proper ballet shoes are required. Dancers should wear tights or leggings along with a leotard or close fitting shirt.
MOVEMENT CLASS FOR BOYS - Boys should wear sweatpants and t-shirt or tank tops. Classes are taken in barefeet.
MODERN AND JAZZ - Dancers should wear proper dance attire: leotards or tank tops, t-shirts, leggings, footless tights or sweatpants. Hair should be pulled back off the face. For Modern dance, dancers are barefoot. In Jazz, dancers should wear jazz shoes.
HIP HOP - Dancers should wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and sneakers (please be sure bottom of sneakers are clean to help preserve the dance floor). Hair needs to be pulled back off the face.
SNOW DAY POLICY:
MK Dance will generally follow the Hastings Public Schools. If the schools are closed for the day then all classes will be cancelled. If the schools have a delayed opening then the morning classes will be cancelled but the afternoon classes will still be held. School closings are announced on the local News Channel 12 and on local radio stations. MK Dance will send an email if there is a cancellation and will also post on the website. MK Dance is not responsible for snow day closings.
It is the responsibility of each parent and caregiver to supervise and handle children at all times to avoid or prevent any possible injury.
This space is shared with other programs so please pull all the way up in the spaces. Parking is limited so additional options for parking are:
1) Park along the road that is parallel to Broadway (the road is actually called Broadway as well but there is no street sign for it). From St. Matthew's go through the light but bear to the right a bit onto the side road.
2) Hillside Ave - next to the High School (there may be some street parking along that street)
3) Chauncy Lane - coming from St. Matthew's, turn right at the first intersection. Follow road along playground and park by the tennis courts (cut through the park to walk over to class)
4) FYI- Parking is not permitted on Farragut Avenue in front of the church until after 3:30pm.
Food, drinks and toys (including pacifiers, bottles, transitional objects and cell phones) should not be brought into the class, as they serve as distractions to others and are not easily shared. No eating during the class. Costumes and tutus are not permitted in class. Children will quickly learn the classroom routine.
Please make every effort to arrive on time. The first few minutes of class are especially important for your child to explore, ramble and socialize BEFORE the teacher begins the class. Omitting this valuable “free” time is sometimes frustrating for a child and makes it difficult to join in the “structured time”.
Be sure to remember that each child will respond to the class in their own unique way. Some children explore and move constantly while others may need extra reassurance by being held. Follow your child’s initiative: hold them or give them distance as they require but always remain an active participant yourself.
You are your child’s most important teacher and example. Through our own (parent, caregiver and teacher) example we teach the advantages of careful listening and focus, kindness to others, joyful participation, and appreciation for everyone’s efforts. Your willing example in the adult/child classes will help to ensure a climate of accomplishment and fun.
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