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OC Dance partners with various cities in OC, LA, and Riverside counties. These policies are set up to honor each city’s policies and procedures as well as provide a safe and fun learning environment for dancers. Please review these class standards. We thank you for your understanding.

 

GENERAL CLASS POLICES
• Start time is very important to us, so please try and make sure your little dancer is in class on time. If you arrive after start of class, please have your dancer quietly enter the studio and join us. We may cover important updates at the beginning of class so please check-in with instructor after class and check the white board for any announcements.
• The City policy is that the doors may not be opened until the class begins, so please make sure that you are with your dancer until then, they will not be supervised before class.
• If there are any injuries or anything the instructor should be aware of regarding your child, please inform your instructor before class starts. It’s our job to keep you safe and have a fun time. So please let us know so we can help you!
• Bathroom breaks could be distracting during class time. You will notice that once a dancer asks to go to the restroom, the others will follow. Please take your dancer to the restroom prior to class starting!
• For safety reasons, we ask that you please pick up your child from the classroom. The City asks that you personally check them out of class to ensure that they are being picked up by a love one and not being left behind. The dance room is located near a busy street and it can be scary watching a child run out of the doors without an adult. So please make sure that you are on time for your child, either in the lobby waiting for your dancer or by the doors near the dance room after class and be sure your instructor sees you in the doorway before you leave.
• We ask that you please try to remain near the room during class time. If your child needs you for any reason during class, your instructor can wave you to the room as they are not allowed to leave the dance room unattended during class time for any reason.
• Please be on time when picking up your dancer. Many cities do charge for late pick-ups. Any late pick-ups will generally result in dancer being taken to recreation office after class. OCDP is not responsible for children past dance class time. If late, please contact the recreation office prior to class ending.
• On the last day of class, we will hold a performance and awards ceremony. This is an exciting time, so feel free to invite friends and family to come watch and support your dancer. Performance time usually begins during the last 5-10 minutes of class.
• You are welcome to video record your dancer in class. But due to security and consideration for other families, please do not share your video online (social network platforms, youtube, etc).

• If you are participating in a Parent & Me class, we ask each dancer has only one parent/caretaker accompanying them. If you have two children participating in the Parent & Me class, then each dancer needs one parent to themselves. You will find that it is easier for you and your child. Please make sure there is always a 1:1 parent/child ratio.
• Many cities require an additional waiver or sign-in sheet for any adult entering the dance space with the dancer.
• On the last day of class, we will hold a performance and awards ceremony. This is an exciting time, so feel free to invite friends and family to come watch and support your dancer. Performance time usually begins during the last 5-10 minutes of class.
• You are welcome to video record your dancer in class. But due to security, please do not share your video online (social network platforms, youtube, etc).

• Please do not enter the dance room unless your instructor is also in there with you. (City policy)
• For the safety of other dancers and to keep our studio clean, please throw away any gum in your mouth and finish any snacks before you enter the classroom.
• Our dance room has quite an echo. Practice your inside voices while in the dance room or lobby.
• Please do not hang on the bars. This can lead to serious injury or cause the barre to break.
• Floors are very slippery in our building. Please no running unless your instructor has told you to do so in an organized manner.
• Use your best listening skills. (Just like in school, we want to be able to learn, have fun, and not miss a beat in class. Therefore, please try to not talk with neighbors in class or shout out, if you have a question about class you can raise your hand and I will call on you.)
• Keep hands and feet to yourself. (For your child’s safety.)
• Only dancers registered for the class are allowed to be in the room (City policy).

We want everyone to have a fun time learning dance, and to make it fair for everyone’s learning/dancing experience, thus OCDP has worked with our cities to establish these corrective actions:

Verbal: I will say the dancer(s)’ name and state that he/she has a verbal warning for whichever class rule has been broken.
Sit Out of Class: If behavior continues, I will have the child sit as an audience member until he/she is ready to participate appropriately.
Meeting with Parent: If misbehavior continues the dancer(s) will be asked to sit out during the remainder of the class or until he/she is ready to participate appropriately. Your instructor will speak with the parent after class is over.

BULLY-FREE ZONE

OC Dance Productions has a zero tolerance policy regarding child harassment or “bullying” in any of our classes, camps or events. If you are having any issues in class please notify your instructor and they will work with our main office and city to resolve the issue.