Studio Closure Dates
Holidays Closed: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Halloween (Evening Only),Thanksgiving, Christmas Break (announced).
Snow Days: We will not always close with Ludington Area Schools. Often, the weather clears, and we are able to hold classes. Please check Facebook, our website and all families will be emailed of our decision to hold or cancel classes via email as well.
School Breaks: Christmas Break (Announced); Spring Break (Ludington Area Schools Schedule) We do not close for teacher in-service days!
Dance and Acrobatic Technique Information Policy
Class placement by our well-trained staff ensures that your child is at the appropriate level for her / his level of development. Skills in acrobatics and gymnastics will be evaluated and tested throughout the months for safety and proper skill progression. We follow Acrobatic Arts Syllabus & Testing, USA Gymnastics Certifications and Patti-Komara Preschool/ Elementary Gymnastics Syllabus. Please read the professional bios on dance instructors under staff.
Ballet is the foundation of many dance techniques and is encouraged before or along with the study of jazz. We realize, however, that a child may not want to pursue a serious level of study, therefore we do allow dancers to enroll in any class without ballet.
Refunds are only given for serious illness or injury or job relocation. A parent must notify the desk within 2 weeks of any issue. If we do hear from you within that time, a refund may not be given as your child has held that spot. Refunds are only given for unused portion of tuition.
Class Arrival & Departure
Young students ages 3-8 should arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to class AND be picked up promptly or they will be asked to be seated by front desk staff or with a staff teacher for safety. We realize circumstances may arise that cause delay, please call and notify us. Your child's safety is our priority, so "Stay calm and drive on" because your child is safe with staff at LFSD.
Parents are always welcome at the studio; however, weekly observation is discouraged. Parents are welcome to observe classes from our upstairs viewing area in Studio B after signing in at the front desk. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER ANY CLASSROOM WHILE CLASS IS IN SESSION! Cell phones must be off or silenced in the waiting area. No photography or videos of any students or classes without the Instructors permission. NOT at any time may a parent come up to a child during class to talk or correct a dance step or movement. Remember if you have any questions for the teacher please ask before or after the class.
***IF YOUR CHILD SEEMS SOMEWHAT DISTRACTED, IT MAY BE DUE TO THE "JOY " OR “STRESS” OF HAVING A VISITOR.***