Southeastern School of Ballet

Policies, Protocols, and Procedures

Covid-19 Protocols of Southeastern School of Ballet, LLC

 

Illness Policy:

Please keep your child home if you see any sign of illness consistent with symptoms of COVID-19, fever (99.9 or higher without fever-reducing medicine), shortness of breath, cough, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting. Please call your healthcare provider and stay at home and away from others as much as possible.

 

Drop Off/Pick Up Policy:

Only SSB students and faculty will be permitted in the building.

We will follow the Green Light Protocol with one student allowed to check in at a time; SSB Faculty will supervise the procedure.

Parents will drop off and pick up students in the front of SSB. Please drop off students thirty minutes prior to the start of class and Pick up students at the end of class time.

Students will have their temperature checked inside the vehicle and logged before entering the building; the temperature must be below 99.9 degrees.

Students will be required to wear masks at drop off and pick up; students will be responsible to provide their own personal mask.

All students will be required to bring their own plastic shoe box with a lid labeled with their name. The boxes will remain at the studio for the month. The students will put their own shoes in their own boxes in the lobby, and then retrieve them on the way out at the end of class.

All students will be required to keep their cell phones in a plastic bag. Cell phones will be permitted if there is an emergency.

Dressing rooms will be closed.

 

Bathroom Policy:

Students will use the girl’s restroom only and one at a time. Faculty will use the boy’s restroom only. All bathrooms will be thoroughly wiped down after use by Hillary Krieger-Toth and/or Gabor Toth.

 

Break Policy:

The microwave will not be accessible, so please have ready to eat foods with you.

Students may refill their water bottles at the water fountain, but will not be allowed to drink from it.

Masks will be required for students during breaks; students will be responsible to provide their own personal mask.

 

Sanitizing Policy:

All classes will end ten minutes early so that the SSB Faculty can sanitize the barres, stereo systems, and floor.

SSB will use an air purifying system during all classes to help with disinfecting the air quality and to help kill 99.97% of bacteria and viruses.

All SSB Faculty will be required to wear a mask. Students will be required to wear a mask only during break times and in between classes.

 

Social Distancing Policy:

All students and faculty will remain 6 feet apart at all times.

Signage and floor markers will be put in place to help with social distancing.

Dress Code

All students should always wear street clothing over their ballet clothing when going to and from class. BALLET SLIPPERS MUST NEVER BE WORN OUTDOORS! Doing so will not only ruin the footwear, but it also tracks dirt into the studio which can damage the marley floors and be a danger to students. ALL DRESS CODES ARE MANDATORY at every level of instruction. For information on the exact dress code for each class, please contact Grit & Grace Studio to Streetwear at 678-552-9798. Out of our immense respect for the art of Ballet, and in the best traditions of Classical Ballet, we are dedicated to achieving a clean, uniformed appearance for all of our students in each class. Please assist us in attaining a professional level of schooling by purchasing leotards, tights, skirts and dance shoes that match our dress code requirements. Hair must also be worn in the appropriate style and no jewelry, with the exception of small stud earrings, will be permitted in class. 

 

Attendance

In order to achieve the best results, students are required to attend all classes and other sessions to which they may be assigned. In order to minimize absences, parents are asked to take into consideration all class times and dates when scheduling any appointments, planning family vacations, etc. Please be sure to notify the school office in order to excuse a student from class. Leave a message if necessary. Regular attendance is absolutely vital in making sure a student achieves and maintains his or her mastery of dance technique.

 

Make-up Classes

Though we actively encourage students to not miss any classes, missed classes can be made up within one month of the absence. Please make sure that you call the office whenever your child will miss class so the teacher can be informed. Otherwise, the absence will be recorded as “unexcused.” You can schedule a make-up class with our administrator. Please do NOT attend another class to “make-up” a missed session without first contacting the office and scheduling a date.

 

Tardiness

Excessive tardiness will not be tolerated. Students are required to arrive ON TIME for the start of all classes and alternate sessions. *IN ORDER TO PREVENT INJURY, ANY STUDENT ARRIVING 15 OR MORE MINUTES LATE WILL BE ALLOWED TO OBSERVE CLASS AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO WRITE AN OBSERVATION PAPER DURING CLASS TIME.* Please show respect for both your instructors and your fellow students by arriving on time and prepared to participate in class.

All students are required to be picked up no later than 15 minutes from the end of class time. Parents, please come inside to pick up your student. If you are late, there will be a $30.00 fee due at time of pick up. Southeastern School of Ballet is not responsible for your student once classes end.

 

Class Behavior

Prior to class, all students should understand the levels of focus, concentration, and self-discipline that will be required to achieve the skill level of dance desired. All students will learn dance technique through observation and the execution of demonstrated steps rather than through discussion. Talking during class is generally discouraged, though the occasional question is welcomed. If a student has a question, they should let the instructor know by raising their hand. This helps us achieve the quickest progression in any given class. Dance technique is based on constant repetition of movement in order to train and strengthen the muscles of the body. Students who are disruptive to the class will be asked to sit out and observe and write an observation paper (this applies to students beginning in Level I) so that others may continue their work uninterrupted. Younger students may be escorted from class and taken to their parents.

Personal Property

Southeastern School of Ballet is not responsible for lost, stolen, and damaged items. Any items not claimed by the end of the year will be donated.

 

Parent Observation

Parents and other individuals who may be interested in viewing students as they train are invited and encouraged to observe classes during scheduled Parent Observation days. Parents will be notified about observation dates. In an effort to minimize distraction for our students and instructors, we do NOT allow parents to observe classes through doorways or windows on non-observation days. Our primary goal is to enable your child to remain focused on their instruction.

During Parent Observation please abide by the following rules and regulations:

• Please arrive ON TIME for the start of class and remain seated until the session is over. Please do not enter or exit the studio once class has begun.

•  Turn off cell phones, pagers, and all other portable electronic devices.

•  Please refrain from talking during class to both students and other observers.

•  No food or drink is allowed in the dance studios.

• Observation days are intended for parents, relatives, and older siblings who are able to adequately understand and observe all classroom etiquette. If young children are to attend, please note that it is often very difficult for them to sit quietly for the duration of the class. Out of consideration for others, please do not bring toys or any other distractions into the classroom. Any child who is being loud and/or disruptive to the class is expected to be escorted out into the lobby by their parents.

We are confident that any observation days that you attend will allow you to see the progress your child is making in their chosen class with the expert help of our instructors. We sincerely thank you for enabling us to make this an enjoyable and informative experience for all students, parents, and instructors.

 

Conferences and Questions

Parents are more than welcome to schedule a conference with one of the Directors of the Southeastern School of Ballet. If you wish to do so, please schedule an appointment with our administrator. We request that you do not approach the instructor before or after classes with questions. Please understand that instructors are focusing on their class work and their lesson plans prior to a session. Our administrator may also address your questions or concerns.

 

Evaluations

Every student enrolled in the Pre-Professional Division of Southeastern School of Ballet will receive a written evaluation at the end of the school year. Fall placement will be listed on the evaluation forms.

 

School Closings

If classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, Southeastern School of Ballet will send out emails and post on Social Media (FB); if nothing is posted classes will resume as normal. Please note that we do not necessarily follow the city, county, or any school district in terms of when we will cancel classes. The Southeastern School of Ballet is not responsible for any classes that are cancelled due to extreme weather conditions or any other circumstance that is beyond the control of the Southeastern School of Ballet.

 

Tuition Payments

Tuition payments are due by the 5th of every month, if not received by the 5th of the month a $30 late fee will be added to your payment. If tuition is not paid by the 10th, the student will not be allowed to participate in classes until tuition is paid. This policy applies to ALL sessions at every level, no exceptions. We do not offer pro-rating or deferment of tuition for late registrants.

 

Tuition and Refunds

Tuition paid to the Southeastern School of Ballet is non-refundable. School credits will be considered only in extreme cases such as prolonged absence due to a serious physical injury, illness, or any other extreme case.

 

Payment Options

We accept tuition payments in the form of: personal check, money order, cash, cashier’s check, and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover)

 

Please make checks payable to the Southeastern School of Ballet.

• There will be a $30 fee for all returned checks. If a check is returned, another form of payment must be used from that point forward.

• There will be a 2% processing fee for all credit card transactions.

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