CLASS STUFF

What to wear?

We want our students to feel confident and comfortable.  Dress code requirements are for safety reasons and technical development and are applicable to all genders.  

All additional garments (t-shirts, tanks, hoodies, etc) worn on top of the dress code must be “The School” branded.  Purchase online or in the studio!

Where to buy dance shoes/attire?

Mirena’s Fashions on Dunwin Dr is our local go-to for all types of dance shoes and attire.  https://mirenasfashions.com/

 

Aerial:  bodysuit or form-fitting tank or t-shirt and leggings/footless tights.  No baggy clothing.  Skin should not be exposed on the body or legs.  Hair should be secured away from the face.  No shoes or socks. 

Gymnastics/Dance Combo: bodysuit with tights OR tank top, t-shirt or dance sweater with leggings/dance/bike shorts. Hair should be secured away from the face. No shoes – barefoot only.

Dance: Jazz bodysuit with tights OR tank top, t-shirt or dance sweater with leggings/dance/bike shorts.  Hair should be secured away from the face.

SHOES: Black leather or canvas jazz shoes (slip on or oxford lace style).

Dance: Contemporary bodysuit with tights OR tank top, t-shirt or dance sweater with leggings/dance/bike shorts.  Hair should be secured away from the face.

SHOES: beige turning shoes or foot undies. 

Dance: Intro to Dance bodysuit with tights OR tank top, t-shirt or dance sweater with leggings/dance/bike shorts.  Hair should be secured away from the face. 

SHOES: Jazz shoes (slip on or Oxford) or ballet shoes with elastics AND Tap shoes (“mary Jane” or “Oxford” style tap shoes black or beige) **No gymnastic slippers please (Ask about Tap shoes at the studio!) 

Dance: Musical Theatre leggings/shorts with a “the School” t-shirt or tank. 

SHOES: Black leather or canvas jazz shoes (slip on or oxford lace style).

Dance: Hip Hop tank top, t-shirt or dance sweater with leggings or sweat pants, or dance/bike shorts.  Hair should be secured away from the face.  

SHOES: Indoor running shoes are required. Non-marking soles.

Dance: Tap bodysuit with tights OR tank top, t-shirt or dance sweater with leggings/dance/bike shorts.  Hair should be secured away from the face.

SHOES: 

Pre-Primary – Primary level: Patent or leather “mary Jane” or “Oxford” style tap shoes  (black or beige). 

Junior level and above: Black Leather oxford style tap shoes.

Dance: Acro bodysuit with footless tights OR tank top, t-shirt or dance sweater with leggings/dance/bike shorts.  Hair should be secured away from the face.  No shoes or socks – Barefoot only.  Teen/Intermediate and above – barefoot or Foot undies.

Dance: Ballet bodysuit and pink ballet tights OR  black leggings & form-fitting tank or plain t-shirt. Hair should be secured off the face and into a bun.  

SHOES: Pink or Black leather or canvas ballet shoes are required with elastics.  **No gymnastic slippers please.

Optional: ballet skirt, white ankle socks, dance sweater.   

Parkour: sweat pants, shorts, leggings, t-shirt, tank or sweatshirt.  No baggy clothing. Hair should be secured away from the face. No hats.  

SHOES: Clean indoor running shoes (outdoor footwear will NOT be permitted and students cannot participate without shoes). 

Fitness:  comfortable clothing such as leggings, shorts, sweat pants, t-shirt, tank, etc.  No baggy clothing. 

SHOES: indoor running shoes.  Non-marking soles.

RECITAL/Year-End Show:  Tentatively scheduled between June 14-16 2022.  Our dance classes for students over the age of 4 years will perform on stage in June.  You will need to reserve two evenings – one for a stage rehearsal and one for the show night!  Dancers under the age of 4 years will have a special show experience at the studio in June.  You will receive more details about your child’s performance in January.

(*Gymnastics & Dance, Parkour, Music and Aerial Silks students not included unless otherwise contacted.)

Special Dates and Performances: 

First Day of Classes:  All in-studio classes begin on Monday September 13th 2021

Last Day of Classes:  All in-studio classes end the season on Saturday June 11th 2022 

Bring-A-Friend Week:

There’s nothing more fun than spending a day with friends, and even better when you get to share the experience with them. Bring a Friend Week is October 18th-23rd and it’s your chance to enjoy everything your favourite studio has to offer for free when you bring your best friend along. Plus if they register for any class at all during this week, you’ll both get 10% off!

Open House:   For one week in December we open our classrooms and invite family members in to watch what our students have been working on. Watch your email for specific dates

Musical Theatre Show:   Our Musical Theatre students will sing, dance and act in a medley of songs and scenes.  Cabaret-style, for family and friends in December.  A larger-scale show will follow in June!

RECITAL/Year-End Show:  Tentatively scheduled between June 14-16 2022.  Our dance classes for students over the age of 4 years will perform on stage in June.  You will need to reserve two evenings – one for a stage rehearsal and one for the show night!  Dancers under the age of 4 years will have a special show experience at the studio in June.  You will receive more details about your child’s performance in January.

(*Gymnastics & Dance, Parkour, Music and Aerial Silks students not included unless otherwise contacted.) 

Studio Holidays: 

Thanksgiving Weekend: 

OPEN: Saturday, October 9th 2021

CLOSED: Monday, October 11th

Holiday Break: 

Last day of classes:  Thursday, December 16th 2021

CLOSED: Saturday, December 18th 2021 to Sunday, January 2nd 2022

Classes resume: Monday, January 4th 2022

Family Day Weekend: 

CLOSED: Saturday, February 19th – Monday, February 21st 2022

March Break: 

CLOSED: Saturday, March 12th – Sunday, March 20th 2022

Easter Weekend: 

CLOSED:  Friday, April 15th, Saturday, April 16th – Monday, April 18th 2022

Victoria Day Weekend: 

CLOSED:  Saturday, May 21st – Monday, May 23rd 2022

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Our instructors are certified in First Aid CPR-C and are Vulnerable Sector Checked.

If your child requires support, has medical considerations and/or allergies it should be noted on your registration form. You will be contacted to fill out the appropriate forms prior to the first day of class.

You can safely view your child’s class from our lobby through the large viewing windows OR download our secure camera app WYZE to watch ONLY your child’s class from your device.

Classroom safety is something we take very seriously at The School. All dress codes and classroom procedures have been created with the highest of standards. Participants who are unable to comply with safety rules and regulations will be removed from the classroom.

For any urgent matters please call 905-990-2083

COVID Safety:  

While we are eager to return to “normal” we’re still paying close attention to ensure we adhere to Ontario’s COVID health and safety regulations.    We will ensure your children will have the faun, educational and SAFE experience they’re used to at The School. 

All students must complete the daily screening tool prior to arriving for class each day.   One form per family visit is sufficient. 

The School’s COVID Screening Form 

We’ve had the studio professionally cleaned and disinfected and will have multiple measures in place to keep our students and their families SAFE. 

Health and Safety Measures:   

  • Students, staff and anyone entering the building  must wear a mask while in the lobby area and wash or sanitize their hands. 
  • One adult per student under the age of 16 yrs is allowed in the facility.   Lobby capacity will be limited at times. 
  • Anyone exhibiting symptoms should not attend and will not be allowed to enter the facility. 
  • Students are NOT required to wear a mask while participating in class.
  • Staff will wear masks at all times.  
  • Social distancing procedures will be in place.  Each studio is clearly marked for social distancing assistance. 
  • Aerial Silks are limited to one per student per class.  Siblings can share a silk and register as the 6th or 7th student.  The silks and studio are cleaned with the Neuta-lyze fogger. 
  • Staggered class start times to help with capacity and flow of traffic in the lobby. 
  • The facility, including high touch surfaces, studios, washrooms, and equipment will be sanitized on the hour or between classes.  We use a fogger and a product called Neuta-lyze (safe, non toxic, CFDA approved electrolysed saline solution).  

COVID Safety: 

While we are eager to return to “normal” we’re still paying close attention to ensure we adhere to Ontario’s COVID health and safety regulations.    We will ensure your children will have the fun, educational and SAFE experience they’re used to at The School.

All students must complete the daily screening tool prior to arriving for class each day.   One form per family visit is sufficient.

The School’s COVID Screening Form

We’ve had the studio professionally cleaned and disinfected and will have multiple measures in place to keep our students and their families SAFE.

Health and Safety Measures:   

  • Students, staff and anyone entering the building must wear a mask while in the lobby area and wash or sanitize their hands.
  • One adult per student under the age of 16 yrs is allowed in the facility.   Lobby capacity will be limited at times.
  • Anyone exhibiting symptoms should not attend and will not be allowed to enter the facility.
  • Students are NOT required to wear a mask while participating in class.
  • Staff will wear masks at all times.
  • Social distancing procedures will be in place.  Each studio is clearly marked for social distancing assistance.
  • Aerial Silks are limited to one per student per class.  Siblings can share a silk and register as the 6th or 7th student.  The silks and studio are cleaned with the Neuta-lyze fogger.
  • Staggered class start times to help with capacity and flow of traffic in the lobby.
  • The facility, including high touch surfaces, studios, washrooms, and equipment will be sanitized on the hour or between classes.  We use a fogger and a product called Neuta-lyze (safe, non toxic, CFDA approved electrolysed saline solution).

CAMP STUFF

Creative Arts Camps – Indoors  

Where:  

The School Creative Arts   

160 Lakeshore Rd E

Morning Camp:  9am – 12pm

Afternoon Camp: 1-4pm

COVID Safety:  

All campers must complete the daily screening tool prior to checking into camp each day.   Results will be automatically emailed to The School.

COVID Screening Form

We will have outdoor time for mask breaks everyday as masks are not mandatory while outdoors.  Social distancing procedures will be in place both indoors & outdoors. 

Campers will remain with the same cohort for the duration of the camp and will not mix or combine with any other camp cohort. 

The facility including high touch surfaces, studios, washrooms, and equipment will be sanitized on the hour or between cohorts. 

All adults, staff and instructors will be wearing PPE for the duration of the program indoors and outdoors. 

Camp drop off and pick up: 

Campers must be dropped off and signed out at the front door by a parent/legal guardian/care giver.  Campers can not arrive alone. 

Drop off and pick up must happen no more than 10 min on either end of the camp times.     

Campers participating in both AM and PM camps must be picked up at lunch.  We can not provide lunch supervision.

Photo ID must be presented at pick up each day. 

List the names of any adult who is allowed to pick up your camper at registration or on the first day. 

Camp Safety: 

Our trained instructors are certified in First Aid and CPR-C.   While outdoors, all campers will wear a high visible vest for the duration of the camp.  

If your child requires support, has medical considerations and/or allergies it should be noted on your registration form.   You will be contacted to fill out the appropriate forms prior to the first day of camp.  

What to wear?

  • Play clothes that are ok to get messy in!
  • Indoor running shoes or dance shoes (ballet/jazz)
  • Comfortable clothing that the camper can easily move in, such as: shorts, t-shirt, leggings, etc.  Please do not wear skirts, dresses, or extra baggy clothing. 
  • Please apply sunscreen prior to camp arrival. Due to Covid protocols our instructors will not be able to assist children with sunscreen application.

What to bring?

Please clearly label all personal items with the students name

  • Water bottle with name clearly marked
  • 2 snacks (nut free) 
  • Separate pair of indoor running shoes OR dance shoes with name clearly marked.
  • Outdoor appropriate gear including: hat, raincoat, boots, etc 
  • Extra play clothes.
  • No jewellery or cell phones.
  • 2 masks (if over 2 years old) and personal hand sanitizer.
  • All personal belongings packed into one bag.
  • Any other items the may be needed specific to your child’s camp theme will be emailed prior to the start of camp. 

Forest Camp 

Where:  

R.K. McMillan Park

Our meeting area is just WEST of the parking lot at the bottom of Hampton Cres.  (South off Lakeshore Rd E)

Morning Camp:  9am – 12 pm

COVID Safety:  

All campers must complete the daily screening tool prior to checking into camp each day.  Results will be automatically submitted to The School.

COVID Screening Form

Campers should always have 2 masks with them.  

Masks are not mandatory while outdoors.  Social distancing procedures will be in place and we will only need to wear a mask when social distancing is compromised.

Campers will remain with the same cohort for the duration of the camp and will not mix or combine with any other camp cohort.  

Any equipment used by more than one cohort will be thoroughly sanitized between uses.

All adults, staff and instructors will be wearing PPE for the duration of the program. 

Camp drop off and pick up: 

Campers must be dropped off and signed out at the meeting area by a parent/legal guardian/caregiver.   Campers can not arrive alone.   

Photo ID must be presented at pick up each day. 

Drop off and pick up must happen no more than 10 min on either end of the camp times.     

Campers participating in both AM and PM camps must be picked up at lunch.  We can not provide lunch supervision.

List the names of any adult who is allowed to pick up your camper at registration or on the first day. 

Camp Safety: 

Our trained instructors are certified in First Aid and CPR-C.   All campers will were a high visibility vest for the duration of the camp.  

If your child requires support, has medical considerations and/or allergies it should be noted on your registration form.   You will be contacted to fill out the appropriate forms prior to the first day of camp.

What to wear?

  • Play clothes that are ok to get messy 
  • Climate-appropriate clothing – dress for the weather!
  • Comfortable clothing that the camper can easily move in, such as shorts, t-shirt, leggings, etc.  Please do not wear skirts, dresses, or extra baggy clothing. 
  • Please apply sunscreen and/or bug spray prior to camp arrival. Due to Covid protocols, our instructors will not be able to assist children with sunscreen application.

CAMPERS CAN NOT PARTICIPATE BAREFOOT OR IN SOCKS.  

Forest School Camp: Running shoes, Rain boots or water-resistant shoes.  No sandals. 

What to bring?

Please clearly label all personal items with the students’ names in ONE bag. 

  • Water bottle with name clearly marked
  • 2 snacks (nut-free)
  • No jewellery or cell phones.
  • Extra socks or clothing
  • 2 masks and personal hand sanitizer.
  • All personal belongings packed into one bag.

Parkour Camp 

Where:  

The School Creative Arts

160 Lakeshore rd east, Port Credit L5G 1G1 (entrance on Rosewood ave.) Across from Scotia Bank, beside Midas.

COVID Safety:  

All campers must complete the daily screening tool prior to checking into camp each day.

Results will be automatically submitted to The School.

COVID Screening Form

Campers should always have 2 masks with them.  

Masks are not mandatory while outdoors.  Social distancing procedures will be in place and we will only need to wear a mask when social distancing is compromised.

Campers will remain with the same cohort for the duration of the camp and will not mix or combine with any other camp cohort.  

Any equipment used by more than one cohort will be thoroughly sanitized between uses.

All adults, staff and instructors will be wearing PPE for the duration of the program. 

Camp drop off and pick up: 

Campers must be dropped off and signed out at the meeting area by a parent/legal guardian/caregiver.   Campers can not arrive alone.   

Photo ID must be presented at pick up each day. 

Drop off and pick up must happen no more than 10 min on either end of the camp times.     

Campers participating in both AM and PM camps must be picked up at lunch.  We can not provide lunch supervision.

List the names of any adult who is allowed to pick up your camper at registration or on the first day. 

Camp Safety: 

Our trained instructors are certified in First Aid and CPR-C.   All campers will were a high visibility vest for the duration of the camp.  

If your child requires support, has medical considerations and/or allergies it should be noted on your registration form.   You will be contacted to fill out the appropriate forms prior to the first day of camp.

What to wear?

  • Play clothes that are ok to get messy 
  • Climate-appropriate clothing – dress for the weather!
  • Comfortable clothing that the camper can easily move in, such as shorts, t-shirt, leggings, etc.  Please do not wear skirts, dresses, or extra baggy clothing. 
  • Please apply sunscreen and/or bug spray prior to camp arrival. Due to Covid protocols, our instructors will not be able to assist children with sunscreen application.

Parkour:  running shoes are mandatory.  No Sandals.  

CAMPERS CAN NOT PARTICIPATE BAREFOOT OR IN SOCKS.  

What to bring?

Please clearly label all personal items with the students’ names in ONE bag. 

  • Water bottle with name clearly marked
  • 2 snacks (nut-free)
  • No jewellery or cell phones.
  • Extra socks or clothing
  • 2 masks and personal hand sanitizer.
  • All personal belongings packed into one bag.

Where:  Backyard or local park

(Confirmed location address) 

Morning Camp:  9am – 12 pm

Afternoon Camp:  1-4pm

Who:  Your POD Co-ordinator is “name” 

We will communicate with your co-ordinator on any details necessary for planning.   

INCLEMENT WEATHER: (ALSO SEE WEATHER POLICY TAB)
In case of rainy weather, Pod co-ordinators may choose to have campers shelter in any of the following areas:

– a garage space with an open door

– a covered porch or patio

– a gazebo or other shelter

The School instructors are NOT permitted to enter the co-ordinator’s home other than to use the washroom and are therefore not permitted to conduct camps indoors at any time. 

**Please see Weather Policy Tab for more info

COVID Safety:  

All campers must complete the daily screening tool prior to checking into camp each day.  

Results will be automatically submitted to The School.

COVID Screening Form

 

Campers should always have 2 masks with them.  

Masks are not mandatory while outdoors.  Social distancing procedures will be in place and we will only need to wear a mask when social distancing is compromised.

Campers will remain with the same POD of people for the duration of the camp and will not mix or combine with any other camp group. 

Any equipment used by more than one person will be throughly sanitized between uses.

All adults, staff and instructors will be wearing PPE for the duration of the program. 

Camp drop off and pick up: 

Campers must be dropped off and signed out at the camp location by a parent/legal guardian/care giver.  

Photo ID must be presented at pick up each day. 

Drop off and pick up must happen no more than 10 min on either end of the camp times.     

List the names of any adult who is allowed to pick up your camper at registration or on the first day. 

Camp Safety: 

Our trained instructors are certified in First Aid and CPR-C.   All campers will wear a high visible vest for off-site play (ie. local park).  

If your child requires support, has medical considerations and/or allergies it should be noted on your registration form.   You will be contacted to fill out the appropriate forms prior to the first day of camp.

For any urgent matters please call 905-990-2083 or your POD co-ordinator.   

Inclement/Severe Weather: 

Camp will operate in all weather conditions.  If we encounter severe weather conditions a decision to cancel camp for that day will be made by 8:30am.  You will be notified by email, phone call or SMS and it will be posted on our website and social media.  In such an event, a credit for that day of camp will be added to your account. 

What to wear?

  • Play clothes that are ok to get messy in
  • Climate appropriate clothing – dress for the weather!
  • Comfortable clothing that the camper can easily move in, such as: shorts, t-shirt, leggings, etc.  Please do not wear skirts, dresses, or extra baggy clothing. 
  • Please apply sunscreen prior to camp arrival. Due to Covid protocols our instructors will not be able to assist children with sunscreen application.

What to bring?

Please clearly label all personal items with the students name

  • Water bottle with name clearly marked
  • 2 snacks (nut free) 
  • Outdoor appropriate gear including: hat, raincoat, boots, etc 
  • Extra play clothes.
  • No jewellery or cell phones.
  • 2 masks (if over 2 years old) and personal hand sanitizer.
  • All personal belongings packed into one bag.
  • Any other items the may be needed specific to your child’s camp theme will be emailed prior to the start of camp. 

Rain ONLY: 

In case of rainy weather, campers are advised to dress for the weather with rain boots, raincoats and pants. We will continue our camps in the rain if it is moderate and safe to do so.

Intense or extreme rain, lightning or dangerous weather:

In the case of dangerous weather (often accompanied by a special weather statement) or intense, prolonged rain, camp will be cancelled.

We will do our best to notify families via email by 830AM for morning camps or 1230PM for afternoon camps.

Should we need to cancel during a camp that is already in session we will call all parents to come and pick up their campers.

Credits and Refunds

In the case of a cancelled camp session, all campers will receive a credit on their account to be used toward any other purchase at The School.  Refunds will be provided for amounts higher than $100.00

BORING STUFF

WAIVER

I/we realize that participation in dance classes and activities could involve some possible personal injury. Despite precautions, accidents and injuries may occur. By signing this release form, I/we (the dancer and parent/guardian) assume all risks related to the use of any and all spaces used by THE SCHOOL.
I/we agree to release and hold harmless THE SCHOOL, including its teachers, dancers, staff members and facilities used by THE SCHOOL from any cause of action, claims, or demands now and in the future. I/we will not hold THE SCHOOL liable for any personal injury or any personal property damage, which may occur on the premises before, during or after classes. Furthermore, I/we agree to obey the class and facility rules and take full responsibility for my/our behaviour in addition to any damage I/ we may cause to the facilities utilized by THE SCHOOL.
I understand that THE SCHOOL is licensed, accredited and insured. In the event that I/we should observe any unsafe conduct or conditions before, during or after my/our classes, I/we agree to report the unsafe conduct or conditions to the Executive Director, Artistic Director, Individual Instructor or staff member as soon as possible.

 

POLICIES

Cancellation Policy

1. Withdrawal from the program is permitted within 2 weeks of the next billing date.  You can send us an email to request this cancellation.  The last day of participation in the program will be the last day for which the class has been paid for.

1a). Cancellation prior to class start date: If you have NOT started your class yet and your class start date is more than 30 days in the future, a full refund will be provided. If your class start date is less than 30 days in the future a refund will be provided, minus a $30 administration fee.

1.b) Classes within the 4 week billing period that have already started and that you have attended will not be given refunds.

2. Spaces are limited. Once a withdrawal has been made from the program the clients understand that they are foregoing their spot in the program and could be placed on a waiting list should they decided to re-register.

Can’t make it to class? Your child can take another age appropriate class as long as it’s within the same month. (Meaning you can’t miss a class in September and make-up for it in December.)You must call ahead to register for the make-up class. The make-up class is based on availability and similarity in activity and can only be authorized by the Directors or Administrative staff. 

Due to the current covid situation make up classes may not be available.

This option is applicable from September  15th to March 1st.

Classes cannot be refunded in the case that a makeup class is not available.

By clicking “Place Order” you confirm you have read and accepted our terms and conditions.

Terms & Conditions:

Code of Conduct

1. Respect.I. In this space we are compassionate learners. We respect each other and the diversity that makes each person unique. No tolerance will be given to any person that causes harm verbally, physically or emotionally by any means including off site yet linked to The School (IE: via social media, slander, gossip, etc) to any other member of our community.

II. This is a shared space. This is your space. Please treat this space as you would your home. Your time spent at The School should feel calm, comfortable and stress-free. Kindly let us know if you notice an area that needs attention.

III. Personal property and privacy. We encourage labelling all of your children’s items that they bring with them to The School. Kindly leave anything that is extremely valuable at home. Please be aware when taking pictures of your child in the shared (lobby) space that no other child is visible in the photo. NO photos may be taken during a registered class or in the drop-in play area.

Tuition and Fees

1. Fees are to be paid in full prior to the child entering the studio/class space. The minimum tuition amount (see section 3A) must be paid in full according to the payment schedule per day that the child(ren) are registered for. A child will not be allowed in the studio or to participate in the program or class if the tuition payment is outstanding.

2. Tuition and fees hereby referred to in this document represent introductory pricing. Policies and fees and are subject to changes at any time with notice.

3. Pay as you Go pricing: Classes are charged every 4 weeks. The first class amount will be removed immediately and the next payment will be removed on the day of the 4th class.

3C.  Payment schedule per month includes only instructional school days as determined by the school or Board of Education. It does not include Professional Activity (PA) days, statutory or public holidays, school holidays or breaks or any other days the school or Board of Education has deemed schools closed for regular classes.

3. Discounts and Promotions:

I. Multiple Registration Discount:  When you register for 2 or more classes, you will receive a 10% discount on every registration after the first.  The first payment for each registration is paid in full and the 10% discount will be applied to the following payment(s) of subsequent registration(s).   Discount applies to subscription registrations only.

II. Full Year Discount:  A.  10% off up to 2 registrations   B.  15% off with 3 or more registrations.

II. Any promotion or special offer is subject to change or expire at the discretion of the Directors with written 30 days notice to the registrant.

4. Refunds and Credits: Deposits are non-refundable. No refunds for registered days unattended. A refund/credit will be considered when a doctor’s note is presented and is at the discretion of the directors. Refunds are non-transferable. Credits are non-transferable outside of immediate family and expire after one calendar year. Credits may be used towards any other product or service offered or provided by The School.

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