The school year at MPA begins in September and ends in June. MPA classes are structured on a full year syllabus, making it extremely important for students (and parents) to commit to enrollment for an entire school year. Pre-Ballet and Fancy Feet families are committing to Session 1, and/or 2, and/or 3.
Attendance & Make-up
Please notify the office in advance of any absences. Good attendance is critical to consistent progress and advancement. We encourage each student to make up any missed classes. Missed classes may be made up at the same or lower class level. Please call the office at (608) 849-4922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes begin on time. Late admittance to class is at the teacher’s discretion. Tardy students may be asked to observe class. This is to ensure the students safety as well as to not disrupt the flow of the class.
Classes can be observed from the studio viewing windows at any time. Parent observation is permitted at designated times only. This occurs two specific dates throughout the school year. These dates will be posted on the website and at the studio. Prospective students and special case observation must be approved by the instructor or director at least one week prior. The training process is sensitive: outside presence may distract or inhibit the students. Parents/Guardians of 3-4 year olds are required to stay quietly in waiting areas.
Class Cancellations & Winter Weather
Any classes cancelled by the instructor will be rescheduled for make-up. Any class cancelled due to lack of attendance will not be rescheduled. If only 2 students attend a class the teacher has the right to cancel class. If a student misses a class, please see the instructor for the best make-up class. Please notify the MPA office if your student will not be in attendance, for tardiness, and to check for class cancellations. For winter weather conditions, MPA follows the cancellation policy of the Waunakee School District. Please check our website, Facebook page, studio voicemail, and email blasts for class cancellations due to severe weather.
The dress code for each level/genre of class is posted on our website (MPA Dress Code) and our studio bulletin board.
MPA follows a No Refund Policy, so be sure the classes you choose fit your schedule and your child wants to dance. A trial class can be taken to ensure proper placement, however only fully registered (tuition paid) students can be guaranteed a space in class. A full refund will be given if MPA must cancel a class.
The MPA office staff are not allowed to give out student or teacher class information, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or home addresses.
All students are asked to follow the dance etiquette rules stated in the Student Handbook. Please also remember: no chewing gum, food may be eaten in lunch room only; no food or drinks in classroom or waiting and dressing room areas. We are a peanut free studio!
Notes for parents
Please pick up children promptly after class and also adhere to the rules of the Student Handbook. Please visit our website and studio bulletin board often for the most up-to-date information and events.