Students should plan to arrive five minutes before class begins, dressed in the appropriate attire.

  • Please have a dedicated pair of clean shoes for participation at Dancers Element. Please change your shoes upon entering and leaving the studio.

  • Never wear your dance shoes outside. Not only is it damaging to the shoes, it also tracks dirt and debris into the dance room and on to dance floor. It is important we keep the dance floor clean and sanitary.

  • Dancers' Element  is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal items. Clearly mark all of your dance shoes & personal belongings. Please use the cubbies for storing your shoes and personal items.

  • No cell phones, keys, street shoes, clothing, food, etc. should be placed on any dance floors, please use the cubbies for storage.

  • For respect and courtesy to the studio, please no hands or feet on any of the mirrors or walls.

  • Please keep all food in the Comfort Zone area.

  • No gum is allowed. Please dispose of this before class.

  • Please do not open studio doors while a class is in progress.

  • Dispose of trash in the trash bins.

  • Please keep all rooms, lobby, and sitting areas clean and tidy.

  • Dance students should have hair pulled back into a pony tail or a bun for classes.

  • Dancers are to be picked up promptly following class inside the studio.

  • No smoking is allowed inside or outside the studio.

Class Placement

Dance students are placed in class according to their age, ability, and experience. One or all may apply when placing the dancers in an appropriate class level.

Class Observation

All of our classes are independent classes, meaning that the students enter the studio without parents to be able to fully engage with the instructor. We invite you to stay and observe your child’s  first class. This assures parents that students are getting a great dance education without distracting students by having visitors.

As noted above, we do request that all Blue Skies parents help their children change their shoes mid-class. This helps speed this process up as well as ensures your child’s shoes make it back into their dance bag.

Parking

While we have ample parking in front of the studio.

Lobby

Guests and family are welcome to wait in the studio lobby or lounge during and between classes. Young children in the lobby must have a parent or guardian with them. Only students are allowed in the studio.

Hurricane Days

In the event that the Broward County Schools cancels classes due to the weather, Dancers' Element will cancel all classes for the evening. Class cancellations will be posted on Facebook and posted on the front page of our website. A message from out group chat will be sent to all members.

Absences

Please notify us via telephone or e-mail if a participant will be absent from a dance class so that we can notify the instructor. There are no refunds for dropped or missed classes.

Holidays

Dancers' Element will be closed in observance of the following holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Fourth of July and Memorial Day. While we do follow the Broward County School Calendar, We are not closed for teacher planning days, exams, President’s Day, or other school holidays.

Class Cancellation and Make-up classes

There may be unforeseen situations when a class will be cancelled. We will try to notify the parent or participant via email as far in advance as possible. Dance classes canceled by Dancer's Element will be made up at later date.

Staying Informed

We work hard to make the dance experience organized and fun. Keeping you informed is one of our primary goals. You will receive frequent informative newsletters, text messages, and  emails throughout the year. Notes and important updates will soon no longer be printed and handed out to our students at the conclusion of class. They are posted on bulletin board, emailed, posted to our website and social media. Please make sure you give us an email address that you check daily/frequently.  It is your responsibility to check your emails on all dance days. Please make sure “dancerselement@gmail.com” is added to your contacts/allowed emails list.

If you have any questions regarding the information posted, we encourage you to contact the office at 954-854-5035. If you have any questions please check our website for the answers. If you cannot find the answer please contact the studio.

Students and Parent Use of Social Media

Use of FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, blogging, and other online social media is commonplace. This policy is intended to provide Dancers' Element students, and parents with guidelines to eliminate any confusion concerning the use of social media.

  • You do not have permission to reveal any information that compromises Dancers's Element. By that, we mean you are forbidden to share personal information about the director, other students or their families, or anything that is proprietary and/or confidential to them.

  • Students and parents should neither claim nor imply that they are speaking on behalf of Dancers' Element.

  • Never post anything that could compromise the self-esteem of our students.

  • Respect the law, including those laws governing defamation, discrimination, harassment, and copyright and fair use. Parents and students should never post negative comments about other schools or teachers. Also, please do not post negative comments about school activities such as competitions, conventions, and performances, or about the directors of those events.

  • No student is allowed to “friend” any staff member’s personal page until after they graduate from high school.

  • Students can contact staff members through the front desk staff, group chat or during class.

  • Social Media is a great outlet for supporting our studio so make sure to continually post photos and positive comment from all dance experiences.

  • If you choose to post videos of routines, please only post clips of the routine. Do not post the routine in it’s entirety. This leaves us open to having our choreography stolen by competing studios.