In order to ensure the highest level of instruction and service, Creative Dancer Center has set out guidelines and expectations for all involved parties to follow. CDC is expecting for all dancers, parents and staff to maintain a positive collaborative perspective when entering or dealing with studio activities. A dance studio is a place of joy and happiness. Actions or attitudes that are counterproductive to this philosophy will not be tolerated in fairness to the other dancers, parents and staff.
Following are general conduct guidelines and expectations. The intention of these guidelines is to help provide clarity and mutual understanding for everyone involved in this wonderful journey of dance at CDC.
Dancer Guidelines and Expectations
All dancers will be at the studio 15 minutes prior to the start of their class. They will show up for class ready to work hard for their instructors. Each dancer is expected to treat their fellow dancers and staff at CDC and other studios with respect. This includes at the studio as well as on social media and at school. Any dancer who is found to be disrespectful, rude or bullying any other dancer may be subject to disciplinary action from the studio. Such action may include withholding from performances or even expulsion from the program.
Parent Guidelines and Expectations
Parents are encouraged to be involved with their dancer’s activities as much as possible. We love to see the dedicated parents working hand in hand with their dancers. However, parents will be held to the same standards as their dancers and CDC staff. Parents are to communicate with CDC staff, other dancers and other parents in a positive and respectful manner. We welcome all communication and concerns as long as they are handled and presented with a positive collaborative perspective in mind.
In order to help parents achieve resolution to various issues that can arise during the season, we have created a communication chart to help parents know who to communicate with in certain situations. Below is a chart of who to approach with specific issues.
Dance Classroom and/or Logistic Related Issues
The Program Director (Only if satisfactory resolution was not achieved in positive communication with the teacher.)
The Studio Director (Only if satisfactory resolution was not achieved in positive communication with the teacher and Program Director.)
The Board of Directors (Only if satisfactory resolution was not achieved in positive communication with the teacher, Program Director and Studio Director.)
Finance or Account Related Issues
The Front Desk Worker
The Studio Director (Only if satisfactory resolution was not achieved in positive communication with the front desk worker.)
CDC Accounts Manager
The Board of Directors (Only if satisfactory resolution was not achieved in positive communication with the front desk worker, Studio Director, or Accounts Manager.)
Staff Guidelines and Expectations
CDC staff will treat all dancers and customers with respect. CDC staff members are the role models for the dancers and as such need to take that role seriously. What staff says and does matters and can make a difference for students. CDC Staff’s goal is to be the reason the students love dance. Our dancers are here to learn. It is our staff’s job to encourage and teach them the many wonderful aspects of dance. This includes technique, positions and flexibility, as well as the creative element of this wonderful art form. CDC Staff is expected to respond in a timely fashion to all inquiries from parents and students. If a staff member is not the correct person to answer inquires they will respond to the inquire directing the customer to the proper CDC staff member to contact.