The health and safety of our students is always our priority. This is our third Summer to be offering in person camps and classes during the lifetime of the pandemic and we are honored to once again welcome your children to our safe and magical environment. If your dancer is showing any signs of illness, including but not limited to a fever of 99.6 or above, they are not permitted to attend their dance class or camp.
Sophie Dance remains mask optional for everyone, including all of our employees and dancers. Teachers and staff remain vaccinated, antimicrobial air filters continue to be used in our well ventilated spaces, and students, staff, and family members exhibiting any signs of illness are not permitted to enter any of our locations. Please consider this policy when completing your registration as there will be no refunds.
Make up classes are limited to two per dancer per billing cycle during the Main Season and 3 total in the Summer Session. Classes are to be made up within the same billing cycle of the missed class. They do not roll over. The make up class does not have to be in the same style of dance, but does need to be in the same age bracket or level.
To attend a make up class you must contact the studio via email at least 1 day in advance between 9AM and 5PM to schedule a make up class. All make up classes are subject to availability and NOT GUARANTEED. If your child is sick, please do not bring them to class. Allow them to get healthier, and contact us via email to schedule a makeup class.
No credits or refunds will be given for missed classes.
Yes, our staff is fully vaccinated.
-We do not issue refunds so please enroll with that information. The offering of future credits for camp or class tuition is determined on a case by case basis and credits are not given if a child decides they no longer wish to pursue dancing.
- If you are given a credit due to an extenuating circumstance, that credit will expire one year from the day it was issued, no exceptions.
- We do not transfer tuition to our other locations so please be sure you enroll in the correct location.
Sophie Dance has multiple locations, so please make sure you are signing up for the correct one before registering your child. We are not able to accommodate transfers at this time if you sign up for the wrong location.
Sophie Dance has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying and racism.
We are an environment that holds space exclusively for inspiration, collaboration, kindness, compassion, tolerance, movement and art.
Any incident occurring in the dance studio between clients that is perceived to be racist in nature or as defined below, an act of bullying, will be handled with a two-strike process.
Strike 1 will result in a meeting with both parties to discuss the incident, ensure all sides and feelings are shared, heard and understood and a plan to move forward in tolerance and kindness together in class.
Strike 2: If a second incident involving the same client takes place, the client will be un-enrolled in the dance program and all remaining monies will be returned to the client.
When it is determined that a student, teacher, or staff member has committed a racist act, the person will be provided the opportunity to learn about the impact of their actions prior to the suspension or firing of a team player.
Racism: defined as a system of structuring opportunity and assigning value based on the social interpretation of how one looks (which is what we call “race”), that unfairly disadvantages some individuals and communities, unfairly advantages other individuals and communities, and saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources.
Individual racism: pre-judgment, bias, or discrimination by an individual based on race. This includes both privately held beliefs, conscious and unconscious, and external behaviors and actions towards others
Bullying: seek to harm, intimidate, or coerce (someone perceived as vulnerable)
Sophie Dance welcomes all children to dance class. Sophie Dance is a proud supporter of GLSEN and is an ally to all LGBTQ families and children.
- Antimicrobial Air Filters replaced every 3 months for ideal ventilation.
- Doors are open and secured with a baby gate when possible and necessary.
- We sanitize everything used by staff, parents and campers between each class and during the camp day. This is something we have always done but now clean even more frequently.
- We have professional cleaners.