Address, Telephone, Email Change

Please notify Urban Dance Projects immediately should your address, telephone number or email change. This is particularly important in the case of an emergency. Student information is kept confidential and is used for program purposes only.

Attendance

Regular attendance is important in ensuring that students do not fall behind the rest of the class.

  • Please notify Urban Dance Projects if your child will be absent from class.
    • Students are encouraged to make-up missed classes. Classes can be made-up in the same discipline or another class if necessary.
  • Missed classes are non-refundable.
  • In the event that Urban Dance Projects cancels a class, it will be rescheduled.

Code of Conduct

Students and parents/guardians are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times and to be courteous to instructors, staff and fellow students. Unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated and may result in students and/or families being asked to withdraw from class and/or the program.

Classes

  • Classes are open to the public from all communities.
  • UDP has a closed-door policy for all classes. Observers are not allowed in class as this can be disruptive to the students. Designated viewing weeks are scheduled throughout the year.
  • Students MUST meet the age requirements for each class as follows:
    • Parent & Tot students must be 22 months by the class start date.
    • Tiny Tots & Kinder Combo students must be the required age by October 31st.
    • Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop & Musical Theatre students must be the required age by Dec. 31st.
    • Some exceptions may be made at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Classes require a minimum number of students to run.
  • All full-year classes run for 10 months from September to June. A minimum of 32 weeks of instructional time is scheduled within this period.
  • Urban Dance Projects Inc. reserves the right to make changes to the schedule and/or teaching staff due to low enrollment or other factors, as necessary and without notification.
  • Parents/guardians should remain with students under the age of 7 until their class begins. Students should be picked up promptly after classes are finished. There is NO supervision before or after class (please refer to UDP’s Policy Directive for Pick-Up & Drop-off to Ensure Student Safety for more details).
  • Please inform us of your questions and concerns by phone or email, as the instructors do not have time to address issues between or during classes.

Dance Attire

Proper dance attire and footwear is required in all dance classes. Dancers who do not have appropriate attire may not be permitted into class. Please refer to the program section for detailed information.

  • Street shoes are not allowed in the dance area.
  • Jewelry must be removed before class.
  • Dancers may use the washrooms to change into dancewear.

Exams

Students will be invited to participate in exams based on their competency, aptitude and commitment in their Ballet training. Exams are not offered in tap or jazz.

Food & Drink

Chewing gum, food and drinks are not allowed in the dance areas. Dancers are strongly encouraged to bring their own water bottles to class.

Information Updates

Information updates will be sent out regularly by email and posted on our website. Please ensure we have your most current email address on file and be sure to check the website for updated information. Families may also follow us on Facebook for current events. Newsletters may also be handed out in class.

Medical Conditions & Allergies

Please make sure that Urban Dance Projects and/or your child’s instructor is made aware of any medical conditions and/or allergies that your child may have and how these should be managed in your absence. In the event of a medical emergency, instructors may call an ambulance. If this is necessary, the expense of the ambulance ride will be the responsibility of the parents/guardians.

Valuables

Dancers are asked to leave valuables, including jewelry at home. Please ensure the students’ name is on all of their articles of clothing. Urban Dance Projects is not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen from the studios.

Viewing Week

During viewing weeks, family and friends are invited to come observe students in class. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the progress that students have made throughout the year.