Parent Guide

Tuition

Tuition payments are made over three semesters (fall, winter, spring) which will be automatically run on the dates stated on the tuition schedule. Each of the session installments are non-refundable, and any adjustments for dropped classes will be made at the next installment due date.

Installment payments

There is an option for installment payments within each semester (fall, winter, spring). Payments are made on an Auto-Pay system and are automatically charged on the installment due dates to a credit card on file (required).

*** Please note that each semester picks up where the one before it leaves off, so doing all 3 semesters is highly recommended. If students attend all three semesters they will be eligible to take part in a culmination performance to demonstrate their progress.

TUItion Schedule

Tuition will be due by the following due dates for each semester. If you are enrolled in the installment payment system per semester then payments will be due on the…

Fall Semester

Due September 30th

Winter semester

Due January 3rd

Spring semester

April 3rd


Semesters

Fall Semester

September 30 - December 21, 2019

Winter Semester

January 3-March 30, 2020

Spring Semester

April 3-June 29

Vacation Dates/ no classes

 

Fall semester

October 14th (Columbus Day)

Nov 11th ( Veterans Day)

Nov 28th-29th (Thanksgiving)

Dec 22nd-January 2nd (December break)

Winter Semester

Feb 17th-22nd (Winter break)

Spring Semester

April 20th-24th (Spring break)


Prerequisites

Certain classes are only available to certain age ranges. Please make sure you have added your child’s Birthdate in you MindBody Profile under family members to access these classes.


Placement classes

Placement classes ensure that your child is placed in an appropriate class to reach their potential. This also gives you and your child an opportunity to try a class out to see if it is a good fit.

Placement in classes are based off of:

  • Student Potential

  • Emotional maturity

  • Physical ability

  • Age (exceptions are made when a child shows extraordinary aptitude)

Placement class Costs

Placement classes can be paid on arrival at studio / Cash or Check accepted.

Cost varies depending on the length of class:

45 min class

$10

1hr class

$12

1hr 15 min class

$14

1hr 30 min class

$16

1 hr 45 min class

$18

2 hr class

$20


Behavior & Conduct

As part of IPAC’s mission, vision, and goals we desire to be a safe space where everyone’s Well-Being is always honored and respected. Students are expected to treat their teachers, their fellow students, and all IPAC personnel with the utmost respect and regard. Failure to adhere to any of IPAC’s Rules and Regulations will not be tolerated under any circumstances and will be cause for the termination of the students participation in the program. Below are a list of behaviors that go against our policy.

● Negative, discouraging, or disruptive behavior

● Shouting, running, refusal to participate in the classroom activities

● Inappropriate or belittling language

● Theft

● Physical or verbal abuse of students or of IPAC personnel by other students or parents of the students


Classroom Etiquette

The guidelines below must be followed to allow classes to run smoothly and not disrupt classes.

● Students who do not adhere to our dress code policies will be asked to sit and watch the class.

● Students who arrive 15 minutes late will be asked to sit and watch the class.

● No food in studios at any point. Water is allowed. There will be designated common areas for food.

● Please do bring a bottle of water with you. Water breaks will be offered to children throughout class.

● Absolutely NO hanging on the bars or sitting during dance classes unless conducted to do so.

● Always acknowledge your teacher with respect before, during, and after class.

● Expect that different styles of classes may have different expectations as far as etiquette. Your teacher will guide you through how you should behave in class.


Preparing your young dancer

  • All students should review IPAC’s general policies and procedures before arriving at the studio.

  • All teachers will answer any questions children have at the beginning of class and guide them throughout the year to follow them.

  • All students should be supplied with their required dress code dancewear.

  • There will be bathrooms in which they can change into or they can arrive already dressed.

  • All young dancers should be prepared to pull their Hair out of their face. This is a necessary precaution to assure their vision is not impaired while trying to turn.

  • Please make sure that your dancer has the appropriate footwear for their class.


Dance wear Requirements

 

BALLET

● Leotard in ballet pink or black (tank, short sleeve or long sleeve) for girls or for boys a white, shortsleeved T shirt

● Pink footed tights for girls or for boys black Jazz pants or black leggings that fit snuggly

● Pink ballet slippers for girls or for boys black or white ballet slippers

● Hair in a classical ballet bun for girls or for boys combed or pulled back neatly off neck and face

BROADWAY BOUND

  • Leotard in pink or black (tank, short sleeve or long sleeve) or for boys a white, shortsleeved T shirt

  • Black Jazz pants or black leggings that fit snuggly

  • Black Jazz shoes, light socks or bare feet

  • Hair combed or pulled back neatly off neck and face

HIP HOP

● Street wear

● Pants and shirts should be comfortable for active movement.

● Sneakers that fit foot snuggly

If the shoe Fits

IPAC is a proud winner of the Boston Dance Alliance’s Dancewear Distribution Program which donates select dance wear to schools for low income families. IPAC has received an assortment of different sized ballet slippers through this program. Please inquire at the desk about ballet slippers if you are unable to purchase them at this time.


Where can I purchase Dance wear?

There are many places to purchase dance wear online or in-store. Below is a list of options:

IN STORE & ONLINE

● Target store, Dorchester, MA

● Teddy Shoes Dance Shoe Specialist and dance wear, Cambridge, MA

● Pattersons by Capezio , Burlington, MA

● Dancer’s Image, Newton, MA

● Broadway Dance Boutique, Norwell, MA 02061 (781) 659-2800

Discount Dance

Dancewear Solutions

Danny’s Warehouse


How to Make a Bun

Everyone has different hair types so here are two ways for two different hair types to give you a good idea on how to achieve a real ballerina bun.

FINE-MEDIUM THICK HAIR

● Make a ponytail high on the top curve of the head

● Split hair into two pieces

● Twirl one side and begin wrapping around ponytail holder

● When it is only wrapped halfway begin to secure this section with bobby pins

● Let this section alone and begin twirling and wrapping the second section in the same direction around the first section. Secure with bobby pins.

● Once both pieces have met halfway around ponytail holder twirl them together and continue wrapping around. Secure with bobby pins.

● Once it is finished it should look like a cinnamon roll. Feel free to add a hairnet to secure more or add clips, bows, etc for decoration!!!

MEDIUM-THICK HAIR AND SHORT HAIR

● Make a ponytail high on the top curve of the head

● Find center of ponytail and spread hair out in a circle from the center point.

● Beginning at the top, begin twirling the hair under and securing with bobby pins

● Continue to do this all the way around the head.

● Once it is finished feel free to add a hairnet to secure more or add clips, bows, etc for decoration!!!