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Class Schedule | Course Descriptions | Policies | Tuition Schedule
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Level 1 Ballet
Level 2 T&L
Level 2 Ballet
Level 3&4 T&L
Level 3&4 Ballet
Level 1 Gymnastics
Level 1 Tap
|7:45-8:30pm||Level 1 Jazz||Room #1|
Tots Hop & Roll 2½ - 5 yrs
Level 2 Lyrical
Beginner 5-8 (Tap/Ballet/Jazz)
|6:00-7:00pm||Tiny Tot Combo (Tap/Ballet)||Room #3|
|7:00-8:00pm||Level 2 Ballet||Room #1|
Level 3&4 T&L
|6:00 - 7:30pm||Beg/Int Pre-Teen & Teen Combo (Tap/Ballet/Jazz)||Room #3|
|7:00-8:00pm||Beginner Lyrical||Room #2|
Level 3&4 Ballet
Level 3 Jazz
|8:00-9:00pm||Level 4 Modern||Room #1|
Level 2 Tap
|9:00-10:00am||Level 3&4 Tap||Room #2|
Level 2 Jazz
Tiny Tots Combo (Tap/Ballet)
Level 3 Lyrical
|11-11:45am||Int Pre-Teen/Teen Tap|
Level 4 Jazz
|11:45-12:30pm||Int Pre-Teen/Teen Jazz||Room #2|
Level 4 Hip Hop * Mob Squad
|12:30-1:30pm||All Level T&L||Room #2|
Level 1/2 Hip Hop * K-Mob
|1:30-2:30pm||Level 3 Hip Hop * J-Mob||Room #1|
|Int. 6-11 yrs. (Tap/Ballet/Jazz)|
|2:30 - 3:15pm||Level 1/2 Hip Hop * K-Mob||Room #3|
|2:30-3:30pm||Level 4 Gymnastics||Room #1|
|3:00-4:00pm||Beg. 5-7 (Tap/Ballet)||Room #2|
Level 2&3 Gymnastics
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- BALLET is the foundation of all forms of dance and helps the dancer develop poise, grace, style, proper body alignment and technique which should be incorporated in all styles of dance.
- T&L (TURNS AND LEAPS) is a technique class in which dancers will master the ability to demonstrate extensions, turns, leaps and jumps. Stretching and core work will be an important part of this class. While finding and strengthening core muscles, dancers will be instructed in how to execute and perfect high extensions, powerful turns and high jumps while maintaining balance and control. This is not a performance class.
- TAP is percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. This class assists the students with developing a sense of rhythm and also increases strength in the lower body (legs, ankles and feet).
- JAZZ is a style of dance that emphasizes isolation of movement, especially in the upper body. It is a rhythmic dance form with Ballet and Modern Dance contributing to its elegance.
- K-Mob, J-Mob, & Mob Squad (HIP HOP) evolved out of street and break dancing moves, and is characterized by its vigorous athletics and bouncy style. Hip Hop is danced primarily to Hip Hop, Rap and R & B music.
- LYRICAL dance interprets interpret the lyrics or mood (intent) of a song (with or without words) using a combination of ballet and/or jazz and/or modern technique. This form includes the use of legwork, balance, and facial and body emotion.
- GYMNASTICS tests strength, rhythm, balance, flexibility and agility. This class consists of floor exercises, balance beam, mini-trampoline and utilization of props.
- MODERN dance is a form of dance which focuses on the serious expression of inner emotions, using a free-flowing, interpretive style, rather than following the rigid rules characteristic of many dance disciplines.
- TOTS HOP AND ROLL is an introduction to hip hop and gymnastics for tots. This class will teach vital skills of balance, coordination, body awareness and flexibility.
- YOU AND ME, BABY teaches young children (age’s 18mos-3years) coordination and the fundamentals of a dance class. They will sing and dance along with their favorite songs and learn new ones too! They will be introduced to creative movement and ballet dance. The teacher guides the parent/tot team in a way that makes discovering movement, balance and listening skills easy and fun. Not sure if we should delete this since we aren’t offering this class.
MMDC’s mission is to provide a safe and positive arts environment to at-risk and underserved individuals in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. MMDC offers a quality and diverse dance environment to a community that is underrepresented in the arts.
NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Making Moves Dance Collective, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the organization. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Please note: Tuition is priced out per session. For example, an hour long class costs $700 from September through mid-June. We have broken down the tuition amounts into comfortable monthly payments. Since the fee is per session, please understand there is no pro-rated tuition for short months or missed classes.
Hours per week
Fall session total
Manageable monthly payment
There will be a 25% discount for siblings who enroll in a class
REGISTRATION FEES/PAYMENT SCHEDULE/PAYMENT OPTIONS:
- The registration fee is $20.00 per student or $30.00 per family. Returning students will receive a $5.00 loyalty discount off of the registration fee. ($15.00 per student or $25.00 per family).
- Tuition payments are due on your child’s first scheduled class of each month EVEN IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT IN CLASS. There are several payment options to include: a) paying in person at the studio with one of the receptionists b) paying online via the MMDC website or c) calling in a credit card payment during regular studio operating hours. A $20.00 late payment fee will be assessed to all payments that are not made on time.
- Cash, checks, money orders and credit cards are acceptable forms of payment.
IMPORTANT MMDC ACCOUNT INFORMATION
- All balances (tuition, competition, costume, recital fee or other) must be paid off before the recital to be able to participate in the recital. In addition, if there is a balance at the time of picture day, the dancer will not be permitted to participate in picture day. Any student with an outstanding balance will not participate in picture day.
- Even if costume balances are paid in full, costumes will not be released to any student/family with an outstanding balance (tuition, competition, recital fee or other).
- If necessary, MMDC will take legal action to collect any unpaid/past due fees. MMDC will seek judgment in the amount of the past due balance plus the cost of our filing fees.
MMDC WITHDRAWAL POLICY
- You must provide written notice of your dancer’s withdrawal from MMDC. The written notice must be provided at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the month. (For example, if you withdraw your dancer on October 5, you will still be responsible for paying all of October’s tuition). Not bringing your child to class anymore does not qualify as withdrawing. Monthly tuition and late payment fees will continue to accrue and are your responsibility until the proper written notice has been provided.
- If you withdraw your dancer from classes prior to December 21, 2014; you will incur a $50.00 drop fee for the first class and a $25.00 drop fee for each additional class.
- If you withdraw your dancer after January 1, 2015, you will be responsible for paying a drop fee equal to one full month of tuition.
- If you withdraw after costumes have been ordered and we are able to cancel your costumes, you will incur a $25.00 costume cancellation fee for each costume cancellation. If we are unable to cancel your costume, you will be responsible for the price of the costume in full and will be required to come pick the costume up when it is delivered to the studio.
Please make sure you stay in the know! Your dancer will bring home a newsletter the beginning of each month. The newsletter is always full of pertinent information. Also, frequently check our website www.makingmovesdc.org, and make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Additionally, there’s no excuse for not knowing about studio closings/delayed openings or early dismissals. You can either text @MMDC to 240-696-0266 to opt in to receive important text alerts or visit www.rainedout.com, search for “Making Moves Dance Collective” and sign up to receive email notifications.
MMDC Facility Etiquette
- There will be no rough-housing, loud voices or running in the building.
- Parents need to be sure that younger children are supervised at all times.
- Students are expected to keep the bathrooms, dressing room, waiting areas, kitchenette and classrooms neat and clean. Dancers and visitors are expected to pick up after themselves.
- Dancers are expected to wait in the building for their ride.
- Parents, please pick up your children on time.
- We are not a babysitting service. Please do not drop your dancer off hours early, leave him/her there hours late or bring family members and friends to drop off with your dancer.
- Under no circumstance should a student ever wear dance shoes outside.
- Parents sitting in the lobby are asked to be respectful to MMDC staff, fellow parents, and students.
MMDC Classroom Etiquette
- Students are required to come to class on time, dressed appropriately, and hair pulled back into a bun or ponytail.
- If students are more than 10 minutes late for class, they may be asked to sit and observe. Latecomers can be a distraction to the other dancers and proper warm-up is important to prevent injury.
- No gum, candy, food, or beverages (other than water) are allowed in the classroom.
- Parents of our Tiny Tots are asked to take their dancer to the bathroom prior to class to avoid the inevitable chain reaction once one student has to go during class.
- Students will not sit on the floor or lean on the walls during class. MMDC students are expected to be attentive and alert at all times; particularly when an instructor is correcting another student so that they may also learn from the correction.
- Students will not talk during class and will raise their hands to be called on.
- All cell phones must be turned off during class.
RIGHT TO DISMISS
MMDC reserves the right to dismiss any student or parent from the program and/or studio due to disruptive, unruly, and/or offensive behavior. A verbal or physical assault by any student or parent is considered unruly behavior and will be cause for MMDC to remove a dancer from the program. No refunds (tuition, costume, competition, recital fee or other) will be issued due to a student being removed from MMDC for one of the reasons listed above.
- It is extremely important for every MMDC student to come to class properly attired for dance. Proper dance attire allows our instructors to make sure each student is using proper body alignment and technique. Students tend to work harder and “present” themselves as dancers when they are properly attired. Additionally, all students should have their hair pulled away from their face during classes. Big jewelry, baggy clothes, tennis shoes, and jeans are prohibited from all classes.
- Tiny Tots/Beginner students: Black or royal blue leotard, tan dance tights, pink leather ballet shoes, black Bloch Mary Jane Tap Shoes (Ballet skirts are optional.)
- Intermediate students: Black or royal blue leotard, tan dance tights and appropriate dancewear for specific classes (i.e.: jazz pants or biker shorts, ballet skirt, jazz shoes, lyrical shoes/sandals/paws, tap shoes for ages 11 and under – Black Bloch Mary Jane Tap Shoes; ages 12 and up shoes will be specified by the instructor. Dancewear may be purchased in local stores. Please see a staff member for more info.
- Levels 1-4 Ballet: Black leotard and pink or white Body Wrapper or Capezio tights with seam in the back. Leather or Canvas ballet shoes.
- Hip Hop students: Flexible clothing and tennis shoes. ABSOLUTELY NO JEANS, SANDALS OR BOOTS!
- Level 1 & 2 Gymnastics - Females: Either a one piece unitard, or a black or royal blue leotard with biker shorts or tights and white gymnastics shoes.
- Level 3 & 4 Gymnastics – Females: Either a one piece unitard, or a black or royal blue leotard with biker shorts or footless tights and bare feet.
- All levels Gymnastics Males: Basketball shorts with either a fitted tank top or a fitted “Under Armour” style shirt and bare feet.
- OUR DRESS CODE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. NO STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASS WEARING JEANS. ANY STUDENT WHO REPORTS TO CLASS IN ANYTHING OTHER THAN DANCE ATTIRE WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIT OUT AND TAKE NOTES RATHER THAN PARTICIPATE.
RETURNED CHECK POLICY:
There will be a $35.00 fee assessed to all return checks. Additionally, after one returned check, payments will only be accepted in the form of cash, money order or certified checks.
The recital fee, along with MMDC fundraisers, cover the costs involved in the production including the rental of the theater for rehearsal and the performance, professional lighting system and technicians, professional sound system and technicians, theater staff, and custodians. Each dancer will receive a MMDC recital t-shirt. The recital fees for the 2014/2015 season are:
$65.00 per student
Family of 2
$90.00 per family
Family of 3 or more
$125 per family
Recital fees are due NO LATER THAN April 11, 2015
RECITAL INFORMATION/COSTUME DEPOSITS:
- All MMDC students are eligible and encouraged to perform in our end of the year recital. All MMDC students are eligible and encouraged to perform in our end of the year recital. This year’s recital will be held at Charles Herbert Flowers High School on the weekend of Thursday, June 12, 2014 (Father’s Day Weekend). Additional information will be given out throughout the year in studio Newsletters and via email/website.
- All costume payments are non-refundable. In addition, should you withdraw your dancer once his/her costume has been ordered, you will be responsible for paying the full amount due for the costumes despite the fact your dancer will not be participating in the recital.
2014/2015 COSTUME PAYMENT SCHEDULE
$75 for main class; $20 per additional class deposit
$50 for main class; $20 per additional class
Parents will be provided with an invoice detailing the costume balance due. The costume companies will not ship any costume that is not paid for in full. If you are having financial difficulties it is important to keep the line of communication open between yourself and MMDC Management.
2014/2015 COSTUME PRICES:
Costume fees include class costumes and a pair of flesh tone or tan tights. Specialty tights requested by the instructor (ie: full body tights, fishnets etc) must be purchased separately by the parent.
All Tiny Tot Classes
Tap and Ballet
All Beginner/Intermediate 2 class combos
Tap and Ballet
All Beginner/Intermediate 3 class combos
Tap, Ballet and Jazz
Level 1/2 Hip Hop
Level 3 Hip Hop
Mob Squad Hip Hop
Level 4 Hip Hop
Levels 1- 4
Tap, Ballet, Jazz & Lyrical
*If you have a male student enrolled in any class, please check with your child’s instructor to determine if a costume will be ordered for your dancer or if you are required to purchase something on your own*
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING COSTUMES:
Costumes are ordered using your child’s measurements in conjunction with the measurement chart provided by each costume company. Please keep in mind that sizing may vary from company to company and depending on what material each costume is made of. Generally, any costume that comes with pants will need some form of alteration as the costume companies do not measure for length – only width and girth. MMDC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE AND WILL NOT ISSUE ANY REFUNDS FOR COSTUME FITTING ISSUES. All costumes are custom made and therefore non-returnable. If you have concerns about your child’s sizing, please see the instructor or a member of management to review your child’s measurements and the size costume ordered for him/her or to specify what size costume you would like ordered. Parents may incur additional fees and will have to make arrangements to have any alterations performed as necessary.
Wednesday 11/26/14 – Saturday 11/29/14
Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday 12/22/2014 – Friday 01/02/15
Closed for Winter Break. Classes resume Saturday 01/03/15
Saturday 04/04/15 – Friday 04/10/15
Closed for Spring Break. Classes resume Saturday 04/11/15
Saturday 05/23/15 – Monday 05/25/15
Closed for Memorial Day. Classes resume Tuesday 05/26/15
FEDERAL HOLIDAYS AND INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSINGS:
- In the case of Federal Holidays, please do not assume MMDC is closed every time Prince George’s County schools or the Federal Government is closed. Please refer to the MMDC websites Calendar/Upcoming Events link and/or check your monthly newsletter for verification.
- MMDC will generally follow Prince George’s County Public Schools in case of inclement weather; however, if the weather clears classes may still be held, so please call the studio for a recorded message. There are no make up classes or tuition discounts/reimbursements for classes missed due to inclement weather or national emergencies.
COMPETITIONS and PUBLIC PERFORMANCES:
- Making Moves Dance Collective is an instructional studio and a competitive dance entity. At the discretion of the instructors with approval of the directors, your child’s class may be selected to perform routines at competitions and/or community events.
- *Any student selected to represent MMDC at competition is required to purchase a MMDC warm up jacket which is to be worn to each competition and on stage for awards ceremonies.* Furthermore, some of these events will have additional costs associated with them to include non refundable entrance fees, fees for extra rehearsals and costume fees. Staff of MMDC will make you aware of any competitions or events as far in advance as possible. I understand there will be specific makeup, eye jewel and hair requirements I have to adhere to in order for my child to compete.
- If you do not want your child to be considered for participation in competitions you must make that fact known at the time you register. Non-competitive students will still be required to participate in class instruction and learn choreography. Additionally, parents are responsible for transporting students to and from these performances.
- The directors of MMDC reserve the right to close any class due to insufficient registration or attendance.
- The instructors and directors reserve the right to remove any student from class who is displaying disorderly or disruptive behavior.
- The instructors of MMDC are not responsible for lost/stolen items. Please make sure that you have clearly labeled your child’s belongings.
- MMDC staff can only be responsible for your child during the time they are scheduled to receive instruction in our facility. Parents must be on time to pick their children up. There will be a five minute grace period at the conclusion of each class and then a babysitting fee of $1.00 per minute will be assessed.