American Academy of Dance
Welcome to AAD for our 2021-22 dance season. We are looking forward to seeing all our dancers this year. Please read through this entire email as it contains useful information you will need to get started this dance season. Much of the information in this letter is contained on our website which is: www.americanacademyofdance.com.
All classes will begin the week of Monday August 30th. We will close on Labor Day, September 6th.
Please check our Dress Code in our Classes section on our website. Find specifics for the class or classes your dancer is taking. Beginning Monday August 30th, our dance boutique open during the following hours:
The boutique is located at our satellite studio at 13 Industrial Park Dr Ste 200
(Across the street from Dos Margaritas)
**All Company classes, please wait for recommendations from your teacher before purchasing your shoes**
Main Studio Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 2:00-8:00pm
Please read the entire section which lays out our Covid Policies and can be found on our website in the drop down box in the Info section. We will strictly follow all these guidelines, and will adjust our policies as conditions and regulations change. You will be notified by email as adjustments occur. At this time, all classes are live and in person. Please be diligent in monitoring your child’s health before bringing them to class. If your dancer has a fever, cough, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, headache or any other symptoms of Covid, please do not bring them to dance.
At this time our lobby is open at a limited capacity. Starting September 7th, one parent may accompany dancer in the building on alternate weeks. Dancers with the last name beginning with A-L, one parent may view class the weeks of Sept 7th and 20th. Dancer's parent with the last name beginning with M-Z may view classes the weeks of September 13th and 27th.
Satellite studio: There is only one way in and out. Classes will be dismissed 5 minutes early, so that one class at a time will be going in and out of the building.
Main Studio: Jungle room and Upstairs enter using the front door on the Left side of the building. Dismissal will be at the side door on the Left side of the building.
Grey room and Bear Room enter using the door on the Right side of the building. Dancers will exit out the side door on the Left side of the building.
Hand sanitizer stations are at each entrance. Please use as you enter the building.
If it is raining, dancers will enter and exit out the front door.
*2 Year old Classes- One parent may accompany 2 year old dancers to class, and wait in lobby nearest the dance room. One parent may accompany the 3 year old class students on their first day of class.
Frequently we find it necessary to make adjustments in our dance schedule after the initial enrollment period. We are still tweaking our schedule. Please bear with us as we try to accommodate everyone.
If you have not heard from AAD, then all is well with your schedule and you should come at your original time.
Thank you for your understanding if adjustments have been made to your schedule.
Please ensure that the email and phone number we have on file for you are both correct! We communicate important info to you via email on a very regular basis so make sure your info is correct!
*This year, we have the option to send info to you via text messaging! This will mostly be used to communicate important last-minute info (such as weather-related closings), and we will not overwhelm your phone with texts. The texts will go to the main number listed on your account so please make sure that is a cell phone number!
Newsletters are sent out the first week of each month. Please check your spam/trash folder if you do not receive one in your regular email. Also, these are posted on our website in the News section. Consider this as your September Newsletter. Please read our AAD General information and Policies section which is in the Info (FAQ) section on our website.
Make sure that you have access to your parent portal and are familiar with logging in and monitoring your account. Should the need arise for us to move to a virtual format, you will need this information to be able to attend classes.
This is also where you can view your account, make payments, and update your personal and financial information.
As most of you know, we auto-draft monthly tuition payments on the 16th of most months (with the exception of April and May, which will be auto-drafted on the 17th and 7th, respectively). We will NOT be emailing statements each month! Monthly tuition charges will be posted to accounts during the first week of each month, and you may login to your Parent Portal to check your balance at any time. Click HERE to access the Parent Portal login page. We will send email reminders each month before drafting payments!
All accounts are required to keep a credit card on file. You are welcome to pay via check or cash but you MUST submit it to the main office NO LATER THAN THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH! If we have not received payment by then we will charge the card on file. Any late payments or declined cards will subject the account to a $15 late fee!
If you have any questions regarding our payment schedule or policies please click HERE to view our General Information Sheet!
We are so excited to begin our dance season!
We will see all our dancers soon.
Please let us know if you need further information.
We look forward to a great dance year!!!
Dance studio office: 615-822-9620
Main studio/office location: 108 Business Court
Satellite studio: 13 Industrial Park Drive. Suite 200
(across from Dos Margaritas)