AAD General Information/Policies
Studio Calendar 2019-2020
August 19 Competition Classes Begin
September 3 Fall Classes Begin. Closed on Monday 9/2 for Labor Day
October 31 Abbreviated Schedule TBA (Halloween)
November 27 - 28 Closed for Thanksgiving Break.
Dec 22 – Jan 2 Closed for Christmas Break (classes resume January 3)
May 24, 2020 TPAC Recital (3rd grade and up)
White House Heritage TBA Soon
***Recital dates will be announced in September!
AAD Dancewear Boutique: Located at 13 Industrial Park Dr, Suite 200 at our satellite location. We carry ballet, tap jazz shoes; a great assortment of leotards & tights; plus the latest trendy styles for jazz & hip hop. For our young dancers we have everything from basic black leos to sparkly tutu dance dresses. We HIGHLY encourage all students to purchase their shoes from our AAD Dancewear Boutique. The Boutique will be open Monday thru Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm beginning Monday, August 19 th !
Combination Classes – Age 2 through 2nd grade: Any color/style leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes and tan Mary Jane style tap shoes. (2 and 3 year combo classes only require ballet shoes). Hair secured away from face. No loose or dangling jewelry.
Individual Classes for students 3rd Grade and UP:
Ballet: Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Hair in a bun. Short, sheer, wrap ballet skirts are permitted. No shorts, T-shirts, loose hair, or dangling earrings/jewelry. Bun kit, including hair ties, bobby pins, barrettes, brush, and hair net is required and must be brought to each class. For recital all students must wear leather ballet shoes (not canvas).
Tap: Leotard, tights, dance shorts or dance pants. 3 rd grade and up use black Oxford style tap shoes.
Jazz: Dancewear (leotard or sports bra/tank, jazz shorts, capris, or dance pants). Tan jazz shoes.
Hip Hop: Casual dress that allows free movement. No jeans. Tennis shoes. The teacher will specify a particular shoe that
will need to be purchased prior to recital to coordinate with the costume.
Lyrical: Leotard, dance pants or shorts, and footless tights. Bare feet preferred. Foot thongs okay.
Boys’ Attire: Black sweat pants or dance pants, tank T-shirt, and black dance shoes.
Competition Dancers: Please confirm style and color with teachers before purchasing shoes!!!
Fees & Payment Policy: All tuition and fees will be auto drafted according to the following schedule. If you want to pay by check or cash, please do so in advance either by mail or by coming into the office.
• Date of registration – card will be charged for registration fee ($35.00 per student; $25.00 per sibling)
*Registration Fee in non-refundable* PLUS the first month’s tuition.
• October 16th : Recital costume deposit of $25.00 PER costume PLUS October tuition
• November 18th : November tuition
• December 16th : December tuition
• January 16th : January tuition PLUS the balance of the recital costume fee
• February 17th : February tuition
• March 16th : March tuition PLUS recital participation fee PLUS $3.00 class photo sitting fee (per costume) Recital fee is $90.00 for TPAC/
$50.00 for Primary/Preschool Recital The recital fee for additional siblings on the same account is discounted.
• April 16th : April tuition
• May 7th : May tuition
• Declined cards or late payments – account holder will be charged a $15.00 late fee (Please notify the office immediately if your card has been
changed or compromised)
• Dance fees may be paid by cash or check. However, the cash or check payment MUST be received BY the 15 th of the month.
Otherwise, the fees will automatically go to auto draft – NO exceptions. Everyone MUST keep a card on file.
• Returned checks will result in a $20 returned check fee!
Cancellation Policy: In the event that a parent wishes to withdraw a child from his/her dance class, the parent must email our office to notify us. The office must receive notification of your intent to withdraw by the 15 th of the child’s last month of dance. Not meeting this requirement will cause your account to be charged for the following month’s tuition. Anyone who withdraws after November 15 th will be responsible for payment of the full costume fee. Anyone who withdraws after April 15th will forfeit their recital fee.
Newsletters and Email Communication: All communication from the studio to parents, including monthly newsletters, occurs through email. It is EXTREMELY important that parents read the complete newsletter every month to keep updated on studio happenings, fees due, events, etc. In addition to emailing the newsletter, we also post a copy of the newsletter on the “Announcements” page of our website (www.americanacademyofdance.com) each month. A newsletter is also posted on the door/viewing window of each dance room. In addition to the newsletter, other email updates may be sent out periodically. PLEASE MAKE SURE that the office manager has your current email address on file so that you will not miss any important information. Please contact the office if you are not receiving your newsletters or other studio communication. Also, please check our American Academy of Dance Facebook page. Please check your trash folder periodically.
NEW TEXT MESSAGE COMMUNICATION: We are now able to communicate with you via text messaging! We will mostly use this to communicate important, last-minute information (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 that has been updated to a cell phone number! We are excited to have this option!
Weather Related Closings: We DO NOT ALWAYS close the studio when schools are closed due to inclement weather. Please check our website, Facebook page, Instagram page, and/or answering machine for weather related closing information. Parking: We have limited parking in front of our studio. You may drop your children off at the front door IF they are 8 years or older. Please make sure that you see them enter the building. Please do NOT park in the entrance and exit areas of the parking lot. Fill the empty spaces as they become available. You may park in the Border Sales parking lot starting at 5 PM. Please use all available lot spaces before parking on the street.
Waiting/Lobby Area: Parents may wait in the lobby areas of the studio while their children take class. Please see that young children stay seated in the lobby. Children are not permitted to play in the walkways and lobby areas, and we request that no toys be brought in such as balls, cars etc. that require children to get out of their seats. After getting your dancer situated in the classroom, you may leave with your small child and return to pick up your dancer when class is finished. At peak times between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM we also request that no large strollers be brought into the building due to the crowded conditions. *Unattended children are NOT allowed to play outside, or in the parking lot! No one is allowed to climb trees on AAD property.
Satellite Location: Our satellite studio/Dancewear Boutique is located at 13 Industrial Park Dr., Suite 200. The office will notify you prior to the start of classes IF your child’s class is scheduled for the satellite building. The phone # for the satellite/Dancewear Boutique is 615-447-3932.
Further Questions and Information: All other information about the studio, including pricing, class descriptions, teacher bios, etc. can be found on our website, www.americanacademyofdance.com. If you need further assistance, call the office at 615-822-9620 or email us at We will get back to you as soon as possible.