PERFORMING ARTS POLICIES

Welcome to the School of Performing Arts Winter 2019 Session!
The Performing Arts Department at the Madison Area YMCA strives to provide a fun, save, and educational experience for all. We incorporate the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in everything we do and we ask you to follow the same principles. The following policies allow us to do so. 

REGISTRATION
If you are interested in participating in an adult dance class, please sign up on Member registration day or Non-Member registration day. Your timely registration allows us to plan and finalize teacher schedules. Adult classes are 10 weeks long. There is no proration of fees for classes you cannot attend.

MID-YEARSHOWCASE
Our Year-Year Performance will be held on June 1, 2019 “full dress” rehearsal on May 31st. Both the show and rehearsal will be held in the beautiful Dolan Performance Hall in the Annunciation Center at the College of St. Elizabeth.  Times will be determined in late April. Participation is optional and students participating will be required to submit a costume order form with the appropriate fee.  For your convenience all forms and information on the performance such as costume orders, show times, and ticket orders will be posted on our School of Performing Arts Member Hub and Madison Area YMCA website. Tickets for the performance will go on sale in May at a cost of $12 per ticket. (All spectators will require a ticket for admission.) Please note that if your child is in multiple classes or siblings are in separate classes there is a chance that they will be performing in more than one show or separate shows.


ATTENDANCE & OBSERVATION

Participants must present membership cards when entering the facility. Failure to present your card at check-in will create delays and you may be late for class. Class observation is only permitted on designated observation days announced by the instructor. Please refrain from sitting on the floor blocking the classroom door, this is not only a fire hazard it is a distraction to all of our students. Students who wish to perform in our Mid-Year and/or Year-End Performances are required to make every effort to attend their scheduled classes to be properly prepared with their classmates for their performance.

ATTENDANCE & MISSED CLASSES: ADULT CLASSES
You must present a membership card (or a government issued identification for non-members) at the Welcome Center when entering the facility. Failure to present your card at check-in will create delays and you may be late for class. There are NO MAKE-UP classes for inclement weather, vacation, illness, or holidays.

MISSED CLASSES 
Make-ups are only held for classes canceled by the department. There are NO MAKE-UP classes for inclement weather, vacation, illness, or holidays. Our program sessions run back to back and it is nearly impossible to make up a lesson without affecting student-teacher ratios.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Please arrive on time with you child prepared to participate fully dressed with appropriate attire. Students are to be dropped off at the door of the classroom and parents/siblings are not to enter the classroom. Dance is a physical activity that requires the body to warm up in order to execute movement safely. Late students may be required to warm up before they are permitted to participate with the rest of the group. It is important for participants to use the restroom before class as bathroom breaks disrupt the flow of the entire class. Please note: Children under the age of 11 are not permitted to go to the restroom unattended.

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY
Please respect the Madison Area YMCA’s photography policy that does not permit any photo or video to be taken in or out of the class at any time unless it is a scheduled observation week. This means you may not take pictures/video with your phone during regular class time from outside the classroom.

DISCIPLINE POLICY
We encourage positive ways for students to express themselves and their individuality but in order to maintain a healthy, professional environment, students are also taught the importance of being a part of a group. We strongly encourage students to have respect for other students, teachers and classroom property, and we foster the development of good habits and compliance with rules of conduct.


ATTIRE
Participants should come to class in proper attire. Please do not dress children in the dance
studio.

Creative Movement
Comfortable "stretchy" street clothes, bare feet.

Dance Kids I, II, & Ballet Combo

Girls: Pink/black leotard and tights, pink leather ballet shoes and black tap shoes with elastic or velcro ties.
Boys: Comfortable “stretchy” attire, black ballet shoes and black tap shoes with elastic or velcro ties.

Pre Ballet, Beginner Ballet I, II & Ballet I, II & III
Girls: Pink/black dance leotard and tights, pink leather ballet shoes.
Boys: Comfortable “stretchy” attire, black ballet shoes and black tap shoes with elastic or velcro ties.

Lyrical, Leaps & Turns
Leotard, yoga pants or leggings, jazz or half-sole shoes.

Tap I, II & III
Girls: Pink/black leotard and tights, black tap shoes with elastic or Velcro ties.
Boys: Comfortable “stretchy” attire, black tap shoes with elastic or velcro ties.

Mini Hip Hop, Hip Hop I, II & III
Comfortable street clothes and sneakers.

Broadway Jazz
Comfortable “stretchy” clothes, jazz shoes.

Mini Musical Theater, Musical Theater, Drama, Acting
Comfortable street clothes and sneakers.

Kids Choir
Comfortable street clothes.

ADULT DANCE CLASSES & ATTIRE

Ballet Barre I (Ages 18+yrs)
Attire: Comfortable yoga attire and ballet shoes.
Adult Barre I is a perfect beginner class to learn basic movements of ballet. Find your inner ballerina while perfecting posture, strengthening muscles, and practicing fluidity.

Ballet Barre II
Attire: Comfortable yoga attire and ballet shoes.
This class is for adults with ballet experience. Adults will work on more advanced barre work and across the floor movement. This class should be taken after prior experience in Adult Ballet I.

Tap I
Attire: Comfortable stretchy clothes and black tap shoes.
This class is all about developing agility, rhythm, and learning classic tap technique while getting a great cardio workout! No prior experience necessary.

Tap II
Attire: Comfortable stretchy clothes and black tap shoes.
This class is for adults with tap experience. Adults will get a great workout while focusing on advanced technique, rhythm, and musicality.



WITHDRAWLS:
If you decide to withdraw from class for any reason, you may do so before the 3rd class of the cycle. Refunds are only issued in the event of YMCA cancellation of the class or for a valid medical reason documented in writing by a doctor. If you need to make a permanent class switch, there will be a $15 switch fee if the class has availability.

COMMUNICATION:
All participants are strongly encouraged to join the School of Performing Arts Member Hub, where all all program information will be posted. 

We are committed to providing quality programs. If you have any questions or concerns, please consult with your class instructor or contact:

CONTACT:

Kim Buccheri – Senior Program Director

Ext. 2268, Kbuccheri@madisonareaymca.org

Ashley Carr – Performing Arts Coordinator

Ext. 2468, performingarts@madisonymca.org

Jen Gregory – Performing Arts Coordinator

Ext. 2468, performingarts@madisonymca.org