Registration & Studio Information

Dance classes run from the week of September 11, 2017 until the end of May 2018.

The dance season is divided into 3 Terms:
Term 1: September 11, 2017, to November 19, 2017
Term 2: November 20, 2017, to February 18, 2018
Term 3: February 19, 2018, to May 31, 2018

1. Payment 1 plus registration fee: date of registration
2. Costume fee: October 15, 2017
3. Payment 2: November 20, 2017
4. Payment 3: February 19, 2018

Please contact us at info@kicksdance.ca for a price list. Receive great discounts when you sign up for multiple classes!

Family discount available!

KICKS will close for Thanksgiving Monday, Halloween, Holiday break from Dec. 24th 2017 to Jan. 7th 2018, Spring break from March 11th-18th 2018, Family Day, as well as Easter weekend. Saturday Students: There is no class on Sat. Dec. 2nd due to the Mount Albert Santa Claus Parade (KICKS dancers participate in the parade). Classes run as usual on the Saturday of Victoria Day weekend.

KICKS accepts post-dated cheques made out to “KICKS Dance Studio, Mount Albert”, and Visa or Mastercard. A registration is not considered complete until all post-dated cheques/authorized credit card payments are submitted for the dance season.

A non-refundable registration fee of $25.00 incl. HST is required per new family, and a fee of $15.00 incl. HST is required per returning family. Returning families: Register in June and SAVE the registration fee!

High quality costumes are ordered for all students to wear for the year-end recitals. The recreational costume deposit in the amount of $90 plus HST per costume is due October 15th. Please note that costumes can range between $90-$125 before tax, and a balance may be issued when costumes arrive. The costume payment is non-refundable. There is a costume for each class the student is registered in. The costume fee does not cover the dance wear and dance shoes that are required to be worn to class each week.

Fees are due on the due dates listed above. Any fees submitted a week or more after the due dates will be subject to a $15.00 late fee. To avoid any additional charges, please provide us with post-dated cheques or authorized credit card payments. Payment due date reminders will be emailed to all families and posted in all KICKS newsletters. Dance fees must be paid in full by the due dates in order to attend class. Term 3 payment (due Feb 19, 2018) and any outstanding fees must be paid in order to participate in the year-end recital.

An administration fee of $30 will be charged to NSF cheques.

A $25.00 administrative fee will be applied to process a refund. Term fees are non-refundable after the 4th week of the term. Fees will not be refunded for missed classes or classes taken. Recreational Costume fees are non-refundable.

KICKS Dance Studio reserves the right to cancel any class temporarily or permanently due to emergency, weather conditions or low enrollment. In the case of a snow storm, a notice will be emailed to all KICKS families before 3pm on weekdays and by 8am on weekends. The notice will also be posted on the website www.kicksdance.ca and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/kicksdancestudio.mountalbert. Parents will not receive a phone call. Please ensure you have provided a valid email address in order to keep up with communication.

Proper and respectful conduct is expected at all times within the studio. This means:
-Foul language and loud or boisterous conduct on or around the premises is not acceptable
-Chewing gum is prohibited
-All jewelry must be removed before any class

Missed classes are sometimes unavoidable. However, since continual absences negatively affect the progress of the whole class, every effort should be made to attend all classes. There will be no refunds for missed classes.
It is not the responsibility of KICKS staff to supervise your child before and after their class(es). Please pick up your child promptly after their dance class.

KICKS offers its own unique line of dance wear, accessories and dance shoes! You can purchase KICKS bodysuits, dance pants, dance bags, hoody’s, t-shirts, tank tops, and dance shorts at the Mount Albert Registration nights and at the Markham studio.

ALL dancers are required to follow the KICKS dress code:

BALLET & MINI DANCE
Pink leather ballet slippers, black or pink bodysuit & pink ballet tights
. No gymnastics slippers please.

HIP HOP
Clean indoor black or white running shoes (high-top converse preferred), fitted tank and dance pants, leggings or capri’s.

JAZZ (For Jazz/Acro see below)
Bloch tan Neoflex 495, any colour bodysuit and tan footed tights.
Pre- Teen & Teen Levels: “Foot Undeez”, any colour bodysuit or fitted tank & tan footless tights, leggings or dance shorts.

JAZZ/ACRO, JAZZ/HIP HOP and JAZZ/ACRO/HIP HOP COMBO CLASS
Bare feet, any colour bodysuit and tan footless tights.

LYRICAL & CONTEMPORARY
Foot Undeez, any colour bodysuit and tan footless tights, OR a dance tank and dance shorts.

TAP
Tan low heel tap shoe (the colour is called “Caramel”) with velcro strap Capezio 3800, any colour bodysuit and tan footed tights.

MUSICAL THEATRE
Bare feet for the first few weeks. The style of shoe will be announced in the Fall once the recital theme is decided. Most likely jazz shoes. Any colour bodysuit and tan footed tights.

Students must be dressed appropriately for class. Please purchase your shoes & attire once your dance class has been confirmed in September.

Hair must be tied back in a neat, secure ponytail. A ballet bun is recommended for ballet.

Professional pictures of each group will be taken in full costume in April or May. Date TBC.

All students perform in the year-end recitals at the Markham Theatre. The annual recital is a very exciting event. The recital dates are: Thursday, May 31st & Saturday June 2nd 2018. A dress rehearsal for the recital will be held on Thursday, May 31st in the late afternoon. Tickets for the year end recital will cost approx. $25-$30.00 each and are purchased through the Markham Theatre box office. Tickets go on sale in April. More information regarding the recital will be available in the new year.

The KICKS website is very informative. Please check the website for updates and important information www.kicksdance.ca. The KICKS facebook page is also updated daily, please connect with us at www.facebook.com/kicksdancestudio.mountalbert

Our primary source of communication is through email. If you are not receiving emails please inform the office immediately. If your email address or phone number changes during the year, please inform the office to ensure you receive all of the studio information. Please refer to our website for a quick reference of important dates. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Parents may view their childs' dance classes on the monitor in the lobby. There are also viewing windows in the studio.

Food and drinks are not permitted in the facility. Students may bring a water bottle to class. Please do not bring any snacks that contain nuts

KICKS Mount Albert offers fun dance camps in July & August. More info is available on our Summer Programs page.