Welcome to California Dance Company!

We would like to welcome back our returning students and especially welcome our NEW students!! We are glad you are here! We are so excited to begin our 22nd dance year at CALIFORNIA DANCE COMPANY. We cater to all ages and levels...from our FIRST TIME TINY TOTS all the way to our INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL AWARD-WINNING competitive dancers. Our goal is to provide your child the very finest in dance education by promoting excellent technique and encouraging creativity. At California Dance Company, our faculty strives to make each dance class fun and educational. We want our students to pursue their passion and love of dance so they have the opportunity to express themselves artistically; we also want our students to learn that, like anything else in life, dancing requires hard work and discipline to succeed. These are characteristics that can be utilized on and off the dance floor throughout their lives.

We provide the following information to keep you informed on how our studio works and what to expect throughout the season. Thank you for joining us – it’s definitely going to be another amazing dance year!!

COMMUNICATION and KEEPING UP-TO-DATE:

Please make sure the office has your correct email and cell phone number. We send a lot of important information via email. If you have not received an email from us, it is likely that either we do not have your correct email or they are going to your spam folder! We have learned that information given to students in class does not always make it home. Though we will continue to give updates to the students, your best resources for up-to-date information is to do the following:

 Visit our website: cadanceco.com

 Check the online calendar on the studio website for all important dates and upcoming events.

 Read the monthly e-newsletters in their entirety! These information-packed newsletters are emailed to every family, posted on the bulletin board in the lobby and posted on the page of the website under the Newsletter Archive.

 Check out the bulletin boards in the lobby where we will have posted important news updates.

 Sign up for Remind – to receive periodic text reminders regarding important studio events. Simply text the number 81010 and type in @allstudio into the message field.

 Email us at office@cadanceco.com.

 Call us at 530-365-7749 during business hours, Monday through Thursday 3:30-7:30pm, or leave us a message anytime and we will call you back within 24 hours.

 LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Instagram.

REGISTRATION:

Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. A complete registration will include acceptance of the online waiver form and payment of the registration fee and first month’s tuition.

Annual Enrollment fee (non-refundable): 1 dancer = $25, subsequent dancers = $15

Withdrawals: CDC requires 10 day written notice to the office prior to withdrawal. Costume deposits, registration, and previous tuition are non-refundable and non-transferable.

TUITION POLICIES:

Tuition is due by the first of the month. We do not email you invoices. Failure to pay on time will result in removal from all class enrollment. To re-enroll, the tuition must be paid in full on the date of the re-enrollment. If a student is dropped for any reason (failure to pay, changing mind, taking a break, absences, etc.) the student’s spot will not be held. Note: if students are dropped for any reason, the single class fee ($13 per class) will apply for any classes taken prior to being dropped.

Keep in mind tuition is averaged for 10 months of instruction. It is not determined by the lessons in one month. Monthly tuition will not be pro-rated or adjusted for holiday closures, severe weather closures, student absences, etc. Tuition is based on enrollment, not attendance.

The preferred payment method is auto-pay. Auto-payments are run between the 1st and 3rd of every month. To enroll in credit/debit card auto-payment, please add your card to your account and then click on the “Yes, sign me up for Auto-Pay” box. Payments may also be made in person or online. We accept cash, check, Master Card, Visa and debit. There will be a $25.00 charge for any returned check plus any additional bank fees. Tuition and costume fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

CLASS PLACEMENT/PROGRESS:

Tiny Tots (ages 2-4)..........Minis (ages 5-6)..........Basic (ages 6-8)..........Junior (ages 7-11)..........Teen (ages 12-17)..........Adult (ages 18+)

Level 1 (beginner)..........Level 2 (intermediate)..........Level 3 (advanced)

Students will be placed in classes according to their age and ability (as defined by the class curriculum). New students who are not sure what classes to try should speak with our office staff who can provide suggestions. New students can try as many of the suggested classes as they’d like – in fact, we encourage them to try them all in order to find the perfect class schedule! This opportunity is available during the first week of fall and spring sessions or during the first week a new student joins the studio. Students will only be charged for classes in which they enroll.

DRESS CODE:

Ballet: Solid color leotard (color according to level) and pink footed tights. Hair needs to be pulled back off face in a bun with a headband or bobby pins for bangs. No t-shirts or tanks allowed. Pink canvas split sole ballet slippers are required.

Jazz/Leaps & Turns: Form-fitting dance clothing such as jazz shorts, leggings, crop tops, leotard & tights, and tanks. No baggy clothing. Hair must be pulled back with a headband, bobby pins or clips for bangs. Tan or black jazz shoes are required.

Hip Hop/Jazz Funk: Stretchy, comfortable dance or work-out clothing such as leggings, sweatpants, shorts, tanks and t-shirts. Restrictive clothing like jeans, or jean shorts, should not be worn. Sneakers or combat boots are required.

Tap: Same as jazz. Tap shoes are required.

Lyrical/Contemporary: Same as jazz. Dancers usually wear footundeez or go barefoot.

Aerial Silks: leotard, leggings or tights, and a t-shirt; barefoot.

Tiny Tots: Form-fitting clothing such as dance shorts, leotards, and tanks should be worn. Dancers will need black tap shoes and pink ballet slippers for class.

Minis: Clothing same as Tiny Tots. Dancers will need the appropriate dance shoes for the combo class they are in – ballet slippers & tap shoes for Mini Ballet/Tap; jazz shoes & sneakers for Mini Jazz/Hip Hop; jazz shoes for Mini Jazz Funk.

We recommend dancewear and shoes be purchased at Discount Dance Supply (online), Payless Shoe Source (shoes only) or at Soleus Dance Wear (Redding).

Navigate to Discount Dance Supply at discountdance.com or call 800-328-7107. Use the following CDC exclusive code when ordering to receive a discount: TP107269

STUDIO CLOSURES:

We only close for major holidays:

-Thanksgiving Break

-Christmas Break

-Spring Break

-Memorial Day

The studio will be open and classes will be in session on all other holidays and teacher in-service days.

PRODUCTIONS:

Dance is a performing and visual art form and we believe strongly that participation in recitals is a crucial and necessary component of a well-rounded dance education. California Dance Company puts on two major productions per season: the Christmas Showcase in December and the Year End Production in June. Participation is not mandatory; however it is your responsibility to notify the studio in writing by October 1 if not participating in the Christmas Showcase and by February 1 if not participating in the Year End Production. If we don’t receive the written notice, we will consider it that your child is participating and they will be measured and ordered their costumes. Once costumes, accessories and other recital-related items are ordered, they cannot be cancelled so we cannot refund these fees.

Christmas Showcase

Additional information will be available at the beginning of the Fall Session. View updated information here.

June Production

The June Production will be held at the Redding Civic Auditorium in June. Tickets will go on sale in the beginning of May and will cost approximately $20.00 each. Each family will be charged for a production package (based on number of dancers in the family) that will include souvenir t-shirt(s), tickets, and programs. This fee will appear on accounts starting February 1.

Additional information will be available at the beginning of the Spring Session. View updated information here.

COSTUMES:

Christmas Showcase

Dancers will only be ordered one costume. Measuring will take place in October. The first costume deposit of $35 will be due on October 1 with the remainder of the costume balance due on November 1. Costumes will be distributed in the two weeks prior to the show. Accounts must be current in order for costumes to be released.

June Production

All performing classes will be ordered a costume. Measuring will take place in February. Costumes will be distributed in the two weeks prior to the show. Accounts must be current in order for costumes to be released.

Please reference the below pricing tier and deposit due dates for costumes:

Tiny Tots and Minis: $65.00 ($35 March 1 and $30 April 1)

Basic and Juniors: $75.00 ($35 March 1, $35 April 1, and $5 May 1)

Teens: $85.00 ($35 March 1, $35 April 1, and $15 May 1)

Tights are a separate cost and one pair will be ordered for each style needed.

Child footed, footless, stirrup tights = $10.00

Adult footed, footless, stirrup tights = $13.00

Child and Adult sized fishnets = $20.00

Note: Once costumes or any production-related items are ordered for you, there are NO cancellations. All associated fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Students concentrate and follow direction better if parents are not present in classrooms and don’t motion or speak to their child while class is in session.

Help us keep our studio neat and tidy. Please use the trash receptacles and keep food and drink in the designated eating areas (downstairs lobby and the outside picnic area).

Be on time to class.

Your child will need to carry a bag to put dance shoes in. They shouldn’t wear their dance shoes outside. Mark your child’s belongings. Items get misplaced and the owner can be found if items are marked.

Please have your child bring a filled water bottle to class. We work hard and need to rehydrate.

Yes, you may drop your child off for class; please let them know to stay inside until you return.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Dates are posted on our website calendar.

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(530)365-7749     office@cadanceco.com      2150 Marx Way #1, Anderson CA 96007     2620 Larkspur Lane #Q, Redding CA 96002

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