Parents should get a binder and keep all papers in it. Parents should print off important information emailed to them as well as the information on the website.
What can our dads do? We always need dads around. Usually we have heavy props that need moving on or off the stage as well as to and from the shows. Please let us know if you will be at all of the competitions to help with this.
It is required for all parents to work at the end of the year recital. You will be assigned a recital time (1:00 or 5:00) and job. This will be handed out sometime in May, when tickets go on sale. We have you working the show because you already saw your child dance the entire year…remember there is a January show for company. That is for you. You may trade with someone to work a different show, but there must be someone in your place who is a company parent. If you do not help and do not find a replacement then you and your child will have to stay after and clean the theater and may be removed from the company. We need all the help we can get.
Company Complaint/Suggestion/Comment Box
We have what is called a company complain/suggestion/comment box. We are always trying to work with you to make this experience great, however sometimes it gets so hectic around the studio and your thoughts are lost in the chaos. That is why we encourage you to write down your thoughts (good or bad, complaints, questions, comments, concerns) and drop them in the company box located at the front desk. Please provide your name so we can take it seriously…sometimes the students write things and put it in the box.
Emotional Cool-Off Period
We do our best to treat everyone fairly and with respect. But, unfortunately there are events that can upset a dancer or parent. It’s normal to want to address this immediately, but we have found that if emotions are running high, things are said in the heat of the moment which many times were not the intent.
We ask that when there is an issue, you please wait 48 hours before fully discussing it with us. This gives everyone time to reduce the emotional feelings and allows for a more reasonable solution.