Brushwood's School of Dance

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Studio Policies

Advanced Classes ~ Pointe, Jazz IV, Tap IV/V, Modern IV, and all levels of Performance Company require students to be enrolled both semesters in order to participate in recital.


Adult Assistant ~  During classes, we will have another adult assistant in class at all times, or ask a mother to come in as the second adult, or the door to the studio will remain open during the entire class.


Cover-ups ~ All dancers MUST wear a cover-up over their leotards while coming into and out of the studio.  


Bottled Water ~ The bottled water in the refrigerator is NOT FREE. The cost is $1.00 per bottle. If you cannot buy a bottle of water you can get water from the sink with the Dixie cups provided on the table next to the sink. 


BSD Website ~ It is the responsibility of the student/parent to keep up to date with studio info by regularly checking this website and the bulletin board in the studio lobby.


Discipline ~ BSD instructors hold the right to dismiss students from classes due to inappropriate behavior. Upon dismissal from classes a parent will be called and expected to pick up the student immediately.  


Drop Off/ Pick Up ~ At no time are children under the age of 12 allowed to be left alone in the studio without a parent. No student is allowed to wait on the porch or outside the building(s) to be picked up. They must remain in the studio until a parent comes to get them. All children, including siblings, must be accompanied by an adult, guardian, or car-pool parent at all times while on the premises, including the grassy areas, parking lots, vehicles, etc. When students/children are not in dance class they are the responsibility of the parent/guardian or car-pool adult.  All teenagers who drive themselves to and from class should always exit the building in groups. If they must leave alone, they should notify their teacher so she/he can watch them walk to their vehicle. It is also suggested that teenagers, who normally drive themselves to class, let someone know (fellow student, teacher, etc.) if they are not coming to class or if they will be late to class.


Holidays ~ Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Easter, Spring Break, and any other studio holidays are posted on this website and in the brochure. 


Inclement Weather ~ WE DO NOT GO BY LOCAL SCHOOL CLOSINGS.  During inclement weather, please check your email, check this website, call the studio phone (540-832-5220) or call Pam Brushwood at 540-832-3928 for cancellations. If classes are not cancelled and you feel uncomfortable driving to class, please stay home. You can always make up a class missed later in the semester.


Injuries ~  If a student is hurt during class, she/he should notify their teacher immediately, even if it is a minor injury.


No Posting on Social Media ~  There will be no posting allowed of any videos of BSD choreography on internet social networks, including but not limited to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok, etc., without written permission from the choreographer and BSD, and both the choreographer and BSD have the right to deny this request. Whether it's your own video or the official recital DVD we ask that you not post it on any social networks.


Missed Class ~ No refunds will be given after the first day of the semester. Tuition will not be prorated for another semester.  Students must make up classes missed only during the current semester.


No Food or Drinks ~ No chewing gum, candy, food, or drink (with the exception of water) is allowed in the studio or lobby. Especially NO PEANUT PRODUCTS. Do NOT bring any food products into the studio that contain nuts of any kind. We have several students with severe and life threatening allergies to nuts.  


Observation~ Parents and family members are allowed to observe dance classes during Parents Visitation Week only. During the regular semester, please to not open the door or stand outside the window and watch - it is distracting to the students and disrupts class.


Payments ~ Parents/students will be expected to make payments on due dates regardless of whether statements have been
mailed. If all fees are not paid by October 1st (fall semester)/February 1st (winter/spring semester) the parent will receive a 10-day letter. If payment is not made within that 10-day period your child will not be allowed back into his/her class.