FALL/SPRING 2023-2024 REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

 **OUR FALL/SPRING 2023-2024 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.**

 2024 RECITAL THEME: Hairspray 

WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROGRAM? VISIT OUR PROGRAM WEBSITE: https://sites.google.com/view/lrdt-program-website/home 

 

SUMMER 2024 INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2024

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Fall/Spring 2023-2024---CLASS OFFERINGS: 

*Students must meet the age requirement by October 1st to participate in the classes for this session. *

**CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT GLRRC (1801 GLEN KEITH BLVD.) STARTING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH** 

CREATIVE MOVEMENTS---AGES 20 MONTHS to 3 YEARS

 BALLET---AGES 3 AND UP

TAP--- AGES 3 AND UP

JAZZ---AGES 6 AND UP  

        HIP HOP---AGES 8 AND UP                

CONTEMPORARY--- AGES 10 AND UP 

 POINTE--- AGES 11 AND UP (MUST HAVE 5+ YRS OF BALLET & TEACHER APPROVAL)

Students 8 yrs. and under receive 30 minutes of instruction per class, per week. Students 9 yrs. and up receive 40 minutes of Ballet and Tap instruction and 30 minutes per class. per week for the other styles. Intermediate and Advanced students follow a rotating schedule and receive three 45 minute classes per week with the remainder of classes 30 minutes per week. You MUST take Ballet if you wish to take Pointe classes.  Instructors will focus on dance training/technique, poise, and performance quality in preparation for a final performance aka recital at the end of the session.

Our program runs from September 25, 2023 until mid May 2024. The Recital date is TBD. We have requested the second weekend of May and will let you know ASAP. Classes are held on Saturdays (dancers 12 and under), Monday evenings (Intermediates) and Thursday evenings (Advanced). Creative Movements classes are held for 22 weeks with an end of session showcase in March. Creative Movements students receive a costume to wear at the showcase, but do NOT perform in the Spring Recital.

We create classes after registration as we do not want to turn any dancers away when age groups fill up. If you sign up and are unable to make any of the class times for your child's age group, we will give you a full refund. Tuition must be up-to-date and/or paid in full for dancers to participate in weekly classes, receive their costumes in March/April, and participate in the recital.

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TUITION/PAYMENT INFORMATION:

 BALLET- TAP- JAZZ- HIP HOP- POINTE- CONTEMPORARY- CREATIVE MOVEMENTS

THE PRICES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE THE FULL TUITION FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 WEEKS OF DANCE CLASSES COSTUMES, AND REGISTRATION FEES.  AT LEAST HALF OF TUITION MUST BE PAID AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION (PAYMENT PLAN OFFERED).

TUITION DOES NOT INCLUDE DANCE SHOES AND WEEKLY CLASS DANCEWEAR (leotards, tights, skirts, etc).   

*THE PRICES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE THE FULL TUITION FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 WEEKS OF DANCE CLASSES (including Saturday Rehearsals), RECITAL AND COSTUME FEES, AND REGISTRATION FEES. TUITION DOES NOT INCLUDE DANCE SHOES AND WEEKLY CLASS DANCEWEAR (leotards, tights, skirts, etc).   THE TOTAL COST OF TUITION BREAKS DOWN TO ABOUT $12 PER WEEK FOR ONE CLASS, $14 PER WEEK FOR TWO CLASSES, $16 PER WEEK FOR THREE CLASSES, $17 PER WEEK FOR FOUR CLASSES, $18 PER WEEK FOR FIVE CLASSES, $20 PER WEEK FOR SIX CLASSES. THEREFORE, IF AN EIGHT YEAR OLD CHILD TAKES BALLET, TAP, AND JAZZ CLASSES THAT'S AN HOUR AND A HALF OF CLASS PER WEEK FOR ONLY $16. WHAT A DEAL!!! :)* 

* YOUR CHILD WILL RECEIVE A COSTUME FOR EACH CLASS THEY PARTICIPATE IN UP TO 3 CLASSES (costume fees included in tuition costs). STUDENTS TAKING 4 OR MORE CLASSES MAY HAVE TO WEAR THE SAME COSTUME FOR MORE THAN ONE DANCE IN THE RECITAL (TEACHER DISCRETION). CREATIVE MOVEMENT TUITION INCLUDES 22 WEEKS OF CLASSES AND A COSTUME. A SHOWCASE WILL BE HELD ON THE LAST WEEK FOR PARENTS/FAMILIES TO SEE THESE STUDENTS PERFORM.*

1 class: $355

2 classes: $430

3 classes: $500

4 classes: $540

5 classes: $575

6 classes: $630

Creative Movements: $275 (runs for 22 weeks---costume included)

SIBLING DISCOUNT: If you have more than one child in the program, you will be charged full tuition for the dancer taking the greatest number of classes. Then, each additional dancer receives a 10% discount. 

 * ONLINE REGISTRATION PAYMENTS ARE FINAL---NO REFUNDS. A ONE-TIME FEE OF $10 WILL BE INCLUDED IN YOUR INITIAL REGISTRATION ONLY. NO CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED AT IN PERSON REGISTRATION.*

*IF YOU WISH TO REGISTER IN PERSON, CHECKS AND CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO GLRRC. *Please include your dancer's first and last name on the "memo" line when writing checks.*

*NO refunds or partial refunds will be given to dancers who drop out during the dance year. By registering, you are making a commitment to pay the full tuition for the session.*

A $35 fee will be charged for returned checks and/or invalid online payments (chargebacks).

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DRESS CODE:

GENERAL DRESS CODE INFORMATION---

  • HAIR: Hair must be tied back for all classes. If your dancer has short hair, please pin it back or use a headband to keep the hair away from the dancer's face.
  • NO JEWELRY: Remember loose or dangling jewelry is a safety hazard and distraction for dancers. Jeans, jean shorts, play clothes, or school clothes are not suitable dance attire.
  • TIGHTS are required in all classes. (footed or convertible---NO FOOTLESS)  

CLASS SPECIFIC DRESS CODE INFORMATION---

Creative Movements *FALL ONLY CLASS* (20 mos-3 year olds):

                                       • Black Leotard, Tutu Dress (dance and tutu skirts are optional)

                                            •Ballet Pink tights (footed or convertible---NO FOOTLESS)

                                       •Stretch-Fit pink ballet slippers (with drawstring and elastic band)

 

Ballet and Tap (3 year olds- 12 year olds):

• Leotard, Tutu Dress (black leotard preferred; dance and tutu skirts are optional)

•Ballet Pink tights (footed or convertible---NO FOOTLESS)

•Stretch-Fit pink ballet slippers (with drawstring and elastic band)

  • Tap shoes-- Capezio black "Ribbon Tie Tap Shoes" or "Mary Jane Buckle Strap" or "Velcro Strap"

Ballet and Tap (Intermediate and Advanced Level):

 •any style/color supportive leotard

•may wear dance skirts, athletic shorts/skirts, or leggings are allowed;NO BAGGY pants or anything that covers the lower legs, ankles, and feet

•may wear a nude performance leotard/dance bra/sports bra if needed

•Ballet Pink or Tan tights (footed or convertible)

•Ballet shoes--Bloch or Capezio canvas pink ballet slippers (MUST have a drawstring, not just elastic, *split-sole acceptable)

  • Tap shoes-- Capezio or Bloch lace-up or slip-on black tap shoes (split-sole required)

Jazz and Hip Hop (all levels):

  •any style/color supportive leotard; form-fitting tank tops and/or crop tops are allowed

•long black jazz pants, athletic shorts/skirts,or leggings are allowed

•black lace-up or slip-on jazz shoes (split-sole recommended for Intermediate and Advanced dancers); NO HARD SOLE shoes or dance boots allowed

Contemporary (all levels):

•any style/color supportive leotard;sports bra tops, form-fitting tank tops, and/or crop tops are allowed

•foot undies/socks/bare feet are optional (teacher approval required)

Pointe *FALL ONLY CLASS* (all levels):

*PLEASE BE SURE TO BE FITTED BY A PROFESSIONAL IF YOU ARE PURCHASING POINTE SHOES FOR THE FIRST TIME---WE RECOMMEND VISITING MISS HARRIET AT ARTISTIC COSTUMES & DANCE FASHIONS*

 •any style/color supportive leotard

•may wear dance skirts, athletic shorts/skirts, or leggings are allowed;NO BAGGY pants or anything that covers the lower legs, ankles, and feet

•may wear a nude performance leotard/dance bra/sports bra if needed

)•Ballet Pink or Tan tights (footed or convertible)

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DANCE CALENDAR 2023-2024

*INCLUDING DAYS OFF*

SEPTEMBER:

25: FIRST DAY OF MONDAY DANCE CLASSES

27:  Acting Auditions from 6-8:45PM---Scheduled times will vary by dancer depending on roles

28: FIRST DAY OF THURSDAY DANCE CLASSES

30: FIRST DAY OF SATURDAY DANCE CLASSES

 

OCTOBER:

4: FIRST DAY OF TECHNIQUE CLASSES (run biweekly)

9: HOLIDAY- Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ DayALL CLASSES WILL RUN AS NORMAL (subject to change)

25-30: Halloween Spirit Days       *Dancer's may wear their Halloween costumes. Normal dance classes will be run, so the dancers must be able to move easily and freely (no weapons, blood/gore, or large/heavy pieces allowed). Wearing a previous recital costume is always a good idea too!


NOVEMBER:

4: SECOND TUITION PAYMENTS DUE

22-26: HOLIDAY- Thanksgiving Break: ALL CLASSES CANCELED

 

DECEMBER:

 12/23/22 to 1/1/23: HOLIDAY- Winter Break: ALL CLASSES CANCELED

 

JANUARY:                                                                                                                                                 

2: Classes resume

15: HOLIDAY- Dr. Martin Luther King Day: ALL CLASSES CANCELED

*NOTE- MONDAY CLASSES WILL RUN ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 17th FOR THIS WEEK

31: LAST DAY OF TECHNIQUE CLASSES

 

FEBRUARY:

3: FINAL TUITION PAYMENTS DUE

10-14: Valentine’s Spirit Days    *Dancer's may wear red, pink, purple, and anything Valentine’s Day/love themed. Normal dance classes will be run, so the dancers must be able to move easily and freely. Wearing a previous recital costume is always a good idea too!

19: HOLIDAY- President’s Day:  ALL CLASSES CANCELED  

*NOTE- MONDAY CLASSES WILL RUN ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21st FOR THIS WEEK


**MARCH TO MAY WILL BE UPDATED AFTER JANUARY 1, 2024**

 

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ATTENDANCE POLICY:

During the Summer Session, attending class on a regular basis is important; however, we understand that vacation and family events occur.  Please consider that dedication to class not only ensures students are prepared for the end of summer showcase, but also helps students get the most out of their dance experience.  Therefore, all students who participate in Loch Raven Dance Program’s Summer Session must comply with the program’s attendance policy. We understand that children have other activities, and may get sick, so please let us know ahead of time about your child's absence (if/when possible). Of course, there are special circumstances, so if your child has a serious injury/illness, please make sure to contact his/her teacher.

Tardiness:
A student will be considered absent if he/she is late to class by 15 minutes or more and may not be permitted in class as it is a disruption to the teacher and other students.

Attendance Policy Details:

If your child is absent from 2 consecutive classes and/or 3 total classes, you will receive an e-mail reminder of our policy. If your child misses 5 classes, you will receive an e-mail notice to schedule a meeting. If more than 5 classes are missed, the chairperson and teachers reserve the right to determine whether your child will be able to participate in the recital. A refund will not be issued if your child is removed from the program due to attendance issues. Students who miss mandatory stage and dress rehearsals (without prior approval) will not be permitted to perform in the recital.

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LOCH RAVEN DANCE TROUPE’S PARENT/DANCER CONTRACT 2022-2023

By registering for the dance program, you agree to the following: 

*DANCERS MAY NOT PARTICIPATE UNTIL A CONTRACT HAS BEEN SIGNED.

  1. Parents are required to accompany dancers 10 and under into the building and remain with their child until the teacher has welcomed the child into the dance room. Parents are welcome to stay in the rec building while their child attends class. Parents are asked to sit in the hallway while class is in session.

  2. The dance program is only responsible for your child during their specified dance times. Any child not registered with the program will not be permitted to stay without adult supervision.

  3. Dancers should be picked up promptly from class as well as arrive on time. Parents and/or those picking up students from dance are asked to be very sensitive of the extra burden placed on the dance program and teachers when students need to be supervised after the pick-up time. Dancers not picked up within 10 minutes of the class end time will have a $25.00 fee added to their tuition each time the late pick-up occurs.

  4. (FALL PROGRAM) ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attending class on a regular basis is imperative. Dedication to class not only ensures students are prepared for the recital, but also helps students get the most out of their dance experience. We understand that children have other activities and/or may get sick, so please let us know ahead of time about your child's absence (when possible). A student will be considered absent if he/she is late to class by 15 mins or more. If your child is absent from 2 consecutive classes and/or 3 total classes, you will receive an email reminder of our policy. If more than 5 classes are missed, the chairperson and teachers reserve the right to determine whether the dancer will be able to participate in the recital. A refund will not be issued if the dancer is removed from the program due to attendance issues. Students who miss mandatory stage and dress rehearsals will not be permitted to perform in the recital.                                                                                                                      *SUMMER PROGRAM AMENDMENTS* If your child is absent from 2 consecutive classes, you will receive an email reminder of our policy. If more than 3 classes are missed, the chairperson and teachers reserve the right to determine whether the dancer will be able to participate in the program and/or the final summer showcase. 

  5. Proper dance attire is required for dance. Any dancer not in proper attire will be asked to sit and watch class. For more information please visit our website, www.glrrc.com/programs/dancetroupe. NO GUM OR JEWELRY. Hair must be pulled back off the face and neck. A leotard and tights are mandatory for all dancers.

  6. Any dancer or parent who is deemed by the troupe to be bullying or threatening anyone will immediately be asked to leave the program. The troupe prides itself on having a family atmosphere, where every dancer is free to be themselves. The troupe will NOT tolerate any malicious behavior.

  7. A returned check or online invalid payment will result in a $35.00 fee being placed on the account of the dancer, no matter the reason. Each account will be allowed two return checks after which payment by personal check will not be accepted. Acceptable forms of payment will be in cash, money order, or certified check.

  8. (FALL PROGRAM ONLY): Any dancer who has an outstanding tuition bill will not receive their costumes in March/April until the tuition is paid in full.

  9. Cell Phone use is not permitted while class is in session. Cell Phones should be turned off or placed on silent. Dancers may use cellphones appropriately during breaks in class. If a dancer uses a cellphone during class, the phone will be confiscated. Cellphones will be returned to a parent/guardian at the end of class.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:

In the event of bad weather, we follow the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) system.  If BCPS closes for the day or cancels after school/evening activities, then classes are cancelled.  If there are BCPS delays in the morning, we will still have classes that afternoon/evening.  If classes are cancelled, we do our best to notify parents/dancers via email as soon as possible. *There are some situations (on the weekends) where BCPS closes school sites only. As the rec center is NOT a school site, we are permitted to then have classes.  We will keep you posted when this occurs. Please be sure to diligently check the news and/or email when inclement weather occurs.

 

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CONTACT US: 

  • Director: Katie Canoles
  • Co-Director: Jaya Watty  
  • Instructors: Katie Canoles, Raquel Chakales, Jessica Glenn, Kimberly Kern, Gabby Schwartz, Leah Sisolak, & Jaya Watty
  • Co-Chairperson/Treasurer: Kelly Wassman  
  • Co-Chairperson: Jen Webster
  • Board Members: Kristin Cox, Judy Schwartz
  • Parent Committee Volunteers: Amanda Barnes, Jessica Joyce, and Amy Price

General Questions?

lrdancetroupe@gmail.com

Payment Or Tuition Questions?

kwassman@verizon.net or jwebnack@comcast.net 

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