REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

SUMMER DANCE 2021: 

The Loch Raven Dance Troupe will be taking a break this summer. We will see you again for our Fall/Spring 2021-2022 Session. Information will be updated about the next session by mid-July.*

FALL/SPRING 2021-2022: RECITAL THEME---THE LION KING

**ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE FALL/SPRING 2021-2022 DANCE YEAR WILL BE OPEN FROM AUGUST 3RD TO SEPTEMBER 13TH**

***IN PERSON REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH AND SEPTEMBER 14TH FROM 6-8:30 PM AT GLRRC. CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH***

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FALL/SPRING SESSION---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 SEPTEMBER 25TH.**

   CREATIVE MOVEMENTS---18 MOS- 3 YRS 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 *5+ yrs. of Ballet experience and teacher approval required*

 Each dance style listed above is offered for 30-40 minute classes every week. Instructors will focus on dance training/technique, poise, and stage presence. Students 8yrs. and under receive 30 minutes of instruction per class per week. Students 8yrs. and over receive 40 minutes of Ballet and Tap instruction, and 30 minutes for all other styles. 

 Our program runs from September 25, 2021 until mid to the end of May 2022 (recital dates TBD). Classes are held on Monday evenings for Intermediate students, Thursday evenings for Advanced students, and on Saturdays (9:30am-5:30pm) for students 10 and under (unless previously identified by the teaching staff as Intermediate or Advanced).

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TUITION/PAYMENT INFORMATION:

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

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.  HALF OF TUITION IS DUE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION (OPTIONAL PAYMENT PLAN EXPLAINED BELOW).

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

THE TOTAL COST OF TUITION BREAKS DOWN TO ABOUT $10-15 PER WEEK (DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF CLASSES). WHAT A DEAL!!! :)

YOUR CHILD IS GUARANTEED TO 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) AND/OR MAY HAVE TO RETURN DESIGNATED COSTUMES.

1 class: $355            2 classes: $430           3 classes: $485 4 classes: $525         

5 classes: $555            6 classes: $605

CREATIVE MOVEMENTS: $275 *22 weeks of classes + 1 costume

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. 

PAYMENT PLAN: Payment plans are available upon request. Half of your total tuition for the dance year is due at registration in order to have your dancer participate at the start of classes. Two 1/4 payments will then be due on November 6th and February 5th.*Checks should be made payable to GLRRC. Please include your dancer's first and last name on the "memo" line when writing checks. A $35 fee will be charged for returned checks and/or invalid online payments (chargebacks).

 **If you choose to register online, a ONE-TIME fee of $10 will be added to your registration payment. ONLINE REGISTRATION PAYMENTS ARE FINAL---NO REFUNDS*

**NO refunds or partial refunds will be given to dancers who drop after October 1, 2021. By registering in the fall, you are making a commitment to pay the full tuition for the dance year. Even if your dancer drops out prior to his/her tuition being paid in full, payments MUST continue until tuition has been paid in full.*

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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---

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)

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DANCE CALENDAR 2020-2021 

*INCLUDING DAYS OFF*

AUGUST:

3: TENTATIVE- Online Registration Opens

 

SEPTEMBER:

7 & 14: In-person Registration @ GLRRC from 6-8:30pm

13: Online Registration Closes @ 11:59pm

18-19: Class Schedules sent to participants

25-30: CLASSES BEGIN


OCTOBER:

25-30: Halloween Spirit Day 

 *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).

 

NOVEMBER:

6: SECOND TUITION PAYMENTS DUE

25-27: HOLIDAY- Thanksgiving Break: ALL CLASSES CANCELED

 

DECEMBER:

12/23/21 to 1/2/22: HOLIDAY- Winter Break: ALL CLASSES CANCELED

 

JANUARY:                                                                                                                                                 

3: Classes resume

17: HOLIDAY- Martin Luther King Day: ALL CLASSES CANCELED

 

FEBRUARY:

5: FINAL TUITION PAYMENTS DUE

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

*ALL MONDAY CLASSES WILL BE RUN ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 INSTEAD FOR THIS WEEK

 

MARCH:

19: Saturday Rehearsals Begin (Saturday students ONLY)

26: Costume Distribution Day (tuition must be paid in full for dancers to receive their costumes)

 

APRIL:

8-18: HOLIDAY: Spring Break: ALL CLASSES CANCELED

20: Classes Resume

23: Saturday Rehearsals (ALL CLASSES)

 

MAY:

3-4: TENTATIVE- Picture Days *will be determined ASAP

7: TENTATIVE- Summer Dance Online Registration Opens

21-22: TENTATIVE- Recital Performances *will be determined ASAP

 

JULY:

5: Summer Dance Classes Begin

 

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LOCH RAVEN DANCE TROUPE’S PARENT/DANCER CONTRACT 2021-2022

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, Kristin Cox, Raquel Chakales, Jessica Glenn, Kimberly Kern, Leah Sisolak, & Jaya Watty
  • Co-Chairperson/Treasurer: Kelly Wassman  
  • Co-Chairperson: Jen Webster
  • Board Members: 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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