Sandra Amodeo Dance Studio 9833 Markham Road unit 16, Markham, Ontario L3P 3J3 Tel: 905 471-7449 website: sandrasdance.com
The dance year starting Monday September 9th 2019 and ending in June 2020 will consist of approximately 34 weeks. Class placements are for the entire year and are allocated at the time of registration. However, the teachers will be paying close attention during the first few weeks to ensure that students are in the class level that is most beneficial to them. If we feel a change should be made we will get in touch with you and make the necessary changes. It should be noted that placements are not determined by the number of years a student has danced but rather by his/her capabilities. If enrolment for a particular class is 4 or less, class duration, fees or placement in another class will have to be considered.
Missed classes are sometimes unavoidable. However, since continual absences negatively affect the progress of the whole class, every effort should be made to attend all classes. There will be no refunds for missed classes. Make-up classes will only be offered up until April 1st. You must email the studio for possible make-up class times for a maximum of 4 make-up classes/year.
Our annual recital and stage rehearsal is held on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday in mid June at the Flato Markham Theatre. You will receive more information about these four spectacular shows as the year progresses. TENTATIVE DATES: JUNE 11th - 13th.
Costumes for the recital are ordered from the USA and payment will be required in November. The amount of the payment is determined by the number of costumes required and you will be advised accordingly.
Parent viewing on a regular basis is not permitted as audiences create an environment where students can be made to feel uncomfortable especially, while struggling with new skills. Exceptions are made, of course, when it is necessary for a child to have his/her parent present. As the year progresses and the students feel more ready parents will be periodically invited in to watch. We will also have a Parent Viewing week Saturday December 14th to Friday December 21st.
Food and Drink
No peanuts or peanut products are permitted on the premises. We encourage the use of reusable food containers and water bottles as we would like to minimize the garbage and try for a waste free space. Students who do have their lunch/dinner at the studio are expected to clean up after themselves. Eating in the dressing rooms is not permitted.
The studio reserves the right to cancel classes due to inclement weather. If in doubt, call the studio by 3:00 p.m, you will be informed via email, or check the studio's Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Keeping You Informed
Our primary source of communication is through email. However, we provide numerous ways to stay informed. Information is posted in the studio, on your portal, on the website, on Facebook, and on Instagram.Invoicing will be done through email, in order to avoid late charges and to keep on top of your account please check your Customer Portal, this is your responsibility.
Full/Part-Time Competitive Program
Not only do we have one of the best recreational programs in Markham we also have an excellent competitive program for students who want the challenge of competition. Qualification for this program is done by selection or audition and you should be aware that this program requires more commitment and dedication by both the student and parent.
The studio will be closed on the dates listed below. These will also be posted in the studio and on the website, www.sandrasdance.com: These dates have not been included in the fees. Thanksgiving: Friday October 11th-Monday October 14th Halloween: Thursday October 31st Christmas Break: Saturday December 21st- Sunday January 5th (inclusive) Family Day: February 17th March Break: Monday March 16th -Sunday March 22nd (inclusive) Showcase: Tuesday March 24th Good Friday: Friday April 10th Easter: Monday April 13th Victoria Day Long Weekend: Saturday May 16th-Monday May 18th (inclusive).