The Lex Center of Performing Arts | Lex Policies
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Policies

Registration

All students are required to pay yearly, non-refundable registration fee, which is due with the season contract. Registration fee is $25.00 per student, or $65.00 for a family of three or more. If payment is not received until after the Grace Trial Period, a $10.00 late charge will be added to each student’s registration fee. Music students are the only exception, with having to pay a one-time registration fee due with first season contract.

 

Grace Period and Drop Policy

After registration for classes and lessons, each student is under a 4-week Grace Period, which he/she may be released from the season contract without penalty. This allows the student to cancel the contract after the fourth class or lesson.

If student wishes to break the season contract, or drop classes beyond the 4-week Grace Period (after the fifth class or lesson), student’s enrollment in classes or lessons will be discontinued and a Drop Policy Fee, equivalent to one months tuition, will be charged to the student’s account. The student will not be allowed to attend classes or lessons if they are under a Drop Policy status. Exclusions for the Drop Policy contract after the Grace Period include family emergencies, sickness, hospitalization, injury or death.

 

Tuition Scale
Our tuition scale has been set up according to the length of weekly lesson time and based on a 39-week season, with 35-weeks of in-studio training. The monthly payments will be divided into 9 equal monthly payments from September 2017-May 2018. Monthly payments are required and must be paid in full by the first class or lesson of the month. For each week the payment is late, The Lex Center of Performing Arts will assess a $10.00 late charge to the student’s account.

 

If payment is more than two months late, classes or lessons for the student will be discontinued until arrangements have been made through administration. 

 

Technique and Repertoire

Technique is a crucial part of a students repertoire. They not only gather poise and balance, but they also work on their core strength, flexibility and have smoother transitions. The student will become a more well rounded performer. If student is beyond creative movement or combo level, they are required to take a tech and rep class. These tech and rep classes include ballet beginning, beg/int and intermediate, and boys technique. They will be complimented with the following classes: tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and musical theater.

 

Non Performance

Non Performance classes are available for those who would like to dance, but would like less commitment, or students do not have a desire to perform during shows. These Non Performance classes will run 12-16 week sessions, and will have similar structure to other dance classes provided, but void of performance and costume fees. The following classes will be provided as Non Performance; Creative Movement Non Performance, Mommy and Me Movement, and Hip Hop Rec.

 

Christmas Show and Spring Recital

In lieu of paying for tickets, a Christmas Show and/or Spring Recital Fee for each student is required. Christmas Show 2017 ($40.00) and Spring Show 2018 ($50.00); Fee is required for students participating show. This covers the cost of facility rental, maintenance fees, stage sets and props. Students do not have to attend Christmas Show or Spring Show; however, it is encouraged to all students to participate. The experience of the recital will not only give them confidence in themselves, but they will have fun with their friends.

 

Triple Threat Program

The Triple Threat Program is available to students 10 and up. This program is aimed for students who want to have more serious training in acting, dancing and singing. Students who wish to take musical theater must be enrolled in one technique dance class and 1-2 voice lessons per month, in addition to the Triple Threat class. Contact Director Alex Workman for pricing information.

 

Watch Week and Parent Perform Week

For the safety of all our students and to provide the best learning environment, weekly classes and lessons are closed to visitors. Parent/guardian must drop student off and pick up at scheduled times in the lobby. If student is younger than 5 years old, parents are required to wait in lobby until student’s class is finished. If student is older than 5 years old, parents or guardians can drop off and pick up students in the lobby. There will be no in-class or lesson watching or standing in main hallway, observing through windows. Nov 6-11 parents are welcome to watch the last 10 minutes of class. Feb 19-24 parents are welcome to come and participate in one class or lesson with their student.

 

Weather Closings

Studio closing will be determined by the schedule of Big Walnut School District. If school is closed due to inclement weather (i.e. snow, ice, bitter cold, etc.), The Lex Center of Performing Arts will be closed on that day even if weather conditions improve during the afternoon and evening hours. This same policy applies when school is dismissed before regular dismissal times due to bad weather. If any of the above conditions arise after regular school hours, or on a Saturday, please call the studio before attempting the trip, or check on social media or website for closing information.

 

Make-up Class

Students are expected to attend all scheduled lessons, unless holiday, or school weather release, resulting in The Lex Center of Performing Arts studio closing. If a student is going to be absent or late, please call or email the studio ahead of time within a 24-hour time frame. No credit or prorate will be given for missed lessons. Students who miss their classes are entitled to a make-up class. Information on make-up classes will be provided, on need basis.

 

Payment Options

The Lex Center of Performing Arts understands performing arts tuition can add up over time. Monthly payment-plan or deposit options are available for each family to use, on need basis. If you would like to go on a monthly plan or make deposits towards costumes, recital, or accompaniment fees, please contact Administration immediately.

The Lex Center will be hosting two Fundraising opportunities for your student to use. This is a great opportunity to cut down the cost of monthly tuition, costumes and recital fees. It allows the children to “work” and truly appreciate the funds they receive. Fundraiser packets will be available at the end of August.

 

  • All returned checked will be assessed a $35.00 fee.
  • Checks made out to “The Lex Center” or cash placed in envelope with student’s name and class information clearly written on the front of the envelope.
  • If sending payment via mail, please address to- The Lex Center, P.O. Box 924, Sunbury, Ohio 43075

Dress Code

Students are expected to maintain a proper dress code throughout the season. If student is not properly dressed or hair is not in a suitable fashion, The Lex Center and instructors have the authority to ask student to observe class while sitting, or dismiss student from class and ask them to return when he/she is better prepared for dance class. Instructors or other students are not responsible for preparing student for dance class. Please no printed leotards or printed tights, tutus, jeans, or street shoes. Cover-ups are allowed in the beginning of class, but will be asked to remove once warm-up exercises have been completed.

 

Creative Movement

Dress: Light pink or light blue leotard, with matching colored skirt and pink-footed tights.

Shoes: Pink canvas or pink leather ballet shoes.

 

Ballet

Dress: Any colored leotard, with black ballet skirt and pink footed or convertible tights.

Shoes: Pink canvas or pink leather ballet shoes.

 

Boys Technique

Dress: White or black t-shirt (tucked), with black athletic style shorts.

Shoes: Black leather lace up or pull on jazz shoes.

 

Tap

Dress: Any colored leotard, tank top or dance shirt, tights (pink, black, tan) convertible or footed tights, and black Capri dance pants or dance shorts.

Shoes: Black tap shoes; 4-5 year females, black patent leather Mary-Jane style taps. Males of any age and females, level I-III, black lace-up tap shoes.
Jazz

Dress: Any colored leotard, tights (pink, black, tan) convertible or footed tights, and black Capri dance pants or dance shorts.

Shoes: Black lace-up or boot style jazz shoe.

 

Contemporary

Dress: Any colored leotard, tights (pink, black, tan) convertible tights and black dance shorts.

Shoes: Dance paws or Foot Undies style pad cover in nude or flesh tone.

 

Hip Hop

Dress: Any colored leotard, tank top or dance shirt, tights (pink, black, tan) convertible or footed tights, and black Capri dance pants or dance shorts.
Shoes;
Beginning- Black, sequin/glitter, high top flat-soled dance sneaker (Converse, Pastry.)
Beg/Int – Intermediate- All Black, canvas or leather, low or high top dance sneaker (no white present on shoe)

 

Hair: Creative Movement, Combo, Jazz, Contemporary and Ballet hair must be in tight ballet bun, bangs pinned out of face. If hair is too short for bun, please secure back in ponytail with a headband and/or bobby pins.

 

Hair: Tap and Hip Hop hair in tight ponytail, bangs pinned out of face. If hair is too short for ponytail, please secure back with a headband and/or bobby pins.

 

Technique and Repertoire

Technique is a crucial part of a students repertoire. They not only gather poise and balance, but they also work on their core strength, flexibility and have smoother transitions. The student will become a more well rounded performer. If student is beyond creative movement or combo level, they are required to take a tech and rep class. These tech and rep classes include ballet beginning, beg/int and intermediate and boys technique. They will be complimented with the following classes: tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and musical theater.

 

 

Triple Threat Program

The Triple Threat Program is available to students 10 and up. This program is aimed for students who want to have more serious training in acting, dancing and singing. Students who wish to take musical theater must be enrolled in one technique dance class and 1-2 voice lessons per month, in addition to the musical theater class. Contact Director Alex Workman for pricing information.

 

Costumes

Costumes for shows are required for participation. Prices listed below are per costume. Deposits or payment plans prior to the due date for costumes can be made if requested through admin staff. Price includes all accessories, tights, shoe bows, hair bows, props, etc. There will be no refunds for cancelled costumes.

 

Christmas Show 2017 costume fee will be due by September 28th 2017. Students and parents will receive information including costume price by mid September 2017. A $10.00 late charge will be added to the student account if Christmas Show 2016 costume fee is more than one week late.

 

Spring Show 2018 costume fee will be due by November 17, 2017, and will be ordered by December 1st. A $25.00 late charge will be added to the student account if Spring Show 2018 costume fee is more than one week late.

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Performance Team

Each spring, we take selected dancers to competitions in the central Ohio area. Competition dancers are chosen for the team by invitation or audition basis. They will be required to attend at least two regular dance classes in addition to their tech and rep class, as well as take private or duo preparation lessons. For more information please contact Director Alex Workman.

 

In-class Rules

Do not talk while the teacher is talking. Raise your hand and wait to be called on.

Do not touch the mirrors.

Do not hang on the ballet barres, unless they’re being used for warm-ups and exercises.

Please stay away from Studio B center pole.

Respect instructor, peers and facility at all times.

Do not chew gum or eat snacks while participating in class.

Please no sugary drinks, pop/soda, performance/sport drinks. Water bottle is allowed with name clearly printed.
Please do not wear street shoes in Studio A or B.

 

While participating in dance class or private dance lesson, student is expected to participate and follow all rules, as well as respect all instructors and facility. If student does not follow rules, the instructor will inform the director, and the parent/guardian will be notified immediately.

Breach of Contract

The Lex Center of Performing Arts instructors depend on these lessons/group classes for a portion of their yearly income. A break from the season contract would result in complications for not only The Lex Center of Performing Arts finances, but the instructors’ personal finances as well. The Lex Center of Performing Arts and its instructors care about the growth and success of students but will implement policies if student is in breach of contract.

 

Flexible Commitment
If a student is unable to sign a season long contract from September 2017 – May 2018, due to other commitments such as sports, school or various extra curricular activities, students are able to attend lessons under the Flexible Commitment Policy. This policy allows students to take lessons occasionally, or when they are able. Students who attend lessons under this policy will also have price increase on lessons, but are able to pay for lessons when they come in. Also, students who are under this policy do not have a specific time slot scheduled, and must call in or speak with admin to reserve a lesson slot each week.

 

Attendance

Students are expected to attend all scheduled lessons, unless holiday, school closing, or facility service day, resulting in The Lex Center of Performing Arts studio closing. If not able to attend lesson, student or parents/guardians are expected to notify the studio and teacher to cancel lesson at least 8 hours before scheduled lesson time. If a notification attempt has not been made, student will be charged for unattended lesson. Exceptions include family emergencies, sickness, hospitalization, injury, and/or death.

 

If the lesson fee is more than one week late, an additional $10.00 late fee will be charged. Exceptions include, family emergency, sickness, hospitalization, or death.

 

In-class Rules

  • Respect instructor, peers and facility at all times.
  • Do not chew gum or eat snacks while participating in class or lesson.
  • Please no sugary drinks, pop or performance/sport drinks. Water bottle is allowed with name clearly printed.

 

While participating in music private or group lesson, student is expected to participate and follow all rules, as well as respect all instructors and facility. If student does not follow studio rules, the instructor will inform the director, and the parent/guardian will be notified immediately.

Dress Code
Students are expected to maintain a proper dress code throughout the season. If student is not properly dressed or hair is not in a suitable fashion, The Lex Center and instructors have the authority to ask student to observe class while sitting. Exceptions must be approved through the instructor with parent present.

 

Musical Theater
Dress: Any colored leotard, tank top or dance shirt, tights (pink, black, tan) convertible or footed tights, and black Capri dance pants or dance shorts.
Shoes: Black character shoes; t-strap or Mary-Jane style strap. Character shoe should have at least a 1 in heel, but no more than 3 in heel.

 

Costumes

Students will be responsible for their own show costumes and pieces unless otherwise noted by instructor.

 

Technique and Repertoire

Technique is a crucial part of a students repertoire. They not only gather poise and balance, but they also work on their core strength, flexibility and have smoother transitions. The student will become a more well rounded performer. If student is beyond creative movement or combo level, they are required to take a tech and rep class. These tech and rep classes include ballet beginning, beg/int and intermediate and boys technique. They will be complimented with the following classes: tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and musical theater.

 

 

Triple Threat Program

The Triple Threat Program is available to students 10 and up. This program is aimed for students who want to have more serious training in acting, dancing and singing. Students who wish to take musical theater must be enrolled in one technique dance class and 1-2 voice lessons per month, in addition to the Triple Threat class. Contact Director Alex Workman for pricing information.

 

In-class Rules

Do not talk while the teacher is talking. Raise your hand and wait to be called on.

Do not touch the mirrors.

Do not hang on the ballet barres, unless they’re being used for warm-ups and exercises.

Please stay away from Studio B center pole.

Respect instructor, peers and facility at all times.

Do not chew gum or eat snacks while participating in class.

Please no sugary drinks, pop/soda, performance/sport drinks. Water bottle is allowed with name clearly printed.
Please do not wear street shoes in Studio A or B.

 

While participating in dance class or private dance lesson, student is expected to participate and follow all rules, as well as respect all instructors and facility. If student does not follow rules, the instructor will inform the director, and the parent/guardian will be notified immediately.