Charlene's School of Dance
Where Every Dream.... Is Within Your Reach!




To make things easier and more streamlined we have an auto-debit system for fee collection. The fees are paid monthly. You can pay by check auto debit, Visa or MasterCard auto debt. A form is provided in your registration packet. A 3% discount is available if payment for the entire dance year is made in cash or check at the time of registration. Cap pricing may apply. Tuition is non-refundable. The dance year runs September thru June. 

Make-up Lessons:/Missed Class:
If a pupil is going to miss class, the parent is asked to please call the school.

If the student cannot attend the regularly scheduled class, he or she may attend another similar class with permission of the dance instructor.  No credit is given on tuition for absenteeism.

                     **Due to the limited number of hours for solo, duet & trio lessons, NO makeup lessons will be scheduled.

Dancewear Requirements:
Girls – All girls, except hip-hop students, must wear black leotards & pink tights.  All students of Charlene’s School of Dance, Inc will wear dancewear which will be fitted and MUST be purchased in our store.  Check with the instructor on requirements for ballet skirts. Hair pulled back into a dancer’s bun and secured. Hip-Hop dancers must wear hip hop dance sneakers and hair in a ponytail.

Boys - shorts and sweats are acceptable.  NO jeans.

Shoes - Please check with the instructor on requirements.  Shoes are the most important tool for a dancer and must be fitted properly, NOT for years to come.  We will be checking all shoes for style number, brand number and fit.   

*THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. Cover-up garments must be worn to and from the studio.

   * Long sleeved black leotards must be worn October thru March for all preschool and kindergarten/1st classes.

     Black camisole leotards can be worn September and April thru June.

   * Black Balera camisole leotards can be worn year round by all dancers 2nd grade and up. Long sleeve leotards may be worn October thru March.

   * Please label all dance shoes and attire as we are not responsible for lost items.


Rules and other Information:


2.  Please leave all valuables at home - Charlene’s School of Dance is not responsible for lost items.

3.  Please be sure to drop off and pick up your children on time.

4.  Parking - please do not park in the apartment lot beside the studio or JSK’s lot. The Charlene’s School of Dance parking lot is directly across from the studio. There is a 15 minute loading zone directly in front of the school. Cars cannot park in that area or on the studio’s sidewalk.     

5. Facial and navel piercing must be covered at all times.

During the first few weeks of classes some students may be shifted to other classes to ensure they are dancing with others of similar ability.  If you have questions about placement, please feel free to call the studio to discuss your child with the instructors.


Visitors’ Day: 
In order for the parents to observe the progress and development of the pupils, we will have visiting days. You will be notified of the dates in advance as the term progresses.

Pictures:         TBA

Holidays:        Charlene’s School of Dance will be closed during the following holidays:  Thanksgiving ,Christmas, Easter, Spring Break, Memorial Day            

Snow Days: In case of bad weather, you must call the studio 814-886-2777 for a recorded message that specifically states that we are closed. If you miss a class due to bad weather, and we are open, you are considered absent. If we miss classes due to the weather class will be made up at a convenient time for the studio. . Closings may also be listed on the CSD website and on Facebook. We will also have a text based service to notify students of changes to the schedule.

Being late to class:    We understand that being late is sometimes unavoidable, however, a pupil who is more than 10 minutes late for class may be asked by the teacher to observe rather than take class.  This is not a disciplinary measure, but it is done with the student's best interests in mind -- especially those where higher levels are concerned. A student who misses the beginning exercises runs the risk of injury by not being properly warmed up.  Please make sure the student understands this.


                               ~We will make every effort to have classes begin and end on time.

Photos and videos:  By signing the registration form, you give full rights to the Charlene’s School of Dance and its staff, to use photo or video images of you or your child for promotional purposes of the studio, only. Photos will not be used for any other purpose.

Insurance:   All students are required to be covered by their own insurance, and if an injury occurs, it is understood that the students and their family are responsible for any medical costs.  You dance at your own risk.

Recital:    The recital is tentatively Friday, June 10th and Sunday, June 12th at Penn Cambria High School. Dress rehearsal is the same week.

Community Shows:  You can not participate in any show, parade or dance event without first attending the required practices.

Notices:    Please check the message board regularly for upcoming shows, events and important information. The board is located in the lobby. Please check your dancer’s folder and take a few moments to look at the message board weekly. 

Notes will be given out to the dancers frequently. All dancers should bring their registration folder to every class. Please check the folder when they come home from each class. We will use the folder to enclose notes that provide information about upcoming events. Please label folder with dancers name on the front cover.            

Enrollment Information:   Charlene’s School of Dance classes will begin Tuesday, September 8th.  There is a $30.00  NON-REFUNDABLE ENROLLMENT FEE, per family.

As with any private school, camp, etc., monthly tuition remains FULL AMOUNT DUE regardless of private or regularly scheduled class lessons missed due to holidays, snow days, etc.  If you cannot adhere to this or other policies, please do not sign up. 

Enrollment includes 10 months of class instruction.  Consistent participation is encouraged.  IF A STUDENT MUST WITHDRAWAL, A 30 DAY WRITTEN NOITCE MUST BE GIVEN.  Tuition will continue to accrue until the withdrawal form is received.

We cannot accept any student if they only want to try it for a month or two.  A student in the study of an art form cannot decide if they will enjoy it without diligently applying themselves for an adequate period of time.  By making this commitment your child will learn the importance of accepting responsibility and finishing something they start.  We cannot accept the “I CAN ALWAYS QUIT” attitude.

       We feel the policies are imperative to the effectiveness of our program.  Read them carefully.


     Your Children are a Reflection of You 

     Good Manners and Proper Etiquette are always expected.

Charlenes's School of Dance
103 Keystone Avenue
Cresson, Pa. 16630

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