DANCE CLASS POLICIES
Students are encouraged to come to the studio in their dance uniforms and ready to begin classes promptly.
Personal belongings should be placed in visible reach while in class. AATMA may not be held responsible for lost and/or stolen property. No food or drinks (other than water) may be permitted in the studio. Parents and siblings may wait in the waiting area during class and must keep noise level down as not to disturb students or instructor.
Classes must begin on time. We ask that you do not interrupt any class once it has begun. Should there be a need to speak with a teacher, it cannot be done during class times. The staff will be happy to assist in arranging for a telephone or individual conference to answer any questions. Instructors may be substituted in case of illnesses, emergencies, and or personal commitments. In the event a class is cancelled, a make up class will be scheduled.
Girls: black tights/yoga pants with AATMA t-shirt
Boys: athletic pants/shorts with AATMA t-shirt
All Students: No jewelry may be worn. Hair must be tied back and away from face and neck. This should be done prior to class.
Students must sign in prior to class. Students must notify the studio via email if he/she will not be attending class due to personal reasons or illness. Any student who misses ten or more classes during the year may be excluded from the recital.
Tardiness: Any student who is more than ten minutes late to class may (at the discretion of the instructor) only be allowed to observe that particular class.
Make Up Classes: Missed classes due to illness, religious events, or emergencies may be made-up only if the studio is notified 48 hours before or after the class. Arrangements to make up classes can only be made by the administrative staff, but cannot be guaranteed for any student due to availability of the studio. There are no refunds for classes that are missed.
Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather, check the company website under our Twitter Feed. Do not assume class is cancelled if your township school is closed. We cannot call each student's home, so please call or check the website.
Holidays: The studio will be open except for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Winter Recess, Spring Recess, and Memorial Day. We do not close for religious holidays, but offer make-up classes. See School Calendar for exact Dates.
The Junior and Senior troupe consist of students who attend class regularly, have excelled in their training over time, and take a minimum of 2 or 3 classes per week. The Junior Troupe consists of students between the ages of 8-13, and the Senior Troupe consists of students age 14-18. The opportunity to perform at community shows, competitions, and other events will be given to the Junior & Senior Troupe. Rehearsals for shows will be conducted on Saturdays in the Morganville dance studio. To be eligible for the Junior or Senior Troupe:
Males - must take hip-hop and Bollywood
Females - must take one form of Indian classical dance, ballet, & Bollywood
Costumes will be given to students if/when they participate in a show. Prices for costumes vary based on age, dance form, and performance. Most costumes range from $65-$85 and will be used throughout the year for any given performance. The same costumes will be used at the annual recital held at the end of June for all students.