Young Artist Handbook
Please read this handbook in its entirety. Registration in any of our youth programs requires that a parent/guardian sign a written version of this, acknowledging their understanding and agreement to the terms below.
Registration Fees are $50 for YDAD, Competitive Company & The Concert Dance Program. It is $35 for youth registering for The Little Artists Program. This is fee is required in order to begin classes. It is non-refundable, non-transferable and non-redeemable.
Tuition will not be pro-rated, refunded or credited for snow days and/or
other acts of nature, missed classes,
The rate is consistent regardless of the number of weeks in a month. Preferred forms of payment include Square Invoice, Cash or Card. Tuition is not accepted via Cash App, Venmo or Paypal.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHECKS OF ANY KIND FOR ANY REASON.
On the 4th of the month, a $20 late fee is added to past due tuition balances. If the balance remains unsatisfied, there will be another $10 late fee added on the 8th. If the tuition, including all late fees, continues to be completely satisfied after the 10th of the month, the young artist will not be able to attend classes until the balance is paid in full. Tuition payments are non-refundable, non-redeemable and non-transferable.
S2MS reserves the right to utilize funds dedicated to other areas for tuition payment should the balance become excessive.
S2MS Faculty reserves the right to place young artists in the appropriate program we feel is sufficient for their growth.
The Pre-Professional Program selects ONLY 7 students per year. These students are evaluated over the course of the previous year and invited to audition based off of a number of characteristics. After auditioning, a select few are invited to the interview process where their family and the director(s) discuss their future. This program is designed for the seriously, dedicated young artist AND family that is looking to consider Dance as a career option.
Potential Members of the Competitive Company must also audition in order to be considered. Although experience for this level is NOT required, a extreme level of dedication from both the young artist and family is. Certain technical kills will be taken into consideration when selecting members of this award-winning company. Artists along with their families will have to participate in an enrollment appointment to ensure that their dance goals are aligned with the vision of this program.
The other youth programs, The Concert Dance Program & Little Artists Program, are great for families who are looking for incredible training and less commitment. Our staff and faculty will properly place your artist with all of these factors in mind.
Consistency is Key!!! A major contributing factor to the success of our young artists is their level of commitment to the craft. In order for the artists to grow efficiently and in an expedited fashion they need to attend all of their scheduled classes. We understand that life happens. However, it is our job to give our artists the necessary tools to be successful in dance and in life. We can only do this when they are consistently present.
Occasionally, Competitive Company and Pre-Professional Program Members require additional time for supplementary training and performance opportunities. Young Artists who desire to participate in these programs should be aware of and prepared for the added commitment.
At S2MS, we teach our young artists many valuable traits that will guide them to becoming not only amazing dance artists but genuinely good people. It begins with instilling a sense of responsibility and accountability in them. Below are the expectations we have for our young artists.
- Please communicate absences and tardiness in writing in advance. Attendance is mandatory unless excused by the director.
- Proper Dance Attire and Shoes must be worn to all classes. Artists may not be allowed to participate without it.