Students are required to attend all classes and competition rehearsals. Class attendance is vital to your development as a dancer. As a competition dancer, your successfulness as a team member stems from your training. Class is where that training happens. Attendance is recorded daily by your teachers. Wherever possible, please schedule all medical and personal appointments outside of class hours. Unscheduled absences, late arrivals, and early departures are grounds for disciplinary action. Dancers who expect to be absent, late, or leave early are expected to notify their teacher/office staff ( *use absence form) as soon as possible. Please come to the office if you have any questions regarding your absences or to get a printout of your current attendance record. Student attendance records are examined in two ways, by individual class and by overall eight week attendance periods:
Prior to missing a class, please fill out an absence form. This will alert the office staff and teachers of your absence.
Students are cautioned that exceeding individual class limits or accruing an excessive number of classes where the student observed WILL result in disciplinary action. It happens, occasionally, that a student accrues a substantial number of absences or class observations due to illness, injury, or unavoidable personal circumstances. These absences will be taken into account by the staff when examining the attendance record. It is very important that you check in with the office each day of your illness. Communication with both the office staff and your teachers is key!
It is our intention that the CDC attendance policy will serve as a guideline for all competition families to follow in order to receive the necessary training for a competitive level team member. It’s important we maintain a position of fairness and expect the same standards from all students selected to compete. We are communicating these expectations clearly and prior to auditions because we recognize this is a significant commitment. As always, our obligation is to the training of our students and their personal growth both as dancers and as people. We believe that this attendance policy will teach commitment, improve dance etiquette and advance their progress as athletes, artists and dancers.