APAA Policies

Payment Policies

Deposits are required to reserve a spot in class. 

 

Deposits are non-refundable unless APAA is able to fill the vacated spot.

 

Full payment is due prior to the beginning of the APAA program and students may be denied access in the case of non-payment.  

 

Tution is non-refundable unless APAA is able to fill the vacated spot.

If a student must withdraw from a semester due to illness or injury, their prorated tuition will be applied to the another semester (within a year).

 

If a student is unable to attend class or live classes are no longer permitted, students will attend classes virtually.

Attendance Policy

Students must be on time for all classes, rehearsals and performances. Schedule reminders and updates for rehearsals and shows will be emailed at various times throughout the process. 

 

Attendance will be taken at the beginning of all classes, rehearsals and show warm-ups.

 

Repeated late arrival (3 times of more than 10 minutes) will result in dismissal from APAA. Any missed rehearsal or show will result in dismissal from APAA. 

Bullying Policy

APAA Anti-Bullying Policy: APAA is committed to providing a safe and supportive space for all our students. We define bullying as any behavior; physical, verbal, written (either electronically or in person), that detrimentally targets another dancer. This behavior is described as bullying if it physically or emotionally harms a dancer, targets a dancer for any actual or perceived characteristic, or creates a hostile environment in the dance studio. These updates to our zero-tolerance policy allow for swift dismissal from APAA at the discretion of the Director. 

 

We understand that the under reporting of bullying is the biggest hindrance to stopping further harassment. We have developed an online form for students or parents to file in the case of bullying . We have developed an online form that can be filled out anonymously or with personal information for students or parents to file in the case of bullying.  If you do not wish to provide personal information, we just ask to be supplied with a date, time, location, who was bullying, and details of the harassment.

 

We send this information directly to the Operations team, who are in charge of the implementation and APAA wide compliance to the anti-bullying policy. The Operations team will contact the alleged bullying party, the alleged victim, teachers, assistants, and parents who may have possibly witnessed the event. Should, in addition, he/she finds evidence that corroborates the report, this will serve as the basis for scheduling a course of action meeting.

Wendy Roman will also review any report of bullying. APAA staff members including educators, associates, and administrative personnel must intervene if they are made aware of the possibility that bullying is occurring including but not limited to witnessing bullying. APAA personnel have to intervene by filing the online report directly. Parents making APAA aware of the bullying event, the parent is also required to take on the primary responsibility of filing a report.

 

APAA will not tolerate bullying in any form; physical, emotional, social or otherwise. As such, we have implemented a Zero Tolerance Bullying Policy. Since our goal is to empower people and embrace individuality, one documented bullying event will have repercussions which may include immediate termination of participation for egregious violations.

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