STUDIO NOTES

We follow the public school closures.  WE DO HAVE CLASSES ON TEACHER INSERVICE DAYS and on Veteran and Election days.
  • Halloween – Thurs. Oct. 31
  • Thanksgiving – Mon. Nov. 25 – Fri. Nov. 29
  • Christmas – Mon. Dec. 23 – Fri. Jan. 3
  • MLK Day – Mon. Jan. 20
  • Mardi Gras – Mon. Feb. 24 – Wed. Feb. 26
  • Easter – Fri. Apr. 10 – Fri. Apr. 17

RECITAL 2020 is scheduled for Sunday, May 24th at the Lake Charles Civic Center. Mark your calendars! Dress rehearsals will be held May 21, 22 and 23.

Missed classes cannot be used as credit for tuition payments. Absences are to be made up within 30 days. Make ups can only be taken in the same or a lower class level and can only be made up through February 1st.  Please note – some classes cannot be made up as many of our classes are at capacity.

  • WE NOW HAVE CAMERAS FOR THE ENTIRE PARKING AREA to help us monitor motorists for the safety of our students.  Please be cautious as you drive in and out of the lot.
  • No parents are allowed past the waiting room – other than to use the restroom or to get water.
  •  NO FOOD in dressing rooms!  Food only allowed in waiting area.
  •  No smoking is allowed on the premises.
  • Parents are responsible for walking to studio entrance door to get younger dancers.
  • YOUNGER DANCERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE STUDIO UNESCORTED INTO THE PARKING AREA!
  • Dance shoes are NOT to be worn outside.  Level I ballet/tap students – please change into ballet shoes and have tap shoes in hand BEFORE you go into class.
  • ALL students must also have a “cover up” (tshirts/shorts) of some kind to enter and exit the building.
  • PLEASE WRITE YOU DANCER’S NAME IN EVERYTHING!

LCDA Merchandise – T-shirts, car decals, tights, leotards, drawstring dance bags, and soffee shorts available at the front desk!  (LCDA soffee shorts may be worn for jazz, hip hop, contemporary, tap II, III and IV, and acro.)

PLEASE NO PARKING ON THE ROAD OR STOPPING IN THE DRIVE THROUGH AREA IN PARKING LOT  TO WAIT FOR DANCER!    This means that if you temporarily need to “double park” – please do!   This is why we are requesting all students – other than the PreKinderdance and Kinderdance students –  to simply be dropped off so that the parking lot can empty for other cars to enter and exit.       (National Networks has given us permission to park in their lot AFTER 5:30 pm.)        

 Please be prompt in picking your student up after classes.  DO NOT STOP AND WAIT FOR STUDENTS IN THE DRIVE THROUGH AREA” IN PARKING LOT.  This holds up traffic on Taimer Lane and on Country Club Road.  PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN DRIVING IN THE PARKING LOT! 

  • ALL Level 1A and above students –  simply be dropped off so that the parking lot can empty for other cars to enter and exit.
  • No parents are allowed past the waiting room – other than to use the restroom or  to  get water.
  • All dancers will wait in the waiting area until their teacher comes to get them for class.  Teachers  will escort classes back to the waiting area after their class is finished.  Parents are responsible for walking to studio entrance door to get younger dancers.  YOUNGER DANCERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE  STUDIO UNESCORTED INTO THE PARKING AREA!
  • Please help us keep the NOISE LEVEL DOWN in the waiting area.  Our waiting area will be full of excitement the first few weeks – but, it makes our little ones anxious, and makes it hard for our  dancers  to hear when their teacher is calling them.
  • All dancers will wait in the waiting area until their teacher comes to get them for class.  Teachers will escort classes back to the waiting area after their class is finished.

FRONT DESK HOURS: 4:00 – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday.  Studio doors will open at 3:45 daily.

  • Students should be properly dressed at least 5 minutes before their class begins.  The academy reserves the right to have students who come late to class, wait until the ongoing exercise has finished.  If a student arrives halfway through a class, they will only be able to observe the class to prevent injury from not being able to fully warm up properly.  The academy also reserves the right to move a student to a lower level class, in any class, if attendance is causing him/her to fall behind.  Students should avoid missing classes once we begin to work on the year-end dance recital. NO MORE THAN 12 TOTAL ABSENCES FOR THE YEAR ARE ALLOWED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN RECITAL.  NO   ABCENSES from March 1st – Recital.
  • Please notify the studio by email or by leaving a message on the answering machine if you student will be absent from class. Classes should be made up.  Please review the following LCDA policies.

DRESS CODE FOR ALL DANCE STUDENTS

All Level I, II, III and IV students MUST have their hair secured in a bun with hairpins and/or bobby pins for ALL classes.  Hairnets are extremely helpful.   Buns secured only by a pony tail holder are not acceptable.  Students may be asked to leave class to fix hair properly if hair is not acceptable.    

  • Only matching color skirts with uniform leotards.
  • Only BLACK jazz shorts or LCDA soffee shorts allowed in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, tap II, III and IV, and acro
  • PINK TIGHTS for all classes.
  • No jewelry of any kind (only small earrings)
  • HAIR MUST BE IN A BUN WITH HAIRPINS, BOBBY PINS, HAIRNET AND HAIRSPRAY FOR ALL CLASSES. If your child’s hair falls, they will be sent out to have hair fixed or to fix their hair themselves.  Dancers in Level II and up are expected to know how to fix their hair if it falls.  We have $1 bun making bags at front desk.  Please make sure your dancer has what they need to avoid missing class time.

 These uniform policies will be strictly enforced.   The academy will contact parents if uniform policy becomes a problem. 

*HELP!  Our “Lost and Found” box is already overflowing with items!  Please check to see if you are missing anything.  All items will be donated or reused if they are not retrieved by Fri., Dec. 7TH

DIRECT PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION: If you are new to the studio, changing or updating bank information please download the attached form, with a voided check.