The Policies and Procedures of The School for Alamo City Arts are designed to maintain the decorum required to excel in the art of dance while observing maximum safety for students and their peers.
Attendance and Tardiness Good attendance is imperative to the growth and success of your student. If more than 20% of classes are missed, your student may not be eligible to be promoted into a new level for the next year. Please make every effort to attend every class. Missed classes may not be deducted from tuition payments. Tardiness to class is disruptive to the learning processes. It inhibits the dancers ability to focus and they often miss critical instruction. Repeated tardiness is disrespectful to fellow students and the instructor. If you will be tardy please text 210.369.8311 so we can inform the instructor. Once you arrive please wait at the door until the instructor gives you permission to enter. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late you will not get credit for attendance and will have to schedule a make-up class.
Make-Up Classes If a student misses a class, they are encouraged to attend a make-up class within the month. For make-up classes, students may attend class with the level immediately below their own. For example, if your student in Elementary Ballet has missed a class, they may take class with Dance Foundations. Alternatively, students may take class in the same level in another discipline. For example, if your student in Elementary Jazz misses a class, they may take a Elementary Ballet class. Make-Up classes should be attended, but Alamo City Arts Academy reserves the right to refuse make-up classes after 3 absences have been accrued. When an absence occurs, you will receive an email indicating the student’s eligibility to take a make-up class. When making up a class, please fill out a make-up slip at the front desk.
Inclement Weather Procedures The School at Alamo City Arts will post updates on our website, www.alamocityarts.org, regarding closings for inclement weather. Alamo City Arts reserves the right to close classes at our discretion. We will not put any student or family in danger due to weather. Any classes cancelled or missed may be made up according to our Make-Up Class Procedures listed above.
Parent Observation All classes, with the exception of "Mommy and Me" are independent level classes, meaning parents are not allowed in the classroom. For the safety and security of all students, we kindly ask that parents remain in the lobby or their vehicles and do not enter the classroom without permission. This is to ensure that our students can focus and concentrate on their dance practice without distractions. If a child struggles with separation, Alamo City Arts Academy will work with the parent and student to ensure the child is comfortable with out disrupting the class. Parent observation weeks are scheduled for the first full weeks in November and April of each year so parents, families and friends may observe their child's progress in class.
Lobby Area The Lobby Area is shared by all families and patrons of Alamo City Arts. Please be courteous and mindful of conversation topics in the lobby area. All dance bags and personal items are to be left in the lobby area when a student goes in to take class.Water bottles and dance shoes are the only personal items allowed in the classroom.
What Parents are SaYING
"My daughter's confidence has grown so much this year! She really enjoys the different classes and I appreciate all the affordable performance opportunities. This really is a home for her!" -Nancy T., mom of Lela age 8
"Alamo City Arts Academy is a positive learning environment for anyone that wants to dance. They truly care about each dancer and they feel like they are part of a family"-Mary K., mom of Andrew (6)