**See studio emails for changes to the policies during COVID-19**
It is our goal to create a fun atmosphere where the group builds strong friendships, camaraderie, and respect for one another. This, combined with
dedication, hard work and proper conduct by the student creates a positive and productive dancing environment.
Students are expected to be at EVERY class. Choreography is difficult to learn without full attendance. Anything less is not fair to the rest of the class. Dance Alive must take priority over school dances, birthday parties, etc. and outside dance commitments must be communicated and approved before the year begins.
Missing more than one class prior to Christmas and more than two after Christmas will result in the student being suspended from Dance Alive for
the following term. Unexcused absence from run-throughs, dress rehearsals, shows or recitals will result also result in suspension from Dance
A parent-run association called Calgary Dance Alive drives the Dance Alive performing program. Parents of Dance Alive students are automatic members and obligated to be part of the association. The purpose of Calgary Dance Alive is to further develop the student's experience and exposure to the Arts by identifying, initiating and supporting activities and projects. In the past, activities for the students have included the Triple Threat weekend workshop and viewing productions at Stagewest and the Jubilee Auditorium. The association strives to provide a variety of performance venues each year for Christmas shows and year end performances.
It is up to this parent group to build a community for our girls with a positive culture and interaction. What we build here is really important as it sets the tone for our kids and the entire dance alive team.
As members of the association, parents are required to help run the year-end recital by volunteering for various positions on the night they are not watching. These positions may include ticket taking, ticket and flower sales, costume collection etc.
The Association meets 3 times a year, from September to June, and the parent’s commitment to attend these meetings is mandatory. While these commitments are
not time consuming, they do require each member to take on volunteer duties and be willing to work together as a team to benefit the students in this performing
Please review the Dance Alive handbook with your dancer.