Guelph Youth Dance is excited to re-open our studio doors! The last few months have been a whirlwind, trying to plan for the future while working with so many unknowns.
We do know that the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing that dance brings into our lives has been greatly missed by all of you. Having the joyful, creative and community feeling in our studios has been greatly missed by us too.
We are therefore very excited to announce that we are opening registration for the 2020-2021 season. As we do this, we are keenly aware that this season might look very different from what we are used to and we will need everyone to be open and flexible as we adapt to changing situations. Luckily as dancers we are trained for this ☺.
To offer the most flexibility- we are offering:
- Full Year 2020-2021 Registration: for classes that run from September 14 2020-May 14th, 2021. Classes from September 14-October 10th will be offered outdoors. Thank you to our backyard hosts! We will then move indoors to our studios for the remainder of the year (we hope!). If inclement weather we will offer the classes in the studio.
- Fall 2020 classes: where space is available we have opened up classes for the 13 week fall session- a great way to try a class! Please note that due to restrictions on class sizes we only have a limited amount of per session classes. Please put your name on a waiting list if a class is full and we will try to see if we can add another class.
- Online Classes: For those who cannot join us in the studio we are offering Online class options! We have some live-streaming options where you can join the students in the In Studio class from the comfort of your home and some online only class options! Class options are available for dancers ages 4 to adult and a variety of styles are available including creative dance, improvisation and composition, contemporary technique, jazz, contemporary barre and conditioning. Continue to work on your skills at home so you will be up to speed when you are ready to come back into the studio!
We have a NEW REGISTRATION SYSTEM! We are very excited to announce that we have used these past few months to move over to a new registration system that we hope will make the registration process easier for you. You have let us know in past parent surveys that you would like to have one place to see your dancers’ schedules, account balances, music files, etc.; This system has it all!
All families with credits have been emailed a Parent Login and Password on July 3rd. Your child’s information is already in our system and your credits are already on your accounts. Please feel free to update any contact information, update your child’s photo, etc. If you think you should have a credit and was not emailed a Login and Password, please contact us ASAP.
Here is a video tutorial of how to use our New Online Registration system.
Here is quick access to our Parent Portal so you can see all the classes we offer, fees, and schedules in one place.
When registering you will be asked to pay a non-refundable registration fee of $25 plus HST (maximum of 2 registration fees per family). Company non-refundable deposits are $100-$150 plus HST. These fees will reserve your spot in the classes you choose. Credits can be used to pay this fee.
Tuition will be due on September 14th. Please note that we are happy to make payment plans (monthly or quarterly) if need be.
If we move back to stage 2 and are unable to have in studio classes we will offer classes outdoors as well as online.
If classes will only be taking place online- we will reduce Tuition owing to reflect a reduced online class fee ($10 per class for 45-minute classes and $12 for one-hour classes).
At this time families can decide if they wish to stay registered in their classes or opt out. We will then go to our waiting list first to fill any spots that may open up. Only the $25 registration fee and company deposits will be non-refundable. We hope this will provide families with the flexibility to move forward with what they are most comfortable with. Please be sure to put your child on a waiting list if a class is full as we can also add more classes to the schedule if necessary.
Thank you so much to all our families for your patience and adaptability during these uncertain times.
To ensure everyone’s safety and to follow all government regulations- we have put the new system’s in place. Please read these Protocols carefully as all families will be required to follow the protocols in order to dance at the studio. Please note that these will be updated regularly.