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General Info, Terms & Conditions


GOALS:
To foster positive group interaction, build self-esteem and confidence in the youth through assisting them with developing a meaningful way of expressing themselves through cheering, dance, and tumbling.

To assist youth in developing dancing and performing skills.

To provide opportunities for youth to perform and showcase the talents they are developing.

CLASS STRUCTURE:
A typical class, which runs for 1 hour, will be as follows:

  • 2 minutes: Attendance and check-in
  • 10 minutes: Warm Up and Stretch
  • 45 minutes: Cheers, Jumps, Dance Routines and Stunting

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT:
Attendance and punctuality are essential to your growth in Stafford Performing Stars. Please be on time! Prior notice should be given if ever you must miss a class, rehearsals or performances. We depend on the participation of everyone, you are all extremely important to Stafford Performing Stars so please commit to coming to class every week. If you cannot be here, please call or e-mail me to let me know. The success of our group depends on your attendance and your commitment.

A professional attitude is necessary. Only courteous behavior, comments, etc, will be accepted toward your classmates and the teachers. Excessive talking, interrupting, discipline problems, or lack of interest can be grounds for dismissal from class. There will be no name-calling, gossiping, bad attitudes, and general meanness permitted. If there is anyone doing this, you will have one warning, and then you will be dismissed. Remember the old saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all?" Well, that's one of our themes. Also "Treat others as you would have others treat you" is another motto for our group. This not only goes for students, but parents as well.

Proper attire for class is T-shirts, comfortable pants or sweat pants, and comfortable shoes such as light tennis shoes or dance shoes. No excessive jewelry or hair ornaments are to be worn to class or performances since they can affect the concentration of yourself and your classmates.

No eating in class, this includes gum and candy.

PARENT INFORMATION:
Parents may not attend class; neither should siblings or friends. This is very distracting to the students.

All important information such as dates, time, and places of performances will be sent via email. Please be responsible for all of the messages as these are the lifelines of our group. If for some reason you are not receiving regular emails, please let us know.

Transportation to and from class and performances is the responsibility of the parent.

Uniforms are required for Stafford Performing Stars. They are used over again for each term. Students will need to purchase from Stafford Performing Stars, a Cheerleading Uniform which includes a skirt and a shell top, as well as a long sleeved crop top or body suit and briefs. These will cost about $78 and will be used every term except summer term. In addition to the uniform they will also need to wear white athletic shoes, any brand is fine.

Tuition is figured on a term basis and is not refundable after the first two weeks of class. You may pay month to month or the entire term up front. Tuition is $220, or $60 per month for the 4-month term , plus a $20 registration fee Tuition is due the first class of each month. Make your check payable to “Stafford Performing Stars” and drop it in the tuition box located by the front door. There is a $10 late fee if payment is not made by the tenth of the month and a $50 fee for returned checks. After the first two weeks of class, you are responsible for paying for the entire term even if you drop out before the performances.

Performance or class cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on our website.

Please feel free to call during the week or send me an e-mail if any questions or problems arise. I usually check my e-mail every day. I am usually very busy with students before and after class, so pull me aside if you need to talk. Stafford Performing Stars is designed not only for performance, but also to help each student with confidence and self-esteem. I welcome phone calls or visits where we can discuss your child's individual growth and needs in the program.

Summer Sessions

Our summer term is a camp-like session. It runs for 6 weeks and we will have our performance at the last class in the Gymnasium of the Courthouse Community Center.

The fees for the summer term are $20 registration fee and $120 tuition for the 6 week term. There will be a summer uniform which consists of shorts and a tee shirt and hair bow for approximately $25.00. The registration fee is due when you register. The tuition is due the first class and the uniform is due by the 3rd class.