Parent & Dancer
Planet Dance Policies and Procedures
Our mission at Planet Dance is to provide students an avenue for
learning discipline, respect, and maturity through structured
instruction in a competitive environment while encouraging
teamwork and fun beyond State supported athletic endeavors.
For the past fourteen
Planet Dance is “A dynamic organization where talented years, Planet’s success
and creative people pass their knowledge, skill, passion,
and love of dance, to students in pursuit of competitive is unmatched. Under
excellence.” the direction of Coach
Todd Sharp, Planet
Dance All Stars have national recognition for being a “top-notch”
program. Our dancers build self-esteem through competitions and
recognize that hard work really pays off.
Success comes in many forms, and at Planet we recognize and stress
the importance of teamwork, safety, and personal development. We
entrust each of our staff members with your daughter or sons well
being, whether in our facility or attending Competitive events.
To maintain that level of professionalism, we require a code of
conduct for each of our students that includes respect and courtesy of
Policies for the 2012-2013 Season:
1. Confrontational or combative behavior will not be tolerated at
Planet Dance or Competitive events. Actions taken by the
Dancing Student or Dancer’s family members that can be
construed as such, will be grounds for immediate dismissal
from all Planet programs. If dismissed, any and all Team or
Competition fees previously paid will be forfeited.
2. Planet Dance Management and Coaches have full and final
determination of Team choreography, apparel, and
Competitive activities. Each Team will have a Captain(s) as
determined at the Team’s Coach, based on the criteria
established by the Head Coach, Todd Sharp, reflecting talent,
effort, and level of responsible leadership.
3. Planet Dance Logos are the sole property of Sports Fanattic,
d.b.a Planet Dance. Planet Dance, Planet, PD, or the Planet
sphere logo cannot be replicated in any form or medium
without the expressed written consent of Planet Dance
4. Planet is a competitive Dance studio. There are many different
types of fees associated with Planet’s competitive activities;
from the monthly Team fees, Choreography Fees, Competition
Fees, and sponsored Camps, to specialized costumes and
accessories. Account Statements will be maintained for each
student. Statements are available upon request. Please contact
business manager Robin Ipsan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Monthly competitive Team Fees are $155.00 (Mini $75.00) or
discounted to $130.00 each for multiple siblings. If ACH payments
are arranged, the fee is $150-Monthly Technique Fees are $80 – All
Monthly Team Fees are due the first day of each Calendar
month. Payment not made by the fifth day of each month, will
be subject to a 10% late fee, compounded monthly until paid.
Unless payment arrangements are made with the management
of Planet Dance, payment not made by the tenth day of the
month will result in the students’ removal from Team activities
until such time that the students account is brought current and
paid in full. Payments may be made in cash, check, money
order, or credit card. You may also pre pay the entire years
Team Fees at a discounted rate of 10% (1,705). Monthly Team
& Competition fee payments are to be placed in the black
metal Payment box located on the wall opposite of the
entrance. Planet Management is not responsible for payments
left on the desk in the lobby area.
6. Competitions: The planning and scheduling of Competition
events is the sole responsibility of Planet Dance Management.
Determination of Planet Dance Competition costume(s) will be
the sole responsibility of Planet Dance Staff. Planet reserves the
right to assign a volunteer the responsibility of procuring all or
part of costume apparel.
7. Competition Fees: There are Competition Fees associated with
almost all competitive events Planet Dancers participate in. In
all circumstances, Planet Dance assesses Competition Fees,
either solely or in addition to; the venue’s fee. These additional
fees go towards underwriting the additional Coaching hours
required to compete at the highest level; and Coaching hours
which are not covered by Monthly Team fees. Competition Fees
are to be pre-paid by deadlines established by Planet Dance. A
schedule of Competition dates will be published for the 2012-13
Season no later than July 30, 2012. On each statement, deadlines
for competition fee payment will be clearly marked. Any
student, whose competitive fees are not paid in full by the
deadline, will be pulled for that competition.
8. Competition Fee Timing: Fees are to be paid in advance of
scheduled competitions. The timing of fee payment is at a
minimum, one month prior to scheduled competition.
Competition payment dates will be posted in the Lobby of
Planet Dance Studios. Payments made after specified date are
subject to, and will follow the monthly Team Fee late payment
9. Uniforms, costumes, and accessories: Uniforms or costumes
required for competitions will be determined by the Coaches
and Management of Planet Dance. Fees associated with apparel
requirements will be posted in advance of ordering. Payment
must be made prior to the order being made. Attachments
10.Competition Travel: will be arranged by Planet for all
competitions outside of the local region unless otherwise stated.
Those competitions requiring Team travel by air or bus will
determined by Planet. Independent travel by students is
allowed only under special circumstances and must be pre-
approved by the Student’s Coach, and or Planet Management.
Dancer preparation requirements and arrival time for those
Competitions within the region will be communicated to each
Dancer prior to scheduled event and are the responsibility of
11.Planet Dance Classes: All competitive team members are
entitled to unlimited technique class participation at Planet
12.Refunds: In order to operate at the lowest cost per student,
Planet Dance fees are structured in a manner that is time
sensitive. It is for this reason that if a student opts out
voluntarily or dismissed by the Studio based on the Code of
Conduct; all competition, Uniform, Deposit, Technique and
Team Fees previously paid are non-refundable.
Calendar of Events
Dates and events subject to change:
2012-13 Competition Options
Smoky Mountain Spring Championship Sevierville, TN
Floyd Central UDA event TBA Floyds Knobs, IN
Male HS Dance TBA Louisville, KY
Jamfest Slugger Field TBA Louisville, KY
Floyd Central Nationals Preview TBA Floyds Knobs, IN
Ladybird Challenge Louisville, KY
Eastern Dance Expo TBA Louisville, KY
Nationals: Orlando, FL
We are excited about the year ahead and depend upon both Parent
and Dancer to follow these polices for the continued success of
Planet Dance and it’s programs. Go Planet!
Planet Dance Parent and Dancer Handbook Signature Page
I ________________(student) along with ______________(parent or
guardian) do hereby agree to comply with the above policies. I
understand that actions that would breech the above policies will
result in immediate dismissal from Planet Dance and forfeiture of
all fees paid.
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Student’s signature Date Parent or Guardian signature Date
Management/Coach signature Date