Studio Policies

  • Students are expected to arrive on time and ready for each class. Hair must be tied back from the face and each student must be dressed according to the dress code for each discipline.  Students who arrive unprepared for class will be asked to observe class and will not be permitted to participate.  No refunds will be issued.
  • Students are expected to act appropriately inside and outside the studio. There is to be no running around, chasing, yelling or any other inappropriate behaviour during class time or before or after class.  Students under the age of 8 are not to be left unmonitored before or after classes.
  • Defy Gravity staff reserve the right to remove a student from class if they continually act inappropriately and/or are disrupting students in their class. No refund will be given for students removed from classes.
  • Students are to be picked up within 10 minutes of the end of their class. Failing to do so will result in late pick-up fees to cover costs incurred by Defy Gravity.
  • Food & Drinks are NOT permitted in the studio. Water may be kept in the change rooms or hall cubbies.  Chewing Gum is not permitted anywhere in the facility!
  • Students enrolled in Competitive & Pre-Professional programs have additional expectations and should be available for competitions and extra rehearsals as needed. Students must arrive for class with a positive attitude and a solid work ethic. Defy Gravity staff reserve the right to remove a student from a Competitive or Pre-Professional program if he/she misses more than three classes without the instructor’s prior permission or continually arrives late and/or unprepared.  No refund will be given for students removed from Competitive or Pre-Professional programs.
  • Class time is valuable to every child – if you would like to contact an instructor to discuss your child’s progress, please leave a message with the office staff or contact the Studio Director to set up an appointment.
  • Defy Gravity reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment and/or change instructors when necessary.
  • Classes cancelled due to Snow, Power Outage or any other unforeseeable emergency will  not be rescheduled and no refunds will be issued.  Your dancer’s safety is our primary concern!