Registration & Policies

COVID-19 SAFETY RULES & REQUIREMENTS


We are excited to be back dancing with each other in-person, and want it to stay that way! Ballroom dance is a high-contact sport and therefore a high risk activity. Please help us keep you, your fellow dancers, and our teachers safe by carefully reviewing and adhering to our rules–thank you!!

In addition to the following, we also support and follow recommendations for Washington State provided by the Washington State Department of Health, which you can review here.

Masks are no longer Required

Masks are now optional for dancers and visitors. However, masks are still required for those who are within 10 days of a positive COVID test or symptom onset, or those with a household member who is ill.

 

Stay Home if Sick!

DO NOT attend if you have any symptoms of illness, have been exposed to COVID within the last 5 days, or you are within 5 days of a positive COVID test or symptom onset (longer if symptoms have not been improving for 72 hours).

If you have tested positive for COVID, we highly suggest taking an antigen test and ensuring a negative result before returning to classes & rehearsals.

 

GOOD HYGieNE!

Please use sanitizer or wash your hands before and after dancing with a partner. We will always have sanitizer available.

Remember that we are dancing in close proximity with each other, so good personal hygiene is appreciated (a recent shower, deodorant, brushed teeth, etc. are all good ideas for a happy partner!).

 

Vaccinate or Test before performances!

Some of our performance venues may require dancers to be either fully vaccinated (and boosted, if/when applicable) OR provide a negative COVID test in order to be backstage or perform. Masks may also be required.

 

Water Only!

Bring your own water bottle, as you will not have access to drinking water at the Grange. Food is not allowed in the dance hall and must be eaten OUTSIDE.

 

LIMITED Observers!

We request that visitors be limited to parents only at this time. Siblings, friends, etc. may not stay and observe classes unless specifically invited.

Please be prompt with pickup of your students after rehearsal, and take care in the dark parking lot!

 


Registration

Registration for 2022 – 2023 season programs will open soon.

Discounts offered:

  • 5% discount for season tuition payment in full.
  • Sibling discount offered for families with more than one student enrolled in any program: 10% off tuition (of equal or lesser value) for the 2nd and subsequent siblings. Not applicable to costume fees.
  • Discounts cannot be combined.

Click the button below to visit the Parent Portal: register for classes, edit enrollment, and pay tuition.

Note: This link will NOT work until registration is open.

PARENT PORTAL


Policies

TUITION:

Tuition will be posted on the 1st of each month, and due on the 10th.

Payments are ONLINE ONLY this year. No cash or checks will be accepted in person. Auto-pay option is available!

Tuition may be paid in full (for a 5% discount) or in equal monthly payments, due each month on the 10th. Monthly payments have been calculated based on the full cost of the entire season being divided into equal installments (so although some months may have more or less classes/rehearsals, tuition amount has been averaged to remain the same).

Tuition & fees are non-refundable and no credits or refunds will be given for missed classes/rehearsals. A 5-day grace period will apply to all due dates, after which any payment not made will be considered late and a $10 late fee will apply, and will be re-applied every 30 days that the balance remains unpaid. Written notice of withdrawal from classes/teams must be given one month in advance, and tuition costs will apply for that month (regardless of what date actual attendance stopped).

You can make payments online using your bank account or credit card. Auto-pay option is available and highly suggested!

 

GENERAL POLICIES:

No food or drink (except water in a closable container) is allowed in the dance room. Food items may be kept and eaten outside. There is no water fountain at the grange, so bring a water bottle!

The dining hall and kitchen at the grange are not part of our rental; no entrance into these areas is allowed.

Please remember to stay home if you are sick or have symptoms that could be contagious. We are in close contact with each other in ballroom dance and illnesses can spread very easily. Thank you!!

Outside of class times, no supervision will be provided for minors. Especially for our pre-teen classes, please be prompt in picking up your students.

Olympic Ballroom Dance LLC has ZERO tolerance for bullying or harassment of ANY kind. This includes any behavior that demeans or puts down our fellow class or team members, such as gossiping, intimidating, excluding, or patronizing other team members. This also includes the use of phone apps that promote this behavior. Corrective action may include dismissal or expulsion from classes or teams.


Dress Code

Performance and Beginning teams have specific dress codes; please reference your team contract for details.

Class specific dress codes will be included in your welcome email after registering. Our general dress code is as follows:

  • Wear comfortable clothing that will allow for movement. Ladies can wear leggings, dance/exercise pants, or dance skirts (with shorts or leggings worn underneath), and please choose tops with a higher neckline that will not shift down or open with movement. Gentlemen can wear dance/exercise pants or other pants made with material that has some stretch.
  • FOR MALES & FEMALES: PLEASE NO JEANS, SHORTS, OR TANK TOPS. Avoid baggy clothing.
  • Long hair should be securely pulled back.

Shoes:

Appropriate ballroom shoes are required for all programs except the Intro to Ballroom classes and Beginning Team, although still highly suggested for proper movement and learning.

For these beginning levels, if you don’t wish to invest in ballroom shoes yet, jazz shoes will be allowed (tan for females, black for males). Until you have dance shoes, you may bring a pair of lightweight regular shoes as long as you can easily move in them and they will stay well attached to your feet, and keep the following in mind:

  • Shoes MUST have a non-marking sole. Many sneakers and tennis shoes leave big streaks on our floor, so please check that they are non-marking before wearing!
  • Please keep wet and/or dirty shoes off the dance floor. If you do not yet own a pair of dance shoes, we ask that you bring a pair of clean, studio-only shoes that you can change into inside.
  • Do NOT wear heels that are not specifically designed for ballroom and/or Latin dancing.
  • Dancing in socks or bare feet will not be allowed (other than warm-up).

NO SANDALS OR STILETTO HEELS.