For Parents

Welcome to MJ Performing Arts Academy!

Important Dates:
Spring Session: August 17th – December 20th
Open House: August 15th, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Closed: September 7th(Labor Day), November 25th – 29th (Fall Break)
Recital Weekend: December 19th – 20th

You will need to login to your family Jackrabbit account to update any billing or contact information. If you registered online for this class; you have already completed the physical fitness waiver. If you enrolled via phone or in person; you will need to login and complete the updated fitness waiver ASAP. 

Jackrabbit:

A link to the Customer portal is at the bottom of this email.

**Your Login ID is your Email Address (to which we sent this email).**

You can request a new password by clicking the “I don’t know my password” link.  If you have any trouble logging in or need assistance, don’t hesitate to call the studio at (314) 968-3903 or email us at mjperformingarts@gmail.com.  We will gladly guide you through it. This online system will continue to help keep class prices low, allow for efficient hassle free billing, and save some trees in the long run. Sorry, we do not accept checks or cash.

Tuition Payments:

Tuition payments will be split into 5 automatic payments.  Transactions will be charged to the credit card we have on file: August 17th, September 14th, October 5th, and November 2nd, November 30th. Your September 14th and Nov 30th payments will be for 3 weeks of class instead of 4 weeks. Tuition will be prorated to reflect that. For current families, please make sure you have an updated card on file with us.  For new members, please register your card by August 16th. There is a one time annual registration fee of $25.00.  A $5.00 late fee will be charged to your account for declined credit cards.  Please keep your card up to date in our system. There is a 5% tuition discount for multiple family members or for multiple classes.

Sick Policy:

If your student or anyone in your family has been exposed to Covid-19 or is sick in any way please, please, please do NOT bring your student to class. We have expanded Zoom capabilities and we are happy to Zoom your student in to class until you are sure it is safe for them to come to the studio. Our communities health is reliant on us all being honest, careful, and compassionate so that we don’t spread germs unnecessarily.

Drop off/Pick up:

Our Lobby is closed to parents and anyone not participating in class for the time being, so that students can stay socially distant in the hallways. Please arrive to drop off your student at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time for your student’s class. This will allow time to change shoes, put away bags, use the restroom, etc. At drop off all students will have their temperature taken with a no-touch thermometer by a Front Desk attendant and will be offered hand sanitizer. Also, please arrive for pick-up at least 5 minutes before the scheduled end time for your student’s class. Due to the large volume of students arriving and leaving simultaneously, we cannot be responsible for individual dancers after their class is over.

Social Distancing:

There will be a maximum of 9 students in classes in Room 1 and 3, and a maximum of 8 in Room 2. We have taped boxes on all studio floors and Ballet Barre’s in order to clearly ensure social distancing. Our Lobby has been divided with tape to give every dancer a specific space to put their bags, shoes, and water bottles.

Classroom readiness:

Please have your dancers ready to go at drop off! This means they are dressed with the appropriate shoes ready in their bag, their hair is pulled back, and they have their face mask ready to go. Face masks are required for all students and staff ages 3 and up. Masks are optional but highly recommended for ages 3-5. While our lobby is closed Teachers and Front Desk Staff will assist students in putting their shoes on, using the restroom, and entering classrooms.

What to Wear to Class:

Acro – Face mask, Gymnastics leotard, gymnastics shorts optional, no tights, acro shoes. Arms and legs must be exposed for safe spotting. Hair pulled back. Black acro shoes are required and are available to purchase at the front desk.

Adult Classes – Face Mask, Any tight fitting athletic attire. Pink ballet shoes are required for specific class and are available for purchase at the front desk. Barefeet for aerial. Hair must be pulled back.

Aerial Silks Dance- Face Mask, Any tight fitting athletic attire. Tight pants or capris are recommended. Barefeet. Hair must be pulled back.

Ballet – Face Mask, Leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back in bun or ponytail. Pink ballet shoes are required and are available for purchase at the front desk.

Ballroom – Face Mask, Any tight fitting athletic attire. Tight pants or capris are recommended. Pink ballet shoes or nude jazz shoes are required and are available for purchase at the front desk. Hair must be pulled back.

Cheer – Face Mask, Any tight fitting athletic attire with white cheer sneakers. Arms and legs must be exposed for safe spotting. Hair pulled back. White cheer sneakers are required and are available for purchase at the front desk.

Contemporary/Modern – Face Mask, Leotard, shorts/capris, convertible tights optional. Hair pulled back. Barefeet.

Dance Team Prep – Face Mask, Leotard, tights, dance shorts, nude jazz shoes. Hair pulled back. Nude jazz shoes are required and are available for purchase at the front desk.

Hip Hop – Face Mask, Shorts/capris, tank tops/t shirts, barefeet. Please no jeans or hats. Hair pulled back tight.

Jazz –  Face Mask, Leotard, tights, dance shorts, nude jazz shoes. Hair pulled back. Nude jazz shoes are required and are available for purchase at the front desk.

Ninja – Face Mask, Shorts, tank/t-shirt. Arms and ankles must be exposed for safe spotting. No jeans. Barefeet.

Preschool Creative –Leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair must be pulled back in bun or ponytail. Pink ballet shoes are required and are available for purchase at the front desk.

Preschool Gymnastics –Gymnastics leotard, gymnastics shorts optional, barefeet. Hair pulled back tight.

Preschool Hip Hop –Shorts/capris, tank tops/t shirts, barefeet. Please no jeans or hats. Hair pulled back tight.

Special Needs Music & Movement – Face Mask, Non-restrictive comfortable clothing. No jeans. Hair pulled back. Barefeet.

Tap –Face Mask, Leotard, dance shorts, tights, black tap shoes. Hair pulled back. Black tap shoes are required and are available for purchase at the front desk.

Tap/Ballet –Face Mask, Leotard, dance shorts, tights, pink ballet shoes, and black tap shoes. Hair pulled back. Pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes are required and are available to purchase at the front desk.

Technique/Tech –Face Mask, Leotard, dance shorts optional. Black acro, pink ballet or nude jazz shoes. Hair pulled back.

Tots on the Move -Leotard with shorts/leggings, or tank/t-shirt with shorts/leggings. Barefeet.

Tumbling –Face Mask, Gymnastics leotard, gymnastics shorts, barefeet. Hair pulled back tight.

Yoga – Face Mask, Any tight fitting athletic attire. Tight pants or capris are recommended. Barefeet. Hair must be pulled back. Personal yoga mat is optional.

Shoes:

No outside shoes will be allowed in the classrooms.  Please bring your shoes for class with you and wait to put them on until you are inside the studio. Please do not walk across the parking lot in your dance shoes.  We’ve installed professional quality dance floors in all the classrooms.  The dirt and debris brought in from outside shoes will damage the integrity of the floors which could lead to safety issues for our dancers.

Acro, Ballet, Cheer, Jazz and Tap shoes (which are required for specific class) are available for purchase at the front desk.  We will be sizing shoes for those that do not yet have them the first two weeks of class. Please come early to your first class so we can size your student without disrupting their class time.

Water Fountain Closed:

Our water fountain will be closed for the time being. Please send your dancer with a water bottle for class!

Weather Cancellations:

You will be notified via text and/or email if classes are cancelled.

Make-up Policy:

If classes are cancelled by MJPAA, a make-up date will be scheduled for the class. As a rule, we cannot refund or prorate classes due to an individual dancer’s absences.

Cancellation Policy:

To drop out of a class and avoid future tuition payments, we must have a written request to drop from a class via email prior to tuition dates. We cannot refund tuition.

2020 Recital: 

Our recital will be held the weekend of December 19-20 at the Thomas N. Keating Center Theatre at Kirkwood High School. Dress rehearsal will be held on Saturday, December 19th with Recital on Sunday the 20th. Each participating class will perform in only one Recital show. Participation in the Recital is optional but highly recommended. Students performing in the Recital will need to be enrolled in the same class through the Fall session, in order to learn the dance they will perform. Please make sure that you register early to guarantee your student’s spot in the class. If for some reason you are unable to participate in the Recital, please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan ahead. Additional Recital details will be available in the beginning of the Fall session.

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