idea factory, inc. dance studio

Putting Your Dance Questions To Rest

If you have any questions regarding the classes held at our studio at idea factory, inc., then we are more than willing to answer it for you. Below is a list of common questions we have received in the past that we have answered for your convenience as a dancer or parent of a dancer. If your question wasn't answered below, feel free to contact us for further information.

Ballet Dancewear

Q: What Are the Dress Requirements for Class?

A: Appropriate dancewear and shoes are required for all classes. For your convenience, dancewear may be bought through us at idea factory, inc. Visit our new online Studio Store to purchase all of your dancer's gear.

If preschool dancers wish to wear skirts, you will note that styles with attached skirts are required rather than those with separate skirts. Full-length jazz pants may not be worn for classes other than Jazz and Hip Hop/Funk.

Tights are encouraged, but if they are bothersome to your child, please provide thin socks for both their comfort and the durability of the dance shoe. No bare feet are allowed inside dance shoes other than contemporary.

Dancer's hair should be up, secured off of the neck and away from the face. In the event of a short hairstyle that cannot be placed in a bun, braid or ponytail, hair should be secured away from the face with a headband. Jewelry should not be worn, except small button style earrings.

All male students for all dance disciplines should wear bike shorts, tank or short sleeve tees shirts, and white socks. See the individual shoe requirements for each class at our online store.

All adult students should wear comfortable attire suitable for the dance discipline of which you are enrolled in. Appropriate footwear is required, but the style is at your discretion. Various styles for each class are available in our studio store.

Q: Do I Stay With My Child?

A: We are firmly requesting that parents and guardians do not remain in the class with their child. Your absence allows the students the freedom to explore dance without needing to feel pressured by weekly performances.

Parents of students new to our programs are permitted to wait in our lobby waiting area if needed. Please remain in the assigned waiting area until the instructor has dismissed the children from class. Any special requests for visiting class will be given due consideration. We thank you in advance for understanding this policy.

Children In Dance Class

Q: How Is Tuition Billed?

A: For your convenience, a statement of tuition due is e-mailed during the last week of each month before it is due. Failure to receive a statement does not excuse late payments. Payments received after the close of business on the tenth of the month are considered late, and a $15 late payment fee will be added to your account. No exceptions will be made for late payment fees.

There are no deductions for absence from class. Idea factory, inc. will reschedule any classes canceled due to inclement weather, teacher illness, or holidays. Tuition is based on an average of four classes per month.

Q: Is There an End Of Year Recital?

A: Yes! Performances are held in mid-June, with the exact date dependent on school schedules. Costumes are ordered with full payment due in January. Costume fees are non-refundable.

Q: What If My Student Needs To Miss a Class?

A: Idea Factory, Inc. does not encourage children that are ill to attend class. However, each class builds upon a curriculum of dance skills, and missed classes may hinder a student's progress in our programs. We strongly advise your child to attend both regular and makeup sessions.

If a dancer does need to miss a class, please notify us so that we can plan accordingly. Occasionally a missed class may be made up by attending another class held for your dancer's level. Contact us for additional information regarding this policy.

Ballet Dance Class

Q: Are There Private Lessons Available?

A: Private lessons are available to interested students who may have missed class due to chronic illness or are requesting extra help with a skill they find difficult to master. Cost is $25.00 per half-hour session or $40.00 per hour session.

Q: Are Classes Held If There Is a School Teacher Work Day?

A: Idea Factory does not follow Teacher Workday closure for our studio classes. We serve students from the Asheville City, Buncombe County, and Henderson County School districts, as well as numerous private and charter school students. Therefore following any particular school's calendar would not be feasible.

Q: Are Studio Classes Held If Schools Are Closed for Inclement Weather?

A: Idea Factory does not follow Buncombe County School closure for studio classes. If roads in the Roberson District are clear and passable, classes will continue. Classes will occasionally occur on an adjusted schedule.