To ensure a positive experience with our studio, please review these VERY IMPORTANT policies and procedures. 

Student Placement

At registration, we will do our best to place students into the classes that suit them the best.  The appropriate class level will be determined with the student’s best interest in mind.  Placement will depend on age, ability and experience.  All placements will be reviewed for appropriateness once classes have started, as it may be necessary to move students, even after the term has begun.


Communication between the studio and parents is just as important as communication between student and teacher.  Throughout the year, students will receive notices to keep studio families up to date with competitions, special events, shows and general studio details.  In addition, notices will be sent directly to parents via email. Please make it your responsibility to stay up to date on what’s going on; read your notices and newsletters carefully and thoroughly, and save them for future reference.
If you have any questions at any time during the year, we request that you do not contact the instructors directly, but rather contact our office 604-533-2787 or email.
The Young At Arts is a “Gossip-Free” zone.  Any parents found participating in “Colourful” conversation while at the studio or a studio event, will be asked to leave and their child may be removed from our program without notice.

Attendance, Absenteeism and Punctuality

Regular attendance is extremely important.  Being part of a group means we have to work together and help each other; we are only as strong as our weakest dancer.  When one dancer is missing from a routine, the entire class is unable to rehearse effectively.  You may think it is acceptable to miss a class because you know the dance; however, by doing so, you are stalling the entire class’ progress.  If a student must miss a class, please notify the office as soon as possible.  Dancers who miss a competitive class for ANY reason will be expected to book a private “makeup” lesson at their parent’s expense.  Dancers who miss a technique class are expected to attend an alternate class to make it up. If 3 classes are missed, a dancer may be asked to step down from competition.
Make up classes for missed private and semi-private lessons will not be made up regardless of circumstance.  If you know you will be missing a private class please try to switch class times with another student for that week.
Students need to arrive on time for their classes, dressed ready to dance, as warm up is an integral part of class.


All prices are indicative of yearly tuition based on a minimum of 30 classes. Holiday time, including Christmas and Spring Break, is factored into tuition. Payments financed over 10 months are not necessarily reflective of one month or four weeks of classes. Payment is due regardless of classes missed due to statutory holidays, competitions, recitals, etc.


It is understood that registration is for the full year (September 2019 – June 2020) of lessons and that the student has an agreement with the studio to complete the year.  Cancellation of class is only permitted for prolonged illness or injury (doctor’s note required.  Non-attendance is not considered a withdrawal and fees will continue to be charged.  Administration, photo/DVD, costume and competition fees are non-refundable, regardless of circumstances.  A buyout fee will apply to all packaged fees.  All withdrawal notices must be in letter format and submitted in person to the office during the school year (excluding Christmas and Spring Break).  After December 8, 2019, cancellation of a class will not be accepted regardless of circumstances, and therefore all remaining fees will still be charged.