Developing Artists As Individuals Since 2000

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

The Edge Performing Arts Inc.

School Policies 

Registration and Parent/Guardian Policy

1. Registration must be submitted online. You can not register in person / text / email / messenger / social media.

2. Administration fee of $15 for dancer or $25 per family is due each Term Payment.  Administration Fee covers the expense of record keeping, accounting, insurance, legal, office supplies and other administrative costs. 

3. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Spots are not held Term to Term or Year to Year.

4. Request/Inquiry to Register Submission does not secure your spot. 

5. Registration is accepted when Registration Form has been received and invoice has been paid.

6. Payment is made by Term Only. There is no option of monthly payment or pay in full for the year.

7. The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) Reserves the right to refuse and or cancel a students registration and enrolment at any time.

8. If registration is split between two parties, complete payment and agreement submission from both parties is required for student to be permitted in class.

9. A dancer will not be permitted to take the class if a payment is not received.

10. If you register late in the season there are no pro-rated fees. You have to pay the full term amount or wait until the next Term Registration opens. 

11. Students will not participate in the recital until all fees, late charges, damage charges and costume balances are received.

12. The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.), assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods.

13. A minimum of 5 students need to be enrolled in order for a class to run. If classes are unable to run due to insufficient numbers; then you will receive a full refund for lessons minus the Administration Fee that is non refundable.

14.  If a dancer drops a class/classes or changes a class/classes but is not withdrawing from the studio a $40 adjustment fee is charged. 

15. There are no full refunds or transfers of fees on any payments received by The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) including the unused portion of a Term Payment, Admin fee, media fee, missed classes, choreography fees, costume fee, competition fees, rehearsal fees, dance gear and other merchandise purchase. 

16. Please pick up your dancer promptly after class.

17. Students under the age of seven years are not permitted in the studio with out a parent/guardian present when they are not in class. Students must have a designated adult chaperone before and after class. 

18. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that we are informed of any change in telephone number, address, contact info in the event of emergency. Any medical conditions and treatment that apply to your cild should also be indicated on your registration form. 

19. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to read and respond to emails in a timely manner. Parents/Guardians are responsible to pay fees due to lack of communication.
20. Parents are responsible to keep child home with any symptoms of Covid-19 or any other illness to avoid the spread to others.

21. Tuition for dance classes covers classes that are to be taught "in person" and "virtual".  If during the course of the year we have to switch from "in person" to "virtual/online" your class date and time will remain the same. You will receive instructions on connecting to your virtual class/online. 

22. The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) has the right to move "in person" lessons to "virtual/online" at anytime during the year . In the event you would like to cancel you would have to adhere to our cancellation policy. 

23. "Virtual/Online lessons" are accessible by all Phones, Tablet, iPad or Computer. It is your responsibility to connect to your class at the scheduled date and time. There are no refunds or make up classes for missed virtual classes.

24. Tuition will not be adjusted, credited or refunded if the dancer is not able to attend class due to illness, injury or any other circumstances. 

25. Processing fees are non refundable.

26. The Director is not the sole instructor.  Instructors, Guest Teachers, Substitute Teachers are highly qualified instructors and may operate your dancers class at different times of the year. 

27. Cell phones, Ipods, and camera's (or any recording devices) are prohibited from the changing room & bathroom areas.

28. Students may bring their electronics into class to prevent theft, but they must be turned OFF or Ringer Off. The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc. will not be held responsible for missing or stolen personal items. 

29. The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) Reserves the right to refuse admission of entry if clients are not adhering to our policies put into place due to COVID-19.  

30. The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) will be following the recommended provincial guidelines and protocols to prevent the transmission of infection for COVID-19. The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) will do their utmost to ensure the safety of participating families, dancers, and staff at the studio.  Extra time and care will be in place for cleaning and sanitization which may be performed before, during and after hours of operation. Please note there may be times that classes will have to be shortened or start late by 5-10 minutes to allow staff to sanitize accordingly. Tuition fees will not be adjusted if such prevention measures for the spread of COVID-19 take place during your dancer's class time.  

*Registration and Parent/Guardian Policy is Subject to Change at the discretion of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.)*

Cancellation Policy

In the Case you need to cancel you must submit your request to The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) by email to info@TheEdgePA.ca one full calendar month prior to cancelling classes. No exceptions. Once notice is received, one months tuition fees plus a 10% Admin fee per child is applied.

- Allow 30 days for a refund to process
- Requests made via social media, or personal messages are not considered valid for cancellation request.
- Administration Fees are non refundable.
- There are No Refunds for any "Specialty Routine" ie. Solo, Duet, Trio, Small Group, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre. There is no grace period or negotiation based on attendance.
- If you cancel a private lesson - 24 hour notice must be made or you are charged full session amount.
- If you have more then one dancer registered and one dancer cancels, there is no transferring of fees.
- Refunds are issued to the card that was used to make the purchase.
- We do not accept cancellations During Term 3

*Cancellation Policy is Subject to Change at the discretion of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.)*

Dance Team Policy


- By joining the Edge Performing Arts Inc. Dance Team you are adhering to all policies and procedures that have been put in place.

- Costumes will be paid for before they are ordered. Costumes will not be ordered if payment is not received.  

- Costumes approx. cost $100 - $160.

- Each Term is clearly stated on our website, brochure and invoice with the dates and the total amount of weeks.  Class cancellation due to holidays or extenuating circumstances and extra non class times such as practices, rehearsals, studio events/performances, staff at competition. and staff at picture day have already been taking into account in determining the Term Tuition.

- The only mandatory class to be part of our Dance Team is a one hour ballet class (two 30 min ballet classes for Int & Sr Team, one 40 min ballet class for Jr Team) From there you have the option to add jazz, lyrical, tap or specialty routines.

- Competitive Team Code of Conduct has been given to each Team Member in their welcome package.

- Competition entry fees are collected from you "the client" and are administered to the Competition from The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) on your behalf.  By attending such competitions you will accepting any liabilities that may occur and which you may incur and not The Edge Performing Arts Inc. such liabilities might include cancelation due to pandemic, weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

- You understand that The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.)  is not holding your entry fees. Your entry fees are collected on your behalf and sent to the competition.

- Travel costs and accommodations for each competition are the responsibility of the parent. 

- Competition fees and any ordered costumes will be the responsibility of the dance family as they are non refundable by the competitions/suppliers.

- There will be no refunds on partially attended months.
- It is the dancers’ responsibility to remember choreography and to learn and practice any choreography missed due to absences before their next practice.
- Dancers wanting a “Specialty Routine” ie. solo, duet, trio or small group must submit their request on the registration form. All applications are reviewed by the Director.

- Choreography fees are outlined on the registration form.

- No refunds on any "Specialty Routine” ie. solo duet trio small group, hip hop, contemporary, private lesson or musical theatre.

- Entry fees must be paid by the required due date.  Failure to do so will result in your dancer not participating in competitions. 
- When registering to compete at such events you are adhering to the Competitions Release of Liability and Policies.  These policies and waivers will be sent to each family.
- You are releasing The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) from any liabilities associated with attending these competitions.
- It is your responsibility to review the terms and conditions of these competitions. You will be provided their website with their terms and conditions.  

- When entering competitions you agree to all entry fees you have paid.

- The Edge Performing Arts Inc. is not responsible or liable for any entry fees you have paid to the competition.

- Competitions are chosen by families on the Dance Team by majority vote. 

- It is the parents/guardians responsibility to view the Dance competitions websites.

- All students on the Dance Team (Jr, Int, Sr) perform in the annual recital unless illness or family emergency

- You will be added to our Team App and will receive updates by email.  You can Download TeamApp to any device.

*Dance Team Policy is Subject to Change at the discretion of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) *

Classroom and Code Of Conduct Policy

- The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.)  has the right to reserve and change the dance platform to in person or virtual.
- If student arrives 10min late student will observe.
- Respect for teachers, parents and peers will be expected at all times.
- Respect others personal space.
- Appropriate attire
- No swearing or foul language
- No cellphone use during class.
- Parents/students do not interrupt classes while in progress. Please make appointment if you wish to book a meeting by email at info@TheEdgePA.ca

*Classroom and Code of Conduct Policy is Subject to Change at the discretion of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) .*

Attendance Policy

- As with any program, steady attendance is requirement for success. Failure to meet such requirements may lead to dismissal from the program or adjustment in level. Charges and tuition may apply.
- Guardians are responsible for communicating absences to the dance studio through email at info@TheEdgePA.ca at least 24 hours in advance.
Any student that misses 3 consecutive weeks or more may be required to forfeit their class space - but will not be offered any discount or tuition credit.

*Attendance Policy is Subject to Change at the discretion of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) *

School Closure Policy

Bad Weather:
- Classes cancelled due to inclement or bad weather will not be made up. If studio is closed for reasons outside of our control, we are not obligated to have a make up class.
- There are no refunds for cancelled classes.

- If classes are not able to be delivered virtually/online, a credit towards the customers account will be issued accordingly or the customer can decide to cancel but will adhere to the cancellation policy; one months tuition fees plus a 10% processing fee per child is applied.
- Notifications of cancelled classes are sent via email from The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) email address theedgepa@icloud.com by 3:30pm and posted on Website TheEdgePA.ca


Pandemic / Closure for reasons outside of our control:
The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.), can not refund tuition if forced to close due to an event out of their control ie. war, riots, pandemic, natural disaster, political protests, terrorism.  If classes are not able to be delivered virtually/online, a credit towards the customers account will be issued accordingly or the customer can decide to cancel but will adhere to the cancellation policy; one months tuition fees plus a 10% processing fee per child is applied.

*School Closure Policy is Subject to Change at the discretion of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) *

Illness/Injury Policy

Illness

- All students are requested not to attend class if feeling unwell which include symptoms of cough or cold, temperature or any other.  We require all students and parents to wash and disinfect their hands upon entering the studio and after every washroom use.  Dancers are required to use hand sanitizer when exiting studio in order to stop the spread of any germs. If you do not wish to use the hand sanitizers that we provide, parents and dancers will have to use their own hand sanitizer witnessed by our staff member or Director.   No Loitering is permitted in the foyer. 
- No make up classes, pro-rate fees or refunds for missed classes due to illness or injury.
Injury / Concussion
- a doctors note must be submitted if dancer is unable to participate due to injury/concussion
- a doctors note permitting dancer to return to class must be submitted in order for dancer to resume classes

*Illness/Injury Policy is Subject to Change at the discretion of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) *

Virtual/Online Lesson Policy 

Lessons created by The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) Disclaimer and Safety Instructions:

There are risks of injuries when you are taking these virtual/online lessons.
Injuries such as, but not limited to, muscle ache, injured ankles and knees, cartilage and ligament damage.
You are responsible for warming up your body and creating an environment suitable for your own safety and to prevent accidents.
Incase of injury and/or material damage while doing these virtual/online classes you agree not to hold The Edge Performing Arts Inc. or employees responsible.
Safety Instructions
1. Wear comfortable clothing
2. Create enough room space to move around
3. Do a warm up! Stretch your muscles

*Virtual Lesson/Online Policy is Subject to Change at the discretion of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) *

Updates and Information Policy

As always, we will share new information directly with parents by email from The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) theedgepa@icloud.com. We do not use social media site to send out information or updates. 

Questions or comments can be sent to info@TheEdgePA.ca or call/text 905-847-9932.

*Updates and Information Policy is Subject to Change at the discretion of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) *

Payment Policy

You will be emailed an invoice via Square
- You can pay securely through the Square invoice that will been sent. Square accepts Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover credit cards and Visa debit cards.

*Payment Option Policy is Subject to Change at the discretion of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) *

Photo Release Policy

Occasionally The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.), will post photographs and/or video of students on their website. I consent that they may do so for advertising and promotional purposes without compensation to my child or myself. If I do not wish for images of my child to be used, I must email info@TheEdgePA.ca with the subject Cancel Photo Release in the subject line. Please advise your child's name in the email. Families that cancel Photo Release by email should not participate in the class pictures taken throughout the year (ie. parent viewing days, Halloween, Crazy Hair Day, Recital etc. as these photos WILL be posted. 

It is forbidden that any individual, corporation or organization to any way copy or use the photographs from the website for any purpose without the consent and written permission of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) 
The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) does not authorize to have their routines (groups/duet/trio/solos) posted on social media. Videos are for personal use only. Written permission from the choreographer and other participants is required to release the routine. If permission is granted, a maximum of 40 seconds may be posted giving credentials to the choreographer and The Edge School of Performing Arts.

*Photo Release Policy is Subject to Change at the discretion of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) *

Privacy Policy

When you register for classes or workshops at The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.), the information we may collect from you includes your name, address, telephone numbers, email addresses, medical information. It may also include details of the products and services we provide to you as well as the status of your enrolment. We only collect information directly from the parent/guardians primarily for the purpose of providing services and products to you and to administer and manage invoicing and debt collection. We may occasionally use your information to promote and market to you information which we consider may be of interest to you unless you contact us and tell us not to do so. We will never sell or pass on any of your information to third parties unless required by government authorities or in the event of debt recovery. Any information passed on will be done so with appropriate privacy and confidentiality protection. Information is stored securely in paper or electronic form and is accessible only by authorized personnel. If you would like to know what information we hold about you or wish to update the information, or if you wish to be removed from all further direct marketing communications, please contact our office at info@TheEdgePA.ca

*Privacy Policy is Subject to Change at the discretion of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) *

Medical Release Policy

I/We agree that my dependent or I give my permission for a member of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.), to take myself or my child to a medical/dental facility if necessary.  In case of emergency, if none of the above can be contacted, we herby give our consent for emergency medical care prescribed by a duly licensed doctor of Medicine or Doctor of  Dentistry.  This care maybe given under whatever conditions are necessary to preserve the life, limb or well- being of my dependant.  We hereby accept full responsibility for all costs of said medical care or emergency treatments.  We hereby waive all claims whatsoever in connection with such medical treatments. 

Waiver and Release Policy

I/We Agree that if my dependent or I engage in any physical exercise, class or activity on the premises, any venue or virtual lesson where we participate as representative of The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) , we do so at our own risk.  We agree that we are voluntarily participating in activity and use said facilities, premises (including parking lot) and designated The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.) venues.  We assume all risk of injury, illness, damage, or loss to us or our property that might result, including, without limitation, any loss or theft of any personal property.  We agree that this consent and assumption of risk statement covers each and every event or activity sponsored by The Edge School of Performing Arts (The Edge Performing Arts Inc.)  and your affiliates and related parties an their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, instructors, insurers, shareholders, owners, operators from any and all liability and any and all claims, demands and causes of action of any kind whatsoever that we may have arising out of participation in a program or related activity, including as a result of negligence.  We acknowledge that we have carefully read this Waiver and Release and full understand that it is release of liability.  We are waiving  any right that we may have to bring legal action to assert  a claim against you for your negligence.