Studio Policies

All new and returning students must complete a registration form or register through the MDM website. Students will not be allowed to participate in dance classes unless all registration materials have been submitted and full payment has been made. Please note there is a registration fee of due at initial enrollment and annually at the start of the fall season.


Tuition is due at the beginning of each month.  Any tuition not paid in full by the 10th of the month will incur a $10 late fee.  Tuition can be paid with check or cash at the front desk or online here. More information about our tuition policies is here.

SICK POLICY                       

Please do not send students to class if they are sick or showing signs of illness including any of the following: discharge from the eyes or nose (regardless of color), fever, chills, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. If a student arrives at class ill, or complaining of illness, parents will be notified to pick them up immediately.


Cancellations for weather and other circumstances are rare and done when necessary to ensure the safety of all students. Information will be posted on the MDM Facebook page and sent out via email.


There are many factors that influence the choices we make at MDM. You can be assured that our students and the integrity of the dance program are always taken into account. Please remember that dance is an art form. Artistic and preferential choices are made freely by our teachers. Under no circumstances will criticism of students, teachers, casting, costumes or choreography be tolerated. If there is a concern, please notify the MDM staff using the preferred communication channel. Inappropriate emails or confrontations will be handled immediately with a warning to the involved parties. Continued interference will result in expulsion of both the student(s) and the parent(s) from the dance studio. 

PARENTAL VIEWING                   

Watching your child dance is a pleasure for parents. MDM staff is aware of this and wishes to accommodate viewing whenever possible. The presence of parents or others in the studio can be disruptive to the class. Viewing of classes may be done on the monitors in the lobby area. MDM staff will notify parents when it's appropriate for parents to watch from inside the classroom, although these times are rare. For Dress Rehearsals, parental viewing will be from the audience section only. When viewing, please make sure you leave the space clean and keep other children contained so as not to disturb the rehearsal or class.


The use of social media is commonplace and can be a positive way to promote MDM and your own dancer. The policies listed below are intended to serve as guidelines regarding how to use social media in a positive and encouraging manner:

  • Never post anything that could compromise the self esteem of students who attend MDM.

  • Never post any negative comments about MDM or its instructors, performances, or events. Likewise, never post any negative comments about a fellow student or peer.

  • If you post videos of class or rehearsal, do not post choreography in its entirety. 

  • When posting images or videos from class, rehearsal, or performances, please tag MDM as follows: #midwestdancemechanix #mdm

  • Please note that improper use of social media in any capacity may be grounds for dismissal of a parent or student.

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