For Parents

Payments and Discounts

Financial Assistance: GYD would like to ensure accessibility to all students. Please contact GYD if you require financial assistance.

Refund Policy:

Registration fees and Company Deposits are non-refundable.

Class Refunds: If you have started into a session then you will be charged a single class drop in fee ($20) for each 45-60 minute class to date, which will be deducted from your refund. Refunds will not be provided after 4 weeks into a session.

Summer Intensive Refunds: In the event of illness or other unforeseen circumstances, any changes to and/or cancellation of your dancer’s registration must be done in writing no later than three weeks prior to the start of the intensive in order to receive a full refund less an administration fee of $50. Refunds requested with less than 3 weeks before the first day of the intensive will be subject to a $150 administration fee. If your dancer becomes ill before camp starts and is unable to attend, the administration fee of $150 will be waived with a doctor’s note.  Once camp has started, days missed for any reason cannot be refunded or made up

Missed or Make-Up Classes: Please call the studio to arrange a time to make–up the class by attending a class on a different day or by taking a class a level lower, space permitting.

NSF cheques: A fee of $25 will be charged for returned cheques.

Parental Involvement

We welcome your volunteer help! Let us know if you can sew costumes, volunteer as a driver for field trips and/or touring, or if you would like to help out backstage!


Dress Code

Creative Dance/Contemporary/Modern Jazz/Ballet 6-8 Dance Attire
  • Hair off face and neck in whatever manner is preferred
  • Body suit and convertible footless tights or footless unitard or dance shorts and tank top.
  • No t-shirts or sweat pants for technique classes
  • Ballet only: ballet slippers
Apprentice, Young Company and GYD Company Ballet and Rehearsal Attire
  • Hair neatly pulled back off the neck and face. Long hair in a bun.
  • No jewelry
  • Black bodysuit and black convertible footless tights or black leggings and black tank-top, and ballet shoes
Hip Hop Attire
  • Hair off face and neck in whatever manner is preferred
  • Comfortable clothing and clean running shoes
Adult classes
  • Hair off face and neck in whatever manner is preferred
  • Comfortable fitted clothing such as leggings or footless tights and a tank top or body suit.

All dancers, please bring a labelled water bottle.


In the event of inclement weather, a decision will be made by 1:00 p.m. regarding the status on classes for that evening or 8am for morning classes.  Please do the following:

  1. Check our website at guelphyouthdance.ca
  2. Check your e-mail – we will send out a studio-wide message
  3. Keep in mind that we will not always match school cancellations.  Many times the weather clears up later in the day, so we may still have classes even though school was closed or buses were cancelled (or vice versa).
  4. Call the studio if you have questions: 519-803-8829.

Please note that your families safety is of the utmost importance to us and we trust that you will make the decision that works best for your family should the school remain open.