Policies and Student Parent Handbook

For complete information about the Academy’s policies, please refer to our Parent/Student Handbook by clicking this link:
The Academy is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, cultural and educational organization. The Academy welcomes all students and faculty regardless of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic or national origin, and does not discriminate in its hiring practices or in the administration of its work study or scholarship programs.

For the safety of our students, the Academy maintains a strict ZERO TOLERANCE policy in regard to physical or verbal abuse, harassment, theft, vandalism and the use of any and all illegal substances. Enrollment of any student found in violation of this policy will be terminated. Refunds will not be considered for students in violation of Academy policy.

LIABILITY: The school and the instructors are not liable for personal injuries or loss or damage to personal property. Since dance is a physical activity, injuries may occur. Each student is responsible to inform the instructor of any physical limitations that may prevent full participation in class. The Academy reserves the right to use any photography or video reproduction taken during the course of a program or class for promotional purposes.

Weather Cancelation Policy:
The APA School follows the Nauset School System; so, if Nauset cancels due to inclement weather, the APA School will also cancel classes.  There will be a message on the School Machine regarding any cancelation; as well as being posted on both the WQRC website http://www.wqrc.com/page.php?page_id=26578 and on the Academy of Performing Arts facebook page  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Academy-of-Performing-Arts/132542933454141 .

Dress Code

Students are expected to obey the dress code for the dance program. Students are not permitted to wear oversized T-shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, large jewelry or sweatpants. Skirts, ballet sweaters, knitted shorts, etc. are permitted only at the discretion of each teacher.


Adult Students

Comfortable attire that you can easily move in, appropriate shoes for dance form and females have hair pulled back.

Please label all clothing with the student’s name or initials inside dance shoes.

APA Friends Boutique

Many required leotards must be purchased at the APA Friends Boutique in order to insure uniformity for classes. Leotards and skirts may be part of the costume in our performances. Proceeds of your purchases, whether of required leotards, tights, jazz pants, T-shirts or gift items, benefit our scholarship fund! The Friends are not responsible for incorrect styles/colors of purchases made at other dance wear suppliers.