Policies

The “Cornerstone Spirit”

  • The Cornerstone Studio is built around creating a safe and happy space for each and every person who steps inside the door. We ask that everyone adopt The Cornerstone spirit, and treat others the way they would want to be treated. If at any time you feel the safe environment espoused at the Cornerstone Studio is not being maintained, we encourage you to contact us immediately with your concerns.

Registration

  • Registration for the 2020/21 Full Year performance dance season will be open to families in the Spring of 2020, and will close on February 1st, 2021.
  • We offer free trial classes, giving students a chance to try a class (or various classes) before registering. Trial classes are available, as long as a class is not full.
  • New registrants enrolling in a Full Year Youth Program are subject to a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $25+HST.
  • Once a registration is received, the Initial Class payment and New Student Registration Fee will be charged on June 1st. The remaining class fees are broken into 7 equal monthly payments, charged on the following dates: September 1st, October 1st, November 1st, December 1st, January 1st, February 1st, March 1st.
  • Registration is not considered complete until the following conditions have been met: (a) first payment is received, (b) a valid credit card is placed on file, and (c) all applicable waivers and studio policies have been signed and received.
  • Monthly fee payments may be made through alternative payment methods, (i.e.cash or debit), at any time prior to the payment due date, however if said alternative payment is not received by the given payment due date, the credit card on file will be charged.
  • Late, missed or NSF payments are subject to an additional fee of $25.00 per payment.

Cancellation Policies

  • Changed your mind about a class? Between September 1st, 2020 – February 1st, 2021, we can assist with finding an alternate class in your child’s age group, subject to availability.
  • Need to cancel a class? Class withdrawals may be accepted between September 1st- December 31st, 2020. A written request received must be received 30 days in advance of the next payment date, in order to stop further payments. (For example, to stop a November 1st payment, notice must be received on or before October 1st.)
  • The last day to withdraw from a class is December 31st, 2020. Due to the nature of our small studio programming, class withdrawals made after December 31st, 2020 will be required to pay all remaining monthly class fees as a one-time payment.
  • All class fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and subject to 13% HST.
  • Recital costume fees are included in our Initial class fee and are non-refundable, non-transferrable.
  • Class sizes are limited to ensure quality programming; therefore registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • The Cornerstone Studio reserves the right to cancel, combine, or alter classes if minimum class registration is not achieved.
  • For the safety of every child, it is your responsibility to keep the office up to date with all phone, email, emergency contact, and billing information.

General Policies

  • The Cornerstone Studio is not liable for any personal injury that may occur to anyone at any time while at the studio, nor is the Cornerstone Studio responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.
  • The Cornerstone Studio reserves the right to rescind registration for inappropriate behaviour, missed payments, or prolonged absence from class.
  • The use of any electronic devices is not permitted during class, unless specially required for student safety and/or health reasons.
  • For sanitary and allergy reasons, food and beverage (with the exception of water) are not permitted in the studios at any time.
  • Classes cancelled by The Cornerstone Studio due to Acts of God are non-refundable. Other class cancellations made by The Cornerstone Studio will be made-up or credited appropriately.
  • Classes missed by the student will not be made up. Cancellations due to illness and/or injury will require a dated physician’s note, and will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Student Expectations

  • We want our students to practice professionalism, and to be as prepared as possible for optimal learning. For this reason, we require students to arrive a minimum of 5 minutes prior to class wearing clean, appropriate dance attire as outlined in the dress code. If a class requires shoes, students must have clean, indoor only, non-marking shoes. Students with long hair must arrive to class with their hair neatly tied back off of the face.

The Wright Spot School Pick Ups

  • Parents who register for pick up must advise The Wright Spot administration if their child is absent from school and/or will not be attending the pick-up program by 12pm the day of the pick-up.
  • Parents who register for school pick-up are responsible for advising their child’s teacher and/or school administrative staff of the days they will be picked up by The Wright Spot’s staff.

Recital

  • If a student is not going to be present for the end of year recital, their parent or guardian must advise the office of their absence by no later than December 1st, 2020.
  • The cost of purchasing the required dance shoes and/or tights for the recital is not included in the class fees.
  • Recital tickets are not included in class fees, and will be available for purchase in the early spring. Tickets sales are necessary in order to cover the high cost of running the recital, including theatre rental costs, staff fees, various production costs, etc.
  • All performing students must be in attendance and on time for their dress rehearsal prior to the show.

The “Cornerstone Spirit”

  • The Cornerstone Studio is built around creating a safe and happy space for each and every person who steps inside the door. We ask that everyone adopt The Cornerstone spirit, and treat others the way they would want to be treated. If at any time you feel the safe environment espoused at the Cornerstone Studio is not being maintained, we encourage you to contact us immediately with your concerns.

Registration

  • Registration is not considered complete until payment is received, registration forms are signed and all waivers are submitted.
  • Class sizes are limited, therefore registration is taken on a first-come-first-serve basis in the order of which they are received.
  • The Cornerstone Studio reserves the right to cancel, combine or alter camps if minimum class registration is not met.
  • The Cornerstone Studio reserves the right to place a student in a specific camp, to ensure appropriate skill level and class size.
  • It is your responsibility to keep the office up to date with all phone, email, emergency contact and billing information.

Fees and Payments

  • Payments are due in full upon registration, and are non-refundable.
  • All fees are subject to 13% HST.

Cheques will not be accepted for camp enrolment.

  • If a credit card payment is declined, a 5-day grace period will be placed during which point the client must settle their balance. If payments have not been made within the 5-day grace period, a $25 late fee will be charged.

Cancellation Policies

  • All fees are non-refundable. Missed classes will not be made up. Cancellations due to illness/ injury will require a dated physician’s note, and will be dealt with on a case-to-case basis.
  • Classes cancelled by The Cornerstone Studio due to Acts of God are non-refundable. Other cancellations made by The Cornerstone Studio will be made-up or credited appropriately.

COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR YOUTH CAMPS

SCREENING

  • All students participating in a Cornerstone 2020 Camp must have a Cornerstone Studio Online Contact Tracing screening form completed on their behalf by a parent/ guardian, and submitted by 8pm the evening before each day of camp. The Contact Tracing form is available on our website (cornerstonestudio.ca) under Classes > Contact Tracing. 
  • Students who fail to have a Contract Tracing form submitted on their behalf by the deadline each day, may not be permitted to attend camp.
  • Screening forms must be completed with honesty and full disclosure. Students who answer “yes” to any question on the Contact Tracing form will not be permitted to attend, or return to camp until symptoms subside.
  • Students are not permitted at camp if they are sick, or have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, including: temperature equal to or over 38°C; feeling feverish; cough; sore throat; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; chills; fatigue or weakness; skin changes or rashes; muscle or body aches; new loss of smell or taste; headache; gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting; or feeling unwell.
  • Students with family member, or person in their household who is showing symptoms of COVID-19, will not be permitted to attend camp.
  • If a child appears to have symptoms of COVID-19 at any point during camp hours, they will be sent home. Students showing COVID-19 symptoms will be safely isolated in a separate room within the studio, until they are picked up by a parent/ guardian.
  • Parents/ Guardians must ensure their contact information on file is correct and up-to-date.
  • At least one Parent/ Guardian/ Emergency contact must be reachable by phone during all camp hours.
  • Refunds and/ or Credits will not be given for camp days missed by the students. This includes days missed due to sickness, or due to a family member being sick.

DROP OFF

  • All student drop offs and pick ups will be done either outside of the studio, or in Moncur Park. Parents will be notified of the daily drop off and pick up location prior to camp.
  • To limit exposure and ensure we can maintain our safe capacity, parents are not permitted inside the studio, unless it is absolutely necessary, or in an emergency situation.
  • The time frame for camp pick up is between 3:45pm-4pm each day.
  • When picking up  or dropping off a child at the studio, parents must line up 6 ft. apart. on the East side of our front door, on Gerrard St. (and if needed, wrapping along the west side of Coxwell Ave).
  • Please be patient during drop offs and pick ups, as we will need to check in one child at a time, to allow for social distancing on the stairs and entranceway.
  • Students will be escorted by a staff member in and out of the studio during drop off and pick up times, with all of their belongings.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Students must arrive at camp with only 1 bag, containing all of their belongings. Bags must fit inside each students’ designated cubby.
  • Campers must arrive to camp wearing comfortable clothing to move in, with sunscreen already applied. As we will be moving outside numerous times throughout the day for classes, sunscreen will not be applied by staff during the morning, but will be reapplied once in the afternoon.
  • Campers need to bring the following to each day of camp:
  1. A peanut/ nut free lunch + snacks. Please avoid packing packaged items/ containers that are difficult for your child to open without assistance.
  2. 1 change of comfortable clothing.
  3. A refillable water bottle *Preferably one that can be opened by your child without assistance. The drinking fountain will be off limits.
  4. A hat
  5. Sunscreen *Preferably spray on, to limit hands on application.
  6. Their own yoga mat.

**For sanitary reasons, students will not be permitted to bring ipads, toys or other screens/ objects from home to camp. Phones must be kept in students’ bags for the duration of camp.

EXPERIENCE IN THE STUDIO

  • We have made alterations to our space and operating practices, to better accommodate social distancing. These changes include: elimination of dressing rooms; no waiting area/ lobby (no one will be permitted to wait inside the studio for longer than 10 mins, only when necessary); prohibiting visitors from entering the studio unless required; and the addition of cubby spaces to separate students’ belongings.
  • Each studio will be stocked with hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, and a garbage can.
  • We will maintain our high quality air circulation inside the studio, through the use of our HVAC system which does not recycle air (air is pulled out of the space and replaced with fresh air). We will also keep our windows open when possible (weather permitting).
  • Each studio will have visual markings on the floor, designating boxes that are at least 6 ft. apart. Each camper will have their own designated “box” to stay inside during dance classes, unless otherwise instructed (example: if students are asked to travel across the room during class, they will go single file and wait their turn while staying distanced).
  • The water fountain is off limits, with exception to the touch-less water refill.
  • One cubby will be designated to each child for the camp week. Student belongings (aside from crafts/ students’ activity packs) cannot be kept at the studio overnight.
  • Each camp group will be limited to 8 students. 
  • During weeks where 2 camp groups are running, the second group will be limited to 5 students, and camp groups will not mix.
  • When multiple camp groups take place, each camp group will have 1 designated washroom that they are permitted to use for the week.
  • Each student will receive an individual pre-made activity pack for the week, containing supplies for crafts, drawing, etc. Students will store their activity packs in their designated cubby to use throughout the week, to avoid the sharing of materials. 
  • We will be regularly sanitizing frequently touched surfaces such as handrails, door knobs, light switches, taps, etc.
  • Acro mats, toys and other shared objects will be sanitized frequently.
  • Students will be reminded and required to wash their hands frequently throughout the day.
  • The studio will be cleaned a minimum of twice per day, with an anti-viral disinfectant.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • We have a responsibility to do our absolute best to adhere to and enforce social distancing guidelines throughout each camp day. However, distancing cannot be guaranteed at all times. Due to the nature of our camp programming, the likelihood of staff and children coming into contact is high. A child’s safety will always take precedence over maintaining social distance (example: holding hands while crossing the street, staying close to a young child while on the stairs to avoid falls, etc.)
  • Staff will be highly encouraged to wear a mask at camp as much as possible while indoors,and while walking children to the park, however masks will not be required for staff while outdoors. 
  • The decision of whether a child should wear a mask while at camp will be in the hands of the parents, however a child’s safety (i.e. choking hazard) must always take precedence. 
  • Parents must give Cornerstone staff permission to ask children to take their mask off during highly physical dance classes, if they feel that there is a risk of suffocation or choking.
  • By sending your child to camp, you understand the risk involved, and the possibility of your child, or another household member of being exposed to and/ or contracting the COVID-19 virus.
  • Students or families/ household members who do not appear to be following COVID-19 safety practises, both while at camp and outside of camp hours, will be prohibited from attending/ returning to camp

The “Cornerstone Spirit”

  • The Cornerstone Studio is built around creating a safe and happy space for each and every person who steps inside the door. We ask that everyone adopt The Cornerstone spirit, and treat others the way they would want to be treated. If at any time you feel the safe environment espoused at the Cornerstone Studio is not being maintained, we encourage you to contact us immediately with your concerns.

Registration

  • Registration is not considered complete until payment is received, registration forms are signed and all waivers are submitted.
  • Class sizes are limited, therefore registration is taken on a first-come-first-serve basis in the order of which they are received.
  • The Cornerstone Studio reserves the right to cancel, combine or alter camps if minimum class registration is not met.
  • The Cornerstone Studio reserves the right to place a student in a specific camp, to ensure appropriate skill level and class size.
  • It is your responsibility to keep the office up to date with all phone, email, emergency contact and billing information.

Fees and Payments

  • Payments are due in full upon registration, and are non-refundable.
  • All fees are subject to 13% HST.

Cheques will not be accepted for camp enrolment.

  • If a credit card payment is declined, a 5-day grace period will be placed during which point the client must settle their balance. If payments have not been made within the 5-day grace period, a $25 late fee will be charged.

Cancellation Policies

  • All fees are non-refundable. Missed classes will not be made up. Cancellations due to illness/ injury will require a dated physician’s note, and will be dealt with on a case-to-case basis.
  • Classes cancelled by The Cornerstone Studio due to Acts of God are non-refundable. Other cancellations made by The Cornerstone Studio will be made-up or credited appropriately.

COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR OUTDOOR POD CLASSES

SCREENING

  • All students participating in a Cornerstone POD class must have a Cornerstone Studio Online Contact Tracing screening form completed by a parent/ guardian on their behalf, and submitted by 8pm the evening before each day of class. The Contact Tracing form is available on our website (cornerstonestudio.ca) under Classes > Contact Tracing. 
  • Students who fail to have a Contract Tracing form submitted on their behalf by the deadline each day, may not be permitted to attend class.
  • Screening forms must be completed with honesty and full disclosure. Students who answer “yes” to any question on the Contact Tracing form will not be permitted to attend, or return to class until symptoms subside.
  • Students are not permitted to attend class if they are sick, or have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, including: temperature equal to or over 38°C; feeling feverish; cough; sore throat; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; chills; fatigue or weakness; skin changes or rashes; muscle or body aches; new loss of smell or taste; headache; gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting; or feeling unwell.
  • Students with family member, or person in their household who is showing symptoms of COVID-19, will not be permitted to attend class.
  • If a child appears to have symptoms of COVID-19 at any point during class, they will be sent home. Students showing COVID-19 symptoms will be safely isolated away from the rest of the class, while being monitored by a staff member, until they are picked up by a parent/ guardian.
  • Parents/ Guardians must ensure their contact information on file is correct and up-to-date.
  • At least one Parent/ Guardian/ Emergency contact must be reachable by phone during all class hours.

DROP OFF

  • All student drop offs and pick ups will be done in Moncur Park. 
  • Students must be picked up from their POD class on time.
  • Campers must arrive to class wearing comfortable clothing to move in, as well as appropriate athletic shoes, with sunscreen already applied. Sunscreen will not be applied to a child by a staff member.
  • Students should bring a filled water bottle and a hat to their POD class.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • We have a responsibility to do our absolute best to adhere to and enforce social distancing guidelines during POD classes. Students will be given a visual “pod” outlined by pylons, and will be required to stay inside their pod for the duration of class, unless directed otherwise by their instructor.
  • However, due to the uncontrolled nature of other visitors to the park, distancing cannot be guaranteed at all times.
  • A child’s physical safety will always take precedence over maintaining social distance.
  • Staff will not be required to wear a mask during outdoor POD classes.
  • The decision of whether a child should wear a mask during class will be in the hands of the parents, however a child’s safety (i.e. choking hazard) must always take precedence. 
  • Parents must give Cornerstone staff permission to ask children to take their mask off at any point during their class, to eliminate risk of suffocation.
  • By sending your child to a POD class, you understand the slightly increased risk of your child being exposed to and/ or contracting the COVID-19 virus.
  • Students or families/ household members who do not appear to be following COVID-19 safety practises, both while in class and outside of class hours, will be prohibited from attending/ returning to their POD class.