Project ACCESS: Restrictions

– Generally, available programs will only be offered to Project ACCESS Schools 2-3 weeks prior to the program start date.

– When booking and preparing for a Project Access School Program, schools must adhere to program format and scheduling guidelines (see guidelines below). There is no flexibility on class size, session length, # of pre-performance sessions, class composition, instructor breaks, etc.

– If Program Format and Scheduling guidelines cannot be met we will not be able to proceed with the program.

– All program schedules must be submitted, via email, no less than 7 days prior to the performance start date.

– Once a program alert has been sent to participating schools, the FIRST school to confirm using the included booking confirmation form will receive the program. Email response does not constitute confirmation. Schools must complete the Booking Confirmation form to hold their place in line.

– Priority will be given to schools that that have not yet received a subsidized program.

Program Format Guidlines

PROGRAM FORMAT GUIDELINES

1. Process Focused (No Performance)
Students will explore movement and the chosen dance style without preparing for a final performance.

– No minimum # of sessions
– Maximum of 60 students/class (1 Instructor) and 75 students/class (2 Instructors w/ extra charge)
– 30 minutes-1 hour session length (15 minutes sufficient for Kindergarten classes)

2. In-Class Performance
Students learn a class routine and share perform, in-class, on their final program day. Parents are welcome to observe the final class.

– Minimum of 3 sessions per student-group
– Maximum of 60 students per group (1 Instructor) and 75 students/class (2 Instructors w/ extra charge)
– 30 minutes-1 hour session length (15 minutes sufficient for Kindergarten classes)

3. Daytime Performance
Students perform their class routine in a school-wide daytime showcase. Everyone is welcome!

– Minimum of 4 sessions per student group
– Maximum of 45 students per group (1 Instructor) and 65 students per group (2 Instructors w/ extra charge)
– 30 minutes-1 hour session length (15 minutes sufficient for Kindergarten classes)

4. Evening Performance
Students perform in a formal school-wide evening performance. Everyone is welcome!

– Minimum of 7 sessions per student group
– Maximum of 45 students per group (1 Instructor) and 65 students per group (2 Instructors w/ extra charge)
– 30 minutes-1 hour session length (15 minutes sufficient for Kindergarten classes

Schedule Guidlines

SCHEDULING GUIDELINES

1. Please make sure to include the information below in each block/session of your schedule:

– Start/End Time of block (eg. 9:00-9:30)
– Class Identifier (eg. Mrs. Smith or Rm. 5)
– Grade Level of Each Class (eg. Gr. 6)
– Number of Students in Each Class (eg. 35 students)

2. Maximum Number of Students in each class/class combination:

– One Instructor: A maximum of 45 students per class (performance programs) and 55 students per class (non-performance programs).
– Two Instructors (additional charge): A maximum of 65 students per class (performance programs) and 75 students per class (non-performance programs).

3. Length of Block/Session:

– K’s (15mins-45mins)
– Grade 1-12 (30mins-1hr)

4. Combining Classes:

You may combine classes as long as…
– Grade levels remain a maximum of one level apart (eg. Gr. 1/2)
– Class size remains within the maximum class size limits
– Class combinations remain consistent throughout the entire program

5. Instructor Energy Breaks:

– Morning Break: Please include a morning break of at least 10 minutes
– Lunch Break: Please include a lunch break of at least 45 minutes

6. Minimum Number of Sessions:

– Process Focused Program: No minimum # of sessions required
– In-Class Performance: 3 Sessions minimum
– Daytime Performance: 4 Session minimum (additional rehearsal time recommended)
– Evening Performance: 7 Session minimum (dress rehearsal recommended)

7. Performance:

If you have booked a Day-time or Evening performance program and have anywhere between 8-12 performance groups involved in the final showcase, you can expect a total performance length of approximately 45 minutes. That being said, it is always a good idea to set aside a full hour for the performance… just to be safe