KSID Policies

Liability: The Kelly School of Irish Dance, LLC and its teachers cannot be held liable for dancer injury in class, on the premises or at KSID performances, competitions, and KSID sponsored events. 

Registration: All dancers must register online to secure their place at KSID. Class sizes are small & enrollment is limited, therefore prompt registration is recommended.  Tuition, annual registration fee & completed registration form is due at time of registration.

Tuition: 2016-2017 tuition amounts reflect our 40 week*, September to June dance season. Tuition is divided into 4, 10-week payments. Tuition is due on the first day of each session. Tuition will be prorated for dancers joining after Monday, August 29th, 2016. *Pawtucket dancers tuition is adjusted to reflect a 36 week schedule.

TUITION FAQs:

Tuition is non-refundable. 
Registration fees are non-refundable.
Tuition can be paid via cash, credit card or checks made payable to KSID.

Late fees: Tuition received 7 days after tuition due date will be charged a 10% administrative / collection fee. In addition, tuition received two or more weeks late will be charged a $15 late fee. Any returned checks will be charged a $40 return item fee. 

Discounts: A 10% sibling discount is applied to youngest sibling(s) tuition. A 40% parent discount is applied to Adult class tuition. Additional discounts are available to individual dancers taking multiple weekly classes. Multi-class discounted pricing is shown in class description. Discounts is applied to accounts paid on time only.

Refunds: KSID reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet our registration minimums. Dancers will offered a place in an alternate class or tuition will be refunded. New dancers are allowed to try one class with us before deciding to register. There are no refunds for dancers who decide not to continue weekly lessons with KSID after tuition has been paid. There are no refunds due to inclement weather. 

KSID 2016-2017 SCHEDULE

MONDAY FALL 2016 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
8.29, 9.5, 9.12, 9.19, 9.26, 10.3, 10.10, 10.17, 10.24. 11.7
KSID CLOSED MONDAY, 10.31, Happy Halloween!

MONDAY WINTER 2016 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
11.14, 11.21, 11.28, 12.5, 12.12, 12.19, 1.2, 1.9, 1.16, 1.23
KSID CLOSED MONDAY, 12.26

MONDAY WINTER/SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
1.30, 2.13, 2.20, 2.27, 3.6, 3.13, 3.20, 3.27, 4.3, 4.10
KSID CLOSED MONDAY, 2.6

MONDAY SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]

4.17, 5.1, 5.8, 5.15, 5.22, 6.5, 6.12, 6.19, 6.26, 7.3
KSID CLOSED MONDAY 4.24 / KSID IN IRELAND
KSID CLOSED MONDAY,  5.29 /  Memorial Day

TUESDAY FALL 2016 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
8.30, 9.6, 9.13, 9.20, 9.27, 10.4, 10.11, 10.18, 10.25, 11.8
KSID CLOSED TUESDAY, 11.1

PAWTUCKET TUESDAY FALL 2016 SCHEDULE [8 WEEKS]
9.6, 9.13, 9.20, 9.27, 10.4, 10.11, 10.18, 10.25
KSID CLOSED TUESDAY, 11.1

TUESDAY WINTER 2016 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
11.15, 11.22, 11.29, 12.6, 12.13, 12.20, 1.3, 1.10, 1.17, 1.24
KSID CLOSED TUESDAY, 12.27

PAWTUCKET TUESDAY WINTER 2016 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
11.8 , 11.15, 11.22, 11.29, 12.6, 12.13, 12.20, 1.3, 1.10, 1.17
KSID CLOSED TUESDAY, 12.27

TUESDAY WINTER 2017/SPRING SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
1.31, 2.14, 2.21, 2.28, 3.7, 3.14, 3.21, 3.28, 4.4, 4.11
KSID CLOSED TUESDAY, 2.7

PAWTUCKET TUESDAYS WINTER/SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS] 
1.24 , 1.31, 2.14, 2.21, 2.28, 3.7, 3.14, 3.21, 3.28, 4.4
KSID PAWTUCKET CLOSED TUESDAY, 2.7

TUESDAY SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE [9 WEEKS]
5.2, 5.9, 5.16, 5.23, 5.30, 6.6, 6.13, 6.20, 6.27
KSID CLOSED TUESDAYS, 4.18 & 4.25

PAWTUCKET TUESDAY SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
4.11, 5.2, 5.9, 5.16, 5.23, 5.30, 6.6, 6.13, 6.20, 6.27
KSID PAWTUCKET CLOSED TUESDAYS, 4.18 & 4.25

WEDNESDAY FALL 2016 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]

8.31, 9.7, 9.14, 9.21, 9.28, 10.5, 10.12, 10.19, 10.26, 11.9
KSID CLOSED WEDNESDAY, 11.2 Dancing in Disney

WEDNESDAY WINTER 2016 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
11.16, 11.23, 11.30, 12.7, 12.14, 12.21, 1.4, 1.11, 1.18, 1.25
KSID CLOSED WEDNESDAY, 12.28

WEDNESDAY WINTER/SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
2.1, 2.15, 2.22, 3.1, 3.8, 3.15, 3.22, 3.29, 4.5, 4.12
KSID CLOSED WEDNESDAY, 2.8
KSID CLOSED WEDNESDAY, 4.19

WEDNESDAY SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
4.26, 5.3, 5.10, 5.17, 5.24, 5.31, 6.7, 6.14, 6.21, 6.28
KSID CLOSED WEDNESDAY, 4.19

THURSDAY FALL 2016 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
9.1, 9.8, 9.15, 9.22, 9.29, 10.6, 10.13, 10.20, 10.27, 11.10
KSID CLOSED THURSDAY, 11.3

THURSDAY WINTER 2016 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
11.17, 12.1, 12.8, 12.15, 12.22, 1.5, 1.12, 1.19, 1.26, 2.2
KSID CLOSED THURSDAY, 11.24, Happy Thanksgiving!
KSID CLOSED THURSDAY, 12.29

THURSDAY WINTER/SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
2.16, 2.23, 3.2, 3.9, 3.16, 3.23, 3.30, 4.6, 4.13, 4.27
KSID CLOSED THURSDAY, 2.9
KSID CLOSED THURSDAY, 4.20

THURSDAY SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
5.4, 5.1, 5.18, 5.25, 6.1, 6.8, 6.15, 6.22, 6.29, 7.6

SATURDAY FALL 2016 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
9.3, 9.10, 9.17, 9.24, 10.1, 10.8, 10.15, 10.22, 11.5, 11.12
KSID CLOSED SATURDAY 10.29
 

SATURDAY WINTER 2016 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
11.19, 11.26, 12.3, 12.10, 12.17, 1.07, 1.14, 1.21, 1.28, 2.4
KSID CLOSED SATURDAY 12.24
KSID CLOSED SATURDAY 12.31

SATURDAY WINTER/SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE [10 WEEKS]
2.18, 2.25, 3.4, 3.11, 3.18, 3.25, 4.1, 4.8, 4.15, 4.29
KSID CLOSED SATURDAY 2.11
KSID CLOSED SATURDAY 4.22

SATURDAY SPRING 2017 [10 WEEKS]
5.6, 5.13, 5.20, 5.27, 6.3, 6.10, 6.17, 6.24, 7.1, 7.8

 

Class FAQs:

Registration minimums: KSID requires four dancers enrolled per class for a class to run. KSID.reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet our registration requirements. Alternate classes will be suggested, refunds given if unable to find a suitable alternative. 

Cancellations: If a class is canceled due to inclement weather or other unforeseen reasons, an email will be sent to all registered dancers at the email provided at the time of registration. Inclement weather cancelations will also be posted to KSID's Facebook page, our website, and our KSID studio voicemail #401.595.7866. There are no refunds due to inclement weather. Dancers are welcome to attend a make up class within two weeks of the missed class. 

KSID events scheduled during class time: If a performance, rehearsal, feis or other KSID promoted event  is scheduled during your regularly scheduled class time there will be no refunds, adjustments, or KSID scheduled make-up classes. Dancers who do not participate in the event scheduled during class time are invited to attend a make-up class following our “dancer absence & make-up” policy.  

Dancer Absence & Make-Up: Unattended/missed classes will not be refunded or applied as credit. Dancers can make- up missed classes within two weeks of the missed class. Kindly notify KSID prior to attending a make-up class. Missed classes are NOT allowed to be made-up during the months of December & June as these months will be focused on rehearsals for our Merry & Bright and our Spring Recital. Excessive number of missed classes, as determined excessive by KSID, may prevent your dancer from participating in upcoming performances. 

KSID Media Release: Photographs & video recordings of your dancer may be taken throughout the year during our classes and at KSID events. Your dancer may appear on our website, KSID social media & other promotional materials. The art of Irish Dance is constantly changing and evolving & capturing these moments and your dancers’ smiling faces is our way to share our sparkle & shine with the world and watch KSID grow. We respect your choice to opt out of KSID media. Kindly let us know in writing at the time of registration if you do NOT want your child to appear in any KSID material. Requests must be made in writing. This will limit dancer participation in KSID events.

KSID Announcements: KSID updates, cancelations, feis & performance schedules, and other KSID information can be found on our website and Facebook page, and occasionally transmitted through email. 

 

Class Policies

Class Groupings: KSID class groupings are designed with your dancer in mind for their best learning and dancing experience. Dancers may be in a particular group for several years, as the class will continue to grow and change to accommodate our dancers’ needs. Our classes are designed so your dancer will continue to learn and love Irish Dance!  Dancers may transfer between groupings throughout the year, if it is determined by KSID that another class may be the best fit for your dancer. Our goal is your dancer will make lifelong dance friends at KSID.

Class Viewing: Parents are asked to remain out side class during class time. Parents of little beginners will be allowed to watch on designated viewing days scheduled throughout the year.

Dancer drop-off/pick-up: Dancers are to enter the studio and head directly to our dancer changing area alone and only once the class before has left. To minimize traffic and dirt from shoes in and out of the studio floors we ask parents to not escort their dancers to the back changing areas. We will gladly assist any dancers that need help getting ready for class. At the end of class dancers will collect their belongings and expect prompt pick up. Dancers MUST NOT arrive earlier than 5 minutes prior to class start time. KSID Is only responsible for your child during class time. 

Class Attire: KSID t-shirts, tanks, shorts, and poodle socks are available for purchase.  Dancers must wear tights or poodle socks, leotard, tank top, or t-shirt, and shorts or fitted leggings, any color. Jeans and sweat pants are NOT allowed. Hair must tied up and neat. 

Dance Shoes: Beginners are able to wear black leather ballet slippers.

Troupe & Company dancers must wear traditional soft shoe ghillies.  There are many Irish dance brands to choose from when fitting your dancer to appropriate shoes.  Fays, Rutherford, Hullachan, Celtic Choice and Antonio Pacelli are the only brands we allow. Company dancers must wear black soled, champion style Irish dance shoes. Traditional hard shoes are required for hard shoe instruction. Black leather tap shoes are NOT allowed.  When in doubt, ask KSID!

Poodle Socks: White poodle socks are required for wear in your Irish dance shoes.  This is the only wait to ensure proper fit and maintence of dance shoes. Wear poodle socks when fitting your shoes, as these socks are part of your dancer’s class and performance attire.  Dancers who choose to compete, brand new poodle socks should be worn each time to ensure perfect presentation!

Dance Shoe Days:  Shoe days are scheduled with Mary Devlin of Devlin Dance Shoes every Fall & Spring.  Our Fall shoe day is scheduled for Saturday, September 12th from 11:00-1pm.  Your dancer will be fitted by a shoe professional and be able to order directly through them and in most cases go home with perfect shoes that day! 

Kelly Irish Dancer Expectations: Dancers are encouraged to practice! Practicing is the only way to remember your steps, improve your dance skills, and support your team. Dancers who fall behind from their fellow class mates and have not sought out assistance in mastering material may be asked to join a better fitting class. Dancers are expected to arrive to class on time! Dancers must always be ready to dance, learn, and have fun. Dancers must be respectful of one another and act in manner befitting Kelly Irish Dancers. Dancers will not show any disrespect to our instructors, class helpers, and fellow dancers. Any dancer causing a disruption will be asked to sit down or leave for that class. Parents will be notified of any class disruption. Dancers with excessive behavioral issues will not be allowed to continue their dance training with KSID. 

 

Costumes, Performances & Competitions

Performing with KSID: All 2015-2016 classes will be invited to participate in various performances, parades, competitions, & KSID sponsored events throughout the season. Check your class page for details and performance invites.

Costumes by Class & Costs: Costume fees vary depending on the class & performance. Costumes for our littlest beginners start at $50, and generally include leotard, skirt, poodle socks & head piece. Our KSID troupe costume includes our KSID skirt, leotard & bow and start at $120 or our KSID team dress which starts at $600. Black undergarments, dance tights, poodle socks & KSID sparkle earrings are not included in the prices listed for troupe dancers. Competitive dancers in beginner levels must wear the standard WIDA beginner costume which includes a white polo, WIDA patch & hunter skirt. WIDA beginner looks start at $30 and are worn only at WIDA competitions at the Beginner & Primary level or until a dancer has a KSID dress. All company dancers, (Co, Silver, Jr. & Mini) are required to purchase add'l themed costume pieces throughout the year for our December & June recitals. These pieces tend to be either KSID-made and reused & reinvented for several shows. Company dancers can expect a minimum of $40/season on add'l performance pieces. Select classes do require the KSID school dress.

Used Costumes: KSID skirts & dresses may be reused for several dance seasons. Keep skirts & dresses in good condition. Dancers are able to resell skirts & dresses only. We do not resell leotards or poodle socks.

Purchasing School Dresses: Troupe dancers that would like to purchase KSID’s school dress should notify KSID so that we may conduct a dress fitting.  A $200 non-refundable deposit will be due in order to send the measurements to the seamstress.  Note: The dress making process can take up to 12 weeks and requires KSID submit a minimum order of 5 dresses to complete. Dancers considering dresses please plan to buy during KSID dress buying periods.

Solo Dresses: Solo dresses are required for the KSID Company class and may be used by all Champion & Intermediate level dancers in solo dance competitions. Any dancer considering purchasing a new or used solo dress must consult with KSID for approval prior to purchasing the dress.

Dance Tights & While Poodle Socks: If dance tights are part of your dancers costume, it is important to always have an extra pair on hand. Please take care to ensure there are no rips, runs, or holes in tights prior to a performance. Dancers will not be allowed to perform if holes in tights are visible. ALL tights must be Capezio brand & footed. If white Irish Dance socks (aka poodle socks) are part of your dancers costume, socks must be clean and bright white. Stained, dingy, or dirty socks, as well as tights with any visible problems will cause your dancer to be unable to perform. New white socks are required of all dancers prior to Merry & Bright, The KSID Spring Recital & major competitions.

Hair, Make-Up & Wigs: Kelly Irish Dancers are always expected to look neat and professional and pride themselves in their appearance for every performance. Details on how your hair is to be worn will be provided before each show. Make-up MUST be tasteful and age appropriate & KSID approved.  Wigs are not allowed in any KSID performance or local competition. Wigs are OK for champion level dancers only at Major competitions. 

March Performances & Shows: The month of march is the busiest time to be a Kelly Irish Dancer.  We volunteer our time to bring a bit of cheer to MANY local nursing homes, elementary schools, public libraries, etc. All troupe dancers will be invited to perform during the March dance season.  Participation in shows is contingent on your dancer being able to make all rehearsals & expectations. Interested in having us dance at your school contact KSID.

MERRY & BRIGHT: Our 4th annual KSID Christmas Spectacular will be held ?? at ??.  ALL dancers are invited to perform.  Special costuming for this show will be determined by class and provided to all dancers once their individual costume fee has been paid in full.  

KSID’s Spring Recital: Our 2017 spring recital will be held on Sunday, June 11th at The Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket, RI. Our Spring recital showcases all Kelly Irish Dancers. 

Photo & Video: Flash photography & all videography is not allowed at the KSID Spring Recital or Merry & Bright. 

Dance Competitions: KSID is a unique and modern Irish dance school, where we strive to offer the perfect blend of performance & competition.  KSID offers the option for dancers to compete in open platform competitions (feisanna) hosted through The World Irish Dance Association (WIDA),  Rince Tua Nua (RTN), & An Comhdháil.  KSID is a member of The World Irish Dance Assocation. Dance competitions (aka a feis, pronounced fesh)  can provide an excellent way for dancers to gage their improvement in Irish dance, boost confidence and meet dancers from fellow, like-minded schools and TRAVEL! Competitions are open to all KSID dancers.  Participation in competitions is NEVER required of your dancer, however your dancer’s placement in troupe classes may be determined on whether or not a child chooses to train at a competitive level or a performance-based level. Every dancer is welcome to participate as part of Team Pink & Green!

Dancer Competition Conduct: We expect dancers to do their best and be proud of themselves for participating. Dancers who are unable to represent KSID in the best light or in a manner befitting of our Team will not be allowed to continue to participate in competition. KSID expects our dancers and parents to have fun and create a supportive atmosphere.  We do not contest adjudicators’ results. Judges should never, ever be approached. Parents are not allowed to discuss dancer results with judges or other dance schools. A competition reflects how a judge perceives your dancer in that moment in time. Results do not effect how KSID perceives your dancer. We want KSID’s Team Pink & Green to be known for our outstanding sportsmanship and smiles. Smile, sparkle, shine!

 

Additional KSID Bits & Bobs

Volunteer Opportunities: KSID is dedicated to developing a true TEAM (Team Pink & Green) and a dance family we are all proud to be a part of. We love offering performances and events to our dancers. KSID events are made possible & successful thanks to our awesome volunteers. There are many different ways in which to help out throughout the year, whether by networking or organizing a KSID event,  helping out at shows, parades, competitions and recitals or even just helping keep our waiting room neat.  Please, whenever you see a volunteer announcement on our website or facebook page, or see an opportunity to help out, consider volunteering your time to the Team. Thank you!

KSID Social Media: Are you a fan? Do you follow us? KSID is on Facebook & Instagram. Like us, share us, or perhaps leave a rave review.

KSID Studio #: KSID can be reached at 401.595.7866. Messages are not checked daily, please allow 72 hours for a return call. 

KSID Teacher Privacy: Our teachers privacy and after KSID-hours time must be respected. Teacher's personal numbers must be kept private and used only in absolute emergencies. Messages received via Facebook RE: KSID to a teachers personal Facebook page will not be responded to. Please direct all KSID related matters to our KSID #, email, or KSID Facebook page. 

Contacting KSID: Call, email or write! Smoke signals not yet tested.

Additional Questions: Just ask! We welcome any questions.