Guiding Principles – The URBANA FINE ARTS CENTER uses the following guiding principles to establish and ensure high quality and safe programming:
Program space is welcoming and engaging, while allowing children to feel emotionally and physically supported. Space is appropriate for the range of activities the program offers and is properly maintained. Classes, activities and events are diverse and supportive of all youth regardless of their background, race, ethnicity, culture, language, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. Classes and activities encourage healthy life style, independence, responsibility and mutual respect.
Enrollment: Registration: on line, in person or to: URBANA FINE ARTS CENTER – 2860 South Philo Road, Suite H, Urbana, IL 61802. Space is limited for each age group. In the event a class is filled to capacity, a waiting list will be formed on a first come, first serve basis.
Ages: We offer classes for students of ages 3 to adult.
Tuition: Tuition payment is non-refundable and due upon registration. For tuition amount, please, see the Schedule and Prices page. We accept personal checks, cash and credit cards.
Pro-Rating: Tuition is pro-rated after the 2nd week of the semester.
Returned Checks: Urbana Fine Arts center charges customers/students a $25 fee for a check returned by the bank for any reason.
Missed Classes: Credit is not issued for missing classes or activities, however any missed class can be made up in another age-appropriate class during the same semester of the absence.
Make up classes: Students enrolled in the full semester are encouraged to make up absences. Please, call or e-mail to find out the appropriate class for each make up.
Class Cancellations: If a class is cancelled by URBANA FINE ARTS CENTER, a makeup class, or credit will be offered.
Private Classes: Private classes are offered depending on teachers' availability and payment is done through autopay. Cancellations of private classes done by the student must be communicated 24 hours prior each absence to avoid charges.
Personal Belongings: Electronics, cell phones and toys are not permitted during classes. Items brought to the premises by participants should be labeled with the child’s name. Lost items will be placed in a lost and found container and discarded or donated, if not claimed by the end of each semester/session. URBANA FINE ARTS CENTER is not responsible for personal items that are misplaced, stolen or broken at its location.
Snacks and Lunches: Participants are encouraged to bring a snack, if registered for more than one class/day.
Appropriate Wardrobe: Students are expected to comply with the dress code for each class or activity.
Discipline: Students are expected to show respect to their peers and instructors, as well as treat the facilities and equipment with care. Clear expectations will be set at the beginning of each class.
Medication/Illness: Children with a fever, diarrhea or nausea should not attend classes that day. Upon notification of a sick child during class, a parent or guardian must pick up their child immediately. If the parent or guardian cannot be reached, emergency contacts will be called to pick up the child. In case a child is under prescribed medication, a parent or guardian is expected to be present at the time the medication is to be taken. By signing and agreeing to the URBANA FINE ARTS CENTER policies and procedures and waiver form, included in the registration process, parents and guardians grant permission to have medical treatment that may be deemed advisable to be given to the child/children, in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness.
Weather Conditions: In case of tornadoes, students may be taken to the closest safe spot. In case of cancelations due to weather conditions, an email will be sent to inform all students and parents. Tardiness: Please, communicate tardiness by phone or e-mail. Students arriving after class has started might be asked to sit and watch class.
COVID-19: Special Procedures for In-Person Classes:
All classes are offered in-person and virtually as per in-person classes schedule and prices.
Studio closure: UFAC might substitute in-person classes by virtual classes if public health authorities or government determine the closure of business and organizations during certain periods of time. No refund for paid classes will be issued by UFAC in the case above mentioned.
Drop-in classes: In-person and virtual drop-in classes must be scheduled in advance through our parent portal.
COVID-19 symptoms: Students with COVID -19 symptoms should wait to attend classes until they have had no fever for at least 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared, and after afebrile and feeling well (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours OR has 2 negative COVID-19 tests in a row, with testing done at least 24 hours apart.
If anyone in the student’s household displays symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with anyone tested positive for COVID-19 the parents must contact CUPHD for directions. If either of the above occur we kindly ask that the student takes virtual classes until cleared by CUPHD.
If a student or teacher exhibits COVID-19 symptoms they will be removed from class and the lobby is the designated area where they will wait for a ride home.
Facilities: Our lobby will be closed to the public, students and teachers, except in case of emergency. Virtual lobby will still be available for parents & students.
Only students and staff members will be allowed in the building while classes are in session, except in case of an emergency.
Masks: Any person entering the building must wear a mask at all times (exceptions can be made for people with medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from safely wearing a face covering). Every student who is over the age of two and able to medically tolerate a face covering over their nose and mouth, will be required to wear a mask while on premises at all times.
Physical distance: Teachers will ensure that students remain at least 6’ apart during classes at all times.
Water: All students must bring a bottle of water to the studio. Our water fountains will be shut off.
Dress code: Students must arrive dressed up according to our dress code. Students will not be allowed to share any items; therefore, every student must have complete dance attire, appropriate dance shoes, hair accessories, and water bottle.
Personal belongings: Dance bags and backpacks will not be allowed. A small bag for dance shoes will be allowed.
Dressing rooms: Students will not be allowed to change clothes in the bathroom or in the dressing room, therefore, anyone coming into the studios will have to wear the attire for the classes. If a cover up needs to be worn, it should be worn over the dance attire and taken off before entering the studio.
Tardiness: Door will be closed 5 minutes after each class starts and no student will be allowed in class after that.
Building entrance: Staff and students should enter from the front door of the studio where class will take place and arrive 5 minutes before class.
Arrival: No student will be allowed to enter the building until the previous class has ended and all students from that class are out of the building.
Students will wait outside before entering the building. We kindly ask parents to help children to keep a safe distance from others while waiting to enter the building. Students will enter one at a time, following the procedures below: • Take street shoes off and place them on the shoe rack immediately inside the studio. • Put dance shoes on. • Go straight to the bathroom to wash hands with soap and water. • Place any item (small shoe bag, water bottle, etc.) on the shelf or cubby. There will be marks on the shelves where items can be placed to ensure that students’ belongings do not come in contact with other students’ belongings. • Go into the studio to a designated spot and wait there until class starts.
Social distance rules: Teachers will monitor social distance between students. If any student is reluctant to cooperate with social distance rules, such student will be sent home and might be asked to take classes from home for the remaining of the semester.
Dismissal: Students will be dismissed through the front door.
Students will be dismissed one at a time, observing the procedures below: • Go to the bathroom and wash hands with soap and water. • Get water bottle and any other belonging from the shelves or cubbies. • Switch shoes. • Exit the building.
Students will not be dismissed until the end of their class.
Lost Items: To avoid cross traffic, once dismissal procedures start students are not allow to go back to the studio where their class took place to get forgotten items. Items forgotten in the classrooms will be immediately placed in the lost & found bin and we will give it back to student only with permission from the parents, since cross contamination might be an issue.
Please, arrive on time to pick up your child. If a parent is not in the parking lot at the time of dismissal, the student will be sent to the front lobby observing the same procedures described below.
Early pick up: If you have to pick up your child earlier, please, choose the virtual class for that day, so training can be done from home.
Early pick up due to emergencies: In case of an emergency (accident or illness), if a student needs to be dismissed earlier, the following procedures will take place: • A UFAC staff member will call the parents asking them to pick up the child, if contact has not already been made. • Student will be placed in the lobby, keeping a distance of 6’ from the office manager and any others. • Parent or adult designated by the parent must call the studio upon arrival. • Please, remain in your vehicle. • A UFAC staff member will open the front door for the student to leave and watch until the student gets in the car.
Parents of students ages 3 to 6 enrolled in the Ballet Purple or Ballet Pink classes: Please, make sure your child uses the bathroom at home, before coming to the studio. Please, park your car at the west parking lot (facing the front door of the studio). Drop off your child at the front door. Since parents will not be allowed in the building, we will call you if a bathroom trip is needed, or if any issue that requires parental help occurs. If absolutely necessary (emergencies only), one parent will be allowed inside the studio, wearing a mask and observing the social distance rules. At the end of class, please come to the front door. We will dismiss one child at a time.
Virtual Classes Policies and Procedures:
Only Urbana Fine Arts Center registered students are allowed to participate in the virtual classes.
Enrollment: Online: https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/urbanafineartscenter Class Schedule: A list with all classes and schedule is available in our website: https://www.urbanafineartscenter.com/
Ages: We offer virtual classes for students of ages 3 to adult.
Appropriate Wardrobe: Students taking classes virtually are expected to comply with the dress code for each class or activity.
Discipline: Students are expected to show respect to their peers and instructors. Clear expectations will be set at the beginning of each class.
Students' Visibility to the Instructor: During virtual classes students must keep their video on and be visible to the teacher at all times. If a student must exit the meeting, we ask that the parent communicates it to the teacher or call the studio: (217) 693-7285. Chatting between students is not allowed. Any questions should be asked directly to the teacher.
Video and Audio Settings: Students must make sure that the device used has the correct video and audio settings for Zoom. It is best to test devices prior to class start time to assure that student and teacher can hear each other. Internet Connection Issues: Depending on each internet bandwidth, connection might be interrupted occasionally or sound and image might have delays. It is different for each household and we will do our best to inform the parents if we lose connection with the student. Image Visibility: Student must be visible the entire duration of the class. The camera on the device used for the Zoom meeting must be on and the video must be running with the student in the view of the camera. If for any reason the student must leave the visibility of the instructor, the student must ask for permission. Just like the student would if they were in person for a class. Tardiness: Please login to the Zoom meetings on time. There is a 5 minutes grace period. Students may not log in after that.
Recording: No image or sound recording and no photos of any of our virtual classes is allowed by parents or students.
please, contact us for more information:
2860 S. Philo Road, Suites H, I and J, Urbana, IL, 61802 AT THE PINES, next to the BOUFFANT SALON. Main Entrance: Suite I