Inclement Weather Cancellations
TranscenDance Studios in residence at EF Body Works
711 Madison Street • Oak Park, IL 60302 • Ph: 773.944.5352 • info@TranscenDanceStudios.com
TDS Emergency Text Alerts
TDS now uses Remind, a free text message service, for communication of emergencies or inclement weather cancellations. Text the number (224) 231- 5918 with the message "@tdsalert" to be automatically signed up for emergencies or inclement weather cancellations. It's an easy and safe service and you can unsubscribe at any time by texting "stop" to the Remind phone number. TDS will not have access to numbers that subscribe and your information will never be shared. Standard text message rates may apply.
TranscenDance Studios takes the decision to cancel classes very seriously. We understand that canceling classes poses a disruption to family schedules and progress in the classroom. However, we do accept the reality that there will be days when holding class would be a danger to our students and faculty.
Many of our students take public transportation or walk to class. Those that drive, may have to park at a distance and walk to the studio. Many of our older students are new drivers. TDS hires highly-skilled instructors in their field; Often, instructors come from great distances to teach at TranscenDance Studios. Because of this, we monitor weather conditions across northern Illinois. TDS also considers the decision of local public and private schools to close. There are times when weather conditions from morning to evening vary greatly, therefor, we do not always close or remain open in accordance to local schools.
When possible, we will reschedule classes on the same day of another week. If no makeup day is available, our standard makeup policy applies.
TranscenDance Studios Make-Up Policy
In the case of student absence or one-time class cancellation, students are encouraged to make up canceled classes. Make ups can be made in any dance style and do not have to be the same style as the canceled class. Students should make up in the same level or within one level below or above their regular class. Prior experience in other styles should be considered when deciding on the appropriate make up level for alternate styles. Make ups cannot be taken in any company rehearsal and will not be issued for any missed company rehearsals. Please notify reception prior to your make-up class. TDS does not issue refunds due to class cancellation or student absence.