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Member's Guide

  • Newsletters and Information Handouts
    All newsletters and important information are provided electronically via email to our members. It is important to have your current email on file with us to keep up to date with NFC news. Newsletters are put out several times a season and are loaded with great information. All handouts are posted on the dance bulletin board upstairs at the Newcastle Arena and online on our website. If you have not received any emails, please contact us at to confirm that we have your correct email.
  • Recital
    Newcastle Family Connection presents a year-end show every year. It provides an opportunity for every dancer to participate in this entertaining production. No dancer should miss the opportunity to participate. No pictures/video safety policy is in place at rehearsal and recital for all audience members.
  • Refunds
    A $10.00 fee will be charged on all refund requests. All refund requests must be in writing. Refunds will be available up to 14 days after classes begin on a pro-rated basis. No refunds will be available after 14 days.
  • Late Registration Fee
    A late registration fee of $10.00 will apply for students registering after the first class.
  • Multi-Child Discount
    A 10% discount will apply for the second child and 50% discount for the third and any subsequent child(ren) in a family.
  • Multi-Class Discount
    A 10% discount will apply for the second and any subsequent classes a child registers in.
  • Make-up Days
    You will be notified if a class is canceled due to bad weather conditions or instructor illness. The class will be rescheduled but may not be rescheduled for the same day and time as a regular class.
  • Minimum Number
    A minimum number of students is required for a class to continue. A class will be canceled and all fees returned if a minimum number of students do not sign up for a class. If a class is cancelled by NFC, a full refund will be available.
  • NSF Cheques
    "Non-sufficient funds" cheques are subject to a $20.00 service charge and must be replaced with cash.
  • Bathroom Breaks
    Due to the location of the bathroom at the Newcastle Arena, the following conditions apply to students using the bathroom: Movement to Music and Creative Dance Classes: The instructor will stop class when a student needs to use the bathroom facilities and the whole class and instructor will accompany the student. If a parent is present, then they will accompany the student instead. Grade 1 and Up: A buddy system will be in effect. Two students will go to the bathroom facilities together. Class will continue. Please have your child use the bathroom facilities before each class to help ensure a smooth class. If you have any concerns about the bathroom break policy, please contact us.
  • Drop Off and Pick Up
    The Newcastle Arena hosts many events and groups and is accessible by many people. For safety reasons, your child should be escorted to class and picked up at the classroom door.
  • Shoes
    Gymnastic or ballet shoes will be needed for all classes except Hip Hop. Hip Hop requires indoor black running shoes. All students need appropriate footwear. Sock feet will not be accepted due to safety reasons. During class, any colour shoe is acceptable but black shoes will be needed for the recital. Shoes need to be indoor shoes only.
  • Bodysuits
    Bodysuits are not required for classes. Please ensure students adhere to our dress code.

Newcastle Family Connection Inc. (NFC), a non-profit charity, was established in 1990 in recognition of the need for programs and support for families in the Clarington area. Over the last few years, we have made steady improvements and additions to the services we provide. Currently, we offer a recreational dance program for children.

Please see our Policies page for additional information.

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