POLICY

Here at Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars, we desire to develop each student's love for jump rope as well as fitness, a strong technical foundation, and the ability to perform as well as an artist.  This policy is for your information and benefit. We request that you please read it thoroughly to avoid any possible misunderstandings in the future.  Please retain it for your reference.  

ENROLLMENT

  • Enrollment is for a continuous period each year from September through June (10 months).  We encourage students to finish the year so as to complete the planned curriculum.

  • In order to keep up with the level of the class, each student must maintain good attendance and be on time for the beginning of the class.  This helps the student warm up properly and prevent injury.

  • New Jumpers to GSS are required to take our Introduction to Jump Rope Class when registering

PLACEMENT

  • Placement is at the discretion of the Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars.  All students are carefully placed in levels to ensure maximum progress, depending on ability, strength and skill level based on the judgment of the directors and instructors.

  • Advancement, however, depends upon attendance, application, attitude, artistic abilities, accomplishment, practicing at home and skill improvement, not necessarily upon age, or length of time spent studying jump rope.

TUITION

  • The Registration Fee and first month's tuition are due upon enrollment after confirmation of accuracy.

  • The Registration fee is non-refundable.

  • Tuition payments are non-refundable.

  • Payments must be made via Mastercard, Visa, or bank draft (check).

  • Charges will occur the 5th calendar day of every month.

  • Students attending any classes during a month will be charged one full month's tuition.

  • Monthly tuition is charged until the team has received a written request of cancellation / withdrawal.

  • Tuition is to be paid IN ADVANCE  according to the payment schedule.  See Tuition for details.

  • A withdrawal can only become effective when the team is notified in writing 30 days in advance of a new four week period according to the payment schedule.

  • If tuition is not current, the student will not be allowed to continue classes.

    • There is a $40 per student non-refundable registration fee for each year; $75 for a family 93+ members.

    • A late fee of $15 will be assessed if payment is not made by the 10th of the month.

    • There will be a $35 charge for all returned checks.

 

ARRIVALS

  • Each student will be assigned a pin code, after registering, to be used for check-in/check out at all practices.  

  • Students should arrive 10 minutes before class begins to use the rest room, fix hair and/or change into practice uniform (this ensures all dancers have adequate warm-up time to avoid injury).

  • Parents should come inside to check the jumpers in but are not allowed to remain, unless an official registered jumper of that class.  Parents should come into class 5 mins before the end time to check the jumpers out and obtain any necessary information.

  • If a jumper will arrive more than 15 minutes late, please send a text message to the instructor.  The jumper should enter class but try not to disrupt the other students, and begin the late warm-up in the designated area.

 

MISSED CLASSES/ATTENDANCE

  • To take full advantage of the instruction covered, regular attendance is necessary.  Poor attendance and tardiness are disadvantages to the entire class.  

  • Missed classes cannot be made up.  Attendance records are considered when advancing students to higher-level classes.

  • Make-up classes are only allowed for classes cancelled by the instructor.

  • Tuition is non-transferable and non-refundable.

 

CLASS DECORUM

 

  • ALL Practices are closed to spectators, parents, visitors.

  • Class time is not to be used for socializing.

  • Personal corrections are given for improvement, please look upon them as extra help.

  • No gum chewing, sitting down or hanging on bleaches will be allowed.

PERFORMANCES

  • In order to participate in the Holiday and Spring Productions, each dancer must have paid the last month’s tuition prior to performing and have paid any performance fee required by GSS.

  • Other optional performances include parades, and our two scheduled productions. 

The GROOVE PERFORMERS

  • The Groove Performers are an elite group of jumpers that apply for a position on the Performance team and are chosen by GSS' directors and instructors. 

  • The Groove Performers represent the best of what GSS has to offer and are ambassadors to the community sharing happiness through jumping and bringing the joy of fitness to others. 

  • Performances are scheduled throughout the year. 

PRACTICE ATTIRE

  • Female students should secure their hair in a neat bun - away from their face. If you have short hair, please use bobby pins to neatly secure it away from your face.

  • No jewelry should be worn in class (please leave jewelry at home as GSS is not responsible for items lost).

  • Please make sure your jumper’s clothes are clean and free from holes and stains.  If you need to purchase additional practice shirts, please contact Coach Kim.

WAITING AREAS and OUTSIDE GROUNDS

  • Parents are asked to wait for the jumpers in the game room if remaining at the center and keep non-jumping children with them at all times.  Please do  not permit them to wander the premises unattended. 

  • GSS' practice facilities are recreation centers owned and operated by the City of Greenbelt.  We are not responsible for the upkeep of the building nor the other users of the premises.  If you have any complaints, please contact Frank Jones or Brian Butler at 301-397-2212.

SECURITY

  • Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars will not be responsible for personal property left or lost in any area of the gym.

  • Bring your purse/gym bag into the gym and place it in the bleachers to the far end of the gym. 

  • Please put names in all clothing and shoes.

  • Call the center as soon as you realize something has been left at the school so that we may retrieve it and hold it for you or check our lost and found in the dressing room next time you’re in the gym.

GYM CLOSURES

  • Specific dates for the Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars holidays are shown on the Schedule page.

  • Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather, Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars does not follow the County Public Schools for closings.  Should schools have delayed openings due to inclement weather, the Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars will, in most cases, be open on time.  A message will be published on the website home page and emailed to registered students/parents, when the gym is closed because of weather conditions.  Classes missed due to inclement weather may be made up during the normal school year. 

 

OFFICE HOURS

  • Office hours are Monday & Wednesday:  8:45 pm to 9:15 pm and Saturday from 12 noon - 12:30 pm by appointment.  We are available in person, by phone or email. If you should reach our voicemail at any time, please leave a message.  All phone calls and emails will be returned within 24 hours or the next business day.

 

 

COMMUNICATION

  • Communication is the key to any relationship and we certainly want our relationship with you to be supportive, organized and thorough.  We will keep you current on activities and opportunities by email.  If this is not convenient for you, please let us know and we’ll seek alternative methods. Information is available on our web site - www.greenbeltsitystars.org.  Questions or comments for anyone on staff may be sent to info@greenbeltsitystars.com and will be forwarded to the appropriate party.  Please do not hesitate to contact us.  We want to be certain you are informed and up to date at all times.

  • A newsletter is published and emailed to registered students every month with reminders of holiday closures, payment due dates, rehearsals and other important announcements or pertinent information.

DISCLAIMER

  • Jump Rope is a physical activity, and as with all such activity there is an inherent risk of injury.  GSS does not assume any liability for injury or accident which occurs while participating in classes or performances. As when beginning any new physical activity if you have questions about your ability to participate, please contact your personal physician.

Practice Locations

Adult Fitness 

Springhill Lake Recreation Center
6101 Cherrywood Lane

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Tel:  (301) 679-5100

Hours:

  • Mon & Wed Evenings - 6 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Saturday Mornings - 9 am to 12 pm

Greenbelt Youth Center
99 Centerway

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Hours:  Sunday Afternoons - 4 pm to 7:30 pm

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Volunteer Coaches Needed

GSS is seeking energetic and enthusiastic athletes and instructors to assist in teaching in our program.  If you have dance, tumbling or former sports training, please contact us.  All potential volunteers, 18 and over, must obtain a background clearance from the City of Greenbelt.  You may apply below and/or contact us for additional information.