Communication, Safety, & Heartbeat’s Performance Requirements


Important announcements, reminders and newsletters are sent out via email so it is very important that students keep Heartbeat updated on any changes to their email addresses and to set up their email to accept Heartbeat’s communication. When applicable, notices will also be posted on Heartbeat’s website: and on the Heartbeat Performing Arts Center Facebook page. These notices include newsletters, special announcements such as class cancellation due to bad weather, show rehearsals, costume information, etc.

From time to time, information is disseminated by hard-copy directly to each student. Parents of young students should regularly check their child’s dance bag for these notices which may include costume order forms and new class schedules.


  • Bad weather class cancellation notices will appear on Heartbeat’s voicemail (952-432-7833) and Facebook page (Heartbeat Performing Arts Center) by 3:00pm the day of the weather emergency. If in doubt, students and teachers are asked to call Heartbeat to hear the recorded message before they attempt to travel to the studio. If a weather emergency happens after classes have started, students will call their parents for an early pick up.
  • Heartbeat’s student drop off and pick up policy requires parents or chaperones of younger students to walk their children into the building before class and meet them in Heartbeats lobby to walk them out to their cars after class. It is incredibly unsafe for young children to dart out of Heartbeat’s building into a parking lot full of cars. Parents are asked to make sure their children know this procedure.
  • Class behavior education requires that students practice the etiquette of being respectful to each other and to their teachers. Key to this is refraining from talking during class, turning off cell phones, no food or beverage brought into the classroom, arriving on time, wearing proper attire, and coming to class with a positive attitude ready to learn.

Heartbeat holds safety in the studio as a high priority. Students exhibiting disrespectful or unsafe behavior will be asked to sit down and observe the remainder of the class. In some cases, a meeting with the student and parent will be scheduled.

Heartbeat’s Performance Requirements

Heartbeat requires that all performers must have their class(es) required costume pieces and footwear in order to perform with their class on stage. Please label your costume pieces and footwear with your name so they can be easily returned to the owner if they become lost or found.

Heartbeat requires that all students under the age of 18 have a guardian present at their performances.
This is in case of an emergency such as injury, illness, etc… If an emergency happens during a presentation, we will stop the show and make an announcement for the child’s guardian to come backstage. We also make note of the guardian seat number so we may find the child’s guardian if needed.

Heartbeat requires that each student-family purchase one DVD or Flash Drive keepsake video recording of the performance. We feel it is important to memorialize each student’s experiences as they grow and develop in the performing arts. The recordings are the only way that a student can actually see their own performance and feel pride in how much they have personally grown. Due to very strict copyright regulations in force during our productions, we are not at liberty to allow parents to film, photograph or perform any electronic recordings of their own. Following the show, you will receive an email when your Video recordings are ready for your pick up at Heartbeat. You will also receive a link to the photo gallery from the professional photographer who will be photographing the performance.