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As a participant in CLAP classes, you agree to the below rules and guidelines:


I make every effort to keep the studio safe. Please tell me if there is anything further you would like me to do. Also, please be aware that for safety reasons we do not encourage moving around with rhythm sticks or sharp instruments. Putting instruments in mouths is a vital part of every child’s development and therefore we do not necessarily discourage this in our classes. No instruments/props will be shared and all instruments will be sanitized after each use. There is tiny Yorkshire Terrier puppy in the house who is not permitted in the studio or entrance area. You may not even notice him, or he might bark like a crazy dog when you first arrive. He will be barricaded away as I know not everyone is comfortable around pets. If there are any allergy concerns please let me know. Please note, Yorkies are a hypoallergenic breed.


If your child or you are sick, please do not attend class. There are many children who attend class who have compromised immune systems, as well as many pregnant women in attendance. Sometimes what seems like “just a little cold” in one child can cause another child to have serious complications. Please stay at home if you or your little one have, in the last 24 hours, had:

⇒ Vomiting
⇒ Diarrhea
⇒ Fever
⇒ Cough
⇒ Contagious or weepy rash
⇒ Green or yellow runny nose
⇒ Pink eye or any contagious eye infection
⇒ Breathing troubles or shortness of breath
⇒ Runny nose not related to seasonal allergies
⇒ Any symptoms of a contagious illness

It is absolutely CRUCIAL that you do not attend class if you or your little is ill. There are some attendees who have the potential to develop life threatening complications if they contract RSV or any other respiratory virus. Please take advantage of the OpenCLAP classes from instead. If there are spaces in other classes, you may be able to make them up when you are healthy, however makeup classes are NOT guaranteed.

** Please note: Your attendance in class is your attestation that no one who lives in your house is showing any signs of contagious illness.

Masks are NOT required in the CLAP studio. Your vaccination status is none of anyone's business.  Please do not attend class if you or your little are feeling unwell.  Your attendance in class is your declaration that you and your little ones are feeling well and are not showing any symptoms of contagious illness.

Talking in Class:

You are your child’s role model. Please save your talking to other parents for before and after class, NOT during class. It is distracting to the teacher and children.

Cellphones/Tablets in Class:

Please do not have any devices in hand for classes. Recording during class is NOT permitted.

Class Sizes:

Class sizes are dynamic according to the age, and program. Please check with Claire before bringing extra adults.


All mobile (crawling or walking) siblings must be registered and paid for if attending on a weekly OR drop in basis. Sibling discounts are available by using promo code SIBDIS to save 20% on your second enrolment. Babes in arms (in a carrier or car seat and not participating) do not need to be registered. 

Drop in Classes:

The cost to attend a drop in class is $20.00 per child. Siblings attending with a registered child are $15 per class. If you are making up a missed class they are free of charge. Please contact Claire to find out if there is any availability.

Refund Policy:

ONGOING 6-12 WEEK SESSION: Refund requests are handled on a case by case basis for extenuating circumstances only, and are subject to a $50 administration fee in addition to prorating the refund the classes already passed. Please be aware that refunds cannot be offered for classes  that are postponed due to Covid 19 or any other public health emergency. Your session, should it need to be postponed, will continue where it left off when it is safe to do so. Rescheduling may be possible depending on availability. 

If you are unable to attend a class, you may be able to drop into another exisiting classes but make up classes are NOT guaranteed.

Arrive Early:

Try to get to class a few minutes early. Give your child (and yourself) time to settle into the environment, as well as attend to diaper/potty needs, etc. Children respond well to ritual, and it is very important for you to be at class in plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Gathering Drum with your child.

Other Studio Notes:

***Please redirect children from standing, jumping or climbing on the Gathering Drums.

***Please redirect children from running in the studio.

***Please avoid bringing food or drink (except water and coffee!?) into the dance floor of the studio.

*** Please use promo code THANKSFORREADING to save $10 on your next multi – week session.