Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to actually enroll in a class to become a CMAC Member?
Can I enroll after the session begins?
|How long are CMAC classes?
Class length varies depending on the age of your child and the program they are enrolled in. Most classes run 45 minutes or 1 hour. Our specialty classes run 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
What is your refund policy?
A full refund is issued prior to your second class. A credit for any remaining classes within the session will be applied to your account. To schedule a birthday party you must make a $100 non-refundable deposit.
How often do you clean/sanitize your equipment?
To minimize the risks associated with food and beverage consumption we also have a designated snacking area called the "Creative Cafe" located in the Reception Area next to the Blue Gym. Food and drink (except for water) is restricted in all other areas of our center. Enjoy!
When I miss a class, how do make-ups work?
What should my child wear to class?
It depends on the program you are enrolled in! Your teacher will tell you what attire is best for children to wear when attending classes. in general, comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to allow maximum freedom of movement and comfort. In some of our programs we encourage children to take off their shoes and socks because we think it provides for optimal safety, is conductive to sure-footing, and is a great way to build strength in the lower body. However, there are exceptions, so use your own judgement.
In our gymnastics program many children wear leotards, sweat suits, gym shorts and t-shirts, no belts or buckles to avoid injury. Children are encouraged to go barefoot.
In our sports programs many children wear sweat suits, gym shorts and t-shirts and sneakers.
In our younger Show Stoppers programs we encourage children to come in costume!
If you are attending class along with your child (Partner Classes) you will feel most comfortable in casual, loose-fitting clothing.
Please note: For safety reasons we do not allow children to wear dangling earrings, necklaces or flip flops/sandals in our physically active programs.
Please speak with your teacher if you have any questions.
We enroll children in classes based on their date of birth as of September of the current school year. This allows families to remain enrolled in the same class day and time throughout the school year, promoting friendships between enrolled families, and allowing our teachers to get to know our child well enough to make a difference. Another important factor in choosing the right age group has to do with typical early childhood development milestones. These milestones are based on age, not size of child or individual proclivity!
What days and times do you schedule parties?
All parties are 1 1/2 hours.
What ages do you offer birthday parties?
We offer birthday parties for children ages 1 to 7 years. Upon request, we also schedule parties to celebrate non-birthday events such as holiday parties, school-related parties, family get-togethers, neighborhood playgroup "field trips", anniversaries, etc.
Please speak with our Party Coordinator to see if our place is right for your needs (781-371-2650).
How far in advance should I book a Birthday Party?
It is recommended to book your party 3 months in advance.
We have been building our music library for 30 years and now have over 10,000 songs from which to choose-not many places can say that! Music is one of the most important part of our programs. It is used for a variety of purposes including instruction, socialization, background, motivation, and energy-just to name a few!
Without the kind of music we use here at the center, we wouldn't be the same place! We think the music you hear when you come to the Creative Movement & Arts Center should, without exception, be child-friendly, appropriate and high-quality. Also, we want as much as possible to provide you with music that you and/or your child have not heard before but know as soon as you hear it that it that it "fits' the spirit of the CMAC! We know that families don't have the time or resources to build their own music libraries like ours, but would benefit from our recommendations. Please stop by our front desk or ask your teacher for a list of our favorite music for children of all ages.Where do I park for classes?
What happens during inclement weather?
On occasion, we are forced to cancel classes due to inclement weather. However, we do not always close when the public schools do, so please call us for a prerecorded message on class cancellations. If your class is canceled due to inclement weather, you can schedule a make-up class at your convenience. There are no credits or refunds for cancelled classes.
Can I feed my children lunch at CMAC?
Yes! We have a "Creative Cafe" area for use by all members. Please respect our nut-free policy.
Are there any snacks for sale at CMAC?
Yes, we have Teddy Grahams, Animal Crackers, Juice, and Water available for 50 cents each at the front desk.
Does my playgroup tuition include membership?
Yes, the membership fee is built into the playgroup cost.
Can I bring a non-member to open gym?
Yes, guests are invited to open gym for a $10 guest fee. Please pay at the front desk.