Policies and Procedures
Here is a link to the Parent and Student Handbook
• Dress codes are strictly enforced since it is part of the discipline of dance and ensures that your child will get the proper dance training.
• Warm-up dancewear may be worn at the teacher's discretion.
• No dangling jewelry is to be worn to class; Not only is it a distraction, but it can be a safety concern or lost.
• Gum chewing is not allowed during class.
• No food or drinks in the studios. Water bottles will be allowed, only. "Water does a body good!"
• An opportunity to observe your child’s progress in dance class will be held once during the course of the dance season. Observation dates will be announced.
• Please be respectful of other students and families.
• Please treat our studio with respect and clean up after yourself or your child(ren).
• Please be aware of personal hygiene.
We cannot stress the importance of the dress code. Please make sure to read the class requirements carefully to ensure your dancer is properly dressed and has all shoes required for that class. Students who are not dressed correctly and/or prepared may be asked to sit the class out.
BALLET: Leotard accompanied by pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Please no ballet skirts higher than mid-thigh. Hair MUST BE pulled back away from the face, preferably in a bun. No jewelry is allowed. Please no satin slippers from places such as Wal-Mart or Party City, these shoes provide no traction and can lead to accidents during class.
COMBO CLASSES & PRE-BALLET: Leotard accompanied by pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Please pull hair off the face. These students will also need black tap shoes with tap ties. Please no lace-up taps.
TAP/JAZZ / MODERN-CONTEMPORARY / STRETCH / TUMBLING: Students will need to wear leotard or tight fitting tank with bootie shorts and cut off tights underneath. No jazz pants will be allowed. All girls will need pedinis, foot undies, or foot thongs. Hair must be pulled back from face. Warm ups are permitted during warm-up time only.
HIP-HOP: Students can wear fun and baggy clothes. Long pants or cargos and tennis shoes are necessary, long shorts are permitted. Fun and funky go hand and hand in this class.
***DANCERS MUST PUT ON WARM UP CLOTHING BEFORE LEAVING THE STUDIO. We understand the classes will make the students hot, but is necessary to keep muscles from being injured.
Tuition may be paid by cash, check, automatic bank account debit or credit card. Credit or bank cards will be charged on the 15th of the previous month. For your convenience, as well as to save administrative time, we highly encourage all students to pay their dance tuition in this manner. If this method of payment is not preferred, we will accept payments in the form of cash or check.
This is a non-refundable application fee paid by all students to secure a place in class. The fee is $45 per child; $15 per each additional child.
Monthly Rates: (10 installments August-June) Dancerz Stage does not deduct for months with 3 lessons, as we will not add to your tuition in months of 5 lessons or more. Tuition is based on the number of class hours per week and is due on the first day of each month. Monthly tuition is based on 32 weeks of instruction between August and June and therefore does not change for months with Holidays. Tuition is not pro-rated for classes missed due to illness, vacation, or inclement weather Payment can be made via check, cash, Visa, or Mastercard. A $5 monthly discount is given to students who enroll in our “auto-pay” program using a valid debit or credit card.
1. Monthly Installments
2. Quarterly Payments - Payments paid only 3 times a year. Tuition paid quarterly in advance will be discounted 2% from the standard rates.
3. Partial Payment (50% due at enrollment and 50% due at mid-season) Partial Payment- will be discounted 5% from the standard rates.
4. Lump Sum (All monthly tuition payment due upon enrollment) Lump Sum - Tuition paid annually in advance will be discounted 10%. To obtain this discount, tuition must be paid in full with registration.
Family discounts apply only to immediate family members of the recreational dance program. Families with two or more children enrolled at The Dancerz Stage will receive a reduction of 10% will be taken off of each monthly payment of the sibling with the fewest number of classes. This discount does not apply to gymnastics classes or parents taking Adult classes.
Boys receive a 50% discount on classes!
All tuition is is prepaid for the upcoming month. Monthly tuition is due on the 15th of the preceding month. Payment is credited to your account when received NOT when the check is dated. If tuition is still past due at the beginning of the following month we will discontinue classes until payment is current. Tuition received after the 15th of the month incurs a $15.00 additional charge. Charge Payments that are not cleared will recieve a $10 reprocessing fee.
Refunds and Withdrawals
There are NO REFUNDS for missed classes. Should you decide to withdraw from any classes, Dancerz Stage requires a withdrawal form to be completed and signed. You will be responsible for the tuition balance up until the date the withdrawal form is received.
School Schedule and Inclement Weather
Classes are not necessarily cancelled when school is cancelled. During inclement weather, we highly recommend calling the studio 1 hour prior to your scheduled class to see if your class is cancelled. Since this is not a weekly tuition, the rates are not adjusted from class cancelled due to holidays, inclement weather or other uncontrollable circumstances. Likewise, there is NO EXTRA CHARGE for months that have 5 classes.
There is a $35.00 returned check fee. All monthly tuition checks will be deposited no later than the 25th of every month. There is a $5 re-processing fee for each retry for auto payments with insufficient funds.
RECITAL and COSTUME INFORMATION
As some of you know, there are other expenses involved in recital. The mandatory fees include: Tap ribbons, hairpieces (clips, bows, headbands, etc.), tights, and you may have to purchase a different type of dance shoe. Your teacher will inform you on these items after the costumes arrive. We require each student to pay $65.00 recital fee. Family Recital fee of $100 for families with multiple children..
*This fee is not applied to the costumes! This covers stage rental, props, security, scenery, lighting, programs, sound, recital t-shirt, etc. Recital Fees are due in November. There will be an additional $10 charge for each student paying the Recital Fee after the November 1, 2010 deadline.
Since costumes add excitement and a professional quality to dance recitals, all of our students perform in costume. Combination dance classes will have two costumes & other classes will have one per subject. Costumes will be ordered over winter break. Once a costume has been ordered, there are NO REFUNDS/CREDITS.
The lobby is a “quiet area”. Please show your respect to our dancers, the instructors and other families by keeping noise levels to a minimum at all times.
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