1. TUITION:

Tuition is due on the 1st of each month and it includes costumes for our spring recital. Enrollment in auto-pay is mandatory for all students. You may pay tuition early online or via check to avoid the automatic debit. Payments have to be made 10 days in advance of the auto-pay. If tuition is not paid by the 15th of each month, a $25 late fee will be added to your bill. All tuition must be paid in full prior to the purchase of recital pictures, tickets, and costumes being handed out.

2. FOOD & BEVERAGES:

No food or beverages are allowed in any classrooms. Water in a covered/capped water bottle or thermos is allowed and encouraged. Absolutely no gum is allowed in any classrooms and during class. Please be considerate of snacks that you bring into the studio and discard of any waste.

3. CLASS PLACEMENT:

If you are a new member to our studio please consult the studio regarding your student’s class placement before registering your student for classes. We understand that some students have prior dance instruction and we will place your student in the appropriate class to exercise their maximum potential.

This is not a popularity contest. Students will be placed in the level that the teacher recommends. Class placement is not based on age or grade in school. It is based on ability. Please understand we do the best to make sure each student feels successful in class and a lot goes into class placement.

4. SHOES:

No street shoes will be allowed beyond the designated area. Sand, salt and dirt becomes embedded into the dance floors and uncomfortable for all students and staff. Dance shoes are required for class. Ballet, Jazz and tap shoes are required. Black sneakers or jazz shoes are recommended for Hip Hop. All dance shoes must be purchased through our in studio store, Dancer’s Dugout. Prior to the start of the season, we will have scheduled fitting days.

5. WITHDRAWALS:

Students that withdraw from class must do so by written notice to the studio. Students will be responsible for any unpaid tuition, fees, or costume fees due up to when the written notice is received.

6. REFUNDS:

There are no refunds for tuition, shoes, dance wear, tights or costumes. Tuition is not prorated. Unworn Shoes may be exchanged for the proper size. Registration fees are non-refundable.

7. MAKEUP/SNOW DAYS:

All cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted on the studio facebook, and emailed to that class. All classes are allowed TWO snow days. Any additional snow days will incur a make-up class, scheduled for Spring. Students will be advised by the Instructor as to what classes they may attend to make-up any classes lost to snow days.

8. STUDENT OBSERVATIONS:

Parents, Guardians, and Friends may watch classes on our two scheduled class viewings a year. (Provided that the Covid-19 epidemic has subsided.)

9. SOCIAL MEDIA & EMAIL:

Communication is the key! We update our Facebook group and page regularly, as well as email out any notices, information and updates to all applicable families with an email address on file. If you do not receive email, please log into your account and make sure we have all the correct contact information. We do not share our families’ information with third parties; all contact information is kept confidential and used for the sole purpose of business communications with us.

10. CLASS PICTURES:

Class Pictures, with each class in their recital costume, will be taken in May. Specific class times will be announced. Each student is required to participate in the Class Picture, however, students are not required to purchase any picture packages. We understand students may also have scheduling conflicts, please let us know if you will not be able to attend Pictures due to a scheduling conflict.

11. RECITAL:

Our recitals are mandatory for all students. Students must come to all shows and rehearsals. Times and dates will be announced. If there are special events that cannot be rescheduled and a dancer must miss one of the above activities, it is up to the family to notify Ms. Lauryn or Ms. Jess through the studio facebook page, email, or in person asap.