Tuition and Late Fees Tuition is due on the 1st of every month. A late fee of $15 will be added for every family with a remaining tuition balance after the 6th. If tuition is not paid by the 15th of the month, the dancer will not be invited into class until the account is paid in full. Tuition may be paid by check, cash, or credit card. You may also manage your account and pay online through our website. This is helpful for times when you need to make a payment, but the studio is closed.
Absences If absent, a make up class may be taken in a class that is the same duration and the same age group or younger than your dancer. Make up classes need to be made up within the month that the class is missed. There will be no refunds for missed classes. If a class is cancelled, there will be a make up class provided by the studio.
Holidays EDC is closed for Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Break. Months with holidays will not be prorated.
Dropping a Class We need 30 day written notice (email) for any class your dancer may be dropping. If 30 days notice are not given, you will still be responsible for any charges you acquire until your 30 days is up. Registration fees are non-refundable.
Late Policy and Classroom Management Dancers who arrive more than 10 minutes late may be asked to sit out or may not allowed into that class for the week. It is important for dancers to be on time as they are warming up in the first few minutes of class. This prevents injury and distraction during class. All instructors have the right to dismiss a dancer who is disrupting a class. Please have your dancer go to the restroom before class.
Waiting Room/Studio All young children must be supervised in the waiting area. Please no running or hitting the walls as this causes distraction in the studios. Please try to keep our floor clean for ease of transitioning from class to class. Cell phones are not allowed inside the studios. Only water is allowed in the studios.
Dress Code Dancers out of dress code, especially in ballet, will be given two warnings. After their second notice, if out of dress code again, dancers may be asked to sit out and watch at the instructor or owner’s discretion.
Performances We will have two performance opportunities for our students. All classes except for technique classes (Stretch and Strength, Foot Technique, and Leaps and Turns) will perform. One will be before we break for the holidays in December, the other will be towards the end of the school year. There will be no performance for the summer session. The winter performance has no performance fee, the Spring Showcase has a $65 performance fee due March 1.
Costumes There will be no costume fee for the winter performance. Costume Fees for the end of year showcase will be due by January 1st. Costumes paid by January 1st are $65. Costumes paid by March 1st are $75. Costumes after March 1st are $90. There is a chance that if your costume fee is not paid on time that we may not be able to order your costume in time and your dancer will not be able to perform.
Level Placement Dancers will be placed in class levels based on age, previous dance experience, current technique, and work ethic in class. All level placements are the recommendation of the instructors and directors and are non-negotiable. This system is in place to ensure that dancers of all levels are receiving the highest quality of instruction possible.