Our Dance School Policies
All payments can be made by cash, or personal check. Make checks payable to DANCE4LIFE. Any re- turned checks will incur a $35 fee. If a second check is returned, DANCE4LIFE will no longer accept checks from such client. For the September - June calendar year, clients may choose to pay in equal monthly installments, [the first due at the time of registration], two equal payments, [the first due at the time of registration and the second due, the first full week of classes in January], or in full at the time of registration. A 10% discount will be given if the full tuition is paid at the time of registration. The discount applies to the class fees only, not the registration fee. If a client opts for the monthly installments, payment will be due during the first full week of classes for each month. After the first full week of classes, if tuition has not been paid, a late fee of $20 will be added. If a student slips in and takes class without tuition/ late fee being paid, a $20 ʻwalk-inʼ fee will be added to the account for every class taken until ac- count is brought current. Payments for each month are required and remain the same regardless of the length of the month. Deductions will not be made for missed classes. NOTE: Those who pay monthly, must pay May and June tuition together, during the first full week of classes in May. CASH ONLY. Students with unpaid tuition will not be permitted to participate in class. D4L reserves the right to dismiss a student based on non-payment.
Registration, tuition and costume deposits/fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Should it be- come necessary to discontinue classes for any reason, you must inform the office in writing. This may be done by mailing a letter, sending an email or hand delivering letter to the office. You are financially re- sponsible for all payments up to the time that formal notification is made. If you choose to return to the program all applicable fees for registration will apply. (see current brochure) Returning to the program may incur additional fees and must be approved by the director.
DROP OFF & PICK UP
Students may not arrive more than 15 minutes before their scheduled class time. Students MUST be picked up immediately after their class has ended. Students who are not immediately picked up will have a $1 per minute childcare fee added to their account. This fee must be satisfied in cash before the start of the next day that the student is scheduled for class. Fees not paid will result in the student not being permitted to participate in class. No exceptions.
Any students that are registered in Level 1 - Level 2b must have a parent/guardian in the building to moni- tor them if they have a break between their classes. If there is no parent/ guardian to monitor the student between classes, a $60 per hour, ( $1 per minute ) , childcare fee will be assessed. This fee must be sat- isfied in cash before the start of the next day that the student is scheduled for class. Fees not paid will result in the student not being permitted to participate in class. No exceptions.
FOOD AND DRINK
No food of any kind is permitted in the studio, dressing area or lobby. Clear bottled water only.
Students are required to be dressed in proper dance attire with shoes applicable for class. Hair must be pulled off of face and neck secured in a neat bun or neat ponytail. Ponytails draping down the back are not acceptable. If ponytail passes your collar, it must be secured in a bun. Ballies, beads and or bar- rettes are not permitted in class. In addition, head scarves, doo-rags, and the like are not acceptable as well. Please adjust hair accordingly. A thin elastic headband in BLACK ONLY, may be worn in class to secure bangs. Leotards and tights MUST be free of holes and runs. A plain black tank leotard and suntan transition foot tights will be the standard for all classes. Leotards with rhinestones, attached skirts or em- bellishments are not permitted. Proper dance tights are required. Tights that have a separation line on the thighs, or footless fashion tights with a lace bottom, rhinestones etc.. are not permitted. NO jewelry is to be worn. Underwear are not to be worn under dance clothes, as your dance attire is the only clothing needed for instruction. Dancewear MUST be clean. Dress code is strictly enforced. Unprepared stu- dents will not be permitted to participate in class. Furthermore, students with unclean dance clothing and or runs and holes in clothing will not be permitted to participate in class. Policy re- minders will be given.
Regular attendance will enable the student to experience positive growth. If a student is going to be ab- sent, they are required to call the office, (parent/guardian if under 18), to leave their name and class that they will be missing. Three absences will result in an inquiry as to whether or not the student will continue classes. Five absences will result in the student being dropped from that class. Refunds will not be given.
Students should plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of their class. This will allow them to get changed and begin to stretch. If a student is 10 minutes late they will be asked to sit and watch, as they will have missed vital stretches that will prepare them for further movement. It is also a distraction to the other students when someone arrives after the start of class. If a student is going to be late, they are re- quired to call the office, (parent/guardian if under 18), to leave their name and class that they will be late for. Once student has arrived, they must check in with the registrar to get approved entry into the studio. If not during office hours, student must knock on the studio door to enter. Parents/guardians are NOT to enter the dance studio for any reason. Three times late will result in an inquiry as to whether or not the student will continue classes. Five times late will result in the student be- ing dropped from that class. Refunds will not be given. Policy reminders will be given.
STUDIO ETIQUETTE D4L
is an environment that promotes a safe haven for learning, both physically and emotionally. All cli- ents, STUDENTS and PARENTS/GUARDIAN alike, are commissioned to act in respectful and honorable fashion at all times. Clients that handle themselves in an irate, disrespectful, or offensive manner will be immediately dismissed from the program. Refunds will not be given.
Proper placement will ensure a good foundation and proper growth. Students will be assessed on age and ability and placed accordingly. DANCE4LIFE will adjust students and encourage classes that offer a level which will garnish the best progressive results for the student. Students will be moved when they have mastered the curriculum of that level according to D4L standards. This is at the discretion of the Di- rector, not the parent/ guardian.
No one is permitted to observe classes. There will be designated times and dates throughout the year when visitors will be welcome into the studio.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Any questions about the program should be brought to the front desk. Clients, (students, parents/ guardi- ans), must not approach the instructors. This includes calling, texting or using internet correspondence such as email, facebook, instagram, twitter etc.The registrar will be more than happy to assist you with any inquiries that you may have.
END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE
All students enrolled in DANCE4LIFE are invited to take part in the end of year performance. This a wonderful opportunity for the students to showcase what they have learned all year. In a theater setting, with the backdrop of their proud family members, it culminates a vigorous year of training. By participating there will be additional cost related to the preparation for this concert. Costumes, shoes, tights, accesso- ries, tickets, ads etc. Costume fees are as follows: Small child - large child $65 per costume. Small adult - large adult $70 per costume. Extra large adult and up $80 per costume. If you are not sure the size being ordered for your child, please check with the registrar. As a note: costumes sizes are different than street clothing sizes. Be mindful that this cost does not include the tights and shoes needed for the performance. At the time of registration a $10 per class costume deposit must be paid to secure a costume being ordered. The second costume payment, 1/2 of the balance, will be due the sec- ond full week of classes in November. The balance will be due the second full week of classes in January. A costume will not be ordered for any student whose second costume payment has not been paid. Stu- dents whose costume payments are not made on time will not be permitted to participate in class. Once the account has been brought current, the student may return to class. NO EXCEPTIONS. If a final costume balance remains after the January due date, $15 PER COSTUME will be added to the balance due. This will go towards the separate shipping of your/your child’s costume, as it will not have been packaged to ship with the rest of the class. Adding this shipping fee is the only way to ensure that your/your child’s costume will arrive in time for your/their participation in the con- cert. Costume fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
DANCE4LIFE School Of The Arts And Training Institute recognizes our obligation to make sure our students and their parents are aware of the risk and hazards involved in the sport of dance. Please download and sign release form and turn it into office.