Policies & Procedures
SEASON 2021-22. Each season at A Time for Dance is made up of 3 sessions that include 12 classes per session. Each class day may be on a slightly different schedule than the others due to holidays, studio closures and rehearsal and performance schedules. Your session dates will be determined at the beginning of the season. Your registration fee will be applied at the time of registering for your first class. If your child plans to participate in the end-of-year performance, you will receive a costume deposit fee assessed during session II and a costume balance fee during session III. Classes begin the week of August 23rd, 2021 and will conclude on June 19th, 2022. This date is subject to change based on the date of the end-of-year performance.
TUITION. Enrollment is by 3 month sessions (12 classes per session, except summer - 8 classes). Annual registration fee is $35.00 for the first child and $5 for each additional child in the same family due upon registration. Tuition is due at the beginning of each of the 3 sessions by cash, check, Amex, Visa or Mastercard. Register students must have a credit card on file. The credit card on file will be charged on the first day of the session. You will be informed of this date in advance via text message. If you want to provide another form of payment you must inform us ahead of time and provide alternate payment by the first day of class. If tuition is not paid by the second class of the session, we will charge the check or credit card on file. For any payment that is not submitted by the date of services rendered, the family will receive a $25 late fee. Insufficient fund checks will be subject to a $25 fee.
Tuition Processing Dates for the 2021-22 season will be as follows.
Session I: Sept 1st (will include registration fee)
Session II: Dec 5th (will include costume deposit, $35)
Session III: March 3rd (will include costume balance if applicable)
Discounted tuition is available to anyone who pays for the entire year (all 3 sessions) in advance. This does not include registration and costume fees.
MISSED CLASS/CANCELLATION. Tuition pays for your child’s space in the class- regardless of attendance. In the event that a student misses a class a makeup lesson will be provided and must be completed within the session. There are no tuition credits for missed classes. If a student chooses to drop a class we must be notified at least two weeks in advance in writing. Unused tuition will be used as credit towards a different class. TUITION IS NON REFUNDABLE.
PUNCTUALITY POLICY. Please be on time to take class as the warmup period at the beginning of class is necessary. For your safety, students will not be permitted after 10 minutes. Children should be dropped off and picked up in a timely manner. Late pickups will incur a $10 childcare fee for each 15 minutes.
ATTIRE. Proper attire must be worn in class, students will not be able to take class without correct attire for that class. Hair must be securely pulled away from face and no jewelry is allowed. For the purposes of modesty, dancers are to wear street clothes, to both arrive and depart from the studio. Students must NEVER wear dance shoes outside of the studio, the street oils damage shoes and the studio floor.
PARENT OBSERVERS: We are happy to allow parents to visit and observe their children’s classes but ask that you are respectful. Talking during class or loud siblings can be distracting to students in class. In addition- NO FOOD, DRINKS OR GUM ARE ALLOWED IN STUDIO AREA.
The staff at A Time For Dance reserves the right to refuse anyone from taking class due to repeated disregard or negligence of studio policies and payment delinquencies, disruptive behavior, or any other reason that puts the dance studio, its staff or members in jeopardy.
A Time for Dance owns the rights to video or photographic material of students.
EMERGENCY RELEASE: In the event of an emergency in which I cannot be reached, I hereby authorize A Time for Dance staff to obtain whatever medical treatment deemed necessary for the welfare of my child. I further understand and agree that I will be financially responsible for all the charges and fees incurred in the rendering of said emergency treatment, regardless of whether or not my insurance covers such treatment.
I give my consent to my child’s participation in the activities provided at A Time For Dance. I fully understand that there is always a possibility of serious risks involved with dance, gymnastics etc.. By signing this agreement I release, discharge and covenant not to sue A Time for Dance, its administrators and staff absolve and release a Time For Dance from any and all liability, claims, demands, losses or damages that may be incurred by my child in the activities sponsored by A Time For Dance. Having read and understood and being in agreement with this release, I have registered my child under this agreement. I have also read, understood and agreed to all of the rules and regulations provided at A Time For Dance.