School Policies


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Parents and adult students will be asked to sign and agree to these policies.


Registration

Registration: A non-refundable fee of $30 per family is required yearly at time of registration. $15 of this fee is credited to tuition if student is pre-registered by recital 2009. The registration fee is waived is the year's tuition is paid full by the same date.

Payment of Fees

When signing up for dance, you are signing up for classes from September through May. Payment for these classes is for the year in advance or in monthly installments. Payment shall be made by bank draft, credit or debit card, check or cash. Monthly payments are due the first of each month, September through May. All forms of payment can be taken at the dance office. Online payments can be made by bank draft, credit or debit card. Tuition is pro-rated if dancer is starting after the first week of the dance year. Registration closes January 15th. The month of September is non-refundable. All tuition not paid by the 1st of the month is subject to $10 late fee.

Payment by Automatic Bank Account Debit or Automatic Credit Card Charge


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Tuition will be debited from your bank account or charged to your credit card on the 1st day of each month from September-May. You must sign an auto-debit / auto- credit card charge authorization form or choose this as an option when registering for classes online. Declined cards and accounts are subject to the $20 NSF fee.

Payment by Self Schedule

Tuition will be paid by the first of the month by cash or check at the dance office, or by credit/debit card, or bank draft online. Parent may also pay for other fees (tickets, costumes, competition fees, etc.) by this method. Checks are made payable to Allegro Dance Arts. All NSF checks, drafts, and declined card payments will be charged a $20 fee. Costume, Recital, Convention and Competition Fees: Parent agrees to sign required release forms for these extra activities. By signing associated forms, parent agrees to: 1) pay costume deposit of $20 per costume and recital fee of $12 per student for year-end recital by December 1st, 2) pay costume balance by February 1st, 3) understand that these fees are non-refundable after January 1st, 4) pay any Convention and competition fees within 30 days of notice.

Registration

Withdrawal, Cancellation and Refund: There is a two-month minimum for all lessons. (The exception to this rule is the three to five year old dancer who is not ready to take dance.) To withdraw from classes a parent must complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by the school office. The form must be received one month before date of withdrawal. Any automatic bank drafts or credit/debit card charges will stop after the one-month notice period. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, or if a student is unable to participate due to injury or extended illness, a refund for unused classes will be issued. If the school district closes due to bad weather, the studio will also be closed. Dancers are welcome to make these classes up in class of the same level. Weather closings will be posted on our website.

Adding Classes and Changing Levels

All class additions and level changes need to be approved by the office. If your child's teacher recommends a different evel, she will let you and the office know. You can add the class by going online or affirming the change with the office. /p>

Dress Code


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Required dancewear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes. Failure to wear required dancewear could result in student being asked to sit out the class. Repeated failure to wear required dancewear could result in termination of lessons. Students are not permitted to wear jeans or shoes worn outdoors to dance class. For safety reasons, dancers are not permitted to wear jewelry. Long hair must be tied back.

Attendance and Lateness

Attendance and Lateness: If your child will be absent, please call and let the office know. The school reserves the right to have students who come late to class, sit out the class. Repeated lateness may result in termination of lessons. If a student misses more than four classes without notifying the office, the school reserves the right to terminate lessons. After March 1st, a student may only miss up to four classes for each class they take per week classes. If a student misses more, she/he will not be allowed to participate in the year-end dance performance. Regular attendance is key to student progress.

Parent's Responsibility to be Aware of Events and Changes

It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all school activities such as performances, rehearsals, holidays and snow days. The school will post notices, as well as, sending notices home with students. It is the responsibility of the parent to inform the school of any address, telephone or e-mail changes.

Care of Students

Care of Students: It is the responsibility of the parent to make sure their child arrives safely in the building and is picked up promptly after class. The school is responsible for a student only when she/he is in class. Parents with students under the age of five are to remain in the school during their child's class. Parents are welcome to observe class through windowed doors. In studio observation is ONLY allowed with clearance by teacher. For safety concerns, observers are NOT allowed in the stairwell or to observe classes for more than 10 minutes. Parents of young children are welcome to stay in studio room until their child feels comfortable. Hydration is important. Water in a spill-proof bottle is recommended. No food or drink in the studios. Teachers are allowed to eat in the studio, as most teach for more than three hours at a time.

Waiver of Liability

In registering my child for dance classes, I recognize there are risks of injury to my child because of the very nature of the classes themselves. On behalf of my child, I assume all risks associated with any of these classes. I agree to protect and save harmless Allegro Dance Arts, its employees, and instructors from any loss, damage, or expenses as to all claims of liability whatsoever on the part of Allegro Dance Arts, its employees, and instructors.

Photo Release

I grant the school permission to take photographs of my daughter/son to use in brochures, web sites, posters, advertisements and other promotional materials the school creates. Yes _____ No _____

   

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