At Studio D, we feel that structure is a key element in providing a healthy environment for kids to express themselves. These policies were instituted for the safety and enjoyment of the students, parents and staff of Studio D. Please take time to carefully read these and communicate them to your child so they can adhere to them. At all times, the most important things to remember at Studio D are courtesy, respect, and love.
A clear dress code is outlined for each class in this document. Students are expected to follow the dress code and if they are not in accordance with it, he or she may be asked to observe the class instead of dancing.
Please make sure you child has eaten prior to class and is properly hydrated so he or she can maintain a healthy energy level.
For class students should bring:
- A respectful attitude
- A dance bag with the necessary shoes for class
- A small towel
- A filled water bottle with a lid
For class students should wear:
- Required dancewear and cover up clothing
- Street shoes on the way in and out of the studio
- Hair neatly tied back and up off the neck. A ponytail, French braid, or buns are great options.
- No jewelry (studded earrings excepted)
All shoes and dancewear should be marked on the inside with your child's first and last name. Each student is responsible for personal belongings.
Students should arrive five minutes prior to their class time and wait until the door is open before entering their studio. The instructor will open the door, thus signaling to the students that they may enter. Please do not open the doors until the instructor is ready.
Once the student arrives, they should proceed directly into their studio with everything he or she needs for class. Students should change their shoes in the studio. No dance shoes should ever be worn outside the studio. In the winter, students should remove their boots and proceed directly into their studio to put on their dance shoes.
Please be respectful to the staff and ensure your child does not arrive too early and that he or she is picked up on time.
Please have your child wait inside the studio until you have arrived to pick them up. If your child is under the age of eight, a parent or guardian must come inside to get the child. This is to ensure their safety.
- No food is allowed in the studios.
- All visiting children must have adult supervision while at Studio D. There is no running, throwing of toys, yelling, loud talking, etc. Parents, we rely on you to be responsible for your own children!
- There is no running.
- Please no strollers.
- Studio D is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
- Studio D reserves the right to use time-out as a means of discipline.
No cell phones or texting permitted during class.
Enrollment and Payment
Studio D is a cumulative academy of dance. Our curriculum uses each weekly class to build technique, skill, and choreography, therefore, it is not a drop-in program. Enrollment and tuition are ongoing until you submit written notice of withdrawal. Withdrawals can be made at the end of the fall semester, at the end of the spring semester, and at the end of the summer semester, with no penalty. We automatically process monthly credit/debit card payments until your semester balance is paid in full.
In addition to tuition:
- There is a $60 non-refundable annual registration fee for new students. Enrollment may be canceled up to 7 days after the date of the first class with no penalty, after 7 days there is a $175 termination fee per child per class.
- Studio D has a performance every spring. Therefore, if your child is enrolled in the spring, there is also a non-refundable performance fee (per family) and costume fee (per costume) if your child is going to participate in the performance.
The method of payment accepted is automatic withdrawal of credit or debit cards. Tuition is processed on the first business day of the month. Late payments will result in a $35 late fee. Tuition is non-refundable. I agree to comply with the card-holder agreement. I understand that I can receive a printed monthly statement or credit card receipt upon written request. I understand enrollment fees are non-refundable and assessed at the commencement of a new dance year and upon registration.
A declined card will be charged a $25 fee. You will be notified after the first instance and it is the customer's responsibility to provide a valid card to the front desk. If your payment information on file is not updated and your account is more than 15 days past due your child will be asked to observe class instead of dancing. Any remaining unpaid balances on accounts will be processed on the first of the month. Studio D reserves the right to place delinquent accounts in collections. Performance tickets and costumes will not be distributed until the account is current. There are no refunds given under any circumstance, this includes for missed classes, due to bad weather or other student absences. Unfortunately, some classes fall on holidays or breaks. There is NO refund for these classes and classes are not rescheduled.
Withdrawal and Class Cancellations:
If a student does not wish to continue classes mid-semester, no refund will be given and termination fees will be assessed. Cancellations must be made before the 24th of the month to stop payment on the following month. Customer can choose to continue monthly payments and have a credit on their Studio D account for the total amount of classes not attended.
Once a student has enrolled, to withdraw from class, cancellations must be made in writing by email to info@studioDdance.com. Online registrations that do not show up for class are responsible for the full semester of tuition and any related fees. If an existing student returns to class the next semester, he/she is enrolling as a new student and therefore subject to enrollment fees. Absences should be submitted in writing by email to info@studioDdance.com in order to be eligible for make-up classes. Make-up classes will be allowed if scheduled within one week of the absence. Make-ups must be completed within the same semester in a class of equal or lesser value. If a student makes up more classes than absences, the fee for the greater cost class will be assessed. Some classes may not have a make-up option if there are no other classes of that type. If the student is absent, the parent acknowledges that no refund will be provided. For weather related closings please visit www.studioDdance.com.
These policies are subject to change at any time and it is the customer’s responsibility to stay informed. The Studio D Academy of Dance, LLC website is the primary vehicle for Studio D Academy of Dance, LLC information. It is the customer's responsibility to register for and use the customer portal on the website and to completely and accurately provide and maintain any information necessary. By using the customer portal, you are agreeing to all Studio D policies. By registering your child for classes at Studio D Academy of Dance, you are automatically opted-in to all studio-related communications. Studio D Academy of Dance, LLC reserves the right to make any changes, cancellations, or modifications to any schedule or operation.
By using the Studio D facility, you agree that you have read, understand, and agree to all studio policies including payment policies, on-premise studio policies, attendance and dress code policies, and any other policies set forth by Studio D Academy of Dance, LLC. Enrollment is for a minimum of one semester.
We require a 50% credit or debit card deposit to hold the date for all events and the balance is due the day of the event.
Since Studio D is a cumulative academy of dance, attendance is required to build skill, technique and so students can advance their dance education. Attendance is tracked and progress reports are issued. Please make every effort to have your child at every class. Any student with more than four absences in the four months prior to a performance will not be allowed to participate in the performance.
Make-Up Classes/Studio Closings
Absences should be submitted in writing by email to info@studioDdance.com in order to be eligible for make-up classes. Make-up classes will be allowed if scheduled within one week of the absence. Make-ups must be completed within the same semester in a class of equal or lesser value. If a student makes up more classes than absences, the fee for the greater cost class will be assessed. Some classes may not have a make-up option since there are no other classes of that type. If the student is absent, the parent acknowledges that no refund will be provided. For weather related closings please visit www.studioDdance.com.
Students are required to be covered by their own family insurance. Studio D does not carry medical insurance for dancers. We will ask you to provide this information in the student’s profile in case of emergency.
Parental communication is paramount at Studio D which is why we have we have adopted the latest technologies so parents can be kept informed in real-time. The primary and official place for any Studio D updates, news, or changes is the website. The main form of communication is email. Just as it is Studio D’s responsibility to update, maintain and ensure the accuracy of information presented, it is your responsibility to provide accurate information and to stay informed. At the time of registration, parent’s will be asked to complete a family profile and a student profile which contains all necessary information for Studio D to take good care of your child including contact information, insurance information, allergies, school information and more. Please help us by completing this information thoroughly and maintaining its accuracy. It is your responsibility to keep your profile current and to be aware of studio policies and announcements. We do not share information provided with outside parties.
If a problem or concern arises, please contact the studio so it can be addressed. Without feedback we have no way of knowing how we are performing. So please use our feedback form on the website.
Studio D reserves the right to make any changes, cancellations, or modifications to any schedule, policy, or operation and no refunds will be issued for such changes under any circumstance.