REGISTRATION POLICIES

PLEASE READ BELOW BEFORE YOU REGISTER! After you read these policies, there is link at the bottom of the page to GO BACK TO register–

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN DANCE ATTITUDES!

DANCE ATTITUDES IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING A POSITIVE, MOTIVATIONAL, DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACH TO ALL CLASSES. CLASSES ARE CAREFULLY RATED BY AGE AND ABILITY AND ARE TAUGHT BY A FULLY ACCREDITED STAFF. WE DO OUR UTMOST TO ENHANCE YOUR CHILD’S SELF WORTH IN BOTH DANCE AND LIFE SITUATIONS.

FORMER STUDENTS :
will be registering now (first). Please use this opportunity, so the classes you want do not get closed out. Siblings of former students are considered former students

NEW STUDENTS:
will be registering as of June 1st. You may register sooner to be first on list, but former students will have priority.


DESCRIPTION OF CLASSES

INTRODUCTION TO DANCE – 2 TO 2 ½ YEAR OLDS (NO RECITAL).

BALLET/JAZZ COMBO CLASS– COMBO CLASS OFFERED TO 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS.

HIP HOP/ACRO COMBO-  2 FUN DISCIPLINES WRAPPED INTO ONE WITH A HIP HOP DANCE IN OUR ANNUAL RECITAL. NO ACRO DANCE AT RECITAL! FOR 3-6 YR OLDS. 1 HR TO 1 HR AND 15 MIN OF FUN! HIP HOP DANCE FOR RECITAL!
TAKE THIS CLASS IN ADDITION TO BALLET/JAZZ – **This is taken in addition to a ballet/jazz class!

BALLET/TAP/JAZZ COMBO CLASS– COMBO CLASS OFFERED TO ALL 5 -6 YEAR OLDS. 

KINDERGARTEN CLASSES – MOST STUDENTS TRY 1 BALLET/JAZZ/TAP COMBO CLASS AND 1 HIP HOP/ACRO COMBO CLASS OR CHEER FUNK CLASS IN ADDITION TO THAT!

1ST GRADE CLASSES – MOST STUDENTS TRY 1 BALLET/JAZZ/TAP COMBO CLASS AND 1 HIP HOP/ACRO COMBO CLASS OR CHEER FUNK CLASS IN ADDITION TO THAT!

CHEER FUNK– FUN WITH POM POMS. THE GIRLS LOVE THIS! **MOST STUDENTS TAKE THIS IN ADDITION TO BALLET/JAZZ.

BALLET, TAP, JAZZ– THESE CLASSES ARE SEPARATED BY DISCIPLINE & OFFERED TO 7-15 YEAR OLDS.

2ND GRADE AND UP RECREATIONAL  – MOST STUDENTS TRY 1 BALLET/JAZZ COMBO CLASS AND ADD 1 HIP HOP CLASS AND 1 TAP CLASS TO THAT ON THE SAME DAY! THEY ALSO CAN TRY A CHEER FUNK CLASS IN ADDITION TO THAT!

ACRO – PROMOTES FLEXIBILITY & TUMBLING TRICKS. (NO RECITAL) 

HIP HOP – STREET DANCING AND MTV JAZZ

TEAM AND PREP – TEAM STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A CONTRACT SHORTLY EXPLAINING CLASSES THEY ARE TAKING

POINTE – CLASSES ARE BY INVITATION FOR STUDENTS ENTERING 6TH GRD & UP OR 12 YRS & UP


COSTS:
REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE FEE-
$35.00 PER STUDENT FOR FORMER RECREATIONAL STUDENTS

$50.00 FOR NEW RECREATIONAL STUDENTS

$62 PER TEAM/PREP TEAM STUDENT

*EACH STUDENT HAS AN INDIVIDUAL TUITION.

SIBLINGS GET A 5% DISCOUNT ON SECOND CHILD, 3RD/4TH CHILD OR EQUAL/LESSOR VALUE ON TUITION ONLY.

2 OR MORE SIBLINGS ON TEAM BOTH RECEIVE A 3% DISCOUNT ON TUITION ONLY.

YOU MAY PAY FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR UP FRONT AND RECEIVE 6% OFF IF YOU PAY IN FULL BY JUNE 15TH WITH CASH OR CHECK, RECEIVE 5% OFF IF YOU PAY IN FULL BY JUNE 15TH WITH A CREDIT CARD OR BY JULY 15TH WITH CASH OR CHECK, RECEIVE 3% OFF IF YOU PAY IN FULL WITH A CREDIT CARD BY JULY 15TH. (THESE DATES ARE ENFORCED-)

YOU MAY ALSO CHOOSE TO BREAK YOUR YEARLY TUITION INTO 10 PAYMENTS. IF YOU CHOOSE THIS OPTION, YOU PAY FIRST PAYMENT, LAST PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION FEE UP FRONT AND THEN START PAYING MONTHLY FROM OCTOBER TO MAY. APRIL AND MAY ARE CHARGED IN APRIL AT THAT SAME TIME!

****You may choose to pay upfront with a discount or you will pay monthly. If you choose to pay monthly, you will pay 1st and Last pmt up front. These payments will not be refunded after Jan 1, 2019. If you choose to pay upfront, you will not be refunded the equivalent of the last pmt after Jan 1, 2020.


TUITION:

TUITION IS BASED ON 30 LESSONS PER YEAR. IT IS A YEARLY TUITION, NOT MONTHLY. YOU CAN PAY MONTHLY BY BREAKING DOWN YOUR YEARLY TUITION IN 10 PMTS, BUT TUITION IS NOT BASED ON A MONTHLY AMOUNT OF CLASSES– IT IS BASED ON A YEARLY AMOUNT OF 30 CLASSES. IF SNOW DAYS, BRING YOUR LESSONS TO BELOW 30, THEN THAT CLASS WILL BE MADE UP. IF A CERTAIN DAY PER WEEK GET OVER 30 LESSONS, A MAKE-UP WILL NOT BE GIVEN UNLESS THEIR AMOUNT GOES BELOW 30 LESSONS.


 

ATTENDANCE:
PLEASE CALL THE STUDIO IF YOUR CHILD IS GOING TO BE ABSENT FOR ANY REASON.

MAKE UP CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE TILL FEB 1ST.

ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND CLASS REGULARLY AND TO BE ON TIME. ANY ABSENCE FROM CLASS HAMPERS A STUDENT’S PROGRESS AND IMPEDES THE GENERAL PROGRESS OF THE GROUP.

WE CANNOT MAKE-UP CLASSES DUE TO WEATHER UNLESS IT PERSISTS!


 

RECITAL:
WE EXPECT OUR RECITALS TO BE THE THIRD FULL WEEKEND IN MAY (16TH – 17TH) 2020

BASED ON THIS YEAR, DRESS REHEARSALS FOR RECITAL WILL BE TWO OR THREE WEEKS BEFORE RECITAL. YOU WILL USUALLY HAVE ONE DAY OF DRESS REHEARSAL UNLESS YOU ARE IN MULTIPLE CLASSES. DRESS REHEARSAL USUALLY RUNS LESS THAN 2 HOURS.

SIBLINGS MAY BE IN SEPARATE RECITALS. SOME COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS WILL BE GIVEN FOR THE SECOND RECITAL IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE COMPLETELY SPLIT UP.

HIP HOP DANCES MAY BE SPLIT FROM YOUR REGULAR DANCES. ACRO AND 2 1/2 YR OLDS DO NOT PERFORM A DANCE IN OUR ANNUAL RECITAL.

OUR ANNUAL RECITAL IS PART OF YOUR CHILD’S TRAINING, (DANCING IS A PERFORMING ART). STUDENTS LEARN COOPERATION, STAGE DIRECTION, TO OVERCOME SHYNESS, AND TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES. PARTICIPATION IS MANDATORY. ALL STUDENTS ARE OBLIGATED TO PURCHASE A COSTUME FOR EACH CLASS.


RECITAL COSTS:

Recital Charge – There is a Recital fee for all students! This is a $69 fee for the first student in your family, and a $28 charge for each additional student! This fee covers a recital t-shirt, video, and some pictures from the stage and possible dress rehearsal class pics! This fee is NON-refundable if you leave DA and will be charged to your account January 1st. This is in addition to the registration/Ins Fee taken at registration!

THE AVERAGE COSTUME COST THIS YEAR IS APPROXIMATELY: $90- $125 FOR RECREATIONAL STUDENTS (THIS COST INCLUDES HEADPIECES, ALTERATIONS AND TIGHTS FOR THE RECREATIONAL STUDENT!)

**NOTE- COSTS ABOVE ARE JUST AN ESTIMATE BASED ON YEARS PRIOR.

***RECREATIONAL CLASSES – WE BREAK DOWN THE COSTUME CHARGES INTO 2 PAYMENTS FOR YOU. AN $80 COSTUME DEPOSIT (FOR EACH COSTUME) FOR RECREATIONAL STUDENTS IS DUE BY OCTOBER 15TH. THIS 1ST COSTUME DEPOSIT IS ONLY REFUNDABLE UP TO NOVEMBER 1ST. THE SECOND & LAST NON-REFUNDABLE COSTUME PAYMENT IS THE BALANCE AND DUE BY JAN 1ST.

****All Ballet/Jazz/Tap COMBO classes- Kindergarten thru 2nd graders will have 2 costumes for 3 dances. One will be a ‘SINGLE’ costume used for one dance and then one costume will have two pieces to create two different looks for the 2 other dances. This will result in TWO deposits of $80 each for these classes!

Example- A Ballet/Jazz/Tap Combo class does 3 dances in the recital (Ballet, Jazz and Tap)– One costume may be used solely for Ballet and then One costume will be used for Jazz and Tap. The costume used for Jazz and Tap, will use the same bodysuit but have two different bottoms and maybe even different accessories to make them look different. We do this to save our customers the trouble of paying for 3 separate costumes while still allowing their child to perform 3 dances in our annual recital.

STUDENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO GET THE CORRECT SHOES TO WEAR FOR THE ANNUAL RECITAL AND IN CLASS.
TICKETS WILL BE APPROXIMATELY $26.00 PER TICKET AND TICKET SALES ARE DONE THROUGH A LOTTERY BLOCK SYSTEM.


DANCE CALENDAR LINK:
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU MARK YOUR CALENDARS WITH ALL OF THE NEW HOLIDAY CLOSINGS. THEY ARE ON THE WEBSITE ALREADY!

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE WEBSITE WHEN THE WEATHER IS QUESTIONABLE!


LATE FEE CHARGES-

PAYMENTS ARE DUE THE 1ST CLASS OF EACH MONTH.

ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A CREDIT CARD ON FILE. IF TUITION IS NOT PAID BY THE 15TH, YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL BE CHARGED.

SAME AS THIS PAST YEAR, THERE IS A 2% LATE FEE. THIS LATE FEE WILL BE CHARGED ON YOUR ACCOUNT FOR ANY UNPAID BALANCE ON THE 20TH OF EACH MONTH. OUR COMPUTER SOFTWARE WILL AUTOMATICALLY CHARGE THIS FEE!


BOUNCE CHECK FEE:
THERE WILL BE A $25.OO FEE FOR BOUNCED CHECKS AND ABOVE LATE POLICY WILL APPLY AS WELL.


WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE, TRUST, SUPPORT, AND CONFIDENCE. WE KNOW YOUR CHILDREN ARE YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION AND WE THANK YOU FOR ENTRUSTING US WITH THEM. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD AND WANT THE BEST FOR HIM/HER IN ALL THEIR FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

Thank you,
Shari, Paige and the entire D.A. Staff

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