Registration fee of $25 per returning dancer, $30 per new dancer, $50 family max is due at registration, prior to enrollment.
Tuition is based on the entire dance season. Classes begin in September and carry through to June of the next calendar year. Tuition is split into nine monthly installments. Tuition is not calculated by how many classes are in each given month. Tuition will not be pro-rated for sickness, weather, or withdrawal. Tuition is due in full for any given month if withdrawal is not presented in writing prior to the last day of the month before.
Each family is required to have a credit or debit card on file. We accept all major credit cards including American Express. Every account will automatically be charged monthly tuition on the 1st of each month using your card on file. If you choose to pay your tuition by cash or cashiers check you must submit this payment to the studio by the last business day prior to the 1st of the month. If cash or check is not received by the 1st of the month your card on file will be charged. A 4% processing fee will be applied to all payments made by cardit/debit.
All accounts will be charged a $25 late fee if a full account payment is not received by the 7th of the month. Late costume/competition/rehearsal fee payments constitute as a late account payment and are subkect to the $25 late fee. Parents are respsonsible for updating payment/contact information if it changes mid season.
Our establishment accepted credit/debit, cash and certified bank or cashiers check as forms of payment. We do not accept personal checks for any reason.
The child of any family whose account is past due may be ineligible to participate in class. Families who do not pay their account in full by May 7th of the given season will lose ticket purchasing priveleges and their child may lose performance privileges for Showcase. Balances are not allowed to be carried from one season to another.
Credits on all accounts are void as of June 1st of any given season. Credits may not be used to purchase Showcase tickets. Credits are non-transferable. All fundraising will be applied to families accounts as a credit. Credits will always be applied to the most past due item(s) on your account.
Families whose children participate in a Company program are responsible for a $125 withdrawal fee if their child is withdrawn from the studio between the months of January-May in any given season. This fee covers the cost of faculty time to re-choreograph and re-block our routines.
Refunds will be given on a case to case basis. The studio does not refund any outside fees for any reason, including but not limited to costumes, competitions, conventions. We do not issue refunds on class tuition for weather related cancellations or student sickness. The studio will make up classes that are cancelled due to instructor circumstances. We do not makeup classes for weather related cancellations. Class tuition will be refunded, in the form of a studio credit only, if our establishment cancels a class due to low enrollment.
Costumes are ordered by the studio and purchased by families. Costume fees include your childs costume pieces, may include tights for younger children as well as shipping/handling. Families are responsible for all return/exchange shipping and fees. Shoes are not included in your childs costume fees. Costume fees are due in two installments in September and October. Families who pay for costumes and withdraw from the studio without notice forfeit their costumes and payments made towards them. Families who withdraw from the studio with written notice and who have paid their deposit/balance in full must contact our office at the end of our season and arrange a pick up of their costumes.
Discounts are presented to families wiht more than one child participating in dance classes. Email us for specific discounts. Receive one free month of dance when you pay for your season in full on or by October 1st. Refer a new family who participates for the full season and your May tuition is on us.
All new and current dancers who plan on performing with DanceSpace in the coming season must attend and participate in summer dance camps. Your enrollment into dance camp is your audition for the season. Our faculty is looking for dancers who are timely, hardworking, who take and apply corrections well, who strive for their own personal greatness, have strong sportmanship and provide support for their peers/team, and one who has a deep love and passion for dance and performance.
Our faculty will place your child in an age and level appropriate company. We place dancers based on a variety of factors other than age and ability, our main concern is that dancers are placed in a welcoming but challenging program, that they blend well with their team while being able to bring their specific talents to light, and that they are a postitive influence in all groups that participate in.
While each company program varies in offerings, all dancers must enroll in all required classes for their level, no exceptions. Ballet is required of all company dancers, there will be no excpetions made to this rule. We firmly believe that Ballet is the foundation of all dance training, and a strong foundation creates a well rounded and prepared dancer.
As we are a performance studio, we require all dancers to hold their training as a first priority amoungst other hobbies and sports. Dancers are not allowed to participate in seasonal sports that will take them out of class on a daily or weekly basis for a number of weeks.
Dancers in our company programs will perform in 1-5 group routines depending on their level. Costumes will be needed for each group that your child is performing in. Dancers may also learn additional routines in their classes for our Annual Showcase, and for our community performances. We aim to keep all Showcase and community performance costuming at either a no or low cost for families.
Specialities are offered to dancers who exhibit, firstly, full support of their team. We will not offer solos to any new students to our studio. If your child is new to the studio and would like to participate in a duo/trio we will do our best to find a pairing, although not garaunteed. Dancers must be participating in a company program and be enrolled in Ballet and corresponding genre of dance to participate. We will not privately train any single student with only specialites as part of our team. We can and will offer private training and choreography to dancers who wish to remain independant and register for their own events outside of our studio representation.
Our faculty is available to speak/meet during studio business hours only, please make an appointment by email. Faculty is not to be approached during class time while they are instructing. We do not respond to inquiries via social media or through personal phone/email. To contact our faculty email DanceSpaceStudios@gmail.com. We are in the office and answering all inquiries by email M-Th. We are out of the office on weekends.
Dancers are expected to attend their regular classes, exceptions will be given to students who have mandatory school/religious events. Dancers will not be excused from rehearsals for sports or for work. Dancers who are part of a school dance program must present any class/event conflicts before the season begins, the studio expects that those dancers will make our competition events their first priority if conflicts arise.
The studio will not offer makeup classes for weather cancellations. Weather cancellations will be posted to our facebook no later than 2pm on any given day and all families will receive a cancellation email. We encourage all families to check their email before leaving to travel to the studio on any given day.
Our studio has the right to use any and all media that is taken by or purchased by our faculty on our website and social media pages to promote our choreogrpahy and recognitions. If a child withdraws from the studio we continue to hold the right to use these images or video to promote our faculty's talents. Dancers who receive a custom made costume through Born2ShineDesigns, our sister company, will be photographed. Their image and likeness will be used to promote that brand and by registering for classes at DanceSpaceStudios you agree to those terms.
We covet our studio space and strive to maintain a clean, friendly, and positive atmosphere for our dancers to train in. We ask that our families follow in our footsteps and bring only good attitudes and open minds to our space. If you do have any issues with our services, staff, or your childs progress we encourage you to schedule a private meeting through email. Any families who are deemed to be a negative influence on our teams or those who are found to be pressuring, threatening, or spreading gossip about our business will be asked to leave immediately, their postition on the team void. We do not tolerate hate or hateful actions/talk.