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Studio Policies

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Tuition Details

We strive to provide an excellent and positive learning experience for all students, allowing them to excel in their chosen dance discipline.



 

 

 

 

Mission: To provide an excellent and positive learning experience for all students, allowing them to excel in their chosen dance discipline.

 

Team: Paige MacDonald is the Owner and Director of ADS. She is here for you and can be contacted by phone or email.

Our team members are:

Heather Bunty               

Elizabeth Davey            

Gail Trotta                     

Lacey Raine Barlow      

Charlotte Solly  Office Manager, she can answer questions regarding enrollment, tuition and billing. Charlotte is also our costume and alteration expert.

All class teachers may be subject to change. In this situation ADS will provide you with a suitably qualified alternative instructor.

 

Dates of Operation:  Fall classes will commence on Tuesday September 3rd 2019.

Thanksgiving break   Thurs. Nov. 28th - Sat. Nov 30th Classes resume on Tues. Dec 3rd 2019

Winter break   Mon. Dec 23rd -Sat. Jan. 4th Classes resume on Tues. Jan. 7th 2020

There are NO afternoon (Thursday) classes on Halloween October 31st 2018      

Spring Break: Mon. March 30th - Sat. April 4th 2020  Classes resume Tues. April 7th 2020

The 2018/19 session will finish Saturday May 30th 2020

 

Recital Dates Wednesday June 3rd and Thursday June 4th 2020 at the Panida Theater Sandpoint

 

Registration fee: A one time, non refundable, fee of $25 per family is required at registration.

 

Tuition:  Tuition fees are non refundable and non transferable.

Tuition fees are due on the 1st of each month, these may be paid in person, by check, cash, Visa or Mastercard only.

Classes are charged on a monthly basis. It should be noted that some months may have 5 classes and other months have less. The fees are not prorated and remain the same for each calendar month.

If a student takes more than one class then discounts can apply for the additional classes. 

The 2019-20 monthly fee structure is as follows:

Wee Dance...…...... $15 Drop In or Punch Card/ $50

Pre-School 3/4......………………...…......………...$55

Ballet 1,Ballet 2.........……......………………….... $55

Adult Ballet ……...……….........… $55 or Punch Card

Ballet 3,4(2x week)…...……...……………….........$100

Jazz 1,2,3,4...….........….........………...…………..$55

Adult Tap, Teen Adult Tap.……... $55 or Punch Card

Tap 1,2,3......…...………...…......………….......... $55

Acro 1,Teen/Adult Acro…………...……...………. $55

Acro 2(2x week)………...……......……………….. $100

Super Stars...…...……......……...………………... $45

Contemporary...……………......………......…..... $55

Lyrical......……...……………………...………...... $55

Teen Hip Hop, Hip Hop 1,2,3......…………….... $55

Pre-Pointe (No discount)..................................... $20

 

Discounts: The second class taken by same student $5, third class $10, fourth class $15, fifth class $20

The pre pointe class is not eligible to be included when discounts are calculated.

 

Family Discount: If more than one family member takes classes at ADS then a $5 discount will be applied per month for each additional person.

 

Late Fees: Payment in considered late on the 10th of the month.  Any account that has not been paid in full will have a late fee of $15 per month until the account is paid in full. A student may be dropped from a class if payment is more than 30 days late.

 

Auto Payment: Please complete the auto payment form for your credit card to be charged automatically on the 1st day of the month. 

 

Returned Checks: If a check is returned from the bank then a fee of $25 will be applied to the account. 

 

Punch Cards: These are only available for the Adult Ballet, Adult Tap and the Wee Dance classes.  The cost of the card is $100 for 10 visits and is valid for 90 days after purchase.

 

Drop in Classes: The fee is $15. Drop in classes are available if the class is below its maximum capacity. This is appropriate for occasional classes only. A release sign in form must be completed.

 

Attendance: All students are expected to arrive on time for a class in the proper attire (see dress code) with hair up in the appropriate style.  Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes early. Parents must be ready to pick up their children as soon as possible after class. ADS is not responsible for watching your child before or after class.

Absences:  ADS reserves the right to drop any student that is absent for more than 2 classes in a month.  For an absence to be excused the parent/student must phone or email the studio (No Texts) prior to the class. Messages or emails should include the student’s name, class and reason for the absence. The Studio Director will make the final decision as to wether the absence is excusable or not. For all absences, both excused and unexcused, there are no refunds or adjustments of tuition fees. Please be aware that many of the classes have waiting lists, so if your child is enrolled in a class regular attendance is essential. There are other children that would like the opportunity to dance.

 

 

Withdrawals: Please inform ADS of any classes that are being dropped. There is a 2 week notice period for any discontinued classes. There are no refunds on costume or registration fees.

 

Make Up Classes: It is the responsibility of the parent/student to coordinate with the Director or the Office Manager to arrange make up classes  It should be understood that it may not always be possible to offer a make up class as some classes are already at the maximum levels and additional students compromise both safety and the quality of instruction.

Repeated adverse weather conditions may also limit the possibility of suitable make up classes.

Make up classes must have a prior arrangement it is not possible to just turn up.

Make up classes must be taken within 15 days of the original absence.

 

Arriving late for class: Any student arriving more than 10 minutes late for class will not be allowed to participate. If the warm up component of the class has been missed it is not advised that the student then dances. This policy is in place to help prevent injuries. In some cases the student may be able to stay and observe the class. Refunds and make up classes are not offered for students that are late. 

 

Cancellations and Closures: ADS follows the Pend Oreille School District closures due to inclement weather. This is to ensure the safety of our dancers and families.

It should be understood that in the winter months repeated adverse weather conditions will limit the opportunity to offer suitable make up classes.

It is your responsibility to stay updated school district weather closures. 

ADS reserves the right to cancel classes due to emergencies and adverse weather. Families will be updated regarding closures and cancellations through email/text and Facebook.

 

Private Lessons: To arrange private lessons please communicate with the Director. Cancellation of the class does require 24 hours notice, if no notice is given then the full charge for the lesson will be applied to the students account.

 

Class Placement and Pre-requisites: Some classes require pre-requisites or permission of an instructor. 

Please ensure that you have completed the necessary conditions or have permission from the Studio Director (Paige MacDonald) before enrolling into the class. If you have not met the class requirements you may be removed from the class. Placement in the correct class with the right experience is very important.

ADS reserves the right to place students according to age, ability and dance experience.

Dance Studio and Lobby:  Only instructors and assistants are allowed in the studio room during class time.

No gum is allowed in the dance room. Water is available and allowed. Please bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.

The waiting area is for the convenience of our students and their families. The lobby is designated to be a quiet space to allow quality instruction to take place. A viewing monitor allows parents to watch the students. Please do not look through the windows.

Please help us to promote the most positive environment and make everyone feel welcome.  If you need to discuss a problem then please arrange a time to talk with the class instructor. Please note that instructors may not have time to talk between or during classes. By scheduling an appointment the instructor can then give you their full attention.

 

Recital: A yearly recital will be held in spring/early summer. A recital packet will be available around Christmas this will detail all the policies relevant to this years recital.

The recital is not mandatory but strongly encouraged.

A recital fee will be charged to cover participation and costume fees.

 

Competitive Dance Team ‘Gems’:  ADS offers a variety of different options as part of the ‘Gems’ program.  A separate document specifying policies is available for those interested.

Admission to the team is by audition only.  

Auditions will be held in September 2019.

For more information please consult with the Studio Director or Office Manager

 

Birthday Parties: ADS offers you the opportunity to host a birthday party at the studio.  

For further information please talk with the Studio Director.

 

Stay Connected: ADS sends out e-mails/texts as events arise or to keep you updated with current events.  If you are not receiving our e–mails please check your spam box or contact the studio.  

We are on Facebook and Instagram.

If you want to be able to receive text messages please indicate this on the registration form.

The parent portal can be accessed from the website www.allegrodancestudio.org this allows you to register for classes and pay tuition. 

 


 

 

Sibling Discount: If more than one family member takes classes at ADS then a $5 discount will be applied per month for each sibling.

Late Fees:Payment in considered late on the 10th of the month.  Any account that has not been paid in full will have a late fee of $15 per month until the account is paid in full. A student may be dropped from a class if payment is more than 30 days late.

Auto Payment: Please complete the auto payment form for your credit card to be charged automatically each month. 

Returned Checks: If a check is returned from the bank then a fee of $25 will be applied to the account. 

Punch Cards: These are only available for the Adult Ballet, Adult Tap and the Wee Dance classes.  The cost of the card is $90 for 10 visits and is valid for 90 days after purchase.

Drop in Classes: The fee is $15. Drop in classes are available if the class is below its maximum capacity. A release sign in form must be completed.
 
Attendance:

 

  • All students are expected to arrive on time for a class.

  • In proper attire (see dress code) with hair up in the appropriate style.

  • Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes early.

  • Parents must be ready to pick up their children as soon as possible after class.

  • ADS is not responsible for children outside of class time

Absences: ADS reserves the right to drop any student that is absent for more than 2 classes in a month.  For an absence to be excused the parent/student must phone or email the studio (No Texts) prior to the class. Messages or emails should include the student’s name, class and reason for the absence. The Studio Director will make the final decision as to whether the absence is excusable or not. For all absences, both excused and unexcused, there are no refunds or adjustments of tuition fees. Please be aware that many of the classes have waiting lists, so if your child is enrolled in a class regular attendance is essential. There are other children that would like the opportunity to dance. 

Withdrawals: Please inform ADS of any classes that are being dropped.  There is a 2 week notice period for any discontinued classes. There are no refunds on costume or registration fees.

Make Up Classes: It is the responsibility of the parent/student to coordinate with the Director or the Office Manager to arrange make up classes  It should be understood that it may not always be possible to offer a make up class as some classes are already at the maximum levels and additional students compromise both safety and the quality of instruction.

Repeated adverse weather conditions may also limit the possibility of suitable make up classes. Make up classes must have a prior arrangement open classes are not available.
Make up classes should be taken within 30 days of the original absence.


Arriving Late for Class: Any student arriving more than 10 minutes late for class will not be allowed to participate. If the warm up component of the class has been missed it is not advised that the student then dances. This policy is in place to help prevent injuries. In some cases the student may be able to stay and observe the class. Refunds and make up classes are not offered for students that are late.

Cancellations and Closures: ADS follows the Pend Oreille School District closures due to inclement weather. This is to ensure the safety of our dancers and families.
When possible make up classes will be offered, it should be understood that in the winter months repeated adverse weather conditions will limit the opportunity to offer suitable make up classes. It is your responsibility to stay updated school district weather closures. ADS reserves the right to cancel classes due to emergencies and adverse weather. Families will be updated regarding closures and cancellations through email and Facebook.


Private Lessons: To arrange private lessons please communicate with the Director. Cancellation of the class does require 24 hours notice, if no notice is given then the full charge for the lesson will be applied to the students account.

Class Placement and Prerequisites: Some classes require prerequisites or permission of an instructor. These are indicated on the schedule by an *asterisk.
Please ensure that you have completed the necessary conditions or have permission from the Studio Director (Paige MacDonald) before enrolling into the class. If you have not met the class requirements you may be removed from the class. Placement in the correct class with the right experience is very important.
ADS reserves the right to place students according to age, ability and dance experience.


Dance Studio and Lobby:  Only instructors and assistants are allowed in the studio room during class time.
Restrooms are available down the hall between Studio A,r & S
No gum is allowed in the dance room. Water is available and allowed. Please bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
The waiting area is for the convenience of our students and their families. The lobby is designated to be a quiet space to allow quality instruction to take place. A viewing monitor allows parents to watch the students. Please do not look through the windows.

Please help us to promote the most positive environment and make everyone feel welcome.  If you need to discuss a problem then please arrange a time to talk with the class instructor. Please note that instructors may not have time to talk between or during classes. By scheduling an appointment the instructor can then give you their full attention.

Recital: A yearly recital will be held in spring/early summer. A recital packet will be available in the Spring this will detail all the policies relevant to this years recital. The recital is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. A recital fee will be charged to cover participation and costume fees.

Gems Competitive Dance Team:  ADS offers a variety of different options as part of the ‘Gems’ program.  A separate document specifying policies is available for those interested. Admission to the team is by audition only.  Auditions will be held in September 2019. For more information please consult with the Studio Director or Office Manager

Birthday Parties: ADS offers you the opportunity to host a birthday party at the studio.  
For further information please talk with the Studio Director.



The parent portal can be accessed from the website www.allegrodancestudio.org this allows you to register for classes and pay tuition. 

Privacy: ADS does not share or sell families personal or financial information.