Dance Policies and Procedures
Registration: A non-refundable fee of $40 per student or $60 per family is required yearly at time of registration.
Payment of Fees: Tuition must be paid by automatic bank account debit, or pay for the full school year with cash, debit, or credit card. Tuition is neither refundable nor transferable. All tuition is based on 4 classes per month. When a 5th class occurs, it is considered a bonus class, and no extra
Stage Door Policies and Procedures
Registration: A non-refundable fee of $40 per student or $60 per family is required yearly at time of registration. If starting late in the school year, the registration fee will be prorated as follows.
August-June: Registration fee is $40 per student/ $60 per family.
December–June: Registration fee is $35 per student/$55 per family.
April–June: Registration fee is $30 per student/ $50 per family.
Summer Session – No registration fee required
Stage Door’s Season is like a school year. Monthly fees are automatically deducted from your checking account on the first of each month during the season (until the end of the current season – or until you tell us to stop). During the months of July and August we have optional Summer Classes and Camps which will be paid for at time of summer registration.
Payment of Fees: Tuition is based on an annual amount and therefore remains the same whether there are 3, 4 or 5 weeks of classes per month. Tuition is pro-rated for your start month only and is not adjusted for studio closures due to holidays, or winter, spring, or summer break. Tuition is non-refundable nor transferable unless the Stage Door cancels the scheduled class.
Stage Door’s Season is like a school year. Monthly fees are automatically deducted from your checking account or charged to your credit card on the first of each month during the season. ANYONE PARTICIPATING IN THE JUNE RECITAL MUST PAY FULL TUITION FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE.
Late Fee: A $10 late fee will charged to any past due account. This includes accounts that can not be processed due to inaccurate account information or expired cards.
Withdrawal and Refunds: Tuition and registration fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable. Any dancer wishing to withdrawal from classes may do so by notifying us in writing by the 15th of the month in order to stop tuition payment for the following month. Withdrawal requests must be made in writing and will not be accepted over the phone, or through a teacher. Stage Door Dance & Performing Arts Workshop, Inc. reserves the right to terminate lessons to any students without notice. In such a case a refund for unused lessons will be given.
Holiday Closures: Notices will be posted prior to closures.
Unexpected Interruption of Classes: If the school must cancel classes due to events beyond our control such as power outages, the missed lessons will be eligible for a make up class. No refunds for lessons missed due to these reasons will be given.
Substitutions: The school reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes. If a teacher is ill and the school cannot arrange a substitute, any missed classes will be eligible for a make-up class. In the case of only a single student in attendance of a regularly scheduled class; the instructor may choose to instruct a 30 minute private lesson in lieu of the regularly scheduled length of class (designed for more than one student).
Dress Code: Required dancewear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes. Failure to wear required dancewear to class could result in students 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 on the street or outdoors, to any dance class.
Make-ups and Lateness: 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. Absences can be made up within 4 weeks, but may not be applied to future tuition nor is transferable to another student. Once the student drops a given class, they are no longer eligible to do make-up classes for that class. Make-up classes must be used by the end of the school year in June and are not valid into the Summer Session or transferable into the next school year. Make-up class appointments must be made with the office prior to attending. If a student misses more than 3 classes without notice to the office, the school reserves the right to terminate lessons. Students with excessive absences after January will not be allowed to participate in the year-end dance recital. We do not guarantee that make-up classes in any one discipline will be available. It is the student’s responsibility to account for time away from dance such as leaves, vacations, work schedules, etc.
Parent’s Responsibility to be Aware of Dates and Events: It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all school activities, such as viewing days, recitals, extra classes, and dates the school is open or closed. Please regularly check our website or watch for information posted in the lobby to ensure that you are as informed as possible. It is the responsibility of the parents or adult students to inform the school of any address, telephone number, or credit card information change.
Care of Students: The school is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 3 are to remain in the school during classes. Students are not to be left at the school for excessive time before or after class.
Injuries: Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal dance activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during or after class time.
Photo Release: The school is hereby granted permission to take photographs of the students to use in brochures, web sites, posters, advertisements and other promotional materials the school creates. Permission is also hereby granted for the school to copyright such photographs in its name.