Studio policies 2017-18

Registration Fees: A $20 registration fee per student is due upon registering for any classes. For families with multiple dancers, discounted rates include: $35 for 2 students, $50 for 3 students or more.

Sessions: Each session is made up of 8 classes, with the exception of the 5th and final session which is half of a session. Yearly tuition is divided up amongst sessions to assist families in managing their payments.  Thus, any snow days that may arise will not be credited.  Makeup days may be discussed with the teacher.

Payments: Payments are due on the first day of each session. Please put all payments in the payment box located in Studio A.

Payment dates are as follows (Please mark your calendars!):

August 21: First day of classes! 1st session due and any unpaid registration fee

October 23: 2nd session due and $25 deposit per costume plus $1 CD fee

January 8: 3rd session and $20 recital fee per student due

March 5: 4th session due and remaining costume balance. Costumes will not be released until entire bills paid in full.

May 7: 5th session (prorated) due

Late fees: a $10 weekly fee will be charged if payment has not been received within 7 days of the due date. Returned checks will result in a $25 fee. Any outstanding balances as of June 1 will be sent to a collection agency.

Discounts: Families enrolled in multiple classes will receive a discounted rate. See chart which is accompanied with classes to be offered.

Recital date:   June 2

Vacation Days (Please note that we do NOT follow all LPS days off; only those listed unless otherwise stated in class by the teacher) : Sept 4, Oct 16-21, Oct 31, Nov 20-25, Dec 20-Jan 2, March 12-17

Absences: Students are expected to attend all classes. Upon an absence, students are expected to learn any new material presented from a classmate prior to the next class. This will ensure a productive use of class time for all students at all times.

Communications: Any communications including cancellations and even billing will be made via email. Please be sure to provide us with current information and check on a regular basis.

Inclemental Weather: Policy will follow LPS. If weather may result in dangerous driving conditions after school or on the weekend a message will be recorded on the studio answering machine and a post will be made on our facebook page.

Attire: Students are expected to wear appropriate dance attire to all classes and have hair secured back. No baggy clothes at any time. Style of shoe may need to coordinate with specific costume. Parents will be notified in December.

Ballet/pointe/technique/leaps and turns/lyrical: leotard, tights, skirt optional

Shoes: Ballet: pink leather. Ages 9 and up: pink leather split sole

Tap: preschool through 8 year Combo: Caramel Capezio 625; Prepointe and up: Bloch 389 black slip on

Jazz/ hip hop: jazz pants or tights/booty shorts with leotard or form fitting top.

Shoes: black slip on

Irish: jazz pants or tights/booty shorts with leotard or form fitting top.

Soft shoe: jazz shoe. Hard shoe: black slip on for beginners, Irish shoe for advanced