Studio Policies

“We are happy to have you with us this year as part of our dance family. Without you, we couldn’t do what we love doing best: Teaching dance!”     ~ Katye and the staff

 

WELCOME…To our 26th Anniversary Year

TUITION

Tuition for lessons at All About Dance is an annual fee, which is made in 10 monthly installments. The annual fee is based on the total number of hours of study per week. As the number of hours per week increases, the overall hourly rate decreases. The monthly rate is based on the total hours of weekly study for all members of a family who are enrolled.

Each class is guaranteed to meet a minimum of 32 times during the school year. In most cases, the actual number of class sessions over the year is greater. Should any one class meet less than 30 times due to bad weather, etc., make-up classes will be scheduled.

ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE:

$25 Per pupil/$40 per family/Fall
A 10% discount is given only in September for payment in full for the year.

The registration fee is due at the time of enrollment and is non-refundable. Tuition is due the 0n 15th of each month. We do not send out bills. A $15 late fee is charged to your account for payment made after the 20th of the month. A service charge of $10 will be assessed for any first returned checks, $25 for insufficient funds checks. After 2nd N.S.F. check, only cash will be accepted as payment.

MISSED CLASSES

Any missed classes may be made up in a similar level class and always with the approval of the instructor. There are no credits or refunds given for missed classes.

***Our studio follows the North Kansas City School district’s schedule for snow days ONLY, not calendar events. If you are unsure or are enrolled in a weekend class, please call the studio(816-436-1159) for messages or watch channel 9 news for school closings.   You can also check our Facebook page for up to the minute posts on studio closings and events ***

CANCELLATIONS

You may withdraw from any or all classes at any time by giving written notice to the office no later than the 1st of the month. If written notice is not received by the 1st,  you are obligated to pay the next month’s tuition payment.

RECITAL PERFORMANCE FEES and COSTUME FEES

Costume and Recital fees are charged for our annual dance recital, which will be held at the end of the season.

Recital Costumes $65 per child, per class (Minis, Kg, Jrs, Petite classes) and are non-refundable.    If dancers are in more than one class per week, they need to make a costume payment for each class. (Preteen, Teen, Seniors)
**All dancers in a pom class need to make an additional $30 payment for poms.  These are due by October 30th

A non- refundable RECITAL FEE of $35 per dancer is payable no later than FEBRUARY 15th.

*All costume fees are non-refundable and due October 30th!!

The Recital Costume & Performance Fee includes the cost of costumes, sox/tights, all accessories and a trophy.

Tickets to the shows can be purchased online in May

DANCEWEAR

All Students must be in dance wear while attending a dance class. Black jazz pants and a studio t-shirt is the required dancewear for our public performances. This uniform is for dancers in the Minis, 1st grade through high school dance classes.

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SCHOOL POLICIES

You are welcome to stay and watch classes in our waiting rooms…
However, we feel that if you limit your viewing throughout the year, you will definitely see faster progress in the dance development made by your child. To attain dance achievement takes time, no matter the students skill level. To “shortcut” can lead to frustration and discontent in learning upper level skills.

Younger childrens’ levels of concentration and awareness are greater when they are not performing for their parents.

Although it is desirable to be supportive of your child’s efforts in all activities we as adults must be extremely careful of falling into the “little league syndrome”-subconsciously expecting and demanding more from our children than they are physically and mentally capable of performing.

Every trimester we have one week set aside as PARENT WATCH WEEK. This is when you may view the class from inside the dance room. Everyone is invited, but we do ask that small children remain seated with an adult as not to disrupt the class.

Please check the calendar for dates and times.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Please do not leave small children unattended to wander out onto the dance floor.

Students should remain in the waiting room until the instructor calls them for class. No playing on the equipment until class time.

Only members of our studio in the dance room please!

No communication between parents and students during class. (No coaching from the sidelines.) Your children are in the hands of knowledgeable professionals.

Please be prompt in picking up children from class. You must pick them up inside, not outside!

For their safety, please no children playing outside in the parking lot.

PARENTS, PLEASE HELP US ENFORCE THESE POLICIES!!