Tuition is paid monthly based on 9.5 months of classes (September-June) in 10 equal installments. Tuition is based on the total number of hours of instruction per week per student. Please check your family portal for a complete tuition breakdown.
Please note that there is a $15 administration fee for transferring/dropping a class.
Tuition and registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. The first and last month of tuition along with the registration fee is due at time of registration. Studio Dans requires a current credit card to be kept on file. Accepted forms of payment include check, Visa, and Mastercard. We are no longer able to accept cash. Please allow 48 hours after enrollment for tuition & registration fees to be posted to your account. You may make your payment through your family portal at that time, or your balance will be charged to your card on file after 7 days.
All subsequent tuition payments are due on the 1st of the month. If payment is not received by the 7th, the credit card on file will be charged. A $35 fee will be applied to your account for all returned checks and declined credit cards, and any class discounts will be removed from your account. If payment is not received by the end of the month, your child will be withdrawn from class until the account is paid in full. A 5% discount is available if you wish to pay for the whole year in advance.
Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis. The minimum enrollment is six (6) students per class. If the minimum enrollment is not met, families will be contacted via email and the class may be combined with a similar class or cancelled.
CLASS ETIQUETTE & PROCEDURES
All students are expected to be on time and dressed appropriately (see dress code). Students who do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted to attend class.
Dancers are expected to enter the studio respectfully and quietly and be physically and mentally prepared to dance. No food, drink, or gum except water is allowed in the studios or dressing room. All students and parents are expected to treat fellow students and instructors with respect and not openly critique another dancer. Gross misconduct will not be tolerated.
What to bring: Dancers should be in dance attire according to the class dress code and bring only necessary dance shoes in your bag. DO NOT wear dance shoes outside. Please come dressed and ready for class. Please also bring a labeled water bottle.
Drop off & Pick up: Please arrive at the studio no more than 15 minutes before class. Dancers may enter through the front door of the building. Pick up after class will take place at the front lobby as well. Please enter the studio to pick up your dancer - dancers will not be permitted to leave the studio without an adult.
Dance requires discipline and consistency. Students are expected to attend class every week. Students needing to miss class need to call or email the studio to inform the instructor. When a student misses a class, it not only hinders their performance, it hinders the overall progress and cohesiveness of the group. Make-up classes are available for absences due to illness or other personal reasons, however, missed classes must be made up within one month and in a class of the same dance discipline, of equal or lower level. Registration for a makeup class is required through the Front Desk at least 24 hours before the class is scheduled.
Dancers are permitted to withdraw from classes with one month's notice until December 1, 2023. Please complete the drop/transfer request form on the Studio Dans website. After December 1, 2023, if a student withdraws from a class, the parent/guardian will remain responsible for the full annual tuition which will be due at time of withdrawal. Registration and tuition fees are non-refundable.
Dress Rehearsals are scheduled for June 9, June 11 & June 12, 2024. Recital Performances are scheduled for June 13-15, 2024.
A Non-refundable costume fee is due by November 13, 2023. Costumes will not be ordered unless the fee is paid in full. Costumes are ordered over the winter break. Any costumes that need to be ordered after this time frame will have an additional charge for expedited shipping and handling.
A non-refundable recital fee is due by March 1, 2024. Dates subject to change.
Studio updates and announcements are emailed every Friday. It is imperative that all families have a current email on file to receive these emails. Please do not hesitate to contact the front desk if you have any questions. If you wish to contact an instructor, please leave a message with the front desk. Please do not try to discuss matters between or during class time.
In the case of emergency closing/severe weather, an email and text message alert will be sent to all families who have opted-in through their family portal (text message data rates may apply). You may also call the studio or check the Studio Dans Facebook page for cancellation information. Studio Dans does not follow Howard County School closings. Please do not feel obligated to travel to class if you are uncomfortable with the weather conditions.
FOOD POLICY AT STUDIO DANS
Studio Dans is a peanut free facility. Many of our students have life-threatening allergies to peanut products, so adherence to this is mandatory for all.
SUMMER CAMP POLICIES:
Camps filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A minimum enrollment of 6 dancers is required for a camp to run. Studio Dans reserves the right to move students according to their age and ability - requirements are listed in the schedule above. Should a camp fill, waitlisting is available. If a dancer drops/transfers from the camp, we will contact the waitlisted students in order.
Half-Day Camps: $225/camp. Individually wrapped snack provided (goldfish)
Full Day Camps & Intensives: $425/camp. 30-minute lunch break held mid-day (lunch NOT provided, but will be supervised)
Tuition is due in full at the time of registration. In the event that you need to withdraw from a camp a $50 administration fee will apply. Withdrawal requests must be made in writing.
Tuition is non-refundable after May 15, 2023.
Payment plans are available - please contact Zoe (email@example.com) to set up.
Held in 3-hour time slots. Dancers participate in approximately 2.5 hours of dancing each day where they will warm-up, work on skills, and learn choreography.
30-40 minute craft and snack time provided each day. Individually wrapped snack is provided (Parents may pack items from home). Camp-related videos will be broadcast on the studio TV during snack.
Culminates in a performance on Friday.
Create a full-day camp experience by enrolling in a morning & afternoon camp. 30-minute lunch break held mid-day. Lunch is NOT provided but will be monitored. Weather permitting, lunch will be eaten outside. When held inside, dancers will eat in the studio lobby. Dancers are required to bring a small blanket or towel to sit on. Families have the option to pick up dancers during lunch break.
6.5-hour camp duration. Dancers participate in 6 hours of dance training, conditioning, and seminars per day.
Culminates in a performance on Friday.
30-minute lunch break held mid-day. Lunch is NOT provided but will be monitored. Weather permitting, lunch will be eaten outside. When held inside, dancers will eat in the studio lobby. Dancers required to bring a small blanket or towel to sit on. Families have the option to pick up dancers during lunch break.
All dancers, parents/guardians agree to comply with the studio code of conduct and waive and release Studio Dans, its staff, and independent contractors from any and all liability for any injuries or illnesses incurred while engaged in travel to or from and while at Studio Dans. Studio Dans uses video monitoring for security and reserves the right to use photography and video for promotional purposes and marketing. Studio Dans is not responsible for any personal belongings left in the studio. All lost and found items are donated to charities at various times throughout the year.
Studio Dans does not share customer contact information with third parties.
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS
Parents/guardians and dancers recognize that all classes are taken at their sole risk. Studio Dans is not responsible for any loss or damage resulting from any property damage or personal injury arising out of or connected with the use of the facilities or participation in the classes or program.