Studio Policies

TUITION

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 announcements 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 cash, check, Visa, and Mastercard. Please allow 48 hours after enrollment for tuition & registration fees to be posted to your account. A statement will be sent to the email address on file. You may make your payment through your family portal at that time, or your balance will be charged to your card on file 7 days after the statement date. 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 If payment is not received by the end of the month, your child will be withdrawn from class until the account is paid in full.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. 

 

 

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT

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. The dressing room will be closed, so 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 promptly 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.

 

 

ATTENDANCE/MAKE-UP POLICY

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.

 

 

CLASS WITHDRAWAL

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.

 

 

RECITAL

Dress Rehearsals are scheduled for June 11, June 13 & June 14, 2023. Recital Performances are scheduled for June 15-17, 2023. A Non-refundable costume fee is due by November 14, 2022. 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, 2023. Dates subject to change.

 

 

COMMUNICATION

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.

 

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER

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.

 

 

COVID POLICIES 

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. Studio Dans, LLC has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Throughout the studio, you will see posted guidelines that we ask that you abide. However, the Studio Dans cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) or student(s) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending in-person activities and classes could increase your risk and your student(s) risk of contracting COVID-19. We are asking everyone to do their part in protecting their health and the health of the students as well as the health of the people who work here. Please follow the guidelines posted throughout the studio and pledge to do your part to stay healthy.

 

All staff and students are required to contact studio directors should they feel ill, test positive for COVID-19 or be in contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Please do not attend class if you have any of the symptoms listed below. Studio Dans will follow the protocol below should a Studio Dans Dance Company dancer, instructor, or family member feel ill or be tested for COVID-19



IMPORTANT DEFINITIONS & INFORMATION:

COVID-19 test: A clinical PCR or Rapid test OR Rapid home test.

Calculating Quarantine: The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Day 1 is the first full day after your last contact with a person who has had COVID-19. For positive COVID cases: The date of symptom onset (symptomatic illness) or test swab (asymptomatic illness) is considered day 0. Day 1 is the first full day after.

COVID symptoms:

  • Fever (100.4°F or greater)

  • New/Worsened cough

  • Fatigue

  • Sudden loss of taste/smell

  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

  • Runny nose or congestion

  • Myalgias (unexplained muscle aches/soreness)

  • New/worsened shortness of breath

  • Chills

  • Sore throat

  • Headache



COVID POLICY:

If a dancer/instructor tests positive for COVID-19 and has attended class at Studio Dans within 48 hours of the test swab (asymptomatic illness) or onset of symptoms (symptomatic illness): 

  • The COVID + individual and their siblings will be required to quarantine from the studio for at least 5 days from the test swab (asymptomatic illness) or onset of symptoms (symptomatic illness) regardless of vaccination status. 

  • All possible close contacts (classmates & instructors) will be contacted directly by the Studio. We encourage all to follow the current CDC recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html No followup with the studio is necessary unless symptoms arise or the covid test comes back positive. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

 

If a dancer/instructor tests positive for COVID-19 and has not been to the studio within 48 hours of the test swab:

  • The affected individual and their siblings will be required to quarantine from the studio for at least 5 days from the test swab (asymptomatic illness) or onset of symptoms (symptomatic illness) regardless of vaccination status. Virtual attendance and/or make-up classes can be accommodated.

 

If dancer/instructor tests negative for COVID-19 but has symptoms of illness:

  • The affected individual should remain home until symptoms resolve regardless of vaccination status. Virtual attendance and/or make-up classes can be accommodated.

 

If a dancer/instructor is feeling ill with no testing yet completed: 

  • The affected individual should be tested for COVID-19 and remain home until results are received. Based on the results, the protocol above will be followed.

  • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID within 3 months of the exposure date, are exempt from testing.

 

If a household member or sibling of a dancer/instructor has tested positive for COVID-19: 

  • Household members of a confirmed COVID-19 case will be required to quarantine from the studio for at least 5 days regardless of vaccination status. The household member should test on day 5 or later to return to in-studio participation, and continue to wear a mask while attending classes until day 10.

  • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID within 3 months of the exposure date, are exempt from quarantine.

 

 

LIABILITY WAIVER

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.

 

 

PRIVACY

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.