2021-2022 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 If payment is not received by the end of the month, your child will be withdrawn from class until the account is paid in full.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, 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 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.

 

Masks

Form-fitting masks are required of ALL students and staff members at all times, regardless of vaccination status - this includes moving through the hallway and for the entire duration of class.

 

Studio Cleaning & Sanitation

All studio surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected before classes begin each day. Between class time slots, high touch surfaces in the studios (door handles, barres, etc.) will be disinfected. Lobby & bathrooms will be cleaned throughout the day while dancers are attending class.

 

 

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, 2021. Please complete the drop/transfer request form on the Studio Dans website. After December 1, 2021, 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 12, June 14 & June 15, 2022. Recital Performances are scheduled for June 16-18, 2022. A Non-refundable recital fee is due by November 15, 2021. 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. Dates subject to change.

 

 

COMMUNICATION

Studio updates and announcements are emailed every Tuesday. 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. In the event of inclement weather every effort will be made to hold classes virtually.

 

 

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 

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. In all situations the local health department will be contacted for guidance. Studio Dans will follow the protocol below should a dancer, instructor, or family member feel ill or be tested for COVID-19

 

Important definitions:

Close contacts: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

COVID symptoms:

  • Fever (100.4°F or greater)

  • New/Worsened cough

  • new/worsened shortness of breath

  • Sudden loss of taste/smell

  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

  • Runny nose or congestion

  • Myalgias (unexplained muscle aches/soreness)

  • Fatigue

  • Chills

  • Sore throat

  • Headache

Self-quarantine: The separation of a person or group of people known or reasonably believed to be infected with a communicable disease and potentially infectious from those who are not infected to prevent spread of the communicable disease.

Doctor’s note: A digital or hard copy form that is signed by a doctor specifying the date a patient is allowed to return to regular activity.

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): 

  • Studio Dans will contact the local health department to ensure proper cleaning and disinfecting protocol is completed. If necessary, classes will be held virtually during this time. Studio patrons will be notified of virtual class plans and protocol immediately. 

  • The affected individual will be required to quarantine from the studio for at least 14 days from the test swab (asymptomatic illness) or onset of symptoms (symptomatic illness) regardless of vaccination status. A note from a doctor or local health authority providing clearance to return to regular activity is required to return to in-studio classes/rehearsals.

  • Close contacts will be instructed to quarantine for 14 days from last exposure to the affected individual at the studio — excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months or who are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine), and show no symptoms. A note from a doctor or negative COVID-19 test result is required from all individuals requiring quarantine to return to in-studio classes/rehearsals.

 

If a dancer/instructor tests negative for COVID-19 but has symptoms

The dancer/instructor should remain home until symptoms resolve.

 

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 will be required to quarantine from the studio for at least 14 days from the test swab (asymptomatic illness) or onset of symptoms (symptomatic illness) regardless of vaccination status.A note from a doctor or negative COVID-19 test result is required to return to in-studio classes/rehearsals.

 

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

The dancer/instructor should contact their primary care physician for guidance. A doctor’s note or negative COVID-19 test result will be required to return to in-studio classes.

 

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

Dancer/instructor should remain home and self-quarantine for at least 14 days of the last contact regardless of vaccination status. Dancer/instructor should contact PCP for guidance. A doctor's note will be required to return to in-studio classes.

 

 

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.