The registration fee is non-refundable.
New students $50/family
Returning students $25/family *
*Students who have been with DANCE ETC. for 6 or more years are exempt from paying a registration fee. If you meet this requirement and have been invoiced a registration fee, please email email@example.com to have it corrected.
*You are a returning student if you have previously taken with us during our regular, 10-month season. If you have never taken before or have only taken over the summer, you are considered a new student.
*Military families receive ½ half registration fee. If you are military, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your discount.
**Due to COVID-19 we have eliminated in-person and paper transactions. Tuition is payable by credit card online only. If you have complications with online payment please contact email@example.com for assistance.**
The tuition rates have been evenly divided for the 10 month school year (9 for drama and art), including holidays, at a fixed monthly rate. A 10% discount will be applied if paying for the full year upfront. Tuition is due and payable the 1st of each month. By the completion of the automatic payment section, you are authorizing automatic withdrawal of the tuition on the 1st of the month as well as any other stated fees (see below). Any account not paid by the 7th of the month will incur a $20.00 late fee. Tuition will be prorated for the first month of enrollment only. There is a $35.00 charge for all returned checks. After two returned checks, only cash, credit card, cashier’s check or money order will be accepted for payment.
In order to avoid any unforeseen billing surprises for our families, students whose accounts have not been paid for 2 consecutive months will be dropped from their classes and the student(s) will not be allowed to participate in any class. In order to be reinstated, all unpaid balances and fees must be paid.
If any student is dropping a class or dropping from the studio, written notice from a parent or the adult student must be received by the office BEFORE the first of the month or the account will be billed for the that month. Written notification must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls will be accepted as notice of withdrawal.
CONCERT FEES & PAYMENT SCHEDULE
**Due to the constantly changing nature of COVID-19 our schedule and policies are subject to change throughout the year. Our current performance dates are tentative and subject to change but we do plan to have a "normal" performance at the end of our 2021-22 season. We will keep our students updated on dates and details as the year progresses.**
November 1st – Recital commitment and costume deposit due. $50.00 deposit per costume. Students will NOT have an opportunity to opt into performing after this date. NO costume will be ordered without a deposit. Costumes ordered late will require additional shipping fees to be paid by the student.
December 1st – Deadline for costume order. Due to COVID-19 related delays that are still occuring, we cannot add ANY costumes for your student after this date.
NO refunds or credit for costume deposits will be given after December 1st regardless of whether or not the student will participate in the recital.
March 1st – Recital Fee Due. $25.00 Recital Fee per family. This fee is non-refundable.
April 1st – Costume Balance Due. Please check at the front desk to see if you have a balance due on your costume.
May – Tickets will be on sale for our performance. Ticket prices for 2021-22 will be determined closer to the performance date.
June – Prior to the recital, all account balances must be brought to zero at this time. No costume will be handed out to the student and the student will not perform in the recital unless ALL balances have been paid including tuition, costume, recital fee, and late fees.
If a music student will be absent they must contact the teacher directly 24 hours prior to the lesson and reschedule.
During COVID-19 our regular make up policy has been altered. With limited in-person class sizes, student's must have advance teacher permission for making up a class. It is the student’s personal responsibility to speak to their teacher to determine a make up option for their missed class that will not interfere with our COVID-19 class maximums. Whether you make up the class or not, the monthly fee remains the same. There will not be any refunds or credits for missed classes.
Students who have more than four (4) unexplained absences for a performing class in a row will be dropped from the performance class as it is a disservice to the students who attend class regularly.
HOLIDAY AND EMERGENCY CLOSINGS
Classes are held on most minor holidays. We will post signs in the studio and on the website (www.DanceEtc.com) for any predetermined closings. We will also include closing dates in the newsletters. In the event of inclement weather, classes will be held online via Zoom. An email will be sent to inform you of closing due to inclement weather. If you have provided us with your cell phone number and carrier, a text message will also be sent. We do not necessarily close when Prince William County Schools close. Holiday closings are already taken into consideration regarding tuition charges and will not be made up or credited.
We send newsletters via e-mail from October through May. This year all newsletters will only be viewable electronically, there will be no paper copies available. It is the best way for us to communicate with you and to make sure you have all the information you need throughout the year.
See Student Guidelines printed in-studio and online
ON-TIME & READY
**Due to the additional responsibility of cleaning their space, students are not allowed to be anymore than 10 minutes late to class or they will have insufficient time to warm up. Please review our updated On-Time & Ready policies below.**
Please make every effort to ensure you or your child are on time for class and ready to participate. Any dancer who arrives 10 minutes late for class may not be allowed to dance. This is for the safety of the dancer. Without proper warm-up, dancers are susceptible to injury. Any child more than 10 minutes late will be allowed to sit in the room to observe class. Any student who habitually arrives late to class may be asked to take a different class as is it a distraction and diservice to the other students.
Please also make sure your child is picked up promptly after class. For the 2021-2022 season, the front office will be closed during class hours. Any children not picked up promptly will have to remain in the classroom which will conflict with our COVID-19 protocol requirements. Any parent who is unable to pick up their child promptly following class two times or more will be asked to have their child take classes online only.
Due to COVID-19 there will be no in-person viewing of classes. Parents are not allowed in the studio at all until we are able to safely return to full capacity.
We plan to have a performance as normal at the end of our 2021-2022 season. We will keep our students updated throughout the year. In the meantime, we are committed to continuing our students’ dance education as best we can until we are able to perform again.
Our current Spring Concert dates are tentative. Please read the newsletters throughout the year for updates on our plans as the year progresses.
All art students are asked to bring a large sketchpad, a #2 pencil and a good eraser to their class. Please bring a sample of their work to the first class so it can be evaluated to give the instructor a starting point. The art classes follow the same calendar as the drama classes.
We have an annual drama showcase in late May. Performance fees will apply and will be collected prior to the performance. No one will be permitted to perform unless all tuition, late fees, performance fees, etc. have been satisfied.
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