1. Registration and Tuition Policies
A. Dance By the Session – Tuition is payable in full at the time of registration. If you choose this method of registration, you must re-register every Session. A 5% late charge will be added to your bill if you do not reregister by the first class of the Session. No statement will be mailed. You may arrange with the office to have your payment automatically billed to your credit card, in which case no re-registration is required.
B. Music By the Session – Tuition is payable at the time of registration. A 5% late charge will be added to any balance remaining after the second week of each Session. Statements are mailed for each new Session. You may arrange with the office to have your payment automatically billed to your credit card.
C. By the Year – on a nine-month contract for the Dance Department and a ten-month contract for the Preschool Departments only. Monthly contract payments are a convenience for those students who can reasonably expect to study continuously IN MULTIPLE CLASSES from September to June. Monthly payment is due by the first of every month. MONTHLY PAYMENTS NOT RECEIVED BY THE FIFTH OF THE MONTH WILL AUTOMATICALLY HAVE A 5% SERVICE CHARGE ADDED. No monthly statements will be mailed. You may arrange with the office to have your payment automatically billed to your credit card.
2. Missed Classes
NO CREDIT OR REFUND WILL BE GIVEN FOR MISSED CLASSES IN DANCE OR PRESCHOOL.
Dance classes must be made up within the Session. Dance classes which fall on legal holidays must be made up in other scheduled classes. Finding an appropriate make-up class is the responsibility of the student, not the Academy. It is possible to “make-up” a class in advance or to take a jazz class to make up a ballet class, or vice versa.
Music Department Credit – To assure a credit a 24-hour notice is required to cancel a lesson. Other credits are issued at the teacher’s discretion.
3. Canceled Classes
The Academy reserves the right to cancel classes and will issue refunds in this case only.
4. NO OTHER REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN
Once you have registered for a class/program, no refunds will be issued for any reason.
5. Class Observation
Observation of any Academy class is by appointment only and must be arranged in advance through the office. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while observing classes, or must have the parent or guardian make an appointment through the office. Consent of the teacher is necessary for all observations. Dance classes have regularly scheduled observation times for parents during December and March.
6. Financial Aid
A limited amount of partial work-study financial aid is available for students taking multiple classes based on financial need and ability. Applications are available in the Academy office.
7. Registration Fee
There is an annual registration fee.
5% Service Charge on any unpaid balance carried after the fifth of each month. 5% Late Registration Fee for late Session re-registration after the 1st week of a session.
9. Admittance Policy
The Academy admits all applicants without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, marital status, or physical or mental handicaps.
10. Peanut/Nut Free Zone
No peanuts, nuts, or gum are ever allowed in the building. The Academy is a PEANUT/NUT FREE ZONE, NO PEANUTS OR NUTS or anything made with peanut products are allowed in the building. Please see snacksafely.com for helpful information.
Policies are subject to change.