Studio Policies

Our Dance Season

Our regular dance season runs September through May. This season culminates in a Spring recital, which has a TBD date season-to-season. Sometimes the recital is in May, sometimes it is in June. Theaters are busy and difficult to book; we try our best to secure a date and location as early in the season as possible for your planning purposes, and we appreciate your flexibility. Visit our calendar page for up-to-date schedule information.

Sometimes, if our recital falls early in May, we will host a June mini-session of optional classes.

Our Summer season typically runs after the 4th of July, for 6 weeks of Summer, ending in mid-August.

Absences

Please let us know if your dancer is going to be absent! There are no refunds for missed classes.

Feeling Unwell

If you are feeling unwell, please stay home until you are 24 hours fever-free and symptom-free. If you have Covid symptoms, please get tested. If a student tests positive for Covid, we will follow the latest CDC guidelines and protocols.

 

Covid-19

Our Covid-19 page will detail further up-to-date information as it pertains to our policies.

Dress Code

Proper attire is detailed under ‘Class Descriptions’ on our website, www.DanceElevate.com. Loose fitting clothing such as pants and baggy t-shirts are not allowed. Please have hair pulled back off your face for all classes, (a braid or bun is preferred for acro,) and in a bun for ballet. Students are expected to come to class with proper shoes, as detailed in ‘Class Descriptions’; please, no street shoes on our studio floors!

Registration & Tuition

The annual, non-refundable registration fee is $40.00 per student/$50.00 per family, and is due when registering.

Tuition is paid in nine installments that are due the 1st day of each month from September-May. Monthly tuition is based on a yearly (dance season of September - May) tuition amount, divided equally into nine monthly payments. Monthly tuition is the same each month even if there are fewer classes in one month and more in another. Each class receives approximately 30 classes in a dance season, September through May.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. There is a returned check/insufficient funds fee of $35.00. Any payment for classes made after the 7th of any given month will be assessed a late charge of $15. If tuition is 21 days late, the student will not be permitted to attend class until the account is made current.

Billing

We require a credit card be kept on file to ensure payments are received on time. Your card will only be charged if payments are not made by their due date.

For your convenience, ACH payments will be set up for recurring payments upon registration. By agreeing to recurring billing you authorize monthly charges to your bank account. You will be charged each billing period for the total amount due for that period; the charge will appear on your bank statement.

If you do not wish to do ACH payments, you may pay by cash, check, or credit card by the 1st of each month; if payment is not received by the 1st, your card on file will be charged. Please note: If the 1st falls on a holiday or weekend, payments must be submitted prior to the 1st.

Competition Team families will be entered into our 'balanced budgeting' program (please see the Team Handbook for more information.)

Right to Cancel

We try our best to fill every class on our schedule, however sometimes we must cancel a class due to low enrollment. We will suggest an alternate class for you, and if that class does not work for your schedule you will be refunded any pre-paid tuition for classes not held.

Recital

All dancers participating in our Spring recital will be required to pay a $75 recital fee, due 2/1. This fee includes a recital t-shirt for your dancer(s). All dancers participating in our Spring recital will be required to pay for a recital costume (1 per routine a dancer is signed up for) at $85 each for students in Preschool and KinderCombo classes and $95 each for students in Youth and Teen classes before sales tax for each routine, of which a deposit of $50 per costume will be due 11/1 with the remaining balance due 12/1. Costume fees are non-refundable, as we order costumes first thing in the season with the assumption that everyone enrolled will remain in classes until the Spring recital. If your dancer chooses to unenroll, you forfeit your costume fee(s) and all payments-to-date. Tights and shoes are not included in the costume cost. These are separate and required costs. Tickets will be on sale in April/May and will be an additional cost to you and your guests.

Closings

For inclement weather closings and holidays, we mostly follow the Triton Regional Public Schools calendar. We will always post on Facebook and Instagram if we are going to be closed and we will also communicate via email. Occasionally we close the studio when we attend an event or performance; these days will be noted on the studio calendar and planned for in advance. Missed classes can be made up within one month of the missed class at a similar or lower level to the dancers' current class.

 

Missing/Make-up Classes

If you must miss a class, it is your responsibility to inform the studio either by phone or email. Missed classes can be made up within one month of the missed class at a similar or lower level to the dancers' current class. Please note that the account will be charged for the class even if the dancer does not attend; there are no refunds.

Cancellation of Enrollment

Withdrawal of a class must be done in writing before the last five working days of your current billing month, in which case you will only be responsible for the remainder of that month (including all charges incurred during that month). Acceptable forms of cancellation request are by email to hello@danceelevate.com, by mail to our studio in Rowley, or in person. A withdrawal is only valid once we have confirmed acceptance of the request.