Policies and General Information
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Tuition & Fees
Register early! Your student’s registration fee is $35. Sibling registration fees are $10 per sibling. Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee is effective for one year and may be revoked if a student is suspended from class. Monthly tuition must be paid by the first of every month with an automatic draft. Missed classes for illness or personal reasons may not be deducted from tuition, but can be made up at your convenience. Our tuition rates are based on a dance year that runs mid-August through May with payment for the year distributed evenly over the 9 ½ months, regardless of the number of classes per month. Please check the website for current rates.
Tuition Payment Plans
All dance tuition is payable by one of the following methods:
Automatic Debit: This is the preferred method of payment. An automatic debit from your bank checking account is drafted on the first day of each month September through May. If the 1st falls on a weekend or holiday, accounts will be drafted on the first business day after the 1st. Our financial institution handles the process for you. A non-refundable $10 late fee will be applied if we do not receive funds by the 20th of the month. There is a $5 fee if you change bank accounts during the dance year. Costume fees will be billed separately and are not a part of the automatic withdrawal.
Pay in Full (Discounts Available!!): Upon registration you are paying a full dance year (9 ½ months) plus registration fees with cash, Mastercard, or Visa. By doing this, you will receive a 5% discount on your tuition if you register by December 31st of the dance year! Costume fees will be billed separately and do not qualify for any type of discount.
** The first month’s tuition must be paid upon registration by cash, card or check. Because classes start in mid-August, tuition for August is half of your regular monthly tuition. We do not accept monthly payments via cash, card or check. See payment plans above.**
Costume and Recital fees are due on November 10 by cash or check. See our Recital & Costume Policy for more information on our recitals.
Various other fees: 1) $5 fee for changing bank accounts during the dance year. 2) $30 service charge for every returned check, stop payment, or NSF draft payment. 3) A $10 late fee will be applied if we receive your tuition after the 20th of the month. This late fee is non-refundable. Your account will be charged the $10 late fee every 30 days thereafter until full balance is paid. Any account over 45 days past due will result in the student’s suspension from classes until the account is brought current. Recital costumes will not be given to any student whose account has a past due balance. Students with an outstanding balance will not be allowed to participate in the dress rehearsal or recital. 4) A security deposit of at least $100 may be required of anyone who has had payment problems in the past. Such problems might be, but are not limited to: NSFs on bank drafts or checks; more than 30 days past due on tuition or recital payments. 5) If we have to use your card on file for monthly tuition, there is an $8 office fee.
Dress Code Policy
Although we do not specify a particular style or color, students are required to wear “dance attire” to every class. Leotards with skirts are perfect for our littlest dancers, while dance pants, leotards and/or tight fitting tank tops are fine for the older group. We simply ask that all dancewear be fitted so the instructors are able to see the dancer’s body in order to make critiques. For Hip Hop classes, play clothes are acceptable, but jeans, jean shorts or skirts are not acceptable. Below is a list of recommended & required items for our dancers. Tights are recommended because we wear these in the recital. Hair must be secure and out of face.
Required Shoes (Please put your child’s name in all shoes):
- Pink Leather Ballet Shoes (All Ballet & PreDance)
- Black Patent Leather Tap Shoes (Tap: Ages 3-10)
- Tan Leather Jazz Shoes (All Jazz)
- Black Oxford Tap Shoes (Tap: Ages 6th grade & up; Boys of all ages)
- Dance Paws – Nude color (Contemporary classes)
- Hip Hop Classes may dance in sneakers, socks or bare feet. However, specific shoes will be required for the recital (TBA).
Recommended Dance Wear:
- Pink Tights (Required for recital for PreDance and Ages 3-5 & Kind/1st grade Combo classes)
- Tan Tights (Required for recital for 1st & 2nd, 2nd-5th, and 6th-12th grade classes)
- Dance Bag
- Nan’s School of Dance Shirt
- Dance Pants or Booty Shorts
Policy for Withdrawing from Class
Because class sizes are limited, there is a three-month financial commitment upon enrollment. After the three-month commitment is fulfilled, withdrawing from class before May results in the following penalty: A. Our office must be notified in writing of your intent to withdraw a student. Verbal notice and/or simply not coming to class do not qualify as official notice of withdrawal. Once we have received written notification, the current month’s tuition plus an additional month’s tuition will be due as a penalty. The student may not attend class during the penalty month. If you paid tuition past the penalty month due, you will be refunded any credit due. However, because of end of year budgeting and recital preparations, no tuition refunds will be given after March 1st of each dance year.
Full tuition must be paid if a student is medically unable to participate in class, but wishes to maintain their spot after recovery. In this event, students are advised to come and observe. Doctor’s notes are required.
Students who wish to take a break from classes for a sports season must pay tuition in full to hold their spot for their return once the season is over. If tuition payments lapse, upon returning you must first pay the penalty month for withdrawing then register again beginning with the registration fee.
Missed classes for illness or personal reasons may be made up at your convenience, but is NOT required. You may come to any class that is style and age-appropriate. Students should let the teacher know that they are making up a missed class. It’s as easy as that! Please note that missed classes cannot be deducted from your tuition.
Inclement Weather Policy
In the case of inclement weather, we DO NOT operate on the Wake County Public School policy. We always err on the side of caution; however, we often find that the roads are safe even when the schools are closed. Therefore, when you have a question as to whether or not we will have classes due to inclement weather, please call the studio & check our website to see if we are closed. Due to scheduling constraints, we are unable to reschedule entire classes. However, students may attend any appropriate class at their convenience in order to make up for lost time. We do not refund or pro-rate tuition due to inclement weather closings.