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Payments

Annual Registration Fee – $50 per student/$75 per family (includes 2 show tickets per family, certificate, written recommendation, and all handouts). We accept automatic payment for monthly installments and Visa, MC, Discover, and debit cards for payment in full or all other purchases. No Refunds. No Deductions for classes missed. All classes commence on August 31, 2015. Family & Frequent Dancer Discount is reflected in the tuition schedule. Costume Fees are Non-Refundable. 5% OFF when pay year in full by September 2, 2014.

Tuition is due the 1st of each month through Automatic Payment. If at any time tuition is not paid, classes cannot be attended. You are financially responsible for tuition until June 30, 2017 -if classes cannot be continued, you must notify the studio in writing to release tuition obligation. The commitment will stop 30 days after the written notice is received in the office. If you change a class, there will be a $10.00 charge. No adjustments will be made for classes missed. Tuition is not refundable or transferable. The 5th lesson occurring in some months is considered a make-up for holidays when closed. We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. Decline payment fee is 15.00.

Attendance

Regular attendance is essential for progress. The school is not responsible for absences. You must call and notify the school when a student is absent. Make-up classes can be arranged at that time, or call before attending the make-up class. Please keep these to a minimum and within the same week. If make-ups cannot be utilized, there will not be a reduction in tuition. Students are encouraged to make up classes to ensure steady muscular development and memorization/listening skills. Repeated absences jeopardizes a student’s progress and confidence and could result in dismissal.

Visiting Days

Classes will be notified through our monthly newsletter for specific dates. Parents or guardians are welcome and may speak with the instructors with any questions regarding a student’s progress at this time.

Parent – Teacher Communication

All teachers are available to discuss your child’s progress and goals. Just request to schedule a time convenient for both you and the teacher. Our teachers are also known for inviting parents in on occasions as the “audience.” The teacher will make an announcement or send a memo for your information.

Dance Attire

Mommy and Me: No dress code requirements
Twinkle Babies: Blue leotard with attached skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and beige tap shoes.
Twinkle Stars 3-4: Blue leotard with attached skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and beige tap shoes.
Twinkle Stars 4-5: Pink leotard with attached skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and beige tap shoes.
Twinkle Stars 5-6: Purple leotard with attached skirt, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and beige tap shoes.
Ballet (Intermediate & Advanced or Teen/Adult Students) – Solid color sleeveless or short sleeve leotard, pink or beige tights and pink leather, split-sole ballet shoes, or canvas.
Tap: Black leotard, tights and beige taps shoes
Jazz: A jazz leotard is a must, unless an elasticized jazz style tank or crop top is worn on the body. Beige tights (regular, convertible or stirrup) jazz pants or shorts and beige slip-on jazz shoe. Dance T-shirts may be worn for all classes, however, advanced students may only wear them during warm-up. Hip-Hop students should wear an JDM T-Shirt.

Hair – Students must have hair up off the neck to allow the instructor to observe the curvature of the spine and proper posture. Hair must be secured away from the face to eliminate distractions and avoid a student from having to push the hair away from the face, and to help a student observe the instructor in order to execute all moves in the most comfortable manner. One or two ponytails are ideal for Pre-Kinder-Dance and Kinder-Dance classes, which involve gymnastics. A bun is required for Ballet. A ponytail is fine for Jazz and Tap (two ponytails are ideal for Gymnastics). If hair is too short for ponytails or bun, make sure it is secured with bobby pins or clips, or slicked back with mousse, gel, etc.

Jewelry – Please do not wear jewelry, as it can get caught on something and break and even hurt a student when dancing or tumbling. No necklaces, bracelets, earrings, watches, etc.

Food

ABSOLUTELY NO GUM, FOOD OR DRINKS ARE PERMITTED IN THE STUDIO AND LOBBY. STUDENTS ARE PERMITTED TO BRING WATER TO CLASS.