Tuition & Policies

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September – May Tuition and Policies

REGISTRATION FEE (ANNIVERSARY FEE)

To enroll in class for the September – May season, students will be charged an annual, non-refundable registration fee of $50.  One fee per family.

WAITLIST

Students on a waitlist will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis.

COMMUNICATION

Upon supplying your email address to The Dance Foundation, you agree to receive communications via email which include program details, promotions and general marketing.  Please note that we will never make your information available to third parties.  The Dance Foundation uses email as our primary method of communication.  It is your responsibility to keep your email address updated in the Parent Portal. IF YOU OPT OUT OF EMAIL BLASTS, YOU WILL NOT RECIEVE IMPORTANT CLASS INFORMATION INCLUDING RECITAL DETAILS. If you opted out during your registration process, you may go to your account to opt back in. At least one email address per family should opt in for email blasts to receive important information.

By supplying your cell phone number to The Dance Foundation, you agree to receive text notifications periodically for closings, delays and other timely information.

If you choose to opt out of our emails or texts, you will no longer receive important communications from The Dance Foundation. It is highly recommended that at least one phone number and one email address per family has opted in to text messages and email blasts.

CANCELLATION AND MAKEUP POLICY

The Dance Foundation may cancel classes and events without any fee reduction or refund due to circumstances beyond its control including weather delays and closings, facility issues (power outages, etc.) as well as community health mandates such as any related to COVID-19.

Tuition is not prorated for missed classes and make up classes will not be possible.

ATTIRE

Details can be found on our website.  Please visit our dancewear shop on line or in person to purchase class attire;  proceeds support The Dance Foundation’s Tuition Assistance Program for students in need.

DROP PROCEDURE

Registrant must notify The Dance Foundation in writing at least 30 days in advance in order to drop a student from class.  Without notification, the fee obligation continues, whether or not the student attends class.

Should a student miss four consecutive weeks of classes without notifying the office, The Dance Foundation reserves the right to remove that student from class.  The registrant is liable for all accrued unpaid tuition and fees prior to their removal from class. The student may re-enroll if space permits and the account is current.

PICK UP

Students must be picked up within 5 minutes of end of class – please call with extenuating circumstances.  Repetitive late pick up may impact participation.

TUITION FEES AND DISCOUNTS

Tuition discounts are provided for multiple classes taken by one student or the students of one family.  See the tuition grid on our website for a breakdown of fees and discounts.

Tuition may be paid in one annual payment (receiving a 5% discount) or in 9 equal installments, September through May, regardless of number of classes per month. It is a requirement to have a debit or credit card on file to be enrolled in classes and the card on file will be charged for any unpaid tuition and fees on the 1st of each month of the 9-month season.

tuition grid 2022

PAYMENTS

Payments are due on the 1st of the month.  First tuition payment is due by September 1 and the last of the 9 installments is due May 1.  Payments received will be applied to the oldest fees outstanding.  A $10 late fee will be assessed on the 11th of each month to all outstanding accounts.

Accounts with any outstanding balance must be paid in full to register for additional classes or a new season.

Tuition is not prorated if the student(s) does not attend class.

Students with any unpaid fees may not participate in The Dance Foundation productions, including the spring performance. The registrant is liable for any and all fees and costs associated with collecting any past due balance including attorney fees and court costs.

Spring performance fees cover costumes and production costs. Two equal payments will be charged November 1 and February 1; fees vary with program and number of costumes; details will be given prior to each due date.  If the registrant chooses not to have the student(s) participate in the spring performances, the registrant must notify The Dance Foundation office by October 28 or the non-refundable first half of the fee will be assessed and collected on November 1.

PARTICIPATION

The Dance Foundation expects each student to have the ability to safely participate within an age-appropriate group setting.  We reserve the right to ask a student to leave class if they are disruptive or cannot participate in an acceptable manner.

Student class placement is at the discretion of The Dance Foundation program staff.  Program staff will also review class placement and revise accordingly as the year progresses.

The Dance Foundation strives to include students of all abilities in our studio classes, but may not have the necessary staff or resources for each circumstance. The Dance Foundation reserves the right to dis-enroll a student if appropriate staffing and support are not possible for the student needing additional assistance.  Accommodations will be explored with program staff on a student-by-student basis. If a student has any challenges which may be of concern, parents or guardians are encouraged to share information about their student with program staff when enrolling for class.

The Dance Foundation has the discretion to cancel a class and accommodate students in other classes to the best of The Dance Foundation’s ability. Students who cannot be enrolled in an alternate class and choose to withdraw their registration before participation will have any prepaid fees refunded.

STUDENT PRIVACY

Privacy is highly valued at The Dance Foundation.  We do not share, trade or sell student information.

NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY

The Dance Foundation values diversity for our employees, volunteers, participants, supporters and collaborators irrespective of differences, and strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all participants.  We promote the inclusion of all races, colors, abilities, religion, national or ethnic origins, genders, labels of identity, and members of protected classes in our programs, activities, and offerings generally accorded or made available to all participants.  The Dance Foundation does not discriminate on any basis, and abides by federal laws of non-discrimination in the administration of its educational and admission policies, tuition assistance programs, and other school-administered programs.

 

SUMMER (June and July) Policies

  • By agreeing to the terms and conditions of The Dance Foundation registration, the registrant agrees to the fees and policies of the Dance Foundation, consents to The Dance Foundation’s use of photos or video taken of the registrant and/or the registrant’s child participating in The Dance Foundation’s programs, and voluntarily agrees to release The Dance Foundation and their affiliated entities from any and all liability, claims, demands and causes of action for personal injury or loss suffered by the registrant or the registrant’s enrolled child in connection with participation in The Dance Foundation programs.
  • If the status of your enrollment changes (I.e. moving, dropping, etc.), it is your responsibility to contact The Dance Foundation office to tell us of the change.  Should your plans change, 50% of the summer tuition is refundable prior to the first class upon notification of The Dance Foundation office.  No refunds or credits will be provided on or after the date of the first class.
  • Payments received will be applied to the oldest fees and costs outstanding; new classes may not be registered for until previous account balances are paid in full.
  • Past due accounts: The responsible party (as entered during the registration process) is liable for any and all fees and costs associated with collecting any past due balances, including attorney fees and court costs.
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed classes or classes missed because of inclement weather or other related incidents.  Makeup classes are not offered or permitted.
  • All weekly classes and camps must have a minimum number of students registered to run. The Dance Foundation will notify you if a class or camp will not run due to low enrollment and will suggest another class or provide a refund.
  • The Dance Foundation expects each participant to have the ability to learn well within an age and developmentally appropriate group setting. The Dance Foundation reserves the right to ask a participating child to leave class or camp if he/she is disruptive or cannot participate in an acceptable manner.
  • The Dance Foundation respects the privacy of our students and does not share student information without consent.
  • Financial assistance is available upon request.

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