Membership Fee – A non-refundable membership fee is required for proper enrollment, along with a completed registration form. Enrollment is not considered complete until this fee and the first month’s tuition are paid in full. New student membership fee for the fall/spring season is $58 for the first child and $35 for each additional child. The fall/spring membership fee for returning students is $45 for the first child and $35 for each additional child. The membership fee for the summer season is $35 per family for new students and $28 per family for returning students.
Tuition – Dana’s Studio is on a monthly computer billing system called autopay. We DO NOT send out a monthly reminder. If the 1stfalls on a weekend or holiday, tuition will be drafted on the Friday before. If payment is returned for NSF or for any other reason, your account will be assessed a $30 reprocessing fee. You will receive a statement only for returned auto-payments, late tuition, or unpaid costume balances. We will be emailing all statements and correspondence (ie, newsletters and recital information). If you attend any portion of the month, you are responsible for full monthly tuition.
Non-Sufficient Funds for Auto-Payments or Returned Checks - There will be a $30 charge on all returned checks. After two (2) N.S.F. returned auto-payments or checks, payments must be in the form of cash, cashier’s check, or money order.
Tuition remains the same whether the month is long (5 weeks) or short (2 weeks) and regardless of absences. Tuition has been calculated for the whole year and is simply divided into 10 monthly payments. June is the only month that is prorated and will be drafted WITH May on May 1st. If tuition is two months delinquent on a payment, the student is subject to dismissal. The Fall/Spring session ends with the recital in June. **DOES NOT APPLY TO SUMMER SESSION*
Hold Harmless Agreement – I acknowledge that participating at Dana’s Studio of Dance can be dangerous, and I hereby assume the risk of participating in class (es). I also agree that as part of the consideration of entering and participating in class(es) to indemnity, release, and hold harmless Dana’s Studio of Dance, SDPP, LLC, and its officers, agents, employees, and volunteers from and against any and all loss, damage, injury, liability, and claims arising out of participation in class(es) at Dana’s Studio of Dance.
Bad Weather – The studio will not necessarily close for snow days. We follow CISD, KISD & CISD. Many times, roads are clear and safe by 2:30 PM. If in doubt, call the studio for a recording on class closings, or check our website at danastudio.com. If we close the studio due to bad weather, you may make up any days missed. We do not prorate tuition for bad weather days.
Holidays – Holidays will follow the Carroll Independent School District for Southlake, Keller Independent School District for Keller & Coppell Independent School District for Coppell – except for the Thanksgiving & Winter breaks. Holiday dates will always be posted on the studio recorder and website. We are only closed on MAJOR HOLIDAYS. Refer to the calendar in your registration packet. We DO NOT CLOSE for Staff Development Days. We do not prorate tuition for holidays. We encourage your child to take a make-up class for any missed classes due to holidays or bad weather days. **DOES NOT APPLY TO SUMMER SESSION**
Attendance – Attendance is taken at each class. GOOD ATTENDANCE is imperative, as absences and tardiness can hold back an entire class. The studio cannot jeopardize its responsibilities to the rest of the class for one student. Please make every effort to have your child at every class. You may make up any days missed due to an illness, but only during the same month. There are NO refunds, credits, or prorated tuition for missed lessons. IF YOU ATTEND ANY PORTION OF THE MONTH, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FULL MONTHLY TUITION.
Class Observation – We have set Parent Preview days during the dance year (see calendar in this packet for exact dates). Observing inside the classroom at any other time is not allowed. We have found that the children do much better when the instructor can have their sole attention. All our studios have viewing windows through which parents are welcome to watch their child’s class from the hallway.
**NO CLASS OBSERVATION DURING SUMMER SESSION**
Recital – Specific recital dates and times will be announced as soon as they are finalized. Please plan for the beginning to middle of June and plan your vacations accordingly, as the students work towards the recital the entire year. **DOES NOT APPLY TO SUMMER SESSION** Tentative Dates: June 2nd-6th, 2024. See the packet for exact dates per location.
Costume Fee – Costume fees will be processed through autopay on Nov 15th, 2023. If payment is returned for NSF or for any other reason, your account will be assessed a $30 reprocessing fee. If your child is not participating in the recital, you must let the office know by November 1st, 2023, so the costume fees are not deducted through autopay. It takes several months for the costumes to be made and shipped back to the studio. Costumes will cost between $115.00 and $225.00, depending on the type of class. This costume fee is not refundable once the costume has been ordered. We offer one complimentary size exchange (if needed), but any additional is $25. Second-order costumes are not guaranteed in time for recital pictures. **DOES NOT APPLY TO SUMMER SESSION**
Recital Fee: – There is a non-refundable RECITAL FEE that is processed through autopay on or before Feb 15th, 2024. If payment is returned for NSF or for any other reason, your account will be assessed a $30 reprocessing fee. The recital fee is separate from your costume fee and goes to pay for the rental of the auditorium, the printing of programs, insurance, and other costs associated with the recital, etc...… THIS INCLUDES A RECITAL T-SHIRT, PROGRAM, RECITAL PICTURES, AND VIDEO LINK!!: **DOES NOT APPLY TO SUMMER SESSION **Fees start at $230.00 Additional charges per child. See packet for details.
Withdrawals – Any student who drops out of the program MUST GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE OFFICE PRIOR TO THE NEXT MONTH’S BILLING DATE. This will stop the billing process. If the customer does not give written notice, monthly tuition will still be processed through autopay for the next month’s classes, and they will be financially responsible for the amount. IF YOU ATTEND ANY PORTION OF THE MONTH, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FULL MONTHLY TUITION.
Dana’s Studio of Dance reserves the right to ask anyone to leave Dana’s Studio of Dance if they are not acting in the best interest of Dana’s Studio of Dance.
If class enrollment is too small, DSOD reserves the right to cancel or combine that class with another appropriate class.
I grant Dana’s Studio of Dance and its agents and employees the irrevocable and unrestricted right to reproduce the photographs and/or video images taken of me, or members of my family, for the purpose of publication, promotion, illustration, advertising, or trade, in any manner or in any medium. I hereby release Dana’s Studio of Dance and its legal representatives for all claims and liability relating to said images or video. Furthermore, I grant permission to use my statements, with or without my name, for the purpose of advertising and publicity without my name for the purpose of advertising and publicity without restriction. I waive my rights to any compensation.