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OUR 2020-2021 DANCE SEASON


WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BEGIN OUR 2020-2021 DANCE SEASON! Classes begin Monday, September 8th We know this is a lot of info, but please read to the end to answer any questions, and to see any changes in our studio's policies.




NEW TEACHERS/STUDENTS


We want to welcome all our new dancers and teachers to the studio. Feel free to look at the website and read all about the teachers! We also welcome back our old dancers and teachers!




ONLINE REGISTRATION


ALL dancers, new and old, need to fill out new registration forms yearly. A $30.00 registration fee needs to be included yearly. All Registration is online just click Parent Portal and read the guided directions. A current credit card must be on file. Swift and easy!




TUITION & PAYMENTS


YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT CREDIT CARD ON FILE. Please pay tuition before or on the 1st of each month. Cards that decline will get a $10 fee. Tuition is based on a 10 month dance year and will not be pro-rated for missed classes. Missed classes can be made up within the missed month. You can make up missed classes by participating in another dance class that has availability. No refunds will be given for missed classes and tuition will not be pro-rated for missed classes. If we need to go to Zoom tuition remains the same. Automatic Payment Plan

  • We’ve made it super easy to pay for dance tuition. The 1st of each month, will be automatically deducted from your credit card or bank accounts. Auto pay is for dance tuition ONLY. Costumes, tickets etc. need to be paid separate
  • If you choose to pay cash or check, please make arrangements to come to the studio or have your dancer bring payment in.
Late Fees: Payments must be received on the first of the month when choosing the monthly installment package. There will be a $25.00 late fee if payment isn't received by the 15th of the month.
  • We accept cash, checks and credit cards. We Do Not Accept American Express. All bounced check unfortunately will be an additional bank fee charge of $25. All credit card payments will have a 3.5% convenience fee. This DOES NOT apply to Monthly Auto Payments.
  • Get a $50.00 discount if you pay with cash on yearly tuition bill.
  • Get a 10% discount for military families.




CLASS LEVEL & PLACEMENT


Class placement is at the discretion of Elite Dance Studio. Please keep in mind that your child’s best interests are taken seriously. We are committed to making sure your child is placed in a class at the appropriate level to ensure that she/he is able to feel challenged but not overwhelmed. Students are placed based upon skill levels, coordination, musicality, concentration, and maturity in accepting and understanding corrections. It is important to understand that dance levels are not the same as grade levels in school, and that dance students sometimes take several years to move to a new level. Child progression and ability varies. Part of our job as instructors is to make sure they are not bored with their class but also to make sure they are not overwhelmed. Dance class should be fun, not stressful! If you are not sure which class to enroll your child/children in. We are happy to help!




COSTUME ORDERS/EXCHANGES


  • All classes have a costume unless noted on the schedule.
  • Spring Recital costumes will be due on November 16 and are not refundable after February 1. Costumes are ordered over Winter break. Costumes will not be ordered unless payment is received in full.
  • Students are measured for costumes in classes and they will be delivered in March-April. If a costume does not fit, we are able to exchange within one week of receiving it at no cost to you, if it is returned in its original packaging. After two weeks, there may be additional shipping/handling fees and/or limited availability.




ARRIVAL TO CLASS & LATE TO CLASS


Students may arrive 5 minutes prior to class time and prepare for class. Please note that students must be quiet and respectful when entering the studio as other classes will almost always be in session upon their arrival. Cubbies are provided in the waiting room. ONLY labeled water bottles and dance shoes are allowed in the dance rooms. NO FOOD allowed in dance rooms. Street shoes must be removed by all parties prior to walking across the dance studio floor. Cell phones are not permitted in class. Late to Class Students who are late should wait at the edge of the classroom entry until the music stops, and then go in quickly. The warm up time at the beginning of class is very important. The risk of injury is greater if warm ups are missed. Late students who miss warm ups may not be able to participate in that class session.




STUDENT ETIQUETTE


  • Please be respectful of your teacher while he/she is instructing the class.
  • Call, text, e-mail or Facebook message us if you will be absent.
  • Dress for class with the proper dance attire for that class, including hair properly tied back and the correct shoes.
  • Place all shoes & backpacks on provided storage areas.
  • Use the restroom before class starts.
  • Enter classroom quietly when teacher welcomes you .
  • Bring dance bag and water bottle to class; have dance shoes already on.
  • Remove jewelry and put hair in bun or ponytail.
  • If you have snacks, take all leftovers home, clean area around you. No junk food or soda! Food ONLY allowed in Lobby.
  • No cell phones to be used while in class.