Our priority is your child’s dance education and safety. In order to achieve a successful experience for your child, we need our families and dancers to cooperate, support, respect, trust and honor Take Five Dance Academy’s Staff and Faculty and their decisions related to the policies of the studio, our classes and our curriculum.
POLICIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE.
1. AGE REQUIREMENTS
All students must be the appropriate age level by September 1st just like regular school systems.
2. REGISTRATION / TUITION FEES
All students must pay an annual registration fee. We require that all families utilize an automated payment plan for monthly tuition payments. Autopay is an automatic deduction from your checking account or credit card (Visa and MasterCard only). Every family must fill out & submit a Registration Form/Automatic Payment Consent Form. Full tuition will be automatically deducted on the 3rd of each month, regardless of attendance. If credit/debit card is unable to be processed on the 3rd of the month, you will receive an email of your statement that same day. If tuition is past due, there will be a 30% late fee. If outstanding tuition is not paid by the 15th of the month, student will be withdrawn from the school. Depending on the availability of classes, student may re-enroll. There are no refunds or credit transfers after tuition has been paid. We do not accept checks.
3. STUDENT DROP OFF & PICK UP
All parents/guardians are responsible for making sure that their child (regardless of age) safely enters our school and is brought to their class. Students are NOT allowed to be dropped off at the curb side with the assumption that the Take Five Dance Academy Staff and/or Faculty is present.Take Five Dance Academy Staff and/or Faculty are not responsible for students who have been left unattended at our facility. Students should be dropped off no earlier than 15 minutes before their class. Parents/Guardians are requested to be at the school within 15 minutes of their child’s dismal from class. If the parent/guardian is running late, they should make a courtesy call to inform the instructor and student.
4. SCHOOL CONDUCT
Please respect our school and dancers by not leaving your children unattended. There is no running, tumbling or horse playing allowed outside or in the lobby, hallways and bathrooms. This will ensure the safety of your children and that classes will not be disturbed.
5. DRESS CODE ENFORCED
Please make sure your dancer is wearing the proper dance attire for each of their classes. It is important that the dress code is enforced. This will enable your dancer to execute and correctly learn steps while ensuring their safety. If a student continuously disregards the dress code, they will be unable to participate in class. If this situation occurs, tuition will not be adjusted in any way.
6. NO STREET SHOES ALLOWED ON DANCE FLOORS
All dancers, parents, teachers, and staff must take street shoes off before entering dance rooms.
Attending classes on a regular basis is important in any learning experience.The consistency and repetition of training is necessary for proper technique to be learned. Arrive early to the school. There is no admittance to any class if a child is more than 15 minutes late. If a child misses 2 full calendar months, they will be withdrawn from the school. Student may re-enroll if classes are still available.
8. MAKE-UP CLASSES
If a child misses a class and monthly tuition has been paid, the dancer is able to do one make-up class for each class missed. Make-up classes are a courtesy for registered students only. Making classes up is your responsibility. Enrolled students have the entire dance season to make-up classes. Our teachers highly recommend that dancers take advantage of make-up classes in order to help them maintain their dance training. If you elect not to make-up missed classes, it will not be credited to your next month’s tuition. There are no tuition transfers, refunds, or credits.
9. ALLERGY WARNING - NO FOODS OR PETS ALLOWED
Due to many different allergies and for the maintenance of our school, foods and pets are NOT allowed in our school.
10. PICTURES & VIDEO RECORDING
Out of respect & for the safety of our students, families, instructors and our school, pictures and video recording are not allowed without the consent of the instructor.
11. DECEMBER HOLIDAY SHOW AND JUNE DANCE RECITAL
All students (excluding Toddler Time dancers) have the opportunity to perform on stage in our December holiday show and in our end of the year dance recital that is held in June. Both dance shows are optional and will require additional fees and rehearsals. Information packets will be available online that will include costume prices, show dates, and other important details. There will be mandatory parent meetings (held during regular class day and times) to further discuss the details of our dance shows. Full tuition is paid every month regardless of dance show activities that may take place during class time. (i.e. June dance recital class pictures and parent meetings). Account balances must be current in order to participate in the dance performances.
12. EXCLUSIVE EDUCATION
By enrolling, I understand that Take Five Dance Academy will be the exclusive provider of dance and acrobatics education for my child(ren). Take Five Dance Academy’s Director must approve any alternative training. K-12 schools and churches are excluded. Failure to comply will result in student(s) being withdrawn from Take Five Dance Academy.
13. ACCIDENT OR INJURY
Take Five Dance Academy and its staff is released from any responsibility for any accident or injury incurred during class, rehearsals or performances.
14. WITHDRAWING A STUDENT
Should it become necessary to discontinue classes for any reason, a withdrawal form must be signed and submitted to Take Five Dance Academy by the 15th day, of the prior month that your child(ren) will no longer be taking classes. Otherwise, tuition charges will continue to incur, regardless of attendance.