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.
1. REGISTRATION & AGREEMENT TO SCHOOL’S POLICIES
All students must pay an annual registration fee. By registering for classes at Take Five Dance Academy, you acknowledge, accept, and will abide by all of the school’s policies. Policies are subject to change without notice.
2. AGE REQUIREMENTS
All students must be the appropriate age level by September 1st just like regular school systems.
3. AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS REQUIRED / TUITION FEES
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). Full tuition will be automatically deducted on the 3rd of each month, regardless of attendance. NO EXCEPTIONS. 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 $20.00 late fee. If outstanding tuition is not paid by the 10th of the month, the student will be withdrawn from the school. Depending on the availability of classes, student may re-enroll after all balances are paid on the account. There are no refunds or credit transfers after tuition has been paid. We do not accept personal checks.
4. STUDENT DROP OFF & PICK UP
Take Five Dance Academy Staff and/or Faculty are not responsible for students who have been left unattended at our facility. 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 curbside with the assumption that the Take Five Dance Academy Staff and/or Faculty is present. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. DIGITAL MEDIA
Take Five Dance Academy LLC will take pictures/videos in classes, around the studio, at special events, during rehearsals and dance productions. Our pictures/videos will be copyrighted by Take Five Dance Academy and could be used for our social media, website, advertisements, and other promotional materials created by the school.
8. 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 the 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.
10. MAKE-UP CLASSES
Make-up classes are a courtesy for registered students only. Enrolled students have until the end of May (of the 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 a child misses a class and the monthly tuition has been paid, the dancer is able to do one make-up class for each class missed. Making classes up is your responsibility. If parent elects not to make up missed classes, it will not be credited to next month’s tuition. There are no tuition transfers, refunds, or credits.
11. 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.
12. personal 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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. No exceptions.
17. PUBLIC HEALTH & WELL BEING
Take Five Dance requires all staff and students to stay home when they are ill. In order to reduce community spread of the Coronavirus, we will follow the best practices and recommendations from local and federal health departments. Take Five Dance understands that unlike older children and adults, young children cannot be expected to maintain social distancing at all times. Therefore, Take Five Dance focuses on a hierarchy of measures beginning with keeping ill people home, followed by frequent hand cleaning/hand sanitizing, good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and curricular and facility adaptations to minimize contact and mingling where possible. In the event a class is unable to be held at the studio, classes will convert to an online learning platform until in-studio classes can resume. We are unable to provide refunds or credits for any classes, lessons, workshops, camps, master classes or performances that are cancelled, moved to a virtual platform, or are unable to proceed as the result of local, state and federal government orders regarding natural disasters or public health.