Starsteps Dance and Tuition Policies
____________ Enrollment for all classes is by registration. Fee for registration is $35 per student. Students will be accepted on a space available basis. Classes are limited and all classes are closed to enrollment once full or after February 1st, 2018.
__________ Starsteps is proud to offer an All- Inclusive pricing plan – a no hassle approach for busy families!
Your monthly payment includes everything you need for a full, wonderful dance experience. There are NO additional or hidden costs. The only difference is that we’ve done all the planning and math for you! Here’s what’s included:
- Recital Costume – including tights & accessories, all in a custom garment bag.
- Recital Fee – includes recital t-shirt, dress rehearsal and professionally produced recital at the JE Broyhill Civic Center, unlimited entry to the recital, one complimentary recital program, keepsake medal
__________Some items are completely optional and considered ‘a la carte’. These items are NOT included in the above payment plan: class attire and shoes, registration fee ($35), additional Starsteps-wear, dance pictures, Wizard of Oz/Winter Spectacular performance fee or tickets, etc.
__________ Refund/Pro-Rate Policy: Tuition is non-refundable. We do not pro-rate, as we have a very generous class makeup policy. Costumes and Recital Fees are non-refundable after Thanksgiving. Other items are non-refundable after the order has been placed.
_________ We hope that each student will complete the year, but if a student should discontinue classes a 30-day notice is required. A WITHDRAW FORM must be filled out in the office by the 5th of the month to stop the charge for the month. Any withdraw form completed after the 5th will be considered as of the first of the next month. Phone calls, texts, emails and verbal notices are not acceptable.
_________ All tuition is to be paid either with cash, check or credit card. A $30 fee will be charged for returned checks. Tuition not paid by the 10th of the month will be charged a 10% late fee.
_________ Multiple child discounts of $35 per year are applied to the April tuition on the family account. This discount is for Children’s Program and Traditional Classes only.
________ Dancers who miss more than one class may choose to schedule a make up class in the appropriate age within 3 weeks of the absence. Please check in with the office so they can notify the teacher.
_________ Starsteps Dance Center follows the Caldwell County Schools’ schedule for Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, MLK Day and Spring Break. Starsteps will not close for teacher workdays.
_________ Snow/Ice: If Caldwell County Schools are closed for snow/ice please call Starsteps, check the website, www.starstepsdc.com, or facebook for announcements regarding classes. If there is no message regarding weather, then classes will follow the schools decision.
_________ It is our belief that students work more productively when not observed. Teachers need the full attention of your child to teach effectively. We are proud of our teachers and teaching methods so parents may check on students through observation window at any time. Keep in mind not to distract or disrupt students during class. Please do not block hallway as classes are letting out because children can become scared or frightened in tight spaces.
_________ Students and parents of Starsteps Dance Center agree that SDC may take photos, video or audio recording of students in classes, community events, or public performances and that these materials may be used for display, promotion and/or advertising. This hereby waives any compensation for appearing in such material.
Starsteps Liability Waiver
I understand and acknowledge that there is a risk of injury in dance activities and that personal injury or damage to property may result during participation in dance and related activities .I represent that my dancer is physically able to safely participate in dance and related activities. I agree to assume all risks associated with my child’s participation in dance instruction, rehearsal, performances and related activities as well as myself and any person who is bringing my dancer to and from class. In consideration of receiving dance instruction at Starsteps Dance Center, I hereby waive, release and discharge all present and future claims and liabilities, of any kind, whether for bodily injury, property damage, or other loss ,arising out of my child’s participation in dance and related activities, including but not limited to dance instruction, rehearsal, and performances, whether conducted on or off Starsteps premises. I also acknowledge that I am responsible for delivering my child to the studio and picking him/her up and that the studio is not responsible for a child that leaves the premises. If parent or Emergency Contact cannot be reached in case of an emergency, consent is giving for my child to receive medical or surgical care as recommended by the physician or hospital.
I have read this release, understand it, and hereby agree to its terms. I also consent to photography and recording of my child for its usage in promotional and public relations activities. All recordings are the property of Starsteps Dance Center.
Signature of Parent or Guardian _________________________________Date_______________
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