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Below are the Studio 9 Policies.
2015-2016 Studio 9 Dance Academy Policies
A registration fee of $30.00 per dancer is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable. For families with more than one registered dancer, additional members will be charged a $10 annual registration fee. For your convenience, Studio 9 Dance Academy uses a monthly automated tuition system; all accounts are required to have a credit/debit card on file upon registration. Re-occurring monthly tuition fees will be auto-deducted on the 1st of each month from your card on file. Fees will be prorated if a student is registered into a class in the middle of the month.
Tuition is non-refundable once classes have begun. If you withdraw before the first class, you will receive a full refund of tuition.
Family discount: receive a 15% discount off total family tuition if you have two or more immediate family members enrolled in our school.
Fall Tuition is billed in ten monthly installments, August 12th through May 1st. August is pro-rated 3/4 months. The remainder of the months are billed in 9 equal installments, which remains the same whether it is a long (5 week) or short (3 week) month. Some months (especially those with school vacations, i.e.: Thanksgiving break, winter break, spring break and Memorial Day) may only have two or three classes while others may have five in a month's time. *There are no refunds for missed classes. Makeup classes in any style or the same level/age are strongly encouraged. Inquire at Front Desk for Make-Up class options.
Summer Tuition is billed in two installments for the summer. Our summer session is 6 weeks, and the rate is based on 2 months at 2/3 of the current monthly tuition prices.
Students are invited to make up any missed classes in another class that is appropriate. Consult teaching staff for recommendations. Make-up classes can be taken up to 2 months after the absence, as long as the student is still enrolled. There are no refunds for missed classes. Makeup classes are strongly encouraged. Inquire at Front Desk for Make-Up class options.
Receive referral credit when you refer a new student (must enroll in a minimum of one month of classes). Credit is equal to 1/2 of the referred student's first month of tuition. Credit will appear on your following month's tuition. Inquire at Front Desk for referral credit to be applied.
We offer all registered dancers one free class per month to try a new genre. Please let the front desk know you are interested in taking your trial class. New students can also take advantage of a free trial week of classes prior to registration.
Notice is required (in writing or in person) to drop a class. Notice must be made prior to the next month's billing cycle (by the last day of the current month), otherwise your account will be charged accordingly.
In the event of inclement weather, we will follow the Douglas County School District for closures. Check our website and social media for any updates on closures. Make-up classes are strongly encouraged.
For your convenience, dance apparel is available for purchase at Studio 9 Dance Academy.
Holiday & Studio Closures
Studio 9 Dance Academy will be closed on the following days:
Labor Day Weekend
Halloween (evening classes only)
Thanksgiving (Wednesday through Saturday)
Winter Break (two weeks Christmas through New Years)
Spring Break (one week)
Memorial Day Weekend
*Exact dates/closures for the current year are noted on the Studio 9 Calendar Page.
Late Pick Up Policy
Please be at the studio to pick up your dancer on time. A $10.00 courtesy charge will be charged to you for a staff member having to watch your child for longer than 10 minutes past the office hours. Please don’t rely on staff to watch unattended children between classes.
Studio 9 Dance Academy’s dress code is designed to create unity and discipline, as well as to create an incentive for students to attain the next level of achievement.
Ballet Class: Requires tank, camisole or short sleeve leotard in appropriate assigned level color (see below), ballet pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Hair must be worn in a bun. Students not wearing a bun will be sent to the front desk to purchase a $3 hair kit, which will be charged to your card on file.
Level 1: Ballet Pink
Level 2: Light Blue
Level 3: Lavender
Level 4: Forest Green
Level 5: Navy Blue
Level 6: Burgundy
Jazz: Requires leotard or bra top in any chosen color, tights and/or booty shorts or jazz pants, black jazz shoes.
Tap: Requires leotard or bra top in any chosen color, tights and/or booty shorts and jazz pants, black tap shoes.
Hip Hop: Requires comfortable, loose fitting clothing and tennis shoes.
Hair: Must be worn in a bun for ballet and pulled securely off face for all other classes.
Jewelry: Please keep jewelry to a minimum: no bracelets, watches, necklaces or large earrings are to be worn for safety reasons. Small earrings are acceptable.
*Students will be given two warnings if not dressed appropriately for class. On the third offense they will be asked to sit out and watch class.
Information regarding rehearsals, performances, Company 9, and upcoming studio events will be provided via the Studio 9 website, email and/or parent portal.
Our monthly newsletter will come out on the 9th of each month via email. Be sure to check it out for the latest Studio 9 news and happenings.
Dancers and their families are asked to help keep the studio clean at all times. Please help your dancers pick up after themselves as well as use the appropriate trash cans. Food is allowed only in the lobby/break areas.
If at any time you have any concerns you need to discuss with the Academy Directors, please fill out a Parent Concern Form and return it to the front office. Our teachers and staff will be unable to address any parent concerns without it first being submitted to the Directors through the Parent Concern Form.