Studio 9 Policies
Our rules, your satisfaction.
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 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 credit to your dance account for any tuition paid.
There is a 10% discount off additional family members tuition if you have two or more immediate family members enrolled in our school.
Fall tuition is billed in ten monthly installments; August 1st thru May 1st. August is pro-rated 1/2 months, while the remaining months are billed in nine equal installments (whether a three, four, or five week long month). Some months may have less classes due to school vacations (ie. Thanksgiving, Winter Break, etc.). Please Note: There are no refunds for missed classes. Makeup classes in any style or same level/age are strongly encouraged. Please inquire at the front desk for makeup class options.
Summer tuition is billed in one installment for a 6 week period (normal tuition is billed at 1.5x current monthly rate.)
Late Fee Policy
Please make sure your card on file is up to date. All tuition is subject to a monthly 10% late fee, if not received by the 15th of each month.
Students are invited, and strongly encouraged, to make up any missed classes in another class that is appropriate. Consult teaching staff for recommendations. Makeup classes can be taken up to two months after the absence, as long as the student is still enrolled. To schedule make up classes, please inquire at the front desk. Please Note: There are no refunds for missed classes.
Receive referral credit when you refer a new student that enrolls in a minimum of one month of classes. Credit is equal to half of the referred students first month of tuition. Credit will appear on your following months tuition. Please inquire at the front desk for referral credit to be applied.
New students can take advantage of one free trial class prior to registration. Trial classes can be booked during our Fall/Spring session only, and will open 1 week after the session start date. Trials are only allowed in classes that are not at maximum capacity, and can be booked through the normal registration links.
A withdrawal request is required at least 2 business days prior to your last class by filling out Drop Request Form. Tuition will not be refunded or credited without the withdrawal request on file 2 business days prior to the next billing cycle.
In the event of inclement weather, we will follow the Douglas County School District for closures. Please check our website and social media for any updates on closures. Makeup classes are strongly encouraged should there be a closure.
For your convenience, dance apparel is available for purchase in the lobby of Studio 9 Dance Academy.
Holiday + Studio Closures
Studio 9 Dance Academy will be closed for the following days:
+ Spring Break (One Week)
+ Memorial Day Weekend (Friday thru Monday)
+ Independence Day
+ Labor Day Weekend
+ Halloween (Evening Classes Only)
+ Thanksgiving (Wednesday thru Saturday)
+ Winter Break (Two Weeks Christmas thru New Years)
+ Spring Break (One Week)
*Please Note: Exact dates and closures for the current year are noted on the Studio 9 Calendar Page.
Studio 9 Dance Academy's dress code is designed to create unity and discipline, as well as creating an incentive for students to attain the next level of achievement. Dress code requirements are listed below and with each class description.
Ballet classes require tank, camisole, or short sleeved leotards in assigned level color (see below), ballet pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Hair must be worn in a bun. Please Note: Students not wearing a bun will be sent to the front desk to purchase a $3 hair kit that will be charged to the 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 classes require leotard (or bra top) in any chosen color, tights, and/or booty shorts or jazz pants, black jazz shoes.
Tap classes require leotard (or bra top) in any chosen color, tights, and/or booty shorts or jazz pants, black tap shoes.
Hip Hop classes require 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 is to be kept to a minimum; no bracelets, watches, necklaces, or large earrings are to be worn for the safety of all students. Small earrings are acceptable.
Please Note: All students will be given two warnings if not dressed in adherence to the dress code. 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.