2021-2022 Policies

 

Payments & fees made by cash, credit/debit card (Visa & Mastercard only) or check (made payable to Bella Dance Center).

 

FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Monday, September 13, 2021

 

REGISTRATION FEE & TUITION

A non-refundable $25 registration fee per student or $35 per family is due upon registration with first & last month’s tuition payment to reserve class space. Tuition is a yearly fee divided into 10 payments and remains the same amount whether it is a long (5 week) or short (3 week) month and regardless of absences. First and last tuition payment is due at registration and is non-refundable. The remaining payments are due by the 1st of each month. There is a non-negotiable $10 late fee applied after the 8th of each month. If no payment is received by the end of the month, the child will not be allowed to attend classes. After 3 late payments, the entire balance must be paid in full, or you MUST do auto-pay. There will be a non-negotiable $30 returned check fee. During the season you may not take a month off. Should it become necessary to discontinue classes for any reason, you must notify the office in writing. A “Student Withdrawal Form” located at BDC is required or BDC retains the right to keep the student enrollment status active and charge accordingly. You are financially responsible for tuition payments up to the time of such action. A registration fee is due anytime one restarts within the season.  NO withdrawals will be accepted during the month of December or after May 1st.

 

RECITAL/RECITAL FEE

A student dance recital will be performed every year. All students are encouraged to participate in the recital, but it is not mandatory. If the commitment is made, there is a mandatory non-refundable recital fee due by Feb. 15, 2022. This fee is $130 for the first child and includes: 2 tickets, 1 download of 1 performance, 1 VideoPass for dress rehearsal, recital t-shirt, flowers, 1 class/group photo displayed in commemorative program, and 1 commemorative program. The fee for each additional child is $75 and will include: 2 tickets, t-shirt, flowers, class/group photo in commemorative program and 1 commemorative program. The student will not receive their costumes and/or be allowed to participate in the show until this fee is paid. If the commitment is made, the student must perform in the designated show/shows, attend all required rehearsals, and follow all rules presented in the Recital Handbook given in March.

 

COSTUME FEE

If the commitment is made to participate in our annual show, a $80-$100 non-refundable costume fee will apply per dance. Each class has a pre-determined number of dances that will be performed in the annual show and each dance will require a costume (please inquire about your specific class). Some additional accessories, shoes and/or tights may need to be purchased. This costume fee does not include team costumes. 

 

For your convenience, there are two costume payment options available (Optional fundraising will also be available to help offset this cost):

*Option 1: Payment divided into three payments, payable October 15th, 2021, November 1, 2021, and November 15th, 2021.

*Option 2: Payment divided in two payments, payable October 15, 2021 and November 15, 2021.

ALL late costume orders will incur an additional $20 late fee.

 

INSURANCE

Bella Dance Center does not carry medical insurance for its students. It is required that all students be covered by their own family insurance and if injury occurs, it is understood that the student’s own policy is the only source of reimbursement.

 

ATTENDANCE

Good attendance is essential, as this ensures the best results. Please make every effort to have your child at every class.

 

DANCE ATTIRE

Please contact the studio for individual class attire and dance shoe requirements.

 

Ballet skirts and sweaters are permitted for ballet class as long as they do not interfere with any student's learning.  No leotards with attached skirts are permitted.  Plain black shorts are permitted for tap and jazz class.  Not shirts are permitted while dancing.

 

MAKE-UPS

Make-up classes will be available for missed classes. No tuition deduction or refunds are available for missed classes, nor is monthly tuition transferrable.

 

SNOW OR BAD WEATHER

The studio will not necessarily close for snow days regardless if area schools are closed. Please call the studio for a recording if in doubt. You are entitled to a make-up if we close the studio due to weather, but no refunds will be given for any cancelled classes.

 

HOLIDAYS

Halloween: October 31

Thanksgiving: Nov. 22-27

Winter Break: Dec. 20, 2021 to Jan. 1, 2022

Spring Break: April 15-21

Memorial Day: May 27-30

 

CLASS OBSERVATION

Viewing windows will be open most weeks for parent observation.

 

OTHER

*NO gum chewing in class.

*Students are permitted to bring water ONLY to class.

*Long hair must be pulled back and secured in a bun/ponytail/braid. Short hair must be pulled back and secured away from face.

*No jewelry is permitted during class. Please have all dancers remove any earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. before entering the studio.

*Children are not permitted to leave the studio until their rides have arrived.

*ALL payments/fees are non-refundable.

*ALL dancers and parents are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful manner. Gossip in the studio and/or on social networking sites about other students, parents or teachers is unacceptable and will NOT be tolerated.

*BDC is not responsible for any personal belongings not owned by the studio.

*BDC is not responsible for unsupervised children who are not in a class.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us via email at info@belladancecenter.com, or call to schedule an appointment.

 

Thank you for your cooperation and dedication to Bella Dance Center.