The dance year consists of approximately 10 months beginning in Aug/Sept through the Recital in June. The total amount of tuition is based on the number of classes a dancer is enrolled for instruction each week. That 10 month tuition total of instruction is divided evenly by 34-35 classes over the course of 10 months The FULL MONTHLY amount is due the 1st of each month, regardless of missed classes due to illness, vacation, school holidays, or emergency situations. STUDENTS with UNPAID TUITION OR FEES will NOT be permitted to participate in classes, recital, or other special performances.
Upon enrollment, 1st and last month’s tuition are collected. Cash, check, credit/debit accepted for current students. New students must enroll in Auto-Pay upon enrollment. Tuition is due on the 1st of each remaining month’s tuition will be debited from a credit card or bank account between the 1st & 5th of each month via auto-pay (ACH-EFT). If payment is not received by the 3rd of the month, a $15 late fee will be charged, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Studio Coordinator.
NSF Payments :
As agreed and upon your authorization to debit your credit card or bank account on the 1st of the month, and the transaction is declined, your account will be charged an NSF fee of $35 for each occurrence, which will be auto-debited when funds are available. If your paper check is unpaid by your bank a total of 2 times, only credit, debit or cash will be accepted in the future.
Tuition, Costumes, Recital & Competition fees are non-refundable & non-transferable :
between dancers, and not credited due to missed or dropped classes. Tuition will be prorated for any class(es) added mid-month. Dancers ARE permitted to transfer from one class to another without fees after parent/guardian complete & sign a CLASS CHANGE/DROP FORM, provided by DANZCO.
Costume fees for the year-end recital will be charged to your auto-pay on the date noted on your costume notices distributed in November. Costume fee(s) must be paid by mid-December or costume will not be ordered.
Dancers are permitted to change classes BEFORE Recital Costumes are ordered in December. To avoid future charges, withdrawal from a class must be RECEIVED in writing (email is acceptable) 2 weeks before the 1st of the month and only by a parent/guardian. PLEASE NOTE: TUITION, COSTUMES, RECITAL OR COMPETITION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE or TRANSFERABLE BETWEEN DANCERS. Fees will not be credited due to missed or dropped classes.
Proper dancewear and shoes are require for classes. This enables the teacher to properly observe the students body movements for correct form and technique. Failure to follow the dress code could result in student being asked to sit out the class. Repeated failure to wear required dancewear could result in termination of lessons. Hair must be pulled away from the face and absolutely no jewelry, except small ear studs.
Class Dress Codes as follows:
- HAIR: Should be pulled away from the face and secured in a ponytail or bun.
- BALLET/TAP COMBO: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (not slippers), black tap shoes. Skirts or black boy shorts are allowed for all other Ballet/Tap combo classes.
- LYRICAL BALLET: Any tight-fitting dancewear, Foot Undeez, any color boy shorts are allowed.
- CLASSICAL POINTE: Black leotard, pink tights only, skirts or black boy shorts allowed. Pink ballet shoes and professionally fitted Pointe shoes are required. Pointe shoes are required to participate in class and perform in Recital.
- BALLET TECH/DEMI-POINTE: Black leotard, pink tights only. Skirts or black boy shorts allowed. Pink ballet shoes.
- MODERN/CONTEMPORARY: Any tight-fitting dancewear, Foot Undeez, Pirouette Shoes, or barefoot.
- MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ: Any tight-fitting dancewear, tan jazz shoes & Foot Undeez.
- JAZZ: Any color tight-fitting jazz wear, tights or jazz pants, black jazz shoes, & Foot Undeez.
- STOMPIN’ TAP: Any tight fitting dancewear, black tap shoes.
- HIP HOP: Any tight fitting dancewear, knee-pads, black dance sneakers.
- TUMBLING: Unitard preferred, or leotard with shoes, bikers, etc…, no shoes.
- BOYS, ALL CLASSES: Any t-shirt, (Ballet,:white t-shirt, black jazz pants, black ballet shoes)(Hip Hop: Any color t-shirt and athletic shorts/pants).
- ABSOLUTELY NO: Jewelry, except small ear studs.
Parents/guardians please make yourself aware of deadlines, activity & financial. Information is easily obtained through any Danzco. staff member, wall timelines, monthly newsletters, website & parent notices. Please inform Danzco. of any credit card/bank account, address or phone number changes so that we can better serve you and your child.
Class Attendance & Tardiness:
As in any area of study, attendance is most important. We want our dancers to have every opportunity to “shine” at Recital, so please be aware students missing too many classes after February may not perform at their best during Recital.
Before & After Class:
The well-being of our students and their families is of utmost concern to us. Danzco. cannot be responsible for providing before or after class care for dancers. If you are running a little late, call the studio so we can keep your young dancer indoors.
Parents/guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on Danzco. property resulting from normal dance activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during or after class times.
Danzco. Dance Academy is hereby granted permission to take photographs of the students to use in our website, posters, advertisements, brochures and other promotional materials authorized by Danzco. Permission is also hereby granted for Danzco. Dance Academy to copyright such photographs in its name.
Danzco. is not responsible for loss of personal items, so we ask that they are not brought to the studio. Cubbies are provided for dancers dance bags & shoes. Cell phones should be in dance bag & turned off or at least put on silent/vibrate.
Lost & Found:
Danzco. cannot be responsible for lost items. Please mark all belongings, especially dance shoes!! Any items left in the studio will be placed in the LOST & FOUND container located by the front door of the studio. PARENTS, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK THE LOST & FOUND CONTAINER FOR LOST ITEMS as the container is emptied @ the end of each month.
Food, Drink, Gum or candy are not allowed on the dance floor:
All food, drink, etc… should remain in the Reception Area only.
Restrooms should not be used for changing clothes. We have provided Dressing Rooms for this purpose. Our restrooms need to stay available for students in class and the parent’s waiting, not for changing clothes, please.
Beginning age 6, dancers enrolled in Ballet, Tap, Jazz or any member of one Danzco.’s competition teams may attend the annual convention in Texas, in the Fall with the Instructors. Location and prices vary. Conventions allow students to expand their dance education. Information is distributed via September newsletter.
Eligibility for competition begins at age 6 -18. Auditions are held annually and usually in April/May. Invitations to Audition, may be given by an Instructor to dancers that exhibit special talents during the year. For more information, parents may sign for an Audition Packet of Information at the Front Desk. Packets are usually available in April.
Private lessons are available for all dancers who have missed numerous classes and need to catch up for Recital. Danzco. also offers private lessons for pageant training/preparation, solo and team competitors, drill team and officer tryouts. The Front Desk or your dance Instructor can provide Information on pricing and scheduling.
Danzco. is proud to serve students from neighboring school districts. Since our studio is located within Montgomery ISD, we follow their academic calendar closely regarding student/teacher holidays. Danzco. closings will be posted prior to a holiday via wall timelines in studio, monthly newsletter, and website to assist your planning. Danzco. will be closed as MISD closes for inclement weather.
DANZCO. OBSERVES THE FOLLOWING MAJOR HOLIDAYS
Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Spring Break, Easter, Memorial Day
Danzco. reserves the right to change class days, times and instructors due to enrollment demands or other schedule conflicts.
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