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Susan’s Studio of Dance & Fitness, Inc. 

2020-2021

POLICIES

 

* By signing this form, the parent and student are responsible for following the rules and regulations of Susan’s Studio of Dance & Fitness. Please read carefully and ask questions if anything is unclear to you.

 

REGISTRATION- Online Fall Registration for existing students will begin April 24h.  Existing student will receive ½ off registration fee for this season.  Open Online Registration for new students will begin Monday, May 4th.  A yearly registration fee of $50.00 per student or $60.00 per family AND your last month’s tuition (May 2021) is due upon registration.  (THIS IS NOT THE RECITAL FEE) Please note the family discount applies only to siblings living in the same household.  Both the registration fee and May tuition are non-refundable.  

 

Studio t-shirts will be order in September.  Cost is $25.00 for both youth and adult sizes.  All dance classes 6th grade and up are required to purchase this shirt to wear in the Haughton Christmas Festival performance.  

 

TUITION- Monthly tuition cost is $45.00 per month/30 min. classes, $50.00 per month/45 min. classes, $55.00 per month/1 hour classes, *There will be no early discounts this year.  But multiple and sibling discounts will still apply.  You will be charged a $20.00 late fee if not paid on the 2nd lesson.  If someone else is financially responsible, your child drives to dance or if someone else brings him or her to dance, please mail in your payment.  All late fees must be paid with late tuition.  Payments will be applied to any past balances FIRST.  If tuition payment and late fee are not paid by the end of the month, the dancer will be dropped from our program and turned over to a collection agency.  If you would prefer to pay by mail, our address is: Susan’s 140 Mid South Loop Haughton, LA. 71037.  If you are unable to attend class due to prolonged illness or unexpected circumstances, we must be informed immediately, 318-347-3355 or email susansdance@gmail.com 

 

We offer instruction in tap, ballet, jazz, cheernastics, lyrical, hip-hop, dance line preparation, gymnastics and special needs classes.  

 

There will be a $25.00 fee charged on all returned checks.  You have 3 days from the date you are contacted to pay the total owed in cash or money order.  

 

OFFICE HOURS- Please remember our office will be open ONLY for the 1st two lessons of the month (or until all tuition is collected) Tentative office hours are:  Mondays 5:30-9:00 pm, Tuesdays 4:30-8 pm, Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 pm. Thursdays 5:30-8:45 pm.  If you are paying after the time due, leave a check or money order in the box outside office door or with your teacher.  

 

SESSIONS- Our fall session begins Monday, Sept. 7th (Labor Day) Our recital is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2020 WE WILL HAVE CLASSES AFTER THE RECITAL! All accounts must be paid in full by dress rehearsal.  This includes late fees and recital fee. 

 

Summer sessions:  Many exciting programs are planned for the summer.  Classes are offered in June and July. Summer schedules are distributed in April.  

 

COSTUMES- Costumes for the recital are ordered in November.  

Cheernastics and gymnastics classes do not require a costume. However, cheernastics will order a shirt and matching bow in September to be used throughout the year.  ($35.00) 

Both child and adult costumes are $110.00. A $50.00 per costume deposit is due in October along with your tuition- THIS DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE. The remaining balance of $60.00 (per costume) will be due in November (along with your November tuition) Extra large costumes, props, hairpieces, shoes bows etc… are added into this fee.  

 

After the date of Nov. 19h, costume orders cannot be cancelled and refunds will not be given.   It is accepted and recommended that you make small monthly payments (beginning in September) on your costume.  It is the parent’s responsibility to measure their child and decide on costume size.  Instructions will be posted in the lobby.  The studio is not responsible for alterations.  

 

RECITAL- Our recital is tentatively scheduled for May 8, 2021.  The dress rehearsal will be on the same morning of recital.  RECITAL IS NOT OPTIONAL.  

 

A $50.00 per student RECITAL FEE is due the 1st lesson in February (along with your February tuition).  This helps defray recital cost (auditorium rental, music equipment and backdrop rental, shipping fees, stage hand fees, required janitorial and electrical cost, printing fees, insurance, awards, security etc.).  

 

Recital tickets will be $10.00.  (This price is subject to change if there are any price increases with rental.) Optional expenses such as pictures, recital video, flowers and recital t-shirts will be available.  

 

HOLIDAYS- The studio will be CLOSED for Fall Break (October 12th-18th)  Thanksgiving (November 23rd - Nov. 29th)  Christmas (Dec. 21st - Jan. 3rd) Spring Break (March 8th -14th) Tuition is due regardless of holiday schedule. We will be OPEN on all other holidays (Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Easter) In the event of bad weather or unexpected school closings, please call our answering machine after 2:00 to see if we will be holding class, 318-347-3355.  Join us on Facebook and instagram for information as well.  Email is susansdance@gmail.com Classes canceled due to bad weather or unexpected circumstances will not be made up and there will be no refunds.  

 

We will be having our Christmas performances during the week of December 7th.  Family and friends are invited to come watch!  Our Christmas parties will be during the week of December 14th during your class day and time.  

 

CONDUCT - Punctuality, attendance, and dependability are essential and expected at Susan’s.  When one is late, absent or drops, it affects the whole class, especially at recital time.  You will learn the recital routine during the months of January and February.  You are required to attend all lessons, especially during that time.  Please contact our office if you are unable to attend.  It is not fair to your child, your teacher, and your classmates when there is an absence.  Teamwork is important!  Commit to your dance class for a successful year.  Use your time for learning, cooperating and achieving.  Excessive talking, horseplay and bad attitudes will not be tolerated.  Please be aware the student will be asked to wait in the lobby if they are a disruption to the class.  There will be no refunds for that missed class.

 

We must begin and end class on time.  If a parent of dancer needs to discuss something with a teacher, call them at home or have them call you.

 

The studio can only be responsible for the students during the class time. Please bring and pick them up on time.  Please watch them carefully in our lobby and busy parking lot.  Please do not ever leave your children unattended. 

 

Do not block the entrance to our gravel parking lot.  Please park the perimeter of the parking lot and we double our parking capacity. 

 

Every effort is made to inform you of dates, events, and policies.  This is why we have you sign this policy letter.  PLEASE KEEP THESE POLICIES TO REFER TO THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!  We send home many letters, post notices on the bulletin board and leave information on our answering machine.  If you are absent, check our lobby for notices you might have missed.  PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO COME IN AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE INFORMED.

 

Unless requested by a teacher, no parent or sibling is allowed in the dance area.  

 

Do not allow students or siblings to play in a vacant dance room at any time.  If you must bring siblings, please watch them closely and keep them in the waiting area only.  The extra room and office are off limits.  Please do not allow them to play alone in changing room and bathroom.  Please be considerate of our class time by keeping soft voices in the lobby.  

 

No food or drink is allowed in the studio.  No gum or candy during class.

 

All students need to go to the bathroom BEFORE class begins.  

 

ATTENDANCE- Missed lessons WILL NOT BE deducted from your monthly tuition.  You may make it up in another class if there is one available (after Christmas, we begin working recital dances- you will be unable to attend another class at that time) TUITION IS DUE REGARDLESS OF MISSED LESSONS.  If you are unable to attend class due to prolonged illness or unexpected circumstances, we must be informed immediately, 318-949-8080/318-347-3355 or email susansdance@gmail.com 

 

WITHDRAWALS- A two-week notice, accompanied by a withdrawal form must be given to withdraw from any program.  The form must be turned into the teacher or secretary to officially cancel class.  The week you turn in your notice is not included as part of the two- week notice.  You will be charged for two weeks after that date and the dancer WILL be allowed to attend class during that time.  If this process is not followed, you will be turned over to a collection agency for the owed tuition and late fees.