STUDIO POLICIES

Arrival Time

Please try to have your student to class on time and picked up promptly afterwards. We understand delays happen, but please call the studio and let us know if you will be more than 15 minutes late in picking up your child. E.S.D.A. cannot be responsible for non-student children left unattended.

Safety Note

For students that are being dropped off at the studio, please pull to the front entrance of the building before allowing them to exit the vehicle. At all times, please be aware that small children will be entering and exiting the building. For students’ safety, please avoid blocking the front stairs.

Valuables

Please make sure your child has their name on all shoes, bags, ect. A lost and found box is located in the dressing room.

Insurance

E.S.D.A. suggests that all dance students be covered by their own family insurance policies. If injury should occur it is understood that the student’s own policy is your only source for reimbursement.

Withdrawal Policy

Students withdrawing are required to give a 30 day notice in writing or they will continue to be billed.

Dance Attire

Hair should be pulled off the neck for all classes. All students are required to dress properly for each class. No shorts or long shirts can be worn over leotard.

Creative Movement & Pre Ballet/Tap: Black, blue or pink leotards, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes.
Ballet: pink or black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes required. Hair must be worn in a bun.
Tap: black tap shoes required Jazz: tan jazz oxfords required
Hip/Hop: comfortable clothing and athletic shoes Boys: gym shorts, t-shirt and black ballet shoes **NO CROP TOPS ALLOWED FOR ANY DANCERS**

Tuition

August tuition is due on the first day of class and is pro-rated to 1/2 of tuition. September through May tuition is due on the first class of each month - a $10.00 late charge will be added after the 15th of each month. Tuition is based on a yearly rate of August 20st through May 22rd - payable monthly. No refunds for holidays or absences (excused absences may be made up within 1 month.) For your convenience, we accept American Express/Visa/Mastercard (credit and debit.) Semester payment discount = 5% (Aug. - Dec. / Jan. - May); Yearly discount = 10% (Aug. - May). Advanced payment is required for discounts (cash or checks only to receive discounts). Discount is forfeited for early withdrawal.

Make-up Class

Students are encouraged to attend class. Missed classes due to illness may be made up within a month. No allowance will be made on monthly tuition. Make-up classes do not count toward perfect attendance unless studio closes for weather emergency.

Visitation

We encourage parents to follow their child’s progress throughout the year, but we ask that you observe only on visitation days to minimize distractions. These dates will be sent home during the year.

Costumes

Costume orders will require a non-refundable $50 deposit (per costumes/per class). Deposits are due October 27th. Balances, if any, will be due in February. No costumes will be ordered without a deposit. Any costume(s) ordered after October 31st will be considered “special orders” and may incur additional fees. If a student withdraws after Jan. 1, 2020, they are still responsible for the balance of costumes.

Spring Recital

Our Spring Recital will be in held in May at the Saenger Theatre. A $65 recital fee ($45 for each additional sibling) will be due on or before April 1st. Due to increasing production costs, this fee will include 2 tickets for the first dancer and 2 tickets for each additional fee paid. Each ticket can only be used at one performance. Additional tickets may be purchased in advance or the day of the recital at the door. Rehearsal and recital dates and times will be sent home at a later date.