policies & Important information
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE
COVID-19 Dancer’s Studio LLC
You knowingly and willingly consent to have your child participate in programs with Dancer’s Studio LLC during the global COVID-19 pandemic. You understand the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and still be highly contagious. It is impossible to determine who has it and who does not with the current limits in virus testing.
You confirm that your child and members of your household have not in the past 10 days had any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 listed below:
• Shortness of breath
• Cough or any flu like symptoms including GI upset, headache, fatigue
• Runny nose
• Sore throat
• Recent loss of taste or smell
You understand that certain travel may increases risk of contracting and transmitting the COVID-19 virus. In addition, the CDC recommends social distancing of at least 6-feet for a period of 14 days to anyone who has traveled to potentially affected areas of COVID-19. Therefore, you verify that your child, nor anyone in your household, have not traveled outside the United States in the past 14-days to countries that have been affected by COVID-19.
You verify that you, nor anyone in your household, have not traveled outside of Pennsylvania in the past 14 days.
By entering and your child participating at Dancer's Studio LLC you will hold harmless and indemnify, Dancer’s Studio LLC., teachers, associates, employees, successors, assigns, legal representatives, organizers, sponsors, and supervisors, against any claims, and actions, in exchange for programs with Dancer’s Studio LLC during this Covid-19 pandemic.
Please be advised that there may be risks in being in the proximity of other people. We are taking many precautions to limit the spread of disease, yet there is still a possibility of transmission. You make this decision for your child of your own free will relying upon my knowledge and judgment of any injury they may have sustained or possible transmission of COVID-19 during participation in programs and your decision to release has not been affected by any false statements or representations pertaining to those injuries. You understand that this action is your decision. Accordingly, this is not an admission of any liability regarding Dancer’s Studio LLC, teachers, associates, employees, successors, assigns, legal representatives, organizers, sponsors, and supervisors, against any claims, and actions. You have carefully read this release and understand its contents.
PLEASE do not send your child to the studio if they are sick. This Covid-19 screening and consent to participate will be used each day programs are held. Please know that for future classes and programs this will be in effect, and your consent plus negative Covid-19 screening will be shown by sending your child to the program. If your child or someone in the home has any of the symptoms above, please do NOT send your child to the studio.
If you send your child to the studio, you are consenting to this information, and stating your child and any members of the home are negative for all of the Covid-19 symptoms stated above.
We provide two different options for payments for our dance classes
1. Early Discount - full semester payment - no refunds
Early discount is due August 12th for fall semester and December 8th for spring semester.
2. Monthly payments
Fall monthly payment schedule: September 1, October 1, November 1 & December 1.
Spring monthly payment schedule: January 1, February 1, March 1, April 1.
**Please note we charge by the week and split that between 4 payments.
Vocal, Instrumental and Acting lessons can be paid monthly or in full for the semester. Once you book a session for the semester you are responsible to pay for the entire semester.
Please note aerial hoops, acting, vocal and instrumental lessons are separate from dance lesson fees.
For families that have more than one dancer enrolled; once one dancer reaches unlimited hours the second dancer is half the price of the first dancer.
Example: Suzy dances 8 hours and Sally dances 6 hours Suzy is full price and Sally is half of Suzy's
**Due to COVID-19 you acknowledge that Dancer's Studio may be required to limit the amount of people allowed into the studio at one time. You acknowledge that classes may be in studio or online.
There is a yearly $30.00 registration fee. This fee is non refundable.
We only provide credit for serious illnesses or injuries. A doctors excuse must be provided.
If a student misses more than four consecutive weeks of dance due to injury we will credit your account once a doctors excuse is provided. If you drop after the first of a month you are responsible for that month.
Late Payments/Returned Checks
All payments received 5 days past the due date will be charged a $15.00 late fee. Every 30 days another $15.00 will be charged. For example if you do not pay September on September 1 you will be charged $15. If you have not paid September or October on October 1 you will be charged $15 for Septembers late fee and another $15 for Octobers late fee.
Returned check fee is $30.00. Any returned check must be paid in cash. After two returned checks we will no longer accept your check.
Holiday costumes are rental costumes. If not returned a fee of $75 will be charged to your account.
Spring Recital Costumes:
Recital costumes are ordered at the end of November. All clients must notify us via email if they are withdrawing their child from any classes by November 4th. If you do not notify us by November 4th you will be responsible for the full costume amount.
All fundraisers are optional. If you fundraise all credit will be entered into your account. Fundraiser credit can be used for costumes and tuition only (unless otherwise specified). You may not transfer or receive cash/refund for fundraiser credit. Any credit that remains in your account at the end of the year will be carried over to the next year.
Arrival and Departure
We encourage students to arrive 10 minutes before class starts. For their safety, students should be picked up immediately after class. Students may not arrive or leave the studio in dance attire. They must be covered up. Students may not leave the studio without a parent or guardian if 6th grade or younger.
Attending class regularly is pertinent to the growth and development of a dancer. All students are expected to attend class promptly and on a regular basis. Regular attendance is mandatory for participation in the recital.
Cell Phone Policy
No cell phones, smart watches, fit bits or computers may be used during class time (this includes texting).
All students must wear appropriate dance attire and shoes while in class. Dancer’s Studio has a strict dress code in place to observe body alignment. Please refer to our "Attire” for specific attire/shoes for each class. Please also remember about personal hygiene, these children work and sweat. This includes fingernails and toenails for the safety of your child, other children and staff fake nails are not permitted and real nails need to be trimmed.
Only water is allowed in the studios. No food, drinks or gum.
When your child has a fever, please keep them home until their temperature returns to normal, at least 24 hours without a temperature. This will ensure that they will be well enough to resume class activities the following week.
Lost and Found
Please mark all dance wear, shoes, and personal items with your child's name with permanent marker. We will make every effort to return lost items.
Parents must notify the office manager regarding children who require an inhaler or other medications during their time at Dancer’s Studio. Please inform us if your child has special needs. All information about our students is kept confidential.
Dancer’s Studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach class.
Termination of Enrollment
In certain circumstances, when it is in the best interest of one or more students, Dancer's Studio LLC, or its staff, it may be necessary for the school owner to terminate a student’s enrollment. Reasons for termination of enrollment include the following;
Disruptive or dangerous behavior (verbal by students or their parents)
Abuse of other children, staff, or school property
Inability of Dancer’s Studio to meet the child's needs
Inability to maintain a healthy business relationship with parent or student
Fundraiser profits will be put directly into individual account. Profit is used only for costume or tuition. Any remaining credit on the account will carry over to the next year. Credit cannot be transferred to another student or used for charges other than costumes and tuition. All credits must be used with in one year. If a student stops dancing and they have a credit the credit will be transferred over to Dancer's Studio Scholarship Fund. This fund is solely used to help less fortunate students with their tuition.
Weather Closings-We will not call for weather closing. Please visit our website or Facebook page. The Owner will make a decision on studio closings by 2:00pm and Remind text and Band post will be sent to your family account. We have extra weeks added into the schedule. Unless there are more than two
***Please note policies may change as we receive updates from the CDC and department of health. Dancer's Studio LLC will follow the guidelines required by law. Dancer's Studio LLC will provide online or in person classes depending on these guidelines.