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Dynamite Dance Factory Studio Policy

2023-2024

Please read thoroughly and contact the studio if you have any questions.

EXPECTATIONS

Prior to enrolling and dancing with Dynamite Dance Factory, it is important to adhere to the policies set by the studio. We would like to express the importance of discussing the financial commitment of DDF as a family BEFORE enrolling to ensure that you are aware of all of the financial obligations. 

 

Members of Dynamite Dance Factory are required to make both a time and monetary commitment: costume fees, recital fees, and tuition are part of the yearly commitment. 

All necessary information for enrollment and dancing will be provided within the policies below. Please thoroughly read and understand the policies and reach out to the studio if there are any questions at dynamitedancefactory@gmail.com. Please do not talk to dance instructors during classroom hours. 

REQUIREMENTS & SCHEDULING

In order to participate in the dance year, students are required to enroll and attend their weekly DDF class from September 11th to June 9, 2024. It is important for students to consider their dance schedule when scheduling additional activities and appointments throughout the year. For example, consistently arriving 20 minutes late to class for two months due to other commitments or consistently missing class for other extracurricular activities is not acceptable. 

 

DDF follows the Cobb County School System’s Closings for the following dates:

  • Halloween (October 31st)

  • Thanksgiving Break (November 20-24)

  • Holiday Break (December 22-January 7)

  • Winter Break (February 19-23)

  • Spring Break (April 1-6)

 

We do not close for Fall Break. Attendance is especially important during the months of January, February, and March leading up to the recital. While we understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, it is important to consider these factors when planning family trips or purchasing concert tickets that may conflict with dance nights, as this can have a negative impact on the group.

GENERAL POLICIES

Registration fees and tuition payments are non-refundable. NO EXCEPTIONS.

There will be NO prorating or refunds given due to missed classes.

Each student is encouraged to make up missed classes in another appropriate leveled class.

PLEASE SUPPORT US IN TEACHING OUR YOUNG DANCERS THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIDE IN THEIR DEMEANOR, ATTIRE, AND APPEARANCE!

  • Each student is expected to be in full dance attire/uniform in EACH class.

  • Arriving at class without the appropriate shoes is not acceptable. Please ensure that your dancer’s dance bags are prepared for class.

  • PLEASE ENSURE THERE ARE NO HOLES IN YOUR DANCER’S TIGHTS! 

Preschool and Kindergarten Parents: Please take your dancer to the restroom before class begins to avoid accidents and disruptions to class.

 

 

WITHDRAWAL POLICY

A written notice of thirty days is mandatory for the withdrawal from a class. Upon submission of your written notice, you will be held accountable for a withdrawal fee of $30. It is important to note that there will be no prorating or refunds granted for the withdrawal from classes, and no exceptions will be made.

TUITION

The tuition for Dynamite Dance Factory is based on an entire season of dance, which runs from September 11, 2023 to June 9, 2024. Payment of tuition is required on the FIRST day of each month. It is mandatory for all families to have a credit or debit card on file, from which tuition and other fees will be deducted on the due dates.

 

In the event that a card is declined and payment is not received by the third day of the month, a late fee of $45 will be automatically added to the account. Furthermore, for each subsequent week that tuition remains unpaid, an additional fee of $25 per week will be charged. Our payment system is automated and will charge your credit or debit card on file on the first day of each month. All charges will be reflected on your bank or credit card statement as originating from Dynamite Dance Factory. 

Tuition fees are calculated based on a 32-week dance year. Payments are divided into nine monthly installments, with no adjustments made to the monthly amount based on the number of classes held. Please note that some months may have five classes, while others may have three due to holidays and school closures. 

 

If your account incurs a late fee, it is important to settle the outstanding balance BEFORE physically returning to the studio. You will receive an email notification informing you that your payment was not processed on the first day of the month. If payment is not received within the three-day grace period following the email, our Office Manager will contact you by phone to discuss the balance on your account.  

Upon enrollment, a registration fee of $70 per student is due. Tuition will commence on September 1, 2023, and an automatic receipt will be sent to your email to confirm payments. If a payment is not settled, the system will automatically cancel your enrollment at the time of registration.

 

Tuition is drafted on a MONTHLY basis on the 1st of each month. The monthly fees are as follows:

30 Minutes - $70/month

45 Minutes - $80/month

1 Hour - $100/month

1.5 Hours - $125/month

Each additional class +$65

If you choose to pay the entire season in full prior to September 11, 2023, you will receive a 5% discount. However, if you pay for the full year and then withdraw from classes for any reason (loss of interest, school obligations, injury, illness, etc.), a 30% penalty will be applied to your refund for the remainder of the year. Therefore, we recommend paying for the full year only if you are certain of your dancer's commitment. If for any reason we provide a tuition discount during one or more months of the season, this discount will not apply to prepayments. No further discounts are available.

 

In the event of inclement weather, we typically follow Cobb County's decisions on school closings. However, you should use your own judgement when deciding to travel due to weather. We will confirm our closing via email two hours prior to the start of the first class, and all schedule changes will be communicated on social media. No refunds will be given for inclement weather, but missed classes can be made up at your convenience using our existing class schedule.

 

Finally, we kindly request that you contact the studio via SMS or phone call (678-800-6190) if you will be late picking up your child. While we understand that unpredictable moments happen, repeatedly picking up late every week is not acceptable or fair to our instructors.

 

Failure to pick up your child on time may result in additional charges. 

DISCOUNTS

We offer a military discount of 10%.

COSTUME AND PERFORMANCE FEES

In order to ensure the timely delivery of costumes for the June year-end recital, it is necessary to place costume orders before Christmas. The average cost of one costume per class is $80.00. A separate costume fee is due for each time your child performs on stage for a dance. If your child is enrolled in a combination class, there is a possibility that they will perform on stage twice. The number of performances for each class is determined by the ages and class levels, and this information will be communicated to parents via email by October 1.

Consequently, the costume fee must be paid by November 18th. Additionally, a recital fee of $75 is due by April 1st. If your dancer is participating in more than one show, there is an additional $25 fee to cover the rental fee of the recital venue, costume alterations, and extra rehearsals with the instructor.

 

It is important to note that recital fees and costume fees are separate charges. These fees will be automatically deducted from the card on file on the specified due dates. Costume fees are non-refundable after December 25th, and recital fees are non-refundable once paid. No exceptions will be made.

 

If you are unable to attend the recital due to a vacation or other commitment, please inform the studio office manager by January 1st, 2024. It is not sufficient to rely on your dancer to communicate this information. If your dancer will not be participating, you must notify us via email. The instructors need to know which children will be performing in order to plan their routines for the show.

PLEASE NOTE:

RECITAL FEES AND COSTUME FEES ARE TWO DIFFERENT FEES. 

These fees will automatically be drafted from the card on file on the due dates above. 

COSTUME FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE PAST December 25th.

RECITAL FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE ONCE PAID. 

NO EXCEPTIONS.

YEAR-END SHOW TICKETS

Please note that tickets for our Year-End Shows must be purchased. These shows are typically held during the second weekend of June. Dancers who are performing in the show are exempt from purchasing a ticket. Further information regarding Show Tickets, including the date of availability for purchase, will be provided in the Year-End Show packet, which will be released in mid-April. The cost of the tickets will be announced in the Spring, once more details about the show have been finalized. To ensure that all dancers have the opportunity to showcase their talents to their immediate family, we may impose a limit on the number of tickets each family can purchase during a designated time period. If tickets are still available after this period, we may lift the limit and open ticket sales to everyone.

Contacting With Questions, Comments, Concerns 

If you have any inquiries during your time with the studio, please do not hesitate to contact the Office Manager at 678-800-6190 or via email at dynamitedancefactory@gmail.com. In the event that a question arises that requires the attention of our Director, your email will be forwarded to her for prompt response. 

 

We place great emphasis on communication with parents via email throughout the year and strongly encourage signing up for text updates to ensure timely receipt of important information. It is imperative that studio emails are read promptly to avoid missing any crucial updates.

 

Courtesy & Respect

At Dynamite Dance Factory, we hold all members to the highest standards of conduct, with negative communication about anyone within or outside the studio being strictly prohibited. Courtesy and respect towards instructors and fellow students are expected at all times, and any instances of repeated negative or disrespectful behavior will result in immediate expulsion from the studio. We foster a culture of positivity, support, and encouragement, and do not tolerate gossip between students or parents.

 

We expect all students to exhibit respectful behavior during class, and any behavior deemed disruptive to dance instruction will result in a meeting between the Director, Office Manager, Child's Instructor, and parent to discuss a positive course of action.

Studio Choreography/Etiquette

Please note that choreography for pieces taught by any DDF instructor must be approved for use outside of a scheduled Dynamite Dance Factory event.

CUSTOMER PORTAL: ​ Each family will be provided with a personalized portal to facilitate payments, class registration, and other related activities. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that all information, including contact details and payment information, is kept up to date. To access the portal, please visit the homepage of our website and either sign up or log in. For any queries regarding your portal or account information, please contact us at dynamitedancefactory@gmail.com. Please note that when registering through the portal, a parent or legal guardian must sign off on all policies outlined in the relevant section.

 

CURRENT STUDENTS: We kindly request that you review and confirm the accuracy of your contact details, payment information, and your dancer's school grade. Once you have completed the registration process, please log in to your customer portal to verify that all your classes are correctly listed.

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