Studio Policy 2023-2024
Please read carefully and contact the studio if you have any questions.
Studio Policy 2023-2024
YOU MUST FOLLOW THE POLICY.
Please READ THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY and contact the studio if you have any questions.
Please read the following information thoroughly and completely. It contains all of the information needed to make an informed decision about enrolling for and dancing with Dynamite Dance Factory.
We would like to express the importance of discussing the financial commitment of DDF as a family BEFORE enrolling to make sure you are aware of all of the financial obligations. Being a Dynamite Dance Factory member is both a TIME and MONETARY commitment. Costumes, recital fees, and tuition all add up throughout the year. We want to make sure that everyone interested is well informed in order to make realistic decisions.
If you have any additional questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not attempt to talk to staff/teachers during teaching hours.
REQUIREMENTS & SCHEDULING
Students must be enrolled & attend their weekly DDF class during the dance year which runs September 11th-June 9,2024. Please take into consideration your dance schedule when scheduling additional activities and appointments within the year. It is not acceptable to be 20 minutes late to class for 2 months because of track practice or to consistently miss class for chorus or drama practice. DDF follows Cobb County School Systems Closings ONLY FOR Halloween(October 31st) Thanksgiving Break(November 20-24), Holiday Break (Dec 22-Jan 7), Winter Break(February 19-23rd), and Spring Break(April 1-6) We DO NOT CLOSE for FALL Break. Attendance is very important and crucial during the months of January, February, and March leading up to recital. We understand that things come up, and this seems to be a time when we have a lot of dancers out sick. However, please take this into consideration when booking family trips, or purchasing concert tickets that fall on dance nights as this negatively impacts their group.
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.
Each student is expected to be in full dance attire/uniform EACH class. Arriving to class without the appropriate shoes is not acceptable. Please check your dancer’a dance bags to make sure they are prepared for class .
NO HOLES IN TIGHTS.
Preschool and Kindergarten Parents: Please take your dancer to the restroom BEFORE class begins to avoid accidents and disruptions to class.
Thirty days written notice MUST be given to withdraw from a class. You WILL be responsible for a $30 withdrawal fee at the time your written notice is sent in. No prorating or refunds will be issued due to withdrawing from classes. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Tuition is due on the FIRST of each month. All families MUST have a credit or debit card on file from which tuition and other fees are drafted on due dates. If a card is declined and payment is not received by the 3rd, a $45 late fee will automatically be added to the account. Each additional week that tuition is not settled is an additional $25 each week. We use an automatic payment system that will charge your credit or debit card on file on the 1st of each month. All charges will appear on your bank or credit card statement as being from Dynamite Dance Factory.
Tuition is based on a 32 week dance year. Payments are broken up into 9 months no tuition adjustments on a monthly basis based on the number of times classes meet. Some months will have 5 classes while others may have 3 due to holidays and school closings.
If you have a LATE FEE on your account, please take into consideration that you have to settle your account balance BEFORE physically returning back to the studio. You will receive an email stating that your payment was not processed on the 1st. If payment is not received by the three day grace period following the email, you will receive a phone call from our Office Manager to discuss the balance on your account.
Dynamite Dance Factory tuition is based off of an entire season of dance(September 11-June 9,2024)
*a $70 registration fee per student is due upon enrollment. Tuition will begin to be drafted for classes September 1, 2023. You will always receive an automatic receipt in your email to confirm payments. The system will always automatically cancel your enrollment at the time of registration if a payment is not settled.
Tuition is drafted MONTHLY on the 1st.
45 Minutes - $80/month
1 Hour - $100/month
1.5 Hours - $125/month
Each additional class +$65
If you opt to pay the entire season in full prior to September 11, 2023, you will receive a 5% discount. Please note: If you pay your dancer's tuition 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. We suggest you only pay the year in full prior to September 11, 2023 if you are positive about 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.
For the safety of our dancers, we typically follow Cobb County's decisions on inclement weather school closings. However, you should always use your own judgement when deciding to travel due to weather. We will confirm our closing via email when inclement weather affects Dynamite Dance Factory two hours prior to the start of the first class. We will also communicate all schedule changes on social media as well! No refunds for inclement weather. All classes missed due to inclement weather can be made up at YOUR convenience using our existing class schedule.
**PLEASE contact the studio (678-800-6190) via SMS or phone call if you will be LATE picking up your child. We do understand that unpredictable moments happen, but repeatedly picking up late every week is not acceptable or fair to our instructors.
Excessive tardiness picking up your child will result in additional fees.
We offer a military discount of 10%.
COSTUME AND PERFORMANCE FEES
In order to insure delivery of costumes in time for June year-end recital, we must order costumes before Christmas. On average, the cost of one costume per class is $80.00. For EACH time your child is on stage for a dance, there is a separate costume fee due. If your child has a combination class, there is a possibility that they will be on stage TWO TIMES. The amount of times a class performs on stage depends on ages and class levels. The amount of times a dancers' class performs will be determined October 1 and notified to parents via email.
Therefore, the costume fee will be due November 18th.
A recital fee of $75 is due April 1st. There is a $25 fee added for any additional show your dancer is a part of outside of one show. This fee helps cover the rental fee of the recital venue, costume alterations, extra rehearsals with instructor.
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.
If you will NOT be able to attend recital because of a vacation or other commitment, please let the studio office manager know by Jan 1st, 2023. Please do not rely on your dancer to inform us that she or he will not be dancing in the Year-End Show!
If your dancer will not be participating, you are required to notify us by email.
Instructors would like to have an idea of how to put together their routines for the show with the kids who will be performing.
YEAR-END SHOW TICKETS
Tickets to our Year-End Shows will need to be purchased. Shows typically take place the second weekend in June. Dancers performing in the show do not need a ticket. More information on Show Tickets, including when they will be available to purchase, will be included in the Year-End Show packet released mid-April. The ticket cost will be announced in the Spring when more of the show details come out! In order to ensure all dancers have the opportunity to have their immediate family watch them dance in the show, we may limit the number of tickets each family may purchase for a designated time period. After the designated time period, if tickets are still available, we may lift the limit and open ticket sales to everyone.
Contacting With Questions, Comments, Concerns
If you have a question at ANY point during your time with the studio, please contact the studio Office Manager at 678-800-6190 or email email@example.com
If, at any point, a question arises that needs our Director’s attention, your email will be forwarded to her so that she can contact you.
The studio is VERY heavy on communicating to parents via email throughout the year. We encourage signing up for text updates to remind you to check your email whenever a new one is sent out throughout the dance season. Please don't delay at reading the studio emails. You may miss something important.
Courtesy & Respect
All Dynamite Dance Factory members will be held to the highest standards of conduct. Communicating negatively about anyone in or outside our studio will NOT be tolerated. DDF members are expected to show courtesy and respect to all instructors and other students. Any student or parent who exhibits repeated negative or disrespectful behavior will be asked to leave the studio immediately. Dynamite dancers and parents are always respectful, supportive, encouraging and are positive in spirit, attitude and behavior. Gossip is NOT tolerated between students and/or parents.
Behavior in class is always expected to be respectful. If any of our staff members feel as if behavior is a distraction during dance instruction time, a meeting will be scheduled between our Director, Office Manager, Child’s Instructor, and parent of the child to discuss a positive direction to take.
Choreography for pieces taught by any DDF instructor is to be approved for use outside of a schedule Dynamite Dance Factory event.
CUSTOMER PORTAL: Each family will have a portal to process payments, register for classes, etc. It is your responsibility to keep all info (contact info, payment info, etc.) up to date. You can sign up or log in on the homepage of our website. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about your portal
and/or account info. When registering in this portal, a parent or legal guardian will need to sign off on all the policies in this section.
CURRENT STUDENTS: Please check and confirm your contact, payment information, and dancer’s school grade is correct and up to date. Once you have registered, please verify all your classes are correct by logging into your customer portal.