Studio Policies and Procedures:
Placement: While age/grade is our most used guideline for placement in dance classes, we may choose to enroll students in a class that's age range is above or below the child's age in an effort to make sure each student in a class has the ability to gain the most training by the end of each season. We highly discourage moving a child into an age range that is more than one year above or below their own. For instance, we will not place a 6 yr old in a 10-12 yr class, but may put them in 7-9 yr class if the majority of the students are 8 yrs or younger and the 6 yr old has previous dance experience and is mature for their age.
Dress Code: SDP requires all students to wear leotards and tights to all technique classes, such as Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz or Conditioning. We do require specific color leotards depending on class level, and require only solid black bottoms (dance shorts, leggings, ballet skirt) and do ask that tights be limited to Tan or Pink.. All students must have their hair up off their neck and face in something other than a ponytail that will be secure for the length of the class. See more on dress code requirements under "classes" tab of our website.
Tuition and Fees: Tuition is due on the first of each month. A $10 late fee will be charged to your account for any payments received after the 8th. Students will automatically be dropped from any class once their account is more than 30 days past due. It will be at the discretion of the Director whether or not students will be reinstated in class(es) once account is brought up to date.
We require a credit card to be kept on file. You may choose to have SDP set this card up for automatic draft of tuition and fees. If you choose this option, tuition will be charged on the 5th of each month; recital fees will be charge on 3/1. If you do not choose automatic draft on your credit card, you are subject to late fees after the 8th.
There are no refunds on tuition or any studio fees. There is no discount for months where less than 4 weeks of instruction is given, just as there is no additional charge for months when there are more than 4 weeks of instruction. Tuition is charged monthly but is based on a 36-38 week session. We reserve the right to remove or combine any classes from our schedule that do not maintain 4 or more registered students at anytime.
Costume Fees range from $50-$80 per class. You will be handed a worksheet with the costume description and ordering instructions during our Parent Observation week in November. It is your responsibility to order costumes by deadline to ensure they will arrive at the studio prior to picture week.
Recital Fee is $45 and due on March 1st. Recital fee goes to pay for venue rental, lights, props, and student trophy. You will also receive 4 complimentary tickets to the recital once your final tuition payment (along with any remaining balance) is paid.
Withdrawal: We understand that there may be unforeseen circumstances that require a student being withdrawn early from a season. However, we require 30 day written notice of withdrawal so our staff can make adjustments to choreography and (if applicable) wait listed students may be contacted. Your notice must accompany a final payment for the last 30 days of class. If proper notice can not be submitted, a final bill will be issued for an additional month your student will not be participating in and charged to the credit card on file.
Communication: SDP requires an active email for communication. You should receive a monthly email. If you do not, please check with the front desk. Please "LIKE" us on Facebook for the latest updates.
Attendance/Make Up Class: Attendance is very instrumental in establishing the structure and discipline dance requires. We ask that you give 24 hour notice whenever possible for a student's absence.This allows the instructor to have ample time to reconfigure the curriculum for class that evening, not only so the other students do not have to suffer, but also so the absent student can jump back into class with little frustration the following week. If a student is absent more than 3 times per session (fall or spring), they may be removed from parts of choreography, a decision that is at
the discretion of the instructor and studio director only. Excessive absences may result in removal from recital piece(s) permanently. A student may be given an opportunity to make up classes they have missed if an appropriate and comparable class is available. Arrangements to attend a make-up class must be made with the front desk 2 weeks prior to the class. This will insure the instructor is given a reasonable amount of time to make adjustments to class curriculum and give each student a fulfilling class experience.
$1 fine per minute will be charged for any student that is not picked up within 10 minutes of class time dismissal.
Calendar and Inclement Weather: Please download our closing schedule off of our website or pick up one at the front desk. Reminders of studio closings will be posted on our Facebook page. In cases of inclement weather we will notice will be posted on our Facebook page and on voicemail in such situations. Make up classes will be scheduled a month out for any classes cancelled and notice will be given to each student.
Acknowledgment of Risks: I/We understand that there are numerous risks associated with participating in dance activities, including those risks present during classes and activities, on the premises before, during, and after various classes and events, as well as in travel to and from Southern Dance Precision and various venues of performance. Some of the specific risks include the placement of unusual stresses on the body, falls and tripping which may lead to accidents resulting in, but not limited to, mild to severe bodily injury. I/We understand that the Studio cannot be responsible for any injuries or damages experienced by my/our child during her/his participation in such activities.
Medical Care: In an emergency situation, when parental permission is not available, I/We hereby grant and give my/our permission for a staff member at Southern Dance Precision to seek emergency medical treatment for my/our child. In my/our absence or inability to communicate with emergency and hospital personnel, I/We hereby grant Southern Dance Precision authority to release for the purposes of providing medical treatment, my/our child to the care of medical personnel or physicians as Southern Dance Precision determines as reasonably appropriate.
Media Relations: By signing the Agreement and Releases, I/We consent and give permission to Southern Dance Precision, and those acting under its authority, to use the name, photograph or video likeness of my child for the purpose of marketing Southern Dance Precision to the media, in marketing materials or on the Southern Dance Precision website.
Release, Covenant Not to Sue, Waiver of Liability and Indemnification Provisions Parents (of Minors): I/We have read and clearly understand the terms of this Agreement. I/We give my/our permission for my/our child to participate in all Southern Dance Precision activities, including those described above. I/We also release and hold harmless Southern Dance Precision, its officers, directors, agents and employees, and those acting under its authority, from all actions, claims and liabilities relating to my/our child's participation in any and all programs. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend Ms. Kelly Bell, Kelly bell LLC, its teachers, officers, agents, and employees from injuries, damages and losses sustained by me or my child arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of the program(s).
Tuition and Fee Agreement: I/We understand that my/our child is to be enrolled into the classes I/We have specified on our registration form. I/We accept full responsibility for all tuition and fees related to enrollment, including (but not limited to): Monthly tuition, Recital Costumes, Registration Fees and Recital Fees. I/We understand there are no refunds for any of these items, and that by signing this document I/We agree to keep my/our child enrolled in the entire 2018-2019 season beginning August 1st, 2018 and continuing until June 1st, 2019 (or until Spring Recital is held, whichever falls later in the year). I also understand that should unforeseen circumstances require that I/We withdraw my/our child from class, 30 days notice will be given at the time of the last months payment. I/We also understand any costume deposits, fees or recital fees made at this time will not be refunded. If I/We do not give 30 days notice before withdrawing my/our student, an additional month's tuition will be applied to the credit card I have placed on file.