I understand that participation in any instructional and/or recreational activities at Sue's Dance is voluntary, and that all Programs and the use of the related facilities and equipment therein carries some physical risk.
I understand that if I or my minor child is injured or our property is damaged while participating in the Programs, that the injury or loss will not be covered or reimbursable by Sue's Dance.
I agree to assume the risk of any and all illness or injury (minor, serious or catastrophic in nature, including claims and suits at law or in equity for any injury, fatal or otherwise) or damage (to person or property) resulting from my/our minor child's participation in all Programs, including the use of the facilities and/or equipment associated with the Program ("Damages").
I hereby waive all claims, on behalf of myself/ourselves and claims by my/our minor child (including claims which may be brought after attaining majority), now or in the future, for any such Damages and do hereby release and discharge Sue's Dance and its respective officers, directors, instructors, agents, employees and assigns from any and all liability for any such Damages.
I assume full responsibility for all liability in connection with such Damages, and agree to indemnify Sue's Dance
against any and all such claims and related costs, including claims by my/our minor child that may be brought after attaining majority.
I certify that the participant is in good health and that he/she has no physical limitations which would preclude him/her from the safe use of the facilities and equipment related to the Programs offered by Sue's Dance and that I/we have sufficient health, accident and liability insurance to cover any Damages that may result as a result of my/our child participating in the Programs, and if I/we have no such insurance, I/we certify that I/we am/are capable of personally paying for any and all such Damages.
I fully understand that Sue's Dance instructors, agents and employees ("SD Staff") are not physicians or medical practitioners of any kind. With the above in mind, I/we hereby release and grant permission to the SD Staff to render temporary first aid to my/our child in the event of any injury or illness, and if deemed necessary by the SD Staff to call a doctor to seek medical help, including transportation by an SD Staff member, whether paid or volunteer, to any health care facility or hospital, or the calling of an ambulance for said child should the SD Staff deem this to be necessary
I understand that monthly tuition is never pro-rated but determined from an average of entire classes from Sept-May (32 weeks of classes, a stage rehearsal, a weekend performance, and recital fees are all averaged into the monthly tuition amounts). I realize fees and/or tuition is NOT refunded, and that it must be paid by the 10th of a month to avoid a $10 late fee (NO EXCEPTIONS). Tuition and/or registration fees cannot be refunded. SHOULD A LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION OCCUR, fees can be credited towards current session of classes ONLY (For example, a cancelled camp fee can be credited to any other summer class or camp, but not towards fall classes.) There are no discounts on private lessons.
For summer camps, the full summer tuition is charged at the time of registration. (No registration fees for summer classes). TUITION IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
For a this season, when a child registers the $55 student registration fee is charged upon registration AS WELL AS September (first month) and May (last month) tuition. You may refer to our brochure to figure this exact amount. If the school year has already begun, ONLY the current month tuition will be prorated and charged as well. DEPOSITS AND TUITION are NON-REFUNDABLE.
TUITION balances will be billed automatically using the card on file (if provided) during the 1st week of each month. If another payment method is preferred, balances must be paid using another method before the 10th. Payments after the 10th will be charged an additional $10.
Sue's Dance holds two "Peek Weeks" per season (One during October, the other in April) where parents are invited into the studio to observe the last 30 minutes of class time. Parents can always check the monitor in the lobby for class activity.
I also understand I MUST obtain permission from the faculty or director to take ANY PHOTOS or VIDEO during a class. PLEASE DO NOT take any photos or videos without prior consent.
Code of Conduct / Social Media Policy
Sue's Dance is dedicated to providing quality dance instruction in a safe and nurturing environment. Any inappropriate or slanderous remarks about Sue's Dance, it's staff members or students on any social media site will be cause for immediate dismissal from the studio. No photos or videos are allowed to be taken during class time without advance approval from the director or instructor.
Attitudes that are disrespectful, uncooperative, or aggressive do not have a place at Sue's Dance. Students will not speak negatively about one another or the instructors.
Any parent/guardian or student who disrupts class or approaches a teacher, staff member, another student or parent with the intent to cause dissent or contravene the policies and procedures of Sue's Dance will be dismissed immediately.
Any inappropriate or slanderous remarks about Sue's Dance or it's staff members or other students on any social media site will be cause for immediate dismissal from the studio.
If you have a concern or grievance you must make an appointment with the studio director, Sue Barton, or you are welcome to send an appropriate email to discuss the issue.
30 day written notice must be given IN PERSON to OFFICE BY THE SECOND DAY OF THE MONTH. The current month will serve as child´s last month of classes. May (last month) tuition will be used to cover this month if dropping before end of school year. Auto-drafted tuition WILL not be refunded if drop notice is received after the second of the month.
No notices are needed for summer camps or summer classes since they exist as independent sessions.
I understand students may not be left unsupervised in the lobby. It is my responsibility to get my child to the studio room before and after class. All children aged 7 and younger must be walked in and out of the studio by a parent.
I understand Sue's Dance operates on a September-May calendar, beginning with the first day of classes the week after Labor Day each fall. The school then operates on a 32 week session of classes - taking weeks off for thanksgiving, Christmas break, and spring break. There is a day designated for stage rehearsal and then a final performance to wrap up the session with the spring recital (exact dates are confirmed each fall). The same winter break and spring break are taken as Georgetown ISD schools with the exception of SD classes returning on January 7th instead of returning on January 8 (GISD calendar). All single Monday holidays will still have classes. In the event of inclement weather, call or email for further information.
End of Year Performance
Sue's Dance believes that every child deserves a chance to perform his/her hard work throughout the year. Therefore, end of year performance fees are built into the monthly tuition costs and registration fees. The school assumes every child will partake in the end of year performance. Of course, ANY child may opt out of this end of year performance. The same tuition and enrollment fees will still apply regardless of participation. No portion of any monthly tuition will be refunded should a student withdraw before the end of the academic year.
It is assumed all students will participate in end of year performances (and commit to classes and tuition through May).
End of year performances usually take place in May. Exact dates and locations will be announced during the academic year.
There will be a dress rehearsal prior to the end of year performance. Parents will be notified well in advance regarding the dates and times of the student's dress rehearsal. However, your child MUST attend the dress rehearsal to take part in the end of year performance.
I acknowledge that my child will be videotaped or photographed for educational, promotional, or performance purposes. (Recitals are professionally recorded each spring). There will be no flash photography at recitals as this is distracting to the performers and may cause injury as a result of doing so.
I understand my child may make-up a class if he/she is absent from September-February. The participant has a four week window around the absence. The make-up class must be a same-level class. Make-ups are no longer allowed after March 1st due to recital preparations
I understand my child must wear appropriate attire for the class they are registered for.
Tiptoe Academy students wear black short or long sleeve leotards, with NO embellishments. No skirts or leotards with attached skirts. Pink tights, pink ballet slippers and black tap shoes should be worn. Hair, if long, needs to be pulled back in a bun, if short, secured by a headband or hair clips. No hair hanging in faces. No jewelry except stud earrings if your child's ears are pierced. Mark your child's belongings-especially shoes.
Ballet students-Black leotards, pink tights, pink ballet slippers. No skirts or embellished leotards. Ballet/Pre-pointe classes and Pointe classes may wear a dark solid colored leotard besides black. Hair is neatly pulled back in a bun, if long. If short, it must be secured by a headband or hair clips. No hair is to be hanging in the face. No jewelry except stud earrings may be worn. Mark your belongings-especially shoes.
Tap students-Black plain leotard, pink tights, black tap shoes. Hair is neatly pulled back in a bun, if long. If short, it must be secured by a headband or hair clips. No hair is to be hanging in the face. No jewelry except stud earrings may be worn. Mark your belongings-especially shoes.
Kidzhop/Jazz students-Black plain leotard, black jazz pants, capri pants or shorts (that come to the knee), tan tights, black jazz shoes. A cute tight fitting t-shirt or top may be worn over the black leotard. Hair needs to be pulled back either in ponytail or secured by a headband, or hairclips. No hair is to be hanging in the face. No jewelry except stud earrings may be worn. Mark your belongings-especially shoes.
Contemporary/Lyrical students-Black plain leotard, tan ankle or convertible tights, paws (footwear). Hair neatly pulled back either in a bun or secured by a headband, or hairclips.
I understand I am responsible for necessary shoes and/or outfits needed for specific dance classes.