To my knowledge, there is no medical reason why I / my child should not participate in this program. My child / I will participate at his/her own risk, and I shall not hold Chesapeake Dance Center, or any of their employees or agents responsible for any loss, claim, or injury as a result of his/her/my participation in this program.
I give permission to Chesapeake Dance Center to print my / my child's photograph / likeness for local advertising purposes in media such as, but not limited to, The Virginian Pilot, website, and direct mail sources.
I understand that Summer tuition will be posted & charged to my account on file once my registration has been received. I understand that summer tuition is not refundable after June 15th, as we are reserving a space for your child in the class.
I hereby authorize Chesapeake Dance Center to charge my credit card or bank account on file for my outstanding balance on the 30th of each month. Fees will be applied to my account according to the fee schedule listed below.
2019 / 2020 Fee Schedule
Annual Registration Fee: $30.00 per student or $50.00 per family is due upon initial registration and then again September first each school year thereafter. (non-refundable) The registration period is for the entire school year up to and including the June recital.
Monthly Tuition is due the 30th day of each month August 30th - May 30th. Classes are held September through June. Tuition is an annual fee, and for your convenience, it is divided into ten equal installments that will remain the same regardless of the number of classes each month. Please note that statements are not issued unless the account is past due or there is a discrepancy in the amount owed. There is no reduction for classes missed. You may take a makeup class within four weeks of the missed class. There will be no makeup classes during May and June, since classes at this time are rehearsals for the upcoming performances. All accounts must be paid in full prior to participation in the end of the year performance. Tuition is non-refundable.
Payments - The preferred method of payment for monthly tuition is through auto-debit of a checking account. Debit cards are not recommended. Please enter your routing and account information into the client portal when enrolling online, or submit a voided check at the studio, and we will set it up for you. VISA, Mastercard, & Discover credit cards are also an option. Online registration for our school year classes will automatically enroll you into our automatic payment system. Your account on file will be charged for your registration fee and first month's tuition at the time of registration. Accounts on file will then automatically be charged for your outstanding balance on the 30th of each month. This is the most convenient, efficient, and secure payment method and will allow our staff to provide you with the highest quality of dance education. If you do not wish to participate in automatic payments, please do not enter your account information into our online system. You may submit payments in person at the studio in the form of cash, check made payable to Chesapeake Dane Center, or VISA, Mastercard or Discover. All accounts must be paid in full prior to participation in the end of the year performance. All fees are nonrefundable.
Late payments - A $10.00 fee will be added to all accounts not paid by the 5th of the month. If the account is more than 30 days past due, the student will be dropped from the rolls if there is a waiting list for the class. Late fees will accrue monthly on all outstanding account balances. In order to re-enroll, a new registration fee will be required along with payment of all outstanding fees.
Returned Item Fee - $25.00 will be assessed to all accounts for returned or declined payments regardless of the reason.
Delinquent Accounts - If the account is 60 days past due, the remainder of the year's tuition will be charged to your account and become immediately due and payable. Delinquent accounts may be turned over for collection, in which case the account holder will be responsible for all outstanding payments, along with all related costs of collections, including attorney's fees and court filing fees.
All female students should have a black leotard. Creative Dance, Pre-ballet and Ballet students should wear pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Jazz, tap, and hip hop students should wear either pink tights, black capri pants or jazz pants(no bare legs) and the appropriate tan jazz boots, black tap shoes or black dance sneakers for hip hop. Buckle taps are preferred over ribbons for our beginning tap students. Our more advanced tap students should have oxfords. No rough or sharp edges on tap shoes. Hair should be pulled back out of the face and secured neatly in a pony tail or bun. Please note, a classical style bun will be required for all ballerinas for pictures and recital. This means no bangs, braids, wisps or tendrils.
Male students should wear a white t-shirt, warmup pants and the appropriate black ballet, jazz, or tap shoes.
No jeans, no bare midriffs and no bare legs are allowed. No jewelry. Street shoes may not be worn in the studio, and dance shoes may not be worn outside on the street. Please change your shoes before and after class. Also, leotards and tights are not appropriate street attire. Please wear a cover-up over your practicewear.
Street Shoes - Street shoes will not be allowed on the studio floor. Please remove all street shoes before entering the studio. Our studio floor is a huge investment, and this rule will be enforced in order to protect that investment. Periodic shoe checks will be made during your child's class. Shoes that show signs of being worn outside will need to be replaced. Tap shoes with rough edges or loose or protruding nails or screws will need to be repaired or replaced. Thank you for helping to protect our investment.