1. Monthly tuition must be paid by the FIRST of the month. A late fee of $25 will be added to your account after the 10th of the month. There are nine full tuition payments beginning September 1st and ending with the May 1st payment. Tuition is not discounted for missed classes; inclement weather or scheduled holiday breaks just as you are not charged more for extra Saturday rehearsals and for months in which you receive more than four classes. You may drop your payment in the mail to 1248 N Wesleyan Blvd. Rocky Mount, NC 27804 or to the front desk. You may also pay online at danceartsofrm.com. If the studio is closed for any reason your payment due date DOES NOT CHANGE, so please mail your payment if you wish to avoid a late fee.
2. Monthly payments are due until the studio is notified in writing that the student must withdraw from class. If notification of withdrawal is not given by the first of the month, payment is due for that month.
3. Students who choose to participate in the dance recital are required to purchase a costume. (1/2) of the costume fee is due in October and the balance in November, unless enrolled in costume payment plan B. Students who withdraw by November 1st will receive a costume refund. Students who withdraw after this date are responsible for the remaining costume balance. Costumes are ordered in November. Costumes will not be ordered for any dancer with a balance owed on their account. There is no guarantee a costume will be available if it must be ordered late because of an outstanding balance on the account. Costumes shall remain the property of the Studio until all outstanding balances are paid in full (this includes, but is not limited to, tuition fees, late payment fees, returned check fees, and stage fees).
4. Registration fees are nonrefundable. Stage fee is refundable until March 1, unless a balance is owed on the account.
5. Rather than selling tickets to the recital, a stage fee of $80 is charged to each family. The stage fee covers the cost of the auditorium rent, backdrops, scenery, props, programs, lighting, audio equipment, and recital staff. All friends and family are invited to the recital at no charge. Only one stage fee is charged per family regardless of the number of children participating.
6. Students are not allowed to participate in the dance recitals unless their accounts are PAID IN FULL.
7. The studio reserves the right to exclude any dancer from the recital who has not met the required number of classes to participate.
8. Class or camp visitors can be distracting and intimidating to many students, no visitors are allowed. An observation day for the combination classes will be held in January. Parents are welcome to observe all the rehearsals at the recital location. Parents will be notified of any camps that have observation times.
9. Dancers shall miss no more than 12 regular classes from September-May and no more than 2 of those absences shall occur in any given month.
10. If a dancer misses more than the allowed number of classes, they will be required to schedule a private lesson at the cost of $50 per hour in order to remain in the class.
11. Dancers in Elite & Jr Elite classes shall miss no more than 6 regular classes during the course of the entire year. If an elite dancer misses more than the allowed number of classes they will be asked to leave the class. There are no make-up sessions for missing Elite classes.
12. Any dancer missing more than the allowed number of classes is at risk of being dropped from the class and the recital. This decision will be at the sole discretion of Courtney and the Instructor for the class.