I understand that dance is an activity that could cause injury. I hereby assume the risk for any injury that my child may sustain while participating in the activities offered by Studio Dance Centre. "Activities" include all in-house activities, as well as offsite activities, including, but not limited to, classes at Starwood Montessori School, classes at Starwood Academy of Frisco, community performances, rehearsals, recitals, etc. I agree to release and hold harmless and forever discharge Studio Dance Centre, its officials, faculty and staff, agents, other employees, or volunteers from any actions, suits, damages, claims, or judgments that may result from any personal injury that my child may sustain while on the premises of Studio Dance Centre and at any and all offsite activities offered to my child.
I understand that all tuition and fees are nonrefundable are processed by auto-payments, and I agree to pay all tuition and fees by the due dates. I understand that I am required to keep a credit card, debit card, or bank transfer information on file in my account for auto-payments.
I understand that my initial tuition payment (first and last month) and registration fee payment will be processed together within 72 hours of enrollment, and monthly tuition installments will be processed between the 1st-3rd of each month unless my dancer is in FYDE, Core Collective, Starwood Montessori, or Starwood Academy. I understand that if my child is enrolled in classes at a Starwood campus, my payments will be processed in September, November, February, and April.
I understand that school-year tuition is based on the dance season from August-May (September-May for Starwood campuses) and that there is a two-month minimum of enrollment. I understand that tuition does not include non-dance weeks such as Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, Photo Week, and/or Performance Week. I understand that a one-month written notice from the 1st of the month is required to withdraw from classes and discontinue auto-payments.
I understand that payment for summer tuition is due in full at the time of registration.
I understand that account credit may be applied in the event a change to my child's schedule by Studio Dance Centre and that credit can be applied to Studio Dance Centre tuition or fees due within the current dance season.
I understand and agree that in addition to this agreement, my verbal and/or email consent is sufficient to approve any class adds/changes or other payments throughout the season.
I understand that Studio Dance Centre's annual performance opportunity for all onsite classes is the Spring Concert, also known as the recital. In understand that Starwood classes do not participate in the Spring Concert.
I understand that each Studio Dance Centre class is assigned a color-coded show for Performance Week at the Eisemann Center and that I can view the color-coded shows on the class schedule at any time. I understand that there is a Photo Week and a Performance Week where there are no regular classes, and like the school breaks, those weeks are not included in tuition payments. I understand that Spring Concert eligibility for all onsite classes at Studio Dance Centre may be limited after February 1st of each year.
I understand that participation in the Spring Concert requires the purchase of a Performance Package, including sales tax, and I understand that additional classes require the purchase of additional costumes. I understand that I can view the costs of these items in my Parent Guide or at the studio. I understand that Performance Package/costume fee payments will be divided into three equal payments and process automatically between the 1st-3rd of October, November, and December.
I understand that non-flash photos and video may be taken during Studio Dance Centre's dress rehearsals, but may not be taken during performances for safety reasons, copyright protection, and for the comfort of all guests.
I understand and agree to Studio Dance Centre's calendar and understand that I can view the calendar at any time at Studio Dance Centre, in my Parent Guide, or I can request a paper copy.
I understand that it is my responsibility to know my child's class dress code. I understand that a leotard and tights are standard dress, and my child should never wear their dance shoes outside. I understand that skirts, tutus, dress-up wear, bare midriffs, bare legs, extraneous jewelry, and fitness trackers are not permitted. I understand that my child's hair must be kept off their face and neck for dance class and that a secure bun is required for ballet classes at Level 3 and higher. I understand that I can access approved dress code items through http://www.curtaincallforclass.com/my-studio/17109 with the password StudioDance5678.
Rescheduling & Substitution
I understand that Studio Dance Centre reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regular teacher cannot be present. I understand that Studio Dance Centre reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine classes.
Bad Weather Days
I understand that Studio Dance Centre will make every effort to help you schedule a make-up class within two weeks of a bad weather day. Although Studio Dance Centre will follow Frisco ISD for most bad weather closings, there may be days where the weather improves or gets worse and we will make a decision based on local forecasts and other after school closings. Bad weather closings may be made to you via our our website, voicemail, email, and/or text.
I understand that transferring or changing classes is allowed without a fee within two weeks of registration. I understand that there is a $10 fee per class transfer or change made after the grace period and that because of Spring Concert preparations and costume orders, class transfers or changes may be limited after November.
I understand that regular attendance is essential for dancers to progress through Studio Dance Centre's curricula. I understand that in the case of an absence due to illness or emergency, a make-up class may be scheduled within two weeks of the absence, and that make-up classes beyond two weeks are not guaranteed. I understand that if my child misses six or more classes, Studio Dance Centre reserves the right to withdraw them from class.
I understand that my child is expected to be a few minutes early for class. I understand that they may be asked to observe class if they are more than 15 minutes late, due to missing warm-up time.
Dance Nook & Lobby
I understand that my young children must be under adult supervision in the lobby and that Studio Dance Centre staff cannot be held responsible for their safety. I understand that food and drink are not permitted in the classrooms or dance nook (formerly the dressing room), and that student cell phones are not permitted in the classrooms and must be in silent mode if they are in the dance nook.
Code of Conduct
I understand that my child is expected to adhere to courteous behavior at Studio Dance Centre and at any other studio-related classes or events offsite. I understand that Studio Dance Centre upholds a positive culture and values. I understand that there is a difference between student conflict and bullying, and that I will encourage my child to navigate conflict age-appropriately if it arises and notify Studio Dance Centre of the situation if I deem it necessary. I understand that bullying or harassment will not be tolerated and the authorities will be contacted if such a case is reported.
I understand that the use of social media is commonplace and encouraged, and that this policy is intended to clarify use of social media as related to Studio Dance Centre or at studio-related events. I understand that Studio Dance Centre owns the copyright to all choreography at the studio and should be tagged in any video snippets taken on the premises or at studio-related events. I understand that I should not post anything that compromises the privacy or integrity of Studio Dance Centre staff, parents, or students, and that Studio Dance Centre does not tolerate any bullying or harassment of any kind, social media included.
I understand that Studio Dance Centre communicates primarily via email, and I agree to stay informed on all studio news, reminders, dates, and events.