Registration Fee- $30.00 (non-refundable) per student is due upon initial registration and then again September 1st each dance year thereafter. The registration period is for the entire dance year up to and including the June recital.
Monthly Tuition- is due the 1st day of each month. Please note that statements are issued monthly. You may take a makeup class within four weeks of the missed class. There will be no makeup classes during May and June due to preparation for the year-end performances. Tuition is non-refundable.
Late Payments - A $25.00 fee will be added to all accounts not paid by the 5th of the month. An additional $5.00 per day late fee will accrue until the account is made current. If the account is more than 30 days past due, the student will be dropped from the class 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.
Costume Fees – Recital costume(s) fees will be due November 20, 2016. Recital costume fees range from $50-$80 per costume. Late payments of costume fees will result in additional shipping charges of approximately $5.00 - $15.00 per costume depending on the individual costume companies. All costume fees are non-refundable and once ordered must be paid in full. Late fees will accrue on outstanding past due balances.
Recital Fee - $60.00 per dancer is due on April 1, 2017. This will go towards the non-refundable deposit on the theatre.
Payments - The preferred method of payment for monthly tuition is through auto-debit of a checking account. VISA, MasterCard, & Amex cards are also an option. Incidental fees such as costume deposit and recital fee may also be included. 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. Other payment methods include cash or checks made payable to Summit Dance. All accounts must be paid in full prior to participate in the year-end performance and to pick up your recital costume. All fees are nonrefundable.
Returned Item Fee - $25.00 will be assessed to all accounts for returned or declined payments regardless of the reason.
Delinquent Accounts - 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.
Recital - Our annual recital will be held in May/June. Exact dates and location will be announced in November. In order to participate in the performance, all students must attend the mandatory dress rehearsal - absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS. Tickets will go on sale approximately three weeks before the recital. Please no children under the age of 2 at the recital.
Makeup Classes - In the event a student is absent from class, he/she may take a makeup class within four weeks of the missed class. There will be no makeup classes during May and June due to preparation for the year-end performances.
Withdrawal - One month’s written notice from the first of the month must be given for all students withdrawing from the program. If written notice is received after the 7th, you will be responsible for the following month’s full tuition. Withdrawals received after December 21, 2016 will not be able to receive a refund on recital costumes. Withdrawals will not be accepted by email or over the telephone. To withdraw from classes, a parent or adult student must: 1. Inform the school in person. 2. Complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by the school. The final billing statement will be sent once the withdrawal form has been received.
Dress Code – Please see dress code on website. www.summitdanceacademy.com
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 and preserve our first class flooring surfaces.
Food - There will be no food or drinks available for purchase in the dance studios. There is a water cooler in the lobby for your convenience. All dancers & parents will be responsible for cleaning up any outside food & beverage brought into Summit.
Inclement Weather - Your safety is our number one concern. Closings due to inclement weather will be at the discretion of Summit Dance. Tuition will NOT be pro-rated for closings due to inclement weather.
We have very passionate, caring, professional teachers and dancers on staff. Some of our teachers are artists in residence. This means they have current performing careers with professional companies. Some of our staff have had careers previously and enjoy sharing their knowledge with your child. Please remember, the first few weeks of dance can be somewhat chaotic as new students will be trying out various classes to be placed. Please be patient for the first few weeks. Our school is set up to accommodate both recreational dancers and, in a separate program, dancers who are on the path to a professional career. We are committed to an enjoyable and high quality education for both.
We are so excited to have you join us on our inaugural year. The list of dancers we have trained the continue on to professional careers is lengthy and a great testament to what can be accomplished through our specific method of training.
We invite you to tell your friends about us! We are looking forward to developing a strong dance family at Summit Dance Academy.
Ashley Nemeth & Heather Webb Jasso
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