Our school year runs from August to June, we have a big recital in December. We also host class showcases and exams between May and June. Summer programs run from the end of June till the beginning of August and we observe all of the Federal Holidays.
From August to December we prepare for recitals and build performance skills as well as follow first semester methodology in our formative classes (like ballet), so our students can appreciate and take advantage of being in a big show.
From January to June we prepare our students for exams and end of the year class showcases as we continue to build on the second semester methodology for our formative classes, this is the time when we give a significant push in terms of technique and also discover talents for competitions, shows and recitals.
We strongly recommend you stay until the END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR (June)
Classes, attendance and punctuality:
One free trial class per dance category is available for new students, you can schedule your trial through your parent portal or we can do it for you at the front desk.
The placement class is FREE and will be counted as a free trial class, once the level is defined, the corresponding registration and monthly costs will apply. Payment must be made at the time of registration to secure your place in class
The end-of-year recital, exams and any other scheduled presentation in the A&DS calendar, are part of the A&DS academic training program
NO REFUNDS will be made for missed classes; only if and when A&DS is the one who cancels the class, it will be responsible for finding the mechanisms to make up for that class.
Classes that are missed due to illness or injury, can be made up for during the current semester and are not transferable. If the same level class is not available, the class must be taken at a lower level. Missed classes are non-refundable.
Classes begin promptly; for their own safety if the student arrives after the class starts, he/she may enter only at the teacher’s discretion; If the student arrives 15 minutes after the start of the class, he/she can only enter as an observer in order to avoid injuries since he/she will have missed the warm-up section.
A&DS, recommends that students take the full year with all the subjects indicated for their level thus ensuring the maximum advantages of the lessons and the correct development of their skills.
Any closures will be announced ahead of time.
The schedule is subject to change
The studio will be closed on all major and official school holidays. The classes can be made up before or after the date of but there will be NO REFUNDS OR READJUSTMENTS ON TUITION for those dates.
Priority Enrollment. Once enrolled you will have access to our parent portal where you will be able to secure a spot in all the desired classes before they are publicly posted
Parents or guardians should make sure A&DS is open before leaving students for their classes; parents can wait in the A&DS lobby for students to finish their classes.
For their safety it is forbidden for students to go out to the parking lot and surrounding areas without the presence of the parent or authorized guardian. If none of the above are able to pick up the student, the parent must notify A&DS IN ADVANCE and send the person’s information and a copy of their ID to make an authorization pass. Please send the information of the 1 time authorized person to pick up your child via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of extreme weather, a notice will be posted on the A&DS Facebook page with the availability of classes, the information will be sent.
When a student enrolls in the middle of the semester or later on, they might require regularization lessons. Such lessons will be considered as private lessons and rates will apply. The amount of regularization lessons will depend on the students technical level upon arrival and suggested by the teacher of the level the student is joining
Class etiquette for students:
Must come prepared and dressed appropriately for each class
Be on time
Do not be disruptive during class with your peers
Please be respectful of your instructors and your peers
No running or horseplay in the studio
Dispose of trash and leave the space as you found it
Use the restroom before your class begins
No food is allowed inside the class, only water bottles.
Studio etiquette for parents:
Parents are not allowed into the rooms during class time, you are welcome to watch through the viewing window, unless it is an OPEN CLASS
Please come inside to pick up / drop off students under 15 year of age
Please inform the studio if you will be late to pick up a student so we can plan accordingly
If the receptionist is out and classes are in progress, young children are allowed to sit in the next class until their parent arrives, this will prevent them from waiting alone in the lobby.
Please inform the studio of the student's absences via your parent portal.
Please do not discuss important information with the instructor immediately after class as they only have a short break before the next class; if you would like to schedule a conference with your child's instructor, please speak to the front desk or email us through your portal.
Please be respectful to our instructors and office staff, if you do not agree with the way class is being directed, please schedule a conference with our Academic Director or the General Manager
Costumes and recitals:
The annual recital is optional except for students enrolled in the A&DS academic program, members of A&D Company, Competition Teams or scholarship holders.
Some of the regular class schedules will be used for recital rehearsals, if the student does not participate in the recital, he/she will be included in the choreographies and will learn the choreography for skill development and take the rehearsals during class time.
For the participants in the recital, there will be a deposit per costume of 50% of the total value of it and the remaining 50% will be settled upon delivery; the payment of the costume is NON-REFUNDABLE. If the costume or recital fees are not covered, the student will forfeit the right to participate in it. The student will take the costume home after the recital regardless.
To participate in the recital, all yearly and monthly fees as well as the recital’s registration fee of $ 70 per student or $100 for 2+students (Family rate) must be covered in full. These fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
It is possible that extemporaneous rehearsals will be held for some groups and soloists prior to the annual performance, some fees may result from these rehearsals. The students that ask for extra rehearsals or that need make-up rehearsals, they can schedule them at the front desk and it would be conducted as a private session and rates will apply.
Pictures of the students will be taken at the studio prior to recital weather with or without the costumes for yearbooks, hand programs, flyers, studio's calendar, newsletter and any other printed and/or digital need from the studio. If you do not wish your dancer to be considered for such photos, please opt out of the sessions through your parent portal
Registration policies, monthly payment and class punch cards:
Each student -weather enrolled in the program or in our monthly packs- pays a season REGISTRATION FEE in August and is paid prior to starting classes at Art & Dance Studio; this annual fee is $35.00 USD for the 1st student and $20 for the subsequent students of the same family. It must be paid with the first season in which a student enrolls and is effective only for that season. The season goes from August to June, if the student registers once the term has begun, the fee will NOT be prorated. (only tuition fees will be prorated).
July is considered within the summer and a separate registration fee and other fees may be required to participate in the summer season.
The family registration fee rate applies to families that have more than one student enrolled.
Registration fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-extendable
The first monthly payment is paid at the time of registration or at the beginning of the class period and it will be prorated weekly (4 weeks per month)
Art & Dance Studio reserves the right to cancel a class for lack of quorum a minimum of five (5) students is necessary to open or maintain a class.
The parent of any student under the age 15 who registers must fill out a registration form that includes the names and ID copies of the parents/guardians authorized to pick them up. If no emergency contact and authorized person is set in the form, the parent's information in the account will be entered by default
Cash, check or credit/debit card payments are accepted at the studio.
A fee (NSF) of $25 USD will be charged for any bounced check
Students who do not wish to enroll in the A&DS program can choose to enroll in our Monthly Packs or pay for Punch Cards/ drop-ins. (Punch cards/ drop-ins will not be considered in recital)
The entire period is considered 11 months from August to June. Therefore, there will be 11 full payments, the month of July is considered within the summer session and will be charged separately if and when the student enrolls in it. TUITION DURING THE HOLIDAYS WILL BE PAID IN FULL.
The monthly payment is considered overdue after the 5th day of each month and a late fee of 10% will apply; If left unpaid, after 2 weeks, the student will not be able to access the class until the accumulated debt is fully covered. It is the responsibility of the parents to verify the due date of their monthly payments in their parent portal account
Dance cards can be found and paid for in our parent portal, they are electronic and free of registration fees. They are managed and punched online. If you would like to print out your punch card, you can do so from your parent portal or ask at the front desk and we will be happy to print it out for you.
ART & DANCE STUDIO IS NOT OBLIGATED TO NOTIFY FAMILIES OF ANY INCREASES IN OUR RATES.
Any Specials and discounts are not cumulative and are not eligible for other promotions or discounts.
We automatically offer a multi class and a multi student discount; such discount depends on the number of students and/or the number of classes a student is enrolled in.
When the school year is pre-paid in full, a 10% discount will apply. Please approach the front desk to have it applied.
We offer a 10% discount to our military families. Please approach the front desk to have it applied.
Dropping a class:
In order to avoid late fees and charges you must drop classes before the 1st of the month by visiting the front desk. If you do not drop classes before the 1st of the month, you will continue to be charged monthly tuition as you are ultimately paying for a spot in a class of instruction that otherwise could have been filled with another student.
If you owe any amount after dropping, the card on file will be automatically charged (whether it is on auto-pay or not).
If you drop between the first and the fourth of a month (before tuition is due), you will only be charged for the classes that occurred during this time (you will still be charged even if your child did not attend since you are paying for the spot in the class).
If you drop between the first and the 4th of a month, you acknowledge that your card on file will automatically be charged the balance (the amount of classes that occurred during that time whether it is on auto-pay or not).
Failing to show to a class does not constitute canceling or dropping the class. If you are on Autopay, your card will continue to be on file until you cancel or drop. You must contact the front office to complete this process.
Refunds & Withdraw:
A&DS recommends students to finish the full year, however, if the student wishes to interrupt their training, they must give a two week’s written notification to the school management explaining the reason for their withdrawal and the day on which it will become effective.
If there are debts at the time of the withdraw, the parent or guardian of the student will be responsible for covering these debts right up until the day in which the studio receives the notification of the withdrawal in writing.
The student who is absent for 2 months and 1 day will be automatically withdrawn from the system so he/she will have to pay registration fees again if they wish to enroll.
All students who have dropped all classes are considered inactive and will have to re-enroll if they wish to come back, in that case, registration fees would apply.
All payments made prior to notification of withdrawal are non-refundable and non-transferable
All refunds made will have a processing fee deduction
Communication and ethics:
Communication with A&DS can be done by call or text on (210) 935 2597, through the parent portal, email email@example.com, and our Facebook page and Instagram. To view our newsletter you can visit https://www.artandancestudio.com/news/_news.
A&DS students and parents should lead by example and always handle themselves with respect to staff, faculty instructors, and peer students. Any disrespect or disruptive behavior may merit temporary suspension.
Photography and video release:
As a dance studio, we enjoy taking photos and videos of our students in order to show them off on our social media, website, and on the walls of our studio.
In order for your child to be a part of this, do NOT opt-out of public photos. You can change your settings at anytime through your parent portal
Please note that if you do Opt-Out of this option, we will not use your pictures and /or videos for any purposes like competition recognition, recital news or any other digital or printed media or communication.
I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS ACTIVITY OR EVENT, including by way of example and not limitation,
any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or
defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.
I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in the activity or event, and have not been
advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which
preclude my participation in this activity or event.
I certify that I am in good health and that I do not pose a health risk to the public.
I also agree to assume all risks attendant upon myself and/or my child while participating in any class at Art & Dance Studio, LLC. I hereby waive, release, and discharge any and all claims for damages for death, personal injury or property damage which I or my child may have, or which may hereafter accrue to me or my child, as a result of my child’s participation in any class at Art & Dance Studio, LLC. I agree to save and hold harmless from liability Art & Dance Studio, LLC. and any of their teachers or volunteers by reason of death, injury or damages to persons or property, which my child or I may suffer while participating in class.
Medical Emergency waiver.
I fully understand that Art & Dance Studio’s instructors, agents, and employees are not physicians or medical practitioners of any kind. With the above in mind, I hereby release and grant permission to the Art & Dance Studio’s Staff to render temporary first aid to my child in the event of any injury or illness, and if deemed necessary by the Art & Dance Studio's Staff to call emergency services to seek medical help.