Policies & Procedures
Tuition is due on the 1st of each month. A $15 late fee will be applied to any tuition received after the 10th of each month. If tuition is unpaid by the end of the month, an additional $5 fee will be applied, beginning the following month, each week tuition is unpaid.
Tuition remains the same whether the month has 3 weeks or 5 weeks. Tuition for the 1-week in August is combined with September and considered as 1 month's tuition. Monthly tuition is an average based on the total number of classes offered throughout the dance year. Some months will have more, some months will have less...your monthly tuition remains the same. June tuition is the only exception to this rule, as June tuition is pro-rated.
Tuition must be paid regardless of the student's attendance. There are no refunds for tuition.
Tuition credit is only given for two reasons: (1) medical disability or injury (proof required with notification prior to absence) and/or (2) pre-approved leave of absence (30 days prior notice for continuous absence of 3 weeks or more).
Tuition may be paid by cash, check, credit, or debit. Tuition may be paid in person or on-line. You may also leave a credit card on file to be auto drafted between the 1st & 5th of each month. Always include the student's first and last name with payment.
ADDITIONAL COSTS & FEES
Registration Fee: $35 per student (non-refundable) / $15 each additional family member (immediate family only). Registration fee is non-refundable and applies to both new and returning students. All students, both new and returning must fill out a registration form or update their existing information either online or in studio.
Late Fee(s): Late fees will be applied to any late tuition, late recital fee, and/or costume balances. Please see each category for how late fees are assessed.
Returned Check Fee: A returned check fee of $25 will be applied for each returned check.
Costume Deposit: $50 per class (non-refundable). Costume Deposit is non-refundable and is due with November tuition. A $5 late fee will be applied for every week the costume deposit is past due. Individual costumes are typically $65-$85. Many classes will have more than one costume.
Recital Fee: $75 per student / $115 per family (non-refundable). Recital Fee is non-refundable and is due with February tuition. A $5 late fee will be applied for every week the recital fee is past due. Recital Fee is a completely separate fee from the costume deposit and/or costume balance. The recital fee goes toward the facility rental, insurance, technical crew for sound and lighting, etc.
Costume Balance: Remaining costume balance less deposit (non-refundable). Costume balance is non-refundable and is due with March tuition. A $5 late fee will be applied for every week the costume balance is past due. Costumes are typically $65-$85. Many classes will have more than one costume.
DC Tank-Top/T-Shirt: $18 for Dance Connection Tank-Top (girls) or T-Shirt (boys). DC Tank-Top or T-Shirt is required for all students performing at Mayfest and/or Recital.
ATTENDANCE / WITHDRAWAL
Attendance: Regular class attendance is extremely important! If you miss a class, you may be required to schedule a private lesson in order to be caught up before your next class. Please let us know in advance (if possible) if for any reason you will be unable to attend your class.
Withdrawal: Tuition is due on a monthly basis from the time of enrollment until the end of the dance year. You will continue to be billed every month until you provide a 30-day written notice, either by email or given to a DC staff member, of your intent to withdrawal. Students who withdrawal must re-register if they decide to return.
All dancers are required to be appropriately dressed for dance class. Please click on the "What To Wear" tab above to view the appropriate class attire.
RECITAL & MAYFEST PERFORMANCES
Recital: Sunday, June 7, 2020, 3:00pm, Brewer High School.
Dress Rehearsal (mandatory): Saturday, June 6, 2020, Brewer High School.
Every dancer must attend dress rehearsal in order to participate in recital.
You must be a current student, with your account in good standing, to participate in the recital.
Recital is not required; however, we strongly encourage all students to participate in this very special performance. Students must be currently enrolled with their account in good standing in order to participate in the recital. Please see Additional Costs & Fees for financial responsibilities associated with Recital.
Mayfest: Sunday, May 3, 2020, 11:00am, Trinity Park. (time and date is tentative).
In addition to recital, we also perform at Mayfest (weather permitting). Students who participate in Mayfest must purchase a Dance Connection T-Shirt or Tank-Top to be worn at Mayfest, in place of costumes.
Costumes are required for all dancers participating in the recital. Costumes are typically $65-$85. Many classes will have more than one costume. Please see Additional Costs & Fees for financial responsibilities associated with costumes. All accounts must be cleared (including May tuition) before costumes will be released.
In addition to costumes, a Dance Connection Tank-Top (girls) or T-Shirt (boys) is required for all dancers performing at Mayfest and/or Recital.
IMPORTANT DATES / HOLIDAYS / STUDIO CLOSINGS / INCLEMENT WEATHER
Please click on the "Calander" tab above for important dates, holidays, and studio closings.
We follow the same schedule as FWISD for inclement weather (closures & delays).
Photographs and/or videos of your child(ren) may be used in Dance Connection promotional ads, videos, website material, and other social media platforms. These images will be used for Dance Connection purposes only and will not be given or sold to outside companies or individuals. *Written notification required if you do not agree.
35-minute private lesson - $25
50-minute private lesson - $35 *Ask about pricing for duet, trio, or small group private lessons.
24-Hour notice is required to cancel or reschedule. For no-shows, a fee equal to the full amount of the lesson is assessed.
PERFORMANCE/COMPETITION CHOREOGRAPHY (separate from dances learned in class)
All performance/competition choreography must be approved & scheduled through Miss Tiffany (Studio Director).
Pricing below is for choreography, music/music editing, and 6, 50-minute private lessons. If more than 6 lessons are required, private lesson charges will apply. Pricing does not include costume or competition fees.
Solo - $350 Duet - $500 Trio - $600 Small Group (4-7) - $800
TALENT SHOW GROUPS
Fun, exciting and unique routines! Six weeks, six lessons (one class/week) - $50 per child.
Available to schedule. Contact Studio Director for more information.
DANCE CONNECTION Warm-Up Suits, Tank Tops, & T-Shirts
Available to order in fall & spring. DC Tank-Tops & T-Shirts are usually in stock at the studio.