REGISTRATION: All dance class registration is done online. This offers parents more convenience and access to their account 24 hours a day. There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee required annually.
PAYMENT: Tuition is due by the 1st of each month, no later than the 7th, and can be paid via cash, credit card, debit card, check or online through the parent portal. All accounts that sign up online are automatically set up for e-payment and you are authorizing The Movement Dance Studio to use the account information for all of your account billing (including registration fee, tuition, costume fees, late fees, recital fees, and other studio or dance related items purchased on your account). After the 7th of the month, a $30 late fee will be charged and enforced on all accounts past due, including e-payment accounts. Late notices will be sent via email. If tuition becomes two months delinquent, the credit card on file will automatically be charged. If the card is declined, the student may be subject to removal from classes. Tuition is not pro-rated for absences or studio closures. Students are encouraged to attend makeup classes for classes missed. For all things regarding payment please email email@example.com
TUITION: Tuition is paid monthly from August through our year-end show. Some months will have 5 weeks of class while others have less; however, monthly tuition will remain the same. Tuition has been determined for the entire studio year and divided into monthly payments. Due on the 1st of each month. A $30 fee per student will automatically be billed to all late accounts on the 7th of each month. If tuition becomes two months delinquent, the credit card on file will automatically be charged. If the card is declined, the student may be subject to removal from classes.
COMMUNICATION:: All registered accounts will automatically be enabled to receive email updates and alerts from The Movement Dance Studio. You can update your email address on file through your parent portal. Please pay attention to email communications. The Movement will use email to communicate updates to this Handbook, changes in procedures or guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and other important updates and information during the year. If you are not receiving e-mails from The Movement Dance Studio it is your responsibility to notify the front desk.
MAKEUP CLASSES: If for any reason your dancer cannot attend class, they are encouraged to attend a make-up class within the month (no extra charge for make-up). Makeup classes can be any class that is on our current schedule and is an age appropriate class– even if it is a different style than what the student is taking. Once classes have started working on Show dances, you will no longer be able to drop in classes (with the exception of any technique classes that do not participate in the shows) Please call or see the front desk for proper class placement.
CLASS CHANGES: A student may drop and add classes depending on availability. To ensure proper costume orders class changes will not be allowed after November 7, 2020. Dancers wishing to change classes after then must have the instructor’s permission and must possibly purchase an additional costume. Private lessons may be required for late registrants; this will be at the teacher’s discretion.
RESCHEDULING+SUBSTITUTION: The Movement Dance Studio reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regular teacher is ill or is otherwise unable to teach. The Movement reserves the right to reschedule, combine classes, cancel due to low enrollment, and move to a distance learning platform in the event the studio has to close. Schedules are subject to changes based on enrollment.
LOST+FOUND: Items lost in the studio are only kept for 30 days. A lost and found basket is located in the dressing room. Please check the lost and found basket regularly as all lost and found items are donated at the end of each month. Please make sure your dancer labels all items and personal belongings. The Movement Dance Studio is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Security cameras are located in public areas for safety and security.
SAFETY+DANCER DROP OFF: We are not responsible for students before and after their designated class time or once they exit the building. Please instruct your dancer to remain inside the building for the duration of their time before being picked up from The Movement Dance Studio. Due to COVID-19- Dancers must be dropped off and picked up on time with no exceptions. Parents/guardians are responsible for arriving on time for drop-off and pick-up. Our lobby is currently closed to all parents+observers. We are working on making you feel as connected as possible but at this time our tv screens will remain off to ensure the well being of our tribe. Our front desk will be open to answer any and all questions, masks strictly enforced. At this time we ask that all parents|observers wait in their cars or outside during classes to help with social distancing in the building. Parents of dancers under the age of 7 are allowed to walk your dancer in. Masks must be worn when entering the building.
WITHDRAWALS: To withdraw a dancer from any Movement Dance class, you must notify the front desk and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org\\ AND receive an acknowledged returned response from The Movement Front Desk. I understand that it will not be sufficient notice to merely tell an instructor or other employee of our intent to discontinue. Failure to attend classes does not constitute a withdrawal.
PHOTO RELEASE: Let's face it, we love to take pictures and videos of your dancers! With quality videos and professional photography on location we are constantly documenting all the love. The truth is we want to show off all of our dancers at the studio. Which is why we ask for your agreement in our dancers media release. // The Movement uses photographs and videos of its own dancers in its marketing and promotional materials. The Movement Dance Studio is hereby granted permission to take photographs and video of the dancers to use for promotional purposes. Permission is also hereby granted for The Movement Dance Studio to copyright such photographs and video in its name. If you do not wish to have photographs or videos of your dancer(s) used in marketing and promotional materials by The Movement, you must indicate that you are opting out in the appropriate online box. Specifically, new registrants must type “I OPT OUT” in the appropriate box on the Web Registration Form. Current families must log into their portal, go to the My Account tab, and type “I OPT OUT” in the appropriate box.
CUSTOMER PORTAL: Each family will have a portal to process payments, register for classes, etc. It is your responsibility to keep all info (contact info, payment info, etc.) up to date. You can sign up or log in on the homepage of our website. Please contact the front desk with any questions about your portal and/or account info.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: I understand dance can be a strenuous activity and accept responsibility for any injuries my child may incur while participating in any activity at The Movement Dance Studio. // The Movement Dance Studio and its employees are not liable for personal injury, or loss of or damage to personal property.