Release and Waiver/Parent Agreement

  

2018-2019 Policies

*Tuition is due at the first of every month. A late fee of $15 will be billed to my account after the Tenth.

*Tuition is not transferable to the preceding or following month, or to another student. No Refunds will be made for missed classes.

*Prorating is not allowed unless I or my child is a new student beginning in the middle of the month.

*During the year, there are several months that have 5 weeks (an extra class), and therefore we do not pro-rate tuition when we are closed for holidays.

*A yearly membership fee of $40.00 is due when enrolling.

*For checks returned to Fusion Dance Academy due to insufficient funds or charge cards that are declined, will be required to cover the check or charge with a money order, cashier's check, or cash plus a $30.00 returned check/declined charge fee, within 3 days of notification.

*Costume(s) must be purchased to participate in the June 2019 showcase. Costume orders are due on December 10, 2018. Costumes are non-returnable and once purchased the fees are non-refundable. Costumes are $95/class. Costumes that are ordered after Dec. 10th will have additional shipping and handling fees and cannot be guaranteed for showcase.

*Every student whose tuition/fees are paid up-to-date will have an opportunity to perform on stage and show family and friends how he or she has progressed through the year.

*Videotaping of the June 2019 showcase is strictly prohibited. This is to prevent obstruction and disturbance of the other audience members as well as compliance with the various theater regulations. A professional video company will tape the performances and make the DVD’s available for purchase.

*Instructors determine class placement, and dancers and parents should support their decisions and selection of class placements.

*In order for a dancer to be in a higher-level class, additional training may be necessary in the form of extra classes.

*It is important for every dancer to feel like a dancer while in class. Therefore correct uniform must be worn at all times. *No food or sodas are allowed in the dance rooms. Only water bottles are allowed in the dance rooms.

*A $100 showcase fee is due on or before November 1, 2018. This helps to cover the cost of rehearsal and showcase space rentals, staffing, etc.

* If a student withdraws after the school year begins, they will be charged and responsible for payment of tuition unless a “DROP Form” is received before the 1st day of the month. The office must be notified in writing to give official notice. Drop forms are available at the studio or online.

*If there are less than 4 students in a class we will drop the class to 30 minutes, since its considered a semiprivate. The fee stays the same and the class is not canceled. Classes at 30 minutes will remain the same.

*Fusion Dance Academy is not responsible for lost personal items. Every first Monday of the month, items held for 30 days or more will be given to charity.

*Dance education requires “hands on” instruction as well as verbal instruction. Instructors will regularly correct dancers by touching their arms, legs, feet, hips, back and head to move them in the correct position. Instructors will also verbally correct dancers during class. Dancers will be required to know the routines and are expected to practice at home.

* For safety precautions students will be asked to remain in the lobby for a parent or guardian to pick them up. Students are asked not to leave the studio without a parent or guardian accompanying them outside.

*Observations are allowed in class during dancer's first class, the first week of December and the first week of May. Thereafter at no time are observers to enter the classroom, as this action will interrupt the class. If there is an emergency please contact the front desk. (Intro and Creative classes are held in the small studio with windows so parent observation is always an option.)

*Any questions of concerns regarding the policies or decisions made by the artistic director or any staff member should be addresses directly to the office, a personal appointment with that person should be requested. We ask that you address the issue as it affects you or your child individually and privately.

*A positive attitude and continued support is necessary in order for any dancer to continue the privilege of participating in the Academy’s program. If dancers chooses to have a negative attitude or cause volatile scenes in any way, they will be asked to leave the Academy.

*The Artistic Director and Instructors of Fusion Dance Academy will discuss only yours or your child’s progress and not other students progress at the Academy. Do not compare yourself to other dancers and always be supportive and nurturing to the development of dance at the Academy.

*Fusion Dance Academy reserves the right to refuse services to any person who does not support the policies and decisions set forth.