Policies

REGISTRATION, TUITION & FEES

To register online, we require a valid credit card to be entered, Once your registration has been processed and confirmed, we will immediately process your card for a non-refundable registration fee of $20 per student or $30 per family and your first month's tuition. Your credit card will be charged on the 10th of each month (October 2021-May 2022) for tuition fees and any outstanding balance (including private lessons, dancewear and costumes). If you would like to pay by cash or check, please do so BEFORE the 10th of the month.  Tuition is a yearly commitment. Once you register for the year, you are obligated to see through the financial commitment of the full year, as space in classes is limited.  There is a $10 late fee added each month for accounts with outstanding balances.  There is a $25 fee for returned checks.

WITHDRAWALS, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

The Studio 55 School of Dance staff should be notified immediately if a child must withdraw from a class.  Until such time, the space will be held for the student and charges will be invoiced to the parent or guardian.  If a student has had more than four unexcused absences in a row, the student will be automatically dropped from the class and charges will be invoiced to the parent or guardian for missed classes. Studio 55 does not follow school cancellations. If our staff can make it to the studio, we will make every attempt to still hold classes.  We will post cancellations, at least an hour before classes are to begin, on Facebook and you will receive an email. There are no refunds for classes missed, whether due to illness or poor weather. If for any reason a student must miss a class, they are allowed to attend another class on the schedule, in their level, as a make-up class.

If Studio 55 has to close for 4 or more consecutive weeks due to circumstances beyond our control, we will move our classes to an online format. At that time you will have a choice to continue online classes, or you can choose to drop your classes. 

DRESS CODE & CLASS ETIQUETTE

Please read the dress code insert on the Studio 55 Information brochure, or on our website, thoroughly as students should arrive for class dressed according to the dress code for their class. Students who are not adequately prepared, or late to class due to lack of preparation, will observe class only. The Studio 55 staff will assume no responsibility for lost, stolen or misplaced items. Please label your students’ shoes and leotards with their names.

 If you have any questions or concerns while class is in session, please contact the front desk first or wait until class is over.  No one is allowed in the classroom area unless invited by the instructor.  No videotaping of the class is allowed unless invited by the instructor. Class material and choreography belong to the studio and the instructor. They may not be used outside of the classroom unless approval is given by Studio 55 Staff.  This includes talent shows, performances outside of the studio, etc.

Students are welcome to use our dressing room to store their belongings and get ready for class. Any time you enter a studio, please remove street shoes. No food is allowed in the dance studios. But every student is encouraged to bring their own labeled water bottle.

RECITAL & PHOTO RELEASE

Studio 55 School of Dance will have a Spring Recital in May.  Costume fees are due in 2 payments: October 15 - $50 deposit for each student and November 15 – the balance of all recital costumes. Please begin planning accordingly.  These amounts will be charged to your card on file on those dates if you have not already paid.  If other arrangements need to be made, please contact the front desk via email, phone call, or the front desk attendant.. A $10 fee will be charged for costumes that must be ordered after December 1, 2022. There will be specific tights, shoes and hairstyles for each class for the recital. These instructions will come home with your costume. There are no refunds on recital and costume fees. All students will be charged for and ordered a recital costume, unless we receive a note in writing by October 10, 2021 saying that they will not participate. Any adjustments that need to be made to the costumes involving straps or hemming will be included in the recital fee. Any other adjustment can be provided for an additional price. A student may not miss more than 4 classes between January and May 2022 or they may be dropped from their recital dance.

 

Studio 55 School of Dance is hereby granted permission to use photos or videos of myself or my child for advertisement and social media to promote the studio as they see fit. Permission is hereby granted for the school to copyright such photographs in its name. 

Studio 55 School of Dance          *          116 North Broad Street, Hillsdale, MI          *          517.437.9500  

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