POLICIES FOR 2011-2012 SEASON

TUITION
TUITION IS DIVIDED EVENLY BETWEEN 8 MONTHS FOR SPIRIT LAKE AND BLUE EARTH.  IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW MANY WEEKS IN EACH MONTH!
DUE DATE: payments are due by the first class in each month.  Anything received after the first class will have a $10 late fee on it.  All fees including late fees must be paid up in order to perform in recital. 
Prices for 2016/17 season are on the classes page
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FUNDRAISING: 
NEW TO STUDIO:  WE NOW DO FALL FUNDRAISING THAT YOU CAN USE TO PAY FOR YOUR LESSONS, COSTUMES, STUDIO MERCHANDISE, SHOES AND TICKETS!  IT IS NOT MANDATORY.

Discounts
 Unlimited classes for a family for in Blue Earth and Spirit Lake is $180
PAYMENTS ARE NON REFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON! INCLUDING FULL YEAR PREPAYMENTS.  BE SURE YOU ARE COMMITTED BEFORE YOU PREPAY FOR A SEASON.

DANCE ATTIRE
PRESCHOOL- ELEMENTARY:  All students must have a leotard and dance pants or dance skirt,or dance shorts.  All in one classes need black tap and pink ballets, hip hop needs clean tennys from home.  They are available for order at registration day in August.
MIDDLE SCHOOL- HIGH SCHOOL: NEW THIS YEAR- all students this age must wear a leotard or tank top with dance shorts, black dance pants or ballet skirt ABSOLUTELY NO JEANS OR TSHIRTS ALLOWED.  YOUR STUDENT WILL BE ASKED TO CHANGE OR SIT OUT AND WATCH CLASS!!!!!! THIS IS MANDATORY!!!!
All in one classes need black tap shoes, and pink ballet shoes for elementary.  Middle School uses black tap shoes and tan jazz shoes.  7th grade and up will use black tap shoes and tan jazz shoes, and will have option to take pointe as their ballet class, and will need pointe shoes.  Fees stay the same whether or not you choose to do all three areas of tap, jazz and ballet or not.
VACATION TIME(INCLUDED IN MONTHLY FIGURES):  We DO NOT FOLLOW SCHOOL CALENDERS!   We take off Thursday classes only on Thanksgiving week.  We take two weeks off for christmas and sometimes one week off for spring break up to each individual teacher
 You have class any other days!!

PICTURE DAY:  We take proffessional pictures in March.  You are under no obligation to purchase any pictures, but we do want you there for our group photos.  Pictures are at Hamilton Hall for Blue Earth students, and at the Sami Center Building in Spirit Lake for Spirit Lake Dancers.

REHEARSAL:  Rehearsal is considered a dance lesson.  Everyone is expected to be there.  It is full costume change practice.  Parents of students in Elementary are expected to stay and help their child change costumes.  No child should be left alone!!!  We are not a babysitting service.  A parent must volunteer for each class if your class does not have a volunteer signed up then your class will not practice.  Our teachers are not incharge of your children at rehearsal or recital!  no food or drink in Theatres.  Once your child is done with all their songs you are free to leave.

RECITAL:  We have two performances.  Recitals are not mandatory, you may take class without performaning.  Performance is a privalege not a right.  We reserve the right to refuse anyone or any class the right to perform in our recitals due to disciplinary actions.Your fees pay for your lessons only,      Wearing Make up is recommended and must be put on at home!  Any glitter spray or glitter is not allowed in the schools so you must put this on at home!

DISCIPLINARY ACTION:   Our procedure for any incidents with students that happen during class is as follows:  1st)- Teacher talks with class or student about inappriate behavior.  2nd) If not resolved, Owner is notified and options discussed. 3rd) Student or class is spoken to about the owners decision.  Resolution is preferred handled between students and teacher. 3) If still no resolution, Students parents will be notified and hopefully problem is resolved. 4)  If no resolution to the behavior is resolved, student may be expelled from the dance studio and not allowed to perform in the recital. 5) Student may not be allowed back at the studio in future years if behavioral problems are not resolved.

CALENDER
: will be available in August on the website after schedule is set.