Studio Policy 2022-2023

Please read carefully and contact the studio if you have any questions.

Studio Policy 2022-2023

Please READ THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY and contact the studio if you have any questions.

Please read the following information thoroughly and completely. It contains all of the information needed to make an informed decision about enrolling for and dancing with Dynamite Dance Factory.

We would like to express the importance of discussing the financial commitment of DDF as a family BEFORE enrolling to make sure you are aware of all of the financial obligations. Being a Dynamite Dance Factory member is both a TIME and MONETARY commitment. Costumes, recital fees, and tuition all add up throughout the year. We want to make sure that everyone interested is well informed in order to make realistic decisions.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to email [email protected] Please do not attempt to talk to staff/teachers during teaching hours. We are here to answer any questions you may have to make sure you make the most informed decision possible.

REQUIREMENTS & SCHEDULING

Students must be enrolled & attend their weekly DDF class during the dance year which runs September 12th-May 31,2023. Please take into consideration your dance schedule when scheduling additional activities and appointments within the year. It is not acceptable to be 20 minutes late to class for 2 months because of track practice or to consistently miss class for chorus or drama practice. DDF follows Cobb County School Systems Closings for Thanksgiving Break (Nov 21-25), Christmas Break (Dec 19-Jan 4), and Spring Break(April 3-7) We DO NOT CLOSE for Winter Break. Attendance is very important and crucial during the months of January, February, and March leading up to recital. We understand that things come up, and this seems to be a time when we have a lot of dancers out sick. However, please take this into consideration when booking family trips, or purchasing concert tickets that fall on dance nights as this negatively impacts their group.

30 Minutes-$68

45 Minutes - $75

1 Hour - $82.50

1.5 Hours - $100

Each additional class - $60

**please contact the studio office manager if you will be LATE picking up your child. We do understand that unpredictable moments happen, but repeatedly picking up late every week is not acceptable or fair to our instructors.


Registration

Registration is accepted on a first come first serve basis.

Registration is FULLY online.

Classes will be closed to further enrollment once maximum capacity has been reached.

An annual registration fee of $45 is due upon enrollment. $60 per family



General Policies

Registration fees and tuition payments are non-refundable

There will be NO prorating or refunds given due to missed classes.

Each student is encouraged to make up missed classes in another appropriate leveled class.

Each student is expected to be in full dance attire/uniform EACH class. Arriving to class without the appropriate shoes is not acceptable. Please check your dancer’a dance bags to make sure they are prepared for class .

NO HOLES IN TIGHTS.



Withdrawal Policy

Thirty days written notice MUST be given to withdraw from a class. You WILL be responsible for the next tuition payment if you do not give notice 30 days before tuition is due. No prorating or refunds will be issued due to withdrawing from classes. NO EXCEPTIONS.



Tuition

Tuition is due on the FIRST of each month. All families MUST have a credit or debit card on file from which tuition and other fees are drafted on due dates. If a card is declined and payment is not received by the 3rd, a $40 late fee will automatically be added to the account. Each additional week that tuition is not settled is an additional $25 each week. We use an automatic payment system that will charge your credit or debit card on file on the 1st of each month. All charges will appear on your bank or credit card statement as being from Dynamite Dance Factory.

Tuition is based on a 32 week dance year. Payments are broken up into 9 months no tuition adjustments on a monthly basis based on the number of times classes meet. Some months will have 5 classes while others may have 3 due to holidays and school closings.

If you have a LATE FEE on your account, please take into consideration that you have to settle your account balance BEFORE physically returning back to the studio. You will receive an email stating that your payment was not processed on the 1st. If payment is not received by the three day grace period following the email, you will receive a phone call from our Office Manager to discuss the balance on your account.



Discounts

We offer a sibling discount of 10% off additional children's monthly tuition in the same family household.



Costume and Performance Fees

In order to insure delivery of costumes in time for June recital, we must order costumes before Christmas. On average, the cost of one costume per class is $70.00. For EACH time your child is on stage for a dance, there is a separate costume fee due. If your child has a combination class, there is a possibility that they will be on stage TWO TIMES. Therefore, the costume fee will be due November 15th.

A recital fee of $65 is due April 1st. This fee helps cover the rental fee of the recital venue, costume alterations, extra rehearsals with instructor.


RECITAL FEES AND COSTUME FEES ARE TWO DIFFERENT FEES.

These fees will automatically be drafted from the card on file on the due dates above.

COSTUME FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE PAST December 25th.

RECITAL FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE ONCE PAID.


If you will NOT be able to attend recital because of a vacation or other commitment, please let the studio office manager know by Jan 1st, 2023. Our instructors would like to have an idea of how to put together their routines for the show with the kids who will be performing.



Contacting With Questions, Comments, Concerns

If you have a question at ANY point during your time with the studio, please contact the studio Office Manager at 678-800-6190 or email [email protected]

If, at any point, a question arises that needs our Director’s attention, your email will be forwarded to her so that she can contact you.

The studio is VERY heavy on communicating to parents via email throughout the year. We encourage signing up for text updates to remind you to check your email whenever a new one is sent out throughout the dance season. Please don't delay at reading the studio emails. You may miss something important.



Courtesy & Respect

All Dynamite Dance Factory members will be held to the highest standards of conduct. Communicating negatively about anyone in or outside our studio will not be tolerated. DDF members are expected to show courtesy and respect to all instructors and other students. Any student or parent who exhibits repeated negative or disrespectful behavior will be asked to leave the studio. Dynamite dancers and parents are always respectful, supportive, encouraging and are positive in spirit, attitude and behavior.

Behavior in class is always expected to be respectful. If any of our staff members feel as if behavior is a distraction during dance instruction time, a meeting will be scheduled between our Director, Office Manager, Child’s Instructor, and parent of the child.