SCHOOL POLICIES AND AGREEMENTS:
Once registered you may login to your account online through the student portal to view these policies at stlouisballet.org.
TUITION AND FEES
An annual $25 Registration Fee is charged upon registering for class. $50 Registration Fee after Nov. 1 for year round program.
Tuition fees are pre-paid monthly through our secure AutoPay system. Tuition is due the 1st of every month for that month's lessons, however, Auto Pay is run 2 days prior to the 1st of each month. Ebills are sent 2 weeks prior to the due date giving families their current balance. Tuition is considered late if paid after the 10th of the month whereas a $10 fee will be added to your account.
ATTENDANCE AND MAKE UP CLASSES FOR SCHOOL TERM SESSION (AUG-JUNE)
I understand that although tuition is non-refundable, if a class is missed due to an illness, holiday or snow closing, students or parents must call in the absence to the office and schedule a make up class within 2 months of the missed class. Students and parents should make every effort to attend classes regularly. Any missed class in a school term must be made up before the end of that school term. Makeup classes are non transferable to different sessions or programs. A student must currently be registered in order to make up missed classes.
LONG TERM ABSENCE FOR FALL SESSION
If a student misses more than one month of classes, we will only charge 50% of tuition for that month. 50% of tuition will still be due for the missed month of classes to hold the student's spot the class(es). A parent will need to call in and speak to a staff person to inform the office and teacher about the long term absence.
LEVEL ADVANCEMENT FOR SCHOOL TERM SESSION (AUG-JUNE)
I understand that level advancement in ballet and dance in general does not happen annually. Children in the PreBallet Division most likely will advance each year, but once students graduate into the Ballet 1-9 Division, approximately 2 years of training is required in each many levels. Evaluations are mailed out in the spring and level placement letters for the next school term are mailed out in June.
Mark you calendar for the end of year performance tentatively scheduled for TBA
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
I understand and agree that I will not hold Saint Louis Ballet School (SLBS), Mr. Gen Horiuchi, owner & director, or any faculty member liable for any injury sustained or any illness contracted by me or my children while enrolled as a student.
I have provided all medical information in my child's online Saint Louis Ballet School account. I have provided emergency contact phone numbers for Saint Louis Ballet School to call me if there is an emergency.
WITHDRAWING FROM THE SCHOOL'S YEAR ROUND SESSION
We would hate to see you go but if you must, understand that the last day to withdraw is March 31, 2020. Withdrawing requires a 30 day notice by coming into the studio office and filling out an official withdrawal form. I understand that if I withdraw after March 31, then I am still responsible for tuition through the end of the school term (June ). If my withdrawal circumstance requires a refund a 5% transaction fee will be deducted from the refund total.
CONDUCT AND STUDENT HANDBOOK
I understand that I must show respect to all faculty, staff and peers in order to continue the positive environment that the school takes pride in. My child and I will read over the School Handbook available at stlouisballet.org and apply all policies to the best of my ability. To view the policy booklet now copy and paste the following: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/daa84a_3825493335ce4611bd96df58df5c4b65.pdf
STUDENT DANCE IMAGES FOR MARKETING PURPOSES ONLY
Saint Louis Ballet School will use student images for the sole purpose of marketing the studio in print ads, on its website, and social media. Student images will only be used for these business purposes are representations of Saint Louis Ballet School.
PRIVATE DANCE LESSONS
If a student has scheduled a private lesson and needs to cancel a scheduled private lesson time, a parent must email the school at least 24 hours in advance if the office is not available to call. If you do not let us know within 24 hours or do not show up, you will be charged for the full amount of the private lesson. To schedule a private lesson please contact the office for the "call-in" date to schedule.
MUSIC LESSON AGREEMENT
If a student must miss a lesson and it is known in advance a make up lesson can be scheduled and a credit can be issued to the
student's account, but only if we are notified via email 36 hours in advance by emailing email@example.com or by calling the office.
If a student is sick and the absense is reported the same day as the lesson they cannot receive a credit for the missed class. However, each music student is given a maximum of 2 free make ups per year scheduled within one month of the missed class.
Music students must commit to their scheduled private time for the term of the school year.
Music Performances will be in November and May.
SUMMER SESSION: A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required once registration is received.
Balances are due no later than May 31st. All fees are non-refundable once paid in full. If injury prevents attendance, 50% tuition is refundable.