Studio Policies and Procedures:
Placement: At SDP we use "level" for all dancers 6 & Up to determine class placement. They are as follows: Beginning Level- 1st & 2nd graders with 1-2 prior years of PreDance, or beginning 3rd graders. Level I- 3rd graders with 2+ years previous dance. 4th-6th graders with 0-1 years dance training. Level II- 4th & Up dancers with 2+ years of training not including Preschool or PreDance). Level III- 6th & Up dancers with 4+ years of training (not including Preschool or PreDance). Level IV- Director approval needed for all wishing to enroll in this level. Each guideline should be used for genre dancer is wishing to enroll in. For example a 12 year old who has two years of prior Jazz training would be considered Level II for Jazz but Level I for all other techniques (Ballet, Modern, Tap etc.)
Dress Code: SDP requires all students to wear leotards to all technique classes, such as Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz or Conditioning. We do require specific color leotards depending on class level, and require only solid black bottoms (dance shorts, leggings) for tap, modern & jazz. Tights in either Pink or Tan are required for all ballet and pointe classes. Ballet skirts in same color as leotard or in black are also allowed. Hip Hop students should wear black and white tennis shoes (high top converse style). All students must have their hair up off their neck and face in something other than a ponytail that will be secure for the length of the class. See more on dress code requirements under "policies" tab of our website.
Tuition and Fees: Tuition is due on the first of each month. A $10 late fee will be charged to your account for any payments received after the 8th. Students will automatically be dropped from any class once their account is more than 30 days past due. It will be at the discretion of the Director whether or not students will be reinstated in class(es) once account is brought up to date.
We require a credit card to be kept on file. You may choose to have SDP set this card up for automatic draft of tuition and fees. If you choose this option, tuition will be charged on the 5th of each month; recital fees will be charge on 3/1. If you do not choose automatic draft on your credit card, you are subject to late fees after the 8th.
There are no refunds on tuition or any studio fees. There is no discount for months where less than 4 weeks of instruction is given, just as there is no additional charge for months when there are more than 4 weeks of instruction. Tuition is charged monthly but is based on a 36-38 week session. We reserve the right to remove or combine any classes from our schedule that do not maintain 4 or more registered students at anytime.
Costume Fees range from $50-$80 per class. A deposit of $35 per class is due on Sept. 15th. with final payment for each costume due on Nov. 15th.
Recital Fee is $70 and due on March 1st. NEW 2019: Recital fee will not only help cover costs such as venue rental, lights, props it will also include Student Trophy, and a Free Digital Download of ALL SDP Spring Recital Shows. You will also receive 4 complimentary tickets to the recital once your final tuition payment (along with any remaining balance) is paid.
Returned Check Fee: Any accounts with returned checks will be charged a $30 inconvenience fee.
Withdrawal: We understand that there may be unforeseen circumstances that require a student being withdrawn early from a season. However, we require 30 day written notice of withdrawal so our staff can make adjustments to choreography and (if applicable) wait listed students may be contacted. Your notice must accompany a final payment for the last 30 days of class. If proper notice can not be submitted, a final bill will be issued for an additional month your student will not be participating in and charged to the credit card on file.
Communication: SDP requires an active email for communication. You should receive a monthly email with important information and dates (i.e. picture week, dress rehearsal schedule). If you do not, please check with the front desk.
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Attendance/Make Up Class: Attendance is very instrumental in establishing the structure and discipline dance requires. We ask that you give 24 hour notice whenever possible for a student's absence.This allows the instructor to have ample time to reconfigure the curriculum for class that evening, not only so the other students do not have to suffer, but also so the absent student can jump back into class with little frustration the following week. If a student is absent more than 3 times per session (fall or spring), they may be removed from parts of choreography, a decision that is at
the discretion of the instructor and studio director only. Excessive absences may result in removal from recital piece(s) permanently. A student may be given an opportunity to make up classes they have missed if an appropriate and comparable class is available. Arrangements to attend a make-up class must be made with the front desk 2 weeks prior to the class. This will insure the instructor is given a reasonable amount of time to make adjustments to class curriculum and give each student a fulfilling class experience.
Late pick-up fee: $1 fine per minute will be charged for any student that is not picked up within 10 minutes of class time dismissal.
Calendar and Inclement Weather: Our studio calendar will follow the 2019-2020 Carroll County School system's closing for Winter Holiday and Spring Break. Please download our closing schedule off of our website or pick up one at the front desk. Reminders of studio closings will be posted on our facebook page. In cases of inclement weather we will follow the Villa Rica (Carroll County) and Douglas County Schools systems advisories and closings. If afterschool programs are closed, we may choose to close our studio as well. Notice will be posted on our facebook page and on voicemail in such situations. Make-up classes will be scheduled a month out for any classes cancelled and notice will be given to each student.
Acknowledgment of Risks: I/We understand that there are numerous risks associated with participating in dance activities, including those risks present during classes and activities, on the premises before, during, and after various classes and events, as well as in travel to and from Southern Dance Precision and various venues of performance. Some of the specific risks include the placement of unusual stresses on the body, falls and tripping which may lead to accidents resulting in, but not limited to, mild to severe bodily injury. I/We understand that the Studio cannot be responsible for any injuries or damages experienced by my/our child during her/his participation in such activities.
Medical Care: In an emergency situation, when parental permission is not available, I/We hereby grant and give my/our permission for a staff member at Southern Dance Precision to seek emergency medical treatment for my/our child. In my/our absence or inability to communicate with emergency and hospital personnel, I/We hereby grant Southern Dance Precision authority to release for the purposes of providing medical treatment, my/our child to the care of medical personnel or physicians as Southern Dance Precision determines as reasonably appropriate.
Media Relations: By signing the Agreement and Releases, I/We consent and give permission to Southern Dance Precision, and those acting under its authority, to use the name, photograph or video likeness of my child for the purpose of marketing Southern Dance Precision to the media, in marketing materials or on the Southern Dance Precision website.
Release, Covenant Not to Sue, Waiver of Liability and Indemnification Provisions Parents (of Minors): I/We have read and clearly understand the terms of this Agreement. I/We give my/our permission for my/our child to participate in all Southern Dance Precision activities, including those described above. I/We also release and hold harmless Southern Dance Precision, its officers, directors, agents and employees, and those acting under its authority, from all actions, claims and liabilities relating to my/our child's participation in any and all programs. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless and defend Ms. Kelly Bell, Kelly bell LLC, its teachers, officers, agents, and employees from injuries, damages and losses sustained by me or my child arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with the activities of the program(s).
Tuition and Fee Agreement: I/We understand that my/our child is to be enrolled into the classes I/We have specified on our registration form. I/We accept full responsibility for all tuition and fees related to enrollment, including (but not limited to): Monthly tuition, Recital Costumes, Registration Fees and Recital Fees. I/We understand there are no refunds for any of these items, and that by signing this document I/We agree to keep my/our child enrolled in the entire 2019-2020 season beginning August 5th, 2019 and continuing until June 1st, 2020 (or until Spring Recital is held, whichever falls later in the year). I also understand that should unforeseen circumstances require that I/We withdraw my/our child from class, 30 days notice will be given at the time of the last months payment. I/We also understand any costume deposits, fees or recital fees made at this time will not be refunded. If I/We do not give 30 days notice before withdrawing my/our student, an additional month's tuition will be applied to the credit card I have placed on file.