I, the undersigned and/or being the legal and acting guardian representing a minor participant, hereby release, waive and discharge South Baldwin Dance Center (SBDC) and its directors, officers, employees, agents, independent contractors and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the participant and/or the undersigned, while in or upon the premises or any premises under the control and supervision of SBDC. I understand that activities as conducted and taught at SBDC have inherent risks of injury. I recognize that the participant is exposing himself/herself to such risks when undertaking dance activities.
Tuition is figured on a yearly basis. To make payment easier, tuition has been calculated to an average for each month; therefore, full monthly tuition is paid each month regardless of holidays (please click "Schedule", then "Important Dates and Holidays" on the website to view our school closings). An hourly drop-in rate will apply to any late enrollments and/or early class dropouts. Discounts are offered on full-year and half-year payments, but must be figured and applied to your account by our office personnel.
Tuition is due on the 1st of the month, statements are sent out the week before. A $10 late fee per month is applied on the 10th of that month. Payments may be made via cash or check (see below for information regarding credit card payments).
SBDC's preferred payment methods are cash and check. PLEASE NOTE: There is a $3.00 Convenience Fee for every transaction if your method of payment is Credit Card.
CREDIT CARD AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS
SBDC offers an OPTIONAL first of the month automatic payment for your tuition only. We must receive prior approval to deduct any additional fees. To enroll, select "ePayment" for the "1st of the month" on this form. Tuition is due on the 1st, late fees of $10 apply on the 10th.
IF NO PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE 15TH, TUITION AND LATE FEES WILL BE CHARGED TO THE CREDIT CARD PROVIDED ON FILE. If a student plans to drop a class, the parent/guardian must send in a "Drop Request" through your online portal or contact our office manager to be disenrolled - late fees and automatic payments will continue to apply until we receive your drop request. Refunds will not be given on late fees & tuition for late drop requests processed after the 15th.
Tuition is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. Discounts are NOT given for missed classes; however, a make up class may be taken in a comparable class by appointment only.
There is a $25.00 charge on returned checks. If more than two checks appear "returned" on your account during the same school year, only cash payments will be accepted on your remaining balances.
CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY
In the event of bad weather, sickness, or other emergency class cancellations, we will do our absolute best to hold an additional make-up class before our recital date. However, SBDC reserves the right to allow one cancellation PER CLASS in such an event without offering a refund of or credit for tuition fees paid or owed. Where multiple classes are cancelled and not rescheduled, a studio credit will be offered to be used towards future dance expenses.
Costumes will range around $75-$100 per class subject (i.e. Ballet/Tap is considered two class subjects). A costume deposit of $50 per class will be due before October 20th. The costume remainder will be due before November 20th. COSTUMES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE ONCE THE ORDER HAS BEEN PLACED. A 10% late fee will be added EACH MONTH on unpaid costume fees. Late costume orders may cost $10-$20 more per costume depending on the costume provider to cover the additional costume expense as well as additional shipping and handling for a late order. Dance tights and most accessories are included in the cost of your costume total. Tights will be ordered all at once to ensure uniform color and must be purchased through the dance studio. Students will be responsible for purchasing any additional shoes or basic accessories that may be required.
We will do our very best to ensure the proper fit of your costume. But please note, in the event that the student needs an exchange, alteration, or other modification to the original costume order, the fees and charges associated will be the responsibility of the customer, and will be charged to the student's account.
Costuming is typically sent home during the month of April. However, all tuition, fees, and charges for the entire year must be paid in full before costuming, tights, or other recital pieces may be taken home. This allows us to close out our books for the year and focus strictly on producing a great show in May.
RECITAL FEES/PROGRAM ADS
We do our very best to put on a high quality, professional show which includes extra costs for building recital scenery, special effects, lighting, props, and rentals of facilities, backdrops, etc. To cover these expenses, each student is encouraged to sell recital ads to be placed in the back of our program (a minimum of $90 per student, siblings may receive a $15 discount per ad) OR pay the equivalent recital fee (typically around $80). You may choose to pay for the ad yourself and place your own creation, or you could have our local businesses help cover your expenses through selling a sponsorship. Set-up fees will also apply to any ads created by SBDC. Prizes will be awarded to the top-selling students. All recital fees and/or ads must be turned in by Friday, March 2nd, 2019. LATE ADS WILL INCUR A $15 RUSH FEE ON EACH AD; EQUIVALENT RECITAL FEES WITH $15 LATE CHARGES WILL BE APPLIED TO THE STUDENT'S ACCOUNT AFTER THE DUE DATE.
Each student will receive 2 complimentary recital tickets for their ad sales or payment of equivalent recital fees. (Additional tickets will be available for purchase.) Ticket costs will range between $5-$10 each depending on projected recital expenses.
Please remember, whether your child is in class or not, her/his spot has been reserved; therefore, we will not allow discounts for missed classes. If your child does miss a class, they may take a "make-up" if class times allow in a similar class during a different time slot.
Students who miss 3 or more classes in a row without excused absence will forfeit their reserved place in class. No refunds, transfers, or credits will be allowed on any "unused" tuition payments. Class space is limited and those on waiting lists will be allowed the opportunity to take classes in the absent students' place. Students who have lost their enrollment may be placed on the waiting list for any future openings.
It is very important that students attend every class, but even more so during the last three months of classes - March, April, & May. During this critical time, if a student has missed a total of three or more classes, the teacher reserves the right to not allow that student to participate in the recital. In addition, no refunds will be given on costumes, recital fees, or any other lost recital expenses. Attendance is vital to a successful performance and those students who have committed their time each week will not be penalized by an absentee who has not been in class to learn his/her steps.
Students are required to follow the dress codes provided for their class. Students who consistently do not have the proper attire will be asked to leave the room - no refunds, or credits will be allowed for the missed class.