VAN METRE SCHOOL OF DANCE
POLICIES, ENROLLMENT AND CALENDAR YEAR INFORMATION 2020-2021
ENROLLMENT: Enrollment is understood to be for the entire school year, August 10, 2020-May 22, 2021.
CALENDAR 2020-2021: The scheduled closings for 2020-2021 include: Labor Day- September 7; Fall Break- October 3-10; Thanksgiving- November 25-29; Winter Break- December 19 - January 3; Spring Break- March 13-20. Recital will be May 22, 2021. Classes are held on school-in-service days and holidays not listed here. We follow Maryville City Schools for inclement weather closings. Those days are made up with scheduled makeup classes.
RULES: Students must abide by the studio rules. Failure to do so may result in dismissal for cause. (Studio rules at end of document).
TUITION: Tuition is due the first day of each month and must be kept current. By signing this agreement, the undersigned agrees to be personally responsible for all tuition payments required by this agreement. ( Tuition information below).
CLASSES: If a class does not meet minimum number of students for enrollment, this agreement is considered null and void. Classes are nontransferable and may be taken only by named students enrolled in the class.
MISSED CLASSES: No refunds will be made for missed classes. The school will make every effort to allow the student to make up missed classes but cannot guarantee this privilege. Missed classes may only be made up by actively enrolled students within the terms of this agreement and only in cases of illness, family emergency or prior approval. Classes missed due to illness of the teacher, inclement weather conditions, or unforeseen emergencies will be made up on a scheduled date announced by the instructor. Classes missed due to student's other activities OR family vacations will not be eligible for a make-up class.
PHOTOGRAPHY/MARKETING: Van Metre School of Dance and The Appalachian Ballet Company shall have the right to use the name, photograph, videotape or other likeness of the student and to exhibit the same through any medium whatsoever during the term of the agreement or at any time in the future for advertising, promotional, or commercial purposes. All such reproductions shall be the exclusive property of Van Metre School of Dance and The Appalachian Ballet Company.
LIABILITY: As additional consideration for the student's instruction, the undersigned hereby releases Van Metre School of Dance and The Appalachian Ballet Company from liability for any injuries to the person or property of the student or any family member or guest which may occur while participating in the activities of the school and/or The Appalachian Ballet Company. The undersigned agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Van Metre School of Dance and/or The Appalachian Ballet Company in the event any claims are asserted against the Van Metre School of Dance and/or The Appalachian Ballet Company arising from the student's participation in the activities of the school and/or The Appalachian Ballet Company.
COMMUNICATION: Van Metre School of Dance and the Appalachian Ballet Company may send you information about upcoming events via the email address you provided on the registration form. This is Van Metre's main form of communication with parents and students. There is an opt out option for the Appalachian Ballet Company updates that may be sent to you.
TUITION AND FEES
REGISTRATION: Early registration fee for currently enrolled students is $30.00. After May 10th, 2020, the registration fee for current students is $40.00. For new students, the registration fee is $40.00.
These nonrefundable fees are due with this completed registration form and enrollment agreement when registering for classes for the 2020-2021 school year. Your credit card or bank account (Choose in your portal) will be charged the registration fee at the time of enrollment.
PAYMENTS: Tuition will be charged to your account on the first day of the month with the exception of August, which will be charged on August 10th (first day of classes). If you would like to pay cash or by check in person at the studio, you may still do so but it MUST be received FIVE days prior to the first of the month. Otherwise, your credit card or bank account will be charged.
DELINQUENT PAYMENTS: Tuition is considered delinquent if tuition fees are not paid by the 15th of each month, after which a $15.00 late fee is added to amount due, and at the discretion of Van Metre School of Dance (hereinafter "the school"), a student may not be allowed to continue attending classes until delinquent tuition fees and late fees are paid in full. There will be a $30 fee for all returned checks.
Tuition paid to the school is nonrefundable. Tuition credits will be considered only in cases of prolonged absence due to serious injury or illness substantiated by medical documents. No refunds will be given for withdrawal from classes.
WITHDRAWAL: To withdraw from classes a written notice must be received by the school before the first day of the month of withdrawal. If written notice is not received, responsible party is obligated to pay monthly tuition.
MONTHLY TUITION FEES:
One class per week $60 per month
Two classes a week $85 per month
Three classes a week $120 per month
Four classes a week $150 per month
Five classes a week $180 per month
Six classes a week $210 per month
Seven classes a week $240 per month
Eight classes a week $270 per month
RECITAL COSTUMES: A nonrefundable costume deposit for each enrolled discipline is required for recital.
Costume deposit due on October 1, 2020 $45.00 per costume.
Costume balance due on January 1, 2021 $45.00 per costume.
RECITAL TICKETS: Tickets will be available for purchase in early spring at the Clayton Center for the Arts.
SUMMER CAMP FEES 2020:
Space is limited. Register early.
Fairytale Camp, June 15-19th from 9:00-noon. Tuition is $185.00 with a $100.00 nonrefundable deposit due at time of registration.
Intermediate Camp June 15-19th from 1:00 to 5:00. Tuition is $225.00 with a $125.00 nonrefundable deposit due at time of registration.
Junior Camp July 13-17 from 3:30 to 5:30. Tuition is $125.00 with a $75.00 nonrefundable deposit due at time of registration.
Summer Intensive Camp July 13-24th from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Tuition is $425.00 with a $225.00 nonrefundable deposit due at time of registration.
The remaining balance for camps can be paid at any time by logging in to your portal. Otherwise, your account will be charged the remaining balance on the first day of camp.
Summer Camp enrollees do not pay an additional registration fee or any costume fees. Those fees apply to those registering for the 2020-2021 school year.