Registration: 2019-2020 a non-refundable fee of $40 per student / $65 per family is required yearly at time of registration and will be billed to the account provided upon registration.
Payment of Fees: Tuition must be paid monthly by automatic bank account debit or automatic credit card payment. Payments in full will receive a 5% tuition discount.
Payment by Automatic Bank Account Debit or Automatic Credit Card Charge:
Tuition will be automatically debited from your pre-authorized bank account or charged to your credit card on the 1st day of each month from September through May. The month of September is non-refundable. Only regular monthly fees may be paid by Automatic Bank Account Debit or Automatic Credit Card. Incidental fees such as merchandise or private lessons must be paid by cash, check or credit card.
*Note: Payments do not vary due to holidays or the number of weeks per month. GGDF guarantees 32 classes during the September through May dance year. Any additional classes are bonus and the customer is not charged for these. Tuition does not vary from month to month though some months have more or fewer classes than other months.
GGDF Closures: GGDF will be closed on the following dates:
September 2 - Labor Day,
November 25-29 - Thanksgiving,
December 20-January 7 - Christmas,
March 9-13 - Spring Break,
April 10-13 - Easter,
May 25 - Memorial Day.
Costume/Recital Fees: Costume & Recital fees for the year-end recital will be charged to your Automatic Bank Account Debit or Automatic Credit Card on December 1st. No costume fees will be refunded after this date even if a student withdraws from GGDF. Amounts for costume fees will be given out during the first week of November. Recital fees are $75/dancer and include a recital t-shirt.
Withdrawal and Refunds: There is a one-month minimum for all lessons. A one-month withdrawal notice is required to discontinue any class/classes within the first 7 days of the month. Withdrawal must be done in person and will not be accepted over the phone.
To withdraw from classes, a parent or adult student must:
1. Inform GGDF office staff in person, and
2. Complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by the GGDF office.
All automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month notice period. Gentri Gandy's Dance Factory reserves the right to terminate lessons to any students without notice. In such a case a refund for unused lessons will be given.
Extreme Weather or Unexpected Interruption of Classes: GGDF will follow CSISD school closings due to weather. If GGDF must cancel lessons due to extreme weather or events beyond our control such as power outages, the missed lessons will not be made up. No refunds for lessons missed due to these reasons will be given. A student may make up class by attending another class, but a make up is not required... No refunds for lessons missed due to these reasons will be given.
Substitutions: GGDF reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or otherwise unable to teach classes.
Dress Code: Required dancewear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes. Failure to wear required dancewear to class could result in students being asked to sit out the class. Repeated failure to wear required dancewear could result in termination of lessons. For safety reasons dancers are not permitted to wear jewelry. Long hair must be tied back.
Attendance/Lateness/Behavior: GGDF reserves the right to have students who come late to class, sit out the class. Repeated tardiness may result in termination of lessons. A minimum attendance level will be required. If a student misses more than 4 classes without written notices, GGDF reserves the right to terminate lessons. Students missing more than 4 classes after January will not be allowed to participate in the year-end dance recital or competitions. GGDF reserves the right to terminate lessons due to behavior issues.
Parent's Responsibility to be Aware of Dates and Events: It is the responsibility of the parent or adult student to be aware of all school activities, such as recitals, extra practices, due dates and dates GGDF is open or closed. GGDF will post all such notices on the GGDF website, Facebook page as well as the GGDF information board. It is the parent's responsibility to regularly check these sources or ask the GGDF staff to ensure they are informed. It is the responsibility of the parents or adult students to inform GGDF of any change of address, telephone number or email.
Care of Students: GGDF is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Students are not to be left at GGDF for excessive time before or after class.
Injuries: Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on school property resulting from normal dance activity or any other activity conducted by the students before, during or after class time.
Photo Release: GGDF is hereby granted permission to take photographs of the students to use in brochures, web sites, posters, advertisements and other promotional materials GGDF creates. Permission is also hereby granted for GGDF to copyright such photographs in its name.
As the legal parent or guardian, I release and hold harmless Gentri Gandy's Dance Factory, its owners and operators 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 Gentri Gandy's Dance Factory its owners and operators or in route to or from any of said premises.
As the legal parent or guardian, I release and hold harmless Gentri Gandy's Dance Factory, its owners and operators 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 Gentri Gandy's Dance Factory, its owners and operators or in route to or from any of said premises.