Studio Policies

SHINING STARZ DANCE STRICTLY ENFORCES ALL STUDIO POLICIES

*****Please read and understand all studio policies prior to registering.******


Attendance -
Students should attend their regularly scheduled classes and arrive on time.  Tardiness is not accepted as it is very disruptive to the class and does not allow the student to properly warm up.  If a class is missed due to illness or injury, please check with your teacher to schedule a possible make-up.  No more than three (3) make-up classes will be permitted.  Make-ups are not allowed between the months of February - April.  There are no credits or  refunds for missed classes for any reason.  Students with excessive absences or tardiness may be asked to withdraw from class and/or may not be permitted to perform in recital.  


Tuition -
Annual tuition may be paid in monthly installments by credit card or in full by check only.  Registration fee is paid at registration, and September and June's tuition must be paid on September 1st.  Late payments are subject to a $10 late fee.  Tuition and all other fees are non-refundable.  Tuition is based on an annual fee for the season, not by classes in a month.  All holidays and vacation have been taken into consideration. Please review the tuition page for more information regarding tuition, such as early payment and sibling discounts.


Attire & Shoes-
Attire and shoe colors and styles vary by class.  Please label all shoes and belongings and bring to class in a dance bag.  DO NOT wear your dance shoes outside.  We are not responsible for unlabeled shoes or belongings.  Students not properly dressed for class, without tied back hair, or found coming in from outside wearing their dance shoes, may be asked to sit out.  NO STREET CLOTHES  OR SHOES PERMITTED.  Shoes and tights are available for sale at our studio.


Class Conduct -
We believe that each student has the right to a positive and enjoyable dance experience.  Dance is a form of education designed to encourage learning and self-expression in a fun environment.  Children should listen to the teacher and be respectful of their fellow dancers and families. Children continuously disrupting class will be asked to sit out.  Several occurrences of disruption or disrespect may lead to dismissal from class.


Parent Observation -
A waiting area with an observation window is designed for family and friends to view a child's progress at any time.  Please be considerate of others in waiting area and in dance studio.  We ask that noise be kept to a minimum and trash be removed from area before you leave.  No gum allowed in studio at any time.


Class Arrival and Dismissal -
All students must leave the studio accompanied by a parent or responsible party as reported to the teacher.  PLEASE ARRIVE ONLY 5 MINUTES BEFORE START OF CLASS AND PARENTS ARRIVE 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO END OF CLASS.  We are not responsible for unattended children before and after their class time.  Please call if you are going to be late to pick up your child.  Excessive weekly tardiness at pick-up will not be tolerated.  


Lost and Found -
It is not the responsibility of the instructor or studio for loss of materials or items left in the studio, waiting room or other areas of the building.  We will do our best to keep a lost and found for articles we find left in the studio at end of day.


Class Withdrawal -
We understand issues arise that may require a student to withdraw from class. If you wish to end your enrollment in a class, you must contact us in writing by the 15th of the month prior to your withdrawal. Fees will continue to be charged if you do not contact us as stated above.  Please be aware that tuition and fees are non-refundable for any reason.     


Communication during the year -
An e-mail address should be provided at registration.  All pertinent information during the year is primarily sent via e-mail. It is your responsibility to frequently check e-mail.  Please make sure we are not labeled as Spam/Junk.  Informational notices may also be sent home during the school year.  Please also check your child's dance bag after each class.  


Class Cancellations -
Classes may be cancelled due to weather, however they do not always coincide with school closings.  An email will be sent for inclement weather closing.  Please contact the studio for information regarding an inclement closing if you are unsure or have not received an email.  Should the studio have to close for a personal emergency, you will be notified via e-mail. All closings will also be posted on Facebook.    


Photo Release/Participation Waiver-  
By registering your child for participation in any and all Shining Starz Dance Academy programs and activities, you agree to waive, release, absolve, indemnify and agree to hold harmless the organizers, sponsors, supervisors, participants and persons involved in the operation of Shining Starz Dance Academy programs for any claims arising out of injury or other loss to named applicant or any member of his/her family whether as a participant in the activities or as a spectator.  In addition, you assume full responsibility for any and all medical expenses that may incur as a result of an injury sustained.  You also grant permission to Shining Starz Dance to take photos or video of my child to use for the website or advertisements and for purposes of promoting the school, and waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto.  


SHINING STARZ DANCE ACADEMY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO ANY OF THE STUDIO POLICIES AT ANY TIME.   THEY ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISMISS A STUDENT OR FAMILY, OR REFUSE REGISTRATION, FOR ANY REASON.


PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE STUDIO IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!