Studio Policies

Placement and Evaluation

All new students enrolling in classes at The Dance Factory must attend a placement class to evaluate each child’s technique level and provide an accurate level placement. There is no fee for the placement class. Level assignment will be discussed and explained to the parent and student at the end of the class.

For the Youth Dance Program, students are assessed for appropriate class assignment. Children are placed in class according to their age for the Young Dancer’s Program.

Dress Code

Dress codes are not to diminish one's individuality but to allow the teacher to clearly see the body for alignment and corrections. At TDF we encourage color in the room but at the same time do not tolerate the wearing of street clothing and physical education attire such as baggy shorts, bulky sweatshirts or oversized tees.

As a general rule students should not wear jewelry to class. It could fly off or injure someone especially if we are working on movement phrases that require partnering. Small stud earrings are acceptable.

Be neat and be clean! All hair should be kept off the face and neck. Hair that moves is a distraction. Ponytails and long braids are hazardous; they might smack someone or even yourself. Respecting others means wearing clean clothing and attending to your personal hygiene. Air out your shoes between classes and most certainly shower or bathe on a regular basis and wear antiperspirant or deodorant. Avoid strong perfumes and body splashes, as other dancers might have an allergic or asthmatic reaction to your scent.

Fees

Intellidance® and Creative Dance Program fees are due at the time of registration. No spaces will be held for any student not paid in full. Monthly fees for students enrolled in Foundations and Youth Dance Programs are due at the first class each month. A 10% Military Family Discount is available for all military families with a valid Military ID. This discount is valid on tuition only.

Costume Fees will be assessed in October and all costumes must be paid in full by December 15th. No refunds will be offered for any student who leaves the program prior to the June performance.

Tuitions for all classes are based on the set number of classes per year. By registering your child for the program you are agreeing to payment of tuition for the entire length of the session, whether six weeks or the entire year. Students who leave the program early will be responsible for any incurred charges or unpaid payments to date. A monthly payment plan is available for all Foundations and Youth Dance Programs. Please refer to your child's recommended level class brochure for the annual fee.

If a child is taking a leave of absence due to illness or injury, a doctor’s note will be required for the child’s records and faculty will evaluate tuition; any charges or unpaid payments must be paid in full.

Monthly tuition is never pro-rated but is determined from an average of all classes from September through June. Fees and/or tuition are NOT refunded. Tuition will be auto drafted on the first of each month using the card provided at registration. Should parents wish to use another method for payment, they are welcome to do so but payment must be made before the 10th (no exceptions). Failure to make payment by the 10th or to update credit cards will result in a $15 late fee. A $25 fee is assessed for any and all returned checks.

Make-Up Classes

Inclement Weather may cause the cancellation of classes periodically. TDF will post studio closings on our Facebook page and place a message on the studio answering machine. We will make every effort to create make-up classes for time out due to inclement weather or to suggest an appropriate program for the students to attend.