Registration for our 2017-2018 (September-May) Season begins MAY 8th. Returning students have priority through May 20th. New students are encouraged to register before May 21ST, but will not be confirmed before that date. Registration for September – May classes ends November 1, 2017 for 3rd grade and up and December 1, 2017 for all other classes.
SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY fees & Policies for Classes :
1. Registration fee: $35 per family, non-refundable. Returning students receive priority until May 21st. New students are encouraged to register before May 21st, but will not be confirmed before that date.
2. Student accounts with any outstanding balance must be paid in full before registration can be processed. Failure to do so will result in delaying the processing of your registration.
3. Tuition (below): Please choose one category: monthly, tri-annually, or annually. Payments are due on the 1st of the month and are late after the 10th. First tuition payment is due by August 1. Tri-annual payments are for three months each, due Aug. 1, Nov. 1, and Feb. 1. Monthly payments are the prorated amount of the annual total, equally distributed over nine calendar months of classes, August through April. Tri-annual and annual payment plans give you a 5% discount.
4. Payments: payments received will be applied to the oldest fees and costs outstanding. When paying by check, please include the name of the student(s) in the memo to assure accurate posting. Mail or bring your payments to The Dance Foundation.
5. Late Fee: on the 11th of each month a late fee of $10 will be assessed to all outstanding accounts.
6. The Dance Foundation has the discretion to cancel a class and accommodate students in other classes to the best of The Dance Foundation’s ability. Students who cannot be enrolled in an alternate class and choose to withdraw their registration before participation will have any prepaid fees refunded.
7. Past due accounts: Students who carry a past due account balance for two or more months are not permitted to return to class until their account is current. Students with any unpaid performance fees, tuition or other fees cannot participate in The Dance Foundation productions, including the spring performance. The responsible party (as indicated by their signature on the registration form) is liable for any and all fees and costs associated with collecting any past due balance including attorney fees and court costs.
8. Tuition is not prorated for missed classes. Makeup classes are not offered or permitted.
9. If the status of your enrollment changes (i.e. moving, dropping, etc.), it is your responsibility to notify The Dance Foundation office ASAP to tell us of the change. Without timely notification, tuition accrues and billing continues.
10. Performance fees cover costumes and production costs. Dancers and Actors get to keep their costumes. If the responsible party chooses not to have his or her child participate in the spring performances, the responsible party must notify the The Dance Foundation office by November 1, 2017. Otherwise, a costume will be ordered, and you will be obligated for at least 50% of the performance fee.
11. The Dance Foundation expects each student to have the ability to participate within an age-appropriate group setting. We reserve the right to ask a student to leave class if he/she is disruptive or cannot participate in an acceptable manner.
12. Student class placement is at the discretion of The Dance Foundation program staff. Program staff will also review class placement and revise accordingly as the year progresses.
13. The Dance Foundation strives to include students of all abilities in our studio classes, but may not have the necessary staff or resources for each circumstance. The Dance Foundation reserves the right to dis-enroll a student if appropriate staffing and support are not possible for the student needing additional assistance in that class setting. Accommodations will be explored with program staff on a student-by-student basis. If a child has any challenges which may be of concern, parents are encouraged to share information about their child with program staff when enrolling for class.
Student privacy is highly valued at The Dance Foundation. We do not share, trade or sell student information.
Notice of nondiscriminatory policy: The Dance Foundation admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin or any other status protected by federal, state or local law to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin or any other status protected by federal, state or local law in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs and other school-administered programs.
Comments and Concerns:
Feedback is welcome and valued. Please share your comments, compliments or concerns with the person closest to the program or issue in question. Click here for contact information. This staff member should be best able to address your needs. If you feel that person is not the most appropriate contact or has not addressed your concern, please contact the Artistic Director or the Executive Director. Not sure who to contact? Call us at 205.870.0073 and we will direct you to the appropriate staff member.
SUMMER (June and July) Policies
• All registrations are processed according to the date received.
• Registration cannot be confirmed unless a registration form is completed, signed and submitted with the total tuition of weekly classes or 50% of the camp fee. Failure to do so will result in delayed processing of your registration. Should your plans change, 50% of the tuition is refundable prior to the first class upon notification of the TDF office. No refunds or credits will be provided after that date.
• All weekly classes must have a minimum of 6 students registered to run. TDF will notify you if a class or camp will not run due to low enrollment and will suggest another class or provide a refund.
• Payments received will be applied to the oldest fees and costs outstanding; new classes may not be registered for until previous account balances are paid in full.
• Past due accounts: The responsible party (signer on the registration form) is liable for any and all fees and costs associated with collecting any past due balances, including attorney fees and court costs.
• Change of enrollment: if the status of your enrollment changes (i.e. moving, dropping, etc.), it is your responsibility to contact the TDF office to tell us of the change.
• Notice of nondiscriminatory policy as to students: The Dance Foundation admits program participants, volunteers, and staff of any race, color, national or ethnic origin or any other status protected by federal, state or local law to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to program participants, volunteers and staff. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin or any other status protected by federal, state or local law in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance programs and other agency-administered programs.
• TDF expects each participant to have the ability to learn well within an age and developmentally appropriate group setting. TDF reserves the right to ask a participating child to leave class or camp if he/she is disruptive or cannot participate in an acceptable manner.
• TDF respects the privacy of our students and does not share student information without consent.
• Financial assistance is available. Please ask for an application.