You must be over 18 to register for an account. Please read the tuition agreement and liability disclosure in its entirety before registering for classes.
PLEASE READ THE FULL POLICIES, WAIVER, AND RELEASE IN ITS ENTIRETY. BY SUBMITTING YOUR REGISTRATION ONLINE, YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU READ AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:
Registration Fees apply for our regular dance season (September-May/June).
IMPORTANT: Registration fees are NOT charged for Summer, intensives, or master classes.
Our registration fee is per student and includes 2 tickets to our recital.
Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Fee – $55.00 (Ellicott City); $50.00 (La Plata)
Tuition is paid monthly or year-in-full. Please register directly with a B. Funk staff member if you wish to pay the year-in-full.
Discounts apply if registering for 3 or more classes per family.
Accepted forms of payment include cash, check, credit card, or ACH.
All credit card payments are subject to a 3.5% processing fee; payments made through ACH are subject to a 1.5% fee.
Payments by check and cash may be made at the studio to avoid fees.
Tuition must be paid on or before the first of the month. After the 7th of the month, a $15 late charge is assessed and students cannot attend class until fees are paid. We encourage everyone to enroll in the automatic payment plan to avoid unnecessary late fees. Tuition reminders are sent out once a month before the 7th. Statements are not emailed unless your account falls behind schedule.
Tuition is not refunded for absences, inclement weather closures, closures due to power outages, holiday breaks, rehearsals, and recital.
5 dancers must be enrolled in order to maintain a class. Refunds or account credit are issued for unused tuition if we cancel a class due to low enrollment.
REVIEW TUITION RATES FOR ELLICOTT CITY ON WWW.BFUNK.COM
REVIEW TUITION RATES FOR LA PLATA ON WWW.BFUNKSOUTH.COM:
Drop-In Rates are $25 per class unless otherwise stated. Drop-ins for recreational classes are not available after November 1.
Family Rates: Siblings enrolled in the September-May/June dance season receive an hourly discount when enrolled in 3 or more classes. See the tuition rates on your location's website for details.
All Summer sessions must be paid in full at time of registration. Family rates do not apply for our Summer sessions. Tuition is non-refundable. Typically, make-up classes are not held for summer classes.
Company intensives and hip hop intensives are held each year and announced through social media, in the studio, and by email. Tuition varies and is non-refundable.
RETURNED CHECK CHARGES:
A $35 fee is added to accounts for each returned check. We reserve the right to require all future payments be made by cash, credit card, or money order after 1 returned check. If payment is not received within 10 days, your dancer is removed from class until full payment is made.
All classes (except breakdancing and gymnastics) require a costume for recital. Prices vary based on the costume chosen. Dancers are measured in class in late October/early November. Costume fees are due, in full, by November 15, before a costume order may be placed. Costume fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Costumes are non-returnable. Costumes typically are received in late Winter and dancers try on in class with teachers and staff. Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring costumes fit their dancer and have 15 days to notify us if there is an issue. If a replacement or exchange is required after 15 days, a $35 processing fee is charged. Alterations are the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
Studio announcements are emailed to the parent or guardian’s email on file and sometimes are sent by text. It is imperative that all families have a current email and mobile phone number on file to receive these emails/texts. Please note that our texting system is one-way only; if you text a response, we will not receive. Please send us an email for responses to system texts received. If you wish to contact an instructor, please email us. Please do not discuss matters with teachers between or during class time as this delays the start of the next class.
Private lessons are requested by emailing us. Scheduling is arranged between you and the teacher based on availability. Rates typically are $65 for 1 hour, $55 for 45 minutes, and $45 for 30 minutes. Instructors are independent contractors and may charge more for their private lessons. If a private lesson is canceled less than 1 hour before the scheduled start time or the dancer is a ‘no show’, the full rate is charged. Exception: Inclement weather, power outages, or illness.
Class withdrawal requests must be submitted by email or in person by November 1. Unused tuition is not refunded unless tuition was paid in full for the dance season at the time of registration. In this instance, any partial unused monthly tuition is not refunded. Costume fees are non-refundable. Verbal requests to withdraw are not permitted. IMPORTANT: Requests to withdraw after November 1 are permitted, however, parents/guardians are responsible for tuition for the remainder of the dance year!
We follow the Howard County Public School system (for Ellicott City) and Charles County Public School system (for La Plata) for most inclement weather closures and holiday breaks. We post our closures on our website calendar and our Facebook page. We also update our voice message. We notify families by email and/or text. When classes are canceled due to circumstances beyond the dance studio’s or a teacher’s control (inclement weather, etc.), make-up classes are not held, and tuition is not reimbursed.
DROP OFF/PICK UP:
Dancers may be dropped off at the studio 15 minutes ahead of class and must be picked up no later than 10 minutes following class. It is your responsibility to ensure your dancer is picked-up at the studio door or lobby area after class by an adult.
Our annual recital normally occurs in late to mid June. Dress rehearsals are scheduled 2 to 3 weeks prior to the recital date and are mandatory if your dancer is participating in the recital. Details are communicated by email and through our recital website: www.bfunkrecital.com and www.bfunksouthrecital.com.
Dancers are required to bring a water bottle or bottled water. Food may be consumed in the kitchen ONLY (for Ellicott City). Please do not bring nuts! Eating is NOT permitted in the dancer lounge areas.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
1. Dancers are expected to arrive on time, be dressed appropriately for class, and to fully participate in class.
2. Dancers and family members must treat everyone with respect.
3. Dancers are not permitted to take or use cell phones in class.
4. No food, drinks (other than water) or gum are allowed in the studios or dressing rooms.
5. Dancers are not permitted to enter a studio unless a teacher or staff member is present.
6. Dancers and families must be respectful of classes in session and wait quietly for classes to begin.
7. We DO NOT tolerate bullying, mistreating, or disrespecting of others. Dancers will be removed from class when this behavior occurs.
8. Parents are expected to treat dancers, staff, and instructors with respect.
It is understood that when dancers enroll/register for class that they and their parents/guardians agree to comply with our code of conduct and waive and release B. Funk Dance Company, its staff, and independent contractors from any and all liability for any injuries or illnesses incurred while engaged in travel to or from and while at B. Funk Dance Company. Furthermore, it is understood that B. Funk Dance Company uses video monitoring for security, and we reserve the right to use photography and video for promotional purposes, advertising, or any other reasonable purpose. B. Funk Dance Company is not responsible for any personal belongings left in the studio. All lost and found items are donated to charities.
We do not share customer contact information with third parties.
Privacy, Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
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We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us, and to make announcements about studio business. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.
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