To create a Parent Portal account with GDA, the user must be the dancer's parent or guardian.
Please read GDA's Waiver Form Below:
-I have read and agree to abide by Generations Dance Academy LLC policies regarding tuition, late fees, costumes, attendance, dance attire and the Safer Studio Policy.
-I understand that Generations Dance Academy reserves the right to refuse instruction to anyone not abiding by GDA Policies.
-I understand that Generations Dance Academy reserves the right to cancel or combine classes if enrollment falls below 6 students per class.
-I understand that Generations Dance Academy is not responsible for lost items, stolen items, or unclaimed merchandise.
-I understand that participation in a dance program involves risk and possible injury. I understand that Generations Dance Academy and its staff will not be held responsible for injuries sustained in class, while performing or traveling to and from its facilities.
-I authorize Generations Dance Academy to secure any emergency medical treatment my child might need. I agree to contact GDA with any medical concerns that its staff should be made aware.
-I allow Generations Dance Academy to use my child's name or photographic likeness in all forms, and media for advertising, trade or any other lawful purpose.
-By checking "I Agree" below, I understand that I am providing an electronic signature.
Tuition & Registrations Fees & Payments
Tuition rates are for the full season (Sept.-May, including studio holidays), NOT by the number of classes in a month. A full dance season includes a minimum of 28 to 32 lessons. *Tuition fees are paid monthly by Autopay or Annually (which offers a 5% discount). A Membership Fee of $35 per dance family, and an initial Tuition payment is due at registration to guarantee class placement.
*Payment options: Monthly Automatic Payment by credit/debit card or checking account withdrawal is the preferred method.
PLEASE NOTE: A 3.5% fee applies to credit/debit card payments to cover the fees charged by those companies. All online payments incur a 3.5% fee for credit/debit and only a 1% fee for bank account withdrawals.
All automatic monthly payments will be debited from your bank account or charged to your credit/debit card on the 1st day of each month (October- May). Auto payments from checking will incur a 1% fee.
Within a family is $42 and then - Class #'s 2 through 4 are $30 (approx. 30% off) per class per month, and classes #5 and up are $26 (approx. 40% off) per class per month per student. Serious dancers are encouraged to enroll as Dedicated Dancers. Benefits include taking additional Graded Level & Specialty Classes for free.
NSF & Late Payments
-NSF on electronic checks, auto-debit, or declined credit cards will incur a $25 ‘charge back’ fee.
-GDA will charge a $10 late fee if tuition payment is not received within 10 days from due date.
-If tuition payment is two months past due, the student will not be allowed to participate in class until all tuition and late charges are paid up-to-date.
Withdrawal from Classes
There is a two-month minimum for all lessons. One-month notice from the first of the month is required to discontinue any payments. To withdraw a parent must: 1) inform the instructor and 2) complete and sign a withdrawal form. All automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month notice period.
Rescheduling, Substitution, Cancellation
GDA reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher. GDA also reserves the right to reschedule, combine or cancel classes if they fall below 6 students.
-No refunds on class tuition or credits on missed lessons.
-No refunds on Membership fee.
-No refunds on Recital Costume Packages, additional costumes, tights or shoes.
-A tuition refund will be issued for a class that is canceled due to lack of enrollment and/or for lessons that are canceled without being rescheduled or providing a substitute (excluding holidays).
-Changing class selections is allowed within one week after registration if there is room available.
-Class transfers are allowed up to and no later than one month from the first class if there is room available.
-No transfers after recital costumes have been ordered.
Regular attendance is vital to student progress and group choreography. Please make every effort to attend each class. If a student misses more than two of the final eight classes before recital, they may be dismissed from participating in the recital routine at the discretion of the teacher.
Attire, Shoes, Hair
Attire: Leotards or Biketards with tights, dance shorts or leggings. No shirts, tank tops, bra tops or anything revealing the midriff area is allowed. Tights or leggings are required in all classes. If wearing dance shorts or a biketard, tights are required to be worn underneath. For students in AcroDance, no shirts, skirts or tutus are allowed. If students do not have the appropriate attire, they will be asked to change. If students do not have the appropriate attire to change into, they will be asked to sit out of class.
Shoes: All students must have the appropriate shoe required for each class. All students must have the exact color, style and brand of shoe required by GDA by the time Spring Recital photos are taken.
Hair: All hair should be pulled back into a ponytail or bun. The general rule of thumb is if any hair can reach the students eyes, it should be secured back away from their face.
Lost & Found
A lost and found box is located in the waiting room under the lockers. Please check the lost and found regularly as all lost and found items are donated throughout the year.
At GDA we go to great lengths to keep you informed and up to date.. Check the Parent Portal bulletin board for notes, scheduled events and ‘Shared Files’. We also use Facebook, email, and text reminders. Also please check the lobby bulletin boards.
Inclement Weather Policy
If the New Lisbon School District cancels school or dismisses students early because of weather conditions, GDA will also be closed. Listen to local radio for school cancellations/early dismissals, check our Facebook Page and watch for text alerts. Canceled classes due to inclement weather will be made up or held in an online format.
Recital Costume Payment
Recital Costume Packages including any additional costumes must be PAID IN FULL BY NOVEMBER 19TH, 2020 which is the week before Thanksgiving Break. Payments can be made through your GDA Parent Portal by credit/debit card, or by Echeck. Payments can also be made in-studio by cash or check using the secure Payment Drop Box located in the waiting room lockers.
-A $20 convenience fee & shipping charge will be added to every Recital Costume Package and additional costumes paid after November 19th. GDA can't guarantee that costumes ordered after Thanksgiving Break will be delivered before picture day or the recital.
Each Spring, we end our season with a fully-staged, professional Recital Performance in May or June. We encourage but do not require participation.
-Spring Recital and mandatory rehearsal dates/times will be tentatively published in February.
Tickets will be available for purchase through an online service. Ticket prices will range from $10 - $12.
GDA Syllabus, Curriculum & Choreography
-It is unlawful to use GDA syllabus, curriculum and choreography for purposes unrelated to GDA without written permission.
-Verbal permission is required from GDA instructors to record classes. -Verbal permission is required from GDA instructors to share recorded classes to any social media.
GDA Safer Studio Policy
GDA safer studio guidelines include: wellness checks for staff; frequent hand hygiene of staff & students; enhanced cleaning procedures; minimizing mixing and mingling; and curricular adjustments.
GDA asks parents/guardians to not send their children to class if they have a fever, respiratory symptoms and stomach issues or other ailments.
All studio classes are backed-up on an online learning platform and will be available for viewing for up to 2 weeks. In the event a class is unable to be held at the Academy, classes will convert to an online learning platform until in-studio classes can resume.
GDA reserves the right to change and update Studio Policy at any time.
Signing this policy page informs us that you have read, understand and agree to abide by these policies.
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