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I hereby acknowledge that I am the parent/guardian of the named student (minor), and that the said minor has my permission to attend classes at All-Star Dance Academy Inc. I understand and agree in giving my permission that All-Star Dance Academy Inc. owner and staff will not be held liable or responsible for property damage or personal injuries of any kind which may occur while on property, and I do hereby release and forever discharge All-Star Dance Academy Inc. of and from all damages, personal injuries, claims, damages, and/or suits. The above and foregoing release has been read and is understood by the undersigned.
I hereby acknowledge that I am the parent/guardian of the named student (minor), and I understand that tuition is due on or before the 25th of the prior month. If the tuition is late, a late fee of $20 will be added to the tuition amount. I also understand that I must give a 30 day written notice to cancel enrollment, and that tuition is due and will continue to be billed until a 30 day written notice is received.
Registration Fee: An annual non-refundable registration fee is due to complete enrollment. The fall/spring registration fee for is $45 for the first child and $20 for each additional child in the immediate family. The summer registration fee is $15 for each family (must be immediate family.) (Limit one code per family.)
Dance Season: Fall session will begin in August and end with the recital in June. Summer session will typically be 6 weeks (June-July.)
We follow most of Northwest ISD’s school closings for holidays. The studio will be closed for the following: Labor Day (you can makeup class if your class falls on this day), July 4th (you can make up class if your class falls on this day), Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, Spring break and Memorial Day (you can makeup class if your class falls on this day.) We do not close for staff development days.
Fall/Spring Tuition: Tuition is due on the 25th of the previous month. (September tuition will be due August 25th) All past due tuition will incur a $20 late fee. We accept checks or cash as payment at the front desk at the studio, and you can pay with credit/debit card online. All credit/debit card payments will incur a 3% processing fee. You can sign up for auto-pay online with your credit/debit card and we will waive the 3% processing fee. Auto-pay payments will be processed on the 25th of each month.
Tuition will only be prorated for the first month of registration, and May tuition will include prorate for June tuition. Tuition will not vary due to shorter/longer months in the calendar year.
Summer Tuition: Summer tuition must be paid in full at time of registration for the full 6 week session.
Returned Payments: A $35 NSF fee will be applied for all returned checks.
Drop Classes: We require a 30-day emailed notice to drop classes. Tuition will be charged based on the date of the emailed notice, not based on the date of the last class attended. If emailed notice is not given you will be financially responsible for the monthly tuition and any incurred fees.
Absences/Make-up Classes: Students that miss a class may take a make-up class within 30 days of the missed class. No refunds, credits or prorates will be given for missed classes.
If the studio cancels class due to inclement weather or any other situation, students may take a make-up class within 30 days of the missed class.
Studio Closings: In the event we have to cancel classes due to inclement weather we will notify you via the email address you have on file. We will also post updates on our studio Facebook/Instagram pages.
Student Drop off/Pick up: For safety reasons, you must park in a parking spot to walk your child into the studio and park in a parking spot to walk in to pick up your child. We ask that students wait in the lobby and not exit the building alone. Please do not park in the fire lanes, and do not enter/exit through the back doors. We ask that you arrive 5 minutes prior to class, dressed and ready for class. Students should not be dropped off more than 10 minutes prior to their class. All students must be picked up immediately after class, if you are going to be late please contact us to let us know. A $15 late pick up fee will be applied to your account for each occurrence if a student is repeatedly not picked up within 10 minutes of their class being dismissed. An email notification will be sent as a notice that fees will be applied in the future if this becomes an issue.
Communication: All announcements, performance information and billing information will be communicated via email. Make sure you have a valid email on file in the parent portal.
Account Balances/Fees: In order to participate in classes or performances all accounts must be paid with no past due balance. Account balances can be checked on the parent portal and statements will be emailed monthly. If more than 2 months of tuition is past due, you will be dropped from the class and your spot in the class will no longer be held until the balance is paid in full.
Recital/Performances: We will have a fall performance, Christmas performance, spring performance and end of year recital (in June). Studio t-shirts will be worn for the fall and Christmas performances (2-3 year old and 4-5 year old classes will wear a tutu that must be purchased from the studio for $25.) Costumes will be worn for the spring performance and recital. Specific dates and times will be announced as soon as they are finalized. Summer classes will not have a recital or performance.
Recital Fee: A non-refundable recital fee will be due March 1st. The fee is $75 for the each child, with a family max of $150. The recital fee is separate from your costume fees and goes towards paying for the costs of renting the facility, production/technician fees, lighting and any other costs incurred. The recital will be free for your guests to come watch the show!
Costume Fees: Payment in full for costumes is due on or before November 16th for non-competition students. Costume fees are as follows:
• 2-3 year old classes: 2 costumes – Ballet and Tap ($160)
• 4-5 year old classes: 3 costumes – Ballet, Tap and Jazz ($240)
• 1st grade and up classes: one costume per recital class- Ballet/Tap/Jazz/Hip Hop ($80 each)
Late orders for costumes can be made by February 1st with a $20 fee for rush orders. There is no guarantee late order costumes will arrive in time for picture day or the spring performance. The costume fee is non-refundable once it has been paid. Costumes will not be ordered if not paid in full by the 1st or 2nd order date.
Recital Opt-Out: Students that wish to opt-out of the recital or costumes must let the studio know in writing by November 16th. If you do not purchase costumes you will not be allowed to participate in the spring performance or end of year recital.
Class Cancellation: All Star Dance Academy reserves the right to change or cancel any offered classes due to lack of registration.
Dress Code: All students should wear appropriate form fitted dance attire. All hair should be secured and out of face.
All Classes except Ballet Technique:
• Leotard with optional tights or Dance shorts/pants with form fitted shirt
o 2-3 year old classes: pink ballet and black tap
o 4-5 year old classes: pink ballet, black tap and Bloch tan jazz
o 1st grade and up classes: pink ballet, black tap and Bloch tan jazz
o Hip hop – jazz or tennis shoes (specific shoes may be required for recital)
Ballet Technique: (Ballet attire required)
• Black Leotard
• Pink tights
• Ballet skirt (optional)
• Pink ballet shoes
Insurance: All Star Dance Academy does not carry medical insurance for its students. It is required that all dance students be covered by their own medical insurance policies, and if injury occurs, it is understood that All Star Dance Academy is not responsible for providing any type of reimbursement for any reason.
Liability: Our studio takes great care and consideration for each student’s safety. With dance however, like with any other form of physical activity, the risk of injury is always possible. By reviewing this document, the parent/legal guardian acknowledges this risk and does not hold All Star Dance Academy responsible for any injuries or occurrences. It is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian to discuss any medical/health issues or any past injuries with the instructor.
Photo Release: All Star Dance Academy is granted permission to take photographs or videos of their students to use in any forms of advertising (such as websites, posters, flyers, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
Conduct: We strive to keep a positive, safe, fun-filled, learning environment for our students and their families to enjoy. If we feel it is necessary, All Star Dance Academy may discontinue/cancel its services at any time to any individuals who do not follow this philosophy or who participate in behavior that is not in our best interest.
Safety and Other Studio Policies:
• Siblings and all children waiting inside the lobby must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
• Please keep studio rooms, halls, restrooms and lobby areas clean.
• Dance bags and other belongings must be stored out of the way and clear from traveling areas.
• Noise levels should be kept at a minimum to avoid distractions in the studio rooms.
• We do not allow running, horseplay or tumbling in the lobby or halls at any time.
• No one may go into a studio room without a staff member present.
• To avoid distraction, we ask that parents do not go inside the studio rooms or open the door at any time unless asked to by a staff member.
• We ask that parents encourage their little ones to use the restroom prior to their class starting.
• Staff members will assist students in changing their shoes for younger classes.
• Classes will start promptly on time.
• If you need to speak with an instructor please notify the front desk.
• Daily practice- remind your child to stretch and practice at home.
• No food or drinks with the exception of water bottles are allowed in the studio rooms.
• All Star Dance Academy reserves the right to ask anyone to leave All Star Dance Academy if they are not acting in the best interest of All Star Dance Academy.
By accepting this I acknowledge that I am the parent/legal guardian and have thoroughly read, understand and agree to the above policies and procedures.
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