Policies & Procedures

Jun 22, 2024 05:15 AM

Payments must be made by the 1st of each month.
Any payments made after the 10th of the month are considered late. Payments for September tuition must be paid by September 24th. 
Any payments made after the 10th will be subject to a $5 late fee. 
If your student is 2 or more months behind on tuition, they will be dismissed from their class until the late tuition is paid in full. 
Absolutely no refunds or deductions will be given for missed classes. 
There is a $50 fee for ALL returned checks. 
Please make checks payable to UPDS or Unlimited Possibilities Dance Studio. 
Payments must be turned into our lobby. You can also pay online through your parent portal. 
All checks must have the dancers name and class time written in the memo line or it may be subject to a late fee. 

Costumes Fees:

Costume fees are due by October 1st. 
All costume fees are $60 for each class. 
Absolutely no refunds for the costume. If your dancer drops out of class, the payment is non-refundable. 
All costumes will be sized an inch larger than their actual measurements to account for student growth throughout the year.
Any alterations that need to be made are the parent's responsibility. 
If you think your dancer's costume is too small, please contact the instructor.
The studio owner will make the final decision, as to whether it's too small. Remember: most dance costumes are very tight. There is a difference between too small and not being used to wearing something too tight. 
All tuition accounts must be up to date to receive a costume. If tuition is not up to date, the student will not receive their costume and they may not be able to perform in the recital. 
Costume fees that are not in by October 1st, your dancer's costume will not be ordered.
Costumes fees paid after the 1st will have a late fee of $15 to cover express shipping and handling 
If you don't pay the costume fee on time. there is no guarantee that the costume will be here in time for the recital. 
If you join halfway through the year, we cannot guarantee that your dancer will receive a costume for the Spring Production. 
Tights & Tan jazz/ballet shoes are required. Tights will be provided with your costume, but shoes are to be bought at your own expense.
Hip Hop groups will need black tennis shoes of any kind for the recital. 

We work to keep you informed through emails, notes, and the UPDS app.
It is your responsibility to keep up to date by reading your emails, checking your dancer's bag weekly for notes, and downloading our UPDS app.
We will be sending monthly newsletters to your email as well; carefully read through these newsletters every month for essential information.
If you need to talk personally to an instructor or studio owner about payments, costumes, class times, pictures, or attendance, please call the studio and schedule an appointment.
Any disputes, questions, concerns, or frustrations must be handled in a professional and courteous manner, either before or after class; not while students are in the studio or we reserve the right to dismiss the student for the classroom. We are more than happy to discuss any questions or concerns that you might have in the proper setting. 

Holiday Schedule and Snow Days:
The studio closes for various holidays. Monthly tuition will remain the same regardless of when the holidays fall during the week. 
When the public schools are closed for major holidays or snow days, the class for that night will be canceled. 
Please check our app. and monthly newsletters for information regarding canceled classes. 
If there are more than 2 snow days throughout the year falling on the same day of the week, we will schedule a makeup class. 
We will inform students and dancers by posting it on our app. facebook page, and by email. 
Make sure you allow push notifications with the app. 

Drop-off and pick up 
Students should arrive NO MORE than 5 minutes prior to the start of class. Instructors have many duties to tend to before a class or maybe teaching another class; therefore they will not be responsible for any child who is dropped off more than 5 minutes before class.