2022-2023 Policy Form

Sep 25, 2023 05:23 AM

PDC Payment and Fee Policies:
Financial Enrollment/Registration Fee: An annual non-refundable registration fee for new families; $40.00 is charged for the first student and $15 for each additional student in the same family. Returning families: $35.00 is charged for the first student and $15 for each additional student in the same family.

Tuition: Tuition is due by the 5th of each month. Tuition rate is not prorated for holidays or missed classes. There will be no credits, refunds or transfers for missed lessons. (See “Attendance” below for class make-up information.).
We WILL invoice ALL New/Currently enrolled Students.
2 Tuition Rate Options:
• Autopay Discount (Given when credit card information is held on file) - 4%
• Full tuition price
Delinquent Accounts: A late fee charge of $30.00 will be added for all tuition paid after 30 days from due date.
Collections: All account balances unpaid for a period of 90 days/three months will be sent to collections.

Add Policy: If a student adds a class during a 4-week session, tuition will be charged at a standard hourly rate.
Drop Policy: Once a student is enrolled, we continue to hold a place for your child in the class until an email from parent has been received with the specific date dropping listed. Front Desk must be notified by the 15th of the month as you will be responsible for payment for the next 4-week session tuition until formal notification is given.

A $25 re-registration fee will be charged for students who drop a class without 2-week notification prior to next billing cycle and then choose to re-enroll in the same class within the 2022-2023 school year.
Students who participate in 1 or more hours per week of classes, and drop class during a session will not receive a credit for that dropped class & will have their hourly rate adjusted in the next billing cycle.
Class Transfer Policy: All transfers of classes can only be approved by the teacher of the class. Returned Checks/Declined Auto pay Credit Card: If your check is returned from your bank for any reason or your auto pay credit card is declined, you will be charged a $35 processing fee.

Refunds: NO REFUNDS. Tuition is non-transferable and non-refundable.

Private Lessons: Private lessons are to be paid in full at time of private. If you schedule a private lesson and fail to attend, are late or fail to notify the instructor at least three hours prior to your scheduled time, you will be charged the hourly rate with no exception.

PDC Classroom and Attendance Policies:
Class Placement: Placement is determined by the instructors and is based on ability and certain age restrictions. Because of recital requirements, all class placements must be finalized by March 1st.
Arrival Times: Dancers should arrive in full dance attire 10 minutes prior to their scheduled class time. Missing “warm-ups” due to tardiness may cause injury and is disruptive to the class.
Attendance & Make-up Classes: Attending class on a regular basis ensures progress for all students. We would appreciate a telephone call if you or your children are unable to attend class. Students can make-up classes within the session of the missed class. Missed classes must be made up by the student that misses the class and cannot be used by friends, family, etc. Makeup class should be the same type and the same level of class that is missed, (unless the class is not offered at another time). For instance, if a ballet class is missed, students must make-up in a ballet class. If class is not made-up within the session, the make-up class opportunity does not roll over into the next week unless the missed class falls within the last week of the session and there is no available class to make up within that last week.

Extended Absence: To hold a student’s spot in a class for 4-weeks of absences or more, a payment in full for the next attending session tuition can be made prior to the student’s extended absence.

Canceled classes: If Premiere Dance Center cancels class, it will be rescheduled. Closures due to snow or weather will correspond with Bellevue School District closures, so please check radio/TV for school closures.

Hair: All dancers must have their hair pulled back, away from the face and off the neck. Ballet students must have hair in a ballerina bun. A bun or ponytail is okay for all other disciplines.

Attire: Ask at the front desk for dress codes for different styles of dance. (Large jewelry and watches are not allowed, especially long earrings due to potential danger.)

Recital: Each year Premiere Dance Center holds a recital. Note that students performing in the recital will be required to buy a costume for class. Adults or parents of students choosing not to perform in the recital must notify the office by March 1st. If a student pays associated costs of recital including costume, tickets, or video production, and decides they no longer want to or cannot participate, there will not be any credits or refunds given for these costs.

Studio Rental for Premiere Dance Center Competition Team Member: Premiere Dance Center Competition team members have the privilege of using the studio space at no cost when space is available.

Studio Rental for Premiere Dance Center Competition Team Members who have paid choreography fees: Students 18 and under who have paid a choreography fee to a Premiere Dance Center teacher/choreographer will have the studio rental fee waived for the duration of time that is included in the fee paid to the choreographer/teacher.

PDC Discount Policies:
No tuition discounts can be combined at any time.
Family Discount: Families of two or more dancers (between the ages of 22 months – 17 years) registering during the same 4-week session will receive 2.5% off the 2nd dancer’s tuition & 1.5% off 3rd dancer’s tuition. The 2nd & 3rd dancer will always be the student with the least amount of tuition hours. Each dancer’s tuition must be paid in full together at the beginning of each session. PDC families of two or more dancers will lose their family discount at any point during the 2022-2023 school year if they do not have two or more dancer’s registered at a time. Family Discounts are applicable to Fall-Summer dance class tuition only.

Medical Termination - If the student must stop dancing for medical reasons, you must submit in writing, from a parent/guardian and the medical doctor, the nature of the medical condition. Credit will be given upon review of medical submission.

PDC Cancellation Of on-going class series – If Premiere Dance Center cancels a class that has been paid in full, and no other class is substituted, a student account credit memo for the remainder of the classes will be added to the student’s account which will have a 3 month expiration date of class cancellation. Credit memo must be used for tuition first and if no other class is available, options for credit memo use will be discussed with the director.

Pandemic/National/Natural disasters Payment Policy: We appreciate the challenges presented in operating the dance studio under unforeseen Pandemic/National/Natural disaster scenarios. Our dancers can be assured that once the studio is allowed to reopen, we will follow all guidelines required by applicable Washington State and local authorities. Until the studio is allowed to reopen and conduct in person classes, we will continue to offer online class options from our instructors. Once the studio is allowed to reopen, the studio will continue to offer both online classes and in person classes at the studio. Under these circumstances, the studio cannot offer tuition refunds once dancers sign up for classes as the students will be able to take such classes either in person or online. If a student is diagnosed with a pandemic virus and provides medical proof of such diagnosis, the studio will refund the prorated portion of the tuition payment made by the student.