Policies & Fees

2016/2017 TUITION

CLASS LENGTH QUARTERLY PAYMENT
30 MIN $75.00
45 MIN $115.00
60 MIN $150.00
75 MIN $185.00
90 MIN $220.00

PAYMENT

Tuition may be paid in person, by mail, over the phone, or online. We require a valid credit card kept on file. Any fees outstanding on the due date will be auto paid to the credit card on file.

For your convenience, we offer online management of your dance account. Dance fees will be posted to the Parent Portal and may be paid online. You must create an account via the Parent Portal: https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/portal/ppLogin.asp?id=510607.

DISCOUNTS

Multi class discount: 5% at three classes, 10 % at six classes. Classes are calculated per family.

Military Discount: We offer a tuition discount of 15% for families with a parent who is currently serving active duty in the military.

Registration Fee: $35 per student, $5 each additional student

REFUND POLICY

Tuition and registration fees are non refundable.  A credit may be issued for future use if your dancer is unable to continue in his/her enrolled class.

RETURNED CHECKS

$35 is charged each time a check is re-deposited.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons are available to all students for $27.50 per half hour. Check at front desk for more info.

IMPORTANT DATES

First Day of Class: September 6, 2016
Last Day of Class: June 3, 2017
Dress Rehearsal June 6-8, 2017
Recital June 9-11 2017

STEPS WILL BE CLOSED THESE DATES:

Halloween Oct. 31, 2016
Thanksgiving Nov. 22-27, 2016
Winter Break Dec. 18, 2016 – Jan. 8, 20167
Spring Break March 25 – April 2, 2017
Memorial Day May 29, 2017
*We are open on all other school holidays!

PAYMENT DUE DATES

PAYMENT DUE DATES
QUARTER 1 AT REGISTRATION
QUARTER 2 OCTOBER 29, 2016
COSTUME NOVEMBER 12, 2016
QUARTER 3 JANUARY 21, 2017
QUARTER 4 MARCH 25, 2017

ATTENDANCE

Consistent attendance is important to a students’ growth as well as to the curriculum of the entire class. Please call studio to inform of absence. Classes begin on time with all students ready to dance.

MAKE-UP CLASSES

Absences due to illness or family emergency may be made up during the current term. Please ask your current instructor if you would like a recommendation for an appropriate class. Please notify Steps Dance Center in advance if you plan on attending a make-up class.

WEATHER CLOSURE POLICY

If District 204 is closed for weather related problems, Steps Dance Center will be closed.

In the case of severe weather, we will send an e-mail and change our voicemail. We will also post to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Students will be able to make up a class missed for severe weather at another time. Please speak to your instructor for a recommendation for an appropriate class. We do not offer credit or refunds for missed classes due to severe weather.

CLASS SIZE

Class size limits are determined by the style of dance, age of student, and size of studio space. We try to keep the classes at a size that ensures each dancer will receive the attention they need. Larger classes often have a teaching assistant. If a class has reached full capacity, you may join a waiting list. Steps reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment.

FOOD & DRINK

No gum, food or drink in dance rooms.

Absolutely no nut products are permitted in the studio.

Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle.

Water bottles are available for purchase at the front desk. We also have a drinking fountain in the back of the studio between rooms E and F.

ATTIRE FOR DANCERS

Dancers must abide by the Steps Dance Center dress code. If a student arrives for class not wearing the appropriate attire they will not be able to participate in the class for that day. Our dress code is in place for safety, professionalism, and for the optimal training of the dancer. Hair must be pulled back neatly away from the face. Ballet classes must have their hair secured in a bun. No jewelry is permitted.

Ballet
Females: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes. Hair should be pulled into a neat bun. No exceptions.

Males: Black dance pants, white shirt, black shoe.

Dance Exploration
Pink leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes.

Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical
Hot shorts, jazz pants, leggings. Tight fitting tanks, half tops. No T-shirts or sweatpants.

Hip-Hop
Comfortable clothing (sweats, basketball shorts, t-shirt, leggings). Clean sneakers (not to be worn outside).

Acro
Leotard, unitard, or fitted dance top and hot shorts. Bare feet.

Please label all belongings. A Lost & Found is located next to the cubbies near Studio D. Steps is not responsible for lost articles.