Registration and Tuition Policies
THE DANCE SPOT POLICIES
Registration fee: Fall/Spring registration fee is $50 and must be paid with 1st month’s tuition BEFORE the student’s first 1st class. Student will be unenrolled if this has not been paid before the 1st day of class.
Tuition policies: Tuition is due by the 1st of each month. Tuition remains the same whether it’s a long (5 week) or short (3 week) month and regardless of absences, vacations or holidays. There are no makeup classes for holidays, as they are built into the total tuition cost. Current tuition/programming pricing is available on our website: Fall/Spring and Summer
Tuition Payment Options: You may set up your account by linking your checking or savings account to auto-draft on the 1st of the month (ACH) or by credit/debit card which will be auto-charged on the 1st of the month.
Tuition Paid via ACH: Tuition will be auto-drafted via ACH on the 1st of the month in addition to any outstanding fees on the account (families are responsible for tracking this via the Studio Director online portal). There will be no payment arrangements for balances due or alternate payment dates provided. If we are unable to process payment, a $25 late fee per week will be assessed immediately.
Tuition Payment via Credit/Debit Card: Tuition will be auto-charged on the 1st of the month with a 3% third party processor fee on the 1st of the month. Any outstanding fees on the account will also be autocharged on the 1st of the month or as they are reconciled (families are responsible for tracking this via online portal). There will be no payment arrangements for balances due or alternate payment dates provided. If we are unable to process payment, then a $25 late fee per week will be assessed immediately.
Tuition Payment by check: Checks are due 7 business days before the 1st of the month, or client’s credit card will be charged on the 1st. Checks will be posted to the account at the time they are received. Checks may not be postdated. A credit card must be held on file if you choose to pay either by check or a credit/debit card and a 3% third-party-processor fee will be added to your payment total for credit card payments. A $35 non-sufficient funds fee will be added to the account if a check is returned by the bank and your credit card on file will be charge the full amount including the NSF fee and third party processor fee. If we are unable to process a resultant credit/debit card payment, then a $25 late fee per week will be assessed.
Refunds, adjustments, uncollectable payments: Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. There are no refunds or adjustments due to absences or if the proper opt-out/ withdraw channel was not followed. Account balances (tuition or fees) will be sent to collections, at client’s expense, if over 30 days past due, and the student will be unenrolled from all TDS classes. Upon re-enrolment the client must pay a $50 re-enrollment fee.
Payment Arrangements: All clients should be aware that their account is set to auto-pay monthly on the 1st of the month. Additionally, Client gives TDS permission to charge using the payment information on file to pay for any outstanding balance on the account should additional charges be incurred between the 1st and the end of the month. There will be no payment arrangements for balances due or alternate payment dates provided. Client assumes responsibility for any balance on the account and any late fees associated with an outstanding balance.
Past due Payments: Statements will not be mailed out. It is the client’s responsibility to be aware of any and all uncharged items and fees to the account and can be found on the online portal. We will attempt to auto process these as we see fit, but late fees will be added per week (see above). Client assumes responsibility for awareness of any balance on the account and any late fees. Account balances will be sent to collections, at the client’s expense, if over 30 days past due, and the student will be unenrolled from all TDS classes. Upon enrollment, the client must pay a $50 re-enrollment fee.
Accounts set to no autopay: “NO” auto pays: if for any reason, your account is set to no autopay, all the policies above are still in effect (with the exception that fees will not be autocharged) and penalty fees will still be added to the account. TDS is not responsible for fees and tuition left uncharged due to “no” autopay settings. TDS will not manually process any accounts set to NO autopay, so please be sure to periodically check your account and ensure that fees are drafted to ensure there are no outstanding charges.
Penalty Fees: A $35 charge will be assessed on all checks or ACH (checking account auto-draft) returned by the bank in addition to a $25 late fee. A $25 late fee will be added to the account EACH WEEK until the late balance is collected, no exceptions.
Makeups: Makeup classes are encouraged and should be taken within 30 days from when the absence occurs (only applicable during non-recital preparation windows).
Class transition windows: At TDS we build in 5 minutes of transition time between classes. For example, if you have an hour class, the last 5 min will be a transition period for the students to get to their next class and for it to start on time.
*During times of COVID-19 certain timing and policies may alter and will be communicated via email and/or provided on the TDS website at www.dancespotx.com
Auto Opt-in for classes deemed performance based (Winter Musical/ Nutcracker/ Recital/ ect):
If the class enrolled in is labeled or communicated as a show class in the title and/or on the schedule, participants are automatically opted in to the show and will be autodrafted fees at the time they are due. Due dates will be communicated in advance. Students who do not wish to participate in the show or pay the fees must move to a non performance based class.
Winter show Classes: Select fall classes are designated “Winter show Classes“ and will perform in the Winter Musical. Winter show classes will be expected to attend dress rehearsal the week of the show with additional rehearsals TBA. The winter show performance fee is $100 per dancer or $175 per family (includes costume, extra rehearsals, tickets) and is scheduled to auto-draft on October 1st. Opt out: You must fill out the form issued by the administration at the time of inquiry via email and meet the deadline. There are no refunds or adjustments if the proper opt-out channel was not followed.
Nutcracker fees: Nutcracker is a new winter performance that will replace the spring ballet production. Enrollments in Nutcracker classes are designed to participate in the production. Students enrolled in a Nutcracker class are expected to perform in the recital. There are no refunds or adjustments and you are automatically opted into the performance and the fees will autodraft.
Nutcracker Fees: Fees are auto-drafted.
The Nutcracker fees and draft dates:
- Costume fee of $75 per ballet costume (auto-drafted on September 15th)
- Performance fee of $70/dancer or $90/family (auto-drafted on September 15th)
Spring Recital Policies: Enrollments in recital classes are progressive and designed to participate in the May production. Students enrolled in a recital class are expected to perform in the recital. There are no refunds or adjustments and you are automatically opted into the performance and the fees will autodraft.
Spring Recital Fees: Fees are auto-drafted if you are enrolled in any recital class. No performance opt outs will be accepted.
The fees and dates for Spring Recital are:
- $65 per D&D recital costume, $75 per recital costume on November 15th
- $75/dancer ($95/family) performance fee (includes recital video link) on February 15th
*During times of COVID-19, certain elements of the show may be altered and will be communicated via email. This could include streaming, dancer only, or any other necessary arrangements needed to meet current mandates.
All costume and performance fees for any production are NON-REFUNDABLE
Dropping a class or withdrawing: In order to terminate enrollment or drop a class, you must complete the online withdrawal form at least 7 days prior to the 1st of the month in which you wish to withdraw: http://www.dancespotx.com/studio-withdraw-form/. Monthly billing will continue until The Dance Spot receives notice via form above. No exceptions will be made to this withdrawal policy.
Reg Fees and Discounts
|Sibling Registration Fee||$10|
|Sibling Tuition Discount (for 2nd, 3rd, 4th child)||$10|
|Tuition Paid in Full||5%|
|Recital Costume Fee||$65/$75|
|Single/Family Recital Performance Fee||$75/$95|
Registration You can register for classes and make tuition payments by clicking “Log Into your Account” in the blue menu above. You will need to login with an email address and password.
Existing Students Students, who are currently registered set up a password by entering the email address you have previously given us, then click “Forgot Password“. You will be prompted to set up a new password, and then you will be able to access your account.
Fall/Spring 2020-2021 Pricing
|# hours/week||In-person Monthly Tuition||Zoom Monthly Tuition|
|For hours above 11, additional $10/month per hour for live classes & $5/month per hour for Zoom.|