School Policies

POLICIES

The following information is provided to give you a better understanding of our policies and procedures.  Your signature on the enrollment contract indicates your understanding and acceptance of these policies.

DRESS ETIQUETTE FOR DANCE CLASS
This dress code will be strictly enforced.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Ballet and Modern classes:

Student Division class levels have an approximate age range for guidance for new students entry level but are not exclusive to that particular level. An evaluation class will be given to determine the student’s proper level regardless of the age. Also, refer to the Ballet Program table for assigned uniforms and additional information.

~ Tutu Division classes (Ages 3-7): Pink leotard with Pink tights and Pink ballet shoes
~ Student Division Level 2 (Ages 7 & up): Light Blue leotard with Pink tights and Pink ballet shoes
~ Student Division Level 3 (Ages 8 & up): Violet leotard with Pink tights and Pink ballet shoes
~ Student Division Level 4 (Ages 11& up): Burgundy leotard with Pink tights and Pink ballet shoes
~ Student Division Level 5 (Ages 13-up): Teal leotard with Pink tights and pink ballet shoes
~ Level 6 – Pre-professional Division (Ages 13 & up): Black leotard or any of the above colors with Pink or black tights and ballet shoes.
~ Boys of all Levels: White or Black T-shirts with Black tights and Black shoes. Level color shirts are acceptable.
~ Ballet Variations class requires a short black practice tutu.
~ Ballet skirts, shorts, and cover-ups are allowed at the teacher’s discretion.

All Jazz and Tap students may wear any color leotard and black jazz pants.

Boys should wear Black men’s dance shorts and a solid color T-shirt for most other classes.

Hair – All students must have hair in a bun or French-braid for ballet and modern classes. Hair must be worn in a ponytail for jazz, tap, and musical theater classes.  At no time may the hair be worn down.

Tights are required for sanitary reasons.  Tights must be worn in all Student and Open Division classes. We recommend convertible/footed tights with shoes to prevent hot and itchy feet.  Shoes appropriate to class are required. Jazz students may wear jazz shoes or ballet shoes.  Socks are not considered a shoe; they are slippery and could cause injury.  Socks are only appropriate for EBAS classes.

Please do not wear underwear under the tights in dance class. Ruffles and bulges are distracting to the line of the legs and hips. Tights should be worn at the waistline, not the hips.

No gum chewing in class. It could be dangerous.

Please wear cover-ups to and from the studio.

REGISTRATION
There is a $45.00 single student and $75 family registration fee annually.  The registration fee is non-refundable.

TUITION FEE
Tuition will be billed automatically on the first day of each month from August through June. Monthly payments are based on an average of four (4) classes per month during the dance year. Some months will be five (5) weeks and some will have three (3) weeks. Rehearsals at the end of the year are also included in this pay schedule.

You are responsible for payment for all classes that your child(ren) is/are enrolled in, even if absent, until Alius Dance School receives a two (2) weeks written notice of withdrawal prior to the end of the month. Missed lessons cannot be used in place of payment; no adjustment or credit will be given for missed classes.

PAYMENTS
Tuition is due on the 1st of each month.  A late fee of $10 will be assessed on the 5th of the month.

Tuition will be billed automatically on the first day of each month from August through June. Eleven equal monthly payments are based on an average of four classes per month during the dance year, including holidays. Rehearsals at the end of the year are also included in this pay schedule.

We collect tuition payments through pre-authorized credit card billing or bankcard deduction. At the time of registration, you will be asked to provide a credit card or debit card number for the account you wish to use. Customer is responsible for providing new credit card information if there are any changes to avoid any late fees.

Customers have the option to pay tuition with a check, cash, cashier’s check, money order, or other debit/credit card before or by the 1st of the month if they do not wish to have the provided debit/credit card on file processed. There will be a $25 service charge for any returned checks and you will no longer be able to make payments via check if you have more than one returned check during the year.

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL
You are responsible for payment for all classes your student(s) is/are enrolled in until we are notified in writing at least two-weeks prior to the end of the month.  Missed lessons cannot be used in place of payment; no adjustment or credit will be given for missed classes. No exceptions.

ACCOUNT CHANGES
Any changes from monthly tuition enrollment either in amount of classes, classes enrolled, or to/from a class card, shall also be made in writing at least 2-weeks prior to the beginning of the month.

ATTENDANCE/MAKE-UP CLASSES
If you are going to be absent, please call the studio and schedule a make-up class.  Classes may be made up within 30 days of the original class missed.  Exceptions will be made for those with long illnesses with a physician’s note. Contact the office with any questions.

CLASS OBSERVATION
Parents are not allowed to observed classes inside the classrooms. It is disruptive to the learning environment. Classrooms have viewing windows; the curtains will be opened at the discretion of the teacher for parent observations. The curtains will remain closed after March 15th to preserve the integrity of choreography for the end of year recital. Exceptions to viewing class can be made on occasion for working parents, visiting relatives, etc.

CODE OF CONDUCT
Appropriate and respectful behavior must be exhibited in our school particularly during class and rehearsals. This includes no side conversations and no cell phone usage in the classroom. Instructors reserves the right to dismiss the student from class due to misconduct and no refund shall be given.

INSURANCE
Alius Dance School and Alius, LLC does not carry medical insurance for its students. It is required that all dance students be covered by their own family medical insurance policy.  If injuries occur, it is understood that the student’s own policy is the only source of reimbursement.  This includes any activity outside of the studio such as parades, competitions, conventions, activities, fundraisers, and/or performances.  Alius Dance School and Alius, LLC is not responsible for any personal injury during any of these events. Please provide your health insurance information at the time of registration.