STUDIO POLICIES 

TUITION POLICIES

An annual registration fee of $35.00 is required at initial registration.

Payment Policies & Options

Payment of tuition is DUE ON THE 1st OF THE MONTH. Payment of tuition secures enrollment for your child in class. We do not send statements, however, we do post tuition reminders around the studio. Students with unpaid tuition or fees will not be permitted to participate in classes, recital, or other special performances. 

Payment Options: OPTION 1.) MAKE PAYMENTS IN 11 INSTALLMENTS

• The registration fee and 1st Installment are due at the time of registration
• Each installment is due on the 1st of the month.
• Tuition will be automatically withdrawn on the 1st of each month from your card on file or via your bank ach. If you will be paying by check or cash, you will still need to have a credit card on file. Payment by check or cash must be made before the 1st of the month or your credit card will automatically be debited.

OPTION 2.) RECEIVE A DISCOUNT BY MAKING ONE ANNUAL PAYMENT

Full payments made by the following dates will receive our full payment discount:
June 1st - 16th 15% discount (if paid by cash) 12% (if paid by credit card)
June 16th-30th 12% discount (if paid by cash) 9% (if paid by credit card)
July 1st - 31st 12% discount (if paid by cash) 9% (if paid by credit card)
August 1st -6th 8% discount (if paid by cash) 5% (if paid by credit card)
Note: Full year payments will not receive discounts when paid after August 6th.

Please understand upon enrollment online, your billing information is automatically saved & vaulted for our auto-debit program. *Fees are automatically collected as follows: Tuition (1st of each month August through June), Costumes (December 1st), Recital fee (March 1st). 

There will be a $15 late fee automatically posted on any balances not paid by the 3rd of the month and a $35 charge for any declined auto-debit, ach or returned check. 

Students with accounts past due over 30 days will not be allowed to participate in class until their account is made current.

Miscellaneous charges to the account (merchandise, dance apparel, parade fees, water/snack cards, etc...) is usually collected within 24 hrs of the purchase.

We accept VISA, Master Card, debit cards, ACH payments, checks and cash (If paying by check or cash, payment must be received prior to the 1st day of the month or the auto-debit will be processed). 

Family Discount: $10 from total tuition for 2; $15 from total tuition for 3 or more.

High School/College Discount: Up to 2 classes for $50 month, unlimted classes for $225 per month. (To receive these discounts, student must be a current member of a local high school dance team or currently enrolled in college, with a valid college id.

Refunds: ALL fees (Registration, tuition, costumes, competition, recital & any other miscellaneous) are non-refundable and non-transferable between dancers, and not credited due to missed or dropped classes. Tuition will be prorated for any class(es) added mid-month. Dancers ARE permitted to transfer from one class to another without fees. Notice of transfer/withdrawal must be in writing by a Parent/Guardian (Email is acceptable).

 

Tuition Information

• Tution payments are due the first day of each month.
• Tuition is calculated by cost of semester divided into 11 equal payments, not by the number of weekly lessons per month.
• There are no refunds, credits or transfers.

Any student who misses a class may make-up classes in other classes that are comparable for their age/skill level and has been pre-arranged with the teacher.

 

Additional Fees

Registration Fee
In order to secure a place in class, a non-refundable $35 annual registration fee is due along with the first month's tuition (per student). After August 1st, the registration fee increases to $40.

Costume Fee
Our Spring Recital is held each year in June at the Grand Theater in Tracy, CA. Participation in the Annual Spring Recital is MANDATORY. A costume fee of $100.00 per costume (includes tights & accessories) for the year-end recital will be charged to your account and auto-debited on December 1st. Costume fee(s) must be paid in full by mid-December or costume cannot be ordered.

Recital Fee
There is a recital fee that is due May 1st, which covers the expenses of the theater, props, security, certificates, etc. This fee is non-refundable.
• One child - $40
• Two in a family - $70
• Three or more in a family - $100

Class Policies

Instructors determine class placement based on previous experience, age, and ability. Subject to change after 1st week of class if instructor feels child has been placed incorrectly. Proper notification and discussion with parents will take place before any changes are made.

Discipline will be maintained in the classroom. Disruptive children may be asked to leave the dance room and/or have their parents called. 

Respect your teacher and each other at all times.

Proper dance wear and shoes are required for classes per genre. This enables the teacher to properly observe the students body movements for correct form and technique. Failure to follow the dress code could result in student being asked to sit out of the class. Repeated failure to wear required dance wear could result in termination of lessons. 

Hair must be pulled away from the face and absolutely no jewelry, except small ear studs.

A Ballet bun is required for ALL Ballet classes.

Attendance/Tardiness: As in any area of study, attendance is most important. We want our dancers to have every opportunity to "shine" at Recital, so please be aware that students missing too many classes during the year may not perform at their best during Recital. 

Food, Drink, Gum or candy are not allowed on the dance floor. All food, drink, etc. should remain in the Reception Area only.

Private lessons are available for all dancers who have missed numerous classes and need to catch up for Recital. TCDA. also offers private lessons for pageant training/preparation, solo and team competitors, high school dance team and wedding events. The Front Desk or your dance Instructor can provide Information on pricing and scheduling.

TCDA. reserves the right to change class days, times and instructors due to enrollment demands or other schedule conflicts.

Class Changes/Withdrawing

Dancers are permitted to change classes if available space BEFORE Recital costume orders are placed in December. 

Any student wishing to withdraw from classes must give a 30-day notice - in writing - to be taken off the role and the accounting system. You are responsible for payment until we receive such notification. A verbal withdrawal is NOT valid. To avoid future charges, withdrawal from a class or the studio entirely must be received by the 16th of any month, in writing by the parent/guardian (email is acceptable). PLEASE NOTE: All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable between dancers. Fees will not be credited due to missed or dropped classes.

Holidays

TCDA. is proud to serve students from neighboring school districts. Since our studio is located within Tracy USD, we follow their academic calendar closely regarding student/teacher holidays. TCDA closings will be posted prior to a holiday via chalkboard timelines in studio, monthly newsletter, and website to assist your planning. TCDA observes the following holidays: "Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Spring Break, Easter and Memorial Day.

Parent's Responsibilities

Parents/guardians should make yourself aware of deadlines, activity and financial. Information is easily obtained through any TCDA staff member, chalk board notices, monthly newsletters, website, Facebook & parent notices. Please inform TCDA of any credit card/bank account, address or phone number changes so that we can better serve you and your child. 

The well-being of our students and their families is of utmost concern to us. TDCA, cannot be responsible for providing before or after class care for dancers. If you are running a little late, call the studio so we can keep your young dancer indoors.

During times of success and discouragement, parental support is vital. In these days of instant gratification, dance is an art form that requires old fashioned hard work and dedication. The discipline required by dance comes not only from the dancer, but also from his/her parents. Regular attendance in scheduled classes is extremely important. Willing participation and eagerness to take what he/she is given and make it his/her own are qualities that will carry your child through many lessons in life.

Studio Etiquette

There will be absolutely NO FOOD, DRINKS, OR GUM anywhere in the building other than the designated area in the waiting room for water and healthy snacks!

Parents, please do not leave children more than 10 minutes before or after class. We cannot be responsible for unattended children.

In order to maintain smooth transitions between classes, parents must not attempt to speak with teachers at this time. If any problems or concerns need to be discussed, please call the studio and set up a time with your teacher. We do not want to take up the valuable class time.

Please be quiet while classes are in session.

No running, dancing, tumbling or screaming in the lobby.

Valuable/Cell Phones

TCDA, is not responsible for loss of personal items, so we ask that they are not brought to the studio. Cubbies are provided for dancer's dance bags and shoes. Cell phones should be in dance bag and turned off or at least put on silent/vibrate.

Lost & Found

TCDA cannot be responsible for lost items. Please mark all belongings, especially dance shoes!! Any items left in the studio will be placed in the LOST & FOUND cubbie located by Studio 2. Parents, we encourage you to check the Lost and Found frequently, as the container is emptied at the end of each month and donated to Interfaith Ministries.

 

Conventions

Beginning at age 5, dancers are invited to attend Conventions with the TCDA staff and competition team. Conventions allow students to expand their dance education. TCDA. usually attends a few conventions during the winter. Location, dates and pricing vary. Information is distributed via email, newsletter and Facebook.

Competition Team

Eligibility for competition begins at age 5 -19. Auditions are held annually and usually in June. Invitations to Audition, may be given by an Instructor to dancers that exhibit special talents during the year. For more information, parents may sign for an Audition Packet of Information at the Front Desk. Packets are usually available in May.

DRESS CODE

CLASS ETIQUETTE

Please come to class on time, dressed in proper attire, and ready to learn. Remember the general rule of thumb. If you are not 5 minutes early, then you are late. Attend class on a regular basis.

 

Cellular or any electronic device needs to be left outside of the classroom. Absolutely no cell phones allowed in the classrooms.

 

No Gum chewing or eating candy during class.

 

Leave the classroom only to use the restroom when needed. It is very disruptive when students walk in and out during class.

 

Pay attention to your instructor and stay alert. No disrespectful behavior i.e.., rolling of the eyes, sarcasm, back talk, or criticism of fellow students.

 

Treat others as you would like to be treated.

 

Keep yourself and your dance area clean. Use deodorant daily!!!!

LOBBY & MALL ETIQUETTE

Please remember to keep your personal belongings safely in your dance bags. Do not leave personal belongings lying around the studio... Use your cubbies!!

 

We only have one restroom, so please use the facility as efficiently as possible, do not linger. Makeup and hair should be completed outside of the bathroom when studio is busy.

 

Please remember we work hard to have a drama free environment. Always, Always, Always, speak to your teacher, studio manager, or studio owner before making assumptions or accusations of any kind. Keep gossip out of the studio! If you have a question or concern, please do not wait until class time to address the issue with your teacher or owner. Call or email ahead of time to make an appointment during an appropriate time.

 

While in the Mall, remember to be respectful to everyone at all times, both the public and our fellow Mall employees. Poor behavior is a direct insult to the moral values of this studio. Always use your manners. Open the door for the person behind you, pick up your trash, and ALWAYS be polite. For example, if you happen to bump into someone, make sure to acknowledge them, apologize and make sure they are alright.

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CONTACT

(209) 836-5678

ADDRESS

Located in the Macy's Wing of the West Valley Mall

3200 Naglee Rd, Tracy, CA 95304, USA

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