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Studio Policies

Please review our brief studio policy overview. Our studio handbook, linked below, has all the information all families need to know about Davy Dance Academy.

Office Hours: September 7, 2021 - June 18, 2022

Monday - Friday, 4pm - 8pm

Saturday, 9am - 1:30pm

Masks are no longer required but optional and up to the parent to decide.

Studio Policies

  1.  All shoe soles must be clean before entering class. Please do not wear your dance shoes outside. This ruins the soles of your dance shoes!

  2. Food and/or gum are not permitted in the studios. Bottled water is acceptable.

  3. Emergency closings are posted on our website, Facebook, and the DDA app.

  4. Our dress code must be followed at all times while attending class. No jewelry may be worn during dance class.

  5. All students are encouraged not to leave the room once class has begun. Please have your dancer use the restroom prior to class. Very young children will be treated sensitively as the need arises. Preschool children may need a parent's attention from time to time, including bathroom or behavior issues.

  6. All dancers must be respectful and refrain from being disruptive during class. Honor your teacher & fellow students by giving your full attention and cooperation.

  7. If a student becomes ill or sustains an injury & cannot participate in class, parents will be notified immediately. 

  8. Observers are not allowed in the studios during class time. Class observation is available via closed circuit cameras in the lobby for Studio 1 and 2, and through Zoom for Studio 3.

  9. If the studio is closed due to a state of emergency, all classes will resume via Zoom.

Dance class is fun and educational, however, an important part of class is developing an attitude of discipline and respect for teachers and fellow students. We trust that following our classroom etiquette will provide an environment whereby classes at Davy Dance Academy will be a pleasure for all concerned.

Drop Off & Pick Up

  • All parents must drop their child off and pick them up in the studio lobby or front door. Children will need to come dressed and ready for class.
     

Mask Policy, 1/1/22

  • At this time, masks are not required inside our studio per our state's guidelines. Parents have the final say in whether they'd like their child to be masked or not. Whichever you prefer for your child will be respected and followed.
     

Hand Sanitizer

  • Dancers must use the hand sanitizer provided as soon as they come into the studio

Water Bottles

  • Dancers must bring their own water bottle from home, labeled with their name. Dancers will be taking water breaks throughout their time dancing. Water coolers are available in the studio for refilling water bottles as needed.

Arriving at the Studio

  • When your child inside the studio, they will be met by a DDA staff member. They are to place their small dance bag and water bottle in the lobby and are to change into their dance shoes. Then they'll be escorted to their assigned dance room.

Illness

  • If your child is displaying symptoms of illness (coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever) please keep them home. No refunds will be given for dancers who are sick. They may attend their class via zoom if desired.

Dress Code

  • Please refer to our Class Descriptions page for information about dress code requirements for every style of dance.

Private Lessons

  • Students are able to work 1:1 with a teacher to work on technique and choreography for special performances and the annual recital. These are arranged by special appointment with teachers. Click here to sign up for private lessons.

Dance Supplies

  • Click here to visit our online dance supply store!

  • We maintain a variety of new dance shoes and attire at the studio, along with all dance supplies needed for classes. If we do not have your dancers size in stock, we will order it for you. Special orders arrive within 1 week in most cases.

Operating Schedule

  • DDA operates over the course of 10 months: September - June. Tuition is based upon a 38-week dance year. This is an average of 3.6 classes a month. The monthly rate is the same each month. A 1-week break for Thanksgiving, 2-week break over the Christmas holiday, and 1-week break over Spring Break, as well as picture day and several minor holidays are accounted for in the schedule. DDA will be closed over most school holiday breaks. We remain open on teacher work days, conference days, etc. Please see our published calendar in the handbook for specific dates!

Tuition Policy

  • In the case of a state of emergency, all classes will switch to the virtual format. All tuition remains the same.

  • Tuition costs vary depending on the class your child is enrolled in. See the schedule in our handbook for individual class fees.

  • DDA's annual registration fee is $40 per individual, or $55 per family.

  • We offer several discounts, including 5% Military Family / College Student discount, and 10% discount for families who pay Annual Tuition by September 30.

  • Tuition is auto-billed to your credit card on file on the 28th of each month: Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. If you prefer to pay for tuition by check, your check must be received prior to the 28th of each month. A $35 return check fee will be assessed for all returned checks.

  • You will be emailed a monthly statement from our office for your monthly tuition.

  • Tuition payments are due on the 1st of each calendar month.

  • A 15% late fee will be assessed if tuition has not been paid by close of business on the 5th of each month.

  • A one-class grace period will be granted. If tuition has not been paid by the 2nd class for the month, children will not be allowed into class until tuition has been paid, including any late fees which may have bee assessed.

  • You are responsible for tuition through June unless you notify DDA in writing that you would like to withdraw your child. All withdrawal requests must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to withdraw.

  • DDA does not pro-rate tuition, however if you miss a class during the month you will have the option to attend a make-up class. Please see our make-up class policy.

Annual Tuition

  • You can save 10% on your tuition by paying for the entire year up front. We call this annual tuition. Annual tuition must be paid by September 30. After September 30, we are unable to offer annual tuition. If you choose to pay annual tuition when you register for classes, you will be paying for 10 months. Please see our handbook for annual tuition calculation.

Tuition Payment Options

  1. Annual Rate: Save 10% by paying your tuition for the entire year! See Annual Tuition above and in our handbook. All Annual Tuition payments must be made by September 30. ​

  2. Auto Bill: Auto-Bill is required for all monthly tuition and recital/costume fee payments. Tuition is auto-billed to the credit card on file on the 28th of the month.

  3. Online Payment Portal: You can request a login and password from the DDA website using your registered email address or request them from the front desk.

A record of all transactions is maintained online in the parent portal and in the office. If you have questions about your account, just stop by the front desk while you are at the studio.

Refund/Return/Withdrawal Policy

  • All payments including tuition, registration, costume, and recital fees are non-refundable or non-transferable.

  • Withdrawal requests must be made in writing by the 15th of the month in order to stop tuition payments for the following month. If we do not receive a notice in writing by the 15th, you will be responsible for the next month's tuition. There are no exceptions to this policy.

  • All tuition must be paid in full by June 5 in order for dancers to perform in the recital.

  • Total value of lost dance days due to holiday or holiday breaks has been considered and is reflected in the monthly tuition. There are no additional refunds or credits for missed classes due to holidays or inclement weather.

  • Coupons may not be combined with other studio discounts.

  • All dance wear purchased through DDA is final sale. Once you have accepted delivery of your dance shoes or attire, we are unable to issue a refund or return for those items.

Class Make-Up Policy

  • If the studio is closed due to a state of emergency, all classes will resume on Zoom.

  • We understand that on occasion dancers will be unable to attend their scheduled class due to illness, injury, or school events. However, it is vital that dancers attend their scheduled class whenever possible.

  • We reserve the right to limit make-up classes if absences become excessive.

  • A dancer may attend an identical (or similar) class at another time during the week in the event of an absence.

  • You have 60 days after an absence to schedule a make-up class. After 60 days, the absence is no longer eligible for a make-up class.

  • You must make arrangements for the make-up class at the front desk, parent portal, or by email at least 1 week in advance.

  • If a class is filled to capacity, we will be unable to allow make-ups in that class. Please arrange your make-ups in advance to ensure we have space for your dancer.

  • No make-up classes will be allowed after March 31.

Inclement Weather

Twinkle Star Passport Books

  • Our Preschool and Children's division will receive passport books to record their individual progress that they make throughout the year. When they have achieved a newly learned skill they will receive a new sticker in their passport book.

Dancer Report Cards

  • All dancers will receive a dance report card during April. Report cards will evaluate each dancer in 7 different categories: technique, musicality, knowledge, choreography, behavior, dress code, and corrections. Along with the evaluation, you will receive summer and fall class and camp registrations for your dancer. At this time, our fall schedule for the upcoming year will be released.

Class Registration

  • Priority pre-registration begins on May 1st for current DDA families. Annual tuition discount and other promotions are available for returning families.

Upcoming Recital Information

  • Our recital typically will take place in mid-June. time and location are based on availability and are to be determined. In an effort to keep recitals short, there will be three DDA recitals. Each class performs in only 1 recital. Company dancers perform in both recital and the company showcase. If your child is enrolled in more than 1 class, we cannot guarantee that each class will be in the same recital. Specific rehearsal dates and times will be available in February. Each dance family will receive a recital handbook at that time with more specific information.

  • All dress rehearsals are mandatory so please do not schedule family vacations during the two weeks leading to recital.

Annual Recital Fees & Payment Schedule

  • All dancers are strongly encouraged to participate in our annual recital. In October, we will ask for a recital commitment. All recital decisions for newly enrolled students must be made before March 10. After March 10th, we will be unable to accommodate your dancer for recital. The fee to register for the recital after February 1st will include an additional $25 fee due to additional shipping costs.

DDA Performance Companies & Performance Ensembles

Please be sure to review the entirety of the Davy Dance Academy Studio Handbook!

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