Policies and Forms

Policies and Forms

Download a copy of the 2015-2016 DANCE CALENDAR

Includes general registration information, tuition and fees and registration forms.

A non-refundable fee of $25.00 per student/$40.00 per family is required yearly at time of registration plus 1st & 2nd installment payments to reserve class space for new students. All students must fill out a registration form COMPLETELY and have either a Visa or Mastercard on file. Students may enroll until October 31. Tuition will be prorated to the nearest installment for late enrollment.
This session is a 32 week program. A total of 9 installment payments are due on the 1st of each month, 2 installments are due by September 1st. Costume payment is due December 1st instead of tuition and installment payments are due through May 1st.

 

 

 

Tuition must be paid by automatic bank account debit or automatic credit card payment. An additional $5 per transaction will be charged to accounts for each installment/transaction where no card is on file. Tuition will be deducted from your bank account on the 1st business day of each month from September for returning students and October for new students through May, with designated costume amounts deducted in December, unless student is not participating in recital or are in gymnastics or acting classes. For students taking multiple classes, you have the option of making costume deposits in October and November so that the December costume payment is more manageable. We accept Visa & Mastercard for your convenience.

$25 will be assessed for declined credit cards after the 15th of the month. Recurring declined cards will be subject to a Cash Only basis with a late fee of $25 assessed after the 15th of each month for each offense.
24/7 is proud to extend an additional 10% discount to our Military families with valid active Military ID.  Thank you for your service!

Family Discounts:

2 classes…..10% Discount       3 classes……15% Discount       4 classes……20% Discount       5 classes……25% Discount 6 classes……30% Discount      7 classes……35% Discount       8 classes……40% Discount

There is a two month minimum on all classes. A Withdrawal Form is required and notice must occur before the 1st of the month to discontinue automated payments. There is a $50 processing fee for withdrawals before classes start. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS – after the 2-month minimum has been met a studio credit (available only to immediate family) will be issued and may be carried for up to 1 year from the date of issue. No refunds for attire or costumes will be given. 24/7 Dance Studio reserves the right to terminate lessons to any student without notice. This is the only case in which a refund for unused lessons will be given.

Includes class attire, attendance, code of conduct, etc.

Students should be prepared for class with appropriate uniform and shoes. Please refer to your Studio Guide for attire requirements for each class. Failure to wear required dancewear could result in student being asked to sit out of class. Repeated failure to wear required dancewear could result in termination of lessons. Hair must be pulled back and secured out of the dancer’s face and preferably off their neck. Warm-ups may only be worn by teacher permission. Students are not allowed to wear jeans or street shoes to any class. No booty shorts, bra tops, or exposed stomachs are allowed. Jewelry must be removed before entering class.
Students and parents will dress and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner while at 24/7 Dance Studio. We will teach each student to work hard and seek to encourage each other. Politeness and courtesy are highly valued. Proper respect for the staff and fellow students is expected of all students, parents and siblings. Every student and parent/guardian should behave in a disciplined, responsible manner both on site and at studio functions. The studio reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student or parent/guardian whose attitude, attendance or conduct is found to be unsatisfactory. Any student or parent/guardian who disrupts class or approaches a teacher, staff member, another student or parent/guardian with the intent to disrupt, cause dissent or contravene the policies and procedures of 24/7 Dance Studio will be dismissed immediately. Parents wishing to speak to an instructor must first leave a note for the teacher at the front desk or email the teacher at the email addresses provided on the Staff Page.
At 24/7 Dance Studio we take great care and concern in making sure that each student is in a class where he or she will be challenged, but not overwhelmed, and will be able to execute new dance movements without injury or instilling bad habits. Unlike other art techniques, dance is a form that can only be practiced at a studio and under close supervision. One of the most serious mistakes a student can make is to push themselves to be in a level where they are not ready. This can impede their ability to grow, cause injury and seriously affect a student’s motivation and sense of confidence. It is the exclusive decision of the Director of the Studio and the teaching staff in deciding the appropriate classes for each student.
Written Progress Reports will be given mid-year. Final Progress Reports will include recommendations for the next dance year. These Progress Reports help parents stay informed of student progress.
Private lessons and solo rehearsals are available to any student. Reservations must be made through the teacher to schedule. Rates effective January 1, 2015 are (studio minimum)  $30.00 per half hour and $60.00 per hour. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the lesson.
Punctuality and consistent attendance are vital to a student’s success. If a student is more than 10 minutes late to class, they may be asked to sit out of class. Absences resulting from illness, injury or vacations will be excused, but must be made up within the fall session. You are allowed 3 make ups in the fall session that must be done by January 31. Please call the front desk if your dancer is going to be absent, and to schedule your make up class. Students missing more than 3 classes after January 31 may forfeit participation in the year-end recital. There are no refunds or credits for missed classes.

Includes general studio rules and regulations, snow policy, cancellation policy & disciplinary actions.

24/7 Dance Studio is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students. Parents with students under the age of 7 must remain in the building during classes. Small children should be taken to the bathroom prior to class to help minimize frequent “potty breaks”. Please do not be late picking up your student, particularly after the last class of the evening. Late pick up fees will be charged at $5.00 per 5 minutes.
Parents, legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on studio property from activity conducted by the student before, during and after class time.
The studio is hereby granted permission to take photographs and video of the students to use in brochures, web sites, advertisements and other promotional material the studio creates. Permission is also granted for 24/7 to copyright such photographs in its name.
NO PARKING, IDLING, or DROPPING STUDENTS OFF AT THE CURB. This is for their safety and the safety of others. Please respect our policies and park in a designated parking space.
Parent Observation Week is held in November. Costume selections for the year-end recital are also introduced during Parent Observation Week. Classes are closed to the public all other times of the year. Parents may observe on scheduled observation days and via video observation screens, located in the lobby.
The waiting area is for your convenience. Please pick up and clean up after your children and report all spills to the front desk. Siblings are always welcome but must remain quiet and safe at all times. Absolutely no running or yelling in the hallways. The Shopping Center provides a tremendous opportunity for parents to occupy themselves while waiting for their students.
Food and drinks are to be kept in the snack area only. A microwave and refrigerator are available for use. Vending machine snacks, sodas and water are available for purchase. Water ONLY allowed in classrooms.
Restrooms are not to be used to change for class. Do not throw away dirty diapers in the bathrooms. There is a dumpster outside for disposal. The dressing room has lockers & cubbies for dancer use. No eating or drinking in the locker room. No hanging out or doing homework in the locker room. Lockers may be rented for a $5 fee per year. You are responsible for providing a lock.
A substitute instructor will replace the original instructor in cases of illness or vacation. If a class has to be cancelled, the class will be notified by telephone and/or email of the makeup day, if necessary.
We do not follow Frederick County Schools regarding inclement weather except for morning and early afternoon classes. If there is a delay morning and early afternoon classes are cancelled. You may call the studio answering machine at (301)846-4247.  You will be notified VIA EMAIL, website, Facebook, Twitter,Instagram and a message will be put on the machine if classes are cancelled.  We also participate in Remind (TEXT @247da to 240-348-1783) to receive class cancellations via TEXT. Make-up Classes: Tuition is based on 32 weeks, however, 24/7 Dance Studio has included additional days in our schedule therefore your class may not need to be made up. We will notify you if there is to be a makeup class. Class make-ups due to cancellations will be posted on the bulletin board and sent via e-newsletter and email. Class cancellations will be made by 8am for all morning classes and 2pm for all evening classes.
DO NOT delay teachers between their classes. Please leave a note for the director or instructors with the front desk or email. Email addresses are available on the Staff page of the website. Teachers will be happy to assist or address any concerns that you may via email.
24/7 Dance Studio reserves the right to change days and/or times of classes as needed. In the event that 3 or less students report to class, class may be shortened 15 minutes at the discretion of the instructor. If a class has less than 5 students registered, we reserve the right to move them to a comparable class or otherwise terminate the class.
24/7 Dance Studio strives to offer a place of fun and learning in a minimally restrictive environment. However, if disciplinary action is required, the following steps will be followed: 1) The instructor will talk with the student about their behavior 2) The Parent/Guardian of the student will be called and informed of the student’s behavior 3) The director of the Studio will be notified and the student will be suspended from class for one week 4) The executive director will be notified and the student will be expelled from all classes for the remainder of the year. Depending on the severity of the infraction, 24/7 Dance Studio reserves the right to accelerate this process and expel the student without intermediary steps. Should a student be removed from class no credit or refund will be given.
24/7 Dance Studio uses email, electronic newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, Remind (TEXT @247da to 240-348-1783) and bulletin boards as our main source of communication with our families. Please make sure that you are receiving monthly newsletters. If you are not receiving the newsletters then please contact the front desk to ensure that we have the correct email address on file.  It is the parent’s responsibility to be aware of all dates and events.

Student Referral Program (Road to Stardom)

Level 1 When you refer one friend that joins 24/7 Dance Studio, you will receive:

  • Recognition in your classroom
  • A “Members Only” studio lanyard
  • A special pin for your lanyard (one pin for each friend that joins)
  • Celebrated on our special “Road to Stardom” wall

Level 2 When you refer three friends that join 24/7 Dance Studio, you will receive:

  • Recognition in your classroom
  • A “Members Only” studio dance bag
  • A special pin for your lanyard (one pin for each friend that joins)
  • Celebrated on our special “Road to Stardom” wall, in our newsletter and on Facebook!

Level 3 When you refer five friends that join 24/7 Dance Studio, you will receive:

  • Recognition in your classroom
  • A very special “Members Only” studio jacket
  • A special pin for your lanyard (one pin for each friend that joins)
  • Celebrated on our special “Road to Stardom” wall, in our newsletter and on Facebook!