Neighborhood School of Dance Policies and Procedures
TUITION, FEES, & PAYMENTS
Tuition is paid in 6 installments from September to February. Tuition payments are due by the 10th of the month. a $10 Late fee will be applied on the 15th of the month.
If you choose to pay tuition in full at the beginning of the year you will receive a 10% discount on tuition. Payment must be made by September 12th of the current year to get the discount.
Tuition Rates (Includes Costume Fee)
45-60 Min. Class – $60/month ($360 for the season)
80 Min. Class – $75/month ($450 for the season)
3 or more classes: $30 off/month
4 or more classes: $40 off/month
5 or more classes: $50 off/month
***If you pay tuition in full and the dancer decides to no longer continue there will be NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS issued. If you are unsure if the dancer will stick with it, you are better off paying monthly.
Other Fees and when they are due:
Memberhsip Fee ($80/ family) – Due upon Registering
Account balances must be paid in full for dancers to perform in the recital.
There are NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS issued for any tuition payments, any fees paid or any deposits paid if the dancer decides to no longer continue in the class.
If there is a balance on your account March 1st, Late fees will be applied in the following manner until paid in full:
$20.00 Late fee applied March 1st
$30.00 Late fee applied April 1st
$40.00 Late fee applied May 1st
Payments can be made online, they can be placed in silver box on Desk (If making a cash payment you must get a receipt for your payment – No Exceptions), or payments can be mailed to: 609 S. Union St. Olean, NY 14760
Dancers that register for the new season are required to have a credit card on file. This is so that in case you miss your tuition payment we can process it for you and save you from paying late fees. You can still make payments by cash or check by the 10th of the month, but if no payment is received by the 10th of the month your credit card will be billed on the 15th of the month.
There is a $30 fee for returned checks.
Please understand that you are under a financial obligation to pay for all tuition payments and fees when you sign up for the entire season.
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS
Past due accounts will be sent to collections on May 15th of the current dance year. This includes all charges to the accounts, if a dancer quits and account is not paid in full.
We do Reserved Seating for our 2+ hour annual recital held at Olean High School Auditorium. To be able to offer the convenience of reserved seating we sell tickets to the recital. Tickets are $10/adult $6/child 12 and under. All current NSD families will receive a code to get 50% off the ticket price.
As a “thank you” to our returning students every year, we offer early registration. If you elect to register for the next dance season early you will get early access to the reserved recital tickets. Early registration will go live in March 2018.
As we take pride in the progress of our students, the following rules have been established to ensure the best in dance education.
***First Year Students are advised to start in a grade level below them. When Students are in a class that is over their head they do not learn as much, which takes the enjoyment out of it. Students will not be placed a grade level above theirs without the approval from the instructor.
~Students must be properly groomed and attired to take class. Hair must be up in a bun, ponytail, or braid. Long hair is a nuisance in class. A bun is required for all Ballet classes. Loose clothing over dancewear is not permitted in class. ~No jewelry (tiny pierced earrings are acceptable) ~No gum, food, or drink (water bottles only) ~Plain Black Leotards Only (no beads, skirts, designs) ~Footwear: Dance shoes should be fitted properly. Overly large shoes inhibit technique. ~Underpants are not to be worn under dance clothes. ~Dance tights are required not stockings or fashion tights ~The Studio strives for a prompt schedule. Please arrive 15 mins prior to class. Parents should escort their child in and stay with them until class begins. Please pick your child up in a timely manner after class. ~Please notify the office if your child discontinues classes. Otherwise you are responsible for any charges or fees incurred up until the date of notification.
*Please write your name on all belongings *All students must adhere to the dress code only plain black dancewear is allowed.
Tap, Ballet, Acro (Combination Classes)
Females: Black leotard, white tights, pink ballet slippers, & black tap shoes (if they have laces, black elastic sewn together at ends is needed or tap ties) No skirts.
Males: Black dance pants or shorts, white t-shirt, white socks, black ballet slippers, black tap shoes
Jr. & Sr. Ballet Classes
Females: Black leotard, ballet pink tights, pink split-sole ballet slippers, authentic ballet skirt (optional)
Males: Black shorts or black tights, white socks, white shirt, black ballet slippers
Jr. & Sr. Tap & Jazz Classes
Females: Black leotard with any length black (form- fitting) authentic dance pants or shorts over*; black or tan tights; black split-sole jazz shoes; suggested tap shoe: black leather Dolly with Capezio Tele-Tone tap
Males: same as above
Hip Hop Classes
Females & Males: Appropriate Shirts ( no bare midriff, no low cut shirts) and Pants or Capris that fall below the knee. Sneakers are to be brought to class, do not wear street shoes in the studio.
Modern & Contemporary Classes
Females & Males: Black shirts or tank tops, black pants or capris. No shoes. No color on clothing.
*Leotards must be worn for each class * no zip-up pants; no writing or stripes on dancewear *Parents will be notified if student is not appropriately attired.
QUALITY DANCE WEAR
The Studio has some merchandise in stock to be sold; the rest is ordered. Our prices are very reasonable, we do not charge shipping fees. ‘or’ visit Bailey’s Slipper Shoppe, 8204 Main St, Williamsville NY (716)634-0314
Starting the season late or chronic absenteeism due to outside activities is discouraged. Good dancers are committed. The progression of the class is also affected by sporadic attendance. Attendance at rehearsals for recital is mandatory. Attendance at class before the recital isessential.
NSD is located in Western New York and Snow days are accounted for in our dance season. Cancellations due to the weather will be announced on WPIG95.7FM. Class Cancellations will be put on our Facebook page as well as texted to the student’s contact info. If in doubt, call or text Ms. Brittany.
Studio will automatically close if Olean schools do. Individual calls will not always be made except in cases where Olean schools have not closed.
The Studio will be closed a week in October for our Fall Break, October 31st for Halloween, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, Split Breaks in February and April. For specific dates please refer to our Calendar page. These dates are standard holidays and the classes missed on those days are not rescheduled. We still run classes on Mondays that there is a holiday.
LIABILITY OF STUDIO
By Signing up for classes you agree: That I, the parent/guardian and my child are aware that dance is a potentially riskful activity. I assume all risks associated with participation in any dance class, including but not limited to, falls, contact with another person(s), and any other reasonable risk conditions associated with dance. All such risks to my child/self are known and understood by me.
MARKETING & USE OF MEDIA
NSD may use pictures, videos, etc of the dancers for marketing and promotional materials. By signing up for classes you agree:
To authorize the Neighborhood School of Dance to photograph me/ my child, take motion pictures of me/ my child, and or make electronic sound recordings of me /my child (herein referred to as photographic or electronic reproductions)
To authorize the use of any such photographic or electronic productions of me /my child for any purpose, including, but not limited to educational and other public media such as the company website or Facebook as may be deemed appropriate by the Neighborhood School of Dance.
To release the Neighborhood School of Dance’s employees and owner from all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with any use of said materials, including, without limitation, all claims for invasion of privacy, infringement of my right of publicity, defamation and any other personal and/or property rights.
To acknowledge and agree that no sums whatsoever will be due to me as a result of the use and/or exploitation of the “Materials” or any right therein.