GENERAL INFORMATION AND STUDIO POLICIES
For over 60 years with the reputation of Excellence in Dance Education, Charlotte Klein Dance Centers has offered a complete program of dance education for children and teens. Classes are available for all levels from beginner to the advanced student. A multiple class pre-professional program for those interested in an intensive dance study is also provided.
CLASS LEVELS AND PLACEMENT
Our studio uses a system of levels to match students as closely as possible within each class and subject. Students are placed in classes based on age and years of experience as well as skill level, coordination, musicality, focus and maturity. Each class can therefore be paced to meet the needs of the majority. It is very important for parents and students to understand that dance class levels are not the same as grade levels and that students may not always change levels each year. This does not mean that they have not made progress or that they are being “held back”. In fact, in most cases the entire class progresses as a unit. Students who dance above their level will be moved accordingly, based on evaluations by their teachers.
COMPETITION ELIGIBILITY and SPECIAL CHOREOGRAPHY
Students must be evaluated and/or selected by the teachers in order to participate in competitions. Students interested in participating in dance competitions must be enrolled in a program of 4 or more classes weekly, 2 of which should be ballet classes. In order to compete in a certain style students must take all the offered classes in that style (example: If a student who wants to compete in a tap dance the student must take tap). Students must take a full program in order to participate in special choreography. Requests for special choreography for small groups, trios, duos are welcomed, however solo choreography is to be determined by the teachers and Rachel Rubin. Please note that competitions and special choreography are an additional cost that is not included in the yearly tuition.
|CLASS HOUR PER WEEK||8 INSTALLMENTS EACH||TOTAL FOR YEAR|
|45 MINUTE CLASS||$63.00||$504.00|
|10 or more||$373.00||$2,984.00|
NEW PAYMENT POLICY
In an effort to make the payment of your dancer’s account as smooth as we can, the procedures below have been implemented. We appreciate you entrusting your child’s dance education to us.
TUITION AND PAYMENT FEE SCHEDULE
Tuition is based on the entire dance year program (1st class in September through last class in June) which is split into 8 monthly payments. Tuition is not based on how many classes are held per month.
$25. 00 per student, maximum $50.00 per family
A family will receive a 10% tuition discount off their second dancer, 20% tuition discount off their third dancer, and 30% tuition discount off their fourth dancer.
YEAR IN FULL PAYMENT DISCOUNT
Receive a 5% discount when tuition is paid in full by September 10th. If paying in full, cash or check is the only method allowed. The year in full payment is due at time of registration. There will be no holding of class spots.
Tuition will be charged in 8 monthly installments starting in September and ending in April. The first tuition payment is due upon registration. The remaining monthly payments are due on the 1st of each month.
Costume deposits will be billed to each account on November 1st.
|Terrific Twos through Danceworks||$65 per class|
|Tap/Jazz and up||$75 per class|
* Please note that these deposits do not include the cost of tights and accessories (if any). Balances for recital costumes will be charged to the account March 1st.
All Accounts are required to have a credit or debit card on file. CKDC accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Every account will automatically be charged on the 1st of the month using the debit or credit card on file. If you choose to pay in a different form (cash, check or another card) you may do so 5 days before the 1st month. If cash or check is not received by the 1st, the card will be automatically charged.
ALL OTHER CHARGES
All other charges are due once the charge is added to the families account and will automatically be charged on the 1st of the month if not paid by the due date.
Every account with unpaid charges will be automatically charged on the 1st of the month using the credit or debit card on file.
A 10% late fee of the total account balance will be applied to accounts 10 days past due. If a credit or debit card on file expires or becomes invalid, the system will notify the family account through email. The family has 10 days to update payment information from home or in the studio at the desk and complete the payment before late fee is applied.
A $35 fee will be charged for returned checks.
The child of anyone with an overdue balance may be ineligible to participate in class or perform in the annual recital.
Scholarships may be available for families who are in financial need. Scholarship application forms are available upon request from the studio office. The scholarship application form should be completed and submitted with the Student Enrollment Form before September 1st. The first tuition payment is due at the registration pending notification of scholarships.
All withdrawals from classes must be in writing. If not notified in writing before the 1st of the month, tuition will not be refunded. A $50 cancellation fee will be charged for any withdrawals after January 31st.
Any refund of year in full tuition or refund applied to a credit card will have a 10% processing fee deducted. There are no refunds for absences of classes due to weather.
ABSENCES AND MAKEUP LESSONS
Lessons missed, may be made up in an alternate class of the same or lower level in which the student is enrolled. Students/Parents must inform the staff/faculty before taking the make-up class. All make-up classes must be taken before March 1, 2017 due to recital choreography.
All decisions regarding class cancellation due to weather will be made no later than 1:00pm. An email will be sent out when a decision has been made. Students may make-up any lessons missed per the policy noted above.
The dress code is in a PDF document and can be downloaded or viewed by clicking on the following link: DRESS CODE