Studio Policies and Guidelines (Revised August 2017)
We accept monthly post-dated Cheques or Credit cards (Visa or M/C) as methods of payment.
These are the installment options:
Cheques – dated 1st of each month to Kristy's Dance Fusion Inc.
- 9 post-dated cheques Sept-May
- 3 post-dated cheques Sept 1 (Sept-Nov), Dec 1 (Dec-Feb), March 1 (Mar-May)
- 1 cheque for the full year tuition dated Sept 1 (2% discount)
Credit Card – (Visa or M/C)
- Every 3 months - Sept 1 (Sept-Nov), Dec 1 (Dec-Feb), March 1 (Mar-May)
- Yearly – Full tuition (2% discount)
- 5% GST is applied to all dance tuition.
A late fee will be added to accounts on the 10th of each month if tuition has not yet been paid. Accounts with a balance owing of $0.00 to $200.00 will be charged a $15.00 late fee. Accounts with a balance owing of $200.00 or higher will be charged a $30.00 late fee. Other charges separate from tuition amounts will have a 30 day payment expectation before the same late fees are charged to accounts.
Late fees will be enforced beginning June 2015.
A registration fee of $25.00 + GST is due at the time of registration to secure your spot in dance classes. This fee is per family. This fee is non-refundable.
NEW AMOUNT: A costume deposit of $50.00 per class registered, is due and payable at the time of registration but may be post dated for October 1. This deposit will be subtracted from your costume invoice that is sent out when the costumes arrive for our Year-End dance showcase and/or competitions. The costume deposit becomes non-refundable on October 31.
Returned Cheques (NSF)
A $25.00 NSF fee will be charged on any returned cheque. If a client has 2 NSF cheques, their account will become cash only and 3 months of dance tuition will need to be paid in advance.
Withdrawal from Class
If a student wishes to discontinue classes we request a written request of cancellation. Any attendance during a month constitutes a full month's tuition.
Class placement is up to the sole discretion of the Director and the Instructors. Factors involved in determining class placement include: number of years of dance training, technical strengths, number of hours of training per week and age.
Proper dance attire must be worn during dance classes. Students will not be permitted to dance in street clothes, please see additional information on dance attire for female and male students. Undergarments should be thoughtfully concealed.
Hair must be pulled back in a bun or ponytail for female dancers and brushed neatly off the face for male dancers. This is proper dance etiquette.
Our studio attends two competitions each season. Competitive groups are invited to attend with the studio, usually around the age of 7 or 8. First year competitors will be informed of the "ins and outs" of competition. We choose competitions we feel will be a positive environment for the children. The dancers perform their Year-End routine at competitions which allows them to showcase their talent (and costume) one more time.
Dancers in competitive groups are to be enrolled in ballet class. Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and works to strengthen the competitive dancer's overall technique. After a few years of ballet training it is quite evident in a jazz class which dancers take ballet and which do not. Please talk to your instructor about the benefits of ballet.
Choreography: Solos, Duos and Trios
Solos, Duos and Trios may be requested and submitted in a "Wish Box" in September. The Director and the Instructors will discuss those requests and decide upon extra competition routines. Solos must be earned during the course of the dance season and will be thoughtfully selected by the staff. Factors involved in the decision making process: level achieved in desired genre, training in competitive ballet classes, reliable attendance, similar dance skills for a duo/trio, showing good sportsman like conduct toward fellow dancers in all dance related activities and demonstrating a positive and helpful attitude in class toward fellow dancers and instructors. These extra routines will perform at competitions and our Mini Showcase Charity Event.
It is important for the students to have good attendance. Missed classes will cause the dancer to fall behind in the work being taught. Commitment contracts will be in place for competitive dancers. In competitive groups, two absences from class will be accepted. If the number of missed classes exceeds two, a meeting may be called and that dancer could face being removed from a competitive class setting.
We will kindly and respectfully ask that students and their parents conduct themselves in an appropriate manner when representing Kristy's Dance Fusion at public events.
No Tolerance for Bullying
Bullying in any form will NOT be tolerated. Privileges within the studio (ie: solos, class assisting etc.) could be taken from a dancer if a case of bullying is discovered.
Absence from exam classes may result in the dancer not being able to take part in the exam process.
Dual Studio Enrollment
Kristy's Dance Fusion offers a quality dance education in a variety of dance disciplines. Any competitive student wishing to take dance classes outside of the studio must request permission from the studio director.
We will invite parents of the dancers to sit in on classes at two different times throughout the dance season. Those dates will be announced at a later date.
Gum chewing during dance classes will not be permitted.
Questions or Concerns
We reserve the right to cancel dance classes on days of exams or dance competitions.