Policies & Procedures

Elevé Dance Studios (EDS)
Policies and Procedures for Parents and Students
Effective July 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023

Registration

A non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration in the following amount:

$35 for Individual
$60 for Family Registration

This fee helps cover administrative expenses, insurance, supplies, building maintenance and secure student placement.

Tuition

School Year Tuition: Tuition for Fall-Spring Session classes is split into 9 payments, which will be processed monthly through pre-authorized automatic payment (AutoPay). AutoPay transactions will be debited from the account on file (checking account, savings account, debit or credit card) on your choice of the 1st or 10th of each month. Checks will be processed through AutoPay, in the same manner as a debit card to immediately verify available funds. Full payment is due each month, even if a student misses any classes during that month. Students are not fully registered without setting up a monthly payment program through AutoPay or processing a one-time prepayment in full. (Auto-Pay will be available to set up starting September)

Customers who do not wish to use their Auto-Pay account for any given month’s tuition may bring in another form of payment before their scheduled AutoPay date, or pay online through the Parent Portal.

If, for any reason, an automatic payment is declined, a declined payment transaction fee of $2 will be applied, and the client will have 10 days from the date of the declined payment to pay the account balance due. If the payment due is not received within the allotted 10 days, an automatic $15.00 late fee will be applied each month until the account is up to date.

AutoPay will stop 31 days after a student has been dropped from class for non-payment or for any other reason. After 90 days, delinquent accounts will be turned over to a collection agency where further collection charges and penalties will be applied.

Dress Code

Required dancewear and dance shoes must be worn to all classes. No bare midriffs allowed in class. Students are not to wear jeans, or shoes worn outdoors to any dance class other than hip hop. For safety reasons, dancers are not to wear any large or dangling jewelry. Hair must be out of the face and longer hair tied back. Nails need to be neatly trimmed and good hygiene kept.

Communication

Eleve` Dance Studios provides multiple lines of communication to keep you and your student informed, including our website, apps (i.e. BAND), social media, and most importantly email. However, it is the responsibility of the parent and/or student to obtain the information. It is imperative, and in your best interest, to have an active email account with which EDS can send up-to-date communications, as well as provide a cell phone number. We rarely, if ever, give out hard copy notes to students. Parents who prefer to receive hard copy notes instead of emails must check with EDS regularly to have them printed. EDS is not held responsible to track down parents to give notes, calendars, or other information. To avoid missing any important information, take advantage of the many lines of communication we have available to you and your student.

Phone and Address Change: It is the responsibility of the guardian or adult student to inform EDS of any contact information change.

Extreme Weather or Unexpected Class Interruption: If classes must be canceled due to extreme weather or events beyond EDS or EDS’s control, we will notify student’s parents/guardians via email, as well as post to our social media pages. No refunds will be given for lessons missed due to extreme weather or unexpected interruption.

Performance Costumes

Costume fees for performing classes will be given in October. Estimated costume costs are as follows:
Rockin Babes or Ballet Babes 2-3yrs Classes: $65
Pre-K 3-5yrs Classes: $130
Dance I 5-7yrs Classes: $140
Dance II 8-10yrs Classes: $150
Dance III 11-13yrs Classes: $150
Hip Hop I: $85
Hip Hop II: $85
Pom I: $85 (including poms)
Pom II: $85 (including poms)
Ballet I: $65 (not including ballet slippers)
Ballet II: $65 (not including ballet slippers)
Tap I: $65 (not including tap shoes)
Tap II: $65 (not including tap shoes)
Tap III: $75 (not including tap shoes)

Company and competition team fees and due dates are explained in the individual class contracts.

Costume fees are due by Oct. 5th or at the time of registration for those registering after October 5th. The costume fee is non-refundable and does not include tights or shoes. Please refer to our website (www.elevedancestudios.com) Type and color of tights, if needed, will be selected by the instructor and the class will be notified.
Costume fees may be paid through Venmo: @Janell-Fullmer, check or cash or in the Parent Portal once it is set up. Costumes will not be distributed to the student or parent until they are paid for in full. If the student has a performance and the costume has not been paid for, the student will not perform.

Photo Release

Eleve` Dance Studios is hereby granted permission to take photographs and/or video of the student to use in brochures, websites, posters, advertisements, social media and other promotional materials. I hereby grant full permission to any and all the foregoing to use any photographs, videotapes, or other recordings of the student. Permission is also hereby granted for the EDS to copyright such photographs in its name.

Student & Child Care

Students are not to be left at EDS for excessive time before or after class. EDS is not responsible for children outside of their scheduled class time. For students ages 3 and under, a parent or guardian should remain at the studio during that child’s lesson.

EDS does not provide child care. If other children are brought to EDS, the parent(s)/guardian(s) are responsible to ensure their child(ren) is/are supervised, and that they do not disturb students, classes, or instructors, and also ensure that the facility and its equipment are respected.

Attendance

It is important to make an effort to come to class and be on time. Please call or email the office info@elevedancestudios.com if unable to make a class due to illness or other reason to be excused.

Holidays/No Dance Days

Classes start September 6th. No dance Monday Sept. 5th for Labor Day. Tuesday-Thursday Nov. 22-24th for Thanksgiving. Monday December 19-30th for Christmas Break. Monday March 20-24th for Spring Break. Unless listed above we will have dance even if school is out, including President’s Day! The last week of dance is May 1st-4th.Open Classes are May 8-18th and are great for inviting a friend to come try our classes! Competitive Team Tryouts will be May 22-24th.

Performances

Christmas Recital tentatively Dec. 3rd at TRHS PAC. All dancers (except Tap) participate in the East Idaho Dance Showcase tentatively Saturday February 4th from 11:30-8:30p.m. at Shelley High School. Admission is $5 adults, $3 kids, and dancers are free and will also receive a participation medal! Other optional performances may include basketball half times, other showcases and events as well as the Year End Recital April 29th at Thunder Ridge P.A.C.! Dancers will be awarded a participation award! Tickets for the recital will go on sale in April.

Team Pictures

Team and individual pictures are typically taken the first week in March; specifics will be in the monthly newsletter.

Fundraisers

Possible fundraisers this year are selling 15lb. boxes of potatoes, Jamba Juice coupons, flavored popcorn, movie tickets, Daily Deals Cards, Texas Roadhouse peanuts. Volunteer parents who can help organize fundraisers are always welcome!

Respect and Lines-of-Communication

Eleve` Dance Studios will not tolerate any violence, contention or threats to students, parents, instructors, or staff at its premises. EDS reserves the right to refuse service.

Substitutions

EDS reserves the right to provide a substitute teacher if the regularly scheduled teacher is ill or unable to teach classes. If EDS cannot arrange a substitute, any missed classes will be made up.

Food & Drink

Other than water in a sealable container, no food or drink is allowed into the studios. However, planned instructor and staff-supervised parties/events are an exception to this. Vending machines are available for student and visitor use; however, food or drink must be consumed away from the studio floors. Alcohol, smoking or drugs are never permitted by Eleve` Dance Studios, or at any of its performances, programs, recitals or competitions.

Early Class Withdrawl

There is a one-month minimum for all lessons. After the first month, a 31-day notice is required to discontinue any classes before the end of the session. Withdrawals must be done in person and will not be accepted over the phone. No withdrawals will be accepted after April 10. To withdraw from class(es) a parent or adult student must:

1. Inform EDS administration in person and,
2. Complete and sign a withdrawal form provided by the studio’s office

AutoPay will stop 31 days after the written notice date. No refunds will be issued for tuition, costumes, competition fees, or any other fees already paid at the time of withdrawal.

EDS reserves the right to terminate lessons to any students without notice. In such a case AutoPay will terminate at the same time as the lessons are terminated. No refunds will be issued for tuition for any fees already paid at the time of termination.

Competitive Team dancers accounts will be charged $150 for early class withdrawal after August 31st or $250 for early class withdrawal after October 1st.

Release of Liability

I understand that there are inherent risks associated with dancing and related activities, and I understand it is my responsibility (and not the responsibility of Eleve` Dance Studios or anyone else) to maintain medical insurance for my child(ren) while enrolled at EDS. I agree to release Eleve` Dance Studios at Dance Tech Academy and all of their instructors and personnel, also Ammon and Iona City, from responsibility for personal injury, loss of property, illness and all other hazards that may occur to my child(ren) while participating in activities related in any way to their association with EDS. I also authorize EDS to obtain emergency treatment for my child if they are injured or become ill during said activity. I waive the right to any legal action for any injury or illness sustained while on the studio property resulting from dance/tumbling or any other activity conducted by the students before, during or after class time.