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Spotlight Dance Academy offers year-round dance training

Our full season dance year is 36 weeks in length with scheduled breaks according  to holidays and school vacations. Please refer to the calendar on our website, your dance calendar or the back of your GUIDELINES for a complete breakdown of such events.

Our 6 week classes begin in Oct. Jan. and April

These classes rotate to offer different genres and ages levels. 6 week schedules are usually on the website one month prior to the start of classes.

Summer sessions begin in June and end in August

We offer camps, clinics for ages 3-8 as well as the most popular Princess Camp. SDA short beginning level classes for all ages, it is a great time to try something new. Drop in classes and guest teachers are a part of our Intermediate-Advanced levels.  Dancers at this level can create their own schedule tailored to the needs.

Summer Registration begins March 20th, 2017.  Registration is available online, via phone or in-person.  Full payment must be made by the 2 weeks of the first class.  IF payment is not made upon registration, and not made prior to the 2 weeks before class, payment will be automatically charged to the card on account.  This applies to all classes except drop-in. Register and pay in full BEFORE May 20th and receive a 5% discount on classes. 

Cancellation must be made two weeks prior to beginning of class for a refund.  Any cancellations thereafter will not be refunded.  Funds forfeited due to cancellation may not be applied to another class.

We understand that summer tuition for classes and camps can add up so if your summer balance is above $400.00 you may do a 2 installment payment plan.   Please speak to the Operations Manager if you are interested in this.

Newsletters:  Will be posted on the website and emailed to you.

There will be quarterly newsletters sent home quarterly. They are also posted on our website, along with important dates. The sole purpose of these letters is to keep you informed of the events occurring in our dance program. Please read these thoroughly to keep communications open between yourselves and our instructors. A newsletter with specific costume, picture day and student showcase information will be available in November. If for some reason you do not receive a letter, there is an organizer in the lobby containing all current publications. PLEASE CHECK THE INFORMATION BOARD REGULARLY.

Observation days: There will be three assigned classes during the dance year in which parents are invited and encouraged to observe the entire class. No one is allowed to observe in class during any other times. We ask that each dancer bring ONLY ONE PERSON to watch their class to avoid over crowding.

THERE IS NO VIDEOTAPING ALLOWED AT ANY TIME IN THE STUDIO.

Snow Days: While area schools may close for busing reasons, most often the roads are clear and safe by early afternoon. It is our intention to remain open for all scheduled classes. The status of classes will be available by 2:30 p.m. on the studio answering machine and our WEBSITE if we must close for severe weather conditions. When in doubt give us a call. Also, we will attempt to inform the local radio and television stations if time is available. Classes cancelled due to weather will not be rescheduled, this is an act of nature.

Attendance: It is very important that you make every effort to attend all classes, as excessive absences and tardiness can hinder a student’s progress.While there are some understandable excused absences (illness, funeral, mandatory school/church functions), it is your responsibility to come to class.Good attendance is imperative as the studio cannot jeopardize its responsibilities to the rest of the class for one student.

**Any student who misses more than 5 lessons between the months of January through May and is planning on performing in the annual Student Showcase must make up such classes (not including children’s classes) as privates at the instructors convenience and at private lesson fees or they will forfeit their performance in the Showcase.

**Any dancer that does not attend the last class of the year before the Student Dance Showcase will not be allowed to perform in the show.

We hope that by enrolling your child at Spotlight Dance Academy you intend to take an active part in helping maintain an enthusiastic interest in dance for your child at all times.

1. We expect students to respect instructors and fellow students at all times.

2. No food is allowed in the studio, however sealable drinking bottles may be brought in by students taking more than one class per day. All left over snacks must be disposed of in the outside garbage dispenser.

3. For safety reasons, students may not have gum or wear jewelry in.

4. We expect all students to keep the lobby, classrooms, and bathrooms CLEAN. Please pick up after yourself and/or your child. All children under the age of 16 must be seated at all times in the lobby. Siblings and friends of dancers must stay in the lobby only and must be supervised at all times. There is no yelling, screaming, or running allowed in the studio or lobby. No one is allowed to run/play in the parking lot.

5. If any dancer or her/his family is destructive to SDA property, the dancer’s guardian is responsible for damages. Each dancer must mark their belongings clearly with their full name. This makes it easier to return lost items.

PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR TUITION AND COSTUMES

Cash—Check—Credit Card—Direct Debit (ACH)

We now have automated payment processing on the 1st of each month. No more late fees with this option!! A Payment Plan Authorization Form is available in the office to enroll in this service. You must enroll by the 15th of each month to be included in the following month’s billing. Monthly payments can be dropped off at the SDA office or mailed.

ATTENTION

Students must notify the office in writing, if discontinuing lessons by the 15th of the month. Payment is required until the office receives the written notice. THIS WILL BE ENFORCED.

No refunds will be given for classes paid in full for the year after the 4th class of the season for any reason.

Tuition is not per lesson or per week and is not pro-rated for partial months if a student misses classes.

Spotlight Dance Academy reserves the right to refuse admission to classes.