Studio Policies

Payment:

Tuition may be paid in person, by mail, over the phone, or online. We require a valid credit card kept on file. Any fees outstanding on the due date will be auto paid to the credit card on file. For your convenience, we offer online management of your dance account. Dance fees will be posted to the Parent Portal and may be paid online. You must create an account via the Parent Portal.

Registration & Refund Policies:

-Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
-Class age restrictions must be met by the class start date.
-Class spots cannot be held without payment. Payment is due upon registration.
-Payment is accepted by cash, credit card, or check. Only sessions paid in full are eligible for full multiple class discounts.
-There is a $30 registration fee per child when signing up. This fee is once per school year.
-If a class is dropped at least two weeks prior to the class start date, a 50% refund will be given minus a $25 administration fee.
-If a class is dropped less than two weeks prior to the class start date, there will only be a studio credit given.
-If a class is dropped after the class start date, there will be no refund given.
-There are no refunds given for cancelled or missed classes. Make-up classes may be taken for classes missed due to scheduled studio closings, inclement weather, illness, or personal conflicts. 

Health & Medical:

-Studio 18 is nut-free. No nut products will be allowed in the studio.
-Please inform the studio about any medical conditions that may require special attention. All information will remain confidential.

Photo/Video Waiver & Release:

Studio 18 may take photo and/or video footage of classes, events, competitions, and performances. By signing the registration form, you are giving Studio 18 permission to these photos and video footage for marketing and promotion.

Class Policies

Attendance:

Consistent attendance is important to a students’ growth as well as to the curriculum of the entire class. Please call studio to inform of absence. Classes begin on time with all students ready to dance. 

Late Arrival:

If a student is more than 10 minutes late to a class, he/she may not participate in the remainder of that class, but is welcome into the class to observe. This is not meant as a punishment, but is to ensure the safety of all the dancers. When a student is late, crucial warm-up is missed that gets the body warm and aims to prevent injury.

Make Up Classes:

Absences due to illness or family emergency may be made up during the current term. Please ask your current instructor if you would like a recommendation for an appropriate class. Please notify Studio 18 in advance if you plan on attending a make-up class. 

Weather Closure Policy :

If area schools are closed for weather related problems, Studio 18 will be closed. In the case of severe weather, we will send an e-mail and change our voicemail. We will also post to our Facebook and Instagram pages. Students will be able to make up a class missed for severe weather at another time. Please speak to your instructor for a recommendation for an appropriate class. We do not offer credit or refunds for missed classes due to severe weather. 

Staffing:

Studio 18 reserves the right to substitute qualified staff whenever necessary to ensure the success of each class. Refunds are not granted for staffing changes.

Late Pick Up Policy:

Studio 18 will charge one dollar per minute after the studio closes to wait with your student.