Studio Policies

REGISTRATION:

A registration fee is required with the registration form to reserve class space. Registration is not considered complete and class space is not reserved until the registration fee has been paid. The registration fee will be paid upon new registration or upon re-entering classes after a break that exceeds two months.
Continuing students are required to fill out a new registration form each fall session (August). This will ensure that we have your current contact information.

    Students who take the summer off and do not return until after the month of August will be subject to a registration fee upon re-entering classes.

TUITION:

Tuition will remain the same whether it is a long (5-week) or short (3-week) month. Your tuition pays for your space regardless of absences, there will be no proration or refund for classes missed. If you do not let the office know you are not returning after any break billing will continue. Tuition is due in full by the 10th of each month.

The following late fees apply to payments received after the 10th of the month:

$5.00 For payments received after the 10th and up until the 15th of the month.
$10.00 For payments received after the 15th and up until the last day of the month.
$15.00 For payments received on the first day of the following month or any day there after.

If you fall two months behind in tuition payments, you will be suspended from the studio until all debts are paid in full. If the balance is not paid in full within 60 days of suspension, you will be sent to collections for owing an outstanding balance. The only invoices that are sent out are for outstanding balances only. A $5.00 service fee will be added to each invoice that is sent out.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

In office Payments: We accept cash, check, Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover.
Make checks payable to: Alma Dolores IDC

Mailed Payments: 3811 S. Hwy 92, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650
Make Checks Payable to: Alma Dolores IDC
Payments mailed to the studio are still subject to the late payment policy

ATTENDANCE:

There will be no reimbursement or proration for classes missed. Your tuition secures your spot in the class you are attending. If you leave for 1 month or longer without paying tuition, we reserve the right to give your spot to a new student.

Good attendance is imperative, as absences and tardiness can hold back an entire class. The studio cannot jeopardize the progress of the entire class for one student. Please make every effort to be at each class. If you will be absent from a class or decide to discontinue lessons with the studio, you must call the studio and advise the Office Manager.

UNIFORMS:

**Uniform items must be purchased from the studio dance wear shop**

Uniforms required for all classes. If you attend class without your uniform, your instructor will remind you once that you need to wear your complete uniform. Each time you attend class without your uniform after receiving the initial reminder, your instructor will not allow you to participate in class for that session. There will be no refund or proration for classes missed due to not following the uniform policy. A uniform requirements list has been provided with your registration form.

CLASSTOPSBOTTOMSSHOESDETAILSPICTURE EXAMPLE
JazzBlack Thin Strap LeotardBlack Jazz PantsBlack Jazz Boots
TapBlack Thin Strap LeotardBlack Jazz PantsBlack Tap Boots
Ballet/TapPink LeotardPink Wrap &
Theatrical Pink Tights
Leather Ballet Slippers
& Black Tap Shoes

PolynesianBlack Thin Strap LeotardTraditional Skirt & Studio ShortsBare FeetTraditional Outfit Includes: Skirt, head piece, & pom-poms. You provide the bikini top & we match the colors of the outfit to your top.
Lyrical & ModernBlack Thin Strap LeotardBlack Studio ShortsFoot Undeez
Broadway MusicalsBlack Thin Strap LeotardBlack Jazz PantsBlack Jazz Boots
Irish DancesBlack Thin Strap LeotardBlack Jazz PantsIrish Sandals
Hip-HopBlack Thin Strap LeotardBlack Hip-Hop PantsBlack Hip-Hop Sneakers
Belly DanceBlack Thin Strap LeotardBlack Jazz PantsBare FeetPerformance Outfit: Traditional Top & bottom - (You Provide)
GymnasticsBlack Thin Strap LeotardBlack Jazz PantsBare Feet
Ballet Technique VariationBlack Thin Strap Leotard
Black Wrap Skirt
& Pink Conversion Tights
Professional Ballet Slippers
FolkloricoBlack Thin Strap LeotardTraditional SkirtCharacter Shoes
FlamencoBlack Thick Strap LeotardFlamenco Skirt
(You Provide)
Character Shoes

ADVANCED/COMPETITION AND BALLET TECHNIQUE STUDENTS:

Students that have taken 3 or more years of dance and are enrolling in Lyrical, Jazz, and Modern are required to also take one of our ballet classes. The Ballet requirement is essential to the growth of your skills as a dancer due to its focus on form, strength, and precision. Before you enroll in any competition classes you MUST NOT have any scheduling conflicts with any other extracurricular activities.

If you are in one of our competition classes you must sign a competition agreement and take one of the Ballet Technique classes with either Daniel or Jenna.

If you are in one of the ballet technique classes you are required to take at least one private lesson per semester with either Daniel or Jenna. You will also be required to sign and date a Ballet Requirement information sheet.

ADDING/DROPPING CLASSES:

If you wish to add or drop a class, you are required to speak with the Office Manager before you attend or discontinue attending a class. All schedule changes need to be requested by submitting a Schedule Change Request Form in the studio office.

RECITALS:

The dance center holds two recitals per year. Our spring recital is usually held during the first week of June and our holiday recital is usually held in December close to winter break. You must advise us during registration if you do not intend on participating in the approaching recital. If we are not informed, we will assume that the new student will be participating and all fees associated with the recital will apply to the student.

Due to the many extra practices and rehearsals held for the December recital students who are not returning for classes after the December recital must pay their December Tuition in full.

Due to the many extra practices and rehearsals held for the June recital students who are not returning for classes after the June recital must pay their June Tuition in full.

We encourage all of our students to continue their lessons year-round to avoid regression in their dance studies.

RECITAL FEES:

There are two separate fees associated with each recital and all students participating in the recital must pay both fees in full.

(1st) Recital Fee: In return, you get tickets that you can sell or pass out to family and friends. All students must pay the recital fee regardless if they want the tickets or not. The recital fee covers the auditorium rental, staffing, props, program and ticket printing, and advertising.

$90.00 for one student 10 Regular Tickets + 2 Parent/Guardian Tickets
$100.00 for two or more students (same family) 12 Regular Tickets + 2 Parent/Guardian Tickets

The recital fee can be paid in advance or in installments, but must be paid in full one month prior to the recital. Students will be measured in class by their instructor to ensure that the proper costume size is ordered.

(2nd) Costume Fee: The costume fee can either be a rental fee or a purchase fee depending on whether the instructor has decided to rent costumes or buy new costumes for the recital. The student is responsible for paying a costume fee for each class they take.

Rental Fees: $6.00 – $30.00 for each costume rented (Usually December Recital)
Purchase Fees: For each costume purchased (Usually June Recital)

Child Sizes – $90.00 for Ballet/Tap Classes (2 Costumes) & $80.00 for all else (S, M , L)
Adult Sizes – $90.00 (S, M, L)
XL Sizes – $95.00

PRIVATE LESSONS:

Private lessons are available at an extra charge. Private lessons must be paid before the lesson is provided. You can utilize private lessons for advanced learning, routine preparation for an upcoming event or for extra help if classes have been missed, etc. Most dance routines require five to six lessons to learn. There is limited enrollment for private lessons and each private lesson must be coordinated.

PARENTS AND VISITORS IN THE CLASSROOM:

Classrooms are for students and staff only. Students focus better and learn more when they are not distracted. Given the layout of our classrooms, this will also keep traffic at to a minimum; limiting distractions. Parent observation days will be announced at least one week prior to the observation date.

CHILD SAFETY:

The Alma Dolores International Dance Centre is not a licensed childcare facility and is only responsible for dance instruction in the classrooms. Children not in class are the parents’ responsibility. We will do all we can to ensure their safety while in the classroom, but parents should pick their children up on time and instruct children to wait inside the building until picked up.

HOLIDAYS & STUDIO BREAKS:

The studio closes for various holidays and for 1 week following recitals (subject to change). Many hours go into the production of a show, so rehearsals and recitals are considered special classes. There will be no proration to tuition for the days the studio is closed. We will inform students by posting notices around the facility when the studio will be closed for an up-coming holiday or event. Students are expected to resume class once the studio is open.

INSURANCE:

The Alma Dolores International Dance Centre does not carry medical insurance for its students. It is required that all dance students be covered by their own family insurance policies and if any injury occurs, it is understood that the student’s own policy is your only source of reimbursement.

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHS:

The Alma Dolores International Dance Centre reserves the right to use any photographs taken of you, your children or students in the studio or at any studio event in any form of media or advertisement it chooses. These forms of media or advertisement include, but are not limited to, website galleries, newspaper advertisements, and studio photograph albums. By registering with the Alma Dolores International Dance Centre you are providing permission for photographs or videos to be used in various advertisements. The photographs and videos will be decent and in good taste.

FOOD AND DRINKS:

Food is not allowed inside the classrooms. Drinks should have a spill proof top. Please pick up after yourselves and your children before you leave the studio.