Studio Policies

 

Welcome to Kerrys Dance Center! I look forward to serving all your dancing needs, and I’m sure dance class will be the highlight of your child’s week. I offer classes for all ages in Pre Dance, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Acro-Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical and Musical Theatre.

Dress Code:
(NO JEANS, SWEATSHIRTS, BAGGY T-SHIRTS OR DRESSES IN ANY CLASSES).

PRE-DANCE (age 3-5): ANY color/style dance leotard, dress, skirt, leggings, and tights will be acceptable.

ALL RECREATIONAL DANCERS (AGES 6-18): Must have a Black Leotard/Biketard. They may wear Black Leggings or Black Bike shorts over them. Tights are optional. Hair MUST be pulled up and off of face BEFORE class. They may wear a KDC t-shirt/tank/long sleeve pull over. NO baggy t’s, hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants OR street clothes. No jewelry (earring studs are acceptable)

DANCE TEAM: Same class requirements as stated in Team Agreement

NO GUM CHEWING.

Students are asked to wear street shoes and carry dance shoes to and from class. Wearing dance shoes outside is not good for the shoes or the studio floors.
Please WRITE YOUR NAME IN ALL YOUR DANCE SHOES and keep them in your dance bag at all times.

Spectators:
No one is allowed to stay in the classroom as it distracts the students. You are welcome to stay in the waiting room, which has an observation window.

Recital:
There will be an annual on-stage production in June. More information will be given in your monthly dance notices. Please make every effort to attend each dance class in order to be properly prepared for the recital. Students are not required to be in the recital, however, it is a good experience for the dancers, giving them confidence and a sense of completion.

Costumes:
Costumes may be ordered as early as mid-October. Your costume deposit (per costume/per routine) is due with your registration form or your registration will not be accepted.

NO REFUNDS are given after costumes are ordered.

Snow Days:
If Chester School is cancelled due to severe weather, daytime classes (starting before 3:30 p.m.) will automatically be cancelled. However, this does NOT necessarily mean that evening dance classes are cancelled. We will send an e-mail to you by 2:00 pm if classes are cancelled for the night.

Make-up Lessons:
If you are absent for any reason, or have a lesson cancelled, you are welcome to make up the class missed in another scheduled class appropriate for your age and experience level.

Notices:
Monthly dance notices will be emailed monthly and will be posted on the waiting room bulletin boards in all studios.  They will give you all the information you need regarding our dance season, including holidays, vacations, rehearsals and recital dates, and much more.

Registration and Tuition:

We accept Cash or Checks only.

Registration Fee $25 per student (family cap $40).

Tuition is broken into 10 (Sept-June) equal monthly payments.

Tuition is due the first class of each month.  

Tuition is the same every month, regardless of the number of lessons in that month.  

Tuition Discounts:

10% discount applied for students or families taking 3 or more lessons per week.  

Unlimited Single Student Monthly Tuition Cap: $240. (this may not be combined with the 10% family discount)

Unlimited Family Monthly Tuition Cap: $375. (this may not be combined with the 10% family discount)

Alumni Discount: KDC Alumni dancers will receive 50% off their 3rd class.(this may not be combined with the 10% family discount)

Pay In Full (whole season Sept-June) will receive an extra 5% off. Must be PIF September 30th.

Checks should be made payable to Kerry’s Dance Center.  Rates are listed on the schedule. Payment must be made even when the student is absent or when the studio is closed for school vacation or bad weather.  Make-up lessons are available. Unpaid tuition and costume balances after the 15th of each month will be subject to a $10 late fee per month until paid in full. 

A check for $35.00 PER COSTUME (this will be used toward costume).

Along with a NON-Refundable Registration Fee of $25 per student (family cap $40).

Costumes will be ordered as early as mid-October.  If a student leaves the studio before the costume is ordered, the costume deposit will be refunded. No refunds will be given after the costumes are ordered.

Registration Fees are Non-Refundable.

Approximate Costume Prices (tights included): Ages 3-8 = $60 Ages 9-14 = $65 Ages 15 & up = $65 Dance Team: $75